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5D3 - focus rectangle
« on: January 02, 2013, 04:07:59 PM »
How do you remove the focus rectangle in video mode? It's always there, even when I'm recording.
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5D3 - focus rectangle
« on: January 02, 2013, 04:07:59 PM »

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Re: 5D3 - focus rectangle
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2013, 08:05:39 PM »
No one knows!
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Re: 5D3 - focus rectangle
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2013, 11:52:19 AM »
Mine goes away as soon as you hit record and I don't ever recall changing a setting for that to happen.  Did you try hitting INFO a few times?  That changes what's on the screen and might change that.
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Re: 5D3 - focus rectangle
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2013, 12:09:46 PM »
Yeah, it still shows no matter what
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Re: 5D3 - focus rectangle
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2013, 04:39:40 PM »
anyone?
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Re: 5D3 - focus rectangle
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2013, 06:35:44 PM »
Same boat.  Strange thing is that for a while mine would disappear intermittently too but now it stays. I think its some combo of info settings before you press rec-but I can't figure out what. 

Here's to hoping Canon includes this in the April firmware update.

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Re: 5D3 - focus rectangle
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2013, 07:30:29 PM »
I seldom use these features..
but if I set...... FaceRec...... in live view...
the rectangle appears with a 1/2 press then goes away  with removal of 1/2 press...

I got there from Aperture mode...if that matters...

just played with it....

hope this helps...I want to understand all these features

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« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2013, 07:30:29 PM »

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Re: 5D3 - focus rectangle
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2013, 07:31:46 PM »
Turn off the AF on your lens, that's the only thing that I noticed had an effect on it.  I used my Zeiss lens to test earlier and it didn't show up, then I threw on the 14L and the box, hit record and it was on the screen and wouldn't go away.  Turned the AF off and it went away as soon as I hit record.
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Re: 5D3 - focus rectangle
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2013, 08:20:38 PM »
what tommylee said. go into the "shooting" area of the menu(red borders) 4th page , second thing down, AF mode. change it to the smiley face.

  this must be what i activated one day while fooling around with video stuff. I swear this thing was recognizing faces and setting either exp or focus. what i don't understand is how it was doing that. i thought only the 1dx could do that stuff. i swear i wasn't imagining it.....

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Re: 5D3 - focus rectangle
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2013, 08:46:40 PM »
what tommylee said. go into the "shooting" area of the menu(red borders) 4th page , second thing down, AF mode. change it to the smiley face.

  this must be what i activated one day while fooling around with video stuff. I swear this thing was recognizing faces and setting either exp or focus. what i don't understand is how it was doing that. i thought only the 1dx could do that stuff. i swear i wasn't imagining it.....

I dont think he's talking about face detection though, just the rectangle that you can move around to designate what portion of the screen is magnified. 
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Re: 5D3 - focus rectangle
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2013, 08:51:56 PM »
Turn off the AF on your lens, that's the only thing that I noticed had an effect on it.  I used my Zeiss lens to test earlier and it didn't show up, then I threw on the 14L and the box, hit record and it was on the screen and wouldn't go away.  Turned the AF off and it went away as soon as I hit record.
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Re: 5D3 - focus rectangle
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2013, 11:28:32 PM »
Thanks guys, both things worked.
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Re: 5D3 - focus rectangle
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2013, 11:28:32 PM »