18 Video Settings Everyone Should Know Explained in Less Than 10 Minutes

When you are starting in video, you will probably notice that a lot of terms and techniques carry over from photography, but it is not quite all the same. There are some video-specific terms and settings you will need to know, and this excellent video will introduce you to 18 of them in less than 10 minutes.

Coming to you from wolfcrow, this helpful video will introduce you to 18 video settings any videographer should know. Of them, I think two of the most important that differ somewhat from their photographic counterparts are aperture and shutter angle. It is important to note that videographers generally refer to T-stops more than they do f-stops. You can think of a T-stop as a lens' f-stop adjusted for imperfect light transmission; in other words, a T-stop ensures consistent exposure between lenses. Furthermore, whereas shutter speed is an independent parameter in stills work, it is a bit less flexible in video work. Generally, you will want to follow the 180-degree shutter rule, which states that your shutter speed should be the reciprocal of double your frame rate. For example, if you are shooting at 24 fps, your shutter speed should be 1/48 s (or 1/50, since that's the closest speed on most cameras). Check out the video above for more.

And if you want to continue learning about video, be sure to check out "Introduction to Video: A Photographer's Guide to Filmmaking With Lee Morris and Patrick Hall!"

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Rod Kestel's picture

Whoa, my head is spinning. Though I had a reasonable handle on camera settings, but wait, there's more!