Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Focusing, part of Canon Rebel T3i (600D and Kiss X5) Essential Training.
For the most part focusing in Movie mode is exactly the same as it in Live View mode.…I half press the Shutter button, the image on the screen is analyzed,…when focus is found the green box lights up, the camera beeps and now I'm ready…to start recording just like I always would.…I want to note though that if I half press the Shutter button again, nothings…happens. It's not possible to auto- focus again while video is rolling and Canon…did this on purpose.…Let's take a look at why.…I'm going to skew things out of focus a little bit here and just watch how long…it takes the camera to auto-focus and all the things that happens while it's…doing, and I half press it goes out,…it goes in, it goes out,…it goes in, it grinds back and forth and then finally beeps.…
If I was allowed to focus while shooting that whole process would be recorded…and not only what I see it go in and out of focus, but I would hear the lens…grinding if I was using the camera's internal microphone.…So by default Canon disables that, so that you don't accidentally go into…
- 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
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.
1. Getting to Know Your Canon Digital SLR
2. Shooting in Auto Mode
3. Shooting in Program Mode
4. Controlling Autofocus
5. Controlling White Balance
6. Using Drive Mode and the Self-Timer
7. Using the Exposure Control Options
8. Using More Playback Options
9. Shooting with Scene Modes
What is a scene mode?1m 8s
10. Shooting with Flash
11. Shooting with Picture Styles
12. Using Live View
13. Shooting Video
14. Customizing Menus and Functions
15. Caring for Your Camera
Firmware updates1m 24s
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