Left & Right Sides of Camera
Next up, we're moving over to the left hand side of the camera. Most of the cameras will have an auto focus, manual focus switch on them, use as necessary. Many of their lenses will have stabilizer switches which you can use as necessary once again. And we're gonna take a look at the ports on the camera. First us is the HDMI port, and so if you wanna connect up to a TV, say you wanna do a little slide show showing movies or stills from the camera, you can do it output there. You can use it for monitors. Unfortunately, no 4K output. Don't ask me why, I just know that it doesn't, alright? So no 4K output from that. There is a digital terminal which is basically your USB jack for plugging for downloading images to a computer for instance. It is a USB 3.0 port so it is faster than on previous cameras. You may have noticed that when you got your camera, there is this cable protector that screws into the little screws down here, and so if you are leaving your camera hooked up, say you're tet...
hered to a computer and you don't want that cable falling out of your camera, there is a cable protector that screws in there so that the cord is not likely to get pulled out. Do be careful about tripping in the studio and things like that because that'll pull the whole camera and the tripod off potentially. The PC sync, and this is used for a variety of devices for hooking up usually to studio strobes or flash equipment. Microphone input, so if you wanna record better quality sound, the camera does not have the worlds greatest microphone built into it so you wanna get an add-on microphone. You're gonna be able to plug it in here. Still got the standard stereo mini-jack, and if you want to monitor sound, you can use the headphone jack, plug in your standard headphones to monitor the sound through that there as well. Looking over on the right side of the camera, there is a little symbol here for NFC. This is the wireless capability, something that we'll be talking more about in the remainder of this class. Talking about the way that this camera can view images through as smartphone or smart device, sending images back and forth and we'll be looking at those when we get into the communication settings in the setup menu. And of course, this is the card door where we're sticking out CF and SD cards, and so camera uses each of these. It does not have a UHS-II system, it's just using the UHS-I system. Uses all of the common modern day CF memory cards. Bit of information about the memory cards. We obviously have many different sizes available in this camera for the SD cards, there's HC and XC versions which is just indicating the different size. It handles everything that is currently out on the market. The maximum speed might be important for people who shoot in burst images, and you're shooting a lot of pictures very very quickly. The faster this is, the faster your camera will be able to download those images onto the memory card, and free up the buffer space so you can continue shooting. For those of you shooting video, you wanna be looking at the minimum speed of the card. When you shoot video, it's very intensive in recording data and it needs to keep up the minimum speed as fast as possible, and so you want as fast of card as possible if you're doing a lot of recording. In general, once again, if you're doing 4K recording, I highly recommend only using CF cards for that. You can do some testing with your SD cards, it may work fine depending on how fast your cards are, and of course in the future we're gonna have faster cards, and this may be a issue in the future with much faster SD cards. But it is still utilizing only that UHS speed class one and not the speed class three that is on other cameras at this time. And then there is a bus speed about, speaking to kind of the overall capabilities of that camera, or of the card, excuse me. And so, once again, shooting lots of video, that's when you need a really fast card. So, the camera does have a USB 3.0 connection, but that doesn't mean it's fastest way to get your images from the camera down to the computer. I'd recommend using a card reader if speed is important, because the camera still doesn't have that UHS-II or the three system, it has the UHS-I system, so it still is a little bit slower pulling images off the card. It's pretty fast getting them out of the camera, and it's still also good if you just wanna pull the card out and plug it straight into the computer if you have that option on your computer. One of the options we can have is in the shooting menu number one under release shutter without a card, is we can lock our camera up so that it will not fire a photo if there is no memory card in the camera. Because we don't wanna take pictures if there's not film in our camera, right? And this will lock the shutter, and it makes sense for most people unless you are working in a camera store and you're trying to demonstrate the sound and the actions of the camera, even though you don't have a memory card in that camera itself. With new memory cards, you wanna format the memory card so that it has a clear line of communication with your camera. I like to format my memory cards any time I go out on a new shoot. I like to go out with a fresh memory card that doesn't have any data or file directories or ghost images or anything else on the memory card, and formatting that card will clean it off of all of its old data. And then if you wanna control where you are storing your images, on the SD card or onto the CF card, you wanna go into the setup menu under recording functions, and you'll be able to select which card you wanna record to. You can also create folders on those cards, so if you wanna create sub-folders within those cards where images are going, you'll be able to do that as well. And we will once again, we'll go in through that in the second half of this class, when we go through the menu settings.
AFTER THIS CLASS YOU’LL BE ABLE TO:
- Leverage the new customized viewfinder and quick menu options for superior customization
- Use and understand the new 4K video recording with frame grab and Dual Pixel CMOS AF
- Use Wi-Fi with NFC and GPS for remote operation and location tagging
- Understand Canon camera features that cross over to several Canon EOS models
- Control the camera from the biggest tools to the smallest details
ABOUT JOHN’S CLASS:
The Canon® EOS 5D Mark IV is a workhorse Canon camera, hauling features from the 30-megapixel full-frame sensor to the 4K video and 7 fps burst speed. But the 5D Mark IV’s long list of features is just money wasted if you don’t actually know how to find them and put them to use. Skip the floundering through menus and join photographer John Greengo exploring the camera’s many features, from customizing the camera to understanding dual-pixel autofocus.
This class is designed for the photographers using the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, from those just pulling it out of the box to photographers that just haven’t found all the camera’s features yet. The class can also serve as an in-depth look if you’re not yet sure if the EOS 5D Mark IV is the best Canon camera for you.
The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV is considered one of the best Canon cameras on the market -- but it's no Canon Powershot, which means a big learning curve. The latest updates bring tools that may be unfamiliar even for photographers that previously used an older Canon camera, with several firsts across the entire 5D series. The dual-pixel autofocus allows for small focus adjustments after the fact -- but only if you shoot with the right image format and work with the right software. The 5D Mark IV is the first Canon digital camera to incorporate FlexiZone Multi autofocus, a new setting inside the powerful updated dual pixel CMOS AF system. The updated viewfinder has new warning signals and custom controls. And of course, there’s that new 4K shooting.
This Canon camera class covers the camera from understanding the controls to customizing the menu.
What's packed in this Canon camera Fast Start? Learn the vital information in less time than it takes to analyze the menu -- and have more fun doing it too.
WHO THIS CLASS IS FOR:
Individuals who own or are considering purchasing the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR:
John Greengo has led more than 50 classes covering the in-depth features of several different DSLR camera models and mirrorless options, including Fast Starts for Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fujifilm, and Panasonic. The award-winning photographer is one of the most celebrated CreativeLive instructors, leading classes covering a myriad of topics, including the previous Mark II and Mark III 5D cameras. Greengo has used the 5D series since the first 5D. He's led photographers through the ins and outs of advanced options like the EOS 80D and EOS 7D Mark II to entry-level Canon Rebel cameras like the Rebel T6i and T6.
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV