How to Create Video Snapshots on the Rebel T7i/800D - dummies

How to Create Video Snapshots on the Rebel T7i/800D

By Julie Adair King

The Video Snapshot feature on the Canon EOS Rebel T7i/800D captures short video clips that are stitched into a single recording, called a video album. You can set the clip length to 8, 4, or 2 seconds long (but all clips in an album must be the same length).

Given the brevity of the individual clips, I doubt you’ll find much use for this feature. But it’s worth mentioning anyway if only to explain that when you put the camera in Movie mode, a Video Snapshot symbol appears, as shown. (If you don’t see any data onscreen, press the Info button to change the display style.)

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The Video Snapshot feature joins brief video clips into a single movie.

To record a snapshot album, press Q to enter Quick Control mode and select the Video Snapshot icon. Exit Quick Control mode and press the Live View button to record the first clip. You’re then prompted to create a new album to store the clip or to choose an existing album. After that bit of business is completed, you can record your second clip.

By default, the camera records 4-second clips, but you can alter the clip length and set a few other recording choices from the Video Snapshot menu item. In the P, Tv, Av, and M exposure modes, the option is found on Shooting Menu 5; in other modes, Shooting Menu 3. Control audio recording via the normal movie-recording sound options.

You can’t record normal movies when the Video Snapshot feature is enabled, so be sure to re-enter Quick Control mode to disable it after you create your album.