I've used both cameras and own the Sony a7SII and honestly feel for independent film making the A7sII is a better fit because its a full frame camera so the depth of field is going to be easier to achieve without additional accessories, plus the 4k is an extra bonus (although 8 bit). I use it for weddings and just shot a summer wedding in full 4k on it (10 hours of shooting) and had no issues with overheating at all. It eats batteries for breakfast though, so the Canon has better battery life (if you turn off the wifi option in the camera that saves a lot of battery life, but still eats batteries). The codecs are a wash in my opinion both have advantages and disadvantages. The canon has better color science out of the box, but using lut's or color correction methods the Sony can be color corrected to look pretty nice too. The A7sII would hold its value better since its newer, and also you can use the same FE lenses if you update to the FS7. Hope that helps.
absolutely love this little cowboy studio shoulder rig
its cheap, but it does the job well, reduces shoulder strain, and is light. i would buy a couple of them though if you are doing extensive travel, i find i break one every 5 months but for the price can't really be beat if you don't need the ronin look.
I used the Sennheiser Evolution mics with wireless transmitter, but recently ended up switching to the little darling recorders from juiced link and keeping the mics instead.with the little dar the recorder is built in so it doesnt use wireless frequiences which is perfect in my case since it seems like lately i have been getting more interference from wireless frequencies.
Really interested to see the new DSC-RX10 II in addition that will be coming out. Has 480fps in full hd. Will be nice to see how this works as a b cam too.
i would be very curious to know how much of a different the low light is between this and the a7s. this could be the deal breaker for me.
if anything fcpx is much more affordable and continues to grow into a better product with an increasing support for plugins. adobe charges 50 dollars a month for subscription service when fcpx is 250. sure it doesn't do everything, but for a lot of smaller companies and indy filmmakers not having to pay 50 dollars a month is a relief.