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Canon Quick Tips: Watch and Learn Directly from Canon's Technical Advisors

August 03, 2016

Article originally posted on August 8, 2013.

In our new Quick Tips series, you get to watch and learn right from Canon Digital Learning Center experts!

Each video will feature a Canon Technical Advisor offering a helpful imaging tip, sharing a unique product insight, or explaining a key technology. New videos will be added regularly, so check back to keep expanding your Canon knowledge base.


C100 Mark II - Waveform Monitors
Learn how waveform monitors are used to adjust white balance and make exposure decisions.
C100 Mark II - Slow Motion Recording Options
Learn about options for recording in slow motion.
C100 Mark II - Recording Slow Motion to an External Recorder
Learn how to record slow motion to an external recorder.
C100 Mark II - How to Change the Aperture Without the Grip Unit Attached
Learn how to change the aperture on the C100 Mark II without the grip unit attached.
Nail Critical Focus
Learn how to use live view to capture sharper photos.
White Balance Shift Bracket
Learn how to use the White Balance Shift and Bracket feature to fine tune colors in your images.
Better Bounce Flash
Learn about bounce flash and how it can help to better light your images.
6-Axis Color Adjustment
Understand how Canon projectors use the 6-axis color adjustment feature to improve color accuracy.
Perfect Travel Pair
Find out what two lenses are the perfect pair for travel photographers.
IS Modes
Learn about Image Stabilization and the differences between IS modes 1, 2 and 3.
Fine Detail Picture Style
Learn about the new Canon Picture Style: Fine Detail Picture Style.
Auto AF Point Selection
Understand more about automatic AF point selection and how it can give a shooter more compositional freedom.
AI Servo AF Fundamentals
Learn how this feature keeps moving subjects in focus and how you can apply it in your photos.
Benefits of Custom Controls
Find out how to customize your camera or lens to your own shooting style.
Shutter Settings
Learn about the Speed, Angle and Clear Scan shutter settings and how they can affect your images.
ISO Settings
Learn how to properly adjust your ISO settings in your Cinema EOS camera(s).
Ultra Wide-Angle Lenses
See how these can add a different creative element to your photos.
Dual Pixel CMOS AF
Learn how this tool helps deliver completely automated focus control for filmmaking.
XF200 & XF205 Face Detection
See how you can use the Advanced Face Detection autofocus feature with a single person or several people.
AF Point Expansion
Learn how AF Point Expansion gives you better AF coverage for subjects without a lot of detail.
EOS 5D Mark III Syncing Audio
Learn about the importance of syncing audio when shooting video with the EOS 5D Mark III and external recorders.
See how Infrared Shooting Mode (in XF & XA series camcorders) helps when there's little or no ambient light.
EF vs. EF-S lenses
Learn about the differences between these lines of lenses and which cameras they work best with.
Importance of shutter speed
Find out how shutter speed can influence your video(s) and how to set your shutter speed, based on frames per second.
Learn how this creative effect, where you combine 2-9 separate images into one, can be achieved in your DSLR.
Still Frame Extraction from 4K video
Learn how to extract stills from 4K video files from the EOS-1D C to be used as prints or support material.
Manual Focus and STM lenses
Find out which steps you have to take prior to using an electronically powered manual focus system.
Back Button AF
This custom function allows you to move the AF activation from the shutter button to the rear buttons instead.
Magnification Shift
This Cinema EOS feature lets you to zoom in to check focus on subjects not located near the center of the frame.
Highlight Tone Priority
When photographing light colored subjects in a bright environment, this feature helps maintain details.
Dust Delete Data
This feature minimizes dust spots in images from dust adhering to the sensor.
Printer Profiles
Learn how the correct printer profile and paper type can help create accurate tones and colors in prints.
Wireless File Transmitter
The Wi-Fi accessory, WFT-E6A, turns your Canon EOS C300, C500, EOS-1D X or EOS-1D C into a wireless server.
RAW Image Fundamentals
Learn about your DSLR's JPEG and RAW images, their respective workflows and shooting situations.
High Speed Sync
This Speedlite feature allows you to shoot up to any shutter speed, up to the camera's maximum.
Projector Alignment
Learn how to properly align your projector for the screen and its lens shift capability.
Quick Control Menu
The ability to rapidly change a variety of camera settings from one screen is possible with this tool.
Wide DR Gamma
This new gamma setting in the Cinema EOS C100 offers alternatives to post-production processes.
Picture Style explained
Picture Style allows you to control the color, contrast and sharpness of your final image in-camera.
Waveform Monitor
Learn how to properly expose a scene with this built-in tool and how it applies to Canon Log.
Radio-Based Wireless Flash
This technology uses radio signals for the camera to communicate with up to 15 Speedlites.
Double Slot and Relay Recording
Cinema EOS recording methods are discussed in this video.
Radio Wireless Group Mode
Learn how to control several groups of Speedlites on-camera.
Custom Pictures
Use presets or customized settings to aesthetically modify your image in-camera.
Evaluative Metering
See how this metering system analyzes light between picture area and subject and adjusts exposure accordingly.
Assignable Buttons
Learn how to assign external menu function buttons for your Canon EOS C100, C300 or C500.
Black Balance
Find out the importance of adjusting black balance and how it affects your RGB images.
See how peaking can be a useful tool when helping to adjust focus on images.
GPS with EOS Cameras
Discover the features and benefits of using GPS within the EOS system.
Properly Holding a Digital SLR Camera
Learn the proper techniques for holding a Digital SLR camera to create steadier and sharper pictures.
Exposure Modes and Flash
Learn how the Canon EOS SLR flash works in various exposure modes for different results in the finished image.

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