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studio monitors, projectors and other produc-
tion equipment. During playback of images, 
the digital transfers are at full resolution.
File Transfer Plug-in
The convenient plug-in will allow for simple and 
easy transfer of video content from Canon’s 
EOS DSLR cameras directly into Final Cut Pro. 
The EOS MOVIE Plugin-E1* takes advantage of 
Final Cut Pro’s powerful Log and Transfer fea-
ture, which allows users to select video for 
import from the memory card, add custom 
metadata and ingest the clips in the back-
ground so the editing can begin immediately.
*The plug-in will be compatible with Final Cut Pro 6.06 or 
higher and currently supports Canon EOS-1D Mark IV, EOS 5D 
Mark II, EOS 7D and EOS 60D cameras.
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options. Picture Styles are particularly useful 
because they can be created or modified using 
Canon Picture Style Editor software. In addi-
tion, both the Highlight Tone Priority and Auto 
Lighting Optimizer features can be used while 
shooting video to ensure superb image quality 
even in difficult lighting conditions.
Sound Recording Options
When shooting video with an EOS digital SLR, 
monaural sound can be recorded via built-in 
microphone. Stereo recording is possible with 
an external stereo microphone connected to 
the camera’s mic input connector (a standard 
3.5mm stereo jack). Audio levels are automati-
cally adjusted 
whether record-
ing with the built-
in or an external 
microphone. With 
select EOS mod-
els, audio levels 
can also be set 
manually.
 
HDMI Connectivity
An HDMI output is provided 
for digital display of still and video feed to 
video codec with uncompressed linear PCM 
audio. The use of the H.264 codec ensures 
high image quality while keeping file sizes to 
a minimum. 
Advanced Exposure Control
When shooting HD video, EOS digital SLRs 
employ center-weighted average metering 
(using the imaging sensor) to ensure stable 
motion picture exposure. If the AF mode is set 
to Face Detection Live View, the camera will 
use Evaluative metering linked to the AF point 
corresponding to the face to calculate expo-
sure. As with still shooting, AE lock and expo-
sure compensation are available for video. Full 
manual exposure control can also be used 
when shooting video. ISO speed can be set 
automatically or manually, and shutter speeds 
can set manually over a wide range. Available 
aperture settings are specific to the lens used.
Outstanding Image Control
Many of the refined image control and 
enhancement features available for still shoot-
ing with EOS digital SLRs can also be used dur-
ing video capture. For example, white balance 
settings and saved Picture Styles can be used 
in video mode, giving the photographer a tre-
mendous range of control over camera 
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depth-of-field control. If a large aperture is 
chosen, thus creating shallow depth-of-field, 
evocative, dramatic moving images with 
blurred backgrounds can be attained with 
ease, something simply not possible with 
smaller sensors or compact cameras. If every-
thing must be in focus, shooting with a small 
aperture helps ensure all-encompassing 
depth-of-field, ideal for illustrative land-
scapes, architecture and any other scenic sit-
uation where all details must be recorded. The 
drama, beauty and mood achievable by con-
trolling a moving image’s perspective and 
depth-of-field cannot be overstated – and an 
EOS DSLR provides a degree and ease of such 
control unprecedented among conventional 
video cameras.
Comprehensive Choice of Frame Rates
Whether for still or motion capture, Canon sets 
high standards for both image quality and 
professional versatility. EOS HD video supports 
a wide range of frame rates, enabling photog-
raphers to tailor their imagery to specific 
needs and markets. Video is progressively 
captured and then recorded using the H.264 
Unique Video
With the introduction of Canon 
EOS digital SLRs capable of 
Full HD video capture, professional photogra-
phers, videographers and cinematographers 
have at hand an important imaging tool. By 
shooting video with a large sensor camera, the 
professional user can take advantage of the 
image quality and characteristics intrinsic to 
SLR photography. The extensive range of ISO 
sensitivities and flexible exposure control 
makes it possible to precisely achieve the 
desired visual effect, profoundly affecting the 
mood of a scene. Exposure can be determined 
and set even in complex lighting situations, 
maintaining the same look and feel through-
out an entire scene, not just the initial shot.
Shooting HD video with EOS digital SLRs 
allows the photographer to choose from the 
entire range of Canon EF and EF-S lenses, 
including wide angle, macro, tilt-shift and 
fish-eye, providing a wealth of creative shoot-
ing options once reserved only for still photog-
raphy. The resulting HD video is unique in its 
incomparable depth-of-field characteristics, 
remarkable capture capability under poor 
lighting conditions and deep clean blacks with 
undetectable noise. 
Large CMOS Sensor
Proprietary Canon CMOS sensors not only 
deliver spectacular still images but also make 
it possible to shoot Full HD video of extraordi-
nary quality, achieving a look that many film-
makers and directors have likened to shooting 
with professional big-screen cinematographic 
cameras. The large CMOS sensors in Canon 
EOS DSLRs, combined with the incredible range 
of Canon EF lenses available to the photogra-
pher/videographer, provide a look and per-
spective impossible to achieve with traditional 
video cameras. Large sensors also capture 
more light and can record at high ISO sensitiv-
ities with less digital gain and reduced noise. 
This enables the capture of  high-quality foot-
age in low-light situations that would previ-
ously have been considered impossible with-
out artificial light.
Depth-of-Field
When shooting a video on an EOS DSLR, it is 
possible to attain much shallower depths of 
field than previously possible with expensive 
traditional large-film motion-picture cameras. 
The physical size of EOS DSLR CMOS sensors, 
combined with the large maximum apertures 
provided by Canon lenses, allows the cinema-
tographer to reach unprecedented creative 
Shooting HD Video with Canon EOS Digital SLRs
Fisheye lenses impart an 
extraordinary perspective and 
angle-of-view far beyond the 
limits of human vision.
Telephoto Lenses 
Canon’s amazing telephoto lenses 
bring the action closer, emphasiz-
ing the subject at hand.
Tilt-shift lenses allow you to 
control the area of focus.
Macro lenses let you 
get up close for detailed 
shots of 
small subjects.
Wide-angle lenses are perfect 
for shooting in tight spaces or 
to capture large expanses.
Interchangeable EF/EF-S Lenses – Creative opportunities are at your fingertips thanks to Canon EF/EF-S Lenses.
Full-Frame CMOS Sensor (EOS 5D Mark II) 
Built-in microphone
(EOS-1D Mark IV)
Resolution
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
1280 x 720 (HD)
640 x 480 (SD)
fps
30P (29.97), 25P, 24P (23.976)
60P (59.94), 50P
60P (59.94), 50P
HDMI output 
port
Mic input
USB port
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* The EOS 5D Mark II does not support 720p HD.
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