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    VTC got a reaction from Thad E Ginathom in Unable to adjust "Audio Rec Level" on Sony A7sII   
    Like error codes. The engineers know what they mean and caused it and possibly how to remedy it but everyones else is left in the dark. Sony might have well have thrown up a screen saying Stop Trying to Do That. Equally as helpful.
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    VTC got a reaction from JPR_Deadpool in Unable to adjust "Audio Rec Level" on Sony A7sII   
    Has to be in VIDEO mode. (Verified using A7Sii) You need to have selected MANUAL in VIDEO mode (4,5) for it to work and not photo mode (1,2,3). Image 4 showing P instead of M but it works for all iterations when doing video. Remember to toggle back up to where there's an orange box around the mic level adjustment scale as shown (5) or any changes won't stick. Don't leave the menu when RESET is highlighted or it reverts back to whatever pervious level you set.

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    VTC got a reaction from Thad E Ginathom in Unable to adjust "Audio Rec Level" on Sony A7sII   
    Has to be in VIDEO mode. (Verified using A7Sii) You need to have selected MANUAL in VIDEO mode (4,5) for it to work and not photo mode (1,2,3). Image 4 showing P instead of M but it works for all iterations when doing video. Remember to toggle back up to where there's an orange box around the mic level adjustment scale as shown (5) or any changes won't stick. Don't leave the menu when RESET is highlighted or it reverts back to whatever pervious level you set.

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    VTC got a reaction from Homesick in 4K recording chopping files after 4,19 GB size reached   
    1) Use DISK UTILITY to format to ExFAT on your Mac.
    2) Format card in camera to ensure proper file communication.
    3) Enjoy avoiding numerous unsegmented files.
    Item ONE sets base file allotment table of the card itself. Item TWO does nothing to change the base FAT, only allows proper operation in the camera. They're completely different types of formatting. If you get into a Chevy it remains a Chevy no matter whether you sit in the drivers seat or passengers seat. Sitting in the back seat will not change it into a Ford.
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    VTC got a reaction from Thad E Ginathom in Self take advice required   
    Register fish shape/face as recognition shape priority? Or small aperture / slow shutter speed / manual focus and hold fish in same plane as your face.
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    VTC got a reaction from mypointofview in A7ii v4.00 FINDER/MONITOR custom button?   
    All sorts of fixes for this. Search for Light Dims. Sensitivity. I use Light Dims myself but others have used ordinary tape with good results. Keeps from having to dedicate a button for switching.
     
    https://www.sonyalphaforum.com/topic/586-fix-for-over-sensitive-evf-sensor/?tab=comments#comment-32621
     
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    VTC got a reaction from Homesick in 4K recording chopping files after 4,19 GB size reached   
    Reason was posted but not a solution.
    FAT32 formatted discs/drives are file size limited to 4 GB. Reformat to ExFAT for unlimited file size and rejoin living in a modern world.
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    VTC got a reaction from Thad E Ginathom in 4K recording chopping files after 4,19 GB size reached   
    Reason was posted but not a solution.
    FAT32 formatted discs/drives are file size limited to 4 GB. Reformat to ExFAT for unlimited file size and rejoin living in a modern world.
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    VTC got a reaction from Thad E Ginathom in A7RIII damage repair - worth it?   
    Fresh water, maybe. Salt water, never. Other problems will likely manifest long after the repair made.
    While I rarely defend the service center, there are good reasons why they won’t touch your water damaged camera. 
    On the front end, this didn’t look that bad. But repair would have been impossible. ...Even when it’s less severe, you can never be sure what part has just enough corrosion to fail in another month or two. ...As an aside, one of the reasons we’re so vigilant about corrosion is we have seen a lot of cameras that got splashed and seemed fine fail two or six weeks later.
    https://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2017/10/about-getting-your-camera-wet-teardown-of-a-salty-sony-a7sii/
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    VTC got a reaction from Chrissie in A7RIII damage repair - worth it?   
    Fresh water, maybe. Salt water, never. Other problems will likely manifest long after the repair made.
    While I rarely defend the service center, there are good reasons why they won’t touch your water damaged camera. 
    On the front end, this didn’t look that bad. But repair would have been impossible. ...Even when it’s less severe, you can never be sure what part has just enough corrosion to fail in another month or two. ...As an aside, one of the reasons we’re so vigilant about corrosion is we have seen a lot of cameras that got splashed and seemed fine fail two or six weeks later.
    https://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2017/10/about-getting-your-camera-wet-teardown-of-a-salty-sony-a7sii/
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    VTC got a reaction from AndyHTu in S&Q on A7iii won't record 4k   
    Could it be you can't do 4K slow motion, only 120fps in 1920x1080 on the 7iii? That's how it is on the 7Sii. Check camera specs. 
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    VTC got a reaction from martinmae in A7SII picture low quality   
    I have to think it's the junk that MTS files are. If it was a robust and wonderful codec/format everybody'd be shooting MTS, and they aren't. At least in my corner of the universe. Helped a friend edit who did a shoot in MTS and it was painful. Wasn't enough data in the files to get a decent image. Good thing the people paying him didn't know a thing about video other that what they see on their phones. That sample looks anemic, struggling to play smoothly. Hope you figure it out because that look isn't very inspiring.
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    VTC got a reaction from Thad E Ginathom in Can I use this brush on my sensor?   
    Get a new mink hair blush brush. That one is too coarse for the sensor. Place the camera in cleaning mode. Sensor is locked stable at end so don't turn off camera until you've completed sensor cleaning.
    There are times when the rocket blower wouldn't displace the dust and only a wet cleaning with swab would. Got the ever-so-delicate blush brush and haven't needed to wet clean since.

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    VTC got a reaction from BlueBomberTurbo in DESIGN FAULT IN A 7 seriesn & A 9   
    Not a design flaw but OPERATOR ERROR. Simple as that.
    Had a 70-300 land on the lens hood straight to the concrete because I didn't rotate it to lock. Didn't blame the camera for a design flaw. Blamed myself for being careless and inattentive. If it was truly a design flaw the internets will be replete with similar horror stories. I suppose Sony could fashion something requiring a key to be inserted and rotated before you swapped lenses but that punishes EVERYONE instead the minuscule number who need parental guidance. Face it... You screwed up. Happens to us all, but only once if we learned something from it. 
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    VTC got a reaction from Wally The Confused in DESIGN FAULT IN A 7 seriesn & A 9   
    Not a design flaw but OPERATOR ERROR. Simple as that.
    Had a 70-300 land on the lens hood straight to the concrete because I didn't rotate it to lock. Didn't blame the camera for a design flaw. Blamed myself for being careless and inattentive. If it was truly a design flaw the internets will be replete with similar horror stories. I suppose Sony could fashion something requiring a key to be inserted and rotated before you swapped lenses but that punishes EVERYONE instead the minuscule number who need parental guidance. Face it... You screwed up. Happens to us all, but only once if we learned something from it. 
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    VTC got a reaction from Chrissie in DESIGN FAULT IN A 7 seriesn & A 9   
    Not a design flaw but OPERATOR ERROR. Simple as that.
    Had a 70-300 land on the lens hood straight to the concrete because I didn't rotate it to lock. Didn't blame the camera for a design flaw. Blamed myself for being careless and inattentive. If it was truly a design flaw the internets will be replete with similar horror stories. I suppose Sony could fashion something requiring a key to be inserted and rotated before you swapped lenses but that punishes EVERYONE instead the minuscule number who need parental guidance. Face it... You screwed up. Happens to us all, but only once if we learned something from it. 
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    VTC got a reaction from Chrissie in Sad But I'm Selling My Alpha 7ii .....   
    Your films must be awfully boring if you're not imaginative enough to noodle this one through on your own if your only and ultimate solution is to throw the camera in the trash.
     
    Get a $10 phone holder. Attach to hot shoe. Set phone to selfie mode and the image on the phone is roughly the view the camera captures. Your rant suggests all your shots are locked down with you staring into the lens talking so once you get the initial framing established nothing will change and alleviates the need for a forward facing screen. Hit record, plant your butt on a rock, begin your static filibuster. (Glad I graduated the 4th grade. I'd hate to tackle this problem without an education.)
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    VTC got a reaction from Singingsnapper in Faulty Slot 1 A7RIII   
    Something's keeping it from seating all the way.
     
    Had the same thing happen to my Blackmagic. Been using a 256GB Sony card. The plastic separators on the insert end began snapping off but didn't interfere with operation. Finally the complete enclosure fell apart preventing insert. THEN I couldn't insert a different card that would stay put. Turns out a piece of plastic was stopping full embed so the card would click in place. It doesn't take much. Turned the slot to the floor and let gravity do its magic. Taa Daa. Success. So check the slot for debris.
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    VTC got a reaction from nvanvlam in Need help Color Correcting a7sii footage   
    The top grade is the Sony (0:6.07) 'cause that's what I shoot and spent maybe a minute colorizing to what I like my grades to be. Could be tricky with all of the different hardware on the shoot but things ARE doable.
     
    UPDATE: I ignored matching your 'similar' TRUE COLOR SAMPLE because that's a different shoot with a different dress and complexions.
     
    The 'trifecta' is all three clips in the same timeline with the SAME CORRECTION applied across all 3 as a single adjustment layer. I edit this way to adjust the other two cams to my favorite look and can readily tell which direction each grade needs to be pushed.
     
    Panel 2 has too much magenta in the brides gown and the details are lost in the grooms jacket. Panel 3 is going to require the greatest correction unless the maids gowns were actually turquoise. Boosting global saturation 25% in panel 1 to match maids dresses in panel 2 maintains whiteness and details of bride & groom but LOWERING saturation in panel 2 by 41% gets the brides gown white but the details clip and remain lost.
     
    In panel 3 lowering highlights -25% and global saturation -15% gets you seriously close to where you need to be. (I'm assuming you didn't shoot in a LOG profile since it wasn't mentioned. Should be easier to match if you did.)

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    VTC got a reaction from Chrissie in How do I fix/replace this on my A9?   
    Uhhhhhh, you other folks that want to do this, be advised the piece SLIDES UP to remove. Not pulled out.
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    VTC got a reaction from Chrissie in A7rIII: small intervalometer options? build my own?   
    You'd still have that problem with anything you'd cobble together, wouldn't you? Been my experience that a time lapse shoot isn't something you mistakenly trip and stumble into but something that's planned. And in that planning goes the calculation of location and composition and equipment and time allowance of shoot. It'd be a fine academic exercise to develop something on your own and you'd still have the problem of batteries and having it with you. Pragmatically speaking, off the shelf units can be had for $50-$100. I'd rather spend that minimum 10 hours invested in research, acquisition, testing, and application shooting something. Leave it in the car for those times when inspiration strikes you. No way you could loose the race with a 10 hour head start.
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    VTC got a reaction from slackercruster in 12v battery charger options for A7Rii   
    Something to charge batts in the camera while in a car via lighter port? If that's what you need to do get a 12V USB adapter and connect cable to camera. Any external battery charger comes with an automobile connection. Something like this charges via USB and can be charged via a power bank or plugging into the lighter port. Twenty bucks. The Watson dual battery charger (not the one shown here) I use also charges other batteries via interchangeable plates and has a percentage-o-meter and will operate off 12v. Never hooked it up to 12v because I have 10 batteries I can take to a shoot if I need that many.

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    VTC got a reaction from badbluesman in Shooting in cold weather, my a7rII rear display has gone out   
    Does it work if set to MONITOR ONLY? If so chances are the IR sensor in the eyepiece is being blocked by debris or fuzz from camera bag/case. Slide the rubber eyecup up and clean the little window above the EVF. I modified mine to reduce the sensitivity of switching between EVF and rear screen using the Light Dims suggestion.
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    VTC got a reaction from pauldtyler in Cannot tether A7Rii with Capture One   
    Nothing like going through hours of software gymnastics to discover the simplest of solutions. Glad Google Drive's not mucking up the works on the 7 computers here.
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    VTC got a reaction from Luki Frieden in Sony A7s ii with Rokinon Cine Lens   
    I believe there's a place where you can 'dial in' the mm setting of the lens attached when it's a non communicating lens and can select specifically 85mm when the Rok 85mm is mounted. I may be confusing this with some of my other cameras but I loosely remember coming across this option on a A7Sii.
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