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  1. Hi all, I'm about to purchase a Ronin M for use with my A7Sii. The main use will be internal videos of properties, but I will also have to do some videos of groups of people having a party indoors + BarBQ outdoors. Up to now I've always used the Sony on manual focus using tripods and sliders. I've been shutting the aperture down to something like f11/f16, where most of what I'm videoing will hopefully be in focus. Will the same approach work with the Ronin M? I can't afford the autofocus attachment for the Ronin. I'll be moving around a room and outdoors capturing footage of people milling around enjoying themselves. Will by usual approach of manual focus and a high fstop work in this situation as well? It's all new to me. I normally shoot in 25 frames for second and 1/50th shutter speed. The video is rendered at 25fps (I'm in the UK). Also, would I be better to use a higher frame rate if I'm moving around and the people are moving? And if I do use a higher frame rate, will it look all wrong and "slow mo" when the video is produced at 24fps? I've still not got my head around what I can and can not do with frame rates when filming, given that the end video will be at 24fps. I'm new to video (as you might have guessed) I also have a DJI Osmo, but that is not so good indoors in low light situations; hence the need to use the A7Sii. Any advice is most welcome. cheers John
  2. Hi all, I'm about to purchase a Ronin M for use with my A7Sii. The main use will be internal videos of properties, but I will also have to do some videos of groups of people having a party indoors + BarBQ outdoors. Up to now I've always used the Sony on manual focus using tripods and sliders. I've been shutting the aperture down to something like f11/f16, where most of what I'm videoing will hopefully be in focus. Will the same approach work with the Ronin M? I can't afford the autofocus attachment for the Ronin. I'll be moving around a room and outdoors capturing footage of people milling around enjoying themselves. Will by usual approach of manual focus and a high fstop work in this situation as well? It's all new to me. I normally shoot in 25 frames for second and 1/50th shutter speed. The video is rendered at 25fps (I'm in the UK). Also, would I be better to use a higher frame rate if I'm moving around and the people are moving? And if I do use a higher frame rate, will it look all wrong and "slow mo" when the video is produced at 24fps? I've still not got my head around what I can and can not do with frame rates when filming, given that the end video will be at 24fps. I'm new to video (as you might have guessed) I also have a DJI Osmo, but that is not so good indoors in low light situations; hence the need to use the A7Sii. Any advice is most welcome. cheers John
  3. Thanks for the advice. Much appreciated.
  4. Thanks all for the replies. However, I'm not interested in a field monitor that records, as my camera does that. All I'm looking for is a larger screen that is linked via HDMI that will present with me with a larger image of exactly what's on the rear lcd of the camera. Nothing more. From your responses, my understanding is that any screen with a HDMI input should work with the camera. I'm certainly not going to pay Sony prices for a monitor, hence my asking if the camera will work OK with non Sony field monitors. I asked because I have a Sony TV and it only works with Sony wifi dongles (which cost mega bucks); so they are clearly not averse to tying you into their products. cheers John
  5. Hi all, I'm new to the forum and new to video, so please bare with me. Has any body out there had any experience of using the SonyA7Sii and a field monitor for videoing? The one I'm looking at is the Feelworld FW759 7 inch Ultra HD 1280x800 IPS Screen Camera Field Monitor. I'm not interested in using any fancy functionality with the monitor. All I want is for the monitor to show what is on the screen of the camera, to make it easier to focus. So if I zoom in using the focus assist on the camera (I use manual focus), I need for the same image to be shown on the field monitor. I'm also going to be using the camera with a Ronin M, so the ability to have a field monitor linked via HDMI allowing me to see what the camera is seeing would be a big help. Thanks in advance for advice. John
  6. Hi all, I'm a newbie to the forum and a newbie to video. I have bought a Sony A7Sii; which I use for a new business venture videoing properties. I mainly use sliders but occasionally pan. It's the panning I'm having problems with. Some pans can be almost 180 degrees. Almost all the pans I have done are slightly jerky when viewed back. I use a manfrotto fluid head on a sturdy tripod, so the equipment is not the issue. I'm in the UK, so I'm using 25 fps and a shutter speed of 1/50th of a second. My lens is a Sony/Zeiss 16-35mm lens set to 16mm. I've read on the web that a pan should take 23 seconds, to scan 90 degrees. That would mean a 40 second plus scan for anything approaching 180 degrees. Even for a 90 degree pan, a clip of 23 seconds is far too long to be usable in a property video. People would get bored or even lose the will to live. Through research I've found that the general rule of thumb with clips in property videos is they should not be any longer than 5 seconds. How can I get round the issue of trying to squeeze a very slow pan that takes 20+ seconds into a clip of only 5 seconds? Or am I just going to have to accept that pans will be slightly juddery. Could I increase the frame rate to say 60 and the shutter speed to 1/120th when panning very slowly and then speed the video up in post production? Or will that change in frame rate in itself introduce juddering. I render at 25fps mp4 (PAL). I use Power Director 14 Ultimate Suite for video editing; which I know is not as good as Adobe Premier, but does have a function to adjust the speed of a clip. Any advice would be most welcome. As I say, I'm new to video. thanks in advance. John
  7. Hi all, I'm a newbie to the forum and a newbie to video. I have bought a Sony A7Sii; which I use for a new business venture videoing properties. I mainly use sliders but occasionally pan. It's the panning I'm having problems with. Some pans can be almost 180 degrees. Almost all the pans I have done are slightly jerky when viewed back. I use a manfrotto fluid head on a sturdy tripod, so the equipment is not the issue. I'm in the UK, so I'm using 25 fps and a shutter speed of 1/50th of a second. My lens is a Sony/Zeiss 16-35mm lens set to 16mm. I've read on the web that a pan should take 23 seconds, to scan 90 degrees. That would mean a 40 second plus scan for anything approaching 180 degrees. Even for a 90 degree pan, a clip of 23 seconds is far too long to be usable in a property video. People would get bored or even lose the will to live. Through research I've found that the general rule of thumb with clips in property videos is they should not be any longer than 5 seconds. How can I get round the issue of trying to squeeze a very slow pan that takes 20+ seconds into a clip of only 5 seconds? Or am I just going to have to accept that pans will be slightly juddery. Could I increase the frame rate to say 60 and the shutter speed to 1/120th when panning very slowly and then speed the video up in post production? Or will that change in frame rate in itself introduce juddering. I render at 25fps mp4 (PAL). I use Power Director 14 Ultimate Suite for video editing; which I know is not as good as Adobe Premier, but does have a function to adjust the speed of a clip. Any advice would be most welcome. As I say, I'm new to video. thanks in advance. John
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