Learn how to use rectilinear and curvilinear wide-angle lenses on your Canon EOS 7D, 5D, 550D or Rebel T2i DSLR camera. 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 i ...more
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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
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.
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
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
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
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
In this video, lens diffusion issues for shooting video on Canon cameras are gone over, specifically the Canon 7D. Included is saranwrap, caprock filters and anamorphic lenses.
What's this mysterious .thm file? Why are they cluttering up your SD card? Can they be safely deleted? This video has the answers! A .thm file is created specifically by Canon cameras when you're filming a movie, and this video shows you how to use your .thm files.
David Newton from Canon Professional Network teaches you how to eliminate dust spots on a Canon EOS camera. The Canon EOS has a self-cleaning sensor to help eliminate dust from it. You need a lens of 50 mm or longer for this to work properly. If you have a zoom lens, set it to ...more
In order to enable peripheral illumination with a Canon EOS camera, begin connecting your computer and camera by means of plugging in USB connection. Open EOS Utility and click on "camera settings and remote shooting option". The window that opens will allow you to make numer ...more
David Newton, professional photographer and technical editor at Canon Professional Network, teaches you how to customize white balance settings on a Canon EOS camera. The EOS camera have 7 presets plus an auto and a custom white balance setting. You will be using the custom se ...more
The Canon 60D is a very popular, powerful, and cheap camera for those looking to get into high-end digital photography. If you've got one and need some help on using it's many functions, check out this video for a tutorial on the many buttons and tools in your camera.
This step-by-step video tutorial shows you how to install CHDK onto your Canon digital camera. CHDK is a firmware enhancement that operates on a number of Canon cameras. CHDK gets loaded into your camera's memory upon bootup (either manually or automatically). It provides add ...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).
You don't have to spend lots of money for an expensive lens adapter! You can make one at home. This tutorial shows you how you can take some basic camera equipment, a little extra hardware and make a 35mm lens adapter for a Canon HV20 digital camera. Part 1 of 4 - How to Build ...more
Tony Reale shows you how to mod a pro-sumer Canon HV30 camera rig in order to give it a more professional setup. Here are the items he uses: Canon HV30 Brevis DOF adapter Cinevate rails Cavision handles and shoulder support Lilliput 7" VGA monitor Mayflash Component to VGA ad ...more
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
If you want high noise and lots of light for an extremely washed out look for your photographs, you can increase the ISO on your digital SLR camera by going into manual mode and adjusting the settings on your camera from there.
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
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
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.
The HV20 comes with a manual focus roller, which is a good thing. However, it is a bit awkward to operate. Here is a minimalist friction tool that can be used to accomplish the same task (well, perhaps with enough practice). It is small, portable, cheap, and light-weight. Watc ...more
This video shows you how to make a simple, DIY ring light for your point and shoot Canon G10 or G11 camera. By using either cool white or warm white LED lights, you can set your white balance presets to daylight or tungsten. Ring lights are incredibly useful in fashion photogr ...more
Need a primer on how to utilize prime lenses with a Canon EOS DSLR camera? Look no further! This clip will teach you everything you'll need to know. It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this video guide can present a complete overview of the process in just over a minute. For mor ...more
Watch this photography video tutorial to learn how to use long shutter times to create nighttime masterpieces with this simple camera. Shooting night shots with the Canon A550 will be easy once you've mastered the tips in this helpful how-to video.
You don't need an elaborate camera to take stunning close-up photos. Watch this photography tutorial video to learn how to take nice close-ups with your Canon A550. You'll be able to take beautiful close-up photos with this camera after you've mastered the tips in this helpful ...more
A great instructional on how to properly keep your Canon EOS clean. See how to remove dust and smudges by cleaning the digital image sensor.
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 this clip, you'll learn how to use the mode dial to switch between the various shooting modes available on your Canon EOS DSLR. This brief video tutorial from the folks at Butterscotch will teach you everything you need to know. For more information, including detailed, ste ...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
Learn a couple tricks, and you may get three times the shots with ample resolution. Watch this photography tutorial video to learn how to triple the shots on your Canon A550 and keep the quality.
Deleting photos may not be glamorous, but we bet you don't know the tricks. Watch this photography tutorial video to learn how to quickly delete old photos you don't want anymore from your Canon A550. Deleting photos will be easy once you've watched this instructional video.
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
Looking for a new camera for your video production project? Learn the parts of a Canon XH A1 in this free video clip about the basics of a Canon XH A1 video camera. Use a Canon XH A1 Video Camera - Part 1 of 32. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Use a Cano ...more
The Canon Powershot A560 is one of the cheaper digital cameras in the Canon digital camera range. Watch this video guide to learn how to use it.
The Canon Powershot A460 is a relatively inexpensive digital camera. It is aimed at someone looking for a point and shoot digital camera who does not want to break the bank. It has five megapixels and a four times optical zoom lens. Watch this video to learn how to use it.
The Canon IXUS 70 is a handy, pocket sized digital camera. This short video gives you a run through of its main features. It will help you get to know the camera if you have recently bought one.
Watch this photography tutorial video to learn how to change the settings—say, for your background image—in your Canon PowerShot SD600. Customizing your SD600 digital camera is easy using the tips in this how-to video.
The Canon IXUS 950 IS is a stylish digital camera with eight megapixels and a four times optical zoom lens. This video guide shows you the main features the camera has and how to use it.
My video guide to the Canon PowerShot SD 750 walks you though all the main features of the camera. This gives you the opportunity to see exactly what features the camera has and how easy it is to use.
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
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
So the Canon 5d mkII, iirc, can shoot video that looks like 35mm film, due to its huge sensor and ability to use all of the Canon still lenses. The Canon XH-A1 can't do that. The Casio Exilim ex-f1 can shoot up to 1200 fps looking... ok well not so hot but seems to look good a ...more
Filmmaker Kasper Bak didn't bother with buying (or making) his own camera dolly. Instead, he strapped on some ice skates, and with Canon EOS 550D in tow, he captured beautiful footage of his wintery town in the Netherlands.
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
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.
One task to which DSLRs are particularly well suited is nighttime shooting. Fast, wide-aperture lenses make the most out of available light. In this video tutorial from renowned DSLR cinematographer Philip Bloom and the staff of Vimeo, we receive some tips on how to film at ni ...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
New Year's Eve. It will be one hell of a chaotic night. Trust me. The overcrowded streets. Long lines for the urinal. Maxing out your credit card on that shot of Cuervo. You'll be lucky to make it out alive. If you do manage to stave off alcohol poisoning and survive the asc ...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
This video teaches how to save up to 3 different custom function sets on your Canon EOS-1D. Go into the custom function menu, choose the settings you want in each of the custom function sets. Choose "custom function setting register/apply", select register. You will see an ove ...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
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
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
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
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
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 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 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