Canon Community Canon Community
 


Reply
New Contributor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎12-09-2014

7D Mark II AF Movie Servo mode

I got the camera for stills but thought I would try it out on my sons 1st wrestling match of the season. Since it is fast action, I put it in 60p mode. The limitation at 60p is that there is no af servo mode. Does that mean if the subject is moving out of the focus dof, you have to press the focus button to get it to refocus?

I noticed that the camera was hunting focus a bit. For my purposes, I was happy with the results but it would nicer if it just auto focused and tracked. I am just trying to understand the limitations and trade-offs. Perhaps I will try 30p next time.

Any thoughts on 7d mark II video for sports?

Thanks
Product Expert
Product Expert
Posts: 1,000
Registered: ‎10-17-2012

Re: 7D Mark II AF Movie Servo mode

 

Hello Maxpower,

 

Yes, the issue you experienced with the camera hunting is undoubtedly due to the AF mode used.  You might try using 30p, as you said, next time and also consider using an STM series lens.  As this will aid in continuous AF in Movie AF Servo mode.

Did this answer your question? Please click the Accept as Solution button so that others may find the answer as well.
Highlighted
New Contributor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎12-09-2014

Re: 7D Mark II AF Movie Servo mode

I tried again video again but after reading the manual closer, I see that movie servo mode works at 60p but in 720p mode. This is plenty of resolution for shooting wrestling matches.

 

 

powered by Lithium

LIKE US on Facebook FOLLOW US on Twitter WATCH US on YouTube CONNECT WITH US on Linkedin WATCH US on Vimeo FOLLOW US on Instagram SHOP CANON at the Canon Online Store
© Canon U.S.A., Inc.   |    Terms of Use   |    Privacy Statement