Welcome to Canon 5D World. Alright, let's face it... there's not much in here right now, but hopefully one day this World will be the go-to destination for anyone with questions on their Canon 5D or 5D Mark II. Maybe the Canon 5D Mark III, if it ever comes to that. And me? ...more
Since our Canon 5D World is just starting out, there's not a lot of activity in the forum. If you have a question about your 5D or 5D Mark II, then ask away. But there are other communities on the Web that already have great information from its members. Hopefully, the Canon 5 ...more
Simply follow these easy steps and your Canon 5D will soon have a PL Mount. . . . PS: Don't forget to PRAY! Remember anything that sounds too good to be true, usually is.
Ashes directed by David Dang Making of Ashes (Shot with a Canon 7D)
Since its release three years ago, Canon's EOS 5D Mark II has been the most sought out digital SLR for photographers everywhere. But it's also becoming a favorite amongst cinematographers, thanks to its compact size and high-def video recording mode, seeing action in everythin ...more
Vincent Laforet shot this beautiful narrative short film in less than 72 hours, amazingly, without any pre-production time. It's said to have "...created a storm of curiosity about the potential of the EOS 5D Mark II." And now that you've seen it, go behind the scenes with Laf ...more
Watch as world freediving champion Guillaume Nery takes an incredible dive into Dean's Blue Hole in the Bahamas (on ONE SINGLE BREATH!) Nery combines his sport of freediving with BASE jumping, as Julie Gautier captures fantastic footage with the amazing Canon5d Mark II. Via G ...more
Before jumping right into becoming the next James Neely or Moose Peterson, you're going to have get situated with your new digital SLR. No matter if you purchased the Canon EOS 5D Mark II body and lens separately or together, you've got everything you need to get started excep ...more
Once you get past the initial quick start setup of the Canon EOS 5D Mark II, capturing pictures in auto mode is a breeze. But what do you do after you've snapped those photos? This quick guide will show you the easy steps to viewing your images directly on the camera. Playbac ...more
This is an espresso tutorial shot on the Canon 5D Mark II. I wanted to test out the Canon 5D Mark II's video capabilities and doing an espresso making demo seemed like a nice way to do it. Obviously I have a lot to learn about working in a narrow depth of focus but it was a f ...more
Bruce Dorn from Canon breaks down the exposure and Speedlite controls on the Canon 5D Mark II. His explanations are especially helpful as he gives certain shooting scenarios in which tweaking these settings will improve your overall image quality. Explorer of Light Bruce Dorn ...more
The Canon 5D is a wonderful camera for shooting HD video footage, but one thing it isn't great at— sound. In order to get great quality audio, you're going to have to use an external sound recorder. If you want professional grade sound, you have to use professional equipment. ...more
Dave Williams from Lens Rentals demonstrates how to properly affix a Canon 5D Mark ii to a Glidecam's 4000 HD rig. Laying out all the included parts, he explains how to assemble and balance the rig with the camera attached. It's important to note that you'll need to rebalance ...more
Many filmmakers are going old school for sound recording with the Canon 5D Mark II. Double system, previously thought to be a thing of the past with modern XLR inputs, has become a necessity with the 5D's 1/8" input. Jem Schofield from Abel CineTech also shows you a great plu ...more
This video tutorial details how to set up Canon 5D MK II footage on Final Cut Pro. After watching this, you'll be able to create an easy setup for your project. It covers using the Audio/Video Settings option and using the Sequence Preset Editor to maximize your project workfl ...more
Ok, I know this is a Canon 7D site, but I thought this how-to on replacing the LCD cover on a Canon 5D Mark II was really useful! Via NOTCOT.
In order to get the Canon 5D Mark II production ready, you're going to need to invest in a few accessories to get you up to speed. Fortunately, this video from Mauro Media gives a great breakdown of how you can get your slick camera up and ready to go for any handheld doc, nar ...more
One of the great innovations of Canon's DSLR technology is the relatively inexpensive ability it gives to any filmmaker to make professional quality video. This video is a great demonstration of a Glidecam and Steadicam mod designed to carry the Canon 5D Mark II and give any i ...more
Using specific measurements and settings, this video details how to use a Canon 5D Mark II with a Steadicam Merlin. The Steadicam Merlin is a great, low-budget alternative to larger, more cumbersome Steadicam rigs, but it still gives you a steady, smooth image. Paired with the ...more
Michael from Mauro Media demonstrates how to simply update the firmware for the Canon 5D Mark II. In a few quick steps, you're up and running, shooting full manual video mode and correcting many previous issues associated with the 5D's first build.
In this very basic but informative tutorial, you'll learn how to build a follow focus for your Canon 5D Mark. This method has the virtue of being very cheap, using just a clamp, nuts and bolts, a bit of wire, a rubber band and some shrink wrap. But used well, you can probably ...more
Nick from Greyscale Gorilla shows you how to take your flat, uncorrected footage from a DSLR like a Canon 5D or 7D and make it sing. Check out his article here for more detailed information
Family photos, concert pics, and general events. All valid reasons for a wireless remote control for your Canon 5D Mark II. This tutorial details great, cheap options for use with your DSLR so you can mount your camera wherever you want and control it from wherever you want.
Looking to convert your 30p footage to 24p footage? In this video, learn a quick and cheap way to do so with the Canon 5D MK2.
Should I blow out the background and expose for the shadows or should I shoot them in silhouette against a properly exposed background? Michael Hanlon demonstrates exposure compensation between interior and exterior lighting environments on the Canon 5D Mark II. You can also ...more
Most DSLR's like the Canon 5D Mark II come with pre-programmed white balance settings: daylight, cloudy, tungsten, fluorescent. But what do you do when you're in a mixed lighting situation and you want to balance between exterior daylight and interior tungsten light? If you se ...more
Many people have complained about the lack of autofocus in video mode on the Canon 5D Mark II. Fortunately, this video demonstrates a solution by utilizing the live mode, thus enabling the still camera's autofocus features. Some people are not aware that the "Live Mode" style ...more
This is an excellent video showing you how to open up the dynamic range of your Canon DSLR camera in order to see into the highlights and shadows better. By giving you a flatter image, you have more ability to manipulate the image in post-production, having lost less available ...more
In order to be able to work with Canon DSLR footage (as from a 5D Mark II or 7D), you need to convert the h.264 into a more edit friendly format such as Apple ProRes 422. This tutorial shows you in detail how to ingest and convert this footage.
Canon recently released a firmware update to fix a lot of the v.1 bugs. This tutorial explains the process of updated the firmware from downloading on the Canon site to easily installing it on your camera. The firmware refresh is a great update for Mac and PC integration as w ...more
Tony Reale from Creative Edge Productions shows you how to use your laptop as an on-set monitor using the Canon EOS Utility software. Not only can you monitor your shots, but you can change focus, f-stop, shutter speed, ISO, and white balance. The feed is a little choppy, but ...more
Check out Raul Fernandez's footy-work in this clip from a short film he shot: Dig. via Raul: "I had to cram my feet into kid's sneakers to act as the stunt man."
When you're first working with a digital single-lens reflex camera, there's a lot to learn. Setting up a D|Focus DSLR mount can look particularly complicated, but in this tutorial you'll learn all the steps. Now you're ready to start taking shots like a pro. (Note that this tu ...more
It's no secret that the Canon EOS 5D Mark II is being used in low-budget indie films, as well as big blockbuster movies from Hollywood. But it's also become a staple for television commercials. Geoff Fox has been a weather forecaster for over 28 years in Connecticut and can b ...more
The manual that's included with the Canon EOS 5D Mark II is a great starting point for learning the camera, but it's definitely not the only place you should be getting your information from if you intend to master your 5D Mark II. If you don't have the manual, you can downloa ...more
See how to manipulate exposure on the Canon EOS 5D MK II. This is a quick demonstration of how to get the Canon EOS 5D MK II in video mode to give you a wider aperture, even in bright light situations. This is a reliable and sound method of manipulating the aperture for record ...more
Using Canon's EOS Utility Timelapse program, you can automate a timelapse sequence for your Canon 5D or 7D. This helpful software takes the guesswork and the babysitting out of tediuos timelapse photography.
Dead or hot pixels are one of those annoying camera problems that won't make you buy a new camera but will piss you off for years. There's a free solution that may work for you though if you have a Canon 5D or 7D, and this video will show you how to do it with the sensor clean ...more
This clip presents an overview of color grading footage shot with the new Canon EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR (DSLR) in Apple Color. Whether you're new to Apple's Final Cut Pro non-linear video editor or just want to better acquaint yourself with the Final Cut Pro workflow, you'r ...more
Looking for a more efficient way to shoot video & stills? In this video, learn how to work more efficiently by using a laptop for capturing video and stills with the Canon EOS 5D and the 7D. Pull focus with a UMPC laptop (a EOS utility) to get the job done well.
In this video, learn how to process slow motion film from the Canon EOS 7D using Sony Vegas and After Effects. (This information is helpful for other cameras as well.) Create slow motion video from high speed film with help from this video.
One of the greatest innovations in the DSLR revolution is not only being able to execute shots you never dreamed possible, but you'll find it's affordable, too. I can't think of a better example than this remote controlled DSLR helicopter rig, designed specifically for the Can ...more
Most people don't use their cameras to make movies (really bad quality and a sort of user-generated content feel are probably the culprits) but cameras with a record function are great for those impromptu memory-making moments when your dog tries to do a handstand or your gran ...more
Check out this video footage of INSANELY huge waves, shot on the Canon 5D Mark II at the Jaws reef break, in Maui. Featuring surfers Laird Hamilton, Kai Lenny and Jason Polakow, performing feats that frankly don't seem humanly possible. Previously, BASE Jumping + Freediving + ...more
Ever heard of Nürburgring? If you're an auto racing enthusiast, you likely have. According to Wikipedia, the racetrack was nicknamed "The Green Hell" by Jackie Stewart (famed Scottish racing driver) and is known as "the toughest, most dangerous and most demanding purpose-built ...more
Filmed at the legendery Hippie Hill by J0N Z0MBIE, Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California, USA. Canon 5D Mark II16-35mm L Series lens
This guy has a lot of great videos. He likes to promote his audio recorder windscreen products a bunch, but if you don't pay attention to that... He's got over 20 short videos of footage from his Canon 5D Mark II, which is sometimes mesmerizing, sometimes boring, but overall a ...more
It's massive, it's dangerous, and it looks HELLA fun. Shot by filmmaker Devin Graham on the Canon 5D Mark II, it's most likely the widest slip 'n slide in the world (the exact location remains a secret):
Via WonderHowTo World, Cinematography: Lozzless demonstrates how to make a diy cheap macro lens with working aperture for his Canon 5D Mark II, coined the "SuperMacro". According to Hack a Day, "The process involves fashioning a connector ring from a lens cap, modifying an ...more
Insekten!, test shots using Canon macro lenses and the Canon 5D Mark II, by YouTube user Powermaennchen. Incredible footage for a $2500 digital camera. I'm willing to bet Planet Earth used cameras that were a bit more expensive than $2500... Have a Canon 5D Mark II or thinki ...more
Seems like a super light, compact and inexpensive system for mounting add ons to your canon 5D
How do you show that you love your job? You get "sleeved", like photographer Dabe Alan who has lined his arms with tattoos of all his favorite things in life, with the help of Toledo-based tattoo artist Tony Touch. Every time Dabe visits Toledo, he gets another photography-rel ...more
Despite being amazing cameras, the Canon 7D and 5D Mark II can only shoot HD video at 60 fps. However, with an After Effects plug-in called Twixtor, you can slow it all the way down to 1000 fps, as demonstrated with these BMXers: Previously, HowTo: Build Your Own DIY SuperMacr ...more
Henning Sandström over on Vimeo shot this amazing aerial footage with his handy Canon 5D camera. Not sure if he used a blimp or RC helicopter to shoot.
Check out this mini-documentary I shot and directed for Scion about exotic fish and the people who love them. Shot on the Canon 5D. Enjoy. Director/DP: Sean Conaty B Camera Operator: Stephen Ringer Editor: Charles Newberry
Soviet Montage put together this great demonstration of HDR (high dynamic range) video. Using 2 Canon 5D Mark II's, they used a beam splitter to create video images that previously have only been possible in still photography.
This is a music video for British artist Jesse Rose that I DP'd for Scion A/V and director Chris Cruse. Filmed over 2 nights on the Canon 5D, we mixed rear screen projection with live action shot on a street corner in downtown LA. Here are a few behind the scenes photos: Photo ...more
Lozzless demonstrates how to make a diy cheap macro lens with working aperture for his Canon 5D Mark II, coined the "SuperMacro". According to Hack a Day, "The process involves fashioning a connector ring from a lens cap, modifying an Electro-focus lens mount, and assembling ...more
Tyler Ginter, creator of Why We Fight - the beautiful collection of never before seen footage of the Afghanistan Special Forces shot on the Canon 5D, put together this comprehensive and helpful lineup of sensor sizes.