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how to save movie files to mp4 using the canon eosm mirrorless camera

Hello everyone! My name is Prayas and I’m a professional photographer with experience shooting with the Canon EOS-M Mirrorless Camera. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to save movie files in MP4 format. It’s designed for beginners who are comfortable with a computer and navigating the EOS-M’s menu system. Let’s begin!

First, make sure your camera is set to record in video mode – not still image mode. It should say “Movie” on the LCD screen at the top of your camera. When you’re ready, press the record button and start recording. When finished, press the stop button.

Connect the Camera’s USB cable to an open USB port on your computer. Turn on your EOS-M camera and make sure it’s connected directly to the USB port – not through a USB hub or extension. Your computer should recognize the new device.

Navigate the Menu system and locate “USB Connection” or “Computer Communication Settings” under its “Setup” tab. Select the connection type option: Digital terminal Wi-Fi connections (PictBridge compatible), PC/Mac Autoload, or Card Reader MTP/PTP. This may vary depending on the model of your EOS-M camera.

Open Windows File Manager (PC) or Finder (Mac). Open Canon EOS M, then drag all video files from the Camera folder to the desktop. When finished, safely remove the hardware. A “satisfaction action operation completed” icon will indicate success. Exit the menu options and any other relevant operations.

Setting up the Camera for Recording

Recording with your Canon EOS-M mirrorless camera is great fun! You can make it a powerful recording machine. Here’s how:

First, set up your camera for recording. Then, save your videos as MP4s. Simple!

Choosing the Recording Format

Recording with your Canon EOS-M mirrorless camera? Choose the format of your video files! It’ll affect file size, resolution and media playback. Experts lean towards MP4. Here’s why:

Benefits of MP4 include more speed, mobility, and compatibility across platforms. Plus, H.264 codec compresses large files without compromising quality. Great for post-production!

To set MP4 as default:

1) Go to Movie Quality Settings

2) Select File Type

3) Choose MP4FHD

That’s it! Remember: camera menus vary, so check the user manual before making changes.

Setting the Recording Resolution

For Canon EOS-M mirrorless camera recordings, adjust the resolution to fit your video output. High resolution is best for professional-looking footage and post-production. Everyday and casual videos can be lower resolution.

These are the main settings: Full HD (1080p), HD (720p), and Standard Definition (SD). Full HD gives best quality, but bigger file size. HD has balance between quality and file size. SD is quicker, and creates smaller files.

Remember that different devices require different video format types e.g. WMV, MOV or AVI. Consider the player or device version before choosing a resolution setting and file type.

Recording Your Movie

It’s time to use your Canon EOS-M to capture amazing movie files! Make sure the camera mode is set to “M” before you start.

Turn on the camera and pull out the LCD screen. This will let you view the shot angle while recording. Set the Mode Dial to “Movie”. Then choose the frame rate and size in the settings menu.

Pick the microphone settings – Stereo or Mono – based on your needs. Set all sound recordings in Auto Mode for uninterrupted recordings with perfect audio quality.

Push and hold the Start/Stop button to begin recording. When you’re done shooting a scene, press the button again.

When the movie is complete, go to Playback on the LCD screen. Follow these steps: Menu > Movie > Convert Movies > Choose File > OK. Pick MP4 and confirm with “Yes”. You have saved your files as MP4 Videos!

Saving Your Movie in MP4 Format

The Canon EOS-M mirrorless camera is perfect for video. You can get smooth, steady footage and its 4k capabilities make it great for high-quality video. To keep your movies, MP4 is the best format. Here’s how to do it:

1. In the top right corner of the camera display, select the Drive setting menu.

2. Choose the USB Connection option. This lets you connect the camera to your computer with a USB cable.

3. Select Movie as the Output File Type.

4. Use QuickTime or another media player to open your movie file.

5. Click File in the top menu bar. Then choose Export As… and pick the size of the movie you want.

6. Now select Save As…, choose MPEG-4 or MP4 as File Format, and select Movie Quality that meets your needs (Maximum Quality for 4K videos).

7. Click Save and a copy of your movie file will be stored in MP4 format.

8. To disconnect the camera from your computer, follow the steps in point 2 backward.

9. Connect the Canon EOS-M mirrorless camera to your TV, tablet, or Smartphone with an HDMI cable or other connection options.


To wrap it up, using the Canon EOS-M mirrorless cameras to save movies as mp4 is a piece of cake. Ensure that you have the latest firmware and use a video editing program like Apple iMovie or Adobe Premiere to compress and export it to mp4. Then, you can share the videos with your pals through email or post them on YouTube for a long time of pleasure.

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