Edit The Video On Canon 5d Mark 2 Equipment

The Canon 5D Mark II is a digital SLR camera that can shoot high-definition video as well as high-definition still images. The compact flash card on the camera, depending on its memory size, can hold video footage of eight minutes in length or more. The camera is designed to seamlessly transfer individual video files by USB to your computer‘s video editing suite. The Canon 5D, when shooting video, functions in a manner similar to any consumer or prosumer grade video camera.


1. Turn your Canon camera to the “Off” position. Plug the smaller end of the USB cable into the “A/V” input located on the right side of the camera.

2. Plug the other end of the USB cable into one of your computer’s USB ports. Turn the computer on if it is not already.

3. Switch the Canon to the “On” position. Your computer will detect the camera and begin to install the proper software for the camera. When your computer prompts you, select “View” to see the files on the camera. A new window will open displaying the files on the Canon.

4. Create a folder on your computer in which to store the Canon video files. Drag the video from the camera to that folder. Allow the files to fully transfer before disconnecting the camera from the computer.

5. Open your video editing software. When the software is completely loaded, drag the files from your video folder into the “Library” of the editor. From the “Library,” drag your footage onto a new timeline. You may edit Canon video on your project timeline, much like any other video footage.

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