Camera Configuration Canon 7D Mk II
Set White Balance
Use the following guide to set up your camera to capture exposures ready for HDReal® processing.
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 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.
Set Picture Style
Press the ISO button on top and set ISO to 400. This is a good balance between noise and shutter speed.
Under the Camera 2 menu, select Picture Style. Select Neutral as the Picture Style.
Under the Camera 1 menu, select Image Quality. Select JPEG format, and select M with the jagged curve. This sets file sizes to about 2 MB and a resolution of around 9 MP.
Set Drive Mode
Press the 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 Metering 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 Auto Exposure Bracketing
Press the Metering Mode button on top (same as WB button) and select Evaluative Metering. This is so the camera meters across the whole scene.
Turn off Long Exposure Noise Reduction
Under the Custom Functions 1 menu, set the Number of Bracketed Shots to 5 shots. In the Camera 2 menu, select Expo.comp./AEB and turn the dial so you have 5 exposures at -4, -2, 0, +2 and +4.
Turn on Auto Image Rotation
Under the Camera 3 menu, set Long exp. noise reduction to Off. If this is on, shutter speeds are greatly increased.
Set File Numbering
Under the Set-up 1 menu, set Auto rotate to On for Camera and Computer. This way, vertical images can be recognized as such.
Under the Set-up 1 menu, set File numbering to Continuous. This prevents images from having the same file number.