Camera Configuration Canon 5D

Use the following guide to set up your camera to capture exposures ready for HDReal® processing. Note that this Canon model only supports bracketing of 3 exposures while optimal results require 5 exposures.

Set Camera to Aperture Priority Mode
Set the Mode 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 DRIVE 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
Under the Camera menu, select Quality. Select JPEG format, and select M with the jagged curve. This sets file sizes to about 1.5 MB and a resolution of around 6.5MP.
Set White Balance
Press the AF WB button on top 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 DRIVE ISO button on top and select 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
Under the Camera menu, select AEB. Turn the dial so you have 3 exposures at -2, 0, and +2.
Turn off Long Exposure Noise Reduction
In the C.Fn 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 menu, set Auto rotate to On. This way, vertical images can be recognized as such.
Set File Numbering
In the Set-up menu, set File numbering to Continuous. This prevents images from having the same file number.