Custom Menu D: Display Items


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Custom Menu D: Display Items

00:00:02.08 --> 00:00:05. All right, so we're moving on to letter d, and in 00:00:05.65 --> 00:00:07. this case, we're going to be looking at some of the 00:00:07.85 --> 00:00:11. display items in the camera. So first up is hd mai, 00:00:12.16 --> 00:00:14. and this is simply controlling what's happening with 00:00:14.86 --> 00:00:17. your camera as you're feeding it out, the hd on my 00:00:17.3 --> 00:00:22. port to your tv. And so, in this case, you can explain 00:00:22.32 --> 00:00:24. whether you want to shoot it at ten eight or you are 00:00:24.27 --> 00:00:27. showing images showing video at ten eighty seven twenty 00:00:27.73 --> 00:00:31. or four twenty standard in here and so on. Ly, if 00:00:31.97 --> 00:00:33. you're hooking up to a tv 00:00:34.78 --> 00:00:37. for video out, this is for the different regions of 00:00:37.2 --> 00:00:40. the world. Ntsc and pal, for instance, europe uses 00:00:40.69 --> 00:00:42. a pal system, which is a slightly different video 00:00:42.75 -...

-> 00:00:45. signal than here in the north america, which is the 00:00:45.48 --> 00:00:48. ntsc system. And so this is basically going to be 00:00:48.14 --> 00:00:50. determined about which country and generally whatever 00:00:50.82 --> 00:00:53. country you by your cameron is probably going to be 00:00:53.62 --> 00:00:54. set properly for it. 00:00:57.53 --> 00:01:01. All right, so camera controls so in this case, you 00:01:01.31 --> 00:01:04. can go in and you can control some of the specifics 00:01:04.72 --> 00:01:08. for how your camera works in these different program 00:01:08.73 --> 00:01:12. and art and seen modes. And so let me go ahead and 00:01:12.98 --> 00:01:15. just dive into this one just to show you a little 00:01:15.22 --> 00:01:19. bit about this one here, so let's navigate to d down 00:01:19.12 --> 00:01:23. to de over to control settings, and we're going to 00:01:23.62 --> 00:01:28. die let's dive into p a s and m and so this is controlling, 00:01:28.88 --> 00:01:31. remember, where are we? We're under displays. What 00:01:31.94 --> 00:01:35. sort of displays are we going to see? I want to see 00:01:35.47 --> 00:01:38. a live control and I want to see the super control 00:01:38.29 --> 00:01:40. panel and I'll be able to switch back and forth if 00:01:40.65 --> 00:01:42. you know that you don't want to see the super control 00:01:42.91 --> 00:01:46. panel, I don't need that, then you can turn that off. 00:01:46.14 --> 00:01:48. And so this is just simply customizing the displays 00:01:48.9 --> 00:01:51. when we're using these different modes. And so now 00:01:51.8 --> 00:01:54. in this mode, I should be able to switch between my 00:01:54.52 --> 00:01:57. super control and my life, you control. But if you 00:01:57.63 --> 00:02:00. knew I didn't want this or I didn't want super control 00:02:00.55 --> 00:02:04. panel, you could uncheck that box and turn that information 00:02:04.2 --> 00:02:05. off on the camera. 00:02:08.32 --> 00:02:10. All right, continuing forward 00:02:12.17 --> 00:02:15. info settings. And so this is some of the check boxes 00:02:15.86 --> 00:02:17. we had showed you the different types of screens that 00:02:17.94 --> 00:02:21. you can see when you press the info button and there 00:02:21.14 --> 00:02:22. are different times that you compress the info button 00:02:22.96 --> 00:02:25. when you're playing back and image when you have a 00:02:25.05 --> 00:02:27. live view image in there or when you have thumbnails 00:02:27.7 --> 00:02:30. in there, how many of those different options remember 00:02:30.43 --> 00:02:32. we did a little demo with a light box in there that's 00:02:32.69 --> 00:02:35. normally unchecked when you get your camera so you 00:02:35.49 --> 00:02:37. can turn that on if you want, I think highlight and 00:02:37.77 --> 00:02:41. shadows and hissed a gram are also unchecked. I've 00:02:41.65 --> 00:02:44. gone in my camera and I turned him on. I kind of like 00:02:44.59 --> 00:02:47. having them all turned on because I can just cycle 00:02:47.28 --> 00:02:49. through the screens, and so my recommendation for 00:02:49.89 --> 00:02:53. a new user is to check them all on and figure out 00:02:53.06 --> 00:02:54. which ones you like and which ones you don't like 00:02:55.14 --> 00:02:57. and after you know you don't like him, you can jump 00:02:57.0 --> 00:02:59. back in here and unchecked the box, and that way you 00:02:59.68 --> 00:03:01. don't have to cycle pass that screen again. 00:03:05.12 --> 00:03:08. Next up is the display grid. So in your viewfinder 00:03:08.71 --> 00:03:11. you can have different types of grid lines for aligning 00:03:11.86 --> 00:03:14. subjects or making sure your building's air strayed 00:03:14.29 --> 00:03:16. or aligning something 00:03:17.08 --> 00:03:19. so that it's in exactly the same spot. And so these 00:03:19.74 --> 00:03:22. displayed grids can be adjust. Our can be chosen in 00:03:22.68 --> 00:03:24. there and there's five different choices, and you 00:03:24.28 --> 00:03:27. can either choose one or choose it to leave. It turned 00:03:27.05 --> 00:03:29. off normally, I would leave it turned off. I like 00:03:29.22 --> 00:03:33. a clutter free environment for composing images. The 00:03:33.29 --> 00:03:35. picture mode settings we've seen this a couple of 00:03:35.41 --> 00:03:38. times before, at least one time was in the super control 00:03:38.27 --> 00:03:40. panel, and this is where we control kind of the look 00:03:40.95 --> 00:03:45. of r j peg images also has a lot of our little filters 00:03:45.01 --> 00:03:47. that we can put on our images. And so most of these 00:03:47.83 --> 00:03:50. are ones that most people aren't going to use. But 00:03:50.29 --> 00:03:52. if you wanna have some fun, play around, see what 00:03:52.39 --> 00:03:53. you can do with your camera. 00:03:56.12 --> 00:03:59. Next up is the history, graham said. Yes, history, 00:03:59.21 --> 00:04:01. ram settings. And so here is where you can go in and 00:04:01.48 --> 00:04:03. tweak where the hist a gram is going to show you the 00:04:03.82 --> 00:04:07. highlights and shadows. And I would not touch this 00:04:07.27 --> 00:04:10. with a ten foot pole. This is something that I would 00:04:10.19 --> 00:04:13. just no, no, no, no, no. But there might be somebody 00:04:13.05 --> 00:04:15. who has very specific needs that they need out of 00:04:15.34 --> 00:04:17. their history, ram and going and changing. But I'm 00:04:17.98 --> 00:04:19. not going to change this on my camera. 00:04:23.24 --> 00:04:28. Okay continuing on mod guide and so this is something 00:04:28.07 --> 00:04:30. I normally leave turned off and this is helpful hints 00:04:30.69 --> 00:04:32. and let me show you a little something on the back 00:04:32.47 --> 00:04:33. of the camera here 00:04:34.44 --> 00:04:38. because frankly this is both nice and extremely annoying 00:04:39.24 --> 00:04:44. so let's get into the menu system normal menu and 00:04:44.0 --> 00:04:46. so you see this little box down here of information 00:04:46.59 --> 00:04:50. as we go up and down that's helpful little tips on 00:04:50.88 --> 00:04:54. what that particular feature does and when you don't 00:04:54.3 --> 00:04:57. know this camera you might be going oh that's nice 00:04:57.19 --> 00:04:59. this is a menu about exposure settings now I know 00:04:59.55 --> 00:05:03. what it does but once you get to know the camera it's 00:05:03.05 --> 00:05:06. really annoying because it's blocking out what you 00:05:06.32 --> 00:05:08. want to look at it's like well I want to see the options 00:05:08.91 --> 00:05:11. I don't want to see this information box so one you 00:05:11.77 --> 00:05:13. could turn it off there in the menu but you can also 00:05:13.66 --> 00:05:17. simply hit the info button that turns that information 00:05:17.03 --> 00:05:19. on and off so if you don't like that info you can 00:05:19.55 --> 00:05:23. just simply turn it off the more complicated way of 00:05:23.39 --> 00:05:27. getting in and doing it is let's see where and displays 00:05:27.0 --> 00:05:29. were in mode guide so I'd have to go down to mode 00:05:29.28 --> 00:05:32. guide and I can turn it off right here and so now 00:05:32.82 --> 00:05:35. that's off but if I want to turn it on it's off but 00:05:35.85 --> 00:05:37. I'm still seeing it and so the info button is kind 00:05:37.84 --> 00:05:40. of a manual override, if you want to, seymour information 00:05:41.26 --> 00:05:45. about it. So, that's, what mode guide is doing? 00:05:47.48 --> 00:05:52. Live view boosting. And so when you are using some 00:05:52.78 --> 00:05:55. of the filter effects, if you are using something 00:05:55.94 --> 00:05:59. that's, just tweaking the colors and the contrast 00:05:59.15 --> 00:06:03. of your image, you can either see the exact representation 00:06:03.73 --> 00:06:06. of your final image, which does make a lot of sense 00:06:06.45 --> 00:06:11. to me. Or you can have the live you kind of it, improve 00:06:11.98 --> 00:06:14. so that you can better compose your image as faras 00:06:14.52 --> 00:06:18. sharpness and framing of it goes. And so this turns 00:06:18.42 --> 00:06:21. off the art effects for the best view, if you want 00:06:21.7 --> 00:06:24. to leave this turn on, and so there's a couple of 00:06:24.39 --> 00:06:26. little parameters in here that you can go in and control. 00:06:27.36 --> 00:06:29. And so the question really is. Do you want to see 00:06:29.24 --> 00:06:31. the exact effect, or do you want to see a lightened 00:06:31.62 --> 00:06:34. version to the effect that makes it actually easier 00:06:34.34 --> 00:06:37. to shoot? And on lee, you will be the best one to 00:06:37.41 --> 00:06:38. make that answer to that question. 00:06:41.12 --> 00:06:46. Next up is frame rate on this, and in the frame rate, 00:06:46.47 --> 00:06:50. I'm recommending hi. But there is a reason to use 00:06:50.24 --> 00:06:52. normal on this. This is the frame rate 00:06:53.46 --> 00:06:57. for in the camera. How fast the refresh rate is on 00:06:57.91 --> 00:07:00. the display, and a higher frame mate means that as 00:07:00.93 --> 00:07:03. you pan back and forth, you're going to get a clearer 00:07:03.5 --> 00:07:06. view of your subject. The downside is, is that you 00:07:06.65 --> 00:07:08. need to have a fair bit of light coming in the camera 00:07:08.57 --> 00:07:10. for this toe work, right? So if you are shooting under 00:07:10.95 --> 00:07:14. low light conditions, you definitely want to set this 00:07:14.09 --> 00:07:16. on normal. If you're shooting sports, you probably 00:07:16.91 --> 00:07:18. want to have it on high, 00:07:19.46 --> 00:07:21. and so that's that's. What the frame rate is. 00:07:23.86 --> 00:07:29. Art, live view mode. And so in mode one, this is going 00:07:29.72 --> 00:07:33. to be the effects as they will be recorded. And mode, 00:07:33.52 --> 00:07:38. too, is a lightening of the artifact for easy viewing. 00:07:38.16 --> 00:07:40. This is kind of related to the live you boost boost 00:07:40.92 --> 00:07:43. that we were just talking about. And so it depends 00:07:43.16 --> 00:07:45. on how much of those art modes that you're going to 00:07:45.95 --> 00:07:50. use. In many cases, I like to see the exact result, 00:07:50.36 --> 00:07:54. but in mode to it lightens them so that you can technically 00:07:54.73 --> 00:07:55. take a better shot. 00:07:58.06 --> 00:08:02. Expanded live, you dynamic range. And so the range of exposure that you see on the display of the back of your camera, you can expand that to make it easier to see, especially in the shadow areas. And that doesn't have a downside to really shooting the image. And so kind of like to leave. That one turned on flicker reduction deals with flicker that you might get from fluorescent lights in certain environments. And there might be a flicker with the lcd on the back of the camera. I leave the camera and auto, and it seems to solve the problem on its own. But if you knew that you wanted it at sixty or fifty hurts, you could go in and select a specific mode for it to be at. But it's not likely to be a problem for most people who leave this just at the auto city. Live you close up mode and so we have mowed one and mode too and when you're focusing and you want to use the magnification the camera will zoom in to see what's going on and in mode one a half press on the shutter will cancel this digital zoom in this assist which is which is not a bad option mode to you have to press an on and off button so you need to have first off for this whole thing to work you need to have one of your buttons focus or one of the buttons programmed to be magnified so one of those function buttons needs to be specified as magnified and you can either have it automatically kick out of the mod in mode one or you can have it stay on even with the half press of the shutter and simply be a manual on and off with it when it's in mode too so whether this is important to you first depends on whether you want to use the magnify feature and then it's a matter of how you like to work and they have options because different people have different needs of course continuing forward the depth of field lock the depth of field button is considered this button here on the front of the camera doesn't have a label it's just kind of little finger button right on the front of the camera and this will stop the lens down. Stop the aperture down to the working aperture and there are two methods of this working. One is a press and hole where you press it and it's engaged, and then you release it and it's disengaged. Or if you want to turn it on, you press the button and it stays on. And then you gotta press it again to turn off. And so what type of switch a light switch where it's on and then it's off or it's. A button that actually has to be pressed while you are using depends on the style that you want to take standard. The default system is off that's way cameras have always traditionally been. You have to see that effect by holding the button down. Next up is the peking settings. If you recall, there was a section where in the displays you would see areas of blown out highlights and shadows, and this is where you can go in and control what color either white or black. Those peking settings are are set at, as well as a few other controls as faras their intensity. And there I brightness and so adjust as needed. A lot of video shooter's like this for manual focusing or exposure adjustment. Backlit lcd so this is the back of the camera how long do you want it to stay on before it goes to sleep and the shorter the time the better battery life you're gonna have the longer it is perhaps more than convenient using the camera I think thirty seconds is a nice compromise sleep mode how quickly do you want the camera to go to sleep and one minute seems to be a fairly good compromise on this remember that these cameras tend to go through batteries a little bit more quickly because there's so much turned on and so that's why I kind of have that down a little bit in the shorter range because it does also have the option of three minutes and five minutes now if your camera is sleeping the way you wake your camera is by pressing halfway down on the shutter release and it will bring everything back got a light now the camera has a sleep mode and then it has a coma mode where it goes into full power off and in this case the camera actually powers down. How long do you want the camera to to go before it completely powers down and so depending on how you use the camera, you may choose different amounts of time in this case and if the camera powers down the only way to get it activated and you're not going to be able to do it with the shutter release. You have to turn the camera off and turn it back on. So, once again, it's, a battery issue shorter is going to give you better. Battery. Life longer is sometimes going to be just a little bit more convenient. All right, remember I told you, we're going to turn the beep off. This is where you turn the audio beeping confirmation turned off. When you leave the beep on, you are drawing attention to yourself in a lot of photographers prefer to be a little bit more subtle in in the background. It is a nice confirmation that your camera focused right, but there are other visual cues in the camera that you can use to confirm that without interfering with the sound of the area around u s b mode. If you are going to be hooking this camera up to a computer, there are a variety of modes that you can use when you do your firmware update, you'll need to select believe the storage mode on that. If you were gonna hook up a printer, there is a print mode. And so there are some different connection mode, so that your camera knows how to send the right packets of information across the cables. We're still in d, folks, another page multifunction setting. So one of the first things we talked about was function to button on the top of the camera. It did four things, and I had a couple things that were great out and here's, where you can go in and check those boxes off and list them as options. And so you, khun program function to to do anything you want. But one of the options is called multifunction settings, where you can quickly change between any of these 00:14:00.092 --> 00:14:02. four settings. Now, if you're not going to use some 00:14:02.28 --> 00:14:04. of these for you could unchecked the box and have 00:14:04.29 --> 00:14:08. it just swivel between, maybe magnify and image aspect. 00:14:09.18 --> 00:14:12. Now you can't change what options aaron here, but 00:14:12.29 --> 00:14:15. you can change whether they're turned on or off, and 00:14:15.21 --> 00:14:17. you can choose one or all six of them, if you want. 00:14:21.34 --> 00:14:24. Men you recall I like leaving this in recall because 00:14:24.9 --> 00:14:27. what happens here is once you've been playing around 00:14:27.38 --> 00:14:30. in the menu and you jump back out of the menu and 00:14:30.23 --> 00:14:33. then you go back into the menu do you want to go back 00:14:33.03 --> 00:14:35. to the very head of the menu or do you want to go 00:14:35.18 --> 00:14:38. back to where you last were? So it recalls the last 00:14:38.38 --> 00:14:40. position that you were at in the menu and has that 00:14:40.97 --> 00:14:43. selected and so it seems like a lot of times we're 00:14:43.32 --> 00:14:45. going back in the menu to turn something off we just 00:14:45.68 --> 00:14:48. turned on or he made a mistake and we want to check 00:14:48.52 --> 00:14:51. it this allows it goes to right back to where we we're 00:14:51.84 --> 00:14:55. at before now is going to be a great time for us to 00:14:55.66 --> 00:14:59. take another break let me ask you one question though 00:14:59.13 --> 00:15:03. before we do that and that is from it tiny pez and 00:15:03.2 --> 00:15:05. the question is every time you update the firmware 00:15:05.3 --> 00:15:08. on an olympus only camera all of your custom menu 00:15:08.66 --> 00:15:12. settings are raced exclamation point is there a way 00:15:12.77 --> 00:15:15. to save and restore all of your settings so you don't 00:15:15.69 --> 00:15:18. have to reenter all five hundred or so by hand? 00:15:20.04 --> 00:15:24. No, there is no way that I know I know. And so that's 00:15:24.04 --> 00:15:27. why you write down your favorite sayings thiss and 00:15:27.86 --> 00:15:32. lug those in and luckily there's not too many updates 00:15:32.55 --> 00:15:35. that happened no there's no way around that that I 00:15:35.7 --> 00:15:35. know.

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