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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.
  15. Thanks, I'll try that. Sound like Good suggestions,
  16. Thanks for that, 'mbritt'. I don't have my camera and recorder with me at the moment, but I believe I tried that and still got the audio interference on one channel, not dual mono. But I'll certainly have another look at that tomorrow.
  17. Snowfun, yes of course it was very tempting! But I read so many glowing reviews of the A7s mk11, especially 4k and low-light excellence, that I went for that. I also read a lot of moaning about the workflow with Magic Lantern. What attracted me to the A7s mkii was it's qualities as a discreet and self-contained run-and-gun, with onboard 4k and a love of moonlight. Right now I'm beginning to regret that decision as my footage looks ugly (nasty colouring and 'digital' contrast, a lot of noise) before grading, and I haven't found the right LUT yet. Still, I haven't given up on the A7s mkii a
  18. Aha, thanks for the suggestions. With the Cineasy touch button, I assume this means losing the strap. I have a nice detachable strap I find very useful when on shoots. So it's a toss-up between strap or button? I'm still very unfamiliar with my A7s, but I'm liking using the C button nearest the 'prism' as my focus enlargement. I don't have the camera with me so I can't remember which one is c1. I appreciate your answers, thanks.
  19. Hi - does anyone know if it's possible to switch the movie button from that silly little button on the corner to the shutter button? I'll probably not use the A7s mkii for stills as it's not so good for that as my 5d mkiii.
  20. Hi - I have a Sony A7s mkii, and a Sony XLR-K2m. I'm using channel 1 XLR, with the K2M set to channel 1, but on playback I get horrible pre-amp (?) bleeding from channel 2, which I can diminish by converting to dual mono on Final Cut Pro X but would be much happier to not have this extra stage. Any suggestions on how to set the K2M, or the A7s mk ii, to get a nice clean signal? Thanks.
  21. Hi - this is a really embarrassing question, but could you tell me how to 'expose two stops to the right' on my brand new and very unfamiliar A7s mkii? I've tried slog3 and yes it does look horrible compared to Canon c300 footage, or even 5d mkiii.
  22. Hi - I've just got a Sony A7S mkii, and I'm struggling to figure out the picture profiles. I'm using the camera in movie mode, with pp1 set to black level +1, gamma S-log3, and colour mode S-gamut3. I use Final Cut Pro X, and I've downloaded a demo version of Color Grading Central's LUTs. This contains around 40 different plug-in LUTs. What I'm looking for is something that matches the beautiful look I get with my Canon 5d mkiii, with contrast and sharpness as low as they go, saturation one step up from that, saturation at zero. this is beautiful even before grading. I'm looking
  23. I was wondering if I can use these bluetooth headphones with my A7S mkii - Sony MDR-ZX770BN Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Over-Ear Headphones Anybody tried anything similar?
  24. Under those embarrassing circumstances the A7S mk2 did really well! Yes, I am starting to go through the enormous list of LUTS. So far I'm liking one I got from Osiris and a few others. I like a nice muted, desaturated cinematic look - can you suggest any I should look at, which may be closest to the Canon palette? Cheers
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