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
If you're the proud owner of a Canon EOS DSLR, then you'll be glad to know that you no longer have to use EOS Utility on your computer to enable remote live view shooting with your camera. Now, all you need is your Android equipped smartphone (sorry iPhone users) and a new mob ...more
In this video, learn how to set-up a Canon EOS 7D camera for slow motion. Learn about the settings you need to use to prepare to shoot in one of the high speed modes. To see more of the videos on this subject, check out the parts below, especially on processing the slow motion ...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
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
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
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
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.
Looking for a quick guide on how to use the manual mode on your Canon t2i, 5D or 7D? It's easier than you'd think! So easy, in fact, that this free video tutorial can present a complete overview of the process in just over three minutes' time. For specifics, including detailed ...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.
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
Eager to make a foray into the world of high-quality HD video with a Canon EOS 7D or Rebel T2i DSLR camera but don't know one end of the kit lens from the other? Never fear: This nine-part video tutorial offers a number of useful pointers for would-be shooters, discussing ever ...more
In this clip, learn how to convert photo shot on a Canon EOS DSLR camera to Apple ProRes for convenient editing in Final Cut Pro Studio. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular motion graphics and compositing software or a seasoned video professional just looking to better acqua ...more
You can easily share and transport your photo and videos on the Canon EOS 7D by using the wireless file transmission option. See exactly how sharing and downloading your files to computers and other devices works in this video. When the digital SLR camera is combined with the ...more
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
In this video tutorial from renowned DSLR cinematographer Philip Bloom and the staff of Vimeo, we receive some tips on how to shoot a timelapse with a DSLR like the Canon 7D, T2i (550D) or 5D Mark II.
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.
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
You can use the Canon EOS 7D to shoot digital video at a variety of frame rates and resolutions up to full HD. In this video, see the basics of movie mode and how to use it. This is the best digital SLR camera to film video with. Movie Mode Basics: • Activation of EOS Movie M ...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
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
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
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
Got a Canon Powershot whose resolution or functions are not cutting it for you? Then amp up its abilities - without flat out buying a new camera - by checking out this digital camera hack video. By modifying the camera's firmware you'll be able to add games as well as a manual ...more
Your new Canon EOS 7D camera will come with a free remote shooting option. In this video, learn all about this shooter and how to control it on your laptop. You will get a step by step walkthrough as well as an explanation of the feature's pro's and con's.
Learn to play an arrangement of Pachelbel's Canon in D on ukulele. Instruction is detailed and thorough. Not for beginning ukulele players. Part 1 of 3 - How to Play Canon in D on ukulele. Part 2 of 3 - How to Play Canon in D on ukulele. Part 3 of 3 - How to Play Canon in D ...more
In video shooting, it's always best to select manual focusing on the Canon OES 7D digital SLR camera. If you need to adjust focus during filming, then you can manually refocus when needed, but there are also powerful autofocus options available. Watch this to see how to change ...more
Rick Bradbury shows you the basics of using the Canon 500D. He goes through the menu settings, lens mounts, and standard operation. This video also explains every button. Part 1 of 2 - How to Use the Canon 500D dslr. Part 2 of 2 - How to Use the Canon 500D dslr.
I shot this X-Men: First Class Spoof with the new Technicolor CineStyle picture profile (it was a 5d, as well). I had done some initial testing when the profile first came out, but never shot a real project on it. This X-Men short is my first real world experience with the pro ...more
In this video, the Canon EOS 7D is explored and prepped to shoot extremely high quality video. This video goes over how to set-up the camera to attain the flattest image for later grading & editing. Capture professional looking digital video, with tips and tricks revealed here.
Want to know the best way to take close-up, highly-detailed pictures of small objects? This brief video tutorial from the folks at Butterscotch will teach you everything you need to know. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get started t ...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
This article will show you how to make a shutter release cable for a Canon camera. It took me about half an hour once all of my materials were gathered. I came in at a total of about eight dollars. It has three switches and buttons. The black button on mine triggers the auto f ...more
The Canon EOS 7D digital SLR is the first Canon EOS camera that can trigger off-camera Speedlites with the cameras build in flash. The integrated Speedlite transmitter is fully compatible with the Wireless E-TTL Flash System. See exactly how all this works and how to use your ...more
There's a new LCD viewfinder on the Canon EOS 7D, and in this video, you get to see all about it. See how you can change your viewfinder options on this digital SLR camera with ease. You can display almost any information you want. Viewfinder Options: • New transmissive LCD a ...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
Live View wit the EOS 7D camera from Canon, lets you compose and view your subjects with the LCD monitor as your viewfinder. This is great for a multiple of reasons. See how to use live view on this digital SLR camera. Live View Basics: • Composing and viewing on the LCD moni ...more
Check out this video tutorial to show you how to use a Canon Rebel digital SLR camera. This video was made by the equipment room at CUNY Journalism School in New York. You'll learn all of the following steps for using the Canon Rebel digital SLR camera: check the bag, mount t ...more
The date and time stamp on a digital photo is great--if wanted there. This how-to video offers tips on using the time stamp on the Canon PowerShot SD600 digital camera. Watch this photography tutorial video to learn how to use the date and time stamp on a Canon SD600 camera.
The EOS 7D has an accurate level display, which you can activate on either the read LCD monitor or in the viewfinder. See how to work the electronic display on the Canon digital SLR camera. This is great for getting a steady shot wherever you need it. Electronic Level Display ...more
If you have a Canon digital camera and plan on shooting video with it using a camera rig, then you'll want a good way to control your recordings with a start/stop button. A remote control is the way to go, but don't spend all that money— make your own! The remote in the video ...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
In this video, learn about the different functions of the Canon EOS 7D, which features an 8 frame per second shooting speed. This video goes over menu options & configuring the buttons, AF point selection, AF focus, & the flash functions.
Your Canon 7D camera can film in video as well as take still photographs, however, the settings will be different. To get the best picture quality possible, here is how you can set up your camera's presets when filming in live action.
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.
German composer Johan Pachelbel is known as the king of the Southern German organists, and his Canon in D is his most famous work. This video will teach you how to play this classic piece on piano in C. Not the original key or instrument, but it sounds great.
If you already own a Canon High-def digital SLR, you can set it up as a virtual webcam. This will allow you to record video podcasts or chat on Skype. You'll also need the CamTwist software and the Canon EOS utility (available from your install CD).
Need a primer on how to use zoom lenses with your Canon DSLR camera (a 7D, 5D, or Rebel T2i, for example)? This brief video tutorial from the folks at Butterscotch will teach you everything you need to know. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, ...more
Canon EOS 7D Firmware Update v1.2.1 Canon's updated the 7D firmware. First time since the November 2009 patches. The biggest fix looks like it's for "a phenomenon in which vertical magenta-colored banding appears in still images taken in movie-shooting mode." Download from ...more
This online manual shows you all of the ins and outs of the Canon EOS 40D digital SLR camera. The guide covers: handling the camera, shooting modes, ISO speed, AF modes, Drive modes, image quality, highlight tone priority, picture styles, white balance, and live view mode Part ...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
AGC ruining your takes? This Canon EOS DSLR user's guide offers a trick for disabling it entirely. It's simpler than you might think. So simple, in fact, that this clip can present a complete overview of the process in just over 5 minutes' time. For more information, and to ge ...more
Did you know that you can unlock many hidden features and tweak several hidden options by installing a CHDK or Canon Hack Development Kit onto your Canon camera? This walkthrough will give you some insight into the different benefits of the CHDK and how to unlock your camera b ...more
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
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
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
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
Need some help figuring out how to turn on the aperture priority mode on your DSLR camera? It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this DSLR owner's guide can present a complete overview of the process in about three minutes' time. For more information, including detailed, step-by-s ...more
Editing with the Canon 7d and Final Cut Pro couldn't be easier, here are some tips to help you get started. Get the Canon E1 Plugin: The link provided gives you some basic info to get started. The main reason for using this plugin with FCP, is to convert the footage quickly t ...more
This "how to" works with some Canon calculators. By entering a specific code you can play a very simple form of the classic video game Tetris! Have Fun :) Play tetris on a simple Canon calculator. Click through to watch this video on tricklife.com