It also have RCA inputs, so I'll be able to test ML in SD resolution
too. And the best part is that it can use the 60D battery!
So far I've just attached it to 550D and browsed the menus a bit. The
signal is much worse than I thought; there are black bars even in VGA
mode. It would take quite a bit of work to understand how it works and
to fix it. I'd also like to try Trammell's 1080i code (chances of
success are very small, but at least I've started to understand how it
works and hopefully it will open other doors).
Help is welcome (at least to cover my expenses). The monitor was free,
but I had to pay some taxes (it was me who told SmallHD not to worry
about them). So if you'd like to help, please use this link:
Thanks in advance and stay tuned!
- zebra, focus peaking, false color, cropmarks, spotmeter,
histogram/waveform in all HDMI and SD modes
- magic zoom in HDMI-VGA mode
Not working yet (work in progress):
- live defish and ghost image
- screen layout still has some problems
- screen layout in 500D and 50D may not be right (but easy to fix)
- menu flickers in HDMI VGA mode (needs double buffering)
Very difficult to fix (and not a priority):
- magic zoom and RGB tools (rgb zebra, rgb histogram, auto WB) on SD
monitors (image format is not yuv422).
- magic zoom in HDMI 1080i (not enough CPU power; is it really needed?)
Only tested on 550D and very little on 60D (as far as I know, they are
identical on HDMI). I expect 600D to be similar.
Technical: inside it has two homogeneous transformations, one between
BMP overlay and LiveView image and another between LV image and
recording (HD) buffer. This means proper math, not hacks :)
Not related to HDMI, but to audio meters. Here's a message from one
user, regarding http://bit.ly/ml-oct27 version:
just finished testing the new audio peak levels. A -12dB tone recorded
with my 60D (only the tip of the meters was yellow) resulted in a
perfect -12dB tone. I checked all signals on our calibrated system.
Really nice work!
So it seems you can now rely on ML audio meters :)
If you find it helpful, please help me continue ML development by
clicking here: http://goo.gl/79JgB
For the flash shortcut... I have no idea what's causing it, so I think
I'll disable it on 600D.
600D DISP shortcut works ok also in LiveView now, but seems that ISO and Kelvin override are not yet added in that mode.
You could daisychain two hdmi monitors, not a cheap solution however.