Video from my Canon 60D

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Mekon, May 20, 2011.

  1. Mekon

    Mekon Guest

    Hi all,

    I am new to this stuff and need a little help.
    I want to see live video and capture the video output from my Canon 60D
    directly onto my laptop What ids the best way to do this? The 60D has these
    ports: mini USB and mini HDMI and the laptop has HDMI and USB ports.

    What is the best way to go?

    TIA

    Mekon
     
    Mekon, May 20, 2011
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  2. Mekon

    J. Clarke Guest

    Is the HDMI on your laptop an input? That's very rare.

    In any case, the "right" answer to this is generally "try it both ways
    and see which works for you".
     
    J. Clarke, May 20, 2011
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  3. Mekon

    Mekon Guest

    "J. Clarke" wrote in message

    Is the HDMI on your laptop an input? That's very rare.

    In any case, the "right" answer to this is generally "try it both ways
    and see which works for you".


    Thanks for that, of course the HDMI on the laptop is an output! (I should
    have seen that!) Perhaps I could use the HDMI on an external monitor?
    If I go the USB route, is there any software you'd recommend to drive it? I
    want to attach it to my telescope and view the sky on the screen rather than
    through an eyepiece. The idea is that others I am showing around the sky can
    all see at once.

    Thanks again

    Mekon
     
    Mekon, May 20, 2011
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  4. Best for the real time monitor while framing etc., plus the ability to
    take photos when you are happy with it, is to use the EOS utility
    software that came in the box with your camera with USB.

    You can use EOS utility to control shooting video, but if your 60D is
    the same as my 5Dii, the full res video goes to your CF card which you
    will have to read in later. You do this by plugging the camera's USB
    cable into your computer where the camera appears as an external disk.
    You can use one or other of the canon utilities to do the same job, but
    they are so ugly and tiresome I'd fergetaboutit. Just copy the .mov
    file and import it into your video editor. Note the video format is
    H264 which is a dog to edit with. Depending on your editing software,
    it is time consuming but easy enough to convert to something useful.

    HDMI out of the camera can be used to play direct into a HDMI equipped
    TV after the event. I *think* you can get a very low res image while
    you are shooting. Don't pay canon for their outrageously priced cable.
    $250 for something on e-bay for $15 that works just as well.
     
    Elliott Roper, May 20, 2011
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