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Harry Bromley-Davenport November 30th, 2011 05:26 PM

T3i format without losing Magic Lantern?
 
How do I erase video files from a card in my Canon T3i without erasing Magic Lantern at the same time?

Or do I have to use a card reader to view and toss out the video files?

Any help appreciated.

Thanks,

Harry.

John Wiley December 4th, 2011 04:38 PM

Re: T3i format without losing Magic Lantern?
 
Put the card in playback made hit menu. Go to the first playback menu (blue square with the play icon). Select erase images > all images on card.

This will delete all the images and videos from the card but it will not format the card. Regularly formatting the cards is recommended in order to get the best performance from them. When you format the card, you will then need to put magic lantern back on the card and make it bootable again.

Harry Bromley-Davenport December 4th, 2011 06:04 PM

Re: T3i format without losing Magic Lantern?
 
Thank you very much for the reply.

Harry.

Matt Thomas December 5th, 2011 08:49 AM

Re: T3i format without losing Magic Lantern?
 
Is the format and keep magic lantern option not on the 600D like it is on the 550D?

I use this method all the time. You format in camera and you can press Q to choose to erase or keep magic lantern.

Tim Bakland January 8th, 2012 03:37 PM

Re: T3i format without losing Magic Lantern?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by John Wiley (Post 1701442)
Put the card in playback made hit menu. Go to the first playback menu (blue square with the play icon). Select erase images > all images on card.

This will delete all the images and videos from the card but it will not format the card. Regularly formatting the cards is recommended in order to get the best performance from them. When you format the card, you will then need to put magic lantern back on the card and make it bootable again.

John,
They must have done an update since you wrote. Now, it is very easy to format the card in the camera while keeping Magic Lantern intact (the magic lantern files are quickly transferred to the camera's memory as the card is formatted and then put back afterwards).

John Wiley January 9th, 2012 10:10 PM

Re: T3i format without losing Magic Lantern?
 
Thanks Tim, that's great to know. I've been using an older build and haven't bothered to update yet.


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