Using EOS Utility for Remote Live View Shooting (Still Photos and Movies) (EOS 6D Mark II)
Article ID: ART168027 | Date published: 07/10/2017 | Date last updated: 08/17/2017
 

Description

Using EOS Utility for Remote Live View Shooting (Still Photos and Movies) (EOS 6D Mark II)

Solution

What is Remote Live View Shooting?

You can control your camera remotely from EU (EOS Utility) and shoot still images/movies from your computer screen.
Also, the shot images are saved directly on your computer and you can recheck them using the linked software Digital Photo Professional version 4.x (hereinafter DPP).
After shooting a movie, you can download the image data from the camera's memory card to a computer and save them in a selected folder.
This page describes how to shoot still photos and movies remotely using the Remote Live View Shooting function with default settings.
For details on how to perform Remote Live View Shooting with custom settings, refer to the EOS Utility Instruction Manual. The Instruction Manuals can be downloaded from the Canon Web site.

 

Preparing for Remote Live View Shooting

1. Connect your camera and computer, and then turn the camera's power switch to <ON>.

 

 

2. Set the lens's focus mode switch to <AF>.

 

 

3. When EOS Utility starts, click [Remote Shooting].

 

 

4. In the capture window that appears, click or right-click any setting item in ( ), and select the setting.
*1,*2
*1: You can also select settings with the scroll-wheel on your mouse. You cannot use the scroll-wheel in the mirror lockup menu or under [Image saving location].
*2: You can right-click the Exposure level/AEB level item and perform AEB setting using the <Shift> key + scroll-wheel.
IMPORTANT
  • You cannot perform RAW processing. If you connect the camera to your computer during in-camera RAW processing, the camera and computer will connect after the processing is finished.
  • Options for Basic Zone modes cannot be set to cameras equipped with Basic Zone modes on their Mode Dials.
NOTE
  • You can also use mirror lockup with remote shooting. (Mirror lockup is not possible during Remote Live View shooting.)
  • Self-timer shooting is possible.

 

 

For details on shooting still photos, go to the "Shooting Still Photos" section; for details on shooting movies, go to the "Shooting Movies" section.

 

Shooting Still Photos

5. Once you have proceeded up to Step 4, set the Live View function.
Click ( ) to display the [Set-up menu], and then click [Live View/Movie func. set.] ( ).

 

 

6. The [Live View/Movie func. set.] window appears, so select [Enable] ( ) for [LV func. setting] and then click the [OK] button ( ).

 

 

7. Click the [Live View shoot.] button.

NOTE
  • You can shoot by operating the capture window, even if the [Remote Live View window] is not displayed.
  • To perform exposure simulation with [Remote Live View window] or enable display of histograms, set your camera's [Exposure simulation] in the menu to [Enable].

 

 

8. The [Remote Live View window] appears, so drag the enlargement display frame ( ) to move it to the position where you want to focus.
  • If you want to change the focus mode, select the desired mode from the [Focus] list box.
  • Enlargement display frame is displayed when AF mode is set to [Live mode] or [FlexiZone-Single].

 

 

9. Click [ON] in the [Focus] settings.
  • AF (autofocus) is executed.
  • When focus is achieved, the camera makes a beeping sound and the AF point turns green.
  • If focus is not achieved, the AF point turns red.

 

 

10. When focus is achieved and the camera is ready for shooting, click the camera release button to shoot.

 

 

11. If DPP is installed, the shot image is transferred to your computer and displayed in the [Quick Preview] window. Then, DPP starts up automatically.
You can quickly review the shot image in the [Quick Preview] window displayed before DPP starts up.
This completes the explanation of still photo shooting operations with Remote Live View.

 

 

NOTE
  • You can also shoot using the <space> bar on the keyboard.
  • You can change the software, which starts up automatically when remotely shot images are downloaded to your computer, from DPP to other software in preferences ([Linked Software] tab sheet).

 

Shooting Movies

5. Once you have proceeded up to Step 4, click [ ].
Set your camera's Live View shooting/Movie shooting switch to < >.
  • The [Remote Live View window] appears.

IMPORTANT
You cannot operate the camera when the [ ] button is clicked. To operate the camera, click the [ ] button again or close the [Remote Live View window].

 

 

6. Set the movie functions on the capture window.
Click ( ) to display the [Set-up menu], and then click [Live View/Movie func. set.] ( ).

 

 

7. The [Live View/Movie func. set.] window appears, so select the movie recording size ( ), and then click [OK] ( ).

 

 

8. The [Remote Live View window] appears, so drag the enlargement display frame to move it to the position where you want to focus.

 

 

9. Click [ON] in the [Focus] settings.
  • AF (autofocus) is executed.
  • When focus is achieved, the camera makes a beeping sound and the AF point turns green.
  • If focus is not achieved, the AF point turns red.

 

 

10. Click the [ ] button and begin shooting.
  • At the bottom left of the [Remote Live View window], a [ ] icon and the recording time are displayed.
  • Click [ ] again to end shooting.

 

 

11. When the [Remote Live View window] closes, the following window appears. Click the [Download] button.

 

 

12. The file names of the movie files appear in a list.

 

 

After specifying [Destination Folder] and [File Name], click the [Download] button in the window, and movie files will be downloaded from the camera's memory card to your computer. Movie files having a check mark removed from its file name are not downloaded. When downloading movie files to your computer afterwards from the camera's memory card, refer to the EOS Utility Instruction Manual.

 

 

This completes the explanation of movie shooting operations with Remote Live View.

 

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