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

Last updated: April 24, 2024


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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2 responses 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.

  2. I’m trying to install this program in my debian stretch, and I haven’t got it!
    This is what a got in my terminal:

    root@debian:/home/# add-apt-repository ppa:dhor/myway
    Every photographer needs some tools…

    More info:
    Press [ENTER] to continue or ctrl-c to cancel adding it

    gpg: keybox ‘/tmp/tmp_s5v1v5q/pubring.gpg’ created
    gpg: /tmp/tmp_s5v1v5q/trustdb.gpg: trustdb created
    gpg: key E2B7D64D93330B78: public key “Launchpad PPA for Dariusz Duma” imported
    gpg: Total number processed: 1
    gpg: imported: 1
    gpg: no valid OpenPGP data found.

    And when I try to install the program:
    root@debian:/home/agape# apt-get install eos-movrec
    Leyendo lista de paquetes… Hecho
    Creando árbol de dependencias
    Leyendo la información de estado… Hecho
    E: No se ha podido localizar el paquete eos-movrec

    Any idea about it?