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-up a Canon 5d
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 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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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 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
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 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
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
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
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.
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
Ashes directed by David Dang Making of Ashes (Shot with a Canon 7D)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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).
So you want to control the flashes on your camera using a remote, and you know that you need to get to Master mode on your Canon 580EX II to be able to do that. But Canon made Master mode for this particular model of camera very difficult to locate and enable. However, this vi ...more
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.
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
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.
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.
Looking for a video guide on how to adjust shutter priority settings on a Canon EOS Rebel XS (otherwise known as the 1000D)? You've come to the right place. This video guide offers a detailed, step-by-step guide to the tying process. For complete instructions, take a look!
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 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
This short film was shot entirely on the Canon EOS 5D Mark II DSLR. It's called The Last 3 Minutes and was directed by Po Chan, and shot by cinematographer Shane Hurlbut, ASC. The main character is a janitor, whose life is kind of mundane. At least, that's what it seems like, ...more
Buy a DSLR just for the video? You're not alone. In this video tutorial from renowned DSLR cinematographer Philip Bloom and the staff of Vimeo, we receive some tips on how to set up a DSLR like the Canon 7D, T2i (550D) or 5D Mark II for shooting video.
If you're lucky, your digital camera has a built-in intervalometer that lets you operate the shutter regularly at set intervals over a period of time. Why would you be lucky? Because you can create some very awesome time-lapse videos, like the horribly beautiful eruption of a ...more
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)
Giveaway Tuesdays has officially ended! But don't sweat it, WonderHowTo has another World that's taken its place. Every Tuesday, Phone Snap! invites you to show off your cell phone photography skills. Submit your best shot to our weekly competition for a chance to win an awes ...more
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
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
This colorful image may look like a miniature set of model cars, foam buildings and painted grass, but it's nothing of the sort. It's a still photo from a time-lapse video that Stu Kennedy shot in his hometown of Lincoln, England. But it's not your ordinary time-lapse. Kennedy ...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