Flash & Movie Menus
all right for this next section, we're gonna look at flash setting, so obviously the camera doesn't have a built in flash. So this is only going to really be affected when you do have a flash attached onto the camera. And so we talked about some of these modes earlier, which are also available in the quick menu system. And so, normally my mode is on forced flash so that I have a flash on. It will automatically fire, no matter how bright or dark it is out there. Flash compensation allows you to either power up or power down the flash when the flash fires. It uses a system called T TL or through the lens metering system, and it generally works pretty good. It's gonna cast the right amount of light on your subject from the flash unit itself. But a lot of times for people photography, it's a little too much power, and you want to just power things back just a little bit. And so I often recommend setting the T TL flash exposure compensation Tu minus one, and some photographers prefer it at ...
minus 2/3 of a stop summit preferred at one and 1/3. Everyone's got their own little personal preferences to where they like it. But most people are gonna prefer this power down a little bit below that natural T t l look, it will give you a little bit more natural. Look on the face less of that Department of motor vehicle. Look, just that subtle hint of raising the brightness of the shadows of the photograph and so oftentimes minus one is a good place to start with exposure compensation. But once again, you're not gonna notice it until you have a flash attached to the camera. Next up is red eye removal. And so this camera has a built in photo shop style of removing red eye. And so if you leave, this turned on, it will take red eye. It will remove the red eye and give you a new copy of that photograph, and so you'll have a fixed version of it built in camera without any post production work later. And I imagine that this is gonna work out well for most people who are shooting with flash who want to avoid that red eye effect, but also don't want to use a pre flash or some other system that could be distracting to a subject when you're out shooting photographs and that's it for the flash menu. It's a very short little menu. Next up is the movie settings. Another short menu First option is very important in here, and this is controlling the resolution and frame rate of your movies. Full HD is 1920 by 10 80 Resolution standard video runs at frames per second. So if you just want to shoot standard video out of the camera, that's probably where you wanna have it. There is a 25 and 50 frames per second option. Those are for people in countries that use the PAL system as opposed to the NTSC video system. And there's also a 60 frames per second for people who would like to slow their video down toe half speed and have it look good at 30 frames per second. There's also some lower resolutions at 7 resolution, and so if you want a smaller file size or lower resolution, you can set that as well. But I think most people are gonna want to shoot HD quality 30 frames per second unless you have some very particular ah, program that you're working with that you know, you want something different, Mike Level adjustment is gonna adjust the levels of microphones attached to the side of the camera. So if you need to go in and manually adjust this, you will do so here. Next up is the mike remote release. If you recall on the side of the camera, there is one plug in that works for both microphones and Ramones. You need to make a decision as to which one you want to set as a priority for how you're going to use the camera. Now you can go in and switch this any time you want, so you can go back and forth between between using Mike's and remote. But you do need to switch this in the menu setting so that the camera knows how to adjust the settings of that particular plug in. And so I guess it just depends on Are you more likely to use a mike or remote in your camera? So that's gonna be up to you to change