So I am thinking of using this camera for a small project [fiction] that involves a lot of controlled night exterior [car shots and exterior location] and lit up night interior as well as day exterior[also car shots where a burnt background is possible].
I am testing the camera tomorrow [shooting footage as well as doing a basic grade in resolve]
How do you approach testing a camera in a systematic efficient manner so as not to end up with lot of meaningless footage ?
My aim is to understand the sensor , understand exposing S-Log 3 and understand what I can and cannot do with the camera in terms of image.
This also kind of ties up with my other post on exposing S-log 3 so any tips is much appreciated. I am quoting it below just to make things easier.
I am about to embark on a shoot with the Sony A7s ii and have a couple of queries as I am trying to understand how the sensor performs considering I have never worked with Sony cameras..
1 - Slog 3 is numbered as which picture profile on this camera ? There are 2 slog picture profiles in this camera what are the differences ?
2 - People recommend exposing to the right now -
i - Should I expose to the right of the camera meter ?
ii - Or should I over expose the main thing in the scene that I am aiming to expose properly by a meter reading ?[ say the characters face]
iii - Does this approach work for shooting at night ? Is there a picture profile that works better for you for night exterior ?
iv - What is the logic of exposing in this manner ?
v - At what ISO does noise become visible in blacks, is it normal for noise to be present ? Is de-noising in post a common practise with this camera ?
3 - How does one approach exposing a scene with a 4 stop reading between background and subject ? Still over expose by 2 stops ? 2 stops of what ? A camera meter or a light meter ?
4- Any tips for day interior, day exterior,night interior and night exterior ?
5 - Any other best practises while exposing with this camera ? Any useful tips ?
PS - I will be testing the camera soon as well
Thank you all, I have found this website to be a great learning resource