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Communication Software for the Camera
1Ds Mk III
1D Mk III
5D Mk II
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 Mac OS X 10.4.
The selection sequence of menus is displayed in
procedures.
(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.
: Marks additional information you may find helpful.
EOS Utility
Ver. 2.7
7D
50D
40D
REBELT1i

Instruction Manual

Switching Between Pages
1D Mk III
[Main Window].)
500D
REBELXSi
450D
REBELXS
Click on arrows on the bottom right of the screen.
: next page
: previous page
: return to a page you had previously displayed
Click on the chapter headings on the right side of
the screen to switch to the contents page of that
chapter. Also, click the item you want to read about
on the table of contents to move to the relevant
page.
1000D
© CANON INC. 2009
CT1-7172EUME-000
Introduction
Contents at
a Glance
1
Downloading
Images
2
Camera
Settings
3
Remote
Shooting
4
Preferences
Reference
Index

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  • Page 1: Instruction Manual

    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. : Marks additional information you may find helpful. © CANON INC. 2009 CT1-7172EUME-000...
  • Page 2: Read Carefully Before Using

    6. U.S. GOVERNMENT RESTRICTED RIGHTS NOTICE: The SOFTWARE is provided with 1. LICENSE: Canon grants you the non-exclusive right to use the SOFTWARE only on a single restricted rights. Use, duplication or disclosure is subject to restrictions as set forth in either Camera computer.
  • Page 3: System Requirements

    EOS-1Ds Mark III EOS-1D Mark III Remote Live View shooting – Shoot while checking your subject in EOS 5D Mark II EOS 7D real time on your computer. EOS 50D EOS 40D Index You can also shoot remotely by operating the camera’s shutter...
  • Page 4: Contents At A Glance

    Introduction Contents at a Glance Contents at Downloading images from your camera to a Remote shooting a Glance computer To shoot by controlling the camera from a computer p.24 (Remote Live View shooting) To batch download all the images to a computer Downloading Images To shoot with accurate horizontal/vertical alignment...
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Settings Downloading Selected Images to Your Computer..Downloading Images with a Card Reader ....Remote Downloading Images Using Digital Photo Professional ..Shooting Downloading Images Using ImageBrowser .... Downloading Images without Using Canon Software..Preferences Quitting EU ..............Reference Index...
  • Page 6: Connecting The Camera And Computer

    Connecting the Camera and Computer Starting up EU 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 You can batch download to your computer all the images saved on the Check the downloaded images. memory card inserted in the camera that you have not already DPP Main window downloaded. Contents at The downloaded images are sorted by date into folders and are then a Glance displayed in the main window of Digital Photo Professional (RAW image...
  • Page 8: Downloading Selected Images To Your Computer

    Introduction View the images and checkmark images to download. Downloading Selected Images to Your Computer Viewer 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 Introduction Specify the save destination and then click the [OK] The images downloaded to your computer are displayed in the [Quick Preview] window. button. Contents at Displays the save destination on the computer a Glance Download image dialog box Downloading Images Camera Settings...
  • Page 10: Downloading Images With A Card Reader

    Downloading Images without Using Canon Software To download images with a card reader without using Canon software such as DPP or ImageBrowser, copy to your computer the [DCIM] folder in the memory card. For more details about folder structures and files in the memory card,...
  • Page 11 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 ........Available Settings by Camera Model......
  • Page 12: 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. Contents at a Glance Connect your camera and computer, and then start...
  • Page 13: Available Settings By Camera Model

    You can display the version of the camera’s firmware. For a list of the capture window functions, refer to p.62. You can update the firmware by clicking on this item. For more details on updating firmware, refer to the Canon’s website. Reference Available Settings by Camera Model...
  • Page 14: 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) Click [Camera settings/Remote shooting].
  • Page 15: Available Settings By Camera Model

    Introduction Click the required setting and specify each one. Available Settings by Camera Model Shooting menu 5D Mk II Contents at REBELXSi a Glance 1Ds Mk III 450D Setting 1D Mk III REBELXS REBELT1i Downloading 1000D Images 500D Picture Style –...
  • Page 16: Setting Picture Styles And Applying To The Camera

    Downloading You can also register Picture Style files in the camera as user-defined Images settings you have downloaded from the Canon’s website or created with Picture Style Editor (Picture Style file creating software) (hereinafter PSE) and saved to your computer.
  • Page 17: Changing Picture Style Settings And Applying To The Camera

    Introduction Changing Picture Style Settings and Applying Click the [Return] button. to the Camera Contents at 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 18: 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. a Glance Click [Register User Defined style].
  • Page 19: Registering Personal White Balance In The Camera

    [Open] button. A Picture Style file is an extended function of Picture Style. For more details on Picture Style files, refer to the Canon’s website. The Picture Style files that you can apply to the camera are files with the “.PF2”...
  • Page 20: Setting Jpeg Quality And Applying To The Camera

    Introduction Open the folder containing the saved white balance Setting JPEG Quality and Applying to the Camera file, select the file and then click the [Open] button. 1Ds Mk III 1D Mk III Contents at The white balance file is loaded. a 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...
  • Page 21: 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 camera. Contents at a Glance 5D Mk II REBELT1i 500D Click [WB SHIFT].
  • Page 22: Setting My Menu And Registering To The Camera

    Setting My Menu and Registering to the Camera Introduction Select the lens for which you want to register You can register up to six frequently used menu items as My Menu and register them to the camera, in the same way as operating from the correction data and click the [OK] button.
  • Page 23 Introduction Click the [ ] button. Click [My Menu settings]. My Menu Contents at a Glance Downloading Images The [My Menu settings] window appears. Camera Settings Select the item to be registered and click the [Add] button. My Menu settings window Remote Shooting Preferences...
  • Page 24 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 a Glance shooting, or preset a time allowing the camera to shoot automatically with timer shooting.
  • Page 25: Downloading

    Remote Live View Shooting Introduction You can control your camera remotely from EU and shoot still images Set the camera and click the [ ] button. from your computer screen. Drive mode setting: Click Also, the shot image is saved directly on your computer and you can while holding down the Contents at recheck it using the linked software Digital Photo Professional...
  • Page 26 Introduction 5D Mk II REBELT1i 500D Set the Live View function. For setting , refer to the next page. Click [Live View/Movie func. set.], and click [Enable] in the [Live View shoot.] window that appears. Contents at a Glance Downloading Images Camera Settings...
  • Page 27 Introduction 5D Mk II REBELT1i 500D , click [Live View/Movie func. set.], and set the Live View function in the [Live View/Movie Select [Enable] for [LV func. setting] and the setting for [Exposure simulation], then click the [OK] button. func. set.] window that appears. Contents at a Glance Downloading...
  • Page 28 Introduction Click the [Remote Live View shooting] button. Click the [ ] button to shoot. 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.
  • Page 29: Remote Live View Window Functions

    Remote Live View Window Functions Introduction These pages explain the functions available in the Remote Live View You cannot operate the camera when the [Remote Live View window, including checking the camera settings and focusing while window] is displayed. Pressing the camera’s < SET > button (Live viewing your subject on the computer screen.
  • Page 30 Introduction Click the [ ] button. Adjust the focus. Contents at a Glance The section you selected in step 1 is displayed enlarged at 100% (actual pixel size) in the [Zoom View] window. Downloading Images Zoom View window Camera Settings Closer Further away Remote...
  • Page 31: Focusing Using Af

    Introduction Click the AF point in the position where you want to Focusing Using AF focus. 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...
  • Page 32: Focusing Using Live Mode

    Introduction Focusing Using Live Mode Click the [ON] button. 5D Mk II REBELT1i 500D Contents at Select [Live mode] from the list box. a Glance Downloading Images AF is executed. Camera Settings When focus is achieved, the camera makes a beeping sound and the AF point turns green.
  • Page 33: Focusing Using Face Detection Live Mode

    Introduction 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. instantaneously, you can take a test shot under the same conditions as a Glance an actual shot, and adjust the white balance in the [Test shooting]...
  • Page 35 Introduction Click the [ ] button. Click the [Apply to camera and execute test shooting] button. The click white balance window appears. Contents at 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...
  • Page 36: Adjusting The Horizontal/vertical Alignment Of The Camera

    Introduction Adjusting the Horizontal/Vertical Alignment of the Camera Changing the Aspect Ratio You can display gridlines in the [Remote Live View window] in the same 1Ds Mk III 1D Mk III Contents at way as the camera’s 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.
  • Page 37: Shooting By Operating The Camera

    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 ] button and select [Off].
  • Page 38: Shooting Movies

    Shooting Movies Introduction You can control your camera from EU and shoot movies from your Click the [OK] button. computer screen. You cannot shoot movies without a memory card in The [Live View/Movie func. set.] window closes. your camera. Contents at Click [Remote Live View shooting].
  • Page 39 Introduction Click [Remote Live View shooting]. Contents at a Glance Downloading Images The [Remote Live View window] appears. Focus Camera (p.28, p.30) Settings Click the [ ] button at the bottom left of the Remote [Remote Live View window]. Shooting Preferences After specifying [Destination Folder] and [File Name], click the Click [Live View/Movie func.
  • Page 40: Settings

    Introduction Select the movie recording size. Contents at a Glance Downloading Images Select Click Camera Settings Click the [OK] button. The [Live View/Movie func. set.] window closes. Remote Click the [ ] button and begin shooting. Shooting At the bottom left of the [Remote Live View window], a [ ] icon and the recording time are displayed.
  • Page 41: Settings

    Introduction 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.24). Set the camera’s mode dial to < >. Downloading Images When setting the movie recording size, click [Live View/Movie...
  • Page 42: Timer-controlled Shooting

    Timer-controlled Shooting Introduction Two types of timer shooting are available where the camera automatically takes shots at a specified time or a specified number. Contents at a Glance Timer Shooting You can automatically take a shot when the specified time elapses. Downloading Images Display the capture window...
  • Page 43: Interval Timer Shooting

    Introduction Interval Timer Shooting Bulb Exposures You can automatically take shots by setting the interval between shots Display the capture window (p.24) Contents at and the number of shots to be taken. a Glance Double-click the shooting mode icon and select [BULB]. Display the capture window (p.24) Downloading...
  • Page 44: Flash Shooting

    Flash Shooting Introduction Set the desired aperture. 5D Mk II From EU you can set the camera’s flash functions, as well as EX-series Contents at Speedlite (sold separately) compatible with flash function setting, in a Glance order to perform flash shooting. For more details on setting items, also refer to the Instruction Manual provided with your EX-series Speedlite and with your camera.
  • Page 45 Introduction Click the [ ] button. Click [Flash function settings]. Flash Control Menu Contents at a Glance Downloading Images Camera Settings Remote The Flash function settings window appears. Shooting Preferences Reference Index The [Flash control menu] appears. Select [Raise built-in flash] to use the built-in flash on...
  • Page 46 Introduction Specify settings. When setting the flash functions directly on the camera or on the Flash function settings window flash, make sure to previously close EU [Flash function settings] Contents at window. If the [Flash control] menu is displayed on the camera’s a Glance LCD monitor, EU [Flash function settings] window automatically Check that this box is...
  • Page 47 Introduction Click the [ ] button to shoot. Contents at a Glance Downloading Images The shot image is transferred to your computer and displayed in Camera Settings the [Quick Preview] window. Then, DPP starts up automatically. When the capture window AF/MF selector is set to [AF], AF/AE is executed when the cursor is moved to the [ ] button.
  • Page 48 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 49: Preferences

    Preferences Introduction 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 50: Destination Folder

    Introduction Destination Folder File Name You can specify the save destination folder of images downloaded from You can specify the file name of images downloaded from your camera Contents at your camera or of images shot remotely. or of images shot remotely. a Glance Downloading Images...
  • Page 51: Download Images

    Introduction Download Images If you checkmark [Save also on the camera’s memory card], images shot during remote shooting will also be saved to the From the list box, you can select the images to be downloaded when camera’s memory card. Contents at [Starts to download images] in the main window is clicked.
  • Page 52 Reference Introduction This reference section has been provided to enhance your experience using EU. Contents at 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 53: Troubleshooting

    Settings EU and the camera may not communicate normally with a cable other EU does not start up than the EOS DIGITAL camera-dedicated Canon interface cable (p.5). Remote If EU does not start up after following the instructions as explained, Shooting the software Preferences file may be corrupted.
  • Page 54 Introduction Communication between EU and the camera disconnected Remotely shot images using EU are not displayed in DPP Operation of the auto power off function will automatically switch the In Digital Photo Professional, select the [Tools] menu [Sync folder Contents at camera off, disabling communication with EU, if you turn the auto with EOS Utility].
  • Page 55: Monitor Folder Function (function For Use With The Wft-e2/e2a, E3/e3a, E4/e4a Or E5a/b/c/d)

    Monitor Folder Function (Function for Use with the WFT-E2/E2A, E3/E3A, E4/E4A or E5A/B/C/D) Introduction This is a function for checking your images with Digital Photo Click the [Browse] button and specify the save Professional (hereinafter DPP) in real time using the Wireless File destination folder for shot images.
  • Page 56: Function For Use With The Accessories

    Function for Use with the Accessories Introduction If you have the Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E2/E2A, E3/E3A, E4/E4A Click the software you want to start up. or E5A/B/C/D (sold separately), you can start up the previously mentioned accessory software from EU. And you can also start up the Contents at Picture Style Editor (Picture Style file creating software).
  • Page 57: Folder Structure And File Names In The Memory Card

    MOV movie file Display the folder in which the software is saved. ****YYYY.THM Thumbnail file Camera Open the [Canon Utilities] folder. ****YYYY.WAV Audio file Settings The camera specific character string set at the time of factory shipment or set in the camera appears in “****”...
  • Page 58: Fixing The Plug To The Camera

    Fixing the Plug to the Camera Introduction 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 59: List Of Main Window Functions

    List of Main Window Functions Introduction Control camera tab sheet Accessories tab sheet Contents at a Glance Downloading (p.55) (p.6) Images (p.7, p.59) Camera (p.24, p.62) Settings (p.54) Remote Shooting Preferences (p.48) Quits EU (p.9) Reference Index...
  • Page 60: 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 Remote Shooting Protect icon...
  • Page 61: List Of Register Peripheral Illumination Correction Data Window Functions

    List of Register Peripheral Illumination Correction Data Window Functions (p.20) Introduction Contents at a Glance Downloading Images Displays all the categories Lens category Camera Settings Remote Shooting Preferences Reference Index Displays only the registered lenses Displays lenses selected in [Select a lens category] by category No.
  • Page 62: List Of My Menu Settings Window Functions

    List of My Menu Settings Window Functions (p.21) Introduction Switches My Menu position Contents at a Glance Downloading Images Camera Settings My Menu (up to 6 items) All items that can be Remote applied to My Menu Shooting Preferences Reference Adds to My Menu Closes My Menu settings window Applies My Menu to the camera...
  • Page 63: List Of Capture Window Functions

    List of Capture Window Functions Introduction Displayed items differ depending on the model and settings of the camera connected. When using the battery, the charge level is Flash ready* displayed. Contents at a Glance Displayed only on Mirror lockup AF mode Appears after flash charging is complete and Drive mode Rotates shot...
  • Page 64 Introduction Exposure Level/AEB Level The display changes as follows by double-clicking the Exposure level/AEB level item. Contents at a Glance Darker 1 level darker 1 level brighter Brighter Downloading Images Exposure level adjustment AEB level setting Camera Setting width 0 Maximum setting range Settings Narrow setting range 1 step...
  • Page 65: List Of Flash Function Settings Window Functions

    List of Flash Function Settings Window Functions Introduction 5D Mk II Contents at MULTI flash count 1st curtain sync/ 2nd curtain sync/ Hi-speed sync a Glance Downloading Images Zoom/focal length Flash mode Camera MULTI flash frequency Settings Flash metering Flash exposure compensation amount/ Remote Flash output level Shooting...
  • Page 66: List Of Remote Live View Window Functions

    List of Remote Live View Window Functions (p.24) Introduction Enlargement display frame Sets the color temperature Controllers 1 Contents at a Glance Selects the white balance (p.33) Downloading Images Click white balance Displays the [Test Camera Shooting] window (p.67) Settings AF mode (p.30 to p.32) Lens drive...
  • Page 67: List Of Zoom View Window Functions

    List of Zoom View Window Functions (p.28) Introduction Moves the display position Sets the color temperature Controllers 1 Contents at a Glance Selects the white balance Downloading (p.33) Images Click white balance Displays the [Test Camera Shooting] window (p.67) Settings AF mode (p.30 to p.32) Lens drive...
  • Page 68: List Of Test Shooting Window Functions

    List of Test Shooting Window Functions (p.33) Introduction Contents at a Glance Test shooting button Displays the [Click white Downloading balance] window (p.34) Images Saves the test shot image Camera Settings Remote Shooting Preferences Reference Enlargement ratio of the image Index Displays the capture window Closes the window...
  • Page 69: Index

    Index Introduction Flash shooting ..................Adjusting the Horizontal Alignment of the Camera Focusing Automatically (Using AF) (Remote Live View Shooting)..(Remote Live View Shooting) ............. Focusing in Face Detection Live Mode (Remote Live View Shooting) Contents at Adjusting the Vertical Alignment of the Camera Focusing in Live Mode (Remote Live View Shooting) ......
  • Page 70: About This Instruction Manual

    Basic Settings................Instruction Manual without permission. Reference Destination Folder Settings ............Canon may change without notice the software specifications and Download Images Settings............contents of this Instruction Manual. File Name Settings ............... The software screens and displays printed in this Instruction Manual Linked Software Settings..............

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