Chapter 5. Making Movies with Your PowerShot G11

The Canon PowerShot G11 comes loaded with features and controls to make creating awesome still images a snap, but this powerful little camera can handily produce great movies as well. It is very convenient having a capable tool at your fingertips to capture those special moments when video and sound take center stage.

Those once-in-a-lifetime events, such as birthday parties, vacation happeings, or a child's discovery of something new, all lend themselves to priceless family memories captured forever by your G11 in moving imagery and sound.

This chapter explains the terms, controls, and options you need to be familiar with to create enjoyable video clips and memories at a moment's notice.

Making Movies with Your PowerShot G11

Model Cindy Jack in a shot from her portfolio. Taken at ISO 100, f/3.5, 1/125 second with a 30.5mm lens setting, illuminated with studio lighting and sepia-toned with image-editing software.

Setting Up the G11 to Shoot Movies

Before you begin creating videos with your new PowerShot G11, spend some time getting acclimated to the shooting modes and camera controls you'll most likely use when shooting movies. Familiarity with your equipment and knowing its capabilities go a long way toward your enjoyment and helping you get those cool clips and memories you look forward to capturing with your camera.

Before you press the Shutter Release button and begin recording ...

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