Custom Set-Up: 1


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Custom Set-Up: 1

Okay, so we have jumped tabs and we're now in the customs setup menu and the difference between the camera settings and the customs setup has something that had me baffled for a long time, trying to figure out why are some of these features here and some of them not? And it has to do with the memory thing that we just talked about on the camera, the memory, one in memory to the memory, one and memory to memorizes everything in the first tab of information. Now that we have moved to the second tab of information, this stuff is not memorized by the camera and so that's one distinction, but you are going to find a mixed mash of there's, some video stuff in one and video in the other, facing one facing the other, focusing things in over in a variety of ones and so it's a little bit confusing. I apologize for that. All right? So first up is our zebras, which are going to show us are overexposed highlights, and this is a great way to tell how close your exposure is to being overexposed or pr...

operly exposed and there's different levels that you, khun set this act so let's do a quick little demo here, and we're going to go ahead on the back of the camera, and we're going to turn this on and let's go toothy second listen, we need to go to page one of the tool taps zebras and russ pick a number somewhere between seventy and a hundred let's go ninety five ninety five so we're gonna go to ninety five select ninety five on here and let's make some adjustments on our exposure let's go down to a slower shutter speed and now you can see the areas that are ninety five percent of the brightness and I believe this is like basically things that are five percent from being overexposed and so as we adjust our shutter speeds it covers more and more of an area and so this is a great way of checking out to see where the highlights are in a particular image. Now, personally, I find this extremely irritating when trying to compose an image but for technical reasons this is something that you might want to turn on and off through a custom menu. And so this is something that you can customize later on. So I'm gonna leave this turned off for right now that is the zebras next up is the manual focus assist option and this is where magnifies a portion of the image and I think we have already kind of demo this in some different modes and so this is another area that you would want a program toe a button if you use manual focus ah lot focus magnification time how long do you want to leave the camera magnified for and the favorite my favorite is no limit, which means you can focus a cz long as you want you can leave it there and judge it and determine whether it's in focus or not and when you press the shutter release it'll automatically kicked back to its normal full screen full frame mode. You can't have it turn off in a short amount of time if that works better for you but the shutter pressing the shutter halfway down will return the image to its normal position grid lines. We have the option of turning on a variety of grid lines for composition or a level horizon for centering the frame and so my general philosophy when it comes to setting the camera up is highest quality images as least interference and fuss going on and so generally my recommendation is turning these off but I do like him and I do sometimes use them so it is something that I think is quite valuable once again another item potentially to programme in for one of the custom buttons on the camera so for video they have their own marker display and so this is basically the on off switch and the next setting called marker settings is where you get to go in and choose exactly what those markers look like and so there's a lot of different looks to different types of movies with different aspect ratios, depending on how wide screen you want to shoot, for instance, on dh. So there are a variety of aspects that you could have cropped in frame now. It's still recording in a sixteen by nine aspect ratio. But, for instance, there's a number of movies that were shot in a two point, three five toe, one aspect ratio. And you would see those lines on the frame so that you would know how the image is going to be cropped later on. In post the safety zone is also nice for tv standards, knowing that you don't want to have two important of subjects too close to the edge on there. And so this is where you get to choose what type of marker? And then the marker display explains whether it's going to be shown or not in the viewfinder.

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.