Video set up for Canon T5i and Rode mic

1. Attach mic


2. Insert SD card


3. Turn Rode mic ON to middle position. Use top position setting only if you are in a location with a lot of background noise.


4. Turn Camera on to Video camera icon.

5. Set wheel to M for Manual.


5. Open and flip screen on back of camera

6. Make sure your battery is charged.

7. Set video file size
-Press Menu Button
-Select 5th red menu option along top of screen (the last red one)
-Select Movie rec. size


-Select 1280 X 720 60fps (or the file size you want)


8. Check sound levels
-Press Menu Button
-Select 5th red menu option along top of screen (the last red one)

-Select Sound recording

-Ask you subject a question. You want sound meter to register around 12 mark.
-You can set it manually to make it louder or you can move closer.

8. Focus on your subject
-On screen, place white box on subject’s face.
-Press to lock it.


-If you wish to use auto focus, turn wheel to Auto (Green A). Push camera shutter half way until it focuses on your subject.

9. Record video
-Press the Movie Record button to START (to right of view finder)
-The time counter will begin
-Press the Movie Record button again to STOP


10. Playback video
Press Playback button (box with blue triangle at bottom right of camera back)


Additional Resources:
Canon Rebel T5i Tutorial video (Fresno State MCJ)

Canon EOS Rebel T5i for Dummies Cheat Sheet

The official Canon T5i manual (pdf)

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