How to Focus Canon 7d

How To : Pull focus with an UMPC laptop for a Canon 7D/5D

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.

How To : Customize AF functions on the Canon EOS 7D

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

How To : Select AF points automatically on the Canon EOS 7D

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

How To : Change movie mode settings on the Canon EOS 7D

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

How To : Select AF points manually on the Canon EOS 7D

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

How To : Use the basic functions of the Canon 7D

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.

How To : Use zone AF mode on the Canon EOS 7D

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

How To : Use spot AF mode on the Canon EOS 7D

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

How To : Set up a Canon 7D for slow motion

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

News : Complete TV Series Shooting With Canon 7D

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

How To : Use a Canon 7D & understand recording audio issues

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

How To : Use the Canon 7D Nikon lens adapter & manual lenses

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.

News : Canon 7D's Firmware Update v1.2.1: 4/17/10

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

News : Canon 7D Steadycam

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

How To : Prep a Canon 7D to shoot in HD movie mode

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.

How To : Process slow motion film for the Canon 7D/5D D90

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.

News : Canon 7D Sucks.

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

News : Canon 7D Jerry-Rigged to Shoot Pinhole Video

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

News : Canon 7D PL Hotrod Mod

Hot Rod Cameras Website Anyone out there shot with one of these yet? I guess lucasfilm is using it on their "Red Tails" film.

How To : Canon 7d FCP Post Workflow and Stuff

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

How To : Shoot HD video on a Canon EOS 7D DSLR camera

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

How To : Use the flash functions on the Canon EOS 7D

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

How To : Use Canon EOS 7D remote shooting software on a laptop

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.

How To : Get a great shot on black background with Canon EOS 7D

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.

How To : Use the battery display on the Canon EOS 7D

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

How To : Use the movie mode on the Canon EOS 7D

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

How To : Change viewfinder options on the Canon EOS 7D

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

How To : Memorize AF points on the Canon EOS 7D

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

How To : Customize operations on the Canon EOS 7D

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

How To : Change image quality options on the Canon EOS 7D

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

How To : Transmit files wirelessly on the Canon EOS 7D

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

How To : Use live view on the Canon EOS 7D

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

How To : Increase the dynamic range of the Canon 5D and 7D

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

How To : Convert h.264 footage from a Canon 5D and 7D

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.

How To : Install the D Focus DSLR Mount on a Canon 5D

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

How To : Enable auto focus in video mode on the Canon 5D

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

News : Bare essentials for poor-ish filmmakers

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

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