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  1. Hey Guys, i made a vid at the Millenium Series Paintball event in Bitburg Germany. Filmed with sony Alpha 7 II except the obvius action cam footage. The anti-shake works very well so i didn´t use a mono pod or similar. I hope you like it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDupd2uMhlQ
  2. Hey everyone. I purchased the a6000 a while back and used it for a few. Before I returned it I noticed that some bars on the video feature were under exposed. There were about 3 to 4 bars. I decided to record the video and put it in my lap top just to make sure if it was the cameras screen or something, But as soon as I saw the footage on the computer the bars were in there as well. I returned the camera because I ended up buying the a6500 anyways. Since its a new camera and newer model i forgot about the issue. Later down the road of using the camera I noticed the exact same problem come up on this camera. It is very odd I have done some research and looked for similar situations as mine but so far nothing. Basically I get about 4 horizontal bars that go across the frame of my video that look underexposed. Please take a look at this frame I captured at an event. If you look at the screen shots carefully. You can see the bars are in the exact same position.
  3. The time-lapse photographed with Sony a7 and manual canon FD lens. Processed in Lightroom and assembled with the help of custom scripts. 3173 ------- Travel, art and heritage photography: http://vyacheslav.photo
  4. Hi there! I have a question about using an external mic when recording video on the A7: I've plugged a wireless Sony URX-P03 receiver, which is connected to a UTX-B03 receiver with a clip-on mic to record an interview. It sounds to me like the A7 is automatically mixing the audio from the clip-on Mic together with the internal mic from the camera itself, as you hear a lot of background noise in the interview I'm shooting (see and hear here). However, I can't find any setting on the A7 to choose which audio sources to record and/or to turn off the internal mic. Any thoughts on this? Thanks in advance! Tim Metz
  5. Hi all, I've been doing some tests with my A7rii, trying to get a cinematic look (of course), filming in Slog2 (pp7), and also trying some shots with Cine gamma rather than Slog. I seem to be having an issue, which is basically getting constant noise in any dark areas. I'm following all of the 'correct' procedures, overexposing by 1 or 2 stops etc, but can't seem to get rid of the noise. It's really nasty, blocky digital noise too. The problem is exponentially worse in low-light, but I get it in bright sunlight as well. Any ideas? I'm wondering about trading my a7rii for an a7sii so at least low light won't be as much of an issue. I've attached some screenshots at 100% (these have a LUT on, but noise is still present in untreated footage, worse if anything). Here is a rough idea of my set up: S35 variable ND filter to keep 1/50 shutter aperture between 3.5-5 for these shots Sony FE 24–240mm lens ISO lowest 800 – highest 6400 (doesn't make a difference to noise at all) PP7 mainly XACV S at 4K and HD, 100mbs and 50mbs, doesn't make a difference to noise Cine gamma seems to produce slightly less noise...but not much Thanks!
  6. Hi all, I'm a long time reader / first time poster with a quick question about autofocus for video on the A7rii. This topic is covered a lot online, and I'm clear on how to use AFC with video (currently on wide). It works pretty well. The only issue is, often when you're shooting, you can't really see what the camera is focusing on until you review the footage on a larger screen. Peaking works of course, but only in manual focus mode. Sometimes face tracking does what I am saying, by drawing a while box around a face. Obviously if I hold down the shutter, I get a green box on what is in focus, but of course it's impossible to shoot like this. So the issue is, all of these are useless if I'm on AFC in video mode, and there isn't a face in the shot. It would be great if there was a way to turn on peaking in AFC, or if there was some display (green/white boxes) that existed in this mode... Am I missing something somewhere in the settings? Thanks!
  7. I've been considering buying an a6300 as an upgrade for my older Canon 70D for a while now, since its video performance is becoming quite obsolete for my recent productions. I'm not willing to buy Sony substitutes for all my existing glass, which is the reason why I'm willing to buy a Metabones mkIV adapter as well. The thing is, all of the reviews and topics I've ever seen are always talking about its focusing abilities for stills - which, as I could see, is pretty fast and accurate with almost no haunting in most circumstances. I haven't seen, though, anyone talking about its video autofocus performance, which is what matters the most for me. In their limitations section, they say "Continuous AF and video AF are not supported. (Performance may be unsatisfactory.)". As far as I'm concerned, there's no big difference between stills and video autofocus since it's the same focusing system after all. Could someone give me some light about this? How does Metabones behave within video recording? Best regards, Guido.
  8. Hiya, I'm really enjoying the quality of video from the a6300. I made a video of a trip to Tokyo Disneyland, but when I look at the published video in Youtube the maximum resolution available to view is 1440p. Why is this? My settings: L20M 16:9 XAVC S 4k 24p 100M Super 35mm Creative style - vivid I import the clips into imovie then export to Youtube. I'd like it in 2160/ 4k. Any help, or redirecting to a more appropriate forum (I'm new, sorry) would be gratefully appreciated. Thank you - Tim
  9. new to this forum... I've updated my a7sii to the v2.1 firmware which I understood supported 4K RAW video recording... Am I misunderstanding? I don't see any new options in the camera's menus. Is 4K video always saved as an .mp4 file? This is a lossy format. Is there no lossless format supported? Can anyone suggest a good how-to video tutorial covering 4K video for this camera? Thanks in advance. -- Dave.
  10. I have my frame rate set at 29.97fps, yet periodically and for no reason, it changes by itself and shoots at 23.98. Not always, not often, and the settings in the camera still SAY 29.97fps, but the actual footage is 24 fps. This is making me crazy and messing up things as you might imagine. Anyone else having this issue? Any ideas as to how to fix?
  11. Rolling shutter on the RX100M4 has made hand-held video use impossible. It would appear great as an inconspicuous second camera or miniature pocketable option. Sometimes subjects are put off by larger cameras, so having 4k and great raw stills in that small package seemed like a perfect option. But from the first day, rolling shutter, and to a lesser extent poor IS, has made the videos pretty much unusable. I'm still happy with the stills, and I love the apps (don't use HFR much), but as a video camera, it's a total fail. Here's my latest travel video from Ethiopia. To reduce the rolling shutter, I set the camera to 1080/30p, down from 4k, but still, the results are just unacceptable. The stills from the A7R2 came out great, and the footage shot from that camera also had better rolling shutter control. But I need a better small option for a second camera. Anybody have any suggestions? Thinking about the a6300, but heard that has rolling shutter issues. Maybe the delayed Nikon DL?
  12. Sony a7S II with Sony 24-70mm f4 lens in video mode, SteadyShot ON I was shooting an event hand-held using a camera cage, and I felt pretty good about holding the camera steady. I was very disappointed when I viewed the footage. The video floats or rock and rolls. The SteadyShot function definitely added motion to my video. FYI, I am an experienced cameraman having worked professionally for more years now than I want to say. Am I using this function improperly? I have looked at years of hand-held video, and I am not happy with this result of smoothing out the video with SteadyShot. Any help or advice will be greatly appreciated. Thank you! BTW, I love this camera ... the look, the photographs, the feel ... all good!
  13. Hi Sony Alpha Forum! I purchased a Sony a6300 a few weeks back, its a great little camera. I have had a request about live streaming. I said i would look into it but I actually couldn't find a definitive answer online! My question is "Is it possible to set up the Sony a6300 for live stream (Facebook, YouTube etc) and if so what software and hardware would I need to make this possible. I also want to connect an audio feed so the audio quality is straight from the PA rather than external camera mic". Thanks in advance! Mo.
  14. I jumped ship and went from a canon SLR to mirrorless land. It snowed today, so I figured I'd test out the new camera with the new snow blower. Pros: Slow motion is killer. Small and light weight. Easy to carry Autofocus (my previous 7D didn't have autofocus) Cons: Are they joking with the size of that record button? Ridiculous. Disk space. Better order some more externals. Sony a6500 35mm f1.8 18-105 f4.0 -Jonathan
  15. In August, I travelled for one day along the famous Ring of Kerry in Ireland. I wanted to capture some of the vibrance and beauty of the places along the ring. Using a rented Sony a7sii and extra gear, I explored the area for shots. Hope you enjoy the short travel film and can share around as you please. All the best, Nathanael
  16. Hey guys, so recently I've been noticing a glitch in the video footage I take with my a7ii that usually occurs approximately once for every 5 minutes of video. Here is a sample of what it looks like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRWsAvMqkeE&feature=youtu.be I've been recording with XAVC S @ 60p 50M. The SD I use is a Sony 64GB SDXC 94MB/s U3 Class 10. I wouldn't expect this to change anything, but I am using the 50mm Rokinon 1.4 lens. Any ideas on what this could be? It is extremely frustrating, especially when I take longer videos for timelapses :/ Any help or advice you can offer would be amazing!
  17. In my latest video i´m showing you in 40 min. my workflow tutorial with the amazing and FREE Color Efex Pro Plugin in Lightroom. See how i´m editing some flat nature pictures and give them light + a very creamy bokeh similar to GMaster lenses without using photoshop and without spending a lot of money :-) Have a look! http://www.dsphotoblog.com/?p=1090
  18. After 6 years with Canon I'm finally making a break to Sony. I purchased an A7s a month or so ago and I LOVE the video-centric controls of the camera as well as the low light capability. However, my favorite feature is probably being able to film at 1080p at 60 fps- which neither the Canon 5d3 or 6D will do. I'm using mostly my old Canon lenses with an adapter, but recently purchased the Samyang 12mm 2.8 lens for 360 panoramas, which we also offer to our clients. We do mostly wedding films, some corporate production with my Canon C100, and photo booths. I'm looking forward to meeting many of you and learning from your experiences with this wonderful line of cameras. Mike Jensen - Owner Jensen Films, LLC Sacramento, CA
  19. Here's a video I shot about a week after the a6300 was released. We went to Sardignia, Italy for a week to review a Ducati and film a separate motorcycle adventure on an enduro bike. Here's a short review. If you have any questions, let me know and I'll do my best to answer. Gear Aside from a few GoPro shots, the entire video was shot with the a6300. The Sony 18-105 G OSS PZ lens was primarily used, with a few shots on the 35mm 1.8 OSS. Had a Ritz variable ND filter for both. Mostly shot in 4k, with a few shots at 120fps at 1080. For audio, I used the Rode Videomic Pro and Sennheiser ME2 lavs into a Zoom H4N. Heating I probably shot around 3-4 hours of footage each day, in 4k at 24p. I never had any overheating issues. Aside from a few speak-to-camera shots, I never recorded clips that were over 2 or 3 minutes, and outdoor temperature was mostly in the 70s. Stabilization All shots were handheld and having the OSS was a huge help. For panning shots, warp stabilizer effect in Premiere really made some of these shots shine. No way I could have done it that smoothly. For me personally I think it's better to have the compactness over IBIS, especially since there are some great OSS lenses available for apsc e mount. Battery Yes, the a6300 has awful battery life. It was inconvenient to have to swap batteries so often and interrupt shooting. I went through about 4 batteries each day, which meant I also had to charge 4 batteries each night. What I love about the a6300 battery though? II knew that I could charge the battery via a USB charger. What I found out way later was that you can actually power the camera with a USB charger while it's in use as well. It won't charge, but it will run power off of a portable USB charger. I definitely would have done this if I had known at the time. Much more peace of mind having a 5000mah run power to my camera than the 3... maybe 4 mah that the sony battery has. (at least it feels that low). Audio WHO FORGOT TO PUT IN THE HEADPHONE JACK!??!?! It's by far the biggest shortcoming of this camera for me. I had great luck with the Rode Videomic Pro, but monitoring would have helped so much to make sure I knew I was getting what I needed. My experience with Sony's is that even if the audio bars don't go to red, if they get close the audio might still clip. Just make sure to test your mics, and maybe shoot closer to the audio bars being in the middle than closer to the red. Overall Such a great video camera. When on motorcycles for 12 hours a day, having something this light does wonders for the back. It's really awesome to travel this light while still being able to shoot 4k with an apsc sensor. It also doesn't attract much attention, especially good in public areas and restaurants. I've heard slow mo not get a great rap, but I thought the 120fps 1080 footage came out well for what I shot. It was also nice to be able to set one of the memory dials for a photography mode so I could quickly take photos as well. If anyone is interested I can post a few stills as well. Anyways, that's just a quick overview. I'd be happy to go in depth on any details if anyone has any questions. My question to you audio guys I shot a lot footage of Jamie, the rider, whizzing by on his motorcycle. Would something like this be better shot with a stereo mic than a shotgun mic? I'm considering picking one up, as I think it could really add some vibrance to the scenes that aren't speak-to-camera.
  20. I am new to Sony Alpha cameras. The promotion video of the A6300 by Sony made it look fairly simple to record video. There were these green little boxes floating around a subject (e.g. the dog on the beach) and they followed the subject when it was moving. Unfortunately I fail to see these green boxes when recording video. I would like to track a subject when filming and really struggle finding out what would be the right settings. I used a large af point to select a person I wanted to track and then pressed the record button in film mode (film stripe icon). But obviously the af point won't move, so I don't know if the camera is really tracking the subject. This might sound a bit weird. But I have to admit that I am a bit disappointed regarding the focus possibilities so far. In another clip I filmed a person in a mirror. As the person is twice in the frame (in front of the mirror and mirrored) the camera is having big issues with deciding where to focus and jumps back and forth all the time. But I am sure it is my fault. I would kindly ask someone to please help me with setting up the camera for filming people properly. Thank you so much in advance! Can anyone please recommend me how to set the camera to record a video with a moving subject (a person) and how I can actually see while recording if the camera tracks this person?
  21. Hello, I have a problem with sony a7s. my video camera in video mode , presents 3 fixed yellow lines when I go into photo mode , these lines are not .. but I noticed that in some of the photos shows slight yellow halos .. apparently the sensor has no problem , I tried with different optics ( 24-70 canon and FC canon 50mm ) ... does anyone know how to fix this ?
  22. Finally here is my Review for the brand new Sony FE50mm 1.8. In this 10 min. Video i´m taking a deep look at this little beauty covering the focus and image quality with lots of image samples. So get some spareribs and beer and take a look! http://www.dsphotoblog.com/?p=1215
  23. Do I always have to set the audio levels manually when recording video with the A7RII? Sometimes I really need auto audio levels. Does anyone know how to do this?
  24. I have been asked to record an hour - long choral concert. My A6000 stops after 20 minutes. I cannot see how I can adjust the runtime. Surely there is, buried deep in a sub-sub-sub menu, a tweekable? Any help appreciated!
  25. Hi All, I have been trying to shoot anything on video but my footage is grainy regardless if it is outdoors or indoors, it does not matter how low my ISO is, and I also reduced the details to -7, but still no luck. The footage should be smooth and crispy, but they look dim and grainy in a weird way. The interesting thing is, I have no issues at all with photos, they come out as clean and sharp as expected. Can someone have any idea if this is just a setting issue or an issue with the camera? I attached 2 images for reference. Your help is truely appreciated. Best regards, Krisztina
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