July 7, 2016 at 5:22PM, Edited July 7, 5:27PM

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Workflow from production to post production.

I recently purchased my first monitor for my Sony A7s, the Atomos Ninja Flame. I have a strong grasp on camera basics of exposure and all, but I seem to struggle with finding the golden rules to expose properly for various scenes do get the cleanest image.

I want to step up my game, I want to shoot with a higher bitrate and have less compression so I can have more control over my footage in post. I currently edit in Premiere but want to start color grading in Davinci. Who here has experience with the Sony a7s or the atomos ninja flame and knows some golden tips or willing to share some links to tutorials in Davinci and handling footage sent through a monitor?

I would like to start a discussion on anybodies techniques and experiences using these tools.

Thanks guys!

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The only experience I have is with the A7s and Shogun which is pretty close as far as your question goes. It comes down to what you want to see I suppose. Expose for your subject that's all I can really say. You'll want to shoot in Slog 2 or some log format to get the most out of your footage. Turn on clipping if you can, that will also save you as sometimes in log modes it's hard to tell what's over exposed.

July 7, 2016 at 10:12PM

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Clark McCauley
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Thanks thats helpful, I am excited to use the false color on the monitor to get the best exposure. After reading a lot about log footage on the a7s throughout the day, I have been told in some situations it is unnecessary to use Slog_2 unless it is a scene with a lot of dynamic range.

July 8, 2016 at 11:11AM

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Dominic Panico
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That may be true, I just find that grading looks so much better whether log is needed or not.

July 8, 2016 at 1:57PM, Edited July 8, 1:57PM

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Clark McCauley
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