Canon 600D T3i Getting Started in Video
T3i

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 T3i/600D has 323 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. 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 a new Canon T5i/700D or 60D will this course apply to your camera? It does apply, however I would hold off on buying this course if you can wait for when I come out with those courses. This camera has certain features which I use a lot in this course that might confuse beginners. Sorry I will not be making a course on the T2i/550D since it has been discontinued or the Canon 7D.

Course running time: 4 hours 8 minutes

Level: Beginner

$39.00
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Table of Contents

Quick Start

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    What's in the box
    11:51
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    Shoot your first video so you can start making videos
    01:20

Getting Started

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    Tour of all the buttons, dials and controls
    25:21
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    SD Cards: which ones work well for video and errors messages you can get with the wrong cards
    03:22
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    Understanding Crop Factor and what it means for your lenses
    03:28
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    How to use Lens Image Stabilization for your videos
    10:00

Menus

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    Quick menu items
    04:19
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    Red menu items
    27:43
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    Blue menu items
    09:03
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    Yellow menu items
    12:45

Exposure

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    Understanding Metering
    03:47
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    How to set your Shutter Speed for video
    11:58
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    11:26
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    Understanding and Setting Aperture
    13:15
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    How to use the Histogram for exposure for video
    07:14
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    Using the Highlight Alert Tool for video
    07:02
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    Understanding Exposure in One Stop relationships
    08:05

Picture Styles

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    The importance of Picture Styles for the look you want to create
    13:04
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    Where to set your Sharpness and what it can do to your videos
    05:10
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    The importance of Contrast
    01:14
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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
    01:50

White Balance

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    What is White Balance and how to set it in different lighting situations
    11:30
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    Getting the perfect White Balance using Custom WB
    04:55

EOS Utility

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    Installing the EOS Utility software
    01:53
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    Tour of the Software
    03:30

Focus

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    Getting the perfect Focus, manual and auto
    12:15
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    Using the Digital Zoom feature to get more out of your kit lenses
    02:10

Putting it all together

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    Putting it all together
    18:12
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    Tea with a Fugitive
    01:39
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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.

The Canon manuals can be very cookie cutter and are biased towards photography and do not cover video as well as they do with photography, in this course I will fill that void.

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.