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Fujifilm X-Pro2 Fast Start

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Left & Right Side: Overview

John Greengo

Fujifilm X-Pro2 Fast Start

John Greengo

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Lesson Info

13. Left & Right Side: Overview

Lesson Info

Left & Right Side: Overview

all right. Moving our way over into the left side of the camera, we have our die Achter, which controls are optical viewfinder, so you may need to adjust this for your eyes. Be aware that it does get bumped and you may need to tape it down or check it to make sure that it's in the right area. Right below that we have our PC sinks. So this is for hooking up to studio strobe equipment or more manual strove equipment. You'll be able to hook up using the standard PC state courts inside our door. We have our micro USB connection, which is where we can download images from our camera to our computer. Or we can hook up the Fujifilm. Are are 90 remote, which sells for about 50 bucks or so. So if you want an electronic cable release to the camera so that it's not moving while you're on a tripod, you want to take a look at one of those. If you don't have one of the mechanical cable releases, the micro HD My port is for hooking up to TV, so if you want toe output a slideshow or show movies from t...

he camera. You can connect it up in that manner. We then have a microphone, jack. And so Fuji does make their own microphone. But you can hook up other microphones if you want. Be aware that this is a 2. millimeter jack, which is a little bit smaller than your standard microphone hookups. And so you may need to get a 2.5 millimeter to 3.5 millimeter adapter for use with a lot of road or sign Heuser or other brand of microphones. The advantage of having the 2. many stereo jack is that this also doubles as a remote jack for a variety of generic remote. There's a very generic remote on the market or generic. Plug in on this 2.5 millimeter plug in that canon uses with their Rs 60 e three on There's other brands like Fellow makes one from there, so it's relatively cheap in price, and you can buy these remote and use them rather than the more expensive Fuji one. And so the just different ways of triggering the camera. Now you will need to indicate in the men in the menu system of the camera, whether you're using a microphone or remote, and so there's gonna be an option when we get into the video. Settings of the camera are using a microphone or using a remote so the camera knows how to set the functions of that particular input. Over. On the right side of the camera is we is where we have our card slots for our SD memory cards. There are two slots on it. First time in a Fuji camera have two slots, and the first memory card is card. Slot is you HS two compatible, which means you can use the higher end you HS cards that have to rows of pins on there so that you can have faster readout and recording times on it. Memory card number two. When Actually and memory card number one is the only place that movies can be written to in this camera. So if you are only using one card in the camera, you definitely want to keep it in card. Slot number one card slot number two is a good place for backup or overflow information, and the movies cannot be stored in card. Slot number two so don't just put a card in slot number two and memory card. Slot number two is compatible with EU HS one. You can stick a you HS two card in there. It doesn't have any negative impact. It's just not able to utilize that second line of data information that could go back and forth to speed up processing. So if you have the faster cards, stick him in one stick the slower cards in two and you can go in to the set up menu, and you can choose how these two cards work so the options are sequential. Where stores data to one and then number two. You can do back up where it sends it to both at the same time and will also have an option for Raw and J Peg storage as well. Talk more about that as we get into the menu settings, and then any time you get a brand new card, or if you're bringing a card in from another camera to for use on this camera, you probably want to format that memory card. Delete all the photos, get rid of the data directories and the ghost folders on there and so formatting the card can be done in the menu system, but if you remember, you can also form at the card by holding down on the garbage can button and then pressing. The rear control will just need to hold down the garbage can button for about two seconds. Mm, so on the SD memory cards, just a little bit of information on those. Be aware that there's a lock switch over on one side that prevents information from being deleted. The S, D H C and XY letters just simply indicate what size of card range it is in the bus speed of the card is how fast the card can consistently right data to it, and the U HS two is a much faster card. And if you plan to shoot a lot of video, you'd probably be wise to invest in those new you hs two cards. The speed of the card is not too important for your average photographer, but if you shoot a lot of action, it will control the buffer size. How maney images that you can shoot in one go with the shutter release and how fast you can download those images to a memory card, and then, finally, the minimum speed. That's more important once again to the people who are shooting video. If you are shooting a lot of video with this camera, you would want to look at cards that ruhs speed class one or faster, which is 10 megabytes per second or faster. That way, your cards can keep up with all the data that you are shooting. Now, as I mentioned, you can use that USB port for downloading the images to the computer. It is a little bit of a slow process. The camera is not really designed for speedy downloads. If you want a faster download, I'd recommend getting one of the card readers or simply plugging the cards directly into a computer if you have that option on your computer.

Class Description

We know what it’s like to dive right into taking pictures with your new camera. But dense technical manuals make for a terrible first date. Get the most out of your new Fuji X-Pro2 with this complete step-by-step walkthrough of the camera’s features.

Join expert photographer John Greengo for a fast-track introduction, and unlock your camera’s full potential.  In this class you'll learn:

  • How to work with a mirrorless camera
  • How to master the improved video features
  • How to use and customize the menus
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 Fuji X-Pro2’s settings to work for your style of photography.  



WOW how I wish I had this to begin with!!!! Between manual and smart tip overload via books and U Tube, as well as, class instructor snafus I pretty much felt like an idiot. After this class not so much. Great job .

a Creativelive Student

I have the X Pro 2 for over a year and I thought that I might get more information on how to use it more efficiently. Boy this is a great course! I learned a lot and I loved the hidden feature :) Highly appreciated John and CL!

Jon Wiggens

A comprehensive walk through of the X-Pro 2. John did a great job of going through each and every setting on the camera and gave lots of helpful tips and tricks that I never would have known about had I relied solely on the manual.