Movie Recording Size

You can set the recording size, frame rate, and compression method in [Shooting: Movie rec. size].

The frame rate displayed on the [Movie rec. size] screen switches automatically depending on the [Set-up: Video system] setting ().

Image Size Aspect Ratio
4K-DHI 4096×2160 17:9
4K-UHD 3840×2160 16:9
Full HD 1920×1080 16:9

Caution

  • If you change the [Set-up: Video system] setting, also set [Shooting: Movie rec. size] again.
  • Other devices may not play movies such as 4K, Full HD59.94 fps / 50.00 fps, and High Frame Rate movies normally, because playback is processing-intensive.
  • Apparent resolution and noise vary slightly depending on movie recording quality, cropped shooting settings, and the lens used.

Note

  • To obtain better performance with the card, formatting the card with the camera before recording movies is recommended ().
  • Movies cannot be recorded in HD or VGA quality.

4K Movie Recording

  • Recording 4K movies requires a stable card with a fast writing speed. For details, see Cards That Can Record Movies.
  • 4K or High Frame Rate movie recording greatly increases the processing load, which may increase the internal camera temperature faster or higher than for regular movies. If [Overheating] or a red [Overheating warning] icon appears during movie recording, the card may be hot, so stop recording the movie and let the camera cool down before removing the card. (Do not remove the card immediately.)
  • From a 4K movie, you can select any frame to save to the card as a JPEG still image ().

Image Area

The movie image area varies depending on factors such as movie recording quality and cropped shooting settings and the lens used.

  • RF or EF lenses: With [Shooting: Movie cropping] set to [Disable]

    • (1) 4K-DHI (4096×2160)
    • (2) 4K-UHD (3840×2160) / Full HD (1920×1080)
  • RF or EF lenses: With [Shooting: Movie cropping] set to [Enable]
  • EF-S lenses

    • (3) 4K-DHI (4096×2160)
    • (4) 4K-UHD (3840×2160) / Full HD (1920×1080)

Caution

  • Recording with Movie digital IS () further crops the image around the center of the screen.

Frame rate (fps: frames per second)

  • [] 119.9 fps/[] 59.94 fps/[] 29.97 fps

    For areas where the TV system is NTSC (North America, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, etc.). For [119.9 fps], see High Frame Rate.

  • [] 100.00 fps/[] 50.00 fps/[] 25.00 fps

    For areas where the TV system is PAL (Europe, Russia, China, Australia, etc.). For [100.0 fps], see High Frame Rate.

  • [] 24.00 fps/[] 23.98 fps

    Mainly for cinematic purposes. (23.98 fps) is available when [Set-up: Video system] is set to [For NTSC].

Compression method

  • [] ALL-I (For editing/I-only)

    Compresses each frame, one at a time, for recording. Although file sizes are larger than with IPB (Standard), movies are more suitable for editing.

  • [] IPB (Standard)

    Compresses multiple frames at a time efficiently for recording. File sizes are smaller than with ALL-I (For editing), which enables movie recording over longer periods (with a card of the same capacity).

  • [] IPB (Light)

    Since the movie is recorded at a bit rate lower than with IPB (Standard), the file size will be smaller than with IPB (Standard) and the playback compatibility will be higher. This will make the available recording time longer than with IPB (Standard) (with a card of the same capacity).

Cards That Can Record Movies

For details on CFexpress cards that can record at each level of movie recording quality, check the Canon website.

See Card performance requirements for details on SD cards.

Test cards by recording a few movies to make sure they can record correctly at your specified size ().

Caution

  • Before recording 4K movies, format cards by selecting [Low level format] in [Set-up: Format card] ().
  • If you use a slow-writing card when recording movies, the movie may not be recorded properly. Also, if you play back a movie on a card with a slow reading speed, the movie may not be played back properly.
  • When recording movies, use high-performance cards with a writing speed sufficiently higher than the bit rate.
  • When movies cannot be recorded properly, format the card and try again. If formatting the card does not resolve the problem, refer to the card manufacturer's website, etc.
  • Unsupported movie recording

  • The following files cannot be recorded to SD cards. Pressing the movie shooting button will not start recording.

    • RAW movies
    • 4K 119.9/100.0 fps (High Frame Rate movies)
    • 4K 59.94/50.00 fps ALL-I H.264 (YUV420, 8-bit)

Note

  • To obtain better performance with the card, formatting the card with the camera before recording movies is recommended ().
  • To check the card's writing/reading speed, refer to the card manufacturer's website, etc.

Movie Files Exceeding 4 GB

  • Using SD/SDHC cards formatted with the camera

    If you use the camera to format an SD/SDHC card, the camera will format it in FAT32.

    With a FAT32-formatted card, if you record a movie and the file size exceeds 4 GB, a new movie file will be created automatically.

    When you play back the movie, you will have to play back each movie file individually. Movie files cannot be played back automatically in consecutive order. After the movie playback ends, select the next movie and play it back.

  • Using SDXC cards formatted with the camera

    If you use the camera to format an SDXC card, the camera will format it in exFAT.

    When using an exFAT-formatted card, even if the file size exceeds 4 GB during movie recording, the movie will be saved as a single file (rather than being split into multiple files).

Caution

  • When importing movie files exceeding 4 GB to a computer, use either EOS Utility or a card reader (). It may not be possible to save movie files exceeding 4 GB if you attempt this using standard features of the computer's operating system.

Total Movie Recording Time and File Size Per Minute

For details, see Movie recording.