Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Formatting the media card, part of Canon Rebel T3i (600D and Kiss X5) Essential Training.
Most media cards come from the factory already formatted, but it's still a good…idea to format a new card with your specific camera.…More importantly though you'll use your camera's Format command any time you…want to erase your card.…So after you've pulled your images into your computer you'll need to put the…card back into your camera and format it there.…Now it's a very important that you choose Format to do this rather than using…the cameras Erase or Delete function.…Repeated use of those functions can leave your card unreliable and result in you…being unable to get images off of the card.…
You can usually use special file recovery software to get to unreadable images,…but it's better to just avoid that problem in the first place by always…formatting your card.…Now if a card does get messed up, formatting it should put it back to normal.…Since Format is a command that you're going to use very regularly it's good to…learn exactly where it is.…It is of course in the menuing systems.…So I'm going to hit my menu button to bring up the menus and work my way over…
- 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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