How To: EOS Movie Recorder Mac Fix

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I downloaded the new version of EOS Movie Recorder which lets your Canon 40D record video, this time on a Mac. So I downloaded it and installed it, but it would crash right away. Soon I found out, you need certain frameworks, in order to make the Application work. So here is what I did.

• I download this file, QT Source
• Go to the Packages folder in the DMG, and install Libraries and Plug – Ins
• Connect your Camera, and Fire Up the Applications, and record some awesome videos.

Your Camera Doesn’t Matter

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A while ago, my Dad bought a Camera, a Canon 40D, it is a great camera, but what does it all put through.

I happened on this article a while back and its message has always stuck with me (although I still obsess over new camera gear). But even a self-confessed gear addict can admit there are some pretty interesting points in there. The article by Ken Rockwell details his theory that you can achieve the results you want with a $150 camera or a $5000 camera, it’s just about understanding and working with the equipment. I don’t agree with everything he has to say, but it’s a good read for anyone lusting after some of the new, and ridiculously expensive, DSLRs popping up. And if you need proof of Rockwell’s claim that “a great photographer can take great pictures with a disposable”, look no further than Flickr where a simple search will yield some really amazing shots, all taken with disposables. A couple of my favorites are here and here. Also worth a read is Rockwell’s “$150 Camera vs. $5000 Camera” article.

I guess at the end of the day you’re really just paying for features when you buy a high end camera body. Easy access to settings, quicker focus, faster shots: it all adds up to an easier to use camera that allows you to get the shots when they present themselves. I remember my dads old Canon DSLR Camera, it took great photos, but it was a total pain to use and I can’t even count the number of great shots I missed waiting for that thing to focus or write to the memory card (it took forever to do both).