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Top 7 Settings to Change on the Sony a6400

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The Sony a6400 is here and ready for some testing but first I have some settings I need to change to make the camera more fluid to use. Over the years I have found on just about every camera I use, there are settings I want to customize. That is why there are there, to customize. Each of us has a different workflow when taking photos and like our cameras to respond a certain way. Though each camera brings new features, it is best to find what works well for you and set your camera up accordingly. I produce videos like these to help you learn more about your camera and it’s functionality. In this video, I share my Top 7 Settings I Changed on my Sony a6400. Enjoy! Check out the Sony a6400: https://jer.fyi/a6400Pelican SD Card Case: https://jer.fyi/sdcardcaseMy favorite SD Cards: https://jer.fyi/64gbprosdcardMy favorite compact portrait lens: https://jer.fyi/sony55mmMy favorite compact wide lens: https://jer.fyi/sony35mm Product links direct to Amazon.Com or BHPhotovideo.com Learn how to Ditch Auto and take better photos with our free Ditch Auto course: https://jerad.courses/p/ditch-auto-start-shooting-in-manual Let’s Get Started! Hey, what’s up? It’s Jerad with Ditch Auto, and I’m here with the Sony a6400. I’m gonna talk to you today about the top settings that I change first in this camera. Now, this is a popular video series that I do whenever I get a new camera. There are some settings that I like to customize. There are some things that I found that make these cameras a little bit easier to use. What’s funny is …

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Top 5 Photo Settings to Change on the GoPro Hero 5 Black

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Taking great photos on your GoPro Hero 5 Black means knowing your camera settings. Here are the top 5 settings to change in your GoPro Hero 5 Black to get the best photos. Switch from Video Mode to Photo Mode Set your field of view to WideIt appears as though this camera was engineered around being set in wide mode. The other FOV options seem to go through an internal conversion processs within the GoPro Camera and the picture just isn’t as good as what’s produced in Wide Mode. Enable ProtuneThis will give you additional control over specific settings on your GoPro. While GoPro does a decent job with producing a nice image using their built-in presets, having more control over your image by enabling Protune will give you a cleaner image for when you’re editing your photos later. Set your color to FLATHaving your color set to GoPro will make your photos extra “Contrasty” which will technically have less color information and details to work with in editing software. Only utilize the GoPro color setting if you intend to upload without any editing. Set Sharpness to LowThe internal settings do a good job, but again, you’ll want the ability to adjust that later with a nice clean image that hasn’t been affected by the Presets. Decrease the ISO MAX from 1600 to 800When you have an ISO of 1600, you will start to see a lot of grain in your photo. It is a lot easier to increase the exposure of a clean photo at a …

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How To Enable Back Button Focus On Nikon D7200

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Nailing focus every time can be challenging. Every time you press down the shutter button, your camera activates auto focus. This can be problematic if you are ready to shoot, but are just waiting for the right moment. Switching auto focus to back button auto focus on your Nikon D7200 will assure you get auto focus when you want it. In this video, I show you how to turn on back button auto focus on your Nikon D7200. Go to Custom Settings Menu and select ControlsSelect Assign AE-L/AF-L buttonSelect Press and Enable AF-OnNow, when you hold down the AE-L AF-L button you will enable auto focus. But we’re not finished, because the Shutter Button still needs to be disabled from Pre-Focusing. Within the Custom Settings Menu go up to the Auto Focus optionSelect AF ActivationChoose AF-ON only Now, half pressing down the shutter button will not auto focus and instead the back button (AE-L AF-L button) will perform this function. Having this option enabled means that you will now be in control of when your camera will auto focus. If you want to manual focus, simply let off the back button. If you want continuous auto-focus, simply hold down the back button and your camera will continuously auto focus as you are shooting. You will never miss focus by fumbling around with the shutter button’s pre focus feature. Get the Nikon D7200 Body Only on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2iQSFUP Get the Nikon D7200 Kit on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2iMFqSN Learn how to Ditch Auto and take better photos with our free Ditch …

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How to shoot video on the Canon 5D MKIV

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Learn how to shoot video on the Canon 5D MKIV. The Canon 5D MKIV shoots amazing photos and video. This article will teach you how to set up your camera for video so you can start shooting video on your 5D MKIV. Video Settings Switch the rocker over to Video Mode. This will lock up the mirror within the camera making it so you can no longer look through the viewfinder, instead you will use the lcd screen to monitor your shoot. To navigate through the menus, you can use either the touch screen or various toggle switches and wheels. Within the Settings Menu go to the fourth menu page and select Movie rec quality. You have two different formats to choose between. MOV will give you more recording format options than MP4. If you want to record 4K video, keep in mind that you will need either an extremely fast SD Card or CF Card with a lot of storage. The 4K video files that are created by this camera have a huge file size and require a fast write speed. Suggested cards are linked below.For most scenarios, I recommend 1920×1080 at 59.94 FPS to shoot video with the 5D MKIV. High Frame Rate This mode is useful for capturing slow motion or intense action at up to 120 FPS, but there are some serious drawbacks to using this mode. Not only will you lose the audio recording capabilities, but you will also reduce the resolution to a maximum of 1280×720 which is lowest possible resolution …

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Top 5 Settings to Change on the Canon 80D

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The Canon 80D is a fantastic camera, but it does not come set up optimized to produce the best photo, so I make some changes to the camera settings. Here are my top 5 settings to change in the Canon 80D. Whenever you get a new camera, or there is a time change, or you are in a different time zone, make sure you set the time and date. This might not seem like a big deal, but it will save you a lot of time and frustration later. Image sharing websites and photo software use the time stamps to organize your photos. If these settings are wrong, you will have a head ache trying to organize the mess it creates. Image Quality Set the Image quality to save both Raw and JPEG if you are editing your photos later while also needing to quickly share your photos during the shoot. However, there are situations where it makes sense to only save the RAW image. Because writing the second file to the SD Card takes extra buffer time and space, there might be occasions where you need to take photos more rapidly. Saving only the RAW image might give you an extra boost in the time between writing your current photo and the camera’s readiness to take the next. Go to the Photo Shooting Menu, scroll to Image quality and select Raw + JPEG or simply RAW depending on your situation. Medium RAW is okay and is the minimum RAW setting I would ever suggest. If your SD …

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DJI Phantom 4 Pro Top Five Video Settings to Change

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If you want to shoot the best quality video possible with the DJI Phantom 4 Pro, there are some settings you should change. The Phantom 4 Pro has a great camera for it’s size and cost, but it needs some help with settings to assure you get consistently great video from it. Here are the Top 5 Video Settings to Change on your DJI Phantom 4 Pro: