You can watch it the high resolution version here or at the bottom of this post by clicking more.
This motion video was filmed in with my Canon 40D captured through the computer with a brilliant software called the “EOS Camera Movie Record“.
This really cool hack was created by a Russian to record videos from canon cameras which support live view (40d,50d, 450d, 5d2, perhaps 500d and 1000d too).
I used to think that the “Live View” function was much gimmicks, even trying to imitate compact cameras, in ways they excel over the dSLRs. It is true of the limitations of Live View at least in the 40D, focusing limitations, battery draining and such, but I’ve started to find uses for Live View, and capturing video is one of the extra added benefit.
I would also love it when the CHDK project gets video recording in 40D camera too, and if I wish contrast AF, live histograms etc, would be even cooler.
There are potential and possibilities with the EOS Camera Movie Record project, but even right now in its infancy, I think its pretty cool to have fun trying.
More about making of this video in a future post.