Disabling the focus/magnifying frame for live capture at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Canon EOS / MXF / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Canon EOS Crop Sensor for HD

Canon EOS Crop Sensor for HD
APS-C sensor cameras including the 80D, 70D, 7D Mk. II, 7D, EOS M and Rebel models for HD video recording.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old March 4th, 2010, 01:31 PM   #1
Regular Crew
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Solana Beach, CA
Posts: 112
Disabling the focus/magnifying frame for live capture

Canon was gracious enough to loan us here at CineForm a T2i to play with and test out, and as many existing CineForm customers are aware, live capture from HDV and AVCHD cameras directly into CineForm format provides a great quality advantage.

With the T2i, however, there are some limitations even with its live HDMI output.

We're not necessarily concerned with the center-cropped nature of the video output, but the focus frame is a deal-breaker.

It disappears once you begin recording, but the T2i only outputs SD (480p) while recording instead of 1080p.

So... has anybody found a way to hide the box completely while not recording, or to keep the output 1080p while recording? The documentation and manuals we have don't seem to address this at all.
Tim Bucklin
CineForm Software Engineer
Tim Bucklin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 4th, 2010, 02:22 PM   #2
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Mesa, AZ
Posts: 1,384
wow! Just tried it and went through every parameter in the camera with no luck. That's a bummer! Hope someone can hack that in firmware!
A7RII, C100, 1Dx, 5Dmk3, 70D, Kessler goodies, Adobe, Pro Tools and more!
Robert Turchick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 4th, 2010, 02:49 PM   #3
Major Player
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Vancouver Canada
Posts: 218
Not sure if it helps, but on the 5D2 you can get rid of the box by setting autofocus to face detection. The drawback is that you lose the ability to magnify the image before recording. Don't have my T2i yet so I can't test on that camera.
Canon 5D Mark II || L-Series Lenses || Steadicam Pilot || Final Cut Studio
Erik Andersen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 6th, 2010, 10:30 AM   #4
Inner Circle
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Bracknell, Berkshire, UK
Posts: 4,957
Turning on Face Detect gets rid of the box, But as soon as the camera detects a face a cursor appears around the face. So you will be OK for scenics, but not people. Grrrrr
Alister Chapman, Film-Maker/Stormchaser http://www.xdcam-user.com/alisters-blog/ My XDCAM site and blog. http://www.hurricane-rig.com
Alister Chapman is offline   Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

Omega Broadcast
(512) 251-7778
Austin, TX

(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

(800) 238-8480
Glendale, CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Canon EOS / MXF / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Canon EOS Crop Sensor for HD

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:11 PM.

DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2015 The Digital Video Information Network