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Lesson 24 from: Sony A7 Mark II Series Fast Start

John Greengo

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24. Camera Menu: 9

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Camera Menu: 9

All right, audio recording levels and so here's, where you get to choose thesent sited ity of them microphone on this, and so you're probably going to leave this somewhere in the middle, but you can bump it up in quiet environments and adjust it has necessary wherever you need to. The timing of the sound coming out of the headphone jack on the side of the camera can be sink either live or lip sync, and this has to do with the fact that when your cameras recording, what you're seeing on the back of the camera is actually just the a fraction of a second later than when it's actually happening in front of you and some people when they're monitoring the sound, prefer one over the other. And so if you're listening to what you're videotaping, you're going toe probably have a preference for one of these two and it's a little hard for me to tell, but live is probably the general place that most people would keep it keep it out if you are in under in a very windy situation, you can kind of turn...

on this wind noise reduction, which is going to help muffle some of those loud gus as they hit the camera, and so for windy environments on, but the rest of the time we could leave it turned off. We talked earlier about the memory options in this camera that you can put in section number one and section number two. There is a way long list of items that you can have the camera memorize about how you have it set up to shoot and you can quickly shoot between number one and number two. So things it's going to be remembering is what shooting mode like aperture shutter priority programme mode, what aperture and shutter speed in particular you've chosen and all the other camera settings that we have gone through so far. Those will be recorded in one in two there are other things that will not be recorded, that we're going to get into later in the menu section, and this menu recall in here is allowing you to hold this in here. Now the next option memory itself allows us to go in and actually make these settings in the camera as we make them, and so let's do a little live demo here and let's see if we can get this to work. So I'm going to set my camera to manual for right now and I am going to set my aperture wide open at four and I am going to set my aperture, my shutter speed actually I got eso auto, I don't want to do that, I want to do it I s o one hundred I want to be very particular about this, and I'm going to say what I think is a decent exposure in here and so a decent exposure, russ, we're just seeing you over there, so don't pick your nose, and so I'm going to keep this at one tenth of a second right here, so f for one tenth of a second, I'm going to go into the menu and I'm gonna come over to memory and I'm gonna lock this into memory number one, I could put it into two, but I'm goingto set it into memory number one and so now if I am setting up and we're going to change this over to maximum depth of field at f twenty two, we'll figure out what the right shutter speed is in here. And so now we're at about three seconds if I quickly switch it over to number one it's going to swiftly quickly switch us back over to eff ort one tenth of a second, and so we can do that not only with shutter speeds and apertures, but a whole variety of other functions in the camera, and so if you know that you're going to be quickly going back and forth from one type of scene to another that's, the basic operation system has set your camera up the way you want it. Go to the memory section, you can click it into number one, number two, but let me just show you again on the memory section when we go into the memory on the camera, we not only have one in too, but we have m one m two through four and these air going to be once that air only stored digitally in the camera, we can't just turn the dial, we have to come to them here on the back of the camera and select them, and the way that we would select them is under memory recall and then we can choose any one of these, and you could see that I don't have my camera program for m one through four, but I do have number one program, and so the two options in the menu section is memory, which is going to store the memory and then memory recall where we're recalling the settings that we've already said in the camera, and so if you are jumping back and forth between very particular situations, this is a great way for avoiding the somewhat complicated menu system and having everything set up right the way you want it. So those are the memory features in the camera, and that brings to a close the camera setting section, so russell, I'm going to take a short little check with you just to see if there's any questions that we might want to address a this point questions are doing pretty well I mean, we talked about the face recognition and few winkler if you have multiple faces registered example your family how will it choose which one to focus on? And so once again that goes back to the registration let me see if I can pop open that section on the camera and I will jump back to smile and face detection and actually we would want to g o to facial recognition nowhere was this let me check my my notes because we have to register the face in here I'm currently forgetting exactly where that is because they didn't put them side by side and so we have the face detection here and where is detection? We haven't got to that section in the menu that's for some reason why did they put face registration way here way apart from the other and this is this is the frustration is you'll have two items that are interrelated but they put him in completely different sections of the menu and yes, it is frustrating for everybody who has this camera and so face registration would be here we're going toe we could do a new registration, I don't have anything that I don't know if it could do with a face of a camera and so we'll take that picture and it can't register a camera, so I can't register anything right now. But if we did, we could do goto order exchanging and there's nobody in here, so I can't do that, but we had eight different spots and you can select a person and you can prioritize them over another. And as I said, if you have multiple people in your family, good luck ordering who's the most important you should probably just go with age so that you have some sort of reason that you can justify that with that seems as good as any we all know uncle tom's not very interesting anyway. He's number eight on the last number it don't have more than a kid's dori arnold to others want to know whether the a seven to khun dio multiple exposures a seven mark two from multiple exposures. Let me try to think for a moment, no, but yes, tell us that for an answer that is that an answer? Yeah, in and of itself, it cannot, but there is an application that you khun download that allows you to do it, and so we're going to talk more about those aps.

Class Materials

Bonus Materials with Purchase

Sony® A7II Info and Menu List
Sony® A7RII info and Menu List
Sony® A7SII Info and Menu List

Ratings and Reviews

Diane Schulman

INCREDIBLE Class! I couldn't find anything on the internet that truly explained this camera, explained what it can and can't do and what accessories would work with it. I have had my Sony A7II for awhile now, but was so overwhelmed by it, I rarely even took it out of its case. It was just easier to use my Canon 5D III. After this class, I am so excited to finally practice with and use my Sony. John is an incredible teacher. He is thorough, professional, fun and knowledgeable! Buying this class was the best investment!!! I feel like I just got the gift of a new camera because I can finally use my Sony!!! Thanks John and Thanks Creative Live!!!

Enrique Vega es

I stored my Sony A7II for more than a year since I've been Canon's user for 7 years and I felt unsure of taking this new camera which implied a different menu system, different functions, a little bit intimidating. Finally, I took a bit of valor, put my camera next to the computer monitor for then start watching this guide and I spent a great time actually. I'm amazed at how helpful and clear is the sequence of the chapters. It was enough to get to chapter ten to know all the basic controls and start taking pictures with an equivalent confidence of my good old Canon, or even better since in the chapter 8th I learned how accurate and easy to use is the focusing system, either, manual or auto (For stills I've always used manual focusing). Very informative, enjoyable and now I became a new fan of the mirrorless cameras, at the point that I'm considering to buy another two :D


John is an excellent teacher! In fact his Fundamentals of Digital Photography 2014 was the first ever class I watched on CreativeLive, and since then I'm in love with his teaching style as well as with CreativeLive! I bought my Sony A7II in March 2015 and when I found out that John is giving a class on it I was very excited! As I expected I learnt many secrets about my camera which I had been using for 9 months already. For example about the option of focusing on the eyes, setting the buttons, making panoramas etc. The camera is still smarter than me I must admit. I am enjoying my Sony even more now since after the class I feel much more confident. Thank you John and CreativeLive for such an opportunity! I would recommend to everyone who has a Sony a7II camera and the other cameras in this line to watch this class. It's a concentrate of useful information, very detailed and to the point. I spent two days just watching the class and practicing new knowledge with my camera straight away. I had to postpone all the other life chores. And I would be ready to watch the class again after some time as it's a professional camera which needs a lot of practice!

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