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GPS Settings Menu

Lesson 24 from: Canon EOS 6D Mark II Fast Start

John Greengo

GPS Settings Menu

Lesson 24 from: Canon EOS 6D Mark II Fast Start

John Greengo

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24. GPS Settings Menu

Lesson Info

GPS Settings Menu

Next up, page 3 in the Set Up Menu, we have GPS settings option, and so if you do have a GPS device hooked up to this, you can disable this or you can leave it in Mode 1 or Mode 2, and this is going to determine when the camera is on and recording information, and so in Mode it's going to be recording this information even when the camera's turned off, which is going to waste a bit more battery power. It can take the information from a phone and auto-update the timing of your camera. You know how your camera has the time on it? Well, it can automatically get the correct time from the nearby phone that is also giving that information. How often to you want your camera to update the GPS settings on this, and so the more you do this, the more it's going to wear down your battery and the more accurate it's going to be, so it's a bit of a compromise depending on how important super-accurate GPS information is. If you're okay with moderate GPS information, every minute or later will be fine...

to get you in the general region of where you were. If you want to check out your current GPS information, you can do that with this right here in the camera, and so you can see exactly where you are, and I may have misspoken a moment ago, it does have GPS in here, so you can do this without an external device, and so this will not be visible in many cases because you have too much building or blockage from the satellites, and so this is something that you do need to be kind of outside in a clear view of the sky. It needs to pick up usually on a couple of different GPS satellites, and it's not the strongest GPS receiver in here because it's a pretty small device and there's a lot of other things going on in here, so it's something that you do need to be out in a pretty clear area on. The GPS Logger is a pretty cool little device, where it logs everywhere the camera is, you know, every minute or so, and so if you're walking around, it's going to record basically a bread crumb trail of where you're at, and you'll be able to look at this in the Canon software, and so I went out with a camera with GPS and I was wandering around shooting photos, and you can pull up the map or the satellite version to overlay your route, and you can see where you were shooting all these different photos, and so this is what it looked like for one afternoon of my shooting in one particular park here. You can transfer this log data, which you will need to do if you want to look at it in that form. You have to transfer it from the camera via a memory card onto your computer; you would then need to use Canon software in order to see it. If you want to delete the log, you can delete it here as well, and so that is what the GPS Logger is doing. So that is your GPS settings. Next up, video system. We have different standards in different parts of the world. Set it appropriately. The mode guide is simply giving you additional information according to where the mode dial is turned on the top of your camera. For somebody who's new to photography, it might be kind of nice to have, but after a while, you're going to say hey, I know what I'm doing, I've seen this a hundred times before, I don't need this information up there, and so you would probably want to disable it once you get used to it, it kind of just gets in the way of the other information that you're probably looking to set like shutter speeds and apertures and other settings. The feature guide is a little popup window that'll help tell you more about a particular feature. When you're first getting started on the camera, it's kind of nice to see what a particular feature does. After a while, you get to learn those sorts of things and that window is simply blocking other stuff that you want to be looking at, and so it might be nice for a while, but my guess is that you're going to probably pretty quickly want to disable that so that you don't have that covering up other important information. All right, here's something else that's new to Canon cameras is we have a text option size, and so depending on your eyesight, possibly your age, if you want to have bigger text so that it's a little bit easier to read, you can set it at standard. If you want to see more of it on the screen, you can set it to small.

Class Materials

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Canon EOS 6D Mark II - Recommended Settings
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Ratings and Reviews

Warren Gedye
 

John, this is my second class of yours I'm taking on Creative Live. You are a very unique and articulate instructor. Your knowledge, understanding and experience in all matters photography is astounding! You have certainly fine tuned the knack in imparting your deep knowledge in such a palatable way! Your slides are magnificent, simple and concise and caters directly to your audience. I can only imagine the hours upon hours of time spent making these valuable slides. I look forward to many more of your courses!

a Creativelive Student
 

Always enjoy all of John's classes, but especially this one since I've decided to upgrade from my previous 6D. Awesome camera and this one is so much quieter than the older one. Thank you for explaining things in terms and ways that are easy to understand!

Tim Rogers
 

Thanks for a very useful course John. Not to get out and enjoy the new toy. Wish I had done the similar course for my previous camera (60D); will be recommending it to the person I am giving the camera to.

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