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    VTC got a reaction from mirrorlessNY(youtuber) in Sony A7SIII & SLOG-3   
    I believe GAMMA ASSIST DISPLAY is what you're looking for. On / Off.
    I can easily demonstrate this with various favorite LUTS loaded onto an external recorder but in camera, this will give an idea.
     
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    VTC got a reaction from Thad E Ginathom in Sony a7s3 AF problem   
    You're a lot calmer than I'd be after shelling out $3500 for a camera with issues hoping some future phantom firmware update might correct.
    My 7Sii developed a group of purple pixels 3 weeks after buying the camera but only when rolling 4K. I exchanged it in spite of the dealer saying it's hardly noticeable if you don't know where to look. A camera this new with issues will surely present with other ones outside of the return or warranty period. I'd punt it back to Pittsburgh immediately for an exchange.
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    VTC got a reaction from Chrissie in Advice Needed on A7Siii and External Recorder   
    Maybe it's time to look towards a different camera.
    You can't expect a dump truck to fly no matter how long a solution takes, Re: "Might need a firmware update though." and 4K really isn't 4K if it goes into crop mode Re: "Involves 10% crop".
    Well thought out and documented points brought up here but in the end It might be time to grasp that you can't plow 20 acres with a butter knife if "4K, 120, 4.2.2 can't be compromised" and find a different device to get you to where you need to be. Seems to me 7Siii can't reasonably hit all the points you require unless you start throwing money at it and tacking on additional hardware. 
    This isn't the first time 4k, 120, 4.2.2 has been shot by anyone has it? It begs the questions 1) How was it done before now? and 2) What was used to capture it? If you need to fly trying to do so in a dump truck merely because you have one isn't the best or only option. It's like making the introduction, "Mr. Square Peg meet Mr. Round Hole."
     
     
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    VTC got a reaction from SonyV in What does A7 III output at HDMI   
    Even if it's not precisely what you're looking for there's still a benefit of using an external recorder. Here's the specs of internal vs. external recording at 1080 on a shoot and a comparison frame of the results. By itself I resigned myself to accept whatever I got internally on most assignments but the colors from the ProRes 442 files did justice to the colors on this one. Though satisfied with the final edit I'm curious what notching it up to ProRes 442 HQ would have turned out.

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    VTC got a reaction from Kurgen in Video record button sound   
    7Sii here but there should be something similar in a 4 year newer camera.
    TOOLBOX > Audio Signals >> OFF
    For me it takes care of focus beep and record beep.
    (Maybe turn speaker volume down/off if that doesn't do the trick?)
     
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    VTC reacted to TinaL in Alpha 7 III language settings   
    Thanks for the hint.
    I can find a lot of languages, but not chinese.
     
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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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