Shooting Video with your Canon G7X

Learn to get the most out of shooting video with your Canon G7X and eliminating common video issues
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  • Lectures 11
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 3/2016 English

Course Description

Follow my step by step instructions on how to setup and operate the Canon G7X to shoot great video.

This course will cover the physical controls and menu setups to unlock the video shooting potential this great little camera is capable of.

Gain the confidence and know how to shoot great video with your Canon G7X.

  • What physical buttons you will use most
  • Minimum SD card requirements for shooting video
  • Which menu settings are essential for capturing the best video
  • Take full control in manual mode and when best to use it
  • How to lock focus and exposure in auto modes
  • Picture Styles and modifying to your taste
  • Overcoming the number 1 audio issue

Benefit from my 20 years of professional video shooting experience...and mistakes!

The Canon G7X can be picked up by virtually anyone and is capable of shooting great video in full auto. But to get the most out of it you need to know when to override the auto controls. It may be something as simple as locking focus or taking full manual control of the cameras shutter, iris, focus and ISO.

My aim for all my courses is to pass on my experience to help you shorten the learning curve so that you have the confidence to concentrate on capturing what is in front of your lens rather than worrying about the setup and workings of your camera.

Course Content & Overview

The course is aimed at anyone who owns or has access to a Canon G7X or perhaps more experienced users wanting to hone their manual shooting skills. It details the menu set-ups you need, focusing, picture styles, audio and much more with some common real life examples.

One of the most popular video uses of this camera is as a personal Vlogging camera or adventure style camera and it is with these users that this course has been designed for.

Its a 10 chapter video course and contains over 45 minutes of video material with my recommendations for any accessories. If you are anything like me with my limited attention span and time, my aim is to always try and keep these courses under 1 hour as I struggle to complete anything longer!

What you will learn starts with the camera hardware and menu settings, I then move into shooting basics including auto and full manual controls, exposure, focus, audio and then some real world examples of putting it all into practice.

My style is short and sharp and I only discuss the areas of the camera essential to shooting video.

What this course isn’t? This course deals solely with shooting video with the Canon G7X and it does not go into shooting still pictures or post-production and video editing.My aim is to give you the essential information only for shooting video so that you can hit the ground running and get out there and start producing some great looking videos, Vlogs, family movies, youtube clips or perhaps your first short film.

What are the requirements?

  • Students should own or have access to the Canon G7X camera.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Know how to get the most out of the Canon G7X's fantastic video shooting capabilities.
  • Identify the physical controls for essential for capturing video
  • Overcoming the Number 1 Audio issue of this camera
  • Optimise the camera menus settings for maximum video quality
  • Know when to override the Auto settings on the camera
  • How to Shoot in the Full Manual mode and why your would
  • How to modify picture styles to your taste

What is the target audience?

  • The course is aimed at anyone who owns or has access to a Canon G7X or perhaps more experienced users wanting to hone their manual shooting skills. It details the menu set-ups you need, focusing, picture styles, audio and much more with some common real life examples.
  • One of the most popular video uses of this camera is as a personal Vlogging camera or adventure style camera and it is with these users that this course has been designed for.
  • If you are already comfortable with shooting video in manual mode and tweaking pictures styles then this course is probably not for you.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Chapter 1: Introduction to Shooting Video with the Canon G7X
01:26

Introduction to the Canon G7X and its Video Shooting functionality and what I believe the camera is best suited for.

Section 2: The Meat and Potatoes of the course!
03:37
Chapter 2 is all about the hardware on the G7X and students will be able to identify all the physical controls of the camera necessary for shooting video.
07:58
Learn to navigate and optimise the menu settings to get the best results for video.
08:58
  • Using the FUNC/Set menu on the camera
  • Setting the frame rate
  • Picture Styles and Customising your picture style
  • White Balance
  • The ND Filter
  • The Touchscreen LCD monitor
05:23
The default mode and how to shoot in the full auto mode.
04:48
An overview of the Exposure Triangle relationship between ISO, Aperture and shutter speed in setting exposure. Why its good to have an understanding and how it affects your picture look.
06:13
Know how to take complete control and manually set your ISO, Shutter and Aperture settings on the camera. Learn how to judge exposure in manual mode and not forgetting about the built in ND Filter.
04:00
Don't forget about your audio! The 2 main problems with the Canon G7X's audio and how to overcome them.
09:18
Options for setting up the camera to shoot Slow motion, Time-lapse effect and Star time lapse video effects
02:22
An overview of my list of recommended accessories for the Canon G7X to help shoot better video
Section 3: Bonus Lecture
00:54
A quick wrap up and my final thoughts on shooting video with the Canon G7X

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Instructor Biography

Grant Johnston, Helping others Make Better Videos

Hello I'm Grant and I live in the beautiful town of Queenstown, situated in the South Island of New Zealand with my wife and three children. I have been a professional freelance video cameraman for the last 19 years and have been fortunate to have worked on a wide variety of projects. I cut my teeth shooting news for the two main broadcasters here in New Zealand. Since then I’ve been really lucky to have worked on a diverse range of projects from television reality shows, corporate videos to chasing Crocodile Rangers around the backwaters of Darwin for the National Geographic channel to shooting on a Bear Grylls reality show here in New Zealand.

Big shows I’ve shot on include Castaway (BBC), Bear Grylls (NBC), The Biggest Loser (NBC), Road Rules (MTV), Behind the scenes shooting for feature films Lord of the Rings and The Legend of Zorro. So that’s all the glamour job name dropping I could think of, other jobs include weddings (in my very early days), shooting for-sale videos for Japanese Heli Skiers and a lot of snowboarding, skiing, motor-sport and most sports you can think of and corporate videos for many small local businesses from around my town.

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