XA25/XA20 Tutorial Series

April 03, 2014

Learn how to use the features and functions of the XA25/20 professional camcorder in these instructional tutorials shot on location and hosted by Canon Digital Learning Center contributor Jem Schofield. This video series shows how to leverage the small form factor and the run-and-gun ENG style of the camera to make the most of your production in any situation.

In Shooting Action, join Jem on location at the Venice Beach skatepark with local DP Mighty, filming a skateboarder. Jem covers how to shoot cinematically, how to use the wide-angle adapter, using the built in 3 second pre-record, and slow motion recording.

In Documentary Filmmaking, Jem goes through autofocus controls including face detection, custom control dial, manual controls, and utilizing the built in 20X optical zoom with image stabilization while Mighty shoots a documentary.

In Multi-Camera Shooting, Jem discusses time code, frame rates, using the WiFi remote, and utilizing the HD-SDI out on the XA25 while independent journalist Ana sets up and films a multi-camera web show with a live key.

In Video Journalism Part 1, Jem is on location with Ana as she is preparing to shoot a news segment. He goes over automatic features, audio adjustments, recording options and the built in infrared mode.

In Video Journalism Part 2, Jem goes over the Wi-Fi functionalities as Ana prepares her footage to upload to the web via tablet device.


Special thanks to the following companies for their support:
- Abel Cine
- Atomos
- Boinx Software
- Cineo Lighting
- DSC Labs
- FJ Westcott
- Kessler
- Kino Flo
- Manfrotto
- Tiffen
- Noise Industries/FxFactory
- Nila, Inc.
- Redrock Micro
- Sekonic
- Tenba

Thanks to the following crew, talent and technical consultants for their hard work and contribution:

- Jung-Jin Ahn
- Annie Cederholm
- Michael Chan
- Mighty K. Chuchaisri
- Doug Edge
- Jesus Esteban
- Erika Filiberto
- Mason Higa
- Peter Hainzl
- Amy Kawadler
- Ana Maria Manso
- Daniel Phakos
- Matt Porwoll
- Jon Putek
- Brent Ramsey
- Doug Rappoport
- Peter Tvarkunas
- Hajime 'Jim’ Ueno

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