Cinematographer, currently based in India (Mumbai and Pune)
Just bought one of these cages for my Sony A7SII. I really like it. The handle/grip is one of my favourite features of the cage. Beside being a great power solution to Sony's dismal battery life, it's also nice handle/grip for handholding. I've found the camera body itself is quite annoying to handhold. I keep pressing button by mistake and the grip is just too small.
Has one issue at the moment: The movie record button doesn't work. Tested it with both A7S and A7SII. Nothing. So now talking with the seller to resolve this. Hopefully the return/exchange process is painless, because I really like this cage. I have a bunch of Sony batteries that I use for monitors and LED lights that works great with this cage.
"It's not about looking pretty, it's about looking right."
What Rodger Deakins lives by.
The whip-pan feature is really great. Now there is a gimbal for fast paced action shooting.
I've only edited a couple of short films so far, so I'm not the most experienced person here to give you advice but here is my process.
First thing I do is sync each clip with its corresponding audio. Then I edit with the new synced clips. Sometimes I need to overlap the audio from one clip over the other, like you've done, so I extend the audio of one on the timeline. I think this is called J and L cuts. But I never use the audio of one clip over the other if I'm seeing the actor talk, because it will almost always be out of sync.
When I'm happy with my cut points, I "blend" the audio between the shots by keyframing, like this: http://imgur.com/RXqtuuv
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The only downside I see to editing on Windows is its inability to export Prores. Apart from that, I think it's a matter of price and whichever you're comfortable to use. I'm a PC person, I edit with Premiere, I have no complaints at all (except the Prores issue, of course).