- First, you need to configure your Canon DSLR. Refer to the screenshots below:
- Disconnect USB cable from side of camera
- Flip the on switch over to Video mode as shown (the option above 'on' that looks like a video recorder)
- You will now see the live view appear on the camera. Press the 'Q' button outlined in orange below
After pressing the 'Q' button, you will be given the option to set the video mode, as shown below. Using the 4 buttons on the right (outside of the 'Set' button) you should scroll down to the 'HD' button on the left, and then scroll right to the 'HD 59.94P' button on the bottom. Once you've done this, press the 'Set' button on the right side to lock in the settings.
- You should now set the switch on top of the camera back to 'On', and reconnect the USB cable.
Next Steps - performed in PBU
After configuring the Camera settings, navigate to the Video tab. Here you will create and manage the settings of the slow motion video for a particular activation. Select a video to edit from the table or click Add Video.
On the Add Video window, Name your video and navigate to the right side of the window to Video Mode. Then click Slow Motion.
Notice once Slow Motion is selected, options for Recording Duration appear. Adjust the Recording Duration for how long you would like the video to be. Please note that the longer the video the longer it will take to process. We recommend slow motion videos to generally be approximately no longer than 5 seconds. This leads to relatively fast processing and a manageable final video length (13.5 seconds).
There is also an option to include Video Segments. Video Segments are segments you can create that will adjust the speed of the video for a specific duration. Click the + button to add your first segment.
Now a window will appear allowing you to adjust the start and end times (in seconds) and the speed of that segment. For this first example, I chose to have my video play really fast at 200% speed from 0 to 1 second. Once you have configured the duration and speed of your first segment, click OK.
Now you'll see the first segment you create under the Video Segments list. Repeat creating video segments at various speeds until you have created enough segments to complete the duration of your video. Here is an example of a variety of segments to complete the duration of my 5 second video:
Once you have chosen the variety of segments you want, you can configure any other settings you wish to apply to your slow motion video on the video window. If you are content with you selected options, click OK at the bottom of the window.
With the settings of your video configured, navigate to the bottom of the screen to the Video Format and Video Size options. Choose the options that best suit your needs. We recommend WMV Format, at Medium quality with 720p video size. As stated, the larger the quality and video size, the longer processing times will be.
Lastly, navigate to the Video mode at the top of the Video tab and choose which Video Modeyou desire. Once selected, click OK at the bottom and you'll be all ready to create a slow motion video!