Canon 7D Video

Beautiful film all shot on the Canon 7D and lensed with Tokina 11- 16, Tamron 17-50? Canon 17- 135, canon 70 -300.


This video of Paul Basagoitia’s bike run was shot with the Canon 7D attached to an T-REX 700e FBL RC helicopter with a Photoship One camera mount.

The Canon 7D was used in this shoot for National Geographic. You can read about the project here:

NG Earth Explorer Desert Adventure from Johnnie Behiri on Vimeo.


“Tiny Furniture” was shot on the Canon 7D and has just won the juried Best Film award at the SXSW film festival. The trailer for the film is below.

These are interesting times with the Oscar for best picture going to a movie shot on the S16mm format (The Hurt Locker) and a film shot on the Canon 7D winning best film at SXSW. You definitely don’t need to be shooting on 35mm film to be a contender these days.

Tiny Furniture Trailer from Lena Dunham on Vimeo.


Philip Bloom shot this video with a PL mount modified Canon 7D and 2 Cooke S4 cinema lenses. He used Cooke S4 25mm and 100m and a PL modified Tokina 11-16mm for the wide shots.

This short film was shot on the Canon 7D and graded to look very flat. Unusual for 7D footage.


We’ve scoured the web and found some of the best looking 7D footage we have seen to date.

“The Bridge” is a short film being shot on the Canon 7D, 5D Mark II and 550D T2i. You can view the Canon T2i clip here. Here is what they say about working around the jello effect and aliasing:

Although the 5DM2 and 7D have been a god-send for my film, it’s not without problems. I’ve already mentioned the rolling shutter earlier and I’ve limited the issue by purchasing IS lenses, a monopod, and a Steadicam Merlin. The “jello-effect”, as bad as it is, I can work around with and deal with. My biggest problem with these cameras is the moire or “aliasing”. I’ve had to throw shots out completely because it rears its ugly neck and as of now, there isn’t really a workaround or fix for it. You can hide it with some depth-of-field trickery but if you require a wide-shot, all you can do is cross your fingers and hope it doesn’t show up anywhere in your shot. If it does, you either throw it out or live with it, I’ve done both.

You can read more about the film at the official website:

This video was shot with the Canon 7D on a Glidecam 2000 Pro and a Canon 24-70mm f2.8 lens.

Swedish model shot with the Canon 7D and a Lensbaby. NSFW:

Video of an abandoned Navy complex shot with the Canon 7D mounted on a Merlin steadicam, Canon 10-22 and Canon 17-55 f2.8 lenses.


Video showing the low light capabilities of the Canon 7D. Shot between 4am and 7am in Vienna, Austria. Lenses used: Samyang 85mm f1.4, Samyang fisheye 8mm 3.5, Canon 17-55 f2.8 for the timelapse shot.

Here is a beautiful video shot at twilight and occasional black & white on the Canon 7D at mostly ISO 3200 and 6400. Lenses used: Tamron 17-50mm 2.8, Tokina 11-16mm, Tokina 12-24mm, and Nikon 75-150mm. The Neat Video plugin was used to reduce noise on some shots.

Supercross footage shot on the 7D.

Another wedding video shot on the Canon 7D. This one shot in Sydney, Australia, with 2 Canon 7Ds and a Canon 24-70mm F.2.8 L USM lens. A Merlin steadicam was used as well.

Natalia & Indra semi Same-Day Edit Trailer from Paper Cranes Productions on Vimeo.

This is an ad for Austrian television shot with Zeiss lenses and the Canon 7D. Zeiss 35mm 1.4, Zeiss 50mm 1.4, Zeiss 85mm 1.4, and ND3, ND6 and ND9 filters.

Music video for the band “Arrested Development” on Canon L series lenses including the 17 – 35 f/2.8, 24 – 105 f/4 and 70 – 200 f/2.8. It was edited in Final Cut Pro and Color.

7D water drop footage.

7D (BETA) Slow Motion 720P from Ole Jørgen Liodden on Vimeo.


This is the first wedding video shot on the Canon 7D. Two Canon 7Ds were used and four lenses: 50 f1.2, 24 f1.4, 100 macro f2.8, 70-200 f4 non-IS. Shot with all natural light.


Some slow mo Canon 7D footage from the prolific Philip Bloom. Shot in 720 60p and slowed down to 24p.

California landscape footage from Uwe Steinmueller. More from Uwe.



Canon Philippines lent us a pre-production model of the 7d. We got it Tuesday 6pm and had to return it the following Thursday at noon.

We wanted to document something truly Filipino and came up with the idea of shooting a “Perya”. There really is no direct equivalent in English. It’s not as grand as a carnival, not as permanent and posh as an amusement park, there are no pumpkins nor cows in competition like a country fair. It is what it is – a Perya.

Shot in 1920 x 1080 at 24p. Transcoded to XDcam codec. Edited in Premiere Pro CS3. No color grading was utilized. No additional lights used.


Philip Bloom has uploaded a short video showing off the low light capabilities of Canon 7D. You can download the original 1920×1080 23.98p H.264 going here and selecting ‘download original’:

I took the Canon 7d, Zacuto Tactical rig, Z-Finder V2 and one lone lens, a Canon 35mm f1.4, which becomes more like a 50mm lens on the 7d.

I shot 1/50th of a second as I was shooting 24p and to match the 50hz frequency of the artificial all around me in Temple Bar.

I also shot some stuff 720p 50p with shutter at 1/100th to get the slow motion shots of the juggler which were conformed to 23.98p in Cinema tools to create the beautiful slow motion. more…


Philip Bloom shot a short film with the Canon 7D and has posted it up for viewing.

Filmed on a prototype Canon 7d in 720p 50p mode then converted to 25p using cinema tools to get overcrank.

Music is by Chris Montez

Shot with 50mm f1.2. and 24mm f1.4

Graded with Magic Bullet Looks

View here:


Based on the clips we have seen so far I would say the Canon 7D by far offers the best looking moving images in a camera under $2k.

It appears the jello effect is still there in the 7D but an improvement on the Canon 5D Mark II. I’m curious how many of you think this level of jello is a problem.

Rolling Shutter or Jello Effect

The jello effect is probably the toughest obstacle that we have to work around when using VDSLRs. The 7D is an improvement on the Canon 5D Mark II but jello is still something to watch for.

This video is not something you would want to do on a real shoot but gives a sense of what movement we will need to avoid.

This is Canon’s promotional 7D video. A couple tilt shift lenses were used: TS-E90, TS-E45 and TS-E24.

Download Original Canon 7D .movs