Critical questions to ask before you even pick up your camera.
Next Lesson: Progressive & Interlaced
Learn the two different methods of how video frames are created, and how to determine the right setting for your project.
Next Lesson: Frame Rates
Learn what a frame rate is, and how different settings affect the look and feel of your video.
Next Lesson: Resolution
How much does resolution affect your final video? Learn the basics from SD to 4K, including how it's measured and commonly used terminology.
Next Lesson: File Format
When your camera has multiple shooting options like mp4 or AVCHD, which one do you choose? We cover many common format options, and give you the tools you need to make the right choices.
Next Lesson: Exposure Explained
Exposure is one of the fundamentals of shooting great video. Learn about the exposure triangle, and other factors you can control to get the right look for your next project.
Next Lesson: Aperture
Aperture is one of the most important exposure elements you can manipulate. Find out what it is, what it does, and how to control it.
Next Lesson: Shutter Speed & Angle
Shutter speed and angle are versatile tools that are often misunderstood by shooters. Learn how they affect motion blur and exposure in your shots, and what settings to use for artistic effects.
Next Lesson: Gain & ISO
Gain or ISO are integral parts of the exposure triangle. Learn what they do, and how they affect your video.
Next Lesson: Neutral Density Filters
Understanding what a neutral density filter does, and how it can expand your aperture options is an important concept for every shooter. Learn to get more control over your depth-of-field by using this effective tool.
Next Lesson: Exposure Assist Controls
Relying on your LCD or viewfinder to judge exposure can be a recipe for disaster. Learn to judge your exposure the right way using tools you can rely on for consistent results.
Next Lesson: Getting Proper Exposure
Get the best image quality by following the right order of operations to reduce or increase your exposure. Learn step by step instructions for correcting overexposure and underexposure.
Next Lesson: Autofocus vs. Manual Focus
Discover the pros and cons of auto and manual focus
Next Lesson: Setting Focus
Learn to get sharp images every time you pick up the camera by using proper focusing techniques.
Next Lesson: Depth-of-field Explained
Whether you want your subject sharp, and your background blurry, or everything to be in focus, depth-of-field is a powerful tool for a shooter. Learn what it is, and the factors that affect it.
Next Lesson: Controlling Depth of Field
Once you understand the power of depth of field, the next step is learning to control it. Find out how use different methods to get the look you want.
Next Lesson: White Balance Explained
Ever wonder why your footage comes out looking blue? White balance is an important concept that directly affects every frame of video you shoot.
Next Lesson: Setting White Balance
Setting your white balance properly will result in footage that looks natural. Learn the right way to white balance, no matter what camera your shooting with.
Next Lesson: Setting Assignable Controls
If you've got a camera with assignable rings and dials, you want to assign them to give you the most efficient shooting controls. Learn which controls are most important, and why.
Camera Settings & Controls: Conclusion
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