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Using tethered live view

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While a lot of folks think of tethered shooting So as I go in here, and I want to switch to manual focus to And now I could check focus.

Using tethered live view

While a lot of folks think of tethered shooting only being for stills, it actually works with video too. And a lot of times you're going to find yourself switching between stills and video on the same set. Particularly in this case where we're shooting video for the web. I want to get some actual motion shots of these products. So not just the pose shot from the front, but really let somebody see all the way around the flower arrangement, and to do that video works well. What I've got going on here is I've put the flowers on a motorized turn table. And I've got my camera set up to monitor video.

Works pretty well. When you're doing this, what you're going to want to think about, is making sure that with the monitoring system, you could see what's happening. Now, I do have a built-in live view panel on the back here, and that's fine. But it's very difficult to tell what's in focus on the back of the camera. Everything looks good on the live view panel. Now, to makes things a bit better, I've gone ahead, an output from my camera's HDMI port, up to a dedicated viewfinder. You might be wondering, what's the big deal? This looks to be about the same quality of screen as this one, but there are several options built into this one.

I've got hardware buttons on the side to check for things like focus in red or peaking to check exposure. And really, this is like an iPhone 5 versus an iPhone 1 as far as quality of screen goes, much higher pixel density. So I can look at that. I also have the ability here to use a magnified loop and because I've got this on an easy to use here, I could actually adjust that and put it so it's comfortable. So as I go in here, and I want to switch to manual focus to really adjust things, or even animate focus and pull focus for the product shot.

And now I could check focus. Makes it easy to wrap focus if I want that for an animated appearance. Or I could rely on auto-focus and then punch in to really check it. There we go. And then using the punch in buttons, I could really zoom in and check, do I have the critical focus. So I'm just pushing the magnify button on the back of the camera. As you step in, it may look a little staccato, but that still works really well. All right, at that point I've got the shot.

I can easily see what's happening. And, if necessary, I've got the shot over here on the larger monitor. So the client could come on set, they could art direct, they could see what's happening. I can look at an even bigger monitor. This monitor happens to have wave forms and vector scopes, which are tools used by the video industry to check for things like color and exposure. But remember tethered shooting is not just shooting stills. You can absolutely tether shoot and connect to a video monitor or another device that's just a higher quality screen, so you could really see what's happening

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Tethered Shooting Fundamentals

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Richard Harrington
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  1. 2m 5s
    1. What this course covers
      41s
    2. What you should know before watching
      1m 24s
  2. 9m 56s
    1. An overview of tethered shooting
      3m 17s
    2. The benefits of tethered shooting
      5m 23s
    3. The drawbacks of tethered shooting
      1m 16s
  3. 7m 49s
    1. Why are you tethering?
      1m 58s
    2. Creating a stable platform
      3m 51s
    3. Quick-release mounting for handheld shooting
      2m 0s
  4. 13m 14s
    1. Connection options
      4m 9s
    2. Securing the cable to the camera
      4m 44s
    3. Using tethered live view
      3m 3s
    4. File management for tethered shooting
      1m 18s
  5. 13m 32s
    1. Using a table for tethering
      1m 58s
    2. Using a dedicated tether table
      2m 17s
    3. Selecting a stand or tripod
      3m 4s
    4. Connecting the camera to a computer with a USB cable
      1m 49s
    5. Connecting the camera to a monitor with an HDMI cable
      1m 58s
    6. Keeping cables safe
      2m 26s
  6. 36m 3s
    1. Introduction to software
      46s
    2. Tethering with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
      8m 34s
    3. Tethering with Apple Aperture
      5m 28s
    4. Tethering with Canon EOS Utility software
      4m 59s
    5. Tethering with Phase One Capture One Pro
      9m 21s
    6. Tethering with Sofortbild
      4m 46s
    7. Keeping data mirrored on two devices
      2m 9s
  7. 11m 19s
    1. Choosing a card
      1m 54s
    2. Pairing the card to a mobile device
      3m 15s
    3. Using a camera with built-in wireless or an adapter
      6m 10s
  8. 32m 45s
    1. What is the CamRanger?
      1m 27s
    2. Creating a CamRanger network
      1m 10s
    3. Connecting the CamRanger
      1m 24s
    4. Adjusting the camera settings with the CamRanger on a laptop
      4m 25s
    5. Pairing the CamRanger to a mobile device
      58s
    6. Adjusting the camera settings with the CamRanger app on a mobile device
      2m 49s
    7. Shooting HDR with the CamRanger
      8m 28s
    8. Focus stacking with the CamRanger
      5m 35s
    9. Shooting time lapse with the CamRanger
      6m 29s
  9. 9m 6s
    1. Shooting with a GoPro
      1m 15s
    2. Setting up the GoPro
      2m 40s
    3. Tethering with a GoPro
      5m 11s
  10. 41s
    1. Wrapping up
      41s

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