05-07-2017 09:18 PM
Using the EOS Utility with a 700d in Live View causes a constant CPU spike of over 150% in Activity Monitor
This in turn causes the internal fan to run continuosly, ruining the audio recording.
Seems like there's a huge memory leak in the software. I've updated to the latest version of the EOS Utility compatible with the 700d, closed all other applications etc and nothing works.
Is there a fix for this? I daresay this question has been asked before, but I couldn't find a satisfactory answer anywhere.
EOS Utility (v184.108.40.206)
Canon 700d (firmware v1.1.4)
2012 Macbook Pro, 2.9GHz Intel Core i7, 8Gb Ram
05-08-2017 05:09 PM
Thanks for posting.
Canon has not issued any bulletins or announcements, regarding memory leaks or similar issues with this software. Depending on the operating system you're using, you may be able to update the software for your camera. You may access the software by clicking here.
05-10-2017 08:45 PM
I would advise checking your Windows settings for when it detects new media. Disable the feature that automatically searches new storage media, like thumb drives, for media files. Windows Media Player may have a similar setting, do disable that one, too.
05-12-2017 03:39 AM
Have already disabled automatic import settings in Photo.
I'm 99% sure it's a problem with The EOS Utility, as the CPU spiking only happens when switching to Live View. As soon as that window is closed, (but the utility is still open) the CPU goes back to normal.
11-26-2017 11:00 AM
I also can confirm high CPU on Macbook Pro 250% while using EOS Utility 2 on Mac OS High Sierra.
Newest Software, newest Firmware.
I hope it will be fixed soon.