August 18th, 2010 by Joel Hietanen

Remember my gripes about the automatic gain control (AGC) ‘feature’ on our Canon 550D, which effectively makes audio recording, even with a professional level external microphone, absolutely useless? Here I was testing the Beachtech solution, which was not only expensive but bulky and inadequate in term of effective monitoring. Well, I’m certainly glad that I (for once in my life) summoned my challenged abilities of patience, as it seems that Magic Lantern are coming out with a hack for the camera after all. I was all but ready to buy an elaborate rig for the camera and glue the up-and-coming Samson H1 onto it. Perhaps its time to re-evaluate the situation now.

Magic Lantern – 550D/T2i port from Trammell Hudson on Vimeo.

And I for one was under the impression (after following a myriad of obscurant discussion threads) that this project was iced.

Thank you Magic Lantern! Can’t wait!