Camera Menu: 8


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Camera Menu: 8

Alright next page camera settings page eight so we have our movie mode in here, so when you put the camera in the movie mode, how do you want shutter speeds and apertures to be recorded? If you're a serious cinema cinema photographer easy for me to say it would be you would probably wanted in the manual mode where you're specifically choosing a shutter speed and an aperture setting. If you're more casual about your video shooting, you probably just put it in the program out where you can just put it in the programme mode and trust that the camera is going to come up with a reasonable set of numbers you may need toe give a bump up on the so now for those of you with the s model, this is where you get to set in a high frame rate option and so you're not going to see these extra settings on the other cameras and so in there we're going to be able to go in there and choose a higher frame rate if that is one of the things you want to shoot a slow mo type option and so interesting option tha...

t's one of those little extra video things you get in the s model so manuals for the more serious shooter program for the basic shooter so when you do get into high frame rate one of the things to be aware of is that you are not shooting on the full frame of the s model camera you are shooting in a two by two crop frame area so it is a very small collection ofthe pixels in the middle, so everything is very telephoto and so any sort of high speed action is going to be probably with amore telephoto look to it because it's so much because it is so cropped on the sensor itself and you are not able to shoot four k at the same time you are shooting the high frame rates there's a lot of different ways we can increase the quality of our video one is more resolution. The other is more frame rate it's very hard to do both at the same time that's not what this camera is designed to do. One of the best things about this camera is the built in steady shot system. And so this is one of the smallest cameron I think it's the only camera that has is a mere a list full frame camera that has a stabilization system built onto it. So one of the great things about this is that you can hook up third party lenses with an adapter and get stabilization on those lenses that don't inherently have stabilization in them, so the sony lenses don't have stabilization in him, but they but the sensor itself does, and so it is it works very well it has a claimed range of two and a half to four and a half stops and I think it's fairly safe to stay with low end on that on about two and a half stops so if you normally need ah sixty eighth of a second to hold the camera steady you can go down to a thirty down to a fifteen and may be down to a twelfth of a second toe hold the camera steady and so nice feature to have normally I'm going to leave it turned on I will turn it off if I know that I'm going to be working from a tripod for any period of time because there might be some sort of movement that it might try to compensate for and so generally it's always safest to turn those off if you are on a good rock solid steady tripod so if you are using this with third party lenses you khun set until the camera give it some information about what type of lens you have on there so it knows what sort of adjustments and how the best smooth out the adjustments for the motion of the camera so you could go in and you could set a specific focal length for instance let's say you were hooking it up to a nikon eight hundred millimeter lens you could tell you're using it eight hundred millimeter lens and it's going toe change the way that the stabilization system works and it's going to optimize it for that focal length of lenses and so you can leave this in auto and if it can read the lands, it'll automatically set its own parameters for that the color space when you shoot in raw on this camera you are shooting in adobe rgb, which is a very large color space it's nart is large as we see with our own eyes, but when you set the camera to j peg you have the option of setting this to s rgb or adobe rgb and for printing purposes if you want to print a photo, you want as many colors recorded as possible that's going to give you the most data to work with and so I recommend adobe rgb for any sort of future potential printing needs. If all you were doing was working on the internet today, he would be totally fine with srg because that's how most of the internet works these days but I'd like to shoot and collect as much information as possible especially when it doesn't come at any sort of cost problem with file size auto slow shutter speed when you are shooting in the little movie mode here if you are needing a slower shutter speed in order to make the shot properly exposed do you want the camera to jump in and automatically changes the shutter speed for you the serious film shooter is going to say no, I want my shutter speeds. What I want my shutter speeds at the more casual shooter might say, that'd be kind of nice. Take care of that for me. I don't want to have to deal with it, and so, if you are fairly serious, I would turn this off. If it's just more of a hobby shooting videos from time to time, then you can leave it on. Whether you want the camera to record sound or not pretty simple. Most people are going to leave this turned on, but if you know that you're using an external recording device or you know you don't need audio for it, you can turn it off right in camera.

Class Description

Learn how to get the most out of your Sony® A7 Mark II series camera. Whether you've chosen the Sony® A7R Mark II, the Sony® A7S Mark II, or the Sony® A7 Mark II, this class will give you an in-depth instruction on your camera’s critical functions. 

John will guide you through the features, menus, and buttons on your camera, giving you the confidence you need to take pictures like a pro. You’ll learn about: 

  • The features, menus and buttons on all 3 Sony models 
  • How to use the cameras in different shooting situations 
  • Maximizing the use of the cameras 
This in-depth class will help everyone from amateurs to professionals, get the most out of the incredible Sony® A7 Mark II series cameras.