OK, I know my course has been out for months now, but I forgot to announce it here on my blog

OK, I know my course has been out for months now, but I forgot to announce it here on my blog and perhaps some missed that I made a course on this camera.

My Sony a7Sii course is now available for streaming or download.

Buy The Course Here

Get the Highest Video Image Quality from your Sony a7Sii

In my 6 hour course I walk you through every menu item that relates to video to get the best image possible out of the powerful a7S Mark II camera. I explain each button and feature so you can get up to speed quickly from watching all the side-by-side comparisons.

a7sii course

Only $49

I personally own this camera, it’s a powerful frame camera with 4K video 5 axis stabilization and can pretty much see in the dark.

After watching all 6 hours of instruction you will have a complete understanding on how to operate this camera to capture the best video.

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Chapter List

  • Course Intro (what is covered and who this course is for)
  • What’s in the Box (description of each item and precautions, which items I use and which I don’t)
  • Recording your first video (exercise)
  • Tour around the Sony a7Sii & Customizing the buttons
  • Help with Avoiding Sony Menu Confusion
  • Camera Settings – Page 1 (aspect ratio, format for time lapse)
  • Camera Settings – Page 2 (codec’s compared, 8-bit at 4K, 4:2:0 vs 4:2:2 examples)
  • Camera Settings – Page 3 (Focus Modes AF-C, DMF, MF, Focus Area)
  • Camera Settings – Page 4 (AF Illumintor, Exposure Step, ISO, ISO Range)
  • Camera Settings – Page 5 (Metering, WB, DRO, Creative Styles, Picture Profiles)
  • Camera Settings – Page 6 (Zoom, Focus Magnifier, Smile/Face Dect.)
  • Camera Settings – Page 7 (Auto Mode, Scene Selection, Movie/HFR
  • Camera Settings – Page 8 (SteadyShot, Audio Recording, Audio Rec Level)
  • Camera Settings – Page 9 (Audio Out Timing, Wind noise, Memory)
  • Custom Settings – Page 1 (Zebras, MF Assist, Grid lines, Marker Display and Settings)
  • Custom Settings – Page 2 (Exposure Set Guide, Audio level, DISP Btn, Peaking Color)
  • Custom Settings – Page 3 (Zoom Settings, compare Optical, ClearImage & Digital)
  • Custom Settings – Page 4 (Release without card)
  • Custom Settings – Page 5 (using silent shooting, Face Registration)
  • Custom Settings – Page 6 (APS-C/Super35mm vs Full Frame)
  • Custom Settings – Page 7 (dail setup)
  • Wireless – Page 1 (NFC, does Airplane mode really save on battery life?)
  • Wireless – Page 2 (I don’t spend that much time on the wireless menu)
  • Apps (Which Apps I use and for what shooting situations)
  • Playback – Page 1 (View mode, using slideshow for review footage)
  • Playback – Page 2 (How Protect does not protect your images if you format)
  • Setup – Page 1 (Monitor Brightness recommendations, How to shoot totally silently)
  • Setup – Page 2 (Display quality and battery life, Pwr Save)
  • Setup – Page 3 (NTSC/PAL, Cleaning Mode, Timecode uses, Remote Ctrl, HDMI Settings)
  • Setup – Page 4 (USB Connection, USB Power)
  • Setup – Page 5 (Format, file numbering and folders)
  • Setup – Page 6 (DB, Display Media Info, Body and lens Firmware versions, Resetting)
  • Pros and Cons for shooting movies in Stills Mode or Movie Mode
  • Exposure Intro
  • How to control exposure
  • Shutter Speed (motion blur and brightness, green screen,)
  • Judder (what is it and what shutter speed and frame rate works best for pans)
  • Shooting for slow motion (recommendations for smooth slow motion)
  • ISO (how to get the cleanest images when shooting at a high ISO)
  • Aperture (recommendations for for f-stop to use)
  • One Stop Relationships (how to quickly change your exposure by one stop)
  • Tools for setting Exposure (histogram, zebras, punching in, etc.)
  • Exposing out in the field examples (when to protect highlights and when not to)
  • White Balance (when to use the presets indoors and what to use outside)
  • How to Custom White Balance (when to balance for middle grey or white)
  • Three ways to set White Balance (speed vs accuracy)
  • Contrast (Creative Style Contrast Levels Compared and recommendations)
  • Saturation (Creative Style Saturation Levels Compared and recommendations)
  • Sharpness (Creative Style Sharpness Levels Compared and recommendations)
  • Each Creative Style Contrast Curves compared and recommendations
  • Each Creative Style compared at the same saturation level
  • Slog Picture Profile *Start of Advanced Section
  • Exposing Slog for the best results and dynamic range
  • When higher ISO is cleaner than lower ISO
  • Compare all PP in different lighting
  • Compare Slog2 vs Slog3 (I spend more time on Slog2 than Slog3)
  • Compare all color modes
  • Apply technical LUT using PPro & Resolve
  • Grade Slog without LUT
  • Matt Scott grades Slog
  • Knee, Detail, Black Levels
  • Recap of Slog
  • Exercise to improve your Slog grading
  • Lens adapters
  • Fly-by-wire focus, pros and cons of using native Sony glass
  • Benefits on Sony Native Glass
  • Sony Glass Abbreviations
  • Tour of my lenses
  • Manual focus without peaking
  • Manual focus with peaking turned on
  • Punching in to focus
  • Focus using zoom
  • Peaking in 4K vs 1080 is there a difference
  • DMF focus issues (using stills mode for video
  • Using Face Detection and registration faces
  • AF vs Manual focus peaking test
  • Goodbye