Right on. And agreed. If you like it support the project.
You clearly have never dealt with copyright laws or had to deal with IP.
If you download a trial of Adobe Premiere and hack it you guilty of software piracy. Not just hacking your computer. It's not your right. You're stealing. There is no other way to put it.
Magic Lantern is complete different. ML does not use ANY codebase from Canon or any other IP that is copyright protected. It's an application that runs ALONGSIDE the Canon firmware. Not, over it, does not upgrade existing codebase it doesn't even live on the camera. Only on media cards. Plus it's also free and licensed as such.
That's too bad.
But if you like it, maybe buy the code to support the continued development of the GH4 platform. When people end up stealing a product (which is using something without paying for it. regardless of exploit or not), companies see it as the same as "No one is buying it, why bother developing it further?".
It's 99 dollars. If you have 2k for a camera and lens you very likely have 99 dollars to support development of the product and community.
It looks great. Big fan of Miller Deluts. I do wish more Vlog L footage was graded more "modernly cinematic". Everything I've seen so far has been "trying to look filmic" rather than... filmic. Still new I know. So far I'm quite certain the GH4 will be the ultimate indie period piece camera. I hope it has some some other tricks up it's sleeve. Can't wait for the code arrival.
Weird. I've been using mine for a month...
Patrick, It's actually incredibly easy to use. I far and away prefer to use it over my GH4, 5DMIII, etc. If you're filming run and gun it works a treat.
In unrelated news... the Black Magic group on Vimeo has noticed a spike in test footage...