Easy Steps to Shoot Movies with EOS REBEL T2i

Article ID: ART108981 | Date published: 05/11/2015 | Date last updated: 02/05/2016


Shooting Movies

Connecting the camera to a TV set is recommended to playback movies

Autoexposure Shooting

1 Set the Mode Dial to <>.
  • The reflex mirror will make a sound, then the image will appear on the LCD monitor.
2 Focus the subject.
  • Before shooting a movie, autofocus or manual focus
  • When you press the shutter button halfway, the camera will focus with the current AF mode.
3 Shooting the movie.
  • Press the <> button to start shooting a movie. To stop movie shooting, press <> again.
  • While the movie is being shot, the "" mark will be displayed on the upper right of the screen.

Cards which can record movies

When shooting movies, use a large-capacity SD card rated SD Speed Class 6 " " or higher.

If you use a slow-writing card when shooting movies, the movie might not be recorded properly. And if you playback a movie on a card having a slow reading speed, the movie might not playback properly.

To check the card's read/write speed, refer to the card manufacturer's Web site.

  • During movie shooting, do not point the lens toward the sun. The sun's heat can damage the camera's components.
  • One continuous movie will be recorded as one file.
  • During movie shooting, the top, bottom, left, and right parts of the screen will have a semi-transparent mask. The area enclosed by the semitransparent mask will be the movie image that is recorded. The semitransparent mask size will change depending on the [ Movie rec. size] setting. If you use Movie crop, the unrecorded image areas will be displayed in black mask.
  • AE lock is possible by pressing the <> button to cancel AE lock during movie shooting, press the <> button.
  • The ISO speed, shutter speed, and aperture are set automatically.
  • By holding down the <> button and turning the <> dial, you can set the exposure compensation.
  • Pressing the shutter button halfway displays the shutter speed and aperture on the screen's bottom left. This is the exposure setting for taking a still photo.
  • Monaural sound is recorded by the camera's built-in microphone
  • Stereo sound recording is possible by connecting an external microphone equipped with a stereo mini plug (3.5mm dia.) to the camera's external microphone IN terminal
  • The sound recording level will be adjusted automatically.
  • With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8, the total shooting time will be as follows: At 23°C/73°F: Approx. 1 hr. 40 min., At 0°C/32°F: Approx. 1 hr. 20 min.



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