Canon® 70D Fast Start

Lesson 10 of 14

Playback and Set Up Menus

 

Canon® 70D Fast Start

Lesson 10 of 14

Playback and Set Up Menus

 

Lesson Info

Playback and Set Up Menus

Now we're into the playback section and I'll be honest with you, there's not a lot of really important things in here for most people who are just going to download their images, but let's, go through what we got in here, starting with the first playback tab we have protecting images, what you could do is you can go in and you can put a little lock on your image. Is it's not really all that effective because you khun reformat the memory card and delete all the images no matter what, but it does prevent them from being deleted with the garbage can button on the back of the camera next up, rotating images normally not necessary, but if you were going to do a slide show from your camera straight to your tv and you took a vertical, you could rotate it on an individual basis here. Erasing images individually is something that you could do if you most people. Most serious shooters don't like to erase any images in their cameras, but if you didn't want to get rid of a lot of images, you could...

use the garbage can button on the back your camera, but you have to hit the garbage can button every time you get to an image. If you're going to erase in mass, you could do it a little bit more quickly through the erase images you would just simply go put a checkmark on all the images you want erased and then hit one button to erase all of them but kind of the safe protocol is not to erase in the camera next is print order in the menu and the manual excuse me, there are fourteen pages on how to print from your camera and I'm done talking about printing from the camera it's just something we're not going to do in this class I don't know very many people that do it it can't be a handy way of printing directly without a computer but it's one of the options available to you next up photo book set up you can actually kind of create little photo albums in here if you will so that you can create a photo book and it's basically an album using a canon eos software utility program and it's just collecting images that you want to put into a particular album and this is something that is a really good reason to own your own computer if you can next up is creative filters what happens is that once you have taken a picture whether it's a raw or j peg picture you could go in and add a filter which actually creates a separate, unique jpeg copy of that image with this filter effect on it, so this is kind of photo shop in the camera it's, a very, very wimpy version of photo shop, but that's kind of the effect that you're having. If you want to manipulate your image is highly recommend external programs. If you do shoot raw images and you would like to get a j peg image without taking your image and card your card and downloading it to a computer, you can create a jpeg image straight from a raw in camera, which can be quite handy if you take a lot of raw images and you occasionally just need to get a quick j peg off of that card without running into any fancy programs and so useful little program. Always good to see this on the cameras moving on over to the second playback tab, you can resize images and this should. This is a bad name for this feature. They should call it downsize because you cannot upsides. You can only make it smaller, and this works with jpeg images. If he shoot a large j peg, you could make it into a smaller j peg rating. So when I first saw this, I chuckled a little bit. I thought that rating your images in camera was an incredible waste of time in a bad way of doing it. And in general I think I'm right but I have found that in some situations you are forced with nothing else to do but look at your camera and you can get a jump start on your editing if you knew it was a good shot you could go in and you could give it two, three, four or five stars and so it's just using a star system to indicate how much you like that particular image once again it's much better to use a nice program like light room for this I have found that once you get it on the big screen you'll be a a bit of a different judge on how good that image was sometimes better sometimes worse but as I say it's a good jump start when you're waiting in the airport next up slideshow you can plug the camera into a tv and you could do a slide show and you can create how long the pictures are on screen the interval which group of images or you are showing and so forth imaged jump with dial so when you press play back on your camera the back dial on the camera allows you to go forward and backward the top dial allows you to jump ten forward or ten backward you can also jump one or one forward one backward on top or one hundred or you could jump by photos from different dates, folders, movies stills or rating. And so if you like to jump around in different manners from one picture to the next, you khun customize that two year needs in general jumped ten is not a bad place to start with the next tab. We're gonna have a little item called highlight alert and this is going to be an option for checking exposure in your camera so let's, take a look at a visual of what that might be when you both put the camera and highlight alert. What it does is it blinks overexposed pixels at you, so it becomes very clear whether you have over exposed a particular image. This is not something that I generally like because some overexposed pixels are absolutely necessary on certain types of photograph and not indication of a problem at all, but they are, and other types of images and so it's a nice option to have in there. If you shoot a lot of very bright subjects, that was a highlight alert. In general, I'd say I'd leave it disabled. The next item is a f point display and here's a visual of what's going on. What happens here is when you play back an image, it will show you the focusing points the camera used in order to achieve focus on that particular picture, and on one hand this is kind of helpful to help you understand what the camera was thinking when it tried to focus that particular picture and on the other hand it's just cluttered your image of the subject that you shot. This is not on the final image, of course, but it's on the view of the screen and so I typically have a pretty good hold of the way the camera has focused, so I've turned this off for somebody who's new with this camera you could leave it on for a while and then eventually turn it off. Next in here is thie playback grid and this is kind of like some of the other grids that we've seen before and it simply overlays a grid onto the picture that you have already taken might be necessary for certain alignment needs but for clutter free options I'd liketo leave it turned off. Next up is history graham display so this cool little graph in the back your camera is showing you your exposure it's if it's to the left it's to the dark and if it's to the right it's bright in general you kind of like to have a mountain in the middle and this helps explain how over exposed or under exposure images and one of the options is using the red green and blue hissed a gram, which gives you a little bit more detailed information and I find preferable to the standard brightness hissed a gram so I am all in favor of turning on the rgb in this case next up is movie play count and what this is going to show you is either the time of your movie for instance one minute two minutes ten seconds however long it is or it's going to show you the time code for those who are really serious into video shooting with this for perfect for professional reasons you're going probably have it in time code your average consumer like me in this case is going to leave it on record time last item in the list is control over hd my when you hook the camera up to an hdtv you will have the option of having the tv's remote control control the forward and back of images with your plane back in the slide show not something a lot of people experience yuki it enabled this if you do hook it up to your hdtv all right, I'm going to skip over questions because I don't think there's a lot of questions on playback we're going straight into the setup menu and started diving through that first item in here is selecting folder one of the options you have on this camera is on one memory card you could have multiple different folders for instance you could have a folder for your personal needs and one for your business needs and that way when you're doing slide shows you're not having the wrong types of photos come up in there now for many people, they just have a separate memory card, but you can create, and this is where you would select different folders will see how to create them in just a moment. Filed numbering is how your camera computation it's the number of your serial number of each individual picture that you're taking a continuous mode is the normal mode. You could go in and manually reset it if you want, or you can have it automatically reset, but for simplicity's sake, continuous is a very good option. Auto rotate is an interesting options to take a look at this so a lot of time with the way the camera comes, it wants to rotate vertical images when you're on the camera or on the computer. What I recommend is changing it to on ly the computer, because the problem with the top option is that it reduces the size of the vertical image. The downside to the choice that I like, which is on computer, is that you do have to rotate the camera to see the image, but that's generally not a problem, because that's, the style in which you just shocked the image the bottom one will not look good if you put it onto a slide show onto an hdtv, for instance. But I think for general purpose, if you want to get the best view of your images, play back in the field, you want it on computer, and that little symbol is a computer, by the way. Next up is formatting the memory card. When you are done taking pictures on your camera and you have safely downloaded them to your computer and backed him up on your spare hard drive. What you should do is you should reformat your memory card in the camera that you are using that card in, and what that does is it deletes all the photos, and it initialize is the card and kind of establishes a communication protocol between the memory card and the camera. And so anytime you switch cards between different brands of cameras or even different cameras, it's always advisable to form at the memory cards so that it communicates cleanly and there's. No residual data, ghost folders or anything else on that memory card. Now, if you do format your memory card, you are deleting the data, so you want to do it on lee when you after you have backed up all your other data, but it's something I do on a regular basis before I go out on an important shoot. Next up is thie ify settings that you may or may not see this in your camera it sometimes they gray it out when you don't have a memory card in there if I was related to wifi and what it is is it's a wireless card that you stick in your camera that transmit images to a nearby computer and this is kind of an interesting way so your camera will automatically download images or automatically upload images that you're shooting at that time and so there'll be some special features that we're not going to get into if you have that memory card in your camera okay so you khun dial on over with the top dial to setup menu number two how quickly do you like your camera to power down and go to sleep it kind of goes into a nap mode after about six to fifteen seconds and then it goes into a little deeper sleep mode after one minute which seems fine for most situations but adjust to your needs the brightness of the screen in general should be left in the middle if you want to see images on a bright sunny day you may need to turn the brightness up but realize that if you do that the screen on the back will not accurately reflect your exposure settings and so if you want it to accurately reflect your exposure you should leave it at the middle most of the time lcd off an on button so what happens when you turn on the lcd on the back? The camera when you hit the shutter button that back screen turns off and the reason it does that is because when you hold the camera up to your face, you don't want a bright light right here and so just by pressing the shutter release, it automatically turns it off, which is a handy feature to have and so you would normally want to leave it in this mode. The other option on this? Where is my notes here? You can have it just remain on all the time. Next up is the date time, and so in this one, you're simply setting the date and time, and so I've got today's date and almost today's time set there. Next up, you're going to choose the language for whatever language you feel most comfortable with. If you hook up the g p e too, which is an external gps device, you can go in and control some of the settings of that through this part of the menu setting. We're not going to go into the controls of this feature, but it does log your gps coordinates with each and every photograph you take, and you can actually bring that up in a number of different programs for helpful information about where you were when you shot your particular pictures okay, time to move on over to the third tool tab. We are making our way through it. Folks, hang in there. Video system depends on which country you are in here. In north america. We used the ntsc system. Most of the world is using the pal system, so said it appropriate for the country that you were in feature guide. All right, this is this little helpful guide that pops up any time you go into a menu to help you understand what it is that you're doing. And when your first brand new into the camera this is kind of cool, because what does this do? Well, it's telling me right now what it's doing, or at least it gives you a little bit more information. Once you get used to this, this will drive you nuts on, so he is something that you'll want to disable. Once you get comfortable with the operations of the camera touch control, this is the control for the touch screen on the back of the camera, and you can set it to standard or sensitive or disable. If you plan on using it with gloves and it doesn't work so well with the gloves that you're working on, you can set it too sensitive, and it might work a little bit better in that rape case. Or, if you just don't like touch screens, you can turn it off here. But I think standards a good option for a lot of people. The info. But remember the info button we talked about that earlier? Well, here are the three options that you can have by pressing the info button, and what it does is it cycles through with each press of the info, each of these different screens, and I kind of like the option of being able to cycle through and see what's on them sometimes there's information. I want to know about how the cameras said, or what it's doing. But if there's one of these that you never, ever used that you don't care for you, khun, uncheck that box, and you will not see that when you cycle through using the info screens so customized to your discretion.

Class Description


Ready to make the most of your Canon® 70D? Join expert photographer John Greengo for a fast-track introduction to taking full advantage of your camera’s features.

John will cover how to navigate and set up your camera’s menus and guide you through its buttons, dials, and features. You’ll learn how to take full advantage of your camera’s super-fast live view focusing. You’ll also learn how to optimize your camera for sports and other high-motion photography. John will also cover the power of your camera’s high-resolution sensors and settings and help you get them attuned to your shooting style so you get the picture you want, every time.

This course will have you using your Canon® 70D like a pro in no time -- no complicated manuals required.

Reviews

a Creativelive Student
 

The good news is that this Canon 70D class is outstanding. John Greengo does an amazing job. I have bought several DVD's on the 70D but this class is superior. The bad news is that Creative Live Keeps putting out misleading information on their courses. In this E Mail it says: "If you're still watching, you can always go back to your My Classes Page to pick up where you left off." After several communications with their support I found out that they mean that you can go back to the course but not the place in the 30 minute course or whatever, a "bookmark" as their tech support called it. As an example, lets' consider an airport that has several giant parking lots. They could say that they have a system where if you lose your ticket they will get you back to your car. Sounds wonderful but all they will do is let you know which lot you parked in, not your actual spot. For the sake of clear communication they should drop that claim.

user-a98d6a
 

This was a wonderful class. John is a wonderful teacher. I originally bought the camera to do video work and it wasn't as helpful in that arena as I would have liked (but he fully admits to this being geared to photographers). I came back to it as a photographer and I feel much more comfortable and excited about using my camera.

a Creativelive Student
 

I agree with the other reviews. I was fortunate enough to receive this class free through the Adorama VIP program. After watching this series of videos, I would have been very happy to have paid the course fee. I had purchased a Canon 70D for a documentary project I am creating. This is my first DLSR and with all of the buttons and all the menus, it can be a pretty intimidating camera. I have shot film for many years and have had several Canon point-n-shoots so I am pretty familiar with photography basics. I will have to commend the demo on how aperture and depth of field. Very simple and concise way John explained this part of photography demonstrates what an effective teacher he really is. Just this part alone has made me want to watch his class on photography. The PDF that comes with this kit is great! There is one page that beaks down the menu system. This one is laminated and is in my camera bag. There are also a couple of pages on how to set the camera for shooting different types of events. I laminated these sheets back to back and these are also in my camera bag. Highly recommend this for anyone that owns a Canon 70D.