How to shoot movies with the EOS 5D Mark II.

Article ID: ART130224 | Date published: 05/12/2015 | Date last updated: 11/04/2015


How to shoot movies with the EOS 5D Mark II.


You can shoot movies in all shooting moves. Also, during Live View image display or movie shooting, you can still take still photos by pressing the shutter completely. Playing back the movie on a TV set connected to the camera is recommended.

1. Select [:LiveView/Movie func. set.].

2. Enable movie shooting.

Fully-Automatic Modes ()

  • Select [Movie recording] and set it to [Enable].

P/Tv/Av/M/B Modes

  • Select [LV func. setting].
  • Select [Stills+movie], then select [Movie display].

3. Set the movie recording size.

  • [1920x1080] Full HD (Full High-Definition) quality
  • [640x480] 4:3 standard quality

4. Display the Live View image.

  • Press the <> button.

5. Focus the subject.

  • Before shooting a movie, focus with AF or manual focus.

6. Start shooting the movie.

  • Press <> to start shooting the movie. While the movie is being shot, the "" mark will be displayed on the upper right of the screen.

7. Stop shooting the movie.

  • Press <> again.
When [Screen settings] is set to [Stills display] or [Exposure simulation], movie shooting with shutter priority AE, aperture-priority AE, or manual exposure is not possible. Movie shooting with auto exposure takes effect instead, regardless of the current shooting mode.



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