Best Video settings for Olympus - part 1

I made a video about the best settings for video for Olympus. I had Olympus OM-D E-M1 MKII the example camera. But of course the other Olympus cameras are very good in video too.


The basic settings are the same. The Movie setttings in the menus are in different places. In the OM-D E-M5MKII the movie menu can found in the Special menu I. The same goes with the Pen-F.

The Pen E-PL9 has its own video menu like the E-M1 MKII. Remember to use M-IS 2 setting with the stabiliser in the Pen E-PL9. It will turn the digital stabilising off. The OM-D E-M10MKII has a very similar menu system as the Pen E-PL9.

From this video you get idea and understand the terms better. If needed read the settings from the manual. If you do not have it try find it from Olympus website.





What lens should you get next?

This is a question that I hear a lot. When you start to get more into photography the lens that came with the camera might not be enough for you. I made a video about the things you should consider when buying your first lens after the kit lens. Of course this video will help you to decide even if you are more advantaged photographer.

You can get any of those lenses from my kit.com store. (disclaimer: I get a few bucks if you buy from these links.)
 

The link to the store: https://kit.com/PeterF/next-olympus-m-zuiko-lens-after-the-kit-lens

Olympus vs. Hasselblad

I had a change to test the Hasselblad X1D. Its an interesting camera, a medium format mirrorless camera with a 50 megapixel sensor. It has a price of around 9000€ the body alone. The Finnish Hasselblad dealer Fimeko borrowed me the camera.

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First impresssion

I made a first impression video a couple a weeks ago. My Olympus OM-D E-M1 MKII (in Finnish) has a highres mode. With the highress I can make 80 megapixel images with it. It uses the pixel sift technology. Of course there are limitation with that technology.

 

Olympus and Hasselblad head to head!

I wanted to compare my Olympus OM-D E-M1 MKII against the Hasselbald X1D. In the video below you can watch the results. There are also links to to My first impression video on the Hasselblad X1D and a tutorial video about the Highres mode in Olympus cameras.

Videos:

Tutorial - Using Olympus Episode 8: Raw or Jpg?

 

In this tutorial Episode Using Olympus I talk about the advantages of raw and jpg. and how to set them in your Olympus.

In E-M5 it can be found in Custom Menu G
 

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In Pen E-PL8, Pen-F, E-M10, E-M10 MkII, E-M5 MkII, E-M1, E-M1 MkII the Image format and jpg quality can found in the Shooting Menu 1 

Pen E-PL9 and E-M10 MkII the jpog quality can be found in the Custom Menu F. The choice between raw or jpg can done in the Live Control. To access the Live Control press OK-button. 

If you havent seen the previous episodes I recomend you to watch them. The whole Using Olympus playlist can be found here: https://goo.gl/9cPqo1

If you have any questions please ask them in the comments!

 

 

Tutorial - Using Olympus Episode 7: Auto ISO

This time I am talking about Auto ISO. 

The Auto ISO can be found in Custom Menu E in the following Olympus cameras:

Pen E-PL8, E-M5, E-M5 MkII, E-M10, E-M1 and MkII, E-M1,   

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In Pen E-PL9 and E-M10 MKIII its in the Custom Menu D1

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and as shown in the video in E-M1 MkII its in the Custom menu E1.

 

The Auto ISO can also be set with the Super Panel.

If you havent seen the previous episodes I recomend you to watch them. The whole Using Olympus playlist can be found here: https://goo.gl/9cPqo1

If you have any questions please ask them in the comments!

Tutorial - Using Olympus Episode 6: MF Clutch

 

Have ever thought that your Olympus cameras Auto Focus is broken? Well most likely its not, check out the video above and find out how to fix it.

MF Clutch is in the following M.Zuiko PRO lenses:

ED 7-14mm f2.8 PRO, ED 8mm Fisheye PRO, ED 12-40 f2.8 PRO, ED 12-100mm f4 PRO, ED 17mm f1.2 PRO, ED 25mm f1.2 PRO, ED 45 mm f1.2 PRO, ED 40-150mm f2.8 PRO, ED 300mm f4 PRO
 

MF Clutch is in the following M.Zuiko Premium lenses:

ED 12mm f2.0 and 17mm f1.8

 

MF Clutch can be turned off in some Olympus bodies. Here is a list and instructions how to do it your Olympus camera:

E-M1 (firmware 4.0) and Pen-F from Custom Menu A.

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E-M1 MkII as shown in the video from Custom Menu A3. 

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If you havent seen the previous episodes I recomend you to watch them. The whole Using Olympus playlist can be found here: https://goo.gl/9cPqo1

If you have any questions please ask them in the comments!

Tutorial - Using Olympus Episode 5: Image Aspect Ratio

 

In this video I go talk about the Image Aspekt Ratio and how to change it. Again my example was from OM-D E-M1 MkII, but in this blog post you can find how to change it in your Olympus.

In the following Olympus cameras the Image Aspekt Ratio is changed in

Shooting Menu 1:
E-M1, E-M1 MkII, E-M5, E-M5 MkII, E-M10, E-M10 MkII, Pen-F and Pen E-PL8

In E-M10 MkIII and Pen E-PL9 press the OK-button and then you can find the Image Aspekt on the side. (image: Pen E-PL9 manual, Olympus)

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If you havent seen the previous episodes I recomend you to watch them. The whole Using Olympus playlist can be found here: https://goo.gl/9cPqo1

If you have any questions please ask them in the comments!

 

 

Tutorial - Using Olympus Episode 4: High Res. Image.

 

High Res Image feature was introduced with OM-D EM-5 MkII in February 2015.

The feature is only in three Olympus cameras, E-M1 MkII, E-M5 MkII and Pen-F. The only diffence is that in EM-5 MkII high res image has maximum of 54Mipx while the other two has maximum of 80Mpix. E-M1 MkII and Pen-F have 20Mpix sensor and the E-M5 MkII has 16Mpix sensor. That makes the difference.

In the video my example was from OM-D EM-1 MkII. The control settings for High Res. Image are can be found, as shown in the video, in the Shooting menu 2 in all three cameras.  

In E-M1 MkII to turn the High res. feature option on, go to:

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after its on it can found in the Super Panel as an option:

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If you havent seen the previous episodes I recomend you to watch them. The whole Using Olympus playlist can be found here: https://goo.gl/9cPqo1

If you have any questions please ask them in the comments!

Tutorial - Using Olympus episode 3: Personalise your Olympus!

Personalising your Olympus is easy. Just write your name to the metadata and customize your filenames. My example in the video was OM-D EM-1 MKII. In this blogpost you will find where to find the features in your Olympus. 

In E-M5, E-M5 MKII, E-M10, E-M10 MKII, E-M1, Pen E-PL8 and Pen-F  the Copyright settings and the Edit Filename can be found in the Custom menu H (Record and Erase)

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in E-M10 MKIII and Pen E-PL9 the Copyright settings and the Edit Filename can be found in the Custom menu G (Record) 

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And as shown in the video in OM-D E-M1 MKII the Copyright settings and the Edit Filename can be found in the Custom menu H1 (Record/Erase)

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If you havent seen the previous episodes I recomend you to watch them. The whole Using Olympus playlist can be found here: https://goo.gl/9cPqo1

If you have any questions please ask them in the comments!