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Sony ZV-E10 Beginner Guide to Filming GREAT Videos!

teacher avatar Ben Rowlands, Professional Musician and YouTuber

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11 Lessons (42m)
    • 1. Introduction

      0:28
    • 2. Basic Overview

      3:41
    • 3. Video Settings

      8:17
    • 4. Audio Settings

      3:50
    • 5. Best Vlog Settings - ISO and White Balance

      4:26
    • 6. Stabilisation

      2:37
    • 7. Accessing New Features

      2:18
    • 8. Customizing Menu and Buttons

      5:27
    • 9. Photography Settings

      6:45
    • 10. ClearImage Zoom

      4:06
    • 11. More Skillshare Classes Coming!

      0:25
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This class focuses on the most essential Sony Camera Settings. If you are brand new to Sony Camera's and do not know what the settings mean and how to operate the Menu. This class will be the perfect introduction. 

We will cover Video Settings, Audio Settings and Photography Settings so you can use your Camera across a multitude of situations and get the most out of the features! If you are a beginner to the Sony ZV-E10 or any A6000 Series Camera join me here on Skillshare to learn how to use them!

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Ben Rowlands

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Ben Rowlands is an up and coming YouTuber with over 3,000,000 Views and 20K Subscribers. Educating people about the power of Live Looping through tutorials, product reviews and live performances. 

Ben is a Professional Musician with BA (Hons) in Music Industry Practice. Through his experience of performing live shows as a one man band over many years, supporting acts such as Frank Turner and KT Tunstall. Ben pushes his equipment to the max! Providing him with unique and unconventional knowledge.

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1. Introduction: In this Skillshare class, I'm going to introduce you to the basics of using a Sony video camera. The brand new Sony's EVE 10 and the older A6 thousand series are jam-packed with high-end video production features. And if you're a beginner, you can find the menu system to be quite overwhelming. This course will help you understand the basic fundamentals of using a Sony video camera, how to operate the menus, and what are the most important settings that you need to change in order to get the best possible video footage, photographs, and audio captured from your camera. 2. Basic Overview: The very first thing I want to take a look at the video specific settings on the CVE 10, because more than likely you've purchased this camera to film blogs and YouTube videos on it rather than use it for photography, I want to give you a quick overview of the different buttons on the ZBA eats. And before we deep dive into the menu, just so you can get a better perspective of how this works. So there's two different types of menus. You've got your main menu, which you access by clicking the menu button over here. This takes you into all of the detailed parameters that we're going to explore. You click it a second time to exit out. You've got the function button here, which takes you into bit of a quick menu. So this lets you access the most frequently needed settings here such as auto focus mode, white balance, product, autofocus, all them different things you can access within here. Again, you click the button again to exit out this. Then also the Media Player button, which takes you into your media pool library where you can browse all of the videos that you've taken, playing them back to check if there were any good. And also take a look at all of your photos that you've taken on this device. So the right-hand side, this the Delete button so you can delete out a clip if you don't need it anymore on the camera. And then you can see free up some space. Here we have our program dial. This lets you change parameters and settings on the camera. If you rotate it to the right, it will increase your shutter speed. If you rotate it to the left, it will decrease your shutter speed. If you click on the right-hand side button, this will let you increase your ISO, which is basically the brightness your camera. If you click up on the D-pad, it will change the display mode so you can see different settings here within the settings menu. So you click on the Display up and it would just change different parameters which are very useful. One of my personal favorites is this one here that shows you the leveling of the camera and it'll tell you whether your level or not. So you can basically correct and make sure your tripod is bang on if you're filming on a hill. Very useful when in photography mode, clicking left will let you access the drive mode, which is basically how many photographs are taken when you hold down the shutter. So single shooting mode will take one when you click on the button. A continuous will take multiple when you click and hold it. And then there's also self timer mode here as well. So you've got a 10 second timer or a 10 second time that it takes three images. So you can get that great pose for your Instagram photos at the top of the camera. It's pretty simple. We've got our mode switch bits that you change between photo, video and SEQ mode, fulfilling slow motion, you've got this little dial here that lets you change your f-stop, which is a particular setting on the camera that affects the shallow depth of field. And you got your record button pressing. This will obviously initiate Record, Pressing it again. It will stop record. And you also have your shutter button. This will actually take a photograph when you press it in, it will take a picture. And as I said earlier, if you change the drive mode to continuous and you click and hold, it will take multiple pictures. There's also the on and off switch, which is pretty self-explanatory, and the internal microphone and the hot shoe mount. This lecture, you attach accessories like an actual problem microphone onto here, pretty simply. I'll show you how to do that later on. And you can also use the provided accessory, which increases the performance of the internal microphone went outside. This button here is a custom button that you can customize what its function is that it can do, and I'll show you how to do that later on. But by default it does the product defocus feature that's exclusive to those EVE 10 and also the CV one. And it's a pretty cool but you can't change this. I personally don't have much use for the product defocus mode. So I will be changing this in this course. And this button here is a zoom rocker. So with a compatible lens or using a cool feature within the Sony camera called clear image doom that I'll show you later on. You can zoom in and out with this simple switch without having to do it manually with the lens so you can keep your hands really steady and just do it digitally. Very cool. So now that the basic overview of the camera is out of the way, let's dive into some of the most important video settings that you need to know. 3. Video Settings: So for this, you're going to want to make sure you are in video mode, which will be signified by the little camera in the top left corner. And you can change that with the mode selection switch. Now we're going to head into the menu here, and we're going to take a look at some of the different settings. Now, the cool thing about this EVE 10 is that Sony has combined a lot of the settings within the same menu. Previously on oldest suddenly cameras, you had a photography menu and also a video menu. There's now a lot of the settings have sort of integrated with themselves, which makes it a lot easier to just find settings for your camera. Now we want to go to menu to over here and we want to access the movie one MUX. So you can use the function button to switch between the categories quickly. As you can see, we jump between the, all of the different menus really easily. Or you can just simply use the arrow keys left and right, and then click down to head into the actual menu two different ways, whichever you prefer. Now inside of movie won, the first thing you want to do is change the shape mode. Now by default, this will be set to something like Auto over here, this sort of intelligent auto shooting. And this is perfectly fine. But the problem is, it's changing everything. It's doing auto shutter speed, it's doing auto F-stop or your ISO. So you're not getting the best results out of the camera because the shutter speed or be crank that high when you're filming outside in direct sunlight, the ISO be all over the place and you felt edge is going to look pretty hideous. If we go into the menu, what I recommend doing is switching to straight over to manual, just go straight over to manual exposure right at the bottom, the one with the little m, and go straight into this mode. This will give you control over all of these settings and you'll get the best possible image. The next setting you are going to want to change is the file format. This is the quality of the footage your camera's going to capture. By default, it will be set to HD, which means your camera will only be recording at a maximum of HD. And obviously this camera is capable for K, C probably don't want to be filming in which a PhD anyways, for each file format, there are lots of different record settings. So currently we're in HD. If we now take a look at the different record setting modes, you'll notice there are lots and lots of different options. You've got 5050 m, 525 M, 25, 50 MB. And you're probably thinking, what on earth does this mean? Well, the value here that says 100 p and 25 P, that signifies the frame rate that the footage is going to be captured at. So for example, this top clip here will be recorded at 50 frames per second. And this lower one here will be recorded at 25 frames per second. And this bottom one will be recorded at 100 frames per seconds. So 100 DPI is 100 frames per second. If you don't know which frame rate you should be filling your videos in. I already have this class here that you should go and watch that takes you through every single camera setting with a dedicated video and explains what it is doing, such as what is ISO, what is aperture, what is exposure? And they also talk about which frame rate should be used, where and when. So obviously, we don't want to film our YouTube videos in 100 frames per second, although it means we could slow down that footage at any moment into some epic slow motion. It's not going to have the correct amount of motion blur. So it's not going to look very cinematic and nice for the audience. So we want to change our frame rates. Now, obviously, I want to fill my videos in for K. I don't want to be filming them in HD. I wanna get the most out of this camera. I now want to determine my frame rate for filming it. Now you'll notice on my camera, I only have two options for the record settings. I've got 25 p one hundred and twenty five hundred sixty m. Now if you have your cameras set in the American mode, NTSC, you will also have 30 frames per second, but when it's set to power for the UK cameras, unfortunately, I don't have access to that for the formats I want to film with him. Now you may be thinking, what on earth does the 100 Mb mean and the 60 m? Both of these clips are going to be recorded at 25 frames per second. So clearly that's perfectly fine. While the 100 m value signifies the quality of the file it's recording. So if I record it 25, 100 MB, it's going to be capturing the highest possible codec. This camera with the highest megabyte bit rate within the file. Whereas if I recorded it 2560 M, That's going to be a lower quality for K file, although the size will be smaller, which will be great for saving money on storage, the image isn't going to look as good. And also when it comes to color grade it, it's going to capture it much less information. Which means the apec codec is going to be even more restrictive than it actually is. So we're going to go for 25 p, 100 M to get the maximum quality out of this camera and the highest possible file size information. If you are unsatisfied with the framer options you have on your Sony's u0 v0 10, as I previously mentioned, you can change over to the American NTSC mode 0. Likewise, if you're American and you want to switch over to palpate for whatever reason, you can do that as well, just by simply clicking the function, but interchange through your categories incredibly quickly. Go, go over to setup one, which is the little yellow menu, and scroll over to the right. And you can see here we've got NTSC slash path selected. You go in here and you can change over to the mode. So if I went and clicked Enter now it would switch me over to the American mode. And likewise it would switch you over from the American mode to the UK MOOC. But honestly, I don't wanna do that. I'm happy with how it is while we're here inside of the setup menu, this transitions as perfectly into the power setting options. Now if we scroll down to this option right at the bottom. We have got different power setting modes. Now some of these settings are pretty self-explanatory and you'll probably want to change them such that this power safe startTime. This is how quick the camera will go to sleep after you haven't touched or used it for an extended period. Now the default then time will be one minute. So if you've just left your camera on the side, it will switch itself off after one minute to preserve battery. But you can increase this to like two minutes, five minutes, 30 minutes, or just turning off completely where the camera will never go to sleep and it would always just keep churning away on its battery. Now, I'm just going to leave it at probably five minutes because sometimes when I'm setting up particular B-roll shots, it'll take me a while to place the different products and the McMurdo go to sleep and it's really annoying. So I'll leave that as five minutes for me. And the second setting here is about this monitor, the camera. Now, you may not know this, but if you close your Sony camera like this, it will actually turn it off and preserve its battery life, which is a really cool feature that when you open the screen backup, it will turn your camera straight back on. Well, that setting I was just sharing with you, I actually determines how that operates, whether you have that on, whether you have that off or whatever, I'm just going to leave it how it is constraint out the box. It's pretty cool. Now this bottom setting is very important if you're concerned about your camera overheating during a recording and just basically losing all your footage. Basically, if you want to feel me all YouTube videos with no record limits, you want to click Record and film a podcast for like an hour and 20 minutes or whatever, and have no fears that the camera will switch off because it overheated. You're going to want to set the setting too high. Basically, when you set the auto power of temperature from standard to high, as it says right here, it's going to prioritize the record time over the temperature sensitivity of your camera body. Now obviously it's not going to melt your camera body because it's gotten so hot. If it is seriously goes overheat, the camera will switch off. But this just basically means your camera, your video for it isn't going to get cut off halfway because the camera allegedly overheated when it was nowhere near overheating. Another useful feature to be aware of inside of the setup menu is the file naming system. So if you scroll all the way over to menu for here you can see we have our file settings entering this menu will let you change how the files are named on your Sony camera, which can be very useful for organizing your footage when you're filming a lot of videos for various different projects. If you go down to the filename format, you can change it from standard to anything you like. Basically title, date plus title typeless day, basically changing the format of the file. Now if you were to set it to title, for example, you can scroll over to the right and you can change your title name settings. Inside of here you can add a custom name such as somebody's name. You can say this is Ben's cameras. So I could put the custom name to be Ben. I could put it as Sam, oh, Tony or whatever, whoever has a camera as well within the production team. So then that way you know, who's footage came from whose camera, and it's much easier to organize your footage. You would just click into here. In, for example, I can maybe put my initials BR, so I can go ahead and put my initials in here. It works like an old sort of text phone, like a flip phone. Sort of click the texts, which is pretty funny and then be out. So that's the initials on this particular camera. So now all of the files that we format it, NPV or Ben Rowan's footage. So then I know that this came from my camera. 4. Audio Settings: Now let's move on and talk about audio settings. We've now set up our camera with the various video settings within the menu. And we now need to talk about how do we good quality audio now to be fed. So this only z V0 10, the built-in microphone is by far one of the best microphone's I've seen in forever, inside of a camera body. Usually the so bad that just unusable. Whereas this you can get away with using it in a worst-case situation. But ideally you do, you want to use something a little bit better to get that crispy audio. So here I have a Rode Video micro. This is a very affordable Mike, about 40 pounds. Sounds fantastic. It comes with these windshields. So when you're filming outside, you don't get all of the wind noise. Pretty great little solution. Now the way you attach this to your CVE 10 is via the hot shoe adapted here. So you simply just slide the video micro onto the camera and then you just screw it on like that. And you now have a could call it the microphone. You then go ahead and connect it with the provided sort of ox cart cable here into the Sony CVE tens microphone jack. We've now successfully connected our external microphone to our Sony CVE 10. But there's an extra step that we need to take in order to make sure that this is capturing our voice correctly. And that's the audio level settings. So if you go over to menu and scroll down and scroll to the right on the third menu, that will be the audio record level options. Now, regardless of if you're using an external microphone, all the built-in microphone on the Sony is u0 v0. You want to make sure that you turn off wind noise reduction. This is going to manipulate your microphone in a way that isn't very pleasing. It just like makes you sound like you're in a fishbowl. The audio is very inaudible. Most of the times you just turn that off because it does nothing. Then Official, what you need to focus on is the record level. By default, this will be set pretty highlight 26, 28, sort of region, which is fine. It means you get nice loud audio straight out of your camera, especially if you're using the internal microphone. You can get away with using this, but it does generate a lot of noise. You'll get a lot of white noise within your audio. It will pick up like wrestling really easily because the microphone is just way too hot and oversensitive. So if you're using the internal microphone, you'll want to crank this down anyway. So with the internal microphone, regardless of connecting something like this, you maybe want to crank it down to like, I don't know, maybe like 815 sort of region basically, until this green audio is hitting that sort of minus 12 region on your microphone and it isn't getting up to this minus 30 dB regions. So you want to target that sort of region with the internal microphone is get some good quality audio from my personal testing. Now when you connect an external microphone, these have a lot more power if you buy a good one obviously than the internal microphone. So ideally, you want to crank this down further because the preamps, although decent in these cheap cameras from Sony, they aren't exactly state of the art. So if you push them too much, they do begin to show that frailties. So we want to make sure that our high-quality microphone is doing most of the heavy lifting and sort of audio processing when it comes to driving the pre-amp. So instead of having it set debt high and having the camera do that job, we're going to set it down to the lowest value, which is one. And this now means that the microphone has a very clean signal going into the mike. And then within our video editing software, we can normalize it at compression and make the audio slightly louder to make up for the loss of noise within the camera body. And if you're using something like one of those pro road microphones or this deity V3 that has a phantom power. So you basically turn the microphone on and it does even more processing inside of the camera body. And you can turn the gain up individually on the camera. This technique works even better. So you can crank up your, your expensive microphone and crank down your CVE 10. And this is what the microphone sounds like that we just set up on our Sony camera. It should sound clean. That should be very minimal noise and it shouldn't be peaking when I'm talking really loud and getting close to the microphone. 5. Best Vlog Settings - ISO and White Balance : There are a few final video specific settings that I want to dive into further seeking, definitely make sure you have your Sony cameras set up for the most common use case is camera will be used within if you're going to be vlogging with the Sony is EVE send this to settings that are very important that you need to be aware of in order to make sure the image and capture is pretty beautiful. The first one is going to be ISO. Now, ISO basically just determines how much brightness your camera is capturing. It's almost like image gain in a way, you could sort of simplify it to be a lot more complicated than that. But in a nutshell, it just makes your image brighter and darker. Now inside of the studio that I'm filming in right now, I have all of my camera set to 250 ISO because I've got studio lights that are over here and the nice and bright, so I don't need to push the cameras brightness too far. Now the higher you set the ISO, the more noise you will introduce into the image. So it's best to make sure you set this as low as humanly possible and let things like artificial lighting and all that type of stuff do the work for you similar to how we use the audio microphone to do the heavy lifting. And this Sony camera was set to the lowest settings possible, similar to that, but for you, you actual video image. Now if you're going to be vlogging obstacle entropy and very transient locations you might be filming inside one minute then in the car than walking down a street, it's dead sunny, it's then suddenly raining and it's all dark and gloomy. So having a fixed ISO, you're going to be really frustrating. You know, you're going to have to constantly be tweaking it. You're going to probably have it wrong most of the time. So what you want to do is you want to scroll all the way up to the top of this menu and just simply set it to audit to make things super easy so you can running gun and don't really need to care. So this is what your footage like if you were to film in auto ISO, ironically, it's set the ISO to 250, which is what I just manually set it to on all of the cameras anyways. But when I begin some move, you can see the potential Auto ISO has, it now has gone up to 400 and 500 ISO because I'm in a much darker area. And if I begin to walk out of this room where there's hardly any light, it's increasingly ISO two into the 1000 region, but you can still see me and I don't need to worry about changing it manually. Now, you may have noticed when we came into this hallway here, the image went pretty hideous and it's gone all orange and it doesn't look very nice. And that's because the color temperature of these lights are different to my studio lights through here. And currently my white balance is set to a manual. You have set it to a specific value to match the studio lights so the image looks nice. So we now need to change that to auto as well to make vlogging between different environments even easier. So if I click the function but an honours EVE 10 and scroll over to our white balance, as I just mentioned in that previous clip, our white balance is currently set to a mandible value, which I said is a custom value by holding up a gray card or like a, a great t-shirt. You can hold up just to be cheap if you don't have one to set a particular fixed white balance for all of the lighting you have within your studio. And not fixed balance was 5100 Kelvin. Now, if we scroll up, you can see there's loads and loads of different presets for different types of white balance. So if you've got like fluorescent lighting and things like that, you can sort of account for it and pretty easily or daylight you filming outside in the sun, the shade. Those different options that you can use for stylistic approach or just in general because they can be quite useful. You can also set various custom ones down here. Now a few change this to auto white balance, just like with Auto ISO. This one now change depending on the environment you are filming with him. So this is now our flirted with Auto ISO and auto white balance. So as I begin to change between all of the different environments, the image is intelligently adapting colors that it is seeing to get the best possible image without meaning to worry about it, I could just talk to the camera constraint on my performance. And you can see that it's still obviously that orange in here, but it isn't as ugly as it was previously. I'm less blowing out. And you can see me a little bit clearer with my skin tone definitions compared to how it previously looked when I was just running and gunning with a fixed ISO. So that is how you set auto white balance and auto ISO. Now obviously if you're filming in a studio like I am right now, you can set everything to manual and have a fixed ISO and a fix white balance because the camera's not going to be moving and the backdrop and environment, nothing is changing. But if you're running and gunning you filming outside, filming inside, going all over the place. It's probably going to be the easiest way to go. 6. Stabilisation: In the last video, we took a look at setting an auto white balance and auto ISO to have the most ideal says that when you're vlogging so you don't need to worry about your camera settings. Now you may have noticed during all of that footage that the camera was super-duper shaky. I was just hand holding it like this, talking to the camera to showcase there's different settings. Now to fix this, you may want to use a stabilization mode within the CVE 10 on the Sony is u0, v0 10. There are three different types of stabilization. If you scroll over it into the function menu and going to the bottom left corner, this is the easiest way to access it. If you're going to study show, you've got the option of which is what it's been set to this whole time. You have standard and you also have active. Now unfortunately, the Sony is EVE 10 doesn't have any form of in body image stabilization. It only uses digital stabilization to create a more stable effect. So this means there are some negatives to the settings I'm about to show you. Now in the previous video, I was using no form of stabilization. We had it set to off and the footage look nice and wide are really cool and like a proof login, but it adds a little bit too much shake. Currently, you may notice that our Sony camera isn't. Let me use the standard mode for the steady shot. And that's because the current lens we have connected does not have steady show built into it. Only lenses really manufactured by Sony support optical steady shot. And that means as basically stabilization built into the lens like the kit lens that comes with your camera if you bought it within the bundle. Now that I have changed my lens to the kit lens, you will see that optical steady shot standard mode is now available. And this is what your footage like. If you were to use a stabilized lens connected to the CVE, said you can see it's a lot smoother than the foot each demonstrated earlier. But the only problem is the image is nowhere near as wide as this 11 millimeter that I had connected as this is a 16 millimeter lens and it isn't as high-quality with some of the specs it has for the crisp image. Now if we take off the Sony lens and go back to our 11 millimeter, we can still stabilize this lens, but it will crop in a very significantly. If we go back into our function menu and go over to steady shot, we can use active stabilization to basically add digital image stabilization to this lens, but it will crop in, I think 1.5. It crops in, which is quite a lot. So this is a shot with the 11 millimeter lens set to its widest focal length with active steady shock turned on. You can see how tightly images to my face, I can hardly show anything within the view. Whereas if we turn it off, it would look like this. And this is what our camera is actually capable of capturing. But in order to stabilize the footage, it has the cropping digitally into the sensor. 7. Accessing New Features: Let's talk about some of the new features on the Sony's EVE ten, such as product showcase, skin softening, and all those types of things. So skin softening is this beauty mode on this u0 v0 10 that basically adds like a filter on Instagram style filter to the subject within the video. It looks quite good to be fair and it's not too obvious, especially when it's set to the low and mid options. When you set it to high, it is a little bit clear that it is turned off. The way you access the skin softening effect is within the function menu. If you click on your function menu and you can see here at the bottom left corner, it is available as soft skin effects. Now a pro tip if you want to change the soft skin effect or any of these parameters for that matter within the function menu, instead of diving into the actual parameter itself and get an expanded view and then changing it within here, you can actually just turn the rotary dial and this will give you sort of quick access to the settings within that function that you're looking at. So you can quickly change it from low to off To Back to low again, really easy. And then within here, you can just go in and said it's a high meat, a low whatever mode you want to set it to. So let's set it to low for now and exit back out. The next new setting is Product Showcase. Now the way you turn Product Showcase on is with this little custom button down here. And obviously this case it's the delete button for deleting videos as we demonstrated earlier within here. But when you're in filming mode actually duplicates as the product showcase on and off button when you click it. So you click it and it'll turn it on and you click it when you turn it off. Now something to be aware of is you can't turn the product showcase on and off while filming is undergoing. So if we click record and then we turn Product Showcase on, we've temporarily showcase off like nothing is happening as you can see here. So we have to stop filming and then turn Product Showcase on and start filming a yen, which to me is a little bit annoying when it comes to using your Sony camera. But I guess it kind of makes sense because it's changing the, basically the way autofocus is working on your camera. So it probably needs a bit of a hard reset to do that. But product showcasing is a really useful effect that one of my favorite features on the CVE 10, it just lets you bring a product into frame. The camera will focus on that and you have confidence. It's going to show what you have in your hand. And then you can take it out of frame and it will go back to your face and carry on talking or even stop recording and put it back into normal mode, whichever you feel more confident doing. 8. Customizing Menu and Buttons: I'd now like to show you how you can customize your Sony's EVE ten, such as the menu system, the function menu, and also some of these custom patterns. So you can really tailor the camera to suit your workflow a little bit better. Now the first thing you can do is heading to the menu. And if you scroll over to the final category here or click the function button to say skip over. You can create your own custom menu system. So if you find all of this a little bit overwhelming and you can't find things very quickly. You can add your favorite most few settings within here. So for example, something that I often find really difficult to find is the Format button. You have to go to the setup category, scroll all the way over here, and then you can find me, find your format for formatting and wiping your SD card. So you can actually create your own custom menu with your most used parameters and settings to really speed up your workflow in the way you do that is just to simply go add an item. And as I was saying, I wanted to add the former features. So we're just going to scroll through all these different settings here. You can explore all of the different individual premises that you can control pretty much you can add everything, I believe, to your actual custom menu. And there we go with finally found format in menu setup for. So we're going to add this item to my menu just by clicking the Select button. And that's successfully being added. And I can go ahead and add some other parameters that I use quite frequently, such as maybe that's the, the, the video mode like whether I'm filming in for K or 10 ADP. So we'll go ahead and find that. So here we go, we want to add file format for video so I can change between four K and 10 ADP. And we also want record settings as well so I can change my frame rate. Now you'll notice here we've got this options now place this item within the menu so we could place it above former, or we could place it in between former and file format, or we could place it below. I'm gonna go ahead and place it below to my menu. So I've now gone ahead and create my custom menu. You can add even more parameters if you wish. And now when I scroll up the left, this is my own custom menu with the premises that I use the most. So I've got format, I've got my file just to confuse things where I could choose between four K and HD. And then I also have my frame rate record settings, as we discussed earlier within this video. And then I also have this zoom option for changing whether I have digital zoom or clear image zoom, optical zoom, something we'll talk about later on in the video. And being able to customize your own menu like this does let you speed up your workflow quite considerably because you now just have the settings that you need to focus on without any of the rubbish that you never probably use. The next layer of customization are these custom buttons on the CVE 10. So if we scroll over to the menu too for the, for the movie parameters, and scroll over to the right until we get to Menu number 8. Inside of here, we've got our custom keys. You have custom keys, have photography mode, custom keys for video mode, and custom keys for the media player mode when you click this button here. Now if we go into the custom key mode up here, you will see that we have the sort of global parameters that are the default ones out the box. Custom button one does our product showcase on and off. But in the material just a center button, It's not doing anything at the moment. But the button to the left does the drive mode when in photography mode, as we discussed, the single shooting or burst shooting. That button for does the ISO, as we demonstrated in the first video. And we also have exposure compensation along with background defocus, which is that button at the top. And movie shooting, which is obviously record and stop on our camera. And we can actually customize these to whatever we like. Now certain people won't be using all of the features that are premature to these buttons. For example, I never used the background defocus this mapped to control button one on the top of the camera. I have no use for this feature when it comes to making my videos. So I could go into here and completely change what this does. I could scroll through and find a setting that's actually useful for my particular use case. And this may be different for you. This may be your favorite feature, but you maybe don't use the product feature down here so you could change The Product Showcase feature to do something else. So for example, we can maybe say right, Let's make this button turn steady shot on and off. So now instead of diving into the function menu and scrolling all the way over to steady shot and then turning it to active. I can now just simply click Control button want and take me straight to the steady shot parameters and I can change it to off Standard active depending what lens I have connected. Much easier, just a single press bandwidth there instead of going functions, scrolling around, scrolling around, and then finally, getting to it, diving in much quicker. And you can see how those buttons can revolutionize your workflow. Another thing you can customize further is the function menu itself. So if there's some menu parameters within here that you never use or have no use for, such as, let's say Product Showcase. We have no use for that in the function menu because we can just turn it on and off here with this button. We can actually change that within the menu to be something different. So we go to menu back to that same one that we were on earlier, menu to number 8 and go down to function menu set. And within here, you can determine what features are present for both photo mode and video mode. So go down to function menu for video mode, and we can change out that product set mode to be something else that so certainly different, like white balanced on enough soft skin effect, whatever it is, that's what you can do within that menu. 9. Photography Settings: Now let's move on to the photography capabilities of the Sony's EVE 10. Even if you bought this camera just to create and film videos with it, the photographs are so good for creating custom thumbnails or even incredible Instagram photo posts, There's definitely worth knowing how to use them. So we want to switch out a video mode. So let's click our mode button at the top and go into photography mode. Now, let's go into the menu and start tweaking some of these settings. So we're going to go over to menu one. And this is where most of the photography features can be found. Now the first thing you want to do is you want to make sure you set your file format to be RAW. And JPEG, by default, your camera will just capture JPEG images, which is fine if you just want to take a picture and then upload it straight away and do a little bit of editing within Instagram. But if you use programs like Lightroom or Affinity Photo and you want to take your time when editing he photographs, you go into ones who have the raw image because it's good to have so much more information in data. So you can really push the image in different directions. So by having this set to RAW and JPEG, you get the best of both worlds. You get high-quality raw images for hardcore editing. And then you also get a jpegs, a much smaller file sizes that are easy to upload onto your website on to Instagram, or just use straight out of camera with very minimal editing. Or you can be hardcore and just go roll everything and just edit all of the photographs. I like to have both because sometimes I don't have time to edit a raw image or mess about with that in the jpegs. Okay, the next thing we want to do is you want to tweak the JPEG quality. Now if you click this little delete burned, this is a pro tip as well. It will actually describe what the setting is. So if at any point you're confused when you're setting up your camera, you can just click this Delete button and it will basically tell you what this parameter is doing. So the J bank call it, you will set the image quality of the JPEG pretty self-explanatory. However, when you dive into this menu, you may wonder what these different options mean. What's the standard name, what this fine mean, and what is extra fine? So once again, you can click the little Delete button and it will tell you that it standard quality Elijah image to be stored on your memory card or whatever. And then extra fine basically means record a higher quality to that most, minimal amount of compression. So again, if you want the best quality jpegs, you want to set this to equi-affine by default, I think it sets a standard, captures a decent JPEG find Stack, obviously captures it slightly better JPA and extra fine minimizes the amount of compression on there. So basically, you can edit the image a little bit easier and he's got more information within them just below the JPEG quality, we've got JPEG image size and also aspect ratio. Now, aspect ratio, basically that you change the format of the image. You got three by 24 by three, 16 by 9, which is sort of your standard computer monitor aspect ratio. One-to-one is a square, which is perfect for Instagram, or at least Instagram back in 2015. And then I think 44 by 3s and a format that works on Instagram as well. I think that's vertical 24 for doing them types of posts. I'm just gonna leave it at 33 by two for now, it's perfectly fine. But above this, we've got the JPEG image size. Now this is how large the file will be. So you've got small, you got medium, and then you've got large, which captures 24 M. So I have this set to large ones again because I want my images to be as high-quality as possible. So if I choose to edit the JPEG and do some quick saturation in contrast to it, it's not going to crumble it and know just be completely pointless. But if you want to preserve space on your SD card, obviously you can set this to a lower value. It's completely up to you. Now scrolling over too many three, this is where we can change the shooting mode. Now by default will be set to intelligent auto, which I do not like at all because it basically means when you're taking your photographs, you have no control over the image. So if we, for example, X out of this menu system and now take some pitches with intelligent auto, I have no control of my camera. I can't change the ISO. I can't change the shutter speed. All I could do is just take a picture and the camera will make up all of the settings from that point. And you may as well just use your iPhone if, if that's what you want from your photography, there's no point in having a dedicated camera if you're just going to have it set to intelligent auto because the results are that great and probably your iPhone will have better results in this mode. So instead, you want to go into my preferred mode, which is a manual exposure once again, so this is basically manual mode. Then inside of here you have control of your shutter speed. You've got control over your ISO, all of the things that you need in order to control the image that you want to capture. Diving back into the menu below our shoot mode, we have our drive mode. And these are some very interesting settings here that a very useful. You've got single shooting, you've got continuous high, and you also have self timer mode. So basic gives you ten seconds. You click Capture pitcher and I'll give you 10 seconds to pose or whatever for your some nano or your Instagram picture. And then you also have self timer continuous, which will give you 10 seconds. And then the camera will take three consecutive images or go image one image to image three to give you a few different options, then there's loads of them. The option C, the sort of tie into with a load of advanced stuff. These are the key ones that you want to be aware of. Now you can actually change these drive modes within the function menus. If you exit out and click function on the home screen, you will see here we should take away in the top-left corner, you can change your Drive Mode much quicker than going into those menus. So you've got a single shot, which will take one shot. Then if we change this out, we can take continuous shot. So if we take this to high continuous, it will take multiple shots. And if we dive back in and change this to Timer, this will give us ten seconds. So basically we click our capture, it will start counting down. And now I can wait for the camera or impose. For ages, it's in seconds. There we go. And then that will capture it out. What image? And there you go, it's captured our image. It looks pretty bad because all of the camera settings are incorrect. They never check them, but it captured in focus, which is a pretty good. Now if you are a photography enthusiasts and you enjoy taking photos with this camera, you'll be pleased to know there's a lot of advanced features that let you grow into them, such as the focus frame colors are very useful one, this lets you change the focus box from white to red. So if you're maybe taking images on, on a skylight, there's loads of clouds and you can't really see your focus box. You can switch it out to be red so it stands out more apparent on that white background. Another useful feature in many one-page 10 is the focus Magnifier. Now you're going to want to increase the time on the focus magnified because by default it's ridiculous. The slow. I'll just set it to no limit for this example. But with focused magnifier, if you turn this on, basically if you're using a manual lens and you need to check the focus on something. You can just basically line it up, click Okay, and this will let you zoom in incredibly close so you can fine tune your settings and make sure you've got your focus right. And then bam, you can go ahead and take your image because you know you've narrowed your focus. This is a super useful feature if you're maybe doing product photography and you've got a lot of text on a product and you need to zoom in to ensure that that text is razor sharp. Magnifier is definitely worth looking at. 10. ClearImage Zoom: One of my favorite features of Sony cameras is called clear image do. Now obviously, when you have a camera lens, you can manually zoom in and out as long as it's not a prime lens with a fixed focal length, but sometimes zoomed fully in. You just don't have enough zoom from your lens. And traditionally this would result in you having to buy another lens to get the actual Zoom onto the subject of product you are trying to focus on. Well, with Sony cameras, if you dive into the menu system, the something called clear image zoom. So if we head into the menus, go to menu to scroll over to the right. You can see this is option here called zoom range. And you can set it to be optical zoom on the clear image zoom or digital zoom. Now with digital zoom, you actually lose image quality when you use digital zoom. So whenever you zoom in a picture or a video on your iPhone, that choosing something called digital zoom. And that is basically just zooming into the already captured image so it becomes pixelated and not desirable to look at. Now because he's Sony cameras are very clever and they have a six case sensor that's down scaling to four K video files. And for k images, that means we have extra resolution that we can use within the sensor before we actually start to lose quality. And that's what's clear image zoom is, it's basically like digital zoom, but it's using the extra headroom the center has got. We don't lose any overall quality. So it's clear image zoom. We can now head back into our camera settings. And if I just zoom out of this lens and I use this focal Zoom rocket here, it will zoom in for me automatically. You can see it's going incredibly slow, but it is zooming in and zooming out. Now on the CVE 10, you have a maximum zoom of 1.5, which is pretty strange because the other Sony cameras with the exact same sensor in it, the 864 100 has a times to clear image Zoom, which I have no idea why it's different, but it is something you don't get on the other Sony cameras is the Zoom Rocker to control the clear image. Zoom while you sort of filming. So you can be filming a video and you can control the zooming. You can also control the Zoom Out, which is something you can't do on the other Sony cameras because they don't have the Zoom rocket. Now at the moment there is a zoom in and zoom out is, is incredibly slow. It's actually painful to watch. I'm surprised you're still watching this video, but we can actually speed this up or for some reason slow it down even further if you wanted to. So if we dive back into the menu below the zoom range, there is the zoom level of speed, and inside of here there are two different parameters. There's the standby stream speed and the recording Zoom speeds. So basically two different speeds for whether you're recording or whether you're not recording. Which means you could maybe set that shot up a little bit quicker when in standby mode. Now by default, these are set to three, which is just crazy slow, and we can maybe crank it up to something like seven or eight. Let's try sending it to seven for the standby speed and for the record speed, we'll leave it at three so I can show you the difference between the two. So if we go back to our camera mode now and just go back into the menu and I'll crank the ISO up so you can see a little bit clearer what we're zooming out here now are in standby mode. It's zooming in way quick look at how quickly zooming in. They'll back and forth incredibly fast. If I click Record, it will go back to the slow speed of three, which we had previously. Then we go back to standby mode. And we have the super fast zoom in and zoom out of number 7. And obviously I want them both to be pretty quick. So we'll go back to our menu and we will change our zoom level speed for the record mode to be seven as well. And looks at that, maybe it'd be eight within the actual standby mode. So now we've got super-fast Zoom speed on both of the modes. We can zoom in really quick while filming, zoom out while filming. And it's just a really useful feature to have right now we're set to 20 millimeter on this lens, which is its maximum focal length. And if I just zoom in with the clear image, zoom just gives you that extra bit of zoom on the product that you're trying to capture without needing to go and change the lens or by another lens for like 400 pounds or whatever. Really cool feature on Sony cameras that I use all the time whenever I make a video or uses multiple times while capturing B-roll. 11. More Skillshare Classes Coming!: I do hope that you enjoyed this class on the Sony is u0 v0 10, and you have a greater understanding of how to use this camera if you want to learn more about creating and editing awesome videos and even growing your own YouTube channel. Check out some of my other classes available here on Skillshare that you can stream over on my profile and also make sure you're following me here on Skillshare so you get notified straight away if my latest courses, as soon as I release them, but as always, I-beam them. Nolan's thank you so much for watching and I will see you in the next wall.