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g1 - g4: Movie
How to Get Here
Press MENU, go to the left and select up and down to the pencil icon. You'll then see CUSTOM SETTING MENU on the color LCD.
Click down to g MOVIE and click to the right.
What it Does
This sets what some of the buttons do while in Movie Live View mode.
What I Change
I leave these alone.
g1 Fn button press top
Power aperture (open)
If set, holding the Fn button slowly opens the aperture, and the preview button closes it.
Press Fn to add a marker (a.k.a. an index point) at that point in your video file.
View photo shooting info
Pressing Fn button shows photo info.
g2 Assign preview button top
This offers the same options as the Fn button.
g3 Assign AE-L/AF-L button top
View Photo Shooting Info
AE lock only
AE lock (hold)
AF lock only
g4 Assign shutter button top
Since there is a dedicated red movie button to roll movies, the shutter button is available for other duty.
Options are either to snap stills, or to roll movies.
KNOBS and BUTTONS
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