Blue Crane Digital gives a thorough introduction to the 500D/Rebel T1i in their Introduction to the Canon EOS Digital Rebel T1i (aka 500D) Volume 1 Basic Controls DVD. Blue Crane's DVDs are logically presented and well regarded, and in this version you'll be given a primer on all the important controls of the EOS Digital Rebel T1i. It is perfect for anyone beginning in the world of SLR photography with the Rebel T1i as their camera.
Extensive explanations of the functions of the EOS Digital Rebel T1i (known as the 500D in some markets)
Logical presentation and chapter formatting
Includes information upon the exposure modes, using the depth of field preview function, focusing and metering modes, setting the white balance, playback/image review, using the live view mode, shooting HD videos, and more