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Batteries and media cards


Shooting with the Canon Rebel T3i (600D and Kiss X5)

with Ben Long

Video: Batteries and media cards

Batteries and media cards provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Ben Long as part of the Shooting with the Canon Rebel T3i (600D and Kiss X5)
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  1. 5m 59s
    1. Welcome
      1m 27s
    2. What is an SLR?
      2m 39s
    3. How to use this course
      1m 53s
  2. 22m 21s
    1. Basic camera anatomy
      2m 40s
    2. Attaching a lens to your camera
      2m 36s
    3. Batteries and media cards
      2m 44s
    4. Powering up
      2m 24s
    5. Menu navigation and factory defaults
      4m 1s
    6. Setting the date and time
      1m 31s
    7. Setting the language
      1m 8s
    8. Formatting the media card
      2m 48s
    9. Holding the camera
      2m 29s
  3. 21m 23s
    1. Setting Auto mode
      4m 14s
    2. The viewfinder display
      5m 31s
    3. The LCD screen
      2m 15s
    4. Autofocus basics
      2m 38s
    5. Lens controls
      1m 17s
    6. Flash in Auto mode
      1m 26s
    7. Image review
      2m 28s
    8. Image playback
      1m 34s
  4. 21m 14s
    1. What Program mode does
      1m 57s
    2. Exposure compensation
      2m 15s
    3. Metering revisited
      1m 57s
    4. Changing ISO
      2m 51s
    5. Program shift
      2m 30s
    6. Image format and size
      4m 21s
    7. Creative Auto mode
      2m 20s
    8. The Info button
      1m 17s
    9. The Quick Control button
      1m 46s
  5. 6m 21s
    1. Manually selecting a focus point
      2m 33s
    2. Focus modes
      1m 19s
    3. Manual focus
      2m 29s
  6. 7m 30s
    1. Auto white balance
      1m 54s
    2. White balance presets
      2m 7s
    3. Manual white balance
      3m 29s
  7. 8m 56s
    1. Drive mode
      3m 16s
    2. The self-timer
      2m 19s
    3. Remote controls and Bulb mode
      3m 21s
  8. 19m 39s
    1. Metering modes
      2m 19s
    2. Exposure lock
    3. Aperture Priority mode
      2m 50s
    4. Depth-of-field preview
      2m 11s
    5. Shutter Priority mode
      2m 23s
    6. Manual mode
      2m 46s
    7. Auto exposure bracketing
      2m 35s
    8. Auto lighting optimizer
      1m 59s
    9. Peripheral illumination correction
      1m 40s
  9. 18m 0s
    1. Metadata display
      3m 2s
    2. LCD brightness
    3. Rotation
      1m 4s
    4. Rating images
      1m 43s
    5. Applying creative filters
      2m 6s
    6. Protecting and deleting images
      3m 26s
    7. File numbering options
      2m 51s
    8. Creating folders
    9. Copyright information
      2m 8s
  10. 4m 56s
    1. What is a scene mode?
      1m 8s
    2. Scene modes and image formats
      3m 48s
  11. 6m 34s
    1. Fill flash
      1m 2s
    2. Flash exposure compensation
      1m 52s
    3. Red-eye reduction
      1m 36s
    4. Night Portrait scene mode
      2m 4s
  12. 6m 59s
    1. Picture styles defined
      2m 7s
    2. Selecting a picture style
      1m 38s
    3. Adjusting predefined styles
      2m 20s
    4. Monochrome picture styles
  13. 13m 53s
    1. Activating Live view
      4m 42s
    2. Focusing in Live view
      5m 31s
    3. Aspect ratio
      1m 35s
    4. Live view's drawbacks
      2m 5s
  14. 12m 55s
    1. Configuring and activating video
      5m 17s
    2. Focusing
      4m 6s
    3. Exposure control
      2m 11s
    4. Movie playback
      1m 21s
  15. 14m 54s
    1. Custom menus
      2m 11s
    2. Custom functions
      1m 31s
    3. Exposure level increments
      1m 0s
    4. ISO expansion
      1m 8s
    5. Long exposure noise reduction
      1m 9s
    6. High ISO speed noise reduction
      1m 46s
    7. Highlight tone priority
      1m 41s
    8. AF-assist beam firing
    9. Mirror lockup
      1m 17s
    10. Shutter/AE Lock button
      2m 15s
  16. 4m 37s
    1. Camera and sensor cleaning
      1m 4s
    2. Operating conditions and temperatures
      2m 9s
    3. Firmware updates
      1m 24s
  17. 23s
    1. Goodbye

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Batteries and media cards
Video Duration: 2m 44s3h 16m Beginner Nov 18, 2011

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Batteries and media cards provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Ben Long as part of the Shooting with the Canon Rebel T3i (600D and Kiss X5)

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Shooting with the Canon Rebel T3i (600D and Kiss X5) details the features, controls, and options in the Canon Rebel T3i camera. Author Ben Long provides an overview of a digital single lens reflex (SLR) camera and reviews the Canon Rebel T3i camera's components and basics of operation, including changing lenses, navigating the menus, shooting in Auto mode, and reviewing and managing photos on the camera’s LCD screen. The course also covers white balance options, advanced metering and autofocus controls, flash, and shooting HD video, and includes a chapter on sensor and camera maintenance.

Topics include:
  • What is an SLR?
  • Attaching a lens to a camera
  • Deciding how many batteries and media cards are needed
  • Setting Auto mode
  • Changing ISO
  • Changing image format and size
  • Manually selecting a focus point
  • Correcting exposure while shooting
  • Controlling white balance
  • Using a driver and self-timer
  • Auto exposure bracketing
  • Selecting a picture style
  • Using Live View
  • Shooting video
  • Using custom functions, such as ISO expansion and mirror lockup
  • Cleaning the camera and sensor
Ben Long

Batteries and media cards

Your camera has needs. It needs power, needs a place to store images. Usually it gets its power from a rechargeable battery and it stores its images on a removable media card. Now the battery in your Rebel T3i can be recharged with the included power supply, you just snap the battery in here. The good news is the battery only goes in the right way. There are these contacts on this side of the battery, they need to match up with those contacts right there, so you just push the battery in like that and snap it down. There should have been a cable, a power cord included with it, put that in there, plug it into the wall.

When it's charging, the Charge light will light up. When it's finished, it will light up the Full light, then you're ready to take it back out and put in your camera. To get it into the camera, you just go to the battery door on the bottom side of the camera right here. There is a little switch on that you have to flip, and then you just pull the door open. Like the charger, the battery only goes in the right way, and there is actually a little diagram here to show you how it goes, but the contacts go first and you just slide it in like that and push it, until it clicks, this little switch down here grabs on to the battery.

So if the battery comes out of the camera, it's because you didn't push it far enough. So shove it all the way in there, and then close the door. To get the battery back out, you have to obviously open the door, and then you need to pull this little switch, and the battery will come shooting out. You can then grab onto it, pull it the rest of the way and recharge it or get another battery in there. To insert the media card, you just go right around the corner to this door right here, pull it towards the back of the camera and then swing it out. Like the battery, the media card only goes in the right way and there's a little diagram to show you.

One corner of the card is chopped off, so that corner goes towards the top of the camera and the label of the card goes towards the front, but don't worry. It actually won't go in the wrong way. So you just push it in and like the battery you push it until it clicks and stays. If it comes popping back out, you didn't push it in far enough. And then the door just closes and snap shot. To get the card out, don't just pull it out, and in fact, you are going to have a hard time doing that because there's not really any room to grab on, instead you push on the card and it comes popping out.

Now it's basically let go of it, so you can grab on and pull it out. Now these cards are pretty fragile. You have got to be careful with them. If you bend them, if you flex them, which is easy to do if you pull it out in an angle. If you do that, the case can split open. It won't necessarily damage the actual recording medium that's inside the case, and you can very often just match the case back together, maybe even glue it with a teeny bit of model airplane glue or plastic epoxy, just be sure that you don't get any inside on the actual recording medium. So there we go, my camera has got a battery and a media card.

It's ready to start shooting.

Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about Shooting with the Canon Rebel T3i (600D and Kiss X5) .

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Q: Will the lessons in this course work with the Canon T3 too?   
A: The main differences between the Canon T3i and the T3 are some video capabilities. Other than that, and some minor menu differences, you should be able to use the lessons in this course with the T3 with no issues.
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