Canon 5D Mark III Getting Started in Video
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Are you interested in shooting video with your DSLR, but not sure where to start? This course will get you up to speed quickly. Get instant access to this course now. This is a beginner level course, and it is prerequisite for more advanced courses to come. This course covers the camera in great detail (everything video related in the manual and more), but it does not cover items sold separately from the camera, editing, rendering and photography features.

The manual for the 5D Mark III has 403 pages, but unfortunately Canon's manuals are biased towards photography and leave a lot to be desired when it comes to video. This training course fills in those gaps and more. The true value of this course is saving you weeks if not months of time testing your camera to get the best results.

Who is the course for? People that have never owned a Canon DSLR before, or people that have had their camera for a while but never shot video. Or, this course is great for people who have not tested all the different settings. You will be able to see how all those settings affect your videos.

What if you own an older Canon 5D Mark II will this course apply to your camera? I will not be making a course on the 5D Mark II so this is closest course I have for that camera. While these two cameras are different in specs and features this course will help you get started with your older 5D Mark II.

Course running time: 4 hours 53 minutes

Level: Beginner

$39.00
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Table of Contents

Quick Start

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    What's in the box
    15:00
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    Quick Start Guide: shooting your first video
    02:18

Getting Started

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    Tour of all the buttons, dials and controls
    26:46
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    SD Cards: IPB and All-i compression
    05:10
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    Why can't I use the viewfinder in movie mode?
    04:08
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    How to use Lens Image Stabilization for your videos
    05:10
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    How to avoid rolling shutter, aliasing and more
    03:40

Menus

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    Quick menu items
    08:10
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    Avoid menu confusion
    02:46
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    What does "backed in" mean to you videos?
    02:06
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    Audio recommendations
    03:02
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    Red menu items
    24:20
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    Recommendations on Auto Lighting Optimizer
    02:36
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    Blue menu items
    10:10
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    Yellow menu items
    08:03
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    Orange menu items
    03:30
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    Green menu items
    00:58

Exposure

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    Understanding Metering
    04:52
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    The importance of Exposure
    03:10
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    How to set your Shutter Speed for video
    07:20
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    Shooting for slow motion
    08:00
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    ISO: tips on how to get clean video at high ISO's
    09:58
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    Understanding and Setting Aperture
    12:50
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    How to use the Histogram for exposure for video
    05:10
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    Using the Highlight Alert Tool for video
    09:40
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    Understanding Exposure in One Stop relationships
    04:03
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    Punching In 5X and 10X
    06:03

Picture Styles

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    The importance of Picture Styles for the look you want to create
    13:33
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    Where to set your Sharpness and what it can do to your videos
    03:50
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    The importance of Contrast
    01:40
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    Saturation and how Canon handle the color red saturation
    03:12
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    Color Tone does to your videos
    01:15

White Balance

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    What is White Balance and how to set it in different lighting situations, tips for setting custom WB
    16:46

EOS Utility

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    Tour of the Software, filming yourself using the software
    04:00

Focus

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    Getting the perfect Focus, manual and auto
    23:50

Putting it all together

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    Putting it all together
    17:57
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Covered/Not Covered

What is covered:

Only video related items.

How to set up your camera for video.

Basically everything in the manual that relates to video plus more info that the manual neglects to mention.

What is not covered:

Photography information such as exposure compensation, the flash unit, RAW image files, etc..

This course does not cover how to edit, render/export your files, this is mostly a prerequisite course for more advanced courses to come. This is for people that have never owned a DSLR before or are interested in shooting video.

I will not cover items sold separately from the camera. For example, while I will cover all the ways you can focus in movie mode, I am not going to cover items sold separately like a follow focus and how to use them for video.

Specs in the back of the manual.