My B-ROLL Settings on the Canon EOS M50 Camera


Today we’re looking at my Canon EOS M50
b-roll settings. Basically any situation where I’m going to put on a tripod.
Take it off a tripod… Film myself. These settings seem to be the best so far. On
the main screen you can’t really do anything with the Q menu like the M5, but
in here it’s just basically all the video settings because I am in the video
mode. That seems the best for this situation. You can film in other modes,
but this one is the best. I have it in manual video. So I do full manual settings for my video. Got the shutter speed,
aperture, ISO. Let’s look at the settings… You can see you can change in manual video
here as well in the menu itself or the Q button. So with video recording types…
Of course, I usually use 24 or 30 or 60 sometimes. Really depends on the situation.
Sound recording for b-roll footage. I really don’t use that audio very much, so
you can just put it into (auto). You can, of course, if you have a microphone on it
put into manual and adjust the levels based on the microphone. Got ISO settings… I have my settings set to full manual, so I don’t really use that auto
ISO. But in that situation you can adjust that if you want to. Here we’ve got white
balance. Sometimes I set it to automatic, but in indoor situations I would set it
to something based on what do you think the color temperature is. So 5200 is
kind of an outdoor situation, which sometimes I just leave it on this one.
Picture style, that’s up to you. Again, I usually use faithful. Just simple, pretty
easy to use, and I don’t have to mess with it too much.
Touch and drag settings in this case I turn these off because I do not use them
in this setup. You can see the viewfinder is not switching. So we’ll get to that.
With the AF method I will talk about that a little bit more. Basically I use
the tracking most of the time, but I have the button setup here to switch between
these, which we’ll get to. I also have peaking disabled in this because I don’t
use it in this situation. It’s usually just the camera sitting there doing the
autofocus recording what I’m doing. So with this setup usually on a tripod I
will disable image stabilization. Because it’s gonna… at least the first
1.. 2.. 3.. seconds you’ll get some weird wobbliness sometimes with the lenses
that do have IS. So I do have that disabled when it’s on a tripod
especially. I have all these extra ones disabled like auto level and auto slow
shutter. I don’t use those because they would mess with the video. Here the other
main settings let’s go through these as well. I have the wireless disabled
don’t really need it in this situation. Just uses power. It wastes battery. So in
this one let’s go into shooting info display. Screen info settings, this
is the one that I use and I don’t want it to change. So I just had that one
single one set up with the histogram in there. So you can get a general idea of
the exposure. If you want you can turn on other screens or adjust them as you
would like with this info button or touching it on the screen to select
which items you want to display on that screen. So I do have this disabled, the
electronic level. I don’t really care too much about it, but could be useful in
some situations. I guess especially on a tripod if you want to turn that on.
So with the viewfinder we turn that off. So it’s not anything we need to care
about in this situation. You can turn on the grid if you want. Helps you with
the framing sometimes. I leave this on so when you pull the screen out and you
flip it, it will adjust the image on the screen. Viewfinder we don’t need to care
about. So with display settings I mentioned I go into manual so that the
screen doesn’t flip between that in the viewfinder with the little sensor on
there. I have it set to screen. Let’s go into the custom functions. I adjust two buttons
in this setup. So go to page 5 go in here. You’ve got the flash button which is
this one right here. I adjust it to autofocus method, which we’ll look at. And
also the little trash icon I adjust that to ISO. In that set up when we press this…
I mentioned this in a different video, it cycles through the three different
autofocus modes. Usually I have it set to this in b-roll situations, but for
sometimes you know you might want to use one of these other ones. It’s just a
quick way to adjust that autofocus method by pressing that button to the side and then it automatically moves, which is
nice. Same thing with the trash icon. You press
that then you can adjust with the main dial the ISO, which is something you
would be changing a decent amount of times in these b-roll situations. Let’s
go back to the main menu to the “my menu” setup area. I mention in some of my previous
videos I don’t use this too much. But in this specific situation it is nice to have
some of these settings grouped together. You have the movie mode, IS settings,
sound recording, white balance, picture style, ISO speed setup and that’s
basically it for what I could fit in there. With these settings they’re good
for this specific situation with b-roll stuff. So if I do want to change
that for the type of video I’m filming I do that or IS settings. That’s a big one
to turn on and off relatively quickly. Because it’ll be on that screen. You
press menu… If you leave it on this screen it’ll jump right to it. So it’ll be
decently fast. It’ll at least save you a few button presses to get to these
specific things. Same thing with sound recording, white balance, and then
pictures style. Let’s just go into the ISO settings. So you could adjust things
from here to if you don’t want to use that. Of course you can add a few more tabs
but I want it as simple as possible. That way if I do leave it on here it
will be relatively quick to change that up. That’s it for these b-roll settings
on the M50. Having been a few things adjusted like that, such as the my menu
and these two buttons make a big difference in just the general what I
set it up as with the different modes. Hope you enjoyed the video. If did, please
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Thanks again! Scott from Photography Banzai.

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