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David Busch’s Compact Field Guide for the Canon®EOS® Rebel SL1/100D by David D. Busch

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Chapter 6Shooting Movies and Live View

Live view and shooting movies with the SL1 go hand in hand: you need to activate live view to display the current scene as viewed on the lens on the LCD. Thereafter, you can take still photos by pressing the shutter release button, or activate Movie mode and shoot video. While capturing movies, you can press the shutter release and take a still photo. This chapter tells you how to use live view first, and then explains the movie-shooting options.

Enabling Live View

You need to take some steps before using live view or shooting movies. This workflow prevents you from accidentally using live view when you don’t mean to, thus potentially losing a shot, and it also helps ensure that you’ve made all the settings ...

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