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Canon EOS 1000D Instruction Manual

Canon EOS 1000D Instruction Manual

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Communication Software for the Camera
1Ds Mk III
Content of this Instruction Manual
EU is used for EOS Utility.
Camera model is displayed as an icon.
Example: EOS-1D Mark III
displays the relevant camera model.
In this manual, the windows used in the examples
are from Windows Vista.
The selection sequence of menus is displayed in
(Example: Select the [Window] menu
Square brackets are used to indicate items such as
menu names, button names and window names
that appear on the computer screen.
Text inside < > indicates a camera switch name or
icon, or a keyboard key name.
indicates a reference page.
Click to move to the relevant page.
: Marks information that should be read before use.
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EOS Utility
Ver. 2.6
5D Mk II

Instruction Manual

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Summary of Contents for Canon EOS 1000D

  • Page 1: Instruction Manual

    Shooting Content of this Instruction Manual Switching Between Pages EU is used for EOS Utility. Click on arrows on the bottom right of the screen. Preferences Camera model is displayed as an icon. : next page Example: EOS-1D Mark III...
  • Page 2 THE DATE OF PURCHASE TO YOUR POINT OF PURCHASE FOR A REFUND. Images without notice to you if you fail to comply with any of the terms of this Agreement and you must In consideration of the right to use the SOFTWARE, you agree to abide by the terms and conditions then promptly return the SOFTWARE.
  • Page 3: System Requirements

    Reference Supported Camera from your computer. Remote Live View shooting – Shoot while checking your subject in Can be used for RAW images, JPEG images or MOV movies shot with real time on your computer. the cameras below. Index You can also shoot remotely by operating the camera’s shutter...
  • Page 4: Contents At A Glance

    To set the camera owner’s name, copyright notice Remote p.12 and date/time Shooting Functions for use with other accessories sold To set a Picture Style and apply to the camera p.16 separately To apply a Picture Style file to the camera p.18 Preferences To register a personal white balance in the camera p.19...
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Introduction Basic operation such as preparing for downloading images to your computer (connecting your camera and computer), starting up EU, Contents at downloading images from your camera to your computer and exiting EU a Glance are explained here. Downloading Connecting the Camera and Computer.....
  • Page 6: Connecting The Camera And Computer

    Introduction To download to your computer images shot with your camera, you will When the camera’s power switch is set to < ON >, EU will start up, and need to connect your camera and computer using the interface cable the camera and computer will be able to communicate.
  • Page 7: Batch Downloading Images To Your Computer

    Batch Downloading Images to Your Computer Introduction Click [Downloads images from EOS camera]. You can batch download to your computer all the images saved on the memory card inserted in the camera that you have not already downloaded. Contents at...
  • Page 8: Downloading Selected Images To Your Computer

    Introduction Check the downloaded images. Downloading Selected Images to Your Computer DPP Main window From the images saved in your camera’s memory card, you can select Contents at the ones you want and download them to your computer. a Glance Click [Lets you select and download images].
  • Page 9 Download image dialog box Downloading Images Camera Settings Remote Shooting Specify the save destination Preferences The [Save File] dialog box appears and image downloading to your computer begins. Reference Add check mark Click the [Download] button. Index The [Download image] dialog box appears.
  • Page 10: Downloading Images With A Card Reader

    The images downloaded to your computer are displayed in the Downloading Images with a Card Reader [Quick Preview] window. For users with a third-party card reader, you can also download to your Contents at computer images stored in a memory card using the card reader.
  • Page 11: Exiting Eu

    Remote Shooting The window closes and EU exits. Preferences Turn the camera’s power switch to < OFF >. Disconnect the cable from the camera and computer. Reference Do not pull on the cable; hold the plug and pull out. Index...
  • Page 12 Setting the Camera from Your Computer Introduction This section explains how to set the camera’s functions from EU. Contents at Setting the Camera Owner’s Name, Copyright Notice a Glance and Date/Time............Available Settings by Camera Model......Downloading Images Setting up Camera Functions ........
  • Page 13: Setting The Camera Owner's Name, Copyright Notice And Date/Time

    Setting the Camera Owner’s Name, Copyright Notice and Date/Time Introduction You can set and apply to the camera, the camera owner’s name, Click the [ ] button. copyright notice and date/time recorded as shooting information in shot Capture window images.
  • Page 14: Available Settings By Camera Model

    Introduction Click the required setting and specify each one. Owner’s name You can enter and set up to 31 characters as the camera owner’s Set-up menu name. Contents at a Glance Author* You can enter and set up to 63 characters or symbols, including a prefix, as the author’s name.
  • Page 15: Setting Up Camera Functions

    Setting up Camera Functions Introduction You can set and apply to the camera Picture Styles, personal white Click the [ ] button. balance, JPEG quality and white balance adjustment. Contents at Connect your camera and computer, and then start a Glance up EU (p.5)
  • Page 16: Available Settings By Camera Model

    Picture Style Available settings are displayed for the camera that is connected. You can set a Picture Style and apply it to the camera, in the same For more details, refer to “Available Settings by Camera Model” way as operating from the camera (p.16).
  • Page 17: Setting Picture Styles And Applying To The Camera

    Click the Picture Style to be set in the camera. Setting Picture Styles and Applying to the Camera Picture Style window You can set and apply Picture Styles to the camera, in the same way as Contents at operating from the camera. You can change the values for [Sharpness],...
  • Page 18: Changing Picture Style Settings And Applying To The Camera

    You can set your own Picture Style [Sharpness], [Contrast], [Saturation] a Glance and [Color tone] and apply them to the camera, in the same way as The settings are applied to the camera, and the display returns to operating from the camera.
  • Page 19: Applying Picture Style Files To The Camera

    Applying Picture Style Files to the Camera Click the [ ] button. You can register up to three Picture Style files downloaded from the Canon’s website or created with PSE and saved to your computer, as Contents at user-defined settings in your camera.
  • Page 20: Registering Personal White Balance In The Camera

    Downloading To adjust the white balance and save the results, start up RAW Image Images Task from ZoomBrowser EX. For more information on RAW Image Task, refer to the “ZoomBrowser EX Instruction Manual”...
  • Page 21: Setting Jpeg Quality And Applying To The Camera

    Glance The white balance files that you can register to the camera are You can set the JPEG image quality and apply it to the camera, in the same way as operating from the camera. files with the “.WBD” extension.
  • Page 22: Adjusting White Balance And Applying To The Camera

    Introduction Adjusting White Balance and Applying to the Camera Registering Peripheral Illumination Correction Data for the Lens in the Camera You can adjust white balance, in the same way as operating from the Contents at camera. a Glance 5D Mk II...
  • Page 23: Setting My Menu And Registering To The Camera

    [OK] button. camera. Contents at You can register top layer items of each tab as well as all items of a Glance Custom Functions. Connect your camera and computer, and then start...
  • Page 24 Preferences Reference Index The selected item is added to [Items that can be configured in My Menu on the camera] on the left side of the window. You can register up to six items with the above procedure. You can change the position of an item by selecting it and then...
  • Page 25 Remote Shooting by Controlling the Camera from Your Computer Introduction From EU you can control the camera remotely, and by viewing the subject in the EU window, you can set the camera and shoot. You can Contents at also shoot by directly operating your camera even during remote...
  • Page 26: Remote Live View Shooting

    You can control your camera remotely from EU and shoot still images Set the camera and click the [ ] button. from your computer screen. Also, the shot image is saved directly on your computer and you can Contents at recheck it using linked Digital Photo Professional (hereinafter DPP). a Glance This function is effective for shooting large numbers with fixed-framing such as for studio shooting.
  • Page 27 , click [Live View/Movie func. set.]. , select [Stills only] and [Still display] in the [Live 5D Mk II Click [Live View function settings], and click [Enable] in the [Live View/Movie func. set.] window and click the [OK] button. View shoot.] window that appears.
  • Page 28 Contents at a Glance Downloading Images The [Remote Live View window] appears. The shot image is transferred to your computer and displayed in Camera the [Quick Preview] window. And then, DPP starts up Settings automatically. You can quickly review the shot image in the [Quick Preview] window displayed before DPP starts up.
  • Page 29: Remote Live View Window Functions

    DPP Preferences to ZoomBrowser EX or other software (p.45). For a list of the Remote Live View window functions, refer to p.57. Drag For a list of the Zoom View Window functions, refer to p.58.
  • Page 30 You can also double-click the section you want to enlarge in step You can also focus using a key operation on the keyboard. 1 to display an enlarged view at 100% (actual pixel size) in the [Zoom View] window. Adjustment...
  • Page 31: Focusing Using Af

    5D Mk II REBELT1i 500D Contents at a Glance In Quick, Live and Face Detection Live AF modes, images can be focused automatically in the same way as on the camera itself. Downloading Images Focusing Using Quick Mode 5D Mk II...
  • Page 32: Focusing Using Live Mode

    The AF point appears. If focus is not achieved, the AF point turns red. Remote Shooting You can switch between showing and hiding the AF point by clicking the [ ] button. Drag the enlargement display frame to move it to the Preferences position where you want to focus.
  • Page 33: Focusing Using Face Detection Live Mode

    Checking the Depth of Field and Exposure 5D Mk II REBELT1i 500D You can check the depth of field and exposure in the Remote Live View Contents at window. Select [Face Detection Live mode] from the list box. a Glance Click the [ON] button.
  • Page 34: White Balance With The Remote Live View Window

    Introduction White Balance with the Remote Live View Window White Balance for Flash Photography You can change the white balance of an image in the Remote Live View When taking flash shots where the subject is illuminated Contents at window and register the changed white balance in the camera.
  • Page 35 Click white balance window a Glance Downloading Images A shot will be taken again using the part of the image in step 3 Camera Settings clicked as the standard for white and the shot image is displayed in the [Test Shooting] window.
  • Page 36: Adjusting The Horizontal/Vertical Alignment Of The Camera

    Live View function, and adjust the horizontal/ a Glance As with the camera’s Live View function, it is possible to shoot with a vertical alignment of the camera. feeling similar to film-type medium-format/large-format cameras such as 6 ×...
  • Page 37: Shooting By Operating The Camera

    Introduction Move the camera and compose your picture. Even when remote shooting is set, you can still operate the camera and shoot – as when shooting with only the camera. Also, since the shot To revert the aspect ratio to the normal condition, click the images are saved to your computer’s hard disk, you can shoot large...
  • Page 38: Shooting Movies

    ] button at the bottom left of the 5D Mk II a Glance [Remote Live View window]. Prepare for Live View shooting. Downloading Follow the procedure from step 1 to step 3 for “Remote Live View Images Shooting” (p.25). Click [Live View/Movie func. set.]. Camera Settings Click the [ ] button and begin shooting.
  • Page 39 Click [Remote Live View shooting]. REBELT1i 500D Prepare for Live View shooting. Contents at Follow the procedure of step 1 and step 2 for “Remote Live View a Glance Shooting” (p.25). Set the camera’s mode dial to < >. Downloading...
  • Page 40 Introduction Click the [ ] button and begin shooting. At the bottom left of the [Remote Live View window], a [ ] icon and the recording time are displayed. Contents at a Glance Recording time Downloading Images Camera Settings Click the [ ] button again to end shooting.
  • Page 41: Timer-Controlled Shooting

    On some types of computer, if you set a short interval between shots and there is insufficient time to transfer and save the images, it may not be possible to take shots at the specified interval. In this case, set a longer interval between shots and take the shots again.
  • Page 42: Bulb Exposures

    5D Mk II seconds in one-second increments. camera’s Mode dial to < M > (Manual exposure). Then set the shutter speed to [BULB] in the capture window or on the camera. You can start/end bulb exposure without setting an exposure time by clicking the [ ] button.
  • Page 43 Preferences Introduction You can change each of the EU functions in the preferences window to make them easier to use. Contents at a Glance Preferences ............. Basic Settings............. Downloading Images Destination Folder ............File Name ..............Camera Download Images............Settings Remote Shooting............
  • Page 44: Preferences

    On the main window, click the [Preferences] button. Basic Settings The [Preferences] dialog box appears. You can specify the operation when EU starts up and whether the auto Contents at power off function is enabled or disabled. Specify the required settings and click the [OK] a Glance button.
  • Page 45: Destination Folder

    When specifying an image’s file name, select a naming rule for After you checkmark any of [Download Images], [Remote the file from the list box. (If [Do not modify] is selected, images are Shooting], or [Monitor Folder], a subfolder is generated when the saved with the file name set in the camera.) You can also...
  • Page 46: Download Images

    Linked Software From the list box, you can select the images to be downloaded when From the list box, you can select the linked software that starts up when Contents at [Starts to download images] in the main window is clicked.
  • Page 47 It contains various troubleshooting solutions, how to delete EU from your a Glance computer and explanations of the various windows. An index is provided at the end of the chapter for you to easily find Downloading information you are looking for.
  • Page 48: Troubleshooting

    EU shuts down. In this case, turn the EU and the camera are not communicating camera’s power switch to < OFF >, then again to < ON > and start up Reference EU does not operate correctly on a computer if its system Do not put your computer to sleep while it is connected to the camera.
  • Page 49: Monitor Folder Function (Function For Use With The Wft-E2/E2A, E3/E3A Or E4/E4A)

    DPP starts up and the images saved in the folder specified in step 3 are displayed. You cannot specify the same folders in step 2 and step 3. You can change the software that starts up in step 5, from DPP to ZoomBrowser EX or other software (p.45).
  • Page 50: Function For Use With The Accessories

    E4A (sold separately) or the Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3 (sold separately), you can start up the previously mentioned accessory Contents at software from EU. And you can also start up the Picture Style Editor a Glance (Picture Style file creating software).
  • Page 51: Folder Structure And File Names In The Memory Card

    The files that manage the DPOF settings are saved in the [MISC] folder. A thumbnail file is a file saved with the same file name as the movie and includes shooting information. When you play a movie with the camera, both the movie file and the thumbnail file are required.
  • Page 52: Fixing The Plug To The Camera

    Attach the cable protector and fix it with the fixing 1Ds Mk III 1D Mk III screw. Fix the plug to the camera with the cable protector to prevent it from detaching during remote shooting. Contents at a Glance Remove the cap.
  • Page 53: List Of Main Window Functions

    List of Main Window Functions Introduction Control camera tab sheet Accessories tab sheet Contents at a Glance Downloading (p.6) (p.49) Images (p.7, p.53) Camera (p.25, p.56) Settings (p.48) Remote Shooting Preferences (p.43) Exits EU (p.10) Reference Index...
  • Page 54: List Of Viewer Window Functions

    List of Viewer Window Functions (p.7) Introduction Movie icon Images already transferred to computer icon Switches the recording media Bracketing icon Selects the condition of the image Contents at a Glance Downloading Images Recording media folder hierarchy Camera Settings RAW image icon...
  • Page 55: List Of Register Peripheral Illumination Correction Data Window Functions

    Reference Index Displays only the registered lenses No. of lenses registered in the camera/No. of lenses that can be registered Lens names displayed in the [Register peripheral illumination correction data] window may be partially shortened depending on the lens type.
  • Page 56: List Of My Menu Settings Window Functions

    List of My Menu Settings Window Functions (p.22) Introduction Switches My Menu position Contents at a Glance Downloading Images Camera My Menu (up to 6 items) Settings All items that can be Remote applied to My Menu Shooting Preferences Reference...
  • Page 57: List Of Capture Window Functions

    REBELT1i 500D , when the AF/MF selector To make this function available, checkmark [Rotate image] in the button is set to [AF], AF/AE is performed when the cursor is moved to [Remote Shooting] tab sheet (p.45) in preferences. the Shoot button.
  • Page 58: List Of Remote Live View Window Functions

    List of Remote Live View Window Functions (p.25) Introduction Enlargement display frame Sets the color temperature Controllers 1 Contents at a Glance Downloading Selects the white balance Images (p.33) Click white balance Camera Settings AF mode (p.30 to p.32) Lens drive (p.29)
  • Page 59: List Of Zoom View Window Functions

    LCD monitor; clicking the [ ] button viewing on your camera’s LCD monitor; clicking the [ ] button switches to a quality suited to focusing while viewing on your computer. switches to a quality suited to focusing while viewing on your computer.
  • Page 60: List Of Test Shooting Window Functions

    Enlargement/reduction of the image Coordinates* 100% (actual pixel size) view Fit-to-window view Only displayed when the [Click white balance] window is displayed (p.34) and the cursor is moved to over the point to be the standard for white for the image.
  • Page 61: Index

    Adjusting the Vertical Alignment of the Camera ......Exiting the EOS Utility................. Changing the Aspect Ratio ............Changing the White Balance in the Remote Live View Window ... Checking the Depth of Field and Exposure ........File Name Settings (Preferences)............
  • Page 62: Remote Shooting

    Specifying Preferences ............... Preferences About This Instruction Manual Basic Settings................Destination Folder Settings ............It is prohibited to reproduce, in whole or part, the contents of this Download Images Settings............Instruction Manual without permission. Reference File Name Settings ............... Canon may change without notice the software specifications and Linked Software Settings..............

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