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Lesson 10 from: Canon 5D Mark III, Including Canon 5DS/5DSR Fast Start

John Greengo

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10. Playback Menu

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So we're not gonna spend quite a cz much time in the playback mode, but first off we can go in and protect images uh doesn't do a lot of good because when you reformat the memory card it gets rid of all the images anyway but you can go in and you can protect groups of pictures and individual pictures with this sitting here you can rotate individual images they're only reason that you would want to do this is if you're doing a slideshow from the camera and it's sideways on the camera you can't turn your tv sideways the racing images well there's a garbage can button on the back of the camera that's a little bit faster and easier to use if you want to print directly from the camera which I think is a little bit of a joke you can do it you can go into this menu here take a look at the fourteen pages in the instruction manual and you can read about printing from your camera on your own you can make image copies from here uh you can copy one image and this is kind of cool because I've alway...

s wanted to be a bit about shooting pictures be out shooting pictures with one memory card and then I wanted to back everything up and I was like what's the least expensive item to get everything from this card to this card and up until a short time ago it was you need a full blown computer to transfer images from one card to another. I wish there was a device where you could do that and now it's built into your camera you khun stick in one card and copy everything that has been shot on the other card to that card, individual images or everything which is a nice way of backing things up in the field. You could take a raw image and process it and turn it into a jpeg image. If, for instance, you needed to turn a raw image into a image that somebody else who didn't have a raw program I could get on their computer next up. So the second tab in the playback menu re sizing this is kind of the same thing is thie raw processing you? Khun resize the jpeg image you could make it smaller you can't make it bigger. Okay, uh rating and we had a rating button on the back of the camera. You could do it through here we have a slide show mode if you want took the camera to a tv into a slide show image transfer. If you want to transfer this to a computer, I recommend a card reader, but this is where you can go to control some of the things in the camera about the way it transfers images when you change pictures in the camera, when you play back an image in your camera, if you go ahead and play back an image, you turn the dial on the back of the camera. It jumps one picture, the dial on the top jumps, ten pictures. So if you got a lot of pictures, you can jump much more quickly with the top dial. You can customize that top dial here to jump one hundred pictures, or through different dates, folders, movies, stills or ratings of pictures. You could have. It just jumped to five star images, for instance, so you can go into this menu and really customize it the way you like to play back your images next up. Third tab, highlight alert. So if you shoot under conditions where you might blow out pixels, and it might be really important, one of the features that you have is this highlight alert in. After you take the picture, it is going to blink hot pixels at you, so if you shoot a bride's dress and it is blinking white, you're in trouble because there's no detail, you better adjust your exposure, and so it's, a good warning of potential exposure problem. It's not guaranteed exposure problem, because there are some situations where there are just highlight details where there's there's no detail in the highlights uh, so I kind of liked leave it disabled but you may want to enable it depending on the type of shooting that ugo the point if point display when you play back an image do you want to see which a f points were used? I typically don't want to see this. I want to see a nice clean image so I'm gonna leave that disabled the same thing goes with the playback grid. You could turn a grid on and off when you're playing back images hissed a gram you have two options for history ramzan, your camera you have a brightness, sista graham and I like the rgb hissed a gram because that has colors and I like colors. So, uh the rgb hissed a gram is showing you the tonal range and it's a good way to check your exposure so I would turn my camera to rgb history. Next up we have our movie play count so when you are in the movie mode what it looks for and I would recommend timecode without going any further into this magnification uh, I am a little soft on this recommendation here when you zoom in on your camera that's the magnified button over on the left hand side that looks like a magnifying glass how much do you want to magnify in uh, you're gonna probably want to set this to your own setting. There is a two x for x eight x ten x and actual size. And you can play around a little bit with the settings in there as to what you like to magnify into check. Focus on, which is the main reason people used to magnify but control over hd. My. When you're gonna hook this up to a tv, and you're having that hd mic cable from it, this is basically setting up the control, so that in abel's, the camera's signal to be sent out in that manner.

Class Materials

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Fast Start - Canon® 5DMIII
Canon® 5DSR Menu Settings

Ratings and Reviews

Tami Miller

I really enjoy any John Greengo class - beside being an incredible photographer, he has the true nature of a teacher. What a combo: a fantastic photographer with a great sense of humor who can really explain complex concepts and take the fear out of all of those buttons and dials! I LOVE his 'tests' and visual challenges: the immediate results help to cement the information. I have had my Canon Mark D III for almost a year now. The time I spent experimenting with it and reading most of the manual (ok, maybe I am a nerd!) was great preparation for this class as I knew exactly the things that were confusing me. And, as usual, Mr. Greengo delivered. So glad I purchased the course so I can review it many times. Only two disappointments: unless I missed it, it wasn't made clear how to switch from one card to the other. I was in Scotland and my screen kept flashing, "card is full" - and I couldn't figure out how to switch to the other one; and I did want to fill in the copyright/name information but can't figure out how to 'type' in anything. Class is a must for a new owner of this camera.


Wonderful, wonderful instruction! I wish every instructor could be as point-on as John Greengo. I had my money's worth about a quarter of the way through the class. At the end, I called it priceless. I have had my 5D Mark iii for almost 2 years, and John taught me some extremely useful things about the camera I did not know. Even if you are an advanced shooter with considerable 5DMiii experience, you are likely to get something valuable from this course - otherwise, you are CERTAIN to get really valuable knowledge about your camera. Strongly recommended for Canon 5D Mark iii owners.

Liesa Wayson

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE John's classes. Bought the 70D class for my first camera, now the 5D Mark III class, so worth it. Awesome investment!

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