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Canon EOS 6D Digital Field Guide by Michael Corsentino

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Chapter 8: Recording and Watching Movies

Making high-quality movies isn’t new for dSLRs: the Canon EOS 6D benefits from trickle-down features from the costlier models, including improvements over its predecessors. Features include a choice of file-compression options, continuous shooting with the camera automatically creating new files when the current file reaches the 4GB limit, a timecode feature, 1080p Full HD recording, and the capability to record 29.59 minutes of video.

There is an approximate 2-stop improvement with high ISO shooting compared to previous models, as well as improved performance in controlling moiré and false colors. These features, along with lovely image quality, make the 6D a very capable tool for recording videos. This chapter gives you a solid introduction to shooting movies on the 6D. Keep in mind that the 6D doesn’t include a headphone jack. In my opinion, this isn’t a major issue because external audio recorders are a much better bet for quality audio.

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A robust set of features make the Canon EOS 6D a very capable camera for capturing HD video, like this shot from a Speedlite training video I recently recorded.

About Movies

The ability to shoot movies offers two obvious benefits: It expands your creative options with the camera, and it gives you the potential to increase your income by shooting both stills and videos for clients. The 6D is well ...

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