How to Synchronize the Time between Canon DSLR Cameras

If you've ever shot a wedding with multiple cameras, you probably know how important it is to synchronize the time between your various cameras. If your cameras are out of sync by only a few minutes, the timeline of events your images show (when sorted by time captured) can be jumbled and confusing.
 
The solution? Use EOS Utility to synchronize your cameras' times with the time of your computer.
 
Directions for EOS Utility 2.14.1 (EOS Rebel, xxD, 7D, 5D Mark II)
 
  1. Connect the camera to your computer using the USB cord.
  2. If EOS Utility does not automatically start, open the program.
  3. Click "Camera Settings/Remote Shooting"
  4. Click on the Setup Menu Icon (third from left, below shooting details window).
  5. Click "Date/Time/Zone," verify settings and click the "From PC" button.
Time Sync EOS Utility 2.x
 
Directions for EOS Utility 3.0.0 (6D, 5D Mark III, 1D-X, 1D-C)
 
  1. Connect the camera to your computer using the USB cord.
  2. If EOS Utility does not automatically start, open the program.
  3. Click "Date/Time/Zone Setting," verify settings and click the "From PC" button.
Time Sync EOS Utility 3.x
 
There is also an option to automatically synchronize the camera's time with the PC whenever it's connected. You can find that option in the EOS Utility Preferences window.
Posted: 9/12/2014 10:40:03 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Posted to: Canon News    
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