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Here is a brief guide to setting your camera and shooting video from within Shutter Stream.

Step-by-step guide

Connect the camera and power it on.  Make sure that Live View is working and then follow these steps:

  1. After Live View is enabled the Shutter Stream control panel will look like this:

  2. In the lower right corner you will see a small "PLAY" button:

  3. If you press it, you might get the following error:

    This basically means one of several things:
    1. On Canon cameras, you need to flip the physical switch on the camera to movie mode.
    2. On Nikon cameras, you need to enable movie recording from the Live View settings in the menu of the camera.
    3. The camera needs to have an SD card installed and the card must have enough free space.  Video recording
      is done on the SD card and at the end of it, after you hit the STOP button, the movie is transferred to your computer.
      Without an empty SD card, the movie cannot be recorded.
  4. Once the video recording starts, the PLAY button converts into a STOP button, which should be pressed when you are ready
    to stop recording:

  5. Once you click STOP the video will be transferred to your computer, in the default Videos folder (on both Mac and Windows)

    The videos will be saved on your computer how the camera is set to save it, its native extension. For example, if your camera is set from its own menu to save video as .mov, the video file will be saved on your computer as If it is set to save it as .mp4, it will be saved so.