How to Protect and Delete Images on the Canon 5D Mark III


show more Protecting and deleting images are discrete methods you can use to maximize the available memory on your 5D Mark III. Each of these functions has different applications and uses, but they both free up valuable space on your memory card. This online course will explain the difference between deleting and protecting images and teach you how to perform both functions. show less
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Protecting and deleting images

There are a few different philosophies about deleting images. Some people like to delete images that they think are bad, so that they don't drown in image glut when they start their post-production. Other people say you should never delete an image, because you never know whether it might be useful or not until later. For the sake of this discussion, let's split the difference, and say that there will occasionally be images that you know will have zero utility later. Those images where your finger is in front of the camera, or you left the lens cap on, or something like that. Your camera provides a number of ways to delete images, as well as to lock images, so that they can't be deleted.

Earlier, I was very adamant about how after you've dumped the images from your card, and you're ready to erase the card, you absolutely need to use the Format card command, and I stand by that; that's still true. Nevertheless, there are still times when you'll find a use for t...

Protecting and deleting images
Video duration: 4m 40s 5h 30m Beginner Updated Feb 04, 2016

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Protecting and deleting images are discrete methods you can use to maximize the available memory on your 5D Mark III. Each of these functions has different applications and uses, but they both free up valuable space on your memory card. This online course will explain the difference between deleting and protecting images and teach you how to perform both functions.

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Photography
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5D Mark III
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