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How can I engage the movie mode on a digital camera?

AdrianF
New Contributor

I would like to REMOTELY engage the Movie Mode on a 5D Mark II. Can it be done via the RF sensor? I know that a cable shutter release cannot start movie recording. Can a movie recording be started with a remotely engaging device?

 

Thanks,

Adrian

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Mykolas
Respected Contributor

Hi AdrianF,

 

You can use the Remote Controller RC-1 or RC-5 to start and stop movie recording.  With the RC-1, to start and stop movie shooting, the switch on the remote must be set to the 2-sec timer delay when you press the transmit button.

 

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Skirball
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What are you doing that you'd like to remotely start and stop movie recording?

HDCamTeam
Frequent Contributor

@AdrianF wrote:

I would like to REMOTELY engage the Movie Mode on a 5D Mark II. Can it be done via the RF sensor? I know that a cable shutter release cannot start movie recording. Can a movie recording be started with a remotely engaging device?

 

Thanks,

Adrian


Hi Adrian,

 

- You can use infrared RC, as Mike told you above, to start /stop video recording. But in such cases you MUST turn on Live View manually previously to be able to record video.

 

- You can use other options like Okii FC1 USB or Okii MC1 USB controllers.

 

Both allow you to control your camera remotely via USB (up to about 20 meters via normal extension cables) with the advantage that you CAN turn on and off Live View remotely too, plus many additional features like changing shutter speed, aperture, ISO and even focus (with Okii FC1 and Canon AF lenses).

 

We have tested and used these controllers for quite long time and they work excellent, especially if you mount your camera in a place difficult to reach, like a jib or crane, etc.

 

They are also very useful for shooting video with the camera mounted on a Rig: the MC1 was specifically designed for that purpose, you can attach it to your handle and control your camera's basic functions from there. Very handy.

 

You can find these controllers at many places:

 

- Okii Systems - manufacurer site: www.okii.net

- Zacuto Store (official distributor): http://store.zacuto.com

- B&H Photo & Video: Okii MC1 USB controller / Okii FC1 USB Controller

 

Hope this helps!

 

Regards

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