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.
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The Canon EOS 7D can be fine-tuned to adjust its auto focus to suit nearly any subject. See how you can customize your AF functions to get the best focusing options needed for your desired result. This video breaks down everything. AF Custom Functions: • Setting the AI Servo ...more
Let your Canon EOS 7D do all the hard work. With the AF Point Selection option, the digital SLR camera will do all the focusing for you. It's easy to compose and shoot in just one step. Automatic AF point Selection: • In AI Focus quickly compose off center subjects without lo ...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
If you're not one to trust you digital SLR camera's automatic focus options, then the only thing you have to do is go to manual mode. With the Canon EOS 7D, select the Manual AF Point Selection and take control. It allows you to pick the area you want to focus on. Manual AF p ...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.
The Zone AF option on the Canon EOD 7D is a brand new feature, and it lets you select a cluster of AF points, which could be in center or off-center. In this video, see how to actually use the Zone AF selection on your digital SLR camera. Zone AF: • Automatically chooses the ...more
You can gain even greater precision on the Canon EOS 7D digital SLR camera by using Spot AF or AF Point Expansion. When you manually choose one AF point, you also have the option of changing its size. You focus point will be exactly what you want. Very specific. Spot AF or AF ...more
In a smaller interview setting, the lighting will be much different than a bigger scene. You will need to have a good focus on your subject's face and body as well as a clear background so your viewers don't get tired. In this tutorial, learn exactly how to set up your lightin ...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
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
A complete TV series shooting with Canon 7D in my country (YEMEN) , I played a role of a cinematographer using canon 7d , and shooting for more than 60 hours on only one 7d camera , shooting for 28 days , after we finish , editing is another story ... Editing a 60 hours of 7d ...more
Eyepatchentertainmen teaches you how to use a Canon 7d and understand the recording audio issues. The 5D only shoots 30 frames per second, as opposed to the 7D, which records in a standard frame rate, which will help you sync the audio to the video. The microphone that comes w ...more
Curious about using alternate lenses with your Canon EOS 7D? In this tutorial, learn how to use manual Nikon lenses with the Canon 7D. Also, how to "get cheap" with the $10 eBay kawa adaptor and L brackets & how to use it alongside your new Canon.
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
The video shows us how to edit footage from Canon 7D at 1080/24p using Avid Media Composer. Canon 7D is first of the video DSLR which is actually an easily editable of an Avid media composer. If you are shooting a project at 1080 24P, then Canon 7D records the footage at 23.98 ...more
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.
Here is a quick video shot with 2 Canon 7D's and 2 Stead-DSLRs. More info on the steadycam rig at www.SteadDSLR.com
Looking for a cheap stabilization method? Look no further. In this vieo, learn a great (& inexpensive) stabilization method steadicam steadytracker using a cheap tripod with your Canon 7D/5D.
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, 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.
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.
I bought a canon 7D and used it for an entire weekend. I noticed it dropped frames much more than my Canon 5D. There were many more aliasing problems with fine detail in the background. The camera is just plain awful in low light situations. Anything above 400 ISO I was ge ...more
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We've had our fair share of pinhole cameras showcased in Wonderment. And while the pinhole is certainly cool, it typically creates the same, familiar effect across the board. This time we have something slightly more unusual for you. Photographer Josh Grant jerry-rigged his C ...more
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Hot Rod Cameras Website Anyone out there shot with one of these yet? I guess lucasfilm is using it on their "Red Tails" film.
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 video discusses the lenses available for the Cannon 7D camera. The video starts by describing the difference between still and video lenses. The presenter then goes on to recommend his three favorite lenses. First, the Tokina 11-16 is the wide angle lens recommended in th ...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
If you have a new Canon EOS 7D camera, but have yet to purchase a Zoom H4N recorder, have no fear! In this clip, you will learn how to make a comparable device using your MacBook. This clip will give you a step by step for this relatively simple process so that you can get sta ...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
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.
It is possible to get a beautiful shot on a simple black backdrop, and in this tutorial you will learn how to arrange your lighting to do just that. Using a Canon EOS 7D, you will be able to shoot a wonderfully poetic moment on black if you follow these simple techniques.
The new Canon EOS 7D digital SLR camera uses a powerful lithium-ion battery called the Canon LP-E6. You can manage your battery's capabilities with the battery display in your camera. See how in this video. Battery Display: • LP-E6 battery with electronic chip for precise rea ...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
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 the workings of memorizing AF points on the Canon EOS 7D digital SLR camera. It's easy to memorize points and come back to them whenever you want, by just pressing a button. See how to use the memorization option in the video. Memorizing AF Points: • Register one AF point ...more
You have a ton of options and extensive possibilities on the Canon EOS 7D to configure different buttons and controls. You can change just about anything on this digital SLR camera. Watch this video for info on customizing operations. Customizing Operations: • Customize your ...more
You want the best quality photos you can get, and the Canon EOS 7D digital SLR camera makes perfecting your pictures easy. There is a range of technologies to enhance image quality. This video shows you the many options you can use. Image Quality Options: • Fine-tune the came ...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
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
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
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
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 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
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.
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
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.
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
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 tutorial is for complete beginners to time-lapse photography and will show you all the settings and equipment you'll need to start taking time-lapse videos with a DSLR camera relatively cheaply. Although this tutorial focuses on the Canon 7D, the steps outlined and equipm ...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
I'm sorry to say, but Dexter Morgan hasn't thought of everything. Just because he's the best blood splatter analyst in the Miami metro area, doesn't mean he can't be taught a thing or two about blood. In fact, I'm sure this is something he'd be glad to know. Spotting a bloodst ...more
Equipment list for the low budget crowd Let's assume you have a script (not just an idea) and have gotten your pre production out of the way. These are both incredibly important and should not be taken lightly, especially when you have no budget. So you have an awesome film a ...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