Trammell Hudson – author of Magic Lantern – planet5D live interview guest Jan 30th 9pm EST

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Yes, that’s right, Trammell Hudson – author of Magic Lantern firmware will be our planet5D live interview guest on Sunday January 30th at 9pm EST and if you join our live UStream broadcast, you get to ask some of the questions!

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planet5D live Interview with Trammell Hudson – author of Magic Lantern Sunday January 30th 9pm EST

please join us for this live interview where you get to ask the questions!

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Who is Trammell Hudson?

Trammell is the guy who wrote the Magic Lantern firmware ‘hack' – not that ‘hack' implies bad here. Lots of people are using the firmware to do great things with their Canon EOS 5D Mark II or Canon Rebel T2i/550D (the two flavors of Magic Lantern)

Here's some of the feature set:

Magic Lantern is an open platform for developing enhancements to the amazing Canon 5D Mark II and 550D/T2i digital SLRs. These cameras are “game changing” for independent film makers:

  • It allows the use of a wide range of lenses (anything that can be adapted to the EF mount).
  • The 5D's 35mm full-frame sensor is larger than the RED ONE's sensor, Super 35 film. It is approximately the size of VistaVision. This means shallower native depth-of-field than anything on the market, except for the Phantom 65.
  • The dynamic range and latitude are close to the capabilities of high-end HD cameras.
  • The low-light performance is currently unrivaled, even by the RED ONE.


I'm sure that many of you have questions for Trammell and this is the perfect opportunity to ask him directly. When we do live interviews, there is a chat room where you can post your questions and we'll try to get to all of them. This is a great way to get involved!

Each live interview is also archived thru the planet5D podcast on iTunes so a day or so after the interview, if you can't make it live, you'll be able to watch the replay – but that also means you don't get to ask questions – so be there live!

If you want to know more about how the interviews work – just check the planet5D iTunes podcast or the planet5D channel archive

(cover photo credit: snap from magic lantern)

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