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  • - Yo, yo Josh Yeo.

  • So, for the last month I've been secretly shooting

  • primetime television with this camera.

  • And, the video quality is amazing.

  • In some cases it's actually better than

  • the industry standard, the Cannon C300 Mark II.

  • Today we're doing a detour from my normal

  • creative projects and we're taking a crash course

  • on the Sony A7 III the menu, the hidden features

  • and assigning custom buttons to the most helpful tools

  • that I use on set.

  • I feel like I'm forgetting something. Oh yeah.

  • (funky music)

  • If I go a little fast or you get lost

  • I left step-by-step instructions in the description below

  • along with a timestamp.

  • Okay, so fresh out of the box switch the dial

  • into movie mode.

  • Most of the changes that we make are only going to

  • be in effect when the dial is in movie mode.

  • We hit menu, scroll over to Exposure Mode.

  • Change this to manual exposure.

  • This is gonna give you full control over your aperture,

  • iso, and shutter speed.

  • Then, we're going to initiate XAVC 4K, 24P

  • at 100 megabits per second.

  • This is going to be the highest quality 4K you can get.

  • Next, we're gonna go down to SQ settings.

  • This is your slow-mo.

  • This can shoot 120 frames per second slow-mo

  • and stretch it out and conform it into your 24p timeline.

  • We're gonna change this to 24p.

  • Next, we're gonna go to auto focus drive.

  • We're gonna change this to fast.

  • The auto focus is blazing fast on this thing.

  • And, we're gonna do the auto focus track sensor

  • we're gonna put that to responsive.

  • Next, we're going to go to audio recording levels.

  • Set this down around seven.

  • I shoot on one of these.

  • This is a Rode Video Mic Pro.

  • Use the power of the mic to do the lifting for you.

  • That's generally how you get the cleanest sound.

  • We're gonna set it to zero.

  • Our audio levels will be at seven.

  • Movie with shutter we're going to turn that on.

  • Enables recording with your trigger finger.

  • That will also enable it to be triggered by remote

  • or shutter release.

  • All right, next we're going to go over to

  • Finder, Monitor Display.

  • Right now it's set on auto and this is a very annoying

  • thing that, stop it, stop whatever you're doing, stop it.

  • Pick a spot, good boy.

  • Almost as annoying as my dog.

  • When you put your finger up it shuts off the monitor.

  • So, we're gonna change this to monitor manual.

  • That way it doesn't do it.

  • Custom keys, this camera does not come alive

  • without all these custom keys.

  • You've got c1, c2, c3, c4.

  • Then, these can be programmed, the side buttons

  • can be programmed.

  • There's a lot of stuff that you can do.

  • We're only customizing this for video mode.

  • So, we're gonna go ahead and go here.

  • Control wheel, we're gonna put that not set.

  • The control wheel is this dial right here.

  • You'll bump it all the time.

  • Custom button one, which is up here is gonna be

  • our Picture Profile.

  • Here we go.

  • So, if you wanna maximize this camera's dynamic range

  • you're gonna go to Picture Profile seven and this

  • is gonna give you 15 stops of dynamic range

  • if you expose it correctly.

  • Next, we're gonna go Custom button two.

  • We're gonna change this to white balance.

  • Very important to nail your white balance.

  • Custom button three, we're gonna change this to

  • APC Super 35 crop mode.

  • This is a great little hack, keep it as a toggle switch.

  • If I need to zoom in on something I can just

  • do that real quick.

  • Custom button four, this little trash can down here

  • we're gonna set this to Focus Mode.

  • I shoot a lot of different types of lenses.

  • Some of them have switches here to turn

  • the focus mode on and off.

  • Some of 'em don't.

  • So, this is a very helpful tool for me to quickly

  • change it from auto focus continuous to manual focus.

  • Next, multi select center button this is gonna be

  • our audio levels that we set.

  • Feel this button right here, it's kind of prickly

  • so it kind of reminds me of like the spikes

  • in audio levels.

  • That's how I always remember.

  • If I'm not shooting with the mic I can just kind of

  • crank that back up to 26 and boom we're done.

  • One of the benefits of keeping it in movie mode

  • is you got the levels all the time.

  • So, that actually looks about right.

  • Center button we're gonna change this to focus magnifier.

  • This has got a four times focus magnifier.

  • This is super helpful when you're shooting on

  • a manual lens and you're not sure if you're

  • in focus or not.

  • You just hit center button now twice.

  • It gives you a little extra reach.

  • And then, you hit it one more time to cancel it out.

  • The left button we're gonna do Peaking Display Select

  • letting you know if it's in focus.

  • And now, you see those things in white, super helpful.

  • We're gonna go to Peaking Color change that to red.

  • It is red.

  • Back to custom keys we're gonna go to the right button.

  • It says follow custom, whatever the picture custom

  • settings are it's gonna follow that.

  • I'm actually gonna change this to what it normally is

  • which is iso.

  • So, if I ever go in and change it in the photo settings

  • that it doesn't also automatically change it

  • in the video for me.

  • Down button we are going to

  • change this to monitor brightness.

  • So, from regular mode to sunny weather mode.

  • The only thing is that it drains a lot of battery.

  • So, for the regular mode I'm actually going to keep it

  • at negative two.

  • I can quickly just toggle it on and off if I want.

  • AEL button we are going to change this to center lock

  • on auto focus.

  • This is one of the coolest functions that this camera has.

  • Now is a good time to enable the touch screen.

  • We have that, so lets skip ahead to Touch Operation.

  • Turn that on.

  • Now, when we go into this center lock on we can actually

  • just select wherever we want and it'll track it, see?

  • Such a frickin' game changer.

  • Next, we're gonna go down to Focus Area and change

  • to Expand Flexible Spot.

  • Next, Auto Focus on change this to

  • Gamma Display Assist.

  • When you're shooting S-log2 everything's very flat,

  • there's no contrast.

  • It's hard to find focus, it's hard to see if

  • your exposure is correct.

  • Gamma Display will actually imitate Rec 709 Gamma

  • and give you a correct exposure reading contrast

  • if you're shooting without a monitor that has

  • these kind of LUTs that are programmed in there.

  • All right, next Focus Hold button.

  • This is only available if you have a button

  • on the side of your lens.

  • Not all lenses have this.

  • This one I'm actually going to set as Center Lock

  • on Auto Focus as well.

  • And, that's gonna free up this button for me

  • to program something else like Zebras.

  • And, there we go.

  • So, now we've got Zebras, it's pretty damn good.

  • All right, next Function menu setup.

  • The Function button right here holds a bunch of stuff

  • you don't really use and it's confusing.

  • So, we're gonna get rid of all of that stuff.

  • So, we're gonna go ahead and set this to not set.

  • We are gonna set the middle ones.

  • Function Lower three, let's change that to

  • our S and Q frame rate.

  • This is a super fast way to switch from our

  • 120 frames per second slow-mo to time lapse.

  • Flip the dial to S and Q then hit your function,

  • 120 frames per second, go to four frames per second

  • and boom there you go.

  • All right, and Function Lower four we're gonna

  • change this to Marker Display.

  • So, if you want a super cinematic Aspect Ratio

  • or center cross hairs then you can toggle the guide frames

  • on or off.

  • Find all the other aspect ratio and options in

  • Marker Display Settings.

  • All right, and the last one Lower Function five

  • we're gonna change this to Prioritize Record Media.

  • This is a really quick was to switch from card one

  • to card two.

  • I shoot a lot of interviews and B-roll and this is

  • a way for me to keep things separate and organized.

  • Okay, Dial Setup we're actually going to switch this

  • reversing this top two dials right here and it's making

  • this one your aperture, which you're gonna use

  • a lot more than shutter speed.

  • Power Saver Start Time, we're gonna set this

  • to five minutes.

  • Time code settings, I already set this up for time code.

  • If you guys wanna see how to do this exactly

  • I did a video just on time code alone and it's linked in

  • at the end.

  • Record Media Settings, we're gonna change this

  • to Auto Switch On.

  • If it fills up it'll automatically switch from

  • card number one to card number two.

  • Last one on here is My Menu.

  • There really is only one item on here that

  • you're gonna need and that's format.

  • Everything else I have assigned a button for it.

  • Boom, this thing is ready to go.

  • These custom buttons work for me,

  • strongly encourage you guys to test it out, experiment.

  • The only way you're gonna get good at something

  • is by trying things out and failing miserably.

  • If you guys find this helpful blow me up on

  • that little like button right there or jump on

  • the bandwagon if you haven't done so already.

  • Anyway, this is Josh Yeo saying thank you very much.

  • Stay creative, now go make some art.

  • (funky music)

- Yo, yo Josh Yeo.

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    吴晓洪 posted on 2020/09/09
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