Users of Canon’s EOS DSLR cameras who shoot video could be interested in the latest version of Magic Lantern, an open-source hack that compliments the camera’s existing firmware.

Designed primarily for DSLR users who shoot video, the latest version promises to be more stable and offer new features that enhance the camera’s video capabilities. It can be used on the following Canon cameras: 5D MkII (firmware v. 2.1.2), 50D (1.0.9), 60D (1.1.1), 500D (1.1.1), 550D (1.0.9) and 600D (1.0.2). The latest version of Magic Lantern includes the following new or improved features:
– Fast zebras with zero lag and zero CPU usage;
– Customisable menu and shortcut keys;
– Automatic HDR bracketing;
– A powerful timelapse tool;
– Advanced FPS (frames/second) control;
– Advanced ISO control;
– Contrast and saturation adjustments for LiveView;
– Image analysis tools in photo mode;
– Very fast playback zoom.

Magic Lantern also has a place where you can get help, ask questions, share your photos and videos, report bugs, suggest new features, and share your own improvements and extensions at Full details of the latest version and a download link  can be found there.