Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Focusing and exposure, part of Nikon D7000 Essential Training.
If you're used to shooting video at the Video mode of a point-and-shoot camera…or with an actual video camera, then you're used to continuous auto-focus.…That is, you're used to the camera constantly auto-focusing on the fly to ensure…that your subject remains in focus.…When you shoot with your DSLR, it doesn't work that way unfortunately.…Because the auto-focus sensors are blind as we've discussed, it can't constantly…keep your subject in focus, and that means you need to think a little bit harder…about focus when shooting video.…You've seen already how auto- focusing can take a little while.…
see how it hunts in and out to find the focus.…I typically don't want that to happen while I'm in the middle of shooting video.…So in general, it's best to auto- focus before you start rolling video.…Now, when video is rolling, you can still half-press the shutter button to…focus, but you just need to know that there's a good chance that it may start…doing that focus hunting thing which can be a little distracting.…
- 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
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting to Know Your Nikon SLR
2. Shooting in Auto Mode
3. Shooting in Program Mode
4. Controlling Autofocus
5. Controlling White Balance
Using white balance presets2m 11s
6. Understanding Release Modes
7. Using the Exposure Control Options
8. More Playback Options
9. Shooting with Scene Modes
10. Shooting with Flash
11. Shooting with Picture Styles
12. Using Live View
13. Shooting Video
14. Customizing Menus and Modes
15. Using Custom Settings
16. Retouching Images
17. Caring for Your Camera
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