EOS 5D Mark II: How to Use Manual Video Exposure

Canon’s newest Digital SLR, the EOS 5D Mark II, has created unprecedented interest and activity with its extraordinary Full High Definition video recording capability.

Traditional photographers have discovered that this new feature allows them to be more valuable to their clients by adding a greater range of services to their business.

Videographers and cinematographers have found that in certain situations, the EOS 5D Mark II’s video capabilities are superior to high-end professional video cameras costing
many times more.

If there is a problem with the camera, it seems that it doesn't offer enough creative control. With only fully automatic exposure available, manual setting of exposure —to capture unusual/creative lighting situations or to create dramatic lighting effects in-camera—
was impossible.

Canon engineering and ingenuity have resolved this issue.

We are pleased to announce the addition of full manual exposure control during video shooting with a dramatic firmware upgrade for the EOS 5D Mark II, Firmware Version 1.1.0.