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What is Magic Lantern?
Magic Lantern is a free software add-on that runs from any SD/CF card and adds great new features to Canon EOS cameras. Magic Lantern supported cameras 5D2, 5D3, 6D, 7D, 50D, 60D, 500D/T1i, 550D/T2i, 600D/T3i, 650D/T4i, 700D/T5i, 1100D/T3, and EOS M.
Magic Lantern add to your camera features like trap focus, follow focus, rack focus, custom AF patterns, automatic auto-focus micro adjustment (DotTune AFMA), bracketing for exposure, flash, or depth-of-field, in-camera intervalometer or custom bulb timer for extra-long exposures. We got also full control over H264 bitrate and recording framerate, option to record HDR videos, voice tags for photos and video and 14-bit uncompressed RAW video to quick CF/SD cards.
There is more. Magic Lantern enables in Canon EOS motion detection, silent pictures mode, custom vignetting for lens correction, zebras for under/overexposed areas, focus peaking for quickly checking focus, Magic Zoom window to fine-tune focus, crop mark overlays for 16x9 bars or any custom shape, Spotmeter in live view, false color for precise exposure control. RGB histogram with RAW support, the waveform for perfect green screen lighting, vectorscope for color tones and custom Kelvin white balance.
Magic Lantern is an unofficial hack that is not allowed to use by Canon. You use it at your own risk, the developer is not taking any responsibility if something will happen to your camera. The software is installed on the memory card and can be easily removed. There is also an option to quickly switch between Magic Lantern and the original software. You can download and use the firmware for free.