Hey, this is Scott of Photography Banzai. Today we’re
gonna look at the playback menu on the Canon EOS M50. This menu, I really
don’t know too much about. I don’t use it too much besides just doing straight up
RAW processing. So you’re gonna go with me on this as I learn and try to figure
these things out. Let’s get started! First page, protect images. This is pretty
simple if you want to prevent yourself from accidentally deleting photos on the
camera. Of course, that doesn’t apply to the actual memory card on something
else. But in the camera, you can protect your images. Let’s do protect all images.
At this point we can go into playback and try to delete something. It does not
allow it. Let’s go back into the menu and unprotect, and try to delete. In this case
we were able to delete that photo. So with protect you have a lot of other
options to select images. You can do it by hand, each image. Set and it’ll lock it
down. See that little change there. Or you can select a range of images. You can
either use the touchscreen or use the control here. So select one and then you
can select a range of images to lock down. You can do it by folder, I only have
one folder, but you can have multiple days.. multiple folders. Just going to
unprotect the entire folder. Alright pretty simple. It is helpful in some
situations. Can easily rotate images, of course, this only applies to JPEG output
but quickly just rotate an image as you need. Erase images, can do it by image or
an entire folder entire card. There is also a format feature on the camera that
I use instead, but this is an option. So let’s just delete a few photos real
quick. Let’s take these ones. Set last image. At that point it’ll delete everything
that is not locked down. Print order, this one’s a little unusual. I’m not
completely sure, but it basically lets you print with Wi-Fi and it’ll take the
images you select. Give you that option. You can also do amount of prints. So if you want
to do two prints it’s all in there. I haven’t done any of the Wi-Fi printing,
but if we go into the menu. Into the actual Wi-Fi settings it gives you the
ability to print to a Wi-Fi printer. I just assume that it relates to that.
Let’s go back into playback. With the photo book, this is an unusual feature.
It lets you select pictures to group into a folder, and then as far as I can
tell that’s all it does. You can select your photos to group them up into a
special folder. And then on the computer you’ll be able to have those separated.
So if you wanted to cull your images basically on here that is a potential
option. Select multiple ranges, all images in folder… Creative filters is a
lot easier to understand. You can easily just go in here, adjust one of your
photos. Gives you a few unusual options. Black and white grainy. Go in there. From
that point you can adjust the strength of whatever filter you’re using. Let’s do
another one… Fisheye, this one’s easy to notice. So we
got extreme fisheye going. Press set… It’ll make that JPEG image. Of course
this doesn’t apply to RAW images, it’s all generating JPEG images from these
filters. Let’s go to the second page. I occasionally use the RAW
processing, because I don’t output RAW + JPEG usually. I
just do straight RAWs. So in some situations where I want to review my
images on a phone. I need to make those JPEGs first. So in this case you can
select images by hand. Just each one. Press OK and either use standard shots,
or you can customize settings for those RAWs. And it gives you a decent amount of
options to adjust. So if you want to change the color temperature.. let’s go to
auto white balance. You can do the output quality, so if you wanted something
smaller.. a little quicker for the camera to process. Also, even the
color space and put those lens corrections. At that point you can just
save those selected images. So that generates the JPEG image on the card.
You can also select a range of images to generate those JPEGs from. Let’s do a few
here and generate those. Just use the standard settings. Creative assist… it
gives you even more control on the images. Let’s go in here. Let’s pick one
photo, click set. At that point you can adjust a lot of settings. Let’s darken it up.
Increase contrast. Adjust contrast, saturation, color tone… You can even make
it black and white if you want.. Sepia. So it just gives you a little bit more
control there. At that point we’re gonna save that JPEG. So you see I pressed this
top button here, let’s cancel real quick. See up here, up top, that’s to make the
file. So we’re making that new JPEG out of it. And it gives you some information. Let’s go back into playback.
Quick control RAW processing.. This gives you a little more functionality to
decide which one you want to use in that situation. I assume that’s in the actual
playback menu. So if you wanted to do RAW processing instead, you can do that.
Or the creative assist. So in the case of this. Go into here. There’s that. Let’s
change it up. See what that does. You can see that it changed this little icon
down here. So you can toggle that feature. Go back into playback. Redeye reduction.
I don’t actually have any photos of people, but that will give you an option
to remove redeye with flash from the camera. Cropping, easy enough here. Let’s
go into crop this image. Easiest way I found is just use the touchscreen.
But I assume you can use actual controls here to zoom in and zoom out. Two top buttons,
and also the d-pad. At that point it gives you that option to generate it. So
we can straighten. We can change the aspect ratio. Crop and save. Let’s go in
there. So that makes the JPEG out of that. Resize, gives you some options to adjust output. So if you want a smaller JPEG.
Let’s do that… Going into the third page. We’ve got rating.
This one can be helpful if you use Canon’s official software. You can set
those ratings and then you’ll have them on the computer. Or basically, it basically
will save that rating data into the EXIF information on each photo. So in
this case, let’s pick few images to adjust. So I’m changing the star rating on
there. Just go through the photos and add that rating. So four stars… Easy enough. Can also select a range of
photos you want to apply that rating to. So we want those ones and then we can
change actual star rating. So use the top dial on the camera, but you can use these
buttons here on the screen itself. Or you can do all images, all images in a
folder. For the slideshow, this might be good with HDMI output. But in this case
you can just display photos. Repeat transition so slide in 1, slide in 2,
fade… let’s do that real quick. So for whatever reason if you want to do
something like that it’s an option. We get out of here. So if you want to select
specific images this is a lot of functionality in here. Ones rated with
stars. So we have a few five-star images and it will show only those specific images.
Let’s go into playback. You can see it’s only showing the five star images, and it’s
got this little border telling you that it is a search. So that’s a quick way to
label and find photos on the camera itself. So we want to clear this. You can
use this clear here, or one of the buttons. So that’s good. Image jump, this
gives you little functionality to quickly go through the photos. You can
jump by one with the top dial. See this here.. it means it’s using that top dial.
10 at a time, we’ve got a number of photos you specified, by date, folder,
movies only. So if we go into movies only. We go into playback. It’s going to just
show movies. So that’s pretty useful if you want to pull out just photos, just
movies, or whatever. Stills only, protected images only, or also by rating. So in this
case if we wanted to pull out those specific rated ones again. Go into
playback and it’ll only show those ratings. We can zoom through those. Go in
here and just select 10. 10 images, I think that’s the default. So it’s just a
little quicker to go through photos in that case. Page 4, this one is pretty
interesting. This is helpful, you can decide what pages you want to display
and toggle through. You can unselect certain ones, but it gives you a lot of
options to adjust things. And you can go into
info on specific ones and decide which type of histogram you want to show up. So
RGB or brightness. See this changes right here. Let’s do that one more time.
So that changes. In this case let’s go in there. And then what that means is in
playback, you press the info button it’ll toggle through those certain screens.
So a lot of information if you want all of that information. Or if you just want
a simple playback screen, you can go into there again and just deselect every
single one. At that point we can play back and can see that it does not show
anything. You can look through your photos in that situation without having
any stuff on the screen. This one’s really interesting. AF point display. So
if you turn this on it’ll show you where you focused in the photo. Or at least
attempted to focus with the camera. So in this case see that red square that is
where I focused. That’s really helpful in a lot of situations to get an idea for
that. So in this case right there. Pretty interesting, and I assume all of this
information you can open up in Canon’s specific software. In third-party
software, probably unlikely. But at least if you use canons DPP software you’ll be
able to see that information. So we got one more. I really I honestly do not know
what this does. I’ve been trying to figure it out. Looking for information,
but “view from last seen”… Ahh, I’m just gonna leave that one up to you to find out. So
that was a look at the playback menus on Canon EOS M50. A lot of interesting
stuff in there that I might use in the future. But in general, I’m gonna focus
more on what I was doing with the generating JPEGs from the RAW photos in the camera.
If I wanted to push those two phones or whatever, in
that case it is really helpful. But there are quite a few things like tagging
photos with stars, or protecting specific photos. That can be pretty helpful. So
anyways, that was a look at that. Some of the features like the photo book thing and
the printing thing I really don’t know too much about. And if you know, feel free
in the comments to mention specifically what they do… how they work. That would be
pretty interesting for everyone. But besides those, in general, there’s a decent amount of features that I could see being pretty useful. Anyways, hope you enjoyed this video.
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