How to start shooting video on your Canon EOS camera

Content creators and vloggers use movies to share their stories, a microphone improves sound quality (Image credit: Brian Worley)

The Canon EOS 5D Mark II, launched in 2008, was the first EOS camera to feature full-HD movie capability, and all EOS cameras since then are able to capture quality movies. But a lot of established photographers haven’t taken advantage of their camera’s movie functionality, partly because they aren’t sure what to do. 

Photographic skills such as exposure and composition transfer over to movie shooting, but there are some additional points you need to know in order to get the best results. Firstly, unlike a still image, movies need a sequence of clips to build the story. If you just capture a single viewpoint for a couple of minutes, the resulting movie won’t hold the viewer's attention.

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Brian Worley

Brian is a freelance photographer and photo tutor, based in Oxfordshire. He has unrivaled EOS DSLR knowledge, after working for Canon for over 15 years, and is on hand to answer all the EOS and photographic queries in Canon-centric magazine PhotoPlus.