How to Use Movie Mode on Canon Rebel T6i

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DSLR Cameras are quickly becoming the de facto standard for entry-level cinematography ever since the addition of video recording. No longer relegated to just photos, SLR cameras can now be used to take full HD resolution video using high quality lenses and sensors. Even for higher budget productions such as for television and movies, the flexibility and compactness of DSLR cameras makes for a great cinematic tool. As a capable entry into this new medium, here’s how to use the Canon Rebel T6i to create beautiful footage using Movie Mode: To enter Movie Mode, switch the ON/OFF power toggle past the ON setting to the camera icon. Let’s first configure our settings for Movie Mode: In movie mode, open the settings menu. You’ll see that the fourth and fifth tabs have changed icons. These are where your movie mode settings can be adjusted: AF Method. This is the method of autofocus used during video recording. There are three options: Face + Tracking keeps the focus point on faces if detected, FlexiZone Multi focuses on a wide area of up to 31 AF points that can be either automatically or manually selected, and FlexiZone Single lets you focus on a single point in the frame. Movie Servo AF can be enabled or disabled to either allow or prevent autofocus during video. AF with Shutter button during movie recording toggles between enabling or disabling autofocus using the shutter button while recording video. Grid display shows a grid on the screen of your choosing: off, 3×3, 6×4, or 3×3 …