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April 8, 2015
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How to remotely upload video files (EOS C100 Mark II to Google Drive)


Canon DLC posted an in-depth article about how to upload video files to cloud storage. In this case, the EOS C100 Mark II and Google Drive are taken in account.

Imagine this: a world where, by the time you have packed up your camera, your editor across the country has already built a general assembly with the footage you just shot. No, this world does not involve some new super-fast service from FedEx or even a laptop. Instead, it relies solely on the technology inside of the EOS C100 Mark II.

The EOS C100 Mark II is the first camera in the Cinema EOS product line to integrate advanced network functionality. These network functionalities allow us to do a few unique things while shooting. The first is giving us the ability to control primary camera functions from any device, such as a laptop or a cellphone. This is critical when the camera is mounted on an inaccessible place like a crane or car. But the network function that has won both my heart as well as its very own post is the ability to upload video files to an FTP (file transfer protocol) server or Google Drive (Google’s simple and user-friendly cloud storage service), directly from the camera.

Read the article at CDLC –>

The Canon EOS C100 Mark II Cinema camera was announced in October, and is available for pre-order at B&H Photo and Adorama. Price is $5,499.

EOS C100 Mark II

April 1, 2015
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Canon How To on Making Creative Packaging with your Photos

CanonUSA on YouTube posted a video about how to use your photos for creative packaging.

Have you ever thought about using photos as part of your packaging, or printing your own gift wrap? Your packaging can be just as cute as the gift itself! To view the entire “Get Creative with Canon” series, go to….

March 24, 2015
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Astrophotography Techniques Tips & Tricks with the Canon EOS System (Canon DLC)

Canon’s EOS 60Da, made for astrophotograhy.

Canon Digital Learning Center posted a how to for astrophotography with the EOS system.

Canon DSLRs are amazingly versatile for astrophotography. We can shoot long exposures of deep-sky objects at high ISOs because Canon CMOS sensors are remarkably sensitive and have exceptionally low noise. We can also use them to do time-lapse photography of the heavens, and even use the high-definition video modes for high-resolution planetary photography. Unlike specialized astronomical CCD cameras, DSLRs don’t require a computer for use in the field for focusing and recording of the images.

Read the article at CDLC–>

March 10, 2015
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How To Make a Cinemagraph (aka animated GIF, Canon DLC article)


Thanks Niklas

The Canon Digital Learning Center posted an article about how to make a “Cinemagraph”, which is a fancy term for what the rest of us knows as animated GIFs. You know those pics where something is moving, looping thru the same animation all the time?

Have you ever looked at an image online and thought it to be a still photo, but then suddenly, a little part of it comes to life? Not the whole image, but maybe a smirk of the mouth, a blink of an eye or a wag of a tail while all else remains static? Call them a “Cinemagraph,” a GIF or a picture where something in it moves; these hybrid motion/stills have become ubiquitous. They have an element of the unexpected and further explores how to tell a story in a single frame. And when executed well, they allow the visual story to expand and become infinitely richer and more engaging.

They have a very nice Cinemagraph on their site, where you can read the article.

March 6, 2015
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Bird and Wildlife Photography Tutorials by Canon (seven Videos)

Location scouting for the perfect shot

To promote their “Birds as Art” workshop, Canon posted seven (7) short tutorial videos with plenty of tricks and tips. The workshop and the tutorial videos are hosted by renowned bird photographer Arthur Morris.

Here are the videos. Enjoy.

One Shot and AI Servo AF

Sunrise and Sunset Blurs and Silhouettes

Getting the right exposure

Arthur Morris’ Gear Bag

Camera settings


[via Imaging Resource]