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Record Videos with Canon 40D dSLR




Canon dSLR owners who wished they had the same HD video recording features like the Canon 5D Mark II might find this little nifty tool with their cameras. I was able to record video using my Canon EOS 40D.

The app is pretty simple — extract the software, connect the USB cable to your dSLR (40D, 1000D, 450D), click on Record, zoom/focus the camera lens manually, click on stop when done.

The raw video output runs at 1024×640 resolution with a bitrate of 55KB/s. Here’s a sample I took and uploaded on YouTube.


The original recorded video was of very good quality although the frame-rate was a bit slow at about 17fps. You can see the original 11 second clip here (41MB).

Download and try it.



Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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7 Responses

  1. troydl says:

    Is this OK for Canon’s 400D? Can you tell me the link you got it from?

  2. yuga says:

    @troydl – I think so. Still looking for that Russian website where I got the app.

  3. Jhay says:

    Neat! I wonder if there’s a similar program for Nikon dSLRs?

    Though I’d get a dedicated vid cam to record videos instead. What good is a video if it doesn’t have sound? ;)

  4. whackerZ says:

    Check out this link for links to the original article (in russian) and program.

    http://www.canonrumors.com/2009/01/video-with-any-liveview-eos-camera/

  5. Gwapito.com says:

    Wow 11 seconds and 41MB!

  6. issai says:

    i don’t know if i want the camera or the dog more. i love pets :)

  7. Karlo says:

    How about 50D? posible?

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