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Canon 6D Mark II using external monitor for Liveview

Is it possible to connect a Canon 6D Mark II to a high res monitor via HDMI for the purposes of displaying live view while having the camera connected to the computer for camera control functions via USB? It seems as soon as the computer (Windows 10) boots up to a Windows home screen, the monitor starts to display a symbol of a computer and won't display live view.

 

I want to be able to show content live while letting the computer take the photos. 

 

Thanks!

 

Dale

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Re: Canon 6D Mark II using external monitor for Liveview

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dchamb wrote:

Is it possible to connect a Canon 6D Mark II to a high res monitor via HDMI for the purposes of displaying live view while having the camera connected to the computer for camera control functions via USB? It seems as soon as the computer (Windows 10) boots up to a Windows home screen, the monitor starts to display a symbol of a computer and won't display live view.

 

I want to be able to show content live while letting the computer take the photos. 

 

Thanks!

 

Dale


You will either get a video signal sent to the LCD display, or as an output to the HDMI port, but not both at the same time.

 

 Whenever you connect your camera to PC, via USB, you get that computer symbol on the LCD.  When you plug into the HDMI port, the video to the LCD get rerouted to the HDMI port.  That is why you see the computer icon on your HDMI monitor.

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Re: Canon 6D Mark II using external monitor for Liveview

Thanks Waddizzle,

 

So you have confirmed what I suspected. I won't be able to use the HDMI as long as the USB is connected to the computer. The only way to get the HDMI to act as an alternative display to the LCD is to have nothing plugged into the USB.

 

Dale

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