Canon® EOS 6D Mark II Fast Start

Lesson 8/29 - Movie Mode Menu


Canon® EOS 6D Mark II Fast Start


Lesson Info

Movie Mode Menu

All right, let's talk about the next related mode, which is the Movie Mode. So, by rotating the collar down to the Movie Mode, pressing the start button, that puts the camera into a mode that is ready to start recording. Let's look at some of the options. Of course, you can press the info button for more or less information here. You'll notice some cropped frames, because you're shooting in a sixteen by nine aspect ratio, when you are shooting movies off of this camera. You can turn on more or less information. The level, by the way, will not come on when you have the Face Tracking turned on, so there's a little conflict going on there. It won't be on in that particular case. If you wanna dive in and change some of the common features that you might want to change in the Movie Mode, you can hit the Q button, and you can go in and change modes that we have talked about before, or that we will end up talking about as we go along the road here. But this is gonna give you a shortcut to the...

most common video features that you're likely going to be using in here. Next step, if you do wanna get into the Movie Menu, which is a kind of hidden menu, you need to be in the Movie Mode. Normally, if you just press the menu, there's gonna be a long list of items in there, but the movie items are not gonna be there. You have to be in the Movie Mode, then press the menu button, and then you're gonna have access to several pages of unique movie features that are different than all the other features in the camera. As a note, the camera records in MP4 files, which is a very basic format, but is suitable for most basic needs. We have a time limit of 30 minutes on this, and that means that this camera is not gonna be good for extremely long interviews, or concerts, or long sporting events. You can record more than that, just not in one file take you might say. We have different resolutions. It's got standard HD resolution, it has full HD resolution, I know a lot of other cameras have the new 4K standard. This camera does not have the 4K on it. Kind of wish it did, but it doesn't. It's very good at shooting HD video and full HD as well. If you wanna record time lapse, then you can record the full width of what the sensor has so you can get 4K time lapses out of it. But, it's only shooting on full HD. Frame rates are gonna be anywhere from 23.98, to 59.94. There'll be options that we see in the Movie Menu setting as to what you can select. Not all options are available in all settings. There's a little bit of segmentation as to what's available in particular modes.

Class Description

We know what it’s like to dive right into taking pictures with your new camera. But trying to understand the manual can be a frustrating experience. Get the most out of your new Canon EOS 6D Mark II with this complete step-by-step walk-through of the camera’s features.

Join expert photographer John Greengo for a fast-track introduction, and unlock your camera’s full potential. In this Fast Start class, you’ll learn:

  • Utilize the 6D Mark II's feature set for Vlogging
  • Customize the deep menu to fit your specific needs

John is a CreativeLive veteran instructor and an experienced photographer. He has extensive experience teaching the technical minutiae that makes any camera an effective tool: aperture, ISO, the Rule of Thirds, and the kinds of lenses you’ll need to suit your camera body. This Fast Start includes a complete breakdown of your camera’s exposure, focus, metering, video and more. John will also explain how to customize the Nikon D7500’s settings to work for your style of photography.


a Creativelive Student

Always enjoy all of John's classes, but especially this one since I've decided to upgrade from my previous 6D. Awesome camera and this one is so much quieter than the older one. Thank you for explaining things in terms and ways that are easy to understand!


This course covers the controls and menu features of the EOS 6D Mark II in extremely comprehensive yet understandable detail. John Greengo is a polished presenter with a very real depth of knowledge which he manages to put over in ways that mere amateurs can comprehend. I would thoroughly recommend this class to anyone who already owns or is about to purchase a 6D Mark II. I purchased the class during the first 15 minute break after only watching one quarter of the full presentation.