Shooting HDR Movies (EOS REBEL T6S / EOS 760D)

Article ID: ART162252 | Date published: 09/17/2015 | Date last updated: 12/21/2015


Shooting HDR Movies (EOS REBEL T6S / EOS 760D)



You can shoot movies by reducing the clipped highlight details of bright areas even in high-contrast scenes. This function is settable in Basic Zone modes.
The procedure for shooting HDR movies is explained below.
Do not point the camera toward an intense light source, such as the sun on a sunny day or an intense artificial light source. Doing so may damage the image sensor or the cameras components.
  • Cannot be used in [ P ], [ Tv ], [ Av ], or [ M ] mode.
  • 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 with a slow reading speed, the movie might not play back properly.



1. Set the cameras power switch to [ ].
The reflex mirror will make a sound, then the image will appear on the LCD monitor.



2. Set the Mode Dial to one of the Basic Zone modes indicated in the image below.



3. Press the [ ] button.



4. Press the [ ], [ ] keys to select [ ] (HDR Movie Shooting).



5. Press the [ ], [ ] keys to select [ ], then press [ ].



6. Before shooting a movie, focus with AF or manual focus
By default, [Movie Servo AF: Enable] is set so that the camera will always focus.



7. Press the [ ] button to start shooting a movie.
  • While the movie is being shot, the " " mark will be displayed on the upper right of the screen.
  • Sound will be recorded by the built-in microphones.



To stop movie shooting, press the [ ] button again.



Cautions for Movie Shooting
  • If [ ] is set and the ISO speed or aperture changes during movie shooting, the white balance may also change.
  • If you shoot a movie under fluorescent or LED lighting, the movie may flicker.
  • Zooming the lens during movie shooting is not recommended. Zooming the lens can cause changes in the exposure regardless of whether the lens maximum aperture changes or not. Exposure changes may be recorded as a result.
  • You cannot magnify the image during movie shooting.
  • Be careful not to cover the built-in microphones with your finger, etc.
Cautions for HDR Movie Shooting
  • The recording size is fixed at [1280x720 29.97fps (Standard)] (it is fixed at [1280x720 25.00fps (Standard)] if [ : Video system] is set to [PAL]). If [HDR Movie Shooting: Disable] is set, the recording size will revert to the original setting.
  • Since multiple frames are merged to create an HDR movie, a part of the movie may be distorted. During handheld shooting, the distortion caused by camera shake may be noticeable. Using a tripod is recommended. Note that even if a tripod is used for shooting, afterimages may be noticeable or increased noise may be visible when the HDR movie is played back frame-by-frame or in slow-motion compared to when it is played back normally.
  • HDR movie shooting cannot be set if movie digital zoom, video snapshot, or Miniature effect movie is set.
  • Still photo shooting is not possible.
General Movie Shooting Cautions
White [ ] and Red [ ] Temperature Warning Icons
If the cameras temperature increases due to prolonged movie shooting or under a high ambient temperature, a white [ ] or red [ ] icon will appear.
The white [ ] icon indicates that the image quality of still photos will deteriorate. It is recommended that you stop still photo shooting for a while and allow the camera to cool down. Since movie image quality will hardly be affected, you can still shoot movies.
The red [ ] icon indicates that movie shooting will soon be terminated automatically. If this happens, you will not be able to shoot again until the cameras temperature decreases. Turn off the power and let the camera rest for a while.
Shooting a movie at a high temperature for a prolonged period will cause the [ ] or [ ] icon to appear earlier. When you are not shooting, turn off the camera.
Recording and Image Quality
  • If the attached lens has an Image Stabilizer and you set the Image Stabilizer (IS) switch to [ ON ], the Image Stabilizer will operate at all times even if you do not press the shutter button halfway. The Image Stabilizer consumes battery power and may shorten the total movie shooting time or decrease the number of possible shots. If you use a tripod or if the Image Stabilizer is not necessary, it is recommended that you set the IS switch to [ OFF ].
  • The cameras built-in microphones will also pick up camera operation noise. Use an external microphone (commercially available) to reduce camera operation noise in the movie.
  • Do not connect anything other than an external microphone to the cameras external microphone IN terminal.
  • If the brightness changes during autoexposure movie shooting or if AF operates during movie shooting, that part may look momentarily still when you play the movie. In such cases, shoot movies with manual exposure.
  • If there is a very bright light source in the picture, the bright area may appear black on the LCD monitor. The movie will be recorded in almost the same way you see it on the LCD monitor.
  • In low light, noise or irregular colors may appear in the image. The movie will be recorded in almost the same way you see it on the LCD monitor.
  • If you play back a movie with other devices, image or sound quality may deteriorate or playback may not be possible (even if the devices support MP4 format).
  • If you use a card with a slow writing speed, a five-level () indicator may appear on the right of the screen during movie shooting. It indicates how much data has not yet been written to the card (remaining capacity of the buffer memory). The slower the card, the faster the indicator will climb upward. If the indicator becomes full, movie shooting will stop automatically. If the card has a fast writing speed, the indicator will either not appear or the level (if displayed) will hardly go upward. First, shoot a few test movies to see if the card can write fast enough.
Still Photo Shooting During Movie Shooting
  • When you shoot at high ISO speeds, noise (such as dots of light and banding) may become noticeable.
  • Shooting in high temperatures may cause noise and irregular colors in the image.
  • If Live View shooting is used continuously for a prolonged period, the cameras temperature may rise, and image quality may deteriorate. Always exit Live View shooting when you are not shooting.
  • If you shoot a long exposure while the cameras temperature is high, image quality may deteriorate. Exit Live View shooting and wait a few minutes before shooting again.
Playback and TV Connection
If you connect the camera to a TV set and shoot a movie, the TV set will not output any sound during the shooting. However, the sound will be properly recorded.
Restrictions on MP4-format Movies
Note that generally the following restrictions apply to MP4-format movies.
  • Sound will not be recorded on approx. the last two frames
  • When you play back movies on Windows, images and sound may become slightly out of synchronization.




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