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EOS 1200D Main dial changes image brightness in video mode

IshiSiingh
Apprentice

Hello!

Moving the main dial (see pic below) while in Video Mode, appears to change the 'brightness' of the video. This is not related to ISO, Aperture or any of the usual settings.

The numerical range for this Setting is 30 to 800, with 30 being the brightest and 800 the darkest.

I was wondering what this setting is and what it is called.

Cheers,

Ishi

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stevet1
Whiz
Whiz

IshiSingh,

I'm pretty sure that is how you can adjust your shutter speed. Your camera can take videos at different frame rates like 24 frames per second and 30 frames per second, but each frame has to be exposed to the light for a certain amount of time. For a "natural" sense of movement, most people recommend setting a shutter speed at 2 X your frame rate., i.e. setting shutter speed of 1/60th when shooting at 30 frames per second.

However, you can adjust that shutter speed up or down if you want to make it a little brighter, or a little darker.

Steve Thomas

 

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shadowsports
Legend
Legend

Greetings,

To add to Steve's response.  

In movie mode, the main dial can control different aspects of exposure.

Shutter Speed

Exposure Compensation

Aperture

ISO

You can review the manual to see which.

EOS_1200D_Instruction_Manual_EN.pdf (c-wss.com)

 

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Hope that helps.

~Rick
Bay Area - CA


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Kristoff
Rising Star

Thanks for joining the conversation, IshiSiingh!

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stevet1
Whiz
Whiz

IshiSingh,

I'm pretty sure that is how you can adjust your shutter speed. Your camera can take videos at different frame rates like 24 frames per second and 30 frames per second, but each frame has to be exposed to the light for a certain amount of time. For a "natural" sense of movement, most people recommend setting a shutter speed at 2 X your frame rate., i.e. setting shutter speed of 1/60th when shooting at 30 frames per second.

However, you can adjust that shutter speed up or down if you want to make it a little brighter, or a little darker.

Steve Thomas

 

shadowsports
Legend
Legend

Greetings,

To add to Steve's response.  

In movie mode, the main dial can control different aspects of exposure.

Shutter Speed

Exposure Compensation

Aperture

ISO

You can review the manual to see which.

EOS_1200D_Instruction_Manual_EN.pdf (c-wss.com)

 

shadowsports_0-1706646960938.png

shadowsports_1-1706647003241.png

Hope that helps.

~Rick
Bay Area - CA


~R5 C (1.0.6.1) ~RF Trinity, ~RF 100 Macro, ~RF 100~400, ~RF 100~500, +RF 1.4x TC, +Canon Control Ring, BG-R10, 430EX III-RT ~DxO PhotoLab Elite ~DaVinci Resolve ~Windows11 Pro ~ImageClass MF644Cdw/MF656Cdw ~Pixel 8
~CarePaks Are Worth It

Waddizzle
Legend
Legend

All these cameras were similar.  You cann the T6 and T7 to the list, too.

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IshiSiingh
Apprentice

Thank you very much. It's the shutter speed indeed.

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