canon t1i video manual exposure

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You won’t get the quality of a professional video camera, but you will have a fun way to record memories without requiring a video editor. As soon as you select Movie mode, you can preview your shot on the monitor. You also see various bits of recording data on the screen; remember, you can press the DISP button to cycle through the different data display modes if you want more or less screen clutter. The setting you choose determines the frame size and aspect ratio of the movie: 1920 x 1080, known as Full High-Definition; 1280 x 720, which qualifies as plain ol’ High Def; and 640 x 480, which gives you standard definition. The two higher-quality settings produce movies that have a 16:0 aspect ratio, which is found on many new TV sets and computer monitors. The 640 x 480 setting delivers a 4:3 format, which fits old monitors and standard TVs. The Quality setting also determines the frame rate: 20 frames per second (fps) for Full High-Definition, and the more typical and slightly less choppy 30 fps for the other two. At the highest setting, you can fit about 12 minutes of movie on a 4GB memory card; drop the setting to 640 x 480, and you can double the length of the movie. No matter what Quality setting is selected, the maximum size for all movie files is 4GB. Through the Movie menu, shown here, you can alter five settings in addition to movie quality (Movie Rec. Size): grid display, metering timer, AF mode, sound recording, and remote control. Choose Grid 1 for a loosely spaced grid; choose Grid 2 for a more tightly spaced grid. For no grid, leave the option set to the default, Off. If you are using manual focus (which is recommended), set the lens switch to MF and twist the focusing ring on the lens to bring your subject into focus. You don’t really have much control over exposure during movie recording; the camera automatically sets all exposure options for you.


However, you can tell the camera that you think that it’s over- or underexposing your movie and request that your next recording be a little darker or lighter. Rotate the dial to move the bar under the meter to the right for a brighter picture; move the indicator left for a darker picture. Release the Exposure Compensation button when you finish. Your movie is ready to preview, download, and distribute to your adoring fans. Bring your answer sheet with you to the test, which should take approximately 30 - 45 minutes. We appreciate your help in caring for this item to insure its long-term use at Evergreen.Submerge this camera in water Leave this camera near a strong magnetic field. Leave this camera in excessive heat, such as a car Store this camera in excessive heat or cold Use a blow dryer to blow dust from the camera Store this camera in a location where there may be corrosive chemicals Use excessive physical force Please be gentle with this camera; it looks hardy, but it's delicate!The battery will slide into place and lock in. Close the battery door. The battery will only fit in one way, so if it does not seem to be working, the battery is not oriented correctly.To conserve battery life, the Rebel will go into a sleep mode after a period of disuse. To wake the camera, press the shutter button down halfway. If you know you will not be using the camera, it is best to fully turn the camera off.Media Loan has several different zoom and prime lenses that can be checked out alongside a Canon Rebel. Prime lenses (fixed focal length) are recommended for faster apertures and picture quality, while zoom lenses are recommended for changing shooting settings, or long telephoto applications.On the Canon Rebel, there is a half-circle shaped button on the right side of the lens mount (viewed from the front of the camera). To remove the lens, press this button, and turn the lens approximately 90 degrees clockwise. To attach a new lens, find the guide mark on the lens body.

If it is an EF lens, the guide mark will be a red circle. If the lens is EF-S, the guide mark will be a white square. Line up the guide mark with the matching mark on the Canon rebel body, set the lens into the mount, and turn it approximately 90 degrees counter clockwise until it locks into place.Regardless of the settings on the camera body, if the switch on the lens is set to MF (Manual Focus), the camera will not perform AF (Auto Focus) functions. This can be useful for shooting fast-moving hand-held shots, shots in low-light environments, etc. Because the IS is optical, it will not deteriorate the quality of the image as digital image stabilization does. However, using the IS feature on a lens will drain the battery much faster. Due to power consumption concerns, we recommend that the IS be turned off when shooting from a tripod, or at high enough shutter speeds that hand movement will not be a concern.A-DEP must be used with AF turned on, as the camera will use the AF sensor array to search through the frame for the distance of all subjects, then determine aperture and shutter values to create a depth of field that will keep all subjects in focus. A-DEP is not recommended for moving subjects, portraits, or shots where foreground and background de-focus is desired. The only controllable exposure settings in A-DEP mode are ISO and Exposure compensation.All exposure settings and picture styles must be changed by the user. This allows for the most creative control over the camera, but also demands an understanding of the camera's features, and basic principals of photography. In manual mode, the shutter speed is controlled by the dial next to the shutter release button. Aperture is controlled by the same dial while the AV button on the back of the camera is pressed. ISO can be set by pressing the button on the top of the camera between the Mode Dial and the Shutter Speed Dial. While in M, you can choose Auto ISO.

While in Av mode, the dial next to the shutter button will control the aperture. ISO is controlled the same way as in M mode, and shutter speed is determined by the camera. Av mode is designed to let the user control depth of field in a shot (to customize deep of shallow focus), but may not be good for high speed subjects, as the camera may use a slow shutter speed to acquire correct exposure.In Tv mode, the shutter speed is controlled with the dial next to the shutter button. In this mode, the user determines shutter speed, and the camera will automatically determine an aperture value for correct exposure. ISO is controlled in the same manner as in M mode. Tv mode is designed for applications such as sports photography, where depth of field is not particularly important, but fast shutter speeds to minimize motion blur are desired.Users may still set the ISO as in M mode. This mode is good for shooting in rapidly changing environments, or learning how the combination of shutter and aperture change both exposure and visual elements within the picture.In CA mode, the user may turn the flash on or off, change exposure compensation, choose picture styles, and change the drive mode of the camera. All other values are locked to camera-control.User cannot override any options on the camera, including exposure, picture style, or drive mode. Auto mode is not recommended for any shooting situation.They mimic the manual control modes without giving the user any actual manual control of the camera. Flash Off mode runs like full auto, but locks out the flash. Portrait mode uses a wide aperture to defocus the background and emphasize the subject. Landscape mode uses a small aperture to create deep focus from the foreground to the background. Macro mode attempts to optimize exposure and shutter drive for close-up photography (NOTE: the close-focus distance of the rebel is determined by the lens, and will not change regardless of what mode the camera body is set to.

To take photos with small subjects near the camera, check out a macro-specialized lens from Media Loan). Sports mode will use the fastest shutter speed possible to minimize motion blur in pictures. Night Portrait mode will fire the flash to get a clear photo of the foreground subject, and use a long shutter speed to capture the background. Although each of these modes has specific applications, manual camera modes will offer more control in any situation.In the T1i, video can only go up to 1280x720, and exposure is limited to camera-controlled. The T2i has more advanced video features, and can record in 1920x1080, with full manual control over exposure settings.The T2i can use SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards. Most Media Loan Rebels will come with a 16 gigabyte card already in the camera.The card will pop out far enough to grab the back. Remove the card. To insert a new card, make sure it is oriented correctly, and insert the new memory card until it stops.It is suited for most shooting situations, including some moderate back-lighting of a subject. Spot metering is the most accurate, but only accounts for a small part of the picture, so several meter readings may be necessary to evaluate the lighting of a scene. The camera will take pictures as fast as the shutter mechanism and the data buffer will allow.' This will open up the mirror and the shutter in the camera body and display a live image from the camera's sensor on the screen. To turn live view on or off, press the button on the camera next to the eyepiece with the circular red Record logo and a small logo of the camera back.All video is shot in Live View mode. While the camera is in Live View, DO NOT point the camera at the sun, as the sensor is exposed and will be damaged. Note that the appearance of the image on the screen in live view mode does not reflect the brightness of the actual picture. Always use the meter or histogram, as the brightness of the LCD cannot be trusted.

To use the quick control feature, press the Quick Control button and then use the arrow keys to select the setting you wish to change. For shutter speed and aperture value settings, the dial will change the value of the selection. For all other options, press Set to enter the sub-menu and choose the desired setting. The T1i does not have a quick control button, but this feature is always-on.Perform this procedure under the actual light source to be used. When the camera is in video or live view mode, the Display button will cycle through different options for viewing exposure information on the screen.In most cases, the best option is to shoot at the highest resolution and quality possible, but space and processing limitations can make high-resolution images impractical.Due to this, Raw files are extremely large an versatile. Raw image files have far better dynamic range than JPEG image files. Settings such as ISO and White balance can be changed during post processing, because Raw image files do not bake info into the image.Canon Rebels apply a noise reduction process during the creation of JPEG images, which can make images look smoother in low-ISO situations, but can create a large amount of digital artifacts in high-ISO images. The T1i and T2i both have various resolution and quality settings for JPEG image capture.Image quality settings, picture style customization, memory management, screen brightness, and more are controlled from within the main menu. To navigate the menu system, use the horizontal arrow keys to move between tabs, and the vertical arrow keys to select options within the tabs. Use the Set button to choose the highlighted option. At any time you can return to the main menu by pressing the Menu button again, or the home screen by halfway depressing the Shutter Release.The T1i has limited frame rates and exposure options, while the T2i provides complete exposure control and more robust frame rate options.

The mirror will open, and live view will automatically activate. To record or stop recording video, press the live view button. To choose resolution, enter the menu system, and look for the resolution setting option in the first tab.The mirror will open, and live view will automatically activate. To change the resolution and frame rate options, go to the first tab of the main menu (frame rates are listed next to the resolution). To switch between manual and automatic exposure controls, go to the Exposure option in the first tab of the main menu. While in manual exposure control, look at the bottom of the screen for light metering, shutter speed, f-stop and ISO. These options are controlled identically to Manual still photo mode. I would like to use my canon 6d le. Autofocus is becoming unreliable. Fails. I need advice! I have a Rebel t1i an love it. Up to now, I have basically just done l. Any advice on how well can our Canon EOS 500D (aka Rebel. The remote didn't. First you have to got to AV mode and choose whatever f value you want. Once you've done that you need to turn your lens. You have to hit the release button on the body near the lens and give it a turn. The turn can be very slight which I would suggest. You'll see on the back of the T1i that the f value shows 00. Now turn the dial to choose video mode. This will bring up Live View and you are ready to go. This lets you choose your f value and keeps the ISO set at 100 for better quality. You can still use exposure compensation. I just finished testing this outside under full sun. I'm working on finishing my video and I'll let you know when I have it up on Vimeo so you can see the results. Previously today I was videoing some stuff outside and it would automatically use f 16 which was not the look I was going for at all.What is keeping it from not falling off?You barley have to turn the lens at all (just enough to disconnect the connector plates).

It felt secure and since you have to use manual focusing with this trick (which I used on video all the time anyways) you've got a hand on the lens virtually the entire time.Also, what lens would you use?? I have the kit lens, the 50mm 1.8 and the 55-250mm. Is there a way to not have the live view on. Thanks so much. Very nice video by the way!It gave me the error.make sure your lens is on. I ignored that and went ahead an pushed the record button and the live view was up. I could change the exposure compensation which changed the ISO. I saw that when I pressed the shutter halfway down that it would give me the shutter speed and the aperture. The aperture though always stayed at 00. How can I change this. I can't get it to change.It will largely depend on your distance but I'm thinking 2.8 might be a great spot to start with. You need to set the f value in AV mode then when you get to video and LV the lens will still be set to the same f value. The camera will always read 00 because it doesn't know what the lens is at. The moving of the lens aka disconnecting essentially disengages the metal plates so the lens doesn't know to change it's f value. That's why the f value stays the same and why the camera has no idea what the f value is.I'm not actually trying to use the video, but I have a different problem for which I was hoping this would help. But this confuses live view and everything comes out dark, and I haven't yet found a way round that. Open to suggestions.You may want to go into the display settings and adjust the LCD settings. That's a responsibility we take seriously, one that deserves the best effort we're capable of.The Canon T1i's Creative zone includes the new setting for Creative Auto, plus Programmed exposure, Shutter priority, Aperture priority, full Manual control, and the Automatic Depth of Field mode.

Movie recording capacity varies based on the size of memory card you're using, but is in all cases limited to a maximum of 29 minutes and 59 seconds. (That's thanks to European tax regulations, but as it turns out, the 4GB limit on video file sizes will in practice restrict you to shorter movie clips anyway.) Focus is set to AI Focus mode, drive mode is set to Single, and metering is set to Evaluative. The camera controls ISO and Auto white balance as well. In a nice touch, the ISO that the Canon T1i has chosen is displayed on the rear-panel display, something you don't always see in auto-ISO modes. The Canon T1i's autofocus mode is automatically set to One Shot. Drive mode is set to Single Shot, and metering mode is set to Evaluative. Since slower shutter speeds will be used, a tripod is recommended to prevent movement from the camera. The Canon T1i's built-in flash is automatically enabled and synched with the slower shutter speed, so subjects will need to remain still for a few moments after the flash fires to avoid ghost-like after-images. ISO is automatically adjusted by the Canon T1i. (For night exposures without the flash, Canon recommends shooting in Landscape mode.) The autofocus mode is automatically set to AI Servo. Drive mode is set to Continuous Shooting, ISO is set to Auto (and biased towards higher settings, to give faster shutter speeds), and metering mode is set to Evaluative. The Canon T1i's onboard flash isn't available in this mode because it can't cycle fast enough to keep up with the continuous exposure mode. The autofocus mode is automatically adjusted to One Shot, the drive mode is set to Single Shot, and the metering mode is set to Evaluative. ISO is set to Auto. Close-up mode takes advantage of the current lens's minimum focal distance. However, an EOS dedicated macro lens and the Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX are recommended for better close-up photography.

Also, note that unlike the macro mode on most consumer digicams, Macro mode on the Canon T1i has no effect on lens focusing range, as that parameter is entirely determined by the lens being used. This mode is also good for night scenes without people in them. The Canon T1i's built-in flash is automatically disabled, even if it's already raised. Because this mode uses slower shutter speeds, a tripod may be needed in less-bright lighting conditions. Metering is again set to Evaluative and ISO to Auto. The Canon T1i's ISO is set to Auto, metering to Evaluative, and AF mode to One Shot. Drive mode is set to Continuous Shooting. In this mode, the camera makes all exposure decisions with the exception of image quality. Autofocus mode is set to AI Focus. (AI Focus evaluates subject movement, sets either one-shot AF or AI Servo AF automatically.) Drive mode is set to Single Shot, ISO is set to Auto, and the metering mode is set to Evaluative. The CA mode is something of a cross between the green zone and program mode. The camera won't let you select a combination of exposure parameters that doesn't work, but you retain all the flexibility of shutter- or aperture-priority exposure modes.). You have control over all other exposure variables, including exposure compensation. Again, you have control over all other exposure variables, including exposure compensation. The shutter speed range is extended to include a Bulb setting, allowing long exposures for as long as you hold the Canon T1i's Shutter button down. (The rear display reports the elapsed time in minutes and seconds as the exposure progresses.) A display in the viewfinder reports whether the Canon T1i thinks your settings will result in under, over, or correctly exposed photos. This mode puts the Canon T1i in control of both the shutter speed and aperture values, but you can adjust the other exposure variables. (Note that this mode cannot be used if the lens focus mode is set to manual.

) When shooting in Automatic Depth of Field AE, the Canon T1i sets both the lens aperture and focus distance to achieve a sharp focus over a wide depth of field. It uses the autofocus system to measure the distance to the subjects covered by each of the nine autofocus zones, and then attempts to set the focusing distance and lens aperture so as to render all subject areas in sharp focus. Playback mode lets you erase images, protect them, or set them up for printing on DPOF and PictBridge-compatible devices. You can also view images in an index display, enlarge images to 10x, view a slide show of all captured images, or rotate an image. The Canon T1i's DISP button activates an information display, which reports the exposure settings for the image; a second press graphs the exposure values on a small luminance histogram, and another press displays both the luminance and separate Red, Green, and Blue histograms. Since many readers may already be familiar with the XSi's menu system, we'll take a quick look at the primary differences. Despite the increased density, we found the menus of the Canon T1i to be wonderfully readable: The super-high resolution of its LCD makes even small menu text very crisp. The ordering of some items has also been changed. A speech bubble graphic now accompanies the Language menu item, making it easier to find if you accidentally change to a language that you cannot read. The normal ISO range extends to 3,200, with High ISO Expansion enabled, though, options of 6,400 and H are added, the H setting corresponding to an ISO level of 12,800.Dust shadows can then be automatically removed from the images when they're processed through Canon's software. Protected images can only be deleted by reformatting the memory card. Menu Options: Screen 2 Users can choose to play all folders, one folder, or just photos taken on a particular date. The Menu button stops playback.

Applied at all ISOs, but particularly effective at reducing chroma noise at higher ISOs, or shadow noise at lower ISOs. ISO range is 200-1600. Original Data Security Kit (OSK-E3) required to verify image is original is sold separately Canon. It means that with the Canon T1i 500D in your hands you can take landscapes, portraits, macro (close-up) and studio shots. Oh yeah — you can also capture video any time you want. Is the T1i 500D for beginners? Sort of. If you take photos from normal angles, then both the Canon 500D and the Pentax K-7 are great alternatives. Since I often use Aperture Priority (Av) mode to take pictures, I had to keep cranking the main mode dial back and forth from the Av setting to the movie setting. If you want to blow away relatives with some clips from your next vacation, this is definitely one way to do it. The images that you extract will be the same dimensions as the movie file (1920 x 1080) which is about 2 megapixels. Also, every other manufacturer has figured out how to tie autofocus to the shutter release in all modes, so I'm surprised Canon has not (or that they deliberately chose not to). Easier said than done, depending on your subject and the weather. You better have a pretty decent computer and enough free hard drive space to store them all. Even with a very fast Internet connection, uploading large 15 megapixel files takes a long time - I often would start an upload and would then go find something else to do for a couple of hours. But if you capture photos as JPG files, you can adjust both the image size (in terms of megapixels) and the level of compression applied to each photo (more compression results in smaller file sizes). Instead, consider these: If you already have a dedicated video camera, then consider the less expensive Canon Rebel XSi 450D instead. Who knows? With the money you save, you might be able to pick up an extra lens. Current Issue.

In some parts of the world, this camera uses the model number Canon 600D (or EOS Kiss X5 in Japan). All these versions of the camera are identical. This workhorse of a camera continues to be widely used. This means these cameras contain professional features for manually adjusting exposure, as well as automatic features which essentially turn this camera into a point-and-shoot. This tutorial will center generally on shooting photos, with a brief primer on its video features. But unlike most other SLR still cameras, the Canon Rebel T3i can also shoot video and has a live preview mode for displaying the image on the back LCD screen in real-time, similar to many consumer digital cameras. The battery is gray with a small notch on one end where the battery make contact with the device. It is important to insert the battery with the notch pointed inward, and facing toward the front of the camera. Notice that the life of the battery decreases at lower temperatures (this is true of most lithium-ion rechargeable batteries). Also battery life significantly decreases when using live view mode, movie mode or the built-in flash. In order to shoot movies, it is recommended to have a memory card of Class 4 or higher speed rating. Insert the card with card-face pointed toward the back of the camera as shown below. On the bottom right-hand corner of the screen, the camera will display the approximate number of images that can be stored on the camera based on the current quality settings. This number is an approximation and may change as you take pictures, as some pictures are larger file sizes than others. Next, use the cross keys to navigate among the different menu options. Press left and right keys to move between the different menu tabs, and press the set button to make a selection. The more advanced modes will display more options. The quality is defined by the amount of compression that is performed on the photo.

Lower quality photos that are highly compressed are smaller in size. This will allow you to store more photos on a memory card. Eight megapixels is generally considered more than enough for web photos (in fact it’s a bit large) but still allows flexibility to crop and adjust photos as needed. Or consult the other sections of this tutorial for doing manual settings. It’s important to make sure the autofocus switch is set to AF to enable autofocus. This is especially useful when zoomed in on subjects far away while hand-holding the camera. The image stabilizer is not useful in situations when the camera is on a tripod, or you are taking mostly wide-angle pictures in well-lit conditions. The image stabilizer will use additional battery power to operate, so turning this option off may help to increase the shooting time. This is the best position for stability and reducing the chances of dropping the camera. Holding the shutter button halfway down will activate the autofocus, charge the flash (if needed), set the exposure and prepare the camera for taking a picture. If you press the shutter button down all the way without holding it at the halfway point first, it may cause a slight delay before the camera will take a picture. The camera does all of the work for you. There are a number of different automatic features that allow for some flexibility to adjust the camera in a number of ways based on the subject matter you are going to photograph. It’s best to think of the green rectangle as the middle option; everything below the green rectangle is an form of automatic called basic zone, and everything above the green rectangle are more advanced features for experienced photographers called creative zone. The camera is essentially a point-and-shoot camera, with all the exposure settings done automatically for you. Simply put the camera into this mode, point the camera, and take a picture. The flash will automatically pop up if there is low light and the scene requires it.

This mode is useful for situations where a flash will be a distraction, or is not permitted. To compensate for the low lighting, the camera will increase the sensitivity of the sensor (ISO) and may result in grainer-looking photographs. It allows you to adjust the depth of field, control whether the flash fires, and set the drive mode (continuous shooting when you hold the shutter button down.) Once in this mode, the settings can be adjusted by pressing the “Q” button on the back of the camera, and navigating to the different options. This mode will automatically set the aperture to its widest possible setting so the depth of field is shallow (thus causing background to be blurry). The amount of blur will largely depend on the type of lens being used, and sometimes will depend on how close you’re zoomed on the subject. Most zoom lenses will reduce the aperture when zoomed at its fullest setting, thus preventing blurry backgrounds. Instead of blurring the backgrounds, landscape mode will try to get as much in focus as possible. This setting is ideal for taking pictures of scenes or wide shots of large areas where everything should be in focus. In this mode, the flash will not pop up and fire because the camera assumes that the subject matter is too far away for a flash to be effective.This mode with automatically set the aperture to its narrowest possible setting so the depth of field is wide (thus causing everything to be in focus as much as possible) This mode will adjust various attributes of the camera to prepare it for brining out the detail in close-up pictures. It also tones down the flash so it doesn’t blow out the subject matter, as what typically happens in situations when the camera is too close to the subjects. Note that all lenses have a minimum focusing distance. This is the minimum distance the lens can physically be to the subject before the lens can no longer show the subject in focus. For some zoom lenses, this can be a long distance.