Chapter 7. Using Movie Mode

Movie mode on the EOS 7D opens a new avenue of creative expression. Now the visual stories that you capture with the 7D can be enriched with high-definition movies.

It is also to your advantage that the 7D's movie quality is among the best available. And it is packaged for you in a lightweight camera that accepts more than 60 lenses to enhance your videos in ways that traditional video cameras cannot.

This chapter is by no means exhaustive, but it is written to be a starting point for you as you explore the world of digital video with the 7D.

Using Movie Mode

About Video

For still photographers, videography is like learning a new visual language. The language is different, but video shares with traditional still photography the aspect of creative communication. So with the 7D, you can spend time envisioning ways in which you can use still images with video to create multimedia stories.

If you are new to videography, then it is good to have a basic understanding of digital video and how it relates to the 7D.

Video standards

In the world of video, there are several industry standards, including the following resolutions: 720p, 1080i, and 1080p.

The numbers 720 and 1080 represent vertical resolution. The 720 standard has a resolution of 921,600 pixels, or 720 (vertical pixels) × 1280 (horizontal pixels). The 1080 standard has a resolution of 2,073,600 pixels, or 1080 × 1920. It seems ...

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