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Old 26-06-2019, 06:29 AM   #1
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Hi Seniors,

What do u think of this:

Why not add a website link on Canon Camera product instructional manual so user can go to youtube and watch how to use canon cameras effectively via video tutorials which will be much more effective than reading from paper with limited images?
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Old 03-07-2019, 04:09 PM   #2
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Hi Seniors,

What do u think of this:

Why not add a website link on Canon Camera product instructional manual so user can go to youtube and watch how to use canon cameras effectively via video tutorials which will be much more effective than reading from paper with limited images?
because its easier to flip to a specific page if you want to know what section to read up on, if you're using a manual (digital or paper) since more often than not you dont read a manual from page 1 all the way to last page and instead will 'jump' to sections you need to check.

try doing that with the seek bar on a youtube video trying to find the section you want

plus, what makes you think paper has limited image but video isn't equally limited? The video is just the medium and how in depth it covers the topics is the real limit

the better solution to a paper manual is not a video but a digital manual (eg. PDF) because you can do keyword search

since u like canon so much look at this
http://gdlp01.c-wss.com/gds/3/030003...eosr-ug-en.pdf

this is the Eos R manual. It is 600 pages long. They have pictures to accompany the text. Dont see how one can argue that the way manuals are written now have 'limited images'

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Old 03-07-2019, 04:46 PM   #3
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because not everyone has WIFI.


PS: I don't read the manuals anymore, I just figure them out naturally....sometimes with youtube of course
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Old 05-07-2019, 03:06 AM   #4
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because its easier to flip to a specific page if you want to know what section to read up on, if you're using a manual (digital or paper) since more often than not you dont read a manual from page 1 all the way to last page and instead will 'jump' to sections you need to check.

try doing that with the seek bar on a youtube video trying to find the section you want

plus, what makes you think paper has limited image but video isn't equally limited? The video is just the medium and how in depth it covers the topics is the real limit

the better solution to a paper manual is not a video but a digital manual (eg. PDF) because you can do keyword search

since u like canon so much look at this
http://gdlp01.c-wss.com/gds/3/030003...eosr-ug-en.pdf

this is the Eos R manual. It is 600 pages long. They have pictures to accompany the text. Dont see how one can argue that the way manuals are written now have 'limited images'
YouTube can add timestamp in description box to jump to right video section like jumping from table of contents in book but without flipping.

Why not both a digital manual and a hands on where a teacher in video shows what button to press to do what like where u attend those expensive photography courses.
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Old 10-07-2019, 10:42 AM   #5
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YouTube can add timestamp in description box to jump to right video section like jumping from table of contents in book but without flipping.

Why not both a digital manual and a hands on where a teacher in video shows what button to press to do what like where u attend those expensive photography courses.
Like I said, 600 page manual. try and translate that into a youtube video who will even bother investing the resources to film such a video. The idea of 'without flipping' can be solved with digital manual not youtube with timestamp. I think you need a reality check on the logistics/feasibility of doing a full video instruction.

What you are describing like what button to press, etc can already be conveyed in a manual and nobody is going to sit there and watch a video just to find out something so basic. More importantly nobody is going to film that video considering how resource intensive it will be to make.

Have you ever noticed that for any electronc device out there whether it is your computer or iPad or DSLR the manual is the only form of instruction ever provided? If this 'video manual' idea is so good someone would have done it already.

The only way a video instruction will be superior to a manual is if the user is illiterate and cannot read the manual.

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Like I said, 600 page manual. try and translate that into a youtube video who will even bother investing the resources to film such a video. The idea of 'without flipping' can be solved with digital manual not youtube with timestamp. I think you need a reality check on the logistics/feasibility of doing a full video instruction.

What you are describing like what button to press, etc can already be conveyed in a manual and nobody is going to sit there and watch a video just to find out something so basic. More importantly nobody is going to film that video considering how resource intensive it will be to make.

Have you ever noticed that for any electronc device out there whether it is your computer or iPad or DSLR the manual is the only form of instruction ever provided? If this 'video manual' idea is so good someone would have done it already.

The only way a video instruction will be superior to a manual is if the user is illiterate and cannot read the manual.
why apple no 600 page paper manual?
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why apple no 600 page paper manual?

https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUA...user_guide.pdf

200 pages

its digital not paper. its not a youtube video with 'time stamp'. my point remains. those who phase out paper manuals have merely digitised them, not filmed a youtube video narrating the entire damn thing verbally

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Old 10-07-2019, 02:01 PM   #8
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https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUA...user_guide.pdf

200 pages

its digital not paper. its not a youtube video with 'time stamp'. my point remains. those who phase out paper manuals have merely digitised them, not filmed a youtube video narrating the entire damn thing verbally
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