Camera Configuration Canon 1Ds Mk III

Use the following guide to set up your camera to capture exposures ready for HDReal® processing.

Set Camera to Aperture Priority Mode
Press the MODE button and turn the dial to Av. Aperture should stay the same so that the depth of field does not change in between exposures. Only the shutter speed should change.
Set Aperture
Set the Aperture to 8.0 by turning the top dial. This preserves a deep depth of field while increasing shutter speeds so you can move faster.
Press the ISO button on top and set ISO to 400. This is a good balance between noise and shutter speed.
Set Picture Style
Under the Camera menu, select Picture Style. Select Neutral as the Picture Style.
Image Settings
Press the FUNC button once or twice and select JPEG M1 (Medium1). This sets file sizes to about 3 MB and a resolution of around 8MP.
Set White Balance
Press the FUNC button once or twice and set White Balance to AWB (Auto White Balance). Our system automatically corrects white balance so you don't need to do it in the camera.
Set Drive Mode
Press the AF DRIVE button on top and select High-Speed Continuous Shooting. This way, you'll be able to take all bracketed exposures with a single press of the cable release or shutter button.
Set Metering Mode
Press the Metering Mode button on top and select Evaluative Metering. This is so the camera meters across the whole scene.
Set Auto Exposure Bracketing
In the C.Fn 1:Exposure menu, under Number of Bracketed Shots, select 5 shots. Then hold down the MODE and AF DRIVE buttons simultaneously. Turn the dials so you have 5 exposures at -4, -2, 0, +2 and +4.
Turn off Long Exposure Noise Reduction
In the C.Fn II:Image/Flash exp/Disp menu, set Long exposure noise reduction to Off. If this is on, shutter speeds are greatly increased.
Turn on Auto Image Rotation
In the Set-up 1 menu, set Auto rotate to On for Camera and Computer. This way, vertical images can be recognized as such.
Set File Numbering
In the Set-up 1 menu, set File numbering to Continuous. This prevents images from having the same file number.