Setup: Power Management & Save Data
Next up, power management. So in here how quickly do you want the camera to power down. And so what happens when it powers down is it just kind of shuts down, goes to sleep and then you press halfway down on the shutter release to wake it up. One minute seems to be a reasonable amount of time but the longer you have it, the longer it'll stay active and the more battery power it will use. The performance setting, we've talked a little bit about this. This is the trade off between performance and battery life and you can get a little bit more performance out of the auto focus system and the electronic viewfinder but it comes at the expense of more battery power. And the battery power setting on the vertical grip will override any setting that you make in the camera. Save data set up is gonna deal a lot with memory cards and how information is stored with them. First up is frame number. The numbers on the individual files can be renewed or reset to zero if you want. Generally it's best ju...
st to leave it in continuous. It counts up to 10000 and then starts over again. Saving the original image on some special cases where you are correcting for red eye in the camera. The camera will see that the picture has red eye and it will automatically fix it and then delete the original image. Do you want it to keep that original image and I think its good to keep that original image in case the fix that they put on that red eye image wasn't exactly perfect. It's good to have the original image to work from rather than a copy. If you want to edit the file name, you can change the letter code at the beginning of the file name. You could add in a camera identification, or your initials, or your business letters, or something like that, and so that will be attributed to the files as they get recorded onto the memory card. And you'll be able to go into the little keyboard and add in what letters you want to set to those file names. So when you are shooting with two cards in the camera there are multiple ways that things can work. One option is called sequential, where it fills up one card and when it fills up, it goes to the second card. Backup will shoot to two cards simultaneous and that is what we call the professional or paranoid set up so that you can everything backed up immediately. And in some cases, people like to have the RAWs and JPEGs separated to different cards, perhaps going to differ sources that you are shooting so you choose how you are shooting in this case. I think general shooters, the sequential overflow is kinda nice cause you know you don't have to worry about changing cards for the most part until one fills up and back up is good for professionals who wanna make sure that they're not gonna lose any data no matter what happens. You can choose as to what slot you wanna be recording to, one or two, remember one is always closer to the back of the camera and a little bit lower. You can also choose a specific slot for the movie. So if you prefer, you can have stills going into one card and movies going to a different card. You can also create and select different folders. Perhaps you might have folders for different clients or different projects or personal business. You can create those folders, give them a name, and then select them, and that's where all of your images are going and so it's just a different way of separating things out. If you have a computer, it's not really quite as necessary because you can organize more easily there or if you had separate cards. But if you do need to organize on one card or a limited number, this is the way to do it. Copyright info takes us into a little submenu. You could display whatever information is here. You could put your name in here and your copyright information and this is information is attributed to the metadata in the photos and so if you photo goes out, somebody wants to know whose photo this is, your name will already be on it. It's not real secure, people can write over it, but if they wanna be honest, it allows them to be honest. It also keeps your name in the camera. Should it be lost, you could show that your name is in there or how to return it to you, you can put an email address for instance in here, its copyright info. If you wanna delete it all, you have a little easy way to do that.