How to Set-up a Canon 5d

How To : Set up Canon 5D MK II footage on Final Cut Pro

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

How To : Set a custom white balance on the Canon 5D Mark II

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

How To : Use external Speedlite controls on the Canon 5D

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

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

How To : Make espresso filmed on a Canon 5D Mark II

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

How To : Sync sound with the Canon 5D Mark II

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

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

News : 6 Places to Get Canon 5D Help Online

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

News : Welcome to the Canon 5D World!

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

News : Canon's 5D Mark II Invades Hollywood

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

How To : Mount a Canon 5D Mark II on a Glidecam 4000 HD

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

How To : Balance and fly a Canon 5D Mark II on a Steadicam

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

News : Canon 5D to PL5D in 20 Easy Steps

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.

How To : Update your Canon 5D Mark II firmware

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.

How To : Use a wireless remote control with a Canon 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.

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

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 : Update the firmware on the Canon 5D Mark II

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

Reverie : First Short Film to Use the Canon 5D Mark II

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

News : Awesome Canon 5D Bike Mount

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."

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 : Color grade Canon EOS 5D footage in Apple Color

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

How To : Manipulate exposure on the Canon EOS 5D MK II

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

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 : 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.

How To : Use the Video Mode on the Canon EOS 5D Mark II

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

How To : Set up the Canon 1D MKIII camera

Setting up the menu's and Custom Functions of the Canon 1D MKIII camera. Highly technical and boring except for owners of the Canon 1D MKIII who want some insight to setting up this camera.

How To : Set image resolution size on a Canon PowerShot SD600

You bought your Canon PowerShot SD600 digital camera for its megapixels, but sometimes you don't want them all. This how-to video shows you how to manage them. Watch this photography video tutorial to learn how to set a SD600's image size and improve your pictures.

How To : Set a custom white balance with a Canon 40D

This video shows how to set a custom white balance with a Canon 40D camera. Whether you have fluorescent, yellow tungsten, or camera white light, you will still get a good picture with the custom white balance. The video shows pictures taken with the different lighting and dif ...more

News : 7D, 5D, 60D, and XH-A1 can you tell?

Music video shot with a Canon XH A1, 7D, 5D, and 60D. Yes, four different cameras. We illuminated the set with shiny boards only. Heavy color correction but quality is pretty much the same on all cameras. (Watch in 1080p)

News : Color Correct in Camera w/ Shane Hurlbut, ASC

Color Correction: Put Your Best Foot Forward via Hurlbut Visuals My first experience with the 5D DI color correction was for the Terminator Webisodes produced by the Bandito Brothers through Wonderland Sound and Vision.  McG asked me to be the Director/Cameraman for these al ...more

News : HDR Video using Two 5D's

This is incredible... part Call of Duty, part oil on canvas... sovietmontage.com UPDATE: Follow us on Twitter! twitter.com/?sovietmontage And here's our Facebook Page facebook.com/?sovietmontage UPDATE: The response has been amazing. Please LIKE the video to bookmark it--an ...more

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