July 18, 2016 at 9:18AM
Capturing woods footage (Sony A7S ii wSony Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens)
A few questions:
1) my daughter was taking photos of a model and some came out looking like we photoshopped her into the scene. She was more out of focus then the trees behind her. I am not sure of her settings used, but any idea what caused that so we don't do it again? We were in half light and half shade, was that the problem? Here is a link to the pic:
2) We tried capturing some footage of them running through the woods. Some came out good and some was very choppy. I realized the part where the path was straight came out much better then the parts where there were curves, is this the lens I used or the camera or just hard to get good footage running? We are going to try it walking next time to see if that helps, but I heard of "rolling shutter" and wondered if this is what they mean by it. Think of it as a half circle and the middle section does not get filmed at all. It skips it and records the end part again, very choppy in some places.
Part b) same question, what should my next lens be? It will probably be a month before I can get a new one. I need one that can handle woods as my first one is a low budget werewolf one set 70% in the woods or just outside the woods…
I really love this camera! Next time we go we are going to try using the Sony HDR-cx440 one too to see what kind of footage it can capture.
Our drone (dpi phantom 3 4k) got some good footage but then the wind picked up and crashed it so we decided not to risk any more. So have like 10 seconds of footage :p
So excited to finally get the equipment and learn to master it! thanks for your help!