Figure 1.4 shows the interface terminals, which are located on the left side of the 5D Mark II under two rubber covers. Each cover is embossed with icons that identify the terminals underneath:
► PC terminal OUT. This threaded terminal connects a flash unit that uses a flash sync cord. The maximum sync speed with non-Canon flash units is 1/200 sec. This type of flash unit can be used in concert with a Speedlite attached to the camera's hot shoe. The PC terminal can also sync with various studio lighting systems. The recommended maximum sync speeds with studio lighting systems are 1/30 or 1/60 sec.
► Remote control terminal. This N3-type terminal connects with a remote control switch to fire the camera to avoid camera shake when shooting with telephoto and macro lenses as well as when using bulb exposures. The optional Remote Switch RS-80N3 replicates the functionality of the Shutter button, providing half and full depression of the Shutter button as well as the shutter-release lock to keep the shutter open for longer periods of time, such as when shooting time exposures.
► External stereo microphone IN terminal. This terminal is for external stereo microphone recording. The terminal accepts a 3.5mm stereo mini-plug and automatically adjusts the sound recording level.
► Audio/Video OUT terminal. This terminal allows you to connect the camera to a television set by using the supplied video cable. To view images and movies on the camera's CF card on TV, turn off both the TV and the camera. Connect one end of the cable to the camera and the other end to the TV's Video IN terminal. Set the TV's line input to Video IN, turn on the camera, and then press the Playback button on the camera to view images, movies, Live View, or menus.
► Digital terminal. This terminal connects the camera to a computer for tethered remote shooting by using the Canon-supplied software or printing to a compatible printer. The cable for direct printing comes with the printer, and printer cables must support PictBridge, PictBridge and CP Direct, PictBridge and Bubble Jet Direct, CP Direct only, or Bubble Jet Direct only. Remote shooting uses the EOS Utility and Digital Photo Professional (DPP) and can also be set up to use Watched Folders in Lightroom.
► HDMI mini OUT terminal. The new HDMI mini OUT terminal connects the Type 2 HDMI HTC-100 cable to any television, monitor, or DVR unit with an HDMI input port. As more and more photographers realize the benefits and sales advantages of displaying their
PC terminal OUT
Remote control terminal
Audio/ Video OUT terminal
External stereo microphone IN terminal 1.4 The 5D Mark II terminals photos on large HDTV screens or with high-resolution video projectors on larger screens, Canon equipped the 5D Mark II with HDMI connection jacks in addition to the regular A/V jacks. Using an optional HTC-100 HDMI cable, you can now display full HD videos with sound on HDTV systems and slideshows of still images at nearly 2.0-megapixel resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) on HDTVs or on larger screens via HD-compatible video projectors. When connected, the camera automatically reads the maximum display resolution the HDTV or projector is capable of (720 x 1080p) and feeds it the appropriate signal format so you get the maximum sharpness from the display.
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