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Canon 1DX Mark II Fast Start

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Left And Right Of Camera Features

John Greengo

Canon 1DX Mark II Fast Start

John Greengo

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14. Left And Right Of Camera Features


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1 Class Introduction Duration:12:55
2 Photo Basics Duration:04:03
3 Basic Camera Controls Duration:03:33
4 Exposure Modes Duration:20:29
5 Top Deck Additional Features Duration:05:29
6 Exposure Bracketing Duration:04:14
8 Viewfinder Duration:12:31
9 Live View And Movie Mode Duration:23:52
10 Autofocus Area Duration:10:16
11 Quick Menu Duration:03:48
12 Play Back Duration:06:13
13 Memory Cards Duration:06:33
16 Lenses Duration:07:35
17 Shooting Menu Duration:10:45
18 Lens Aberration Correction Duration:04:31
23 AF Method Shutter And Metering Duration:04:45
24 Movie Menu Duration:11:36
25 AF Menu Duration:23:09
26 Playback Menu Duration:07:43
27 Setup Menu Duration:24:13
28 Custom Functions Menu Part 1 Duration:14:28
29 Custom Functions Menu Part 2 Duration:19:48
30 My Menu Duration:05:04
31 Camera Operation Duration:09:47

Lesson Info

Left And Right Of Camera Features

Working our way over to the left side of the camera there is a little retractable door here it kinda pushes in and it's designed for locking systems. There are companies that will make cables so if you were gonna mount your camera in a particular position that you weren't gonna be able to keep an eye on it and you wanted to keep it locked in there, there are cables that you can use that will lock in there and that's why that little mounting hole is there. First up is our system extension terminal and this is where our wifi adaptor can be put. And so the camera does not have wifi built in on its own, those systems are often a little bit on the wimpy side, this one is much more robust. It's faster, it has greater range, 150 meter range so you could be mounting it in a basketball arena and operating the camera from the other side of the arena. And this is gonna cost you about 600 bucks and stick out on the side of your camera like an ear in some ways. Right below that we have our micropho...

ne input and you'll be able to use a lot of standard microphones that mount into the hot shoe of the camera and plug them into the standard mini jack on that. Headphones for monitoring the sound. And then we have our PC sync for hooking up into studio strobes. Next up we have our ethernet port and so if you are going to be doing tethering with your computer this is the fastest connection and fastest way to get the data back and forth out of the camera and into your computer. HDMI port is gonna be used for hooking up to TVs and other types of monitors to get the image out of it. If your gonna be shooting video you might be using an external monitor that's gonna be plugging into this. There is a digital terminal and this is 3.0 connection we talked about earlier and this is just kind of for basic downloads of the files off of your camera to your computer. And then finally we have a little cable protector thread down here. There's a little attachment so that your cables if they're kinda loose don't fall out of the camera too easily. If you have this installed do be very careful about tripping on your cables because they're gonna pull the whole camera, perhaps the tripod, the light stand with it as well and so you have to be very careful with those cables working in the studio or other environments. Down below that we have our battery. And we have a new battery in this camera compared to the previous 1dx. And these batteries are indicated with the red stripe that Cannon loves so much. And so this is a new battery and these new batteries will not charge in older chargers. You need to use them with the newer chargers. You can check how good these batteries are and their charge life in the battery info information in the menu system. It'll tell you how many shots you've taken, the overall charge level, the overall condition level of that particular battery. Now the new charger also has a red stripe on it. Can charge two batteries at once and conveniently older batteries can be charged on the new charger. So you wanna get rid of your old chargers, you can use your old batteries in the camera if you want and you can use your old batteries on this charger as well. If you need constant power of your camera either in the studio or scientific reasons you need the AC adaptor and the DC coupler so you can plug that in and have constant power supplied to the camera so you don't have a battery failure during an important shoot. Over on the right side of the camera we have an on off switch for the vertical grip functions. And so if you want to use the vertical shutter release you want to make sure the vertical grip is turned on. There is a multi-function button which operates and does the same thing as the button on the camera in the horizontal position. Our vertical shutter release and of course our dial on top for changing shutter speeds and other various features when our camera is help vertically. There is a remote slot right above it, the remote terminal. And this is where you're gonna plug in either the basic RS-80N3 remote if you just simply wanna trigger the camera without touching the camera. If you want a few more functions they do have the slightly fancier TC-80N3 timer remote control that has a bunch more features to it. And so if you want a light, if you want to leave it open for a very particular amount of time and program that in then you wanna look at that TC-80.

Class Description

We know what it’s like to dive right into taking pictures with your new camera. But dense technical manuals make for a terrible first date. Get the most out of your new Canon 1Dx Mark II camera with this complete step-by-step walkthrough of the camera’s features. 

Join expert photographer John Greengo for a fast-track introduction, and unlock your camera’s full potential. In this fast start class, you’ll learn:

  • How to use the new 61 point AF system
  • How to understand and use the autofocus system for great photos
  • How to incorporate video into your shooting using the 4K advanced video capabilities.
John is a CreativeLive veteran instructor and an experienced photographer. He has extensive experience teaching the technical minutiae that makes any camera an effective tool: aperture, ISO, the Rule of Thirds, and the kinds of lenses you’ll need to suit your camera body. This Fast Start includes a complete breakdown of your camera’s exposure, focus, metering, video and more. John will also explain how to customize the Canon 1Dx Mark II's settings to work for your style of photography.


Joe Berkeley

I quite enjoyed John's course on the 1DX mark ii. To be frank, I should have taken it 122,000 shots ago when I bought the camera. I learned quite a bit. There were only a few occasions when I thought my cranium could explode. But I walked away from the course with some great tips and in the grand scheme of things, the money I invest in education is always more valuable than the latest and greatest camera strap, lens, or bag. It will probably take a few months for all of the information to sink in but I'm feeling good about what I learned and the price I paid for it. All in all, a good value.

Fred Innamorato

John does a great job as usual. He provides so many visual aides and demonstrations which really helps you understand how to operate and set up your camera. His step by step explanation of the entire menu and each tab is excellent. In addition to his many photography tips and instructions. What an excellent class and a great value for all the detailed instructions provided. Much better than the manual you get in the box. Plus you get to watch this as many times as needed. I highly recommend this course and all of John's other classes.

Ian Sherratt

Great video. Loved the clear explanations, great views and mixture of video and slides. I’ve read a lot of manuals and books on settings and use of various Canon cameras but this is the first time I’ve really understood the full range of functions.