In this article, I am going to reveal to you how to set up your canon 60D camera for high quality.

Canon 60D is a DSLR camera that will enable you to shoot high-quality video clips as well as photo shoots.

But in order to achieve this aim, you must know the basic settings, and that’s what I am going to show you in this article.

So without any waste of time, let’s get into it.

How to set up your canon 60D camera for high quality.

To set up your canon 60D for high quality, you need to stick to updating the following settings:

  1. Movie exposure.
  2. Movie record size.
  3. Shutter speed.
  4. ISO.
  5. ISO speed settings.
  6. Aperture.
  7. Picture profile.
  8. Highlight tone priority.
  9. Auto lighting optimizer
  10. Focus.
  11. White balance.

1. Movie exposure.

Your Canon 60D camera movie exposure should be set to manual.

The reason is so you can have total control over the look of your video footages.

In other words, it helps to ensure clean and consistent images.

2. Movie record size.

The movie record size should be 24fps, and this is because of its standard in American film.

This 24fps movie record size helps to produce motion blur, smaller file size and it’s what most professional DLSR videographers are using.

3. Shutter speed.

To get the best and high quality video footages, you have to follow the 180 degrees shutter rule which states that one must always double the number of frames they are shooting at.

This means that if you are using 30fps, then your shutter speed must be 60. And if you use 60 fps, your shutter speed must be 120.

If you are using 24fps, there is no shutter speed of 48 which is supposed to be double that.

And for that reason, you need to use the nearest number which is 50.

Thus, 50 is the shutter speed you must use if you shoot with 24 fps.

4. ISO.

ISO controls the camera sensors’ sensitivity to light, which means that as you increase the ISO, thd imge will become brighter and this will make it introduce digital noise.

For this reason, you need to use the lowest ISO as possible. 160 to 100 is better.

5. ISO speed settings.

Your ISO speed settings should be set to 1/3 stop.

6. Aperture.

It is the aperture that determines the amount of light that enters the camera, and this makes it the boost control for exposure since it is clean light; i.e, light that is not enhanced digitally and so it is prone to noise.

Light comes into the lens depending on how wide of narrow the blades open inside the lens.

Thus, you have to set your aperture to allow for best exposure in order to achieve high quality image possible.

You can start by setting the aperture on a lens to the widest setting, therefore check the lens to see what is the lowest number written there, e.g 2.8.

If the lens lowest number is 2.8, then set it to that number.

7. Picture profile.

Picture profile should be neutral if you want to color grade on post.

But if not, you can experiment with the different picture profile to see the one that matches your needs.

8. Highlight tone priority.

Disable the highlight tone priority to allow for manual control of your images settings.

9. Auto lighting optimizer

Turn the auto lighting optimizer off, this is also due to manual control of your camera settings.

10. Focus.

To achieve a clearer focus, use digital zoom to punch into your image and ensure your primary object is insharp focus.

After that, you can zoom out to enable you shoot your footages.

11. White balance.

Always adjust your white balance settings to match your lighting conditions.

For example, when you are shooting outside.

In essence, always use the kelvin that matches the light you are using to shoot both interior and night scenes.

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Last modified: July 13, 2022

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