Tis for... Time-lapse

A time-lapse is a series of images captured at intervals, then turned into a movie to condense hours or even days of action - a flower opening, or clouds moving across a sky, for example - into minutes or seconds. When shooting time-lapse sequences there's no need to shoot full-resolution images - you'll simply waste memory card space and spend much longer resizing your images on the computer. Instead, set the quality to one of the smaller settings - S-Raw if you want the benefits of RAW files. or S-JPEG if you're happy with JPEGS. The EOS 60D introduced the ability to shoot in different ratios, including 16:9. So to avoid having to process images on the computer, you could select 16:9 shooting and S2; this will give you full 1920x1080 HD-sized images to drop into your HD movies.

Adjust interval/shots


When in Al Servo mode on the EOS 7D Mk II, in the second AF menu you can customize 1st and 2nd image priority to suit your shooting style or subject. For the 1st image, the options are equal priority (equal priority is given to focusing and shutter release), release priority (priority is given to shutter release rather than focusing), and focus priority (the image won't be taken until the subject is in focus). For the 2nd image, the options are an equal priority,

shooting speed priority (priority is given to the continuous shooting speed instead of achieving focus) and focus priority.


Tone priority - aka Highlight Tone Priority (HTP)-wrings more tonal range from the brightest areas of images. It gives a small but significant advantage when shooting skies with white clouds or other bright subjects.