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  1. Thanks for your response. I've tried all settings and none of them give me any manual control over shutter speed, aperture or ISO.
  2. Hi! I have a problem with my Sony A7R2. The auto-exposure won't turn off. I also cannot control the exposure in any way. It makes no difference when I change the shutter speed, aperture or ISO. This makes the camera effectively useless. I've tried taking the camera off and on auto exposure, but it's stuck. An suggestions welcome!
  3. Yep, it can be a disappointment. I often shoot video with a friend on a clapped-out 5D mk2, and his video often looks much better than mine on my A7r2. However, a lot of this is to do with Canon having a much prettier, richer native colour. Another however: he is shooting at 800/1000, and I am shooting at 3200. So I get many more shots, and by shooting in PP7, with everything set flat, then noise isn't a problem that can't be dealt with in post, using FCPX exposure controls.
  4. I had exactly the same thing - no xml, as battery conked out before the file was saved properly. AND I didn't notice this so carried on filming, with a new battery, same card. Anybody have any luck with retrieving the corrupt file?
  5. Hi all, I have a wedding shoot tomorrow, video, and I'll be using my Canon 5D mk3 on a tripod to get the wides, and my Sony A7S mk2 handheld for close-ups. As I don't have much experience of picture profiles and LUTs on the Sony, does anybody have any shortcuts to help me get both the pictures looking similar in colour pallet? I have the Canon set to a version of neutral, (0 sharpness; -4 contrast; -4 saturation; colour tone 0) and this me a very beautiful image that can be graded easily. Is there anybody with experience of using both cameras for video work, who can suggest a sett
  6. Old swede, thanks for your detailed reply. Sadly, I'm on Mac - I should have mentioned this!
  7. Thanks for that, timde. I have 4 cards, as I use the A7s2 to make long-form documentaries and sometimes have very busy days. Sorry to be a bit thick, but are you suggesting I make a folder with a unique name on each of the cards; download the folders to a hard drive when they are full or a session has finished; delete the files from the folder on the card; empty the trash; then start again? Is that it? Is it possible to delete the files but not the folder, or do I have to reinstate the folder for the next shoot? At the moment I download the files; batch rename them; then format th
  8. Hi - does anyone know of an update on the diabolical file numbering system and camera identification on the Sony A7s mk 2? This is a total, total pain in the butt for multi-camera video sessions. Compare this to the obvious simplicity of the Canon system - indeed, pretty much every other manufacturer - where files are consecutively numbered and each camera has a unique identifying prefix. I moaned about this some while ago, and passed this message on to Sony. Any news of a firmware update that may resolve this infuriating problem?
  9. Yep, I'm all for convenience and readiness, and personally I'm prepared to sacrifice long battery life for the security of knowing I'm going into a long shoot, sometimes at very short notice, with all my gear (batteries and cards) ready to go. I have one of those double chargers that indicates the level of charge. Does anybody know if leaving the batteries to charge to 100% causes significant deterioration of the batteries - does the charger turn itself off at 100%? I know it does with my Panasonic Lumix chargers.
  10. VTC, I have one of those and they are very useful. Does anybody know what Sony recommends? My ideal for a long days' shoot is to have 4 batteries, all 100% charged, then use them in sequence until they are completely discharged, then move on to the next one. That way I know where I am. Does anybody know if this is bad for the batteries?
  11. Hi - is it better for battery life to let your batteries fully discharge; to fully recharge them; or to charge them to 50% Obviously the most convenient answer is to fully discharge them, then fully charge them so you always know exactly where you are. Is this best for the batteries however? I have a Sony a7s m2
  12. Okay, if anybody is still following this topic - I sent the unit back to Sony and the fault was recognised and fixed.
  13. Ah okay. I've only had my unit 3 weeks, so I'll send it back. Is yours still in warranty? It may be a batch flaw?
  14. Yep, I tried that and still got the interference on one channel, even though it was switched off, input volume down to zero. I'm sending the unit back, hoping it was a particular unit at fault. Thanks.
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