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How To Use ANY Camera For Video (Fastest Beginner's Guide)

Peter BVCCO, Video Content Specialist

How To Use ANY Camera For Video (Fastest Beginner's Guide)

Peter BVCCO, Video Content Specialist

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7 Lessons (48m)
    • 1. How To Use Any Camera For Video

    • 2. Understanding Every Button On Your Camera

    • 3. What Is Proper Exposure?

    • 4. How To Have The Right Settings

    • 5. How To Real-Time Adjust Your Settings

    • 6. How To Focus

    • 7. Now You Know

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How do you use any camera for video? Doesn't matter if it's a DSLR, mirrorless, or ANY digital camera - I will show you the exact step-by-step formula so you too can use ANY camera even if you're a complete beginner.

Do you want to know how to record video? Don't have the knowledge or skills to finally shoot manual exposure? Have no idea where to start? Well this course if for you.

Who am I? My name is Peter and have been filming and making videos for over 5 years. I will show you everything you need to know about a camera without all time wasted by trial and error.

After completing this course you will:

  1. Be able to pickup any camera and use it for video
  2. Understand any lay out of a camera by knowing these exact functions
  3. Be able to change exposure completely manually
  4. Record video with the most beneficial settings

After learning the fundamentals of videography and filming - you will now being able to pickup a DSLR, mirrorless, or just any digital video and be able to understand the foundation of video.

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Hi there! My name is Peter and I have been making online content and videos since I was young. I am currently a full time content creator and want to share my expertise with you. I have had several years of experience in creating online content for not only my personal brand but for professional companies and organizations to meet their video needs.

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1. How To Use Any Camera For Video: now that we've gone into every physical but in that you need to the quick start of how you news camera. So we're just like any camera. The basics of doesn't matter if you have appointed shoot for you have an entry level of DSR to even more expensive cameras. All cameras essentially have the same type of functions. And if you know these, it is really simple to navigate any camp. 2. Understanding Every Button On Your Camera: so we just like any camera. The basics of doesn't matter if you have a point and shoot, or you have an entry level of DSR to even more expensive cameras. All cameras essentially have the same type of functions, and if you know these, it is really simple to navigate any camera. So let's start off with the basics. Usually, cameras haven't on off switch, as you can see right here, or you can simply have and on and off. But you press it on and you press it off, and that is how you turn on and off a camera. And just like any camera to do that, you need a battery. And most battery compartments are usually brought the bottom as well as a memory card slot . And it's the same thing for this Nikon as well. So if I go on the bottom, there's a little latch here, and there is my battery. And just like this camera and my Sony camera, you want to make sure. Where is the SD card slot? And usually, most SD card slots are usually kept right on the side of where the battery is, or in another compartment, but it's pretty close. And if you're curious about SD cards, I recommend you get 128 gigs and have to be a higher class, as you can see here at least a new three. And if you get a 95 bit SD card that can run SD four K photos and videos, that's the one I recommend. And that is how you turn the camera on and off is there on the topic of cameras as well. I also want to touch upon what S D cards I recommend. So if you have the budget, I really recommend these guys. These guys are the SanDisk, extreme pros, and some cameras won't even let you record four K videos if you don't have ah high enough SD cards and is it really? What S D cars are is that they allow you to store memory and footage all on your card. So you want to invest in a good quality card so you have your higher ends and you have your mid range and you have your super basic ends. And what the 95 bit per second means is that it's transferred rate. So if I have a 95 megabits transfer rate, and I have a car that's versus 30 megabits per second transfer. This card is gonna transfer files to my computer a lot faster, and it can also store and save footage and video files a lot faster. So take that into consideration when you're investing in SD card. Once you are able to determine how to turn on and off the camera, you need to also familiarize yourself with every single button. And I know it can get intimidating by looking at all these blends and figure out What do these mean? What is this screen? But once I walk you through all the buttons on this Nikon camera, your canon camera it's essentially 4 to 5 main button that you will use. And once you're able to get comfortable with amusing that you can apply this to any camera . So first, like I said on off, you also have your depending on your camera. So you have your LCD articulating screen, and this will be the screen that you see all your information that you need to record your videos or photos, and I'll talk about that in just a bit. And it's the same thing on this guy. You have your LCD screen, and this screen will give you all the information that you need to record your videos. So that is where you will preview your images. Look at all the information and data and next is we're gonna talk about this guy. Most cameras will have weight. I like to call a mode dial, right. So M stands for manual A stands for aperture priority s shudder as well as your photo priority mode. And for the ease of this video and module, you see all the different little images here That is the camera's preset type of settings for whatever it is that you want to shoot. So you want to shoot more portrait's landscapes, fast moving and special effects. But there's essentially only $2 here that you need to know. If you want to start out, just leave it on auto. So you just turn your camera on and you let the camera itself do all of the settings. It will set your aperture your I s O and all that stuff for you. Next. Is that the second setting that you want toe? Eventually move your way up into is manual mode or full manual mode. In other words, you will learn how to set your aperture, your shutter speed and your eyes. So all bite or so and those air essentially the two most that you need to know, like manual and auto the rest. To be honest, I don't even use, and it's for, like, special effects or kind of like predetermined presets that you news. But eventually you start in auto and you want to move yourself into M for manual. And those are the only two things that you need to know. Next is you have these different settings here, so essentially what these settings are is you have your kind of additional exposure adjustments, your info depending on your camera. You can press info to have different displays your, uh, LCD screen and you have your record. But in most cameras, your entry level DSLR will have a dedicated video recording, but and most video record buttons are in red. As you can see here, I turned on I press record, it will record video. This is the Sony Rx Mark 100 as you can see even here, read for video. And just like I said in that exact same thing, you have a modal and hey, guess what? What's so similar green is auto, and then you have your record settings here and record settings. Depending on the camera, there will be a dedicated movie record button, and as you'll see here, it's a little filmstrip, and you can also have full manual as well. So those are the two things manual auto and as well as video recording mode. The next buttons that we're gonna touch upon is your custom wheel. So, as you can see here, this is a custom wheel here, and this will a just a setting, depending on the mode that you set your camera to. So if I turned this right now and it's on manual mode, yeah, this will essentially change my shutter speed. So as you can see here in the left, if I crank this up, it's on manual mode. Shutter speed is going up if I crank this again. My shutter speed is at 50. So how do I change the aperture and the eso? Well, most cameras have what elected coal FN button or a function button so it's always a combination. So if I hold the FN button and I turned the mod ill, you can see that that my I s o or my elect light sensitivity lights to yellow, meaning I can change it. So just to repeat that no doubt by itself changes the shutter speed fn, Hold the function one and turn the dial that changes the I S o. So you're like, how do I change the aperture or the number in the middle? Well, how you do that is depending on the camera, you have to get out of a live view mode. So most cameras will have this little knob or switch, depending. It's hear. Hear that you go in and out of the live you. So I go out of live you I hold this, but in here the plus minus on my change this and I turn the dials I hold that turned the dial. And as you can see, the amateur is changing from 3.5, you can go all the way toe f 20 and that is how you change the exposure on all three. Like I said, most cameras have this function and I'm gonna show you also on this Sony as well. Sorry for the glare. So what I'm gonna do now is I'm gonna put it into full manual move and I didn't see here. There are three modes, right? Most cameras have to dials, so it all you need to do is locate the modal and found it is right here. And I can see you're changing the shutter speed. How you change the aperture. Depending on the camera that you news, you just have to find it first. So for this camera, it's pressing down. So if I pressed down, I can change the aperture rotating by the the Dow itself. We'll give you a certain whatever you want to select. So now I'm selected the shutter speed. And if how you want to change the is a light sensitivity, you go on fn. Go to function. And most cameras have your eso options. I said an auto. But I can also change it and change the eso so that it has how you change all the modes as well as how you change. The Modahl's understand? How important is thes mod els. And once you're able to learn these boat Dell's you can use any camera. Most cameras have a function buns and as well that you can customize and the menu setting. So now we're in. Jump back into the Nikon as we already established that there's the record. Blend your model, and we'll also talk about your menu and your eye setting. So most cameras while you're shooting you can change what you want to see on the screen, right? So if I press, I it will give me different options, like the quality of it that I want to shoot, whether or not I wanna have myself so in auto or if I shoot in manual will also change, and there will also be in flow. But like I said on top. So what happens when President Infobahn It changes what I see on the LCD so I can have a grid? I can have the exposure. As you can see here, I could have my audio meters right here and those air the modes or physical buttons on the camera. And last but not least, most cameras. If it's an entry level deal solar, we'll have extra ports. So all these ports are are the ones that you need to know is the actual Mike Jack. So this is how you actually court externally and not use the camera off the microphone of the camera. You have your HTM I said, you plug into your TV or any monitor and you have things like a B out, so you plug it into a TV as well. And if your cameras more higher end, you will also have, uh, my, uh, audio Jack so you can monitor the audio, and that is the basics of the camera. Really simple. And if you want to take a photo, you take that photo and you'll have something called a preview button. All cameras have preview buns. So if I took a photo, you'll see this little square here on the side, similar to this guy right here is that play with square that is your preview. So if you press that you, you'll be able to see the previous photos or videos that you have previously captured, and you can play it back and watch it back as well. And most cameras have a delete button, and it's pretty self explanatory, with a little trash can symbol you press that press yesterday elite, And that is your preview blood. All other blends. It's good to know, but that is the quickest way of how you jump into any camera. As you look at your models, you exposure wheels and your record on and off, and that is how you get straight into recording any video or taking photos. So now let's get straight into setting the right settings and exposure, and how exactly do you do that? 3. What Is Proper Exposure?: now that we've gone into every physical, but in that you need to the quick start of how you news camera, I wouldn't talk about exposure. And for some, when I first started using cameras, I was always on auto, and essentially, What I owed means is that you're letting the processor of the of the actual camera choose whatever settings that it wants, which is great if you're a complete beginner and you don't want to worry about exactly what's the bright settings. But as long as you know the right settings and how to change it, the reality is you as a human. Believe it or not, it can pick better settings that you have better clear images and videos than the actual onboard automatic settings cause reality is, most automatic settings give you not the most optimal video capture and photos, Which is why, when it comes to even me, when I'm using that Nikon camera, most people are surprised and even my clients, when I first started out and using videos is that I had the right settings. So what I like to call it is the exposure triangle and the pretty much quick, simple guide of how you need to understand exposure triangles, whether it's photos or videos is you have three components. You have your shutter speed, which is new. The controlled by most cameras have one single dial, and you turn that when you're in manual mode, and that will change your shutter speed and all you need to understand what comes to shutter speed is you'll have a fraction. So let's say it's one over 100. So that's the video. The camera itself is capturing video or photos at 1 1/100 of a second, so the faster your shutter speed is, the more it is to capture every every type of movement. But so you can shoot at one over 2000 meaning it's gonna be super choppy because it's going to capture everything and as well as the faster your shutter speed goes up, meaning the number of the bottom goes higher, the darker the image is going to get. Stay with me. The next thing in Exposure Triangle is your aperture, and depending on the camera, you might have a dial on top on the side, or you might have to press an additional. But on this night gone after press F n and as well as his plus minus. And then I turned the dial, and that allows me to change the aperture. And essentially, what changing the apple does is your binoculars off the camera. Think of it as your eye. You're allowing it to open and clothes. So the more open is mean, the lower the number that it goes down. So if you're shooting at a 1.8 aperture is gonna be super bright because you're opening eyes as bright as possible and you're letting a lot of light in as well as it makes a shallower depth of field. What that means is that whatever on is in the foreground or whatever is in focus is going to be, and super good focus and everything else is blurry in comparison to if you squint your eyes and really hard, you're shooting at F 22. Everything is gonna be crystal clear, sharp image. But you have to understand that you lose light, and the very last part of exposure triangle is your eyes so or isil whatever you want to call it. And that is your embodies camera sensitivity to light. So the lower the eso is, the easier it is to have crisper images. So you need to understand what the difference between Aiso is and having an ice Oh of 2000 is gonna produce much more Granier photos or noise. And what that means is that the more Granier noisier than the photo or images is that you're letting your camera be super sensitive toe light, and the higher that number is, the more grand or noise that you you were going to get within your camera body. So I'm going to go right into it in all the settings and what is the best settings for video as photos and how you adjust according to the scene, because chances are you probably outdoors or indoors. These things matter, and I'm gonna talk about exactly the settings that I news for my YouTube videos for my client videos and how can you apply this to all sorts of camera? Doesn't matter what camera you news 4. How To Have The Right Settings: now that you familiarized yourself with overall all of buttons on the camera, like a preview, your info, your menu and your Modahl's and you kind experience with how you shoot photos and you can preview all your photos. Next is I'm gonna go into the super quick start jumpstart guide of the menu and the supplies for any camera. So when it comes to your basics menu, set him. You're sitting. You will have your playback menus. You're shooting menus, your custom menus as well as your video or audio recording settings. So there's two things that you're looking for first is you want to set the best picture profile there is. So how you do that is you want to know that most cameras straight out of the box is they come up with super high contrast and their saturation is way too high so they can sell you the camera. So the first thing I like to do is you want to go into your set up menus. First thing is, you form argument record right to make sure that the memory card can actually record and get all the photos. And essentially, what formatting memory card does is that it erases all your photos and memory on that card . So be aware of that. Next is you, depending on the make or model of your camera. Anyone going through your shooting menu? And like I said, you want to be able to have two things. Your picture control. So depending on the camera you want just want to go into your picture might be called picture profile. It might be picture control for this case. I mean, the Nikon D 5200 and it is called picture Control. So most cameras air stone on standard. What that means is the photos gonna be super colorful. Super Brian contrast E. And it's not gonna let you allow yourself to edit the photos in post production. So my settings You can copy me exactly as I go to neutral, and then you click the right button on the this wheel right here. And what this will allow you is to set your sharpening contrast and saturation. Hugh and I like to put these all on zero, cause sometimes they put it up to the second notch here of the highest notch. I have everything on zero and I have the sharpening down all the way down, and this is what you want to pre much. Familiarize yourself is understanding that most cameras will have automatically have a contrast all the way in high, so you want to shoot as neutral as possible. Why? Because when you film or shoot videos, they'll appear like they're kind of like Dole. But what that allows you in post production is allows you to record and color grade and edit your photos and videos at a much more. You can push your colors and you can push the contrast and levels and exposure. Ah, lot more if it's already set as neutral compared to when it set as super contrast. E and supersaturated is not gonna give you a lot of room toe edit in post production. So now that you've understand, understood that it essentially works on any camera and you just go back to menu and their second thing is your image quality. So when when you're taking photos, you want to make sure the best photo qualities. I recommend shooting raw and JPEG fine. You could find these settings in under your shooting menu and what that does is shooting raw is it's not compressed. So if you have your photos set as JPEG basic orgy pick normal. The camera itself is compressing the photos and making the fouls a lot smaller so that it can transfer faster. But you're not gonna have a lot of data to work with. So for me, I always shoot on J peg raw fine. And the next thing you need to know is your image size. I go for large as well as white balance. White balance is essentially the cameras own system, faring out whether or not the cameras the images to kind of to. It's either on one side to blue or too cool or too warm, depending on the setting and what you do. It's always best to have a preset manual, and what that does is essentially you take a picture of a white piece of paper or a white card, and it will make sure all the whites are white and the blacks are blacks. But if you're a complete beginner, I would recommend going through the settings one by one and figure out what is the best white balance and we can play around with it. So, for example, I just take this lens cap off here and I hit I. And then what I'm trying to look for is white balance right here. White balance, and you can see which preset white balance works best and see right here this is too warm. So what? Let's go for that is now. It's too blue fluorescent, or you can just set it on auto and let the camera itself pick or you go to preset. So depending on the certain environment and scenario that you want to film it, white balance will automatically change the colors, whether it's too warm and cool and too warm and cool. Essentially, all that means is the image itself will turn all the whites a little bit more red or kind of warm, or the whites kind of more blue, and this will affect skin tones completely. So be aware of issue on auto. You might one minute be shooting super warm the next minute shooting super cool, and that is pretty much how you do the menu system. It is pretty simple when it comes to color space and our GP and all these eyes so settings as long as you know the exposure triangle that I'm going to show you up next. You really don't need to. No the nitty gritty of these details, but you do want it. Familiars Rise yourself with the picture profiles, like I said, and it doesn't matter what camera you always want to shoot on. A neutral or most raw his image that you can find even if it's like a little dull. It's better that it's dull while you're filming it. So you edit afterwards instead of the other way around, and I hope that makes sense as well as your image quality. And next is what we're gonna do is we're going to shoot in your different modes, right? Be aware of video mode, depending on where you are in the country. If you're in North Americas, you shoot an NTSC. But if we're in places like the UK or other places outside of the North America, then you want to shoot in P A. L. And this will determine your Flickr eight as well as what 24 p or 25 p, depending on your frame rate. Next, we're going to go into your movie settings. This is one of the most important things to have your properly set movie recording settings . So you are in a good place to start with because a lot of people mess up and they don't even understand what the difference is from 60 frames per second or 24 frames per second. So for this Nikon camera, I go to movie settings, frame size, frame rate and you'll see different options right, depending on the make and model. In this day and aged 2020 Moon Ford is that you want to be. So in this day and age, you want to be shooting in 10 80 p rate. And for this make and model 1920 10 80 p and that essentially 1920 in terms of length 10 80 in terms of height and 24 frames per second is we go to when it comes to shooting your frame rate. And this is standard across all movies and cinema today, and this will still apply years and hundreds of years ahead. So what you want to be mindful is how you determine your movie or shutter speed, which I'll talk up. Next is you want to double that. So if you're shooting at 24 frames per second, which allows for a normal motion blur your shutter speed wants to double that. So 1/50 and you want to stay at 1/50. Remember that this is really crucial, and how you should slow motion is you want to shoot things that are more than 24 frames per second, so either at 30 or 60 frames and how you you adjust your shutter speed accordingly. To shoot in slow motion is your times, too. So it's 1/1 over 20th of your shutter speed. So I said it at that movie quality. You always want to be high, of course, and depending on your microphone that you're in using. What I like to do is I put it on manual sensitivity because if you put auto sensitivity, you're letting the camera. Once again. The moral of this whole module is never let the camera decide what are the right settings for you, because the reality is it will not do the most optimal job. It will get the job done, but if we not the most optimal, so I go to manual settings and now most cameras will give you a little bar and you can test whether or not your audio will peak. So right now, as you can see here, red is peaking. Meaning if I yeller talk doesn't matter how loud or how quiet the are you will always be distorted. So what you want to do is you want scroll pushed down until you're talking as loud as you normally would. But the actual sensitivity itself is not going to read. And that would be your ideal microphone setting on anyone have manual movie settings on, of course, that you can adjust your shutter speed and I s own aperture while you're recording. And like I said, this applies even if you have one of these guys. And that is how I set up my Nikon camera for my audio. I'm usually at a seven If I'm using ah wireless lab, I'm usually at a four or six. So when it comes to having these settings, you can copy meet directly as is, and you just want to be familiar herself with most cameras. You want to shoot neutral profile you wanna have you're audio settings at lowest possible cause. The hired is the morgaine and noisier that it is, and you want to make sure that the microphone that you're using has gained within itself and not amusingly gain within the camera. And those are the two modes that you need to know is your audio recording setting and your movie recording settings, and you're pretty much good to go. And this applies for all cameras. The menu system might be a little different, but this is how you make sure you pick up any brand new camera. Make sure that one you're on neutral profile settings and to your audio and movie recording settings, because a lot of these other menu sittings is for like, custom. But it is like if you want to make the you're FN but in or you want to have like 1/3. But for example, you wouldn't press this, and it changes something else. Those air custom menu buttons, which does get a little bit more advanced, but that is essentially the walk through of using any camera on any mode ill. You can user directional pad to control it, but the next part of this chapter is I'm going to show you exposure triangle. And how doesn't matter what you record or what you shoot. I will show you exactly how to change your aperture your your shutter speed as well as your eyes. So doesn't matter any situation outside indoors. I'm gonna show you the super simple secret up next. 5. How To Real-Time Adjust Your Settings: So for this portion of the module, I'm gonna show you real time How you exactly do your settings. So doesn't matter if you're inside or outside. You know exactly what you're looking for to adjust your settings. And this is assuming that you've played around with the camera ready and you went from automatic, as you can see here, if it is on automatic settings, as you can see in this scenario, I'm shooting at one over 80th of a shutter speed 4.5 aperture with 400 ISO. But what happens if I put my hand in front of it while I'm recording? Or what happens if I turn off? The light source is that the camera itself will adjust accordingly so it gets a similar exposure or a Z best as the camera itself can do if the settings change. But the only issue with having the only thing that you want to have is eso auto, which is good. But you're shooting at 1/80 of a second, which isn't the best, and you're shooting at 4.5 when you only have one subject. So what I like to do is you want to stop recording and you want to go to manual settings. So let's familiarize ourselves with the settings first, and I will go into your focus modes. So when you record, or even when you take photos, you can shoot yourself at higher than 150th of a shutter speed. What? But when it comes to specifically videos, what you're looking for is 1/50. That is the exception. Like sometimes if you're outside, you might want toe bump it upto one over 200. You might want to bump it up to 1/1 25 but every shooting 24 frames per second, the most optimal and most natural when it comes to your shutter speed is you want to be at 1/50. This will give you natural motion blur as well as you're just overall ability to have light . Because 1/50 while you shooting 1/50 it allows you to let in a lot of light. And the next thing you want to do is you want to shoot at wide open or how I like to shoot . Why ofit? So what I'm gonna do is I go click my live you and I shoot at 3.5 because this is the biggest this aperture can go to. And then what I want to do next is I want to see how low my eyes so I can go So having a really low I s O. So what I'm doing is impressing function bone site going the wheel. And that is 100 eyes. So shooting at 100 Aiso looking even most clears and crisp image doesn't matter what camera you have. So these air the setting, So making sure you shoot at 1/50 wide open as possible. So you get that depth of field as well as having your i s o all the way to the lowest possible that it can. And as you can see here, this is much more of a cleaner image. So how would I adjust this now is now that have that baseline? What I would want to do is this image looks a little too dark. So what I would do is I have two options. I either bub down the aperture toe 1.8. If I could or I bump up the I S O so Those are the two options that I have. And since I'm doing video, I can't change the one over 50th. So what I'm gonna do is want to bump up this I s O 2 1/2 50 And there is my perfectly exposed video. And the difference between having a manual setting is you're able to be on the run and adjust your settings accordingly to have the best image and video quality possible without letting the camera this side. So, like I said, if you shoot on auto, the camera is going to choose the best that it thinks that the subject is. But let's say you know your subject moves or something happens, the issue was gonna automatically bump up the shutter speeds. Not gonna be at the right, pretty much setting. So you're gonna have constant choppiness to smoothness, which is why I recommend going to full manual and not being afraid to shoot at 1/50. If that is your setting white open aperture and your eyes. So as Lois as it possibly can go and then you just adjust accordingly. So if it's too dark, I would bump up the eso one or 200 it's still too dark. I would bump it up again, and then if I could do it any more, I would adjust the shutter speed, and that is how you do it. And that's essentially how you have your perfect exact settings and doesn't matter what you're filming, as long as you know that when you're shooting at 24 frames, 1/50 is your magic number. Your aperture. You can change depending on how much blurry of a background that you want. So depending on the lens, you can actually get a shallow depth of field. If you zoom in and you focus on your subject, depending on your camera, you might have things like Focus Assist. And I would want to just the eso now up it up because the aperture went higher because I zoomed in because I have a varying lens. So what I do is I hold offend again, and that is my image at 1 54.5 at 400 I s O. And now that you see what I'm doing here, it's pretty simple. So if I let's say I have, the subject falls down. Oh, No. What do I do? I zoom out. So I just look at the image now and I'm like, OK, looked a little bright. So what I would do is I would just turn down the is so a bit. And there you go. My shorts beats Fine, But let's say my outside And I'm filming at one over 200 of ah shutter speed, but oh, no, the images too dark. So why do I have two options? Right? I saw a shutter speed. Since I'm not shooting at 1/50 make sure it's 1/50 and I can also bump up or bump down my aperture and my S O and all it comes down to is just constant practice, right? It's about practice going outside and shooting and getting more comfortable by shooting hundreds of videos. I've shot thousands of videos, Whether it's for clients, YouTube channels or my own YouTube videos or my own passion projects, it comes down to just being able to not even think and be like, OK, I'm gonna change the shutter speed to this. I want you in my eyes. So Davis and my attitude to this and that is how you film and understand exposure triangle to a T. And the more that you do it, the more that you can just use any camera. So one of the cheats or hacks that electing uses auto s. So that is the only thing that you wouldn't want to go auto for. So what you do is you go to your eyes. So and you want to make sure that depending on what mood that you're in, you can have your auto eso. So having auto ISO helps when it comes to when you're going outside and the sun changes. So you have the camera body itself change, but that is the only exception toe having auto 6. How To Focus: What's the difference between autofocus and manual focus and vibration reduction? Depending on your camera, you have a couple of different options, right? I'm using the Nikon and you have the on body lens so you can go from a means automatic m for manual and you have a vibration reduction. And what vibration reduction is is that it stops micro jitters in the lens. And if you purchase the lens with vibration reduction, that is always a pro, and I recommend getting lenses with I s image stabilization, some might call it optical stabilization. And for this camera, it's called vibration reduction. So if your hand holding it definitely turned vibration reduction on it will help you with having more smoother videos and as well as depending on what you're shooting. If you're taking photos, most likely you'll be in manual focus. I mean, automatic focus. But depending on whether you're in front of camera, you can continuous autofocus, and I'm gonna go straight into the menu of what exactly is focusing in. How do you adjust thes settings? So how you exactly determine what is the best focus setting for your camera or what? Whatever it is that you're using is you go to click I or your menu. And depending on your camera, there will be focused modes. Click OK, you have three types of focus modes F s, which means if I hold down the shutter button, it will focus on one subject. And that's the only time that is gonna focus. Single servo. That's what it means. Full time servo is essentially auto focus continuous. So the camera constantly tried to hunt and figure out What is it I'm trying to focus on and last is manual focus. So if I have pressed this right now and I put it on auto and then I go, I and I go to out of focus f s what that means is every time I have press it, it's gonna make is gonna find the focus, and it's not focus once, and that's it. And you know what's even if it's in focus that the subject that you're picking is that you hear the beep and then you can press to take the photo. So when it comes to having f continuous focus, which is most people whose continuous focus for video, depending on the make and model is that if it's always on continuous autofocus, the camera, we always try to hunt. Focus continuously, as you can see here, it's trying to focus, and you go out of focus and try to focus on the foreground. But if you're on the lower end model, your best bet is to go on manual focus. Why is that? Because most entry level cameras don't have the best settings when it comes to when it comes to having your auto focus and manual focus. So if you're shooting on manual focus, get rid of that clear. So if always shooting on manual focus, what's happening is that you're taking away the camera's ability to focus, and you yourself are choosing how to focus. What is it that you want to be focused and how you manually focus on any camera is most cameras. You want to make sure you go to the manual mode, so turn your camera to manual focus and you'll know it'll be in manual focus. MF and doesn't matter what. Lindsay News. Most cameras, especially over the DSLR. You will have your focus ring. So here this guy is the front is your focus ring so you can change your focus right now by turning this dial here, and you can go from your foreground to your background. So, for example, I can focus on that right now. The Superman, which is in the background, or I can focus on the lens here, and that is what I'm doing by pretty much going like this and like this. And that is what I like to call, which I'll talk about in the next section is filming techniques, but that is what we call a focus pull. You can do this electronically by tapping on the screen, depending on your camera, and you want to go from background to foreground or foreground to background. And you do that manually with your lens by simply just going smoothly and going like that to go in like that. And that is how you do a manual focus. Pull 7. Now You Know: Now I know that was a want toe handle. When it comes to picking up a camera and being super overwhelmed by hope, you could just replay that lesson and really understand What are the things that you need to consider when picking up any camera? And it's pretty straightforward, like having your proper exposures getting out of automatic, going to manual as well as practicing. It's all about a lot of practice. You can just find some quick start guide. I can teach you everything I know, but you yourself need to go out there and film. And if you have no one to film, just go out into your city or downtown, cores around people and just film things.