#440 Support movie recording with the Canon 5D Mark III


This is a feature request to allow movie recordings by Canon 5D Mark III to the CF/SD Card to be initated and stopped via libghoto2.

At the moment there doesn't appear to be a way of doing this with the 5DM3. There are libgphoto2 functions to control the remote release but this only activates the camera's half-press auto-focus/metering phase and full-press causes the camera to snap a photo. Nothing appears to cause the camera to initiate/stop a recording.

NOTE: Configuring the camera to use the shutter button in addition to the start/stop button to activate movie recording still does not allow remote release op to initiate a recording.


  • Marcus Meissner

    Marcus Meissner - 2014-01-21
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  • Marcus Meissner

    Marcus Meissner - 2014-01-21

    if you or someone can get a USB sniff of the Windows software doing this I can implement it

  • Joe On Hotmail

    Joe On Hotmail - 2014-01-21

    Unfortunately I'm unable to do this, but maybe someone else can.


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