Twelve Steps for HDSLR Shooting
||Choose and attach the lens.
||Choose a picture style (use Neutral or load or create a user-defined picture style, such as SuperFlat or ExtraFlat or other “flat” style if you're planning to do postproduction color grading).
||Set the color temperature (white balance).
||Attach and turn on the XLR adapter and/or microphone and set audio levels.
||Set the frame rate (24 P, etc.).
||Set the shutter speed to 1/50 (or 1/40); don't use 1/60 in order to avoid a video feel.
||Set the ISO (for the 5D Mark II and 7D, use the native ISOs: 160, 320, 640, 1250, and 2500).
||Set the f-stop.
||Meter and adjust the f-stop and/or ISO (push the shutter button halfway down). ...|
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