Record Videos with Your old Canon DSLR in Ubuntu via EOS-MovRec

June 25, 2015 — 1 Comment


If your old Canon DSLR does not have video recording feature, but you still want to make one, you can use EOS Camera Movie Record, a software directly writes short movies from Canon DSLR to computer.

From the software’s main window you can instantly initialize and stop the recording process, adjust the focus and zoom, choose the desired White Balance and display the captured image. It also has preview, Av, Tv and WB control.

The camera must have LiveView feature to work. Here’s a list of known supported cameras:

  • Canon EOS 450D
  • Canon EOS 1000D
  • Canon 40D
  • Canon 50D
  • Canon 5D Mark II
  • Canon 1Ds Mark III.

Learn how to use the software:

Install EOS Camera Movie Record in Ubuntu:

Thanks to Dariusz Duma, the software has been made into PPA, available for Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04, Linux Mint 17, and Elementary OS Freya.

To add the PPA and install the software, open terminal from the Dash, app launcher, or by press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard. When it opens, run below commands one by one:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dhor/myway

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install eos-movrec

Once installed, follow previous video to record videos with your Canon DSLR and enjoy!

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One response to Record Videos with Your old Canon DSLR in Ubuntu via EOS-MovRec

  1. Thanks, this was great find to record videos at home. I previously used HD Acton cameras, but quality of this seems at least good if not better, even thought the resolution is just 848×560.

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