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How to use studio flashes on Canon 2000D Rebel T7 for bullet time effect?


In March 2018 Canon launched EOS 2000D also known as Rebel T7. Canon EOS 2000D is a DSLR camera worth consideration at an affordable price and decent image quality. The camera captured some great pictures of people with strong colors and details, shot with natural light. But the DSLR does not have the center connection hotshoe which helps to trigger external flashes. In February 2020 canon said they will release a new version of  2000D with center connection hotshoe. If you want to do multi camera bullet time effect with studio flashes using the old version of canon eos 2000d rebel t7 there are some tips for you. So today we will find out how you can create multi camera bullet time effect effect using studio flashes on the old version of canon eos 2000d rebel t7.  

Canon EOS 2000D Rebel T7 Review for Bullet Time EffectCanon EOS 2000D Rebel T7 Review for Bullet Time Effect 

Cor2tect is powering the bullet time effect booths with its 3D Bullet Timeslice Booth software. Though it’s not from the hardware industry but throughout the years Cor2tect helped clients to build the rig for bullet time effect and also suggests camera models for creating bullet time effect. Here is Cor2tect’s review for Canon EOS 2000D Rebel T7 for Bullet Time Effect.

1. Budget:

Bullet time effect requires lots of cameras. The camera number starts at 6 and you can use up to 200+. So the budget is a great factor. Canon EOS 2000D Rebel T7 will cost you around $370 to $400 which makes it an excellent budget entry-level camera for bullet time effect.

2. Availability:

Canon EOS 2000D Rebel T7 first came into the market in March 2018 and it is still available. If you wish to buy a bulk amount you can look for it on online marketplaces like Amazon and eBay. You might also get lucky as these online marketplace offer discounts on the bulk amounts.

3. Specifications:

Specification wise Canon EOS 2000D Rebel T7 is a perfect camera for bullet time effect. It has all the functions and you can use USB triggering as well. 

4. Use of flash: 

Now, this is the tricky part which is the use of strobe or external flash on Canon EOS 2000D Rebel T7. The DSLR does not have the center connection hotshoe which helps to trigger external flashes. On 26 February Tuesday, at the Photo Booth Expo, Canon revealed that the latest 24.0 megapixels sensor was being introduced to update the EOS Rebel T7/2000D and updates to add a center connection hotshoe features for external flash. But if you have the old model and want to use flash with it for bullet time effect the next section if for you. When you are using flash during multi camera bullet time booth there is a misconception that using software trigger will delay the flash. This is totally wrong, using Cor2tect’s 3D Bullet Time slice software you can trigger both cameras and flash without any delay.  

Use Studio Flashes on Canon EOS 2000D Rebel T7 using Godox X2T-C

Use Studio Flashes on Canon EOS 2000D Rebel T7 using Godox X2T-C

Canon EOS 2000D Rebel T7 Hotshoe Issue For Bullet Time Effect with Flash

The EOS 2000D (left) and the EOS 1300D (right) do not have a central relation, as can be seen from the top view. Such cameras can not activate studio strobes with simple triggers, unlike almost every other camera. Usually, whenever the shutter curtain is opened the circuit is triggered by the center contact and metal sides. I do not know why Canon removed it but they are making up for it. As I already mentioned update is announced and Canon will soon start distribution the updated versions of Canon EOS 2000D Rebel T7. 

Godox revealed a new Godox X2T-C wireless flash trigger with updated firmware for the EOS 2000D (T7) center-pinless hotshoes camera model. So you can get your Godox updated if you are using them for bullet time effect. Soon after the update was released COR2TECT introduced a new method for flash mode using their fastest algorithm for older center pinless hotshoes Canon Rebel 2000D (T7) while using Godox flash trigger. So, it is compatible with older version Canon Rebel 2000D (T7) and you can use it if you use flash for creating bullet time effect. You do not need to replace or upgrade or sell your existing eos 2000D (T7). One of Cor2tect’s client gave us the solution for our old and new clients who already bought it and can not use any flash for their photography or matrix multi camera bullet time events. The best part is you do not even need any trigger to trigger both flash and cameras. You can get the perfect shot using a software trigger without any delay. 

Color Grading & Super Slow Motion Bullet Time Using Rebel 2000D

Cor2tect just launched a super slow motion effect for Bullet Time and it is blowing people’s mind and you can also get on the latest version of Cor2tect’s 3D Bullet Timeslice Booth. 

Another useful feature of Cor2tect’s software is color grading. When running a live event in outdoors the lighting setup and getting the perfect light for your outputs can be quite troublesome. The advanced color grading option from Cor2tect can be your lifesaver and the best part is it’s super easy to apply.

There are actually two methods of applying this the first one is by using an existing image. All you need to do is find an image that is perfect for lighting. You simply select the image from our software and the color grading of your video or image will be set automatically according to the images you just selected. This is super easy, fast, and perfect for live events.

The second method is for the people who are involved in post-production and does not get satisfied too easily. Thought manually editing the color grading can be quite a time-consuming task but there are people who would like to have the final touch themselves rather than automation. So for those people, you can select .cube extension and select the color according to your needs. Once you are happy with the color of grading of the cube file it will be added automatically on your video or images.

Using flashes with bullet time effect is getting much popular these days and Canon EOS 2000D Rebel T7 is a perfect camera for it with flash or without it. The introduction of software trigger without any delay made this camera more suitable for bullet time effect. If you are still struggling to use flash on your Canon EOS 2000D Rebel T7 do not hesitate to contact us today.

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