Fuji® X-T20 Fast Start

Lesson 17/20 - Movie Settings Menu


Fuji® X-T20 Fast Start


Lesson Info

Movie Settings Menu

All right, time to talk about the Movie Settings. So for all you people who like to shoot video with this camera, the camera does shoot 4k. It is using the full-screen for the area, so you get the full-wide angle capability of the camera. And so, let's talk about the resolution and the frame rate in here. And so we have Standard HD, which is 1280x720 pixels, Full HD, and of course, 4k, which is becoming the norm now in these cameras. Beyond that, we have frames per second that we can choose and because it's kind of the...frames per second by resolution is going to give you the amount of data that the camera can record, you can't always record in the higher frames per second in the higher resolutions. And so there will be a lot of different options here. Be aware that there are time limits in how long you can record in each of these modes. Now, 30 frames per seconds, roughly, is our standard NTSC video. Over in Europe, it's 25 frames a second. You can shoot at double that in some of the...

se situations and you can also shoot at 24 frames a second if you want to shoot in a movie style format. That's just how Hollywood shoots a number of their movies. And so you can actually shoot at 24 or 23.98, which is a little bit easier to work with when it comes to editing video. Normally, average users are going to probably be fine with your Standard Full High Definition at 30 frames per second. The more advanced users are probably going to want to be shooting in that 4k Higher Resolution mode. When you're in the movie mode, how do you want the camera's auto-focusing to work? I mentioned earlier you can choose multi, which is over the entire scene, which kind of for Mom and Pop just doing basic weekend recording of the kids or something like that is probably going to be fine, but if you want to be a little bit more discerning about how your camera focus is, that's probably when you're going to want to put it into the area mode. If you want to hook your camera up into an external viewing or recording device, do you want to see that information on that external recorder? Some people are using it as a view finder where they want to see it, some people are using it as a recorder where they do not want to see it, so it depends on how you are using it. If you are recording on an external device, do you want 4k output to go to the memory card or to go to the HDMI cable, which is being recorded by a potentially external device? And this will depend on how you have your camera set up. When you press "Record" on your camera, do you want that to activate the recording on the device that you are using to record externally? Some people want it as a separate control, some people like to have it conveniently on the camera. You can control the mic levels. If you want to control those yourself, going in and tweaking those up and down is necessary. The Mic Remote Jack on the side can be used either as a mic, remote, mic or a remote option, but you have to choose what you want to plug in there. And so if you're going to be plugging in a mic here, you want to select mic. If you rather use your camera and have an electronic release on it, then you want to have it set to the remote option.

Class Description

We know what it’s like to dive right into taking pictures with your new camera. But trying to understand the manual can be a frustrating experience. Get the most out of your new mirrorless Fuji X-T20 with this complete step-by-step walk-through of the camera’s features.

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

  • How to use the exposure control system
  • How to understand and use the 325-point autofocus system for great photos
  • How to shoot great 4K video with full sensor coverage

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-T20 settings to work for your style of photography.


Paul Reid

Excellent classes. Well structured. Easy to follow. Great explanations and practical tips. I've learned so much about my Fuji X-T20 since watching!

Eddie Maleterre

I use my X-t20 in full automatic mode since last February. I am really beginner in photo and the instructions booklet delivered with the camera is really boring. I am French and despite my bad English. I understand all these lessons. Today I use my X-T20 at 60% of these capacities and soon more... thanks to you, John Greengo to be that clear ;-) Just because of those lessons I don't regret y choice to had buy that Fuji X-T20