Tyler Ginter’s “How to set up your 7D”

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@tylerginter has been very helpful in getting your camera set up – he had a great tutorial when the Canon EOS 5D Mark II just came out and now he's followed that up with a Canon EOS 7D video called “how to set up your 7D

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How to Setup Your 7D from Tyler Ginter on Vimeo.

This tutorial is broken up into the following six sections:

00:00 – Introduction
00:33 – Setup Custom Photo Preset
06:50 – Setup Custom 1080P 24FPS Preset
10:03 – Setup Custom 720P 60FPS Preset
12:00 – Edit, Fast Forward, and Rewind
13:28 – Conclusion

I've been receiving a lot of questions lately on how to setup the Canon 7D so I put together a quick tutorial on how to create custom photo and video presets.

A lot of thanks goes to Stu Maschwitz for the tips on how to flatten your picture profile in the camera. You can read about his settings in more detail here: prolost.com/blog/2009/8/3/flatten-your-5d.html.

In addition to the custom picture settings, I cover a few hidden tips on how to setup your multi-controller direct button to quickly achieve auto focus, how to reverse the direction of your shutter and aperture dials, and how to fast forward and rewind video footage in the 7D.

Moreover, I cover the basic fundamental camera settings in the 7D along with the proper way to setup your shutter speed in video mode to obey the 180 degree rule. I hope these tips help out your workflow!

As always, please let me know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns!

“To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.” -Steve Prefontaine

(Photo credit: snap from the video)


  1. Thank you Tyler. Really appreciate the time you took to help out some of us who hate/don’t have time to to RTFM.


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  3. Thanks! this will be the first time I will have been able to use custom functions. this from a person who has never successfully recorded anything on a vcr.

  4. Help! After this setup I would like to us the Apptr priority mode, not allways the custom function for shooting pictures. Is it all set up to then take pictures in the AV mode?

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