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  1. Well, nice to know and thanks for that info but without the bitdepth the highest bitrates are meaningless since you still can't use the full potential of the s-log profiles.
  2. Ah, I was looking at the "Interface" section and there it only says HDMI micro connector 4k. But in the "Clean HDMI output" section I see it's 8-bit either way, which renders the external recorder pointless. I was hoping to find a way to record 10-bit.
  3. What exactly does the A7 III output at the HDMI port. I was thinking about getting myself an external recorder, but somewhere I heard that you can't output 120fps, just 1080p60. Is that correct and what exactly comes out of the HDMI port, in terms of bit depth, fps, etc.
  4. That's a great tip, thanks a lot. That really helps to ease the pain a bit.
  5. Well I already have my memory slots set up, but again Sony does it's utter best to make this feature pointless. I have M1 as my photo setup and M2 as my video setup, with the respective settings for each mode. However settings like the monitor are global settings, so are not considered when changing memory sets. I would like to have the monitor on M1 (photo setup) to be Auto, so I can fluently switch between display an viewfinder but on M2 (video setup) I want the monitor to be fixed to display. So....since the memory slots don't allow me to set things up the way I want I thought it would be a somewhat decent compromise to have a custom function menu where I can quickly change the monitor behaviour. And BAM! Sony strikes again by not letting me have that setting in the Fn menu. Then I thought ok, take the bitter pill and wast a custom button (C1, C2, C3, C4) on this setting. Far from ideal but at least better then nothing. And BAM! Sony strike just one more time by not even having it in there. Literally the ONLY way to change the monitor behaviour is to go all the way into the menu and change it. W......T........F.........!!!! If this camera was made by some young startup company, I would tollerate a quirk or two, but for the company that Sony is, they did an absolutely embarresing job on the menu system. Wh o programmed this? A shimpanse smashing on a keyboard? Sorry, for the rant here. I give the cam one more weekend and if I then still feel the way I feel now I hope that it's not too late to return it. Probably my first and last Sony experience, unfotunatelly . By the way, the "MY MENU" solutions is disqualified, since, for me, it doesn't have any real benefit over going through the nativ menu.
  6. I recently I got myself my first Sony cam, an A7 III. Liking the camera, liking the features, liking the quality.....but boy do I need help with this menu. Research now and also prior to buying the cam brought up that Sony seems to be a bit notorious for suboptimal menus, but I thought how bad could it be and in the end the quality of the images and the footage is what matters, right? However, this menu is so amazingly bad that I really hope that it's just me not getting it and someone here can help me out. I wanted to setup a custom function menu (Fn button). But almost every functionality I want to put there isn't available. For example, I wanted to assign File Format for video in this menu, so I can quickly switch between HD and 4k. Also, I can change the framerate but I have no control over the actual recording settings like 100p 100M vs 100p 60M. So when I switch framerates via the function menu I do not know what quality I'm recording. On the other hand functions like setting the focus assist highlight color I can assign to the Fn menu, something I consider to almost be a set and forget setting, nothing I need regularly, right at my fingertips. Why in the world aren't all menu settings available in the custom function menu? I already watched several setup guides on YouTube, however they discuss things like that only briefly if at all. I really hope that I'm missing out on something and you can help me, otherwise I see myself paying a lot of money for a cam that is capable of awesome photography and videography but is such a pain in the ass to use, that I broken heartedly might have to return it.
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