V is for... Viewfinder information

The Intelligent Viewfinder in the EOS 1D X, EOS 5D Mk III, EOS 7D Mk II, EOS 70D, EOS 5DS, and EOS 5DS R models uses a transmissive LCD that enables the cameras to display additional useful information within the viewfinder, including AF points, Zone, Spot or Expansion AF points and a grid when required. When the camera is turned off the display will appear milky due to light scattering, but once the camera is powered on the display becomes clear. To avoid the screen becoming cluttered you can choose what information the LCD displays, or even have it show none at all.


The Intelligent Viewfinder can display a wide array of useful shooting information.

The Intelligent Viewfinder can display a wide array of useful shooting information.




You can tailor what information is displayed in the camera viewfinder, or even turn it off entirely if you prefer

VIDEO SHOOTING

VIDEO SHOOTING



When shooting EOS Movies, the general rule of thumb is to shoot at a shutter speed that is double your frame rate. However, under certain conditions, such as scenes lit with fluorescent bulbs, LEDs, or tungsten light, or when filming a monitor or TV screen, you may see scanning lines in your footage. If this happens, the simplest solution is to adjust the shutter speed: you can go faster or slower, but when you're filming another screen reducing the shutter speed is usually the best option.

VIDEO INPUTS/ OUTPUTS


Since the advent of the EOS 5D Mk II, Canon DSLRs increasingly feature video input and output connections on the left side of the camera. By using the HDMI output to connect an external monitor, additional features of the monitor, such as focus peaking and zebra bars, can be used (although not all monitors will provide these features) thus helping to speed up production.

VIDEO SNAPSHOT MODE


The EOS 600D added a new feature to movie shooting: Video Snapshot mode. This captures short clips of two, four or eight seconds in length, which are then stitched together into a single file called a "Video Snapshot Album'. After selecting the length of the Video Snapshot clip, each time a movie is recorded it will be that length.