How To: Shoot HD video on a Canon EOS 7D DSLR camera

Eager to make a foray into the world of high-quality HD video with a Canon EOS 7D or Rebel T2i DSLR camera but don't know one end of the kit lens from the other? Never fear: This nine-part video tutorial offers a number of useful pointers for would-be shooters, discussing everything from basic camera handling and lens selection to exposure and white balancing options. For more information, and to get started shooting cinematic, high-definition digital video on your own Canon 7D or T2i (550D),...

How To: Solve the blinking "FEE" error message on a Nikon DSLR

In this video, it is demonstrated how to get rid of a "FEE" error message on a Nikon DSLR camera. The solution is fairly simple and quick to do. First you will want to turn your camera on to where you see the "FEE" error message on the LCD screen. Next, you will set the camera's aperture ring to the highest number available. After this, the last step is to lock the aperture ring by using the switch. After doing this step, your camera should return back to normal working order and the "FEE" er...

How To: Use zoom and telephoto lenses on a Canon DSLR camera

Need a primer on how to use zoom lenses with your Canon DSLR camera (a 7D, 5D, or Rebel T2i, for example)? This brief video tutorial from the folks at Butterscotch will teach you everything you need to know. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get started using zoom and telephoto lenses on your own Canon digital camera, take a look.

How To: Use a digital camera as a webcam for Skype

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to use a digital camera as a webcam on Skype. Users will need the AV cable and a USB capture device. Begin by connecting the AV cable to the USB capture device. Plug the cable to your computer and your digital camera. Users will need to download and install the Debut Video Recording software. Open the program and click on Device. Users may have to go to Options and configure the settings. On Skype, right-click the person you want to call and select Sh...

How To: Set a custom white balance on the Canon 5D Mark II

Most DSLR's like the Canon 5D Mark II come with pre-programmed white balance settings: daylight, cloudy, tungsten, fluorescent. But what do you do when you're in a mixed lighting situation and you want to balance between exterior daylight and interior tungsten light? If you set it to daylight, your tungsten light will be too orange. If you set it to tungsten, your exterior light will be too blue. The solution: set a custom white balance to balance the disparate lighting situations.

How To: Disable automatic gain control on a Canon T2i/550D 7D

AGC ruining your takes? This Canon EOS DSLR user's guide offers a trick for disabling it entirely. It's simpler than you might think. So simple, in fact, that this clip can present a complete overview of the process in just over 5 minutes' time. For more information, and to get started disabling auto gain control on your own Canon t2i/550D or 7D camera, take a look.

How To: Operate the Nikon D3 digital camera

Watch this instructional video brought to you by Nikon's Digitutor to learn how to operate the Nikon D3. This Nikon D3 video tutorial demonstrates how to use the highlighting features, the taking pictures in mode P, the playback and deletion, the ISO sensitivity, the auto ISO sensitivity control, choosing ISO sensitivity, continuous high speed release mode, AF-area focus mode, choosing a focus point, taking pictures in live view, live view set up, live view hand held, live view tripod, active...

How To: Use the mode dial on a Canon EOS DSLR camera

In this clip, you'll learn how to use the mode dial to switch between the various shooting modes available on your Canon EOS DSLR. This brief video tutorial from the folks at Butterscotch will teach you everything you need to know. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get started using the mode dial on your own digital SLR camera, take a look.

How To: Operate Kodak's EasyShare Z1012 IS Zoom digital camera

This interactive Kodak digital camera tutorial takes you through every step necessary to fully familiarize yourself with the Kodak EasyShare Z1012 IS Zoom digital camera. If you just purchased a Kodak EasyShare Z1012 IS Zoom digital camera, take this instructional tour and learn how to set camera date & time, review pictures & videos, delete pictures & videos, protect pictures & videos, share pictures & videos, set picture quality, and set camera modes. Soon you will be an expert at operating...

How To: Clean a camera lens with cellulose tape (Scotch or Sellotape)

A camera's lens can be plagued with dust particles over time, and without a proper cleaning, your photographs will need a digital manicure before they'll please the eye. If you don't want to turn to Photoshop, then a little lens maintenance will do your photos good. Cleaning a camera lens is as easy as using a a few strips of Scotch or Sellotape, which are cellulose-based, translucent tapes.

How To: Take basic photos in daylight

While achieve beautiful images shooting with ample amounts of natural daylight can be done with little work, if you're willing to invest a just a small amount of additional effort, you can achieve shots to rival those of any professional photographer. This free video photography lesson, which discusses concepts like exposure balancing, will walk you through how to take beautiful daytime shots.

How To: Transmit files wirelessly on the Canon EOS 7D

You can easily share and transport your photo and videos on the Canon EOS 7D by using the wireless file transmission option. See exactly how sharing and downloading your files to computers and other devices works in this video. When the digital SLR camera is combined with the WFT-E5A Wireless File Transmitter, transmitting is easy.

How To: Clean the camera contacts on a DSLR

When the camera has trouble auto focusing the first step to take is to clean the contacts on the lens. If it continues then the contacts on the camera may need cleaning. When you clean the contacts in the camera you have to be extremely careful because they are inside the shutter chamber and there are a lot of small parts that can be easily broken in there. Face the camera down at all times during the cleaning procedure. Take the battery out of the camera and remove the lens. Put the rear cap...

How To: Use a Canon EOS 40D camera

This online manual shows you all of the ins and outs of the Canon EOS 40D digital SLR camera. The guide covers: handling the camera, shooting modes, ISO speed, AF modes, Drive modes, image quality, highlight tone priority, picture styles, white balance, and live view mode

How To: Operate the Nikon D80 digital camera

Watch this instructional video brought to you by Nikon's Digitutor to learn how to operate the Nikon D80. This Nikon D80 video tutorial demonstrates how to use different solutions for various shooting situations, search from control panel, search from viewfinder, use the caerma body: front, top, back, maulti selector and mode dial, attach a lens, insert the battery, set the time and date, insert a memory card, format a memory card, adjust the viewfinder focus, use different shooting modes suc...

How To: Set date and time on a Kodak EasyShare digital camera

This interactive Kodak EasyShare camera tutorial takes you through every step necessary to setup the time and date for your pictures and videos. If you have a Kodak EasyShare digital camera, you're going to need to know how to do this important step in maintaining and using your camera. Let Kodak teach you how. It's easy to set the time and date for great record keeping of your photos and videos, and is basically the same on all Kodak EasyShare digital cameras. Set date and time on a Kodak Ea...

How To: Operate the Nikon D90 digital camera

Watch this instructional video brought to you by Nikon's Digitutor to learn how to operate the Nikon D90. This Nikon D90 video tutorial demonstrates how to attach the camera strap, use basic features and use the different shooting modes (auto mode, flash photography, scene modes, P, S, A, and M modes, and adjusting settings). Use this Nikon D90 tutorial to familiarize yourself with your new digital camera. Operate the Nikon D90 digital camera.

How To: Set up a Canon 7D for slow motion

In this video, learn how to set-up a Canon EOS 7D camera for slow motion. Learn about the settings you need to use to prepare to shoot in one of the high speed modes. To see more of the videos on this subject, check out the parts below, especially on processing the slow motion film.

How To: Set a custom white balance with a Canon 40D

This video shows how to set a custom white balance with a Canon 40D camera. Whether you have fluorescent, yellow tungsten, or camera white light, you will still get a good picture with the custom white balance. The video shows pictures taken with the different lighting and different vibrant colors without the custom white balance that come out pretty good. Then a picture is taken of a white paper towel or something pure white. Then the custom white balance is set by going to the menu, white b...

How To: Use Vibration Reduction or VR on a Nikon DSLR lens

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to use Vibration Reduction (VR). Vibration Reduction is the name if an image stabilizer engine that helps estimating unwanted blurriness when using slow shutter speeds or panning shots. VR has two modes: Normal and Active. Normal mode is designed for hand holding or panning shots where it estimates camera shakes when holding at a slow shutter speed. Active mode is designed for using on rapid moving surfaces. This video is very descriptive and gives gr...

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