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Shoot Time Lapse Videos with the Sony a7r III

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Slow and Quick Video Mode Options for Timelapse


Shoot Timelapse Videos with Sony Alpha Cameras using Slow and Quick (S&Q) Motion Video Mode


Christopher Burress shows us how to take a time lapse video with his Sony a6500. He uses S&Q Mode which is found in the Video Settings. This is identical to the method we need to use on the new a7r iii. The cameras then combine all the files shot at one frame per second to a video shown at your set speed. The a7r ii required a PlayMemories app.



How to Shoot Time Lapse Videos with the Sony a7r III
Go to Video ModeSet camera to Manual Focus, set focus.Set S&Q Mode - Program, Shutter, Aperture, or Manual modes are possible.Here is information on what mode to use from learntimelapse.com.Set S&Q Frame Rate, one frame per second (FPS) is used in this example.Set the S&Q Record Setting. This sets the playback speed.Press the Record Button.The a7r iii processes the video in-camera.


Read more about S&Q settings of the a7r iii via…

a7r III EyeAF Comparison Metabones vs Sigma MC-11

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EyeAF Comparison Metabones vs Sigma MC-11 Canon to E-mount Autofocus Adapter


Here's a video by Luis Gabriel Photography showing the EyeAF difference between the Metabones Canon EF/EF-S Lens to Sony E Mount T Smart Adapter vs the Sigma Mount Converter MC-11. The camera used is the newest a7r iii camera controlling a Sigma 135mm f/1.8 Art lens. The video shows how viable it is using Canon EF lenses on the new a7r iii. This makes switching systems easier.





How to Open a7r III Raw Files with Lightroom

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As of now Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw does not officially support the new Sony a7r III raw files. Here is a workaround / hack to let us work with the new files before Adobe updates their software. We will need to change the exif information using exiftool, which can be downloaded here - https://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/

Here is the key information Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw looks for in the exif info.  View the exif on your a7r iii raw file and you will see this.


White Balance Fine Tune : 0
White Balance : Auto
Sony Model ID : ILCE-7RM3 
Multi Frame Noise Reduction : Off
Picture Effect : Off


We need to change that with exiftool to make Adobe think it's an a7r ii raw file.


Here's the exiftool command.
For single filesexiftool -sonymodelid="ILCE-7RM2" RAW FILEFor all the files in the directoryexiftool -sonymodelid="ILCE-7RM2" -ext ARW -r DIRECTORYAnd the exif will be revised…