Camera Configuration Canon 7D

Use the following guide to set up your camera to capture exposures ready for HDReal® processing. We recommend that you use Magic Lantern to increase the range of your bracketing from 3 exposures to 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 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 2 MB and a resolution of around 8 MP.
Set White Balance
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 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
Under the Camera menu, select Expo.Comp./AEB. Turn the dials so you have 3 exposures at -2, 0, and +2. If you have Magic Lantern installed, set brackets to 5 exposures at -4, -2, 0, +2, +4.
Turn off Long Exposure Noise Reduction
Under the C.Fn II: Image menu, set Long exposure noise reduction to Off. If this is on, shutter speeds are greatly increased.
Turn on Auto Image Rotation
Under the Set-up 1 menu, set Auto rotate to On. This way, vertical images can be recognized as such.
Set File Numbering
Under the Set-up 1 menu, set File numbering to Continuous. This prevents images from having the same file number.