June 4, 2016 at 6:58AM
Hocus pocus focus. A7sii and super crappy AF
I'm a newb. Super green. A client has asked me to film some stuff (knowing that I'm inexperienced with video) but they trust my creative approaches with other things I handle for them.
I'm trying to learn as much as possible and soaking up a good bit of information. Initial tests on fixed subjects look awesome after grading.
One big frying pan to the face was realizing that my Sony A7sii isn't really a great solution for a one-man operation if the subject (or myself) is moving around. Even harder if I have to sling the camera around in a ronin m.
So exposing my ignorance here's a basic question that I could use the knowledge of the board members here:
Is there a realistic way of filming a subject with this camera (Sony A7sii) in a gimbal without a follow focus? AF isn't a solution - it sucks. How is everyone else dealing with this challenge? I can't imagine everyone shooting with this camera with a ronin or stedicam has a second operator dealing with focus.
Any help greatly appreciated.