Watch How Canon’s Dual Pixel Autofocus Works Wonders for Video Shooters
The word Autofocus traditionally meant “shit”.
The sign of the amateur. That was then and technology has come a long way.
In 2013 Canon introduced Dual Pixel AF in the EOS 70D DSLR camera. For many it became a feature that they couldn’t live without and carried onto the cinema line. With video in live view this meant instead of relying on contrast detection as the lens hunts focus, the direct data from the dual pixels can be used to carry out phase-difference detection Autofocus in liveview.
The results are faster and more accurate autofocus that will leave you with many more usable shots. Now, now…it does require a Dual Pixel AF compatible lens. The tech doesn’t operate in camera only, it needs to communicate with the lens. You’ll find a list of those here:
Watch this short and easily digestible Canon tech video to learn more about it: