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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.


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Old May 6th, 2010, 12:33 PM   #16
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Interesting. Would it follow, then, that filming a white wall would give you a longer shoot time?
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Old May 6th, 2010, 12:41 PM   #17
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It's entirely possible that the attached video was really of the camera being used in continuous still mode and not movie mode.
yep.. otherwise theyd sound something like a blender when shooting!
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Old May 6th, 2010, 12:41 PM   #18
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If we can get our subjects to keep completely still, then we're good to go. Most of my subjects are elderly, so I may be able to squeeze out a few extra minutes!
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Old May 6th, 2010, 01:07 PM   #19
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No, that's not how it works. When operating in Live View mode (which is the mode that enables video recording), the mirror is moved up out of the light path and held there until the mode is deactivated. This is the reason why the optical viewfinder isn't usable during Live view; because it's blocked by the mirror. And it's the reason why you don't hear the mirror clacking away 24 times per second.
Makes sense. I just thought they had excellent damping on the mirror! Ah well, live and learn.
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Old May 8th, 2010, 11:09 PM   #20
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Interesting. Would it follow, then, that filming a white wall would give you a longer shoot time?
Yes but you might as well just take a still picture. :)
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