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I recently purchased an a7R iv for filmmaking. After several weeks of filming, I surprisingly discovered it actually takes photographs also. :oops:

Well... actually, I knew it took photos before, obviously. But most of my films are interlaced with photos along with the footage. And with all this new technology and cam improvements, I think it would great if there were more questions/discussions shared in this video area. So I encourage others to join in after they discover that little back button with a red dot on it... that when pressed, causes all the photos to become joined together one after another in a long series until the button is pushed again. :)

For starters, anyone else have an a7R iv used for filming?
 

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I use the a6400 for video, but I don't consider myself very good with it. I had plans to create a travel vlog channel on YouTube, but then 2020 happened 😅
So I have been taking video of myself cooking instead.
If you've got some time to waste here is a sample done with a6400 and sony 35mm lens:

Honestly, video editing is so time consuming, I have not been consistent in dedicating enough time to learning/practicing it more.
What do you film Mr. Garuda?
 
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Hi Chris, your film clip looks good... actually too good since it made me hungry enough to start lunch earlier than usual.

My films are usually a combination of drone aerials, footage w a7Rii & 7R iv, along w stills intertwined. Mostly storytelling or documentaries. I film skydiving, Japanese Gardens, Buddhist temples, and other interesting events/activities.

What vid editing software do you use? And yes, it's often very time consuming, but rewarding when they come out good.
Mike.
 
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Hi Chris, your film clip looks good... actually too good since it made me hungry enough to start lunch earlier than usual.

My films are usually a combination of drone aerials, footage w a7Rii & 7R iv, along w stills intertwined. Mostly storytelling or documentaries. I film skydiving, Japanese Gardens, Buddhist temples, and other interesting events/activities.

What vid editing software do you use? And yes, it's often very time consuming, but rewarding when they come out good.
Mike.
Hey Mike, thank you and I just realized you asked a question and I didn't respond, my apologies.
I'm using Adobe Premiere Pro, thankfully there are many many tutorials on youtube.

Also, I have a very big place in my heart for Japanese gardens. As a life-long anime fan and sushi lover, I finally went to Japan last November for a 10 yr wedding anniversary and my wife and I loved it. If you have any links to your vids, share!
 

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......Also, I have a very big place in my heart for Japanese gardens.... If you have any links to your vids, share!
Below is link to one of my films of Japanese Gardens. It is kind of long since it surveys garden from ground and air. Best if viewed at 1080 hi-def and full screen.

Video tour of Japanese garden
 

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Below is link to one of my films of Japanese Gardens. It is kind of long since it surveys garden from ground and air. Best if viewed at 1080 hi-def and full screen.

Video tour of Japanese garden
That was so relaxing! Loved the inclusion of the "wildlife" as well. Thanks for sharing.
 

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Mike, that video was great. I had to watch it twice, very calming. I would love to spend a day there just taking in all of the sights and sounds.

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I use the a6400 for video, but I don't consider myself very good with it. I had plans to create a travel vlog channel on YouTube, but then 2020 happened 😅
So I have been taking video of myself cooking instead.
If you've got some time to waste here is a sample done with a6400 and sony 35mm lens:

Honestly, video editing is so time consuming, I have not been consistent in dedicating enough time to learning/practicing it more.
What do you film Mr. Garuda?
Chris, this looks amazing and even though i just had lunch i'm hungry again. I bookmarked your video and will be making this recipe soon, hopefully mine comes out half as good as yours looks.

LG
 
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I was recommended da Vinci resolve ( ther'es a free version) for video editing. it needs a fairly powerful computer But I guess that's true of all video editors!
 
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I was recommended da Vinci resolve ( ther'es a free version) for video editing. it needs a fairly powerful computer But I guess that's true of all video editors!
I tried it once before, but found it intimidating. Then again, I was new to the entire editing process. Premiere Pro was also intimidating, but somehow I muddled through most of it with some youtube tutorials.
 
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Likewise i found Da Vinci Resolve extremely overwhelming. Now that I understand the basics i think i would be fine using it but i ended up trying OpenShot which has worked out pretty well. It has its quirks but the price was right (Free if you want, really donate as you can).
 

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I purchased CyberLink PowerDirector 18. The learning curve seems pretty easy and the program has more capability than I will ever use. It was about $120 US.
 

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I purchased CyberLink PowerDirector 18. The learning curve seems pretty easy and the program has more capability than I will ever use. It was about $120 US.
Better than the subscription for Adobe! those guys are ruthless with their pricing.
 

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