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Canon EOS Rebel T5i/700D Digital Field Guide by Rosh Sillars

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Chapter 8: Shooting in the Live View and Movie Modes

Video is a fun way to preserve memories, and creating them with a dSLR camera has become popular due to the advantages of price, ease of use, and the lenses that are available. Your Canon Rebel T5i/700D is a powerful video tool. Perhaps you have seen a beautiful video created by a photographer using a dSLR camera and wondered if you could do the same thing. The answer is yes, if you follow the standard production rules. The goal is consistency — it doesn’t matter if you are creating a family video, a school project, or the next great documentary. It is important to plan ahead, especially if you are going to edit your video. You don’t have as many postproduction options with video as you do with still photography, so it isn’t as easy to fix problems later.

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An outtake frame from a video shot with the Canon Rebel T5i/700D.

Using the Live View Shooting Mode

Live View shooting mode ( liveviewshooting.eps ) is helpful for creating both still photographs and videos. The large, 3-inch touchscreen makes it easier to view and follow subjects in real time. The Canon Rebel T5i/700D has a vari-angle LCD screen that swings out 175 degrees. This allows you to place the camera at unique angles, or hold it above your head or down low while following your subject. ...

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