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Fujifilm X-H1 Fast Start

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Play Back Menu

John Greengo

Fujifilm X-H1 Fast Start

John Greengo

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28. Play Back Menu

Lesson Info

Play Back Menu

Now, there is one menu that we haven't gotten to yet 'cause it's kind of secret and it's kind of hidden, and that is the playback menu. Now, the playback menu is pretty easy to get to. Hit playback, play back any image you want, and then hit the menu button, and you're gonna find the green playback menu, which of course controls all the features within the playback option. First up is which slot you are looking at pictures from, slot one or slot two, and obviously adjust as necessary. Raw conversion allows you to take an image and post-process it right in the camera. So this is a good little demo here, so let's go ahead and do this. And what I need to do first is I need to hit the playback button and we need to find ourselves a raw image, 'cause that's how you do raw conversion. You don't do raw conversion on a JPEG image. And I'm looking down here at the bottom 'cause I know I've been taking a lotta different pictures today, and I'm looking for a raw image, and there's a raw image rig...

ht here. So if I wanna take this image, I can hit the menu button, and I can come down here to raw conversion, and now I can make a whole lot of different changes. So for instance, on image size, maybe I wanna make this a square image. Okay. And on image quality, no, I think I'll leave that one the same. But image size, oh yeah, I've got it large. Maybe I need a medium size. I want it a little bit easier to email. And I can come down and make some other changes. Let's go to the shadow tones and let's make those shadows a little bit more distinct at plus four. And sharpness, we'll bump this up by a couple of stops. And as far as color space, nah, that one's fine. Let's see. Okay, that's pretty good. And then I'm gonna hit the Q button for create, so I'll hit create, and now I have created this square image, and I'm gonna hit okay to store it, and... Let's see, where did it store it? Oh, let's see, what image number am I at here? And so that's the original image. Let's get this back to kind of a normal view without the histogram. And so if I go to the very end, let's see, what's my highest number? Is that my square image? No, that's not my square image. All right. Oh, I think we're getting towards the end here. Okay, there's my square image right there. And so I've taken that image, I made the shadows really dark, changed the color on it, and got it very contrasty. I'm not saying it looks good. I'm just making changes there. But it's a way for you to take any image that you've shot with raw, and if you wanna bump the exposure up or bump it down 'cause you didn't quite get it right in camera, you can make a JPEG right there in the camera that's ready to go without a computer, which is kinda nice. So that's what the raw conversion is all about. Next up is erasing. If you have a lot of images to erase, yes, you can use the garbage can button on the back of the camera, but this will save you a bit of time because you simply select the images you want and then you press erase once once you've selected all the images. But a better way of getting rid of lots of images is to format the memory card. Simultaneous delete raws and JPEGs. Normally you're gonna wanna leave this turned on. If you know you don't want an image, you probably don't want either one. But if you did want to just delete one, you could on one of the cards. You can go in and crop images for the JPEG images if you know that you want to get something different. And what they're, a lot of these things, to be honest with you, they seem kinda goofy to some people like myself, 'cause isn't this a lot easier to do in a computer? And the fact of the matter is that there's some people who have this camera who do not own a computer, and they need to be able to use the camera to do a lotta different types of changes. Or maybe they're traveling without their computer and they wanna make these sorts of changes in the field. And so that's why these features are here. Not all of us are going to use all of them, obviously. You can resize your images down in size. Can't resize 'em up, though. You can protect these images, and what this does is it prevents them from getting deleted in the camera. Now, the card can still be reformatted, cards can be taken out of the camera and lost, so it doesn't give you a full protection of the image, but it does prevent against the potential deletion of the image. Image rotate allows you to rotate an image. For instance, if you're gonna be doing a slide show where you just wanna show people pictures on the back of the camera without having to turn the camera sideways. Red eye removal will allow you to go in with an image that has red eye and reduce it individually. It's doing it digitally. It may or may not be able to do a perfect job. It may or may not be able to recognize it depending on how clear it is. Kind of a cool feature. If you press in on the front dial, you'll be able... For two seconds in the playback mode, you'll be able to record a little audio annotation for any image that you're playing back. If you're doing sports photography, you might record a big play or important point that you wanna find out. You can record someone's email address that you took a photo of, or anything that you wanted by doing that. So it's a feature that is on some of the highest-end Nikon and Canon cameras, part of their professional series, and so it's a neat feature to see on this camera. You can copy images from slot one to slot two. So if you had a friend who wanted a copy of one of your images, you can just put that memory card in and copy that image over. If you want to transfer your images, you can choose which order you want them. You can do selected frames. You can reset the order. Another place for wireless communication. This is actually a duplicate of what we saw in the camera settings just so that if you do wanna transfer images you don't have to back out of this menu and go find it in another part of the menu, but it's an exact duplication. You can do an in-camera slide show. You can hook it up to a TV or monitor so it's on a larger screen. And this just allows you to select which images and when you see them. Photobook assist is gonna be dealing with some Fuji software. If you wanna create an album, you can. Not something that most people do with this camera. You can save images directly from the camera to your computer. It's rather slow. I don't necessarily recommend it. They have an application for PCs, Fujifilm PC AutoSave. I think it's a little bit faster just to remove the memory card and use a card reader, but it can be done. If you wanna print directly from the camera, you can do that with the appropriate types of printers, and this will enable you to figure out which prints are sent to that printer. The Instax printer is the Fuji instant printer that you can wirelessly send pictures to, and this is kind of a fun option because these are battery operated and you can use them out in the field, and it's just a nice little print, good gift for somebody. If you are hooking up to a monitor like a TV, you can choose whether you want to use the full screen of the TV or whether you show the full image that you shot in camera. And one way or the other there's gonna be something that's a little bit left out because the aspect ratios of TVs and of the cameras are slightly different. All right, that brings to a close the menu section, so hopefully you've got a good feel for what is in the menu. Hopefully you've been able to adjust your camera to the way that you like it to work.

Class Description

Get the most out of your new Fuji X-H1 camera with this complete step-by-step walkthrough of the camera’s features. This camera has gotten great reviews as being the best of the X series mirrorless cameras. You'll learn why this camera is highly sought after by enthusiasts and professional photographers alike. Join expert photographer John Greengo as he gives you all the information you need to understand the camera's buttons, menus, and functions.

In this Fast Start class John will show you how to use:

  • The new shutter which can work mechanically, electronically or with an electronic first curtain
  • The new focus stacking option for infinite depth of field
  • Fujifilm's first 5-axis in-body image stabilization
  • The new video features with slow motion and time lapse capability

John is a CreativeLive veteran instructor and an experienced photographer with over 50 Fast Start classes in the CreativeLive catalog. With his experience in analyzing camera manuals, he will discuss the complete breakdown of your camera’s exposure, focus, metering, video and more. After this class, you’ll be able to use your new Fuji X-H1 with confidence.



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