I'm a newbie to the forum.
First time using a Sony A7 camera in many years. I thought I'd set correctly to record in 4K, expecting to pull 4K recordings when I inserted my memory card into my Macbook.
Unfortunately, all I'm seeing is MP4 versions of the video I've recorded. I've also already done the right-click "show package contents" on the AVCHD file and the folders in the subsequent BDMV are showing nothing (I had read from another forum post that the high quality recordings should be in the STREAM folder, but this is also empty).
It's kinda driving me a bit nuts, tbh. Not sure if there is some setting on the A7 itself I've missed??
Would appreciate any help.
I've recently done a switch from Nikon to Sony and even if I'm happy for the most part, it seems like the most simple things to do ever are getting crazy complicated with Sony oO
Such as importing files on your laptop for example...
For instance, I'm a hybrid shooter. I've done photography for 10 years and brought the A7III to get more into video.
After testing different file management settings, I decided to save my pictures on the Card 2 and the footages on Card 1.
This allow me to get the best performance of the SD XC II and bigger storage for videos, and not damage my expensive SD XC II with simple pictures.
Another reason why I separate videos and pictures is because I noticed that everytime I'm formating the card, the footages naming system restart from number 1...
I'm filming mostly documentaries and working on different projects in the same time, and I can never plan how many footages I'll get in a day so I'm trying to empty my cards every night to get it ready for next day.
So my editing software (and myself) get crazy with 200 files named C0001.MP4...
Also the Memory settings "M1, M2, M3, M4" are actually stored on the SD card and I'd like to keep them 🙄
I've found a walkaround to this problem by NOT formating the cards and just manually deleting the files after the copy. But this created another problem...
When deleting the files from the laptop and putting back the SD card in the camera, the Playback window still count the deleted files but consider them as "Unable to Display", which is normal because they are deleted...
Off course I could delete it from the camera directly, but the deleting menu is so counter intuitive and take so much time, especially if I'm not able to export for few days, then the only way is deleting date by date, on both cards... And half of the time I got an error message... 😞
"Writing to the memory card was not completed correctly. Recover data ?" (if they've been deleted already from laptop)
Soooo after all this extensive message, I would like to know how, you guys, manage to do something as SIMPLE as Importing your files, from a Sony camera 😅
Thank you 🙏😊
I had a bunch of photos on my SD card (Sony alpha 6000) and then shot some videos using the timelapse app. I could see them when in playback mode on the LCD. Now (3 days later, not using the camera meanwhile, but I did change batteries), I don't see the videos on the SD card! Where did they go? Is it possible that the timelapse application didn't save them to SD card and they're gone because I swapped batteries??
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