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Canon EOS M5 and M6 Fast Start

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Playback Menu

John Greengo

Canon EOS M5 and M6 Fast Start

John Greengo

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12. Playback Menu


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1 Class Introduction Duration:07:30
2 Camera Controls Overview Duration:06:57
3 Mode Dial Operations Duration:11:57
5 Movie Option On Mode Dial Duration:06:33
7 Manual Mode Dial Duration:02:59
8 Custom Model Dial Duration:02:36
9 Top Of Camera Buttons Duration:06:42
10 Viewfinder Display Duration:08:07
11 Back Side Of Camera Duration:03:40
12 Playback Menu Duration:04:47
14 Quick Menu Duration:13:09
15 Left, Right & Bottom Of Camera Duration:04:38
16 Lenses & Front Of Camera Duration:06:13
17 Menu Overview & Shooting Menu Duration:18:02
18 MF Peaking Settings Menu Duration:06:00
19 ISO Speed Menu Duration:06:54
20 Picture Style & Sound Menus Duration:11:04
21 Set Up Menu Duration:22:05
22 Custom Function Menu Duration:04:21
23 My Menu & Playback Menu Duration:10:56
24 Camera Operation Duration:07:35

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Playback Menu

Play Back is of course gonna allow us to go back and play back the images that we have been shooting. And it's in blue, and so other features that you'll see in blue come into play in the Play Back mode. And so this does have a touch screen. And so you can use a lot of your normal finger gestures that you have for other smart devices to go back and forth. And so use those Swipes and Flicks and Magnifies. You can double tap to magnify, you can zoom in by stretching and pinching, and then moving around to see if that area is in focus. If you want to go to the next or the previous image, you can just turn the dial on the back of the camera. There is of course the garbage can in blue for erasing your images. It's gonna ask to confirm that. You can turn the dial on the top of the camera. Notice the magnifying glass in the thumbnail so that you can zoom in and check sharpness. And then you can do an Image Jump with the top dial. And what's going on there is that it allows you to jump 10 phot...

os forward or 10 photos back. So if you have like a whole vacation full of photos and you're trying to show somebody something from earlier on, you don't have to go picture by picture, you can jump 10 pictures at a time when you do that. And so play around with those features, especially that touch screen. The camera does use the touch screen, somewhat limited way, but it very very useful in the Play Back mode. If you want to change that Image jump option, you can go into the Play Back menu, and you can customize that to jump in different ways. Rather than 10 images, you can have it do it by one image, or a hundred images, or a variety of other options that we'll take a look at when we get into the menu section on the class. Remember, pressing that Info button doesn't hurt anything, so feel free to click that button and get more or less information about the image you shot. I love it that you don't have to keep track, you don't have to keep a notepad of what shutter speeds and apertures you kept. The camera keeps that all in the meta data. And if you want to see what you set on a particular photograph, just hit that information button once in the Play Back mode to take a look at that. You can hit the Q button and this is gonna get you into a special Play Back menu mode. And this is gonna allow you to go in and make some common changes that you might do if you're in the Play Back mode. Now all of these are things that are built into the regular menu system that we're gonna be talking about in the second half of the class here. But if you do want to go in and rate something real quickly, you can just hit that Q button to go in there and have access to all of those things. And so there's some very valuable features in here. If you're the type of person who prefers to work on your computer with Photoshop or Lightroom or some other program, you probably won't need any of this stuff because the computer is probably a better place to work on those images 'cause you have better programs and a much larger screen. But if you need to do it in the camera, it does have the capability of doing it. When you play movies back in here, you'll hit the Q button twice to get to the play back of that particular image. And then if you hit it a third time, you're gonna bring up the Movie Controls along the bottom of the screen. Now these can be touch controls or you can be using the dial over on the right hand side of the camera to go left, right, and hit set, and so forth on this. And so you'll have your common controls for going in and controlling your video, going to the first or the last frame. You can also edit your video. So if you want to cut out, you know, the first couple seconds when you had a shaky camera, before you got a good hold of the camera, or you want to cut off a little bit at the end, you can do that and have a edited video right in the camera, which is nice if you need to get that clip right, right in the camera you can do it. It's not the easiest controls to work with, but it can be done. If you want to control the volume, that's simply gonna be going up and down on the dial on the back of the camera. And look for those little hints down on the bottom of the screen. So when you are in the Play Back menu, when you're in the Play Back mode, there is kind of a secret menu that, in order to get to the Play Back menu. So we're gonna go through the Play Back menu in the second half of the class but just be aware that once you're in the Play Back mode, when you hit Menu, you're gonna get a whole new menu system than you saw normally in a normal shooting mode when you hit the menu. And so that Play Back tab is only available once you have hit Play to play back an image.

Class Description

We know what it’s like to dive right into taking pictures with your new camera. But trying to understand the manual can be a frustrating experience. Get the most out of your new mirrorless Canon EOS M5/M6 with this complete step-by-step walk-through 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 maximize the exposure system in both auto and manual modes
  • How to use and customize the menus
  • How to use the camera's 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 EOS M5/M6 settings to work for your style of photography.


Susan Clarke

John did an outstanding job explaining every part of this camera. As a newbie, this course is exactly what I needed to understand this camera. Thank you, John. Now, I'm going back to watch through 1 more time!

Michael Simpson

John Greengo is probably the best instructor I have come across in my short photography journey. I learned a lot about the camera, something that would have been difficult without the help of the M5 course. Thank you.

a Creativelive Student

Once again, a thorough explanation about all the functions of the Canon EM5/6 Camera operations. For anyone considering purchasing this class before getting your hands on the actual camera, it will give you a head start into the functions of the camera you chose. As a Canon FF User, I wanted to have a camera for urban shooting, yet, wanted something that could use all my Canon Lenses with an adapter. The Canon M5, I believe is a great choice and I'm looking forward to seeing how my lenses work with it.