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  1. I've now got completely used to renaming my files on the SD card, and actually prefer it over having endless unmemorable numbers. It's easy to locate specific files, and anyway if you are working with other Canon users you will have the problem of duplication anyway. So I'm happy now, don't want to change.
  2. Hi. I have a Sony A7R ii and a Sony XLR K2. Can some kind person explain how to get two channels recorded (I set the unit on CH1 CH2, using input 1, auto, but still only get one channel audio, and how the attenuation and low pass filters are used to give the best audio? Thanks.
  3. Yes, help - I have a shoot tomorrow, and my autofocus isn't working properly! I'm not getting any green squares or any focus information anywhere, and nothing happens when I press the shutter button halfway. My eyesight isn't good enough for manual video shooting. I'm on manual mode, AFC, wide focus area, centre lock on autofocus off. I've tried various focus areas, various focus modes, various lenses (Sony Zeiss, and a new Tamron 28-200 zoom) and still no autofocus. Switched on and off - no focusing guides, no focus - nothing. Not only that, but I get no zebras or histograms on manual focus. My eyesight isn't good enough for manual focus these days. So I'm in big trouble, so any suggestions very welcome!
  4. I'm in trouble. I have a shoot tomorrow and my autofocus isn't working. Nothing happens when Idepress the shutter button halfway, and I'm not getting any green boxes when trying to focus. I've tried different lenses (Sony Zeiss and Tamron), tried cleaning the contacts with a soft cloth, switching on and off, tried different focus modes... not a trace of green or any other colour boxes. I'm on manual exposure, AFc, wide focus area. Also, I'm not getting any zebras or histograms in manual focus. So yes, I'm in trouble. My eyesight isn't good enough for manual focus with video. I've been using vintage manual focus lenses for stills. Any suggestions very welcome!
  5. Thanks for your response. I've tried all settings and none of them give me any manual control over shutter speed, aperture or ISO.
  6. 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!
  7. 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.
  8. 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?
  9. 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 setting for the Sony so the two images look similar? I find the Sony image is cooler and more contrasty. Any suggestions very welcome!
  10. Old swede, thanks for your detailed reply. Sadly, I'm on Mac - I should have mentioned this!
  11. 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 the card and start again. The problem with this is I am not well-organised enough to give each folder a sequential number so I don't have any chronological order. Canon is sooooooo much simpler!
  12. 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?
  13. 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.
  14. 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?
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