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I want to copy some old 8mm home movies with my 60D camera.

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I want to copy some old 8mm home movies with my 60D camera. I set up the projector and the camera next to it, im showing the movie on the screen and want to film it wqith the 60D camera. How do I adjust the focus, and what is the best settings to use
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
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Expert:  Pete replied 2 years ago.

Hi there,

Set the lens switch to MF (manual focus) and twist the focusing ring on the lens to bring the movie into focus.

You can also shift the Exposure Compensation if required, through a range of –3 to +3 stops. (The camera will display up to five stops either way, but the extra two stops of exposure compensation will be applied only to still shots taken when you’re in Movie mode.)

To apply the exposure shift, rotate the Quick Control dial to display the exposure meter at the bottom of the screen. Move the bar under the meter to the right for a brighter picture; move the indicator left for a darker picture.

Hope that helps,