Canon 650D T4i Getting Started in Video
Dave

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 T4i/650D has 372 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 or 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 those settings affect your videos.

What if you own a Canon 7D, T2i/550D, T3i/600D 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. The T4i/650D has features like a touch screen which I use a lot in this course and different focusing modes that might confuse beginners.

Course running time: 4 hours 4 minutes

Level: Beginner

$39.00
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"Just bought your Canon T4i beginner's course, and I wanted to send a quick e-mail and express how happy I am with the course. I really like your delivery style, the examples, and the material choices. Thank you so much!" - Ben

"I recently learned about Dave Dugdale's website, learningvideo.com. While there I learned he has a 4-hour tutorial on using the Canon T4i (and other cameras) for video. Most Canon tutorials deal with photography and the camera manual is photo-centric, but I wanted to learn how to use the T4i for video. Dave's tutorial is only about using the T4i for video. At first I was torn about paying $39 to watch his 4 hour course. After all, I already had experience with cameras and camcorders, so would I really learn anything from that course? The answer is YES. Holy cow, that tutorial was amazing! He covers every button and menu on the camera and goes deep into discussions of exposure, WB, and focus. The goal of his tutorial is to get you up and running quickly with using the T4i for video, and he delivers on that goal. Yes you can crawl through the manual and eventually "get there", but he SHOWS you how to do things in a simple and easy to understand manner. At the end of the course he "pulls it all together" during a video shoot and walks you through his steps. He has tutorials for most of the Canon DSLR line, maybe other cameras too. If you have a DSLR and want to learn how to use it to shoot video, I can't recommend this course strongly enough!!" Ron

"Just finished your video course on T4i/650D. Gotta say it made a lot of difference. I feel really comfortable with the camera considering that I only have had it for a week."

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"Using the British Pound, I wasn’t entirely sure just how much your programme cost me when I bought it (learning dslr video for 650d).  Anyway - after processing my end of year accounts the other day I realised it was by far one of the most cost effective online products I bought throughout the year!
Not only that, but it has been really, really helpful to me.  I’m now a digital marketer, and I really wanted to learn how to produce video, fast and effectively.  Your course did an awful lot to put me in the right place!  So thank you very much. You have a great way to teach too!  Your enthusiasm and method is fantastic, I’ve watched more than my fair share of online video’s over the past 18 months, but yours is the best." - Neil

Table of Contents

Quick Start

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    What's in the box
    13:51
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    Quick start Guide - shooting your first video
    01:59

Getting Started

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    Tour of all the buttons, dials and controls
    15:45
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    SD Cards: which ones work well for video and errors messages you can get with the wrong cards
    04:05
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    Understanding why you can't use the viewfinder for video mode
    02:31
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    How to use Lens Image Stabilization for your videos
    01:53
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    Understanding Rolling Shutter
    01:53
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    Understanding Aliasing and how to avoid it
    01:00
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    What does Moire look like and how to avoid it
    03:18

Menus

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    Quick menu items
    06:07
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    Avoiding menu confusion
    03:15
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    What is "Baked in"
    01:49
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    Red menu items
    20:08
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    Blue menu items
    05:22
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    Yellow menu items
    12:45
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    Green menu items
    00:41

Exposure

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    The importance of Exposure
    03:48
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    How to set your Shutter Speed for video
    09:15
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    ISO: tips on how to get clean video at high ISO's
    11:22
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    Understanding and Setting Aperture
    12:49
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    Squeezing dynamic range to expand it out later
    01:00
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    How to use the Histogram for exposure for video
    04:52
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    Using the Highlight Alert Tool for video
    07:28
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    Understanding Exposure in One Stop relationships
    03:24
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    Punching in 10x and using your Eyes
    03:59

Picture Styles

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    The importance of Picture Styles for the look you want to create
    13:41
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    Where to set your Sharpness and what it can do to your videos
    04:40
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    The importance of Contrast
    01:36
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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
    01:02

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
    02:14
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    Tour of the Software
    03:05

Focus

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    Getting the perfect Focus, manual and auto
    17:40

Putting it all together

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    Putting it all together
    22:51
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    Tea with a Fugitive
    01:07
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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.

Shooting video snapshots feature on the T4i/650D. Also specs in the back of the manual.