The custom settings on my Sony A7III changed the way I shoot video

Sony A7 III
(Image credit: Hannah Rooke)

For years I was saying I want to start shooting video. I’ve had cameras more than capable of recording high-quality content but something kept putting me off – the settings. Video is a whole different ballgame to shooting stills so you need to think a little bit more about the settings. However, if you’re anything like me you’ll find what works and then stick to it, for the most part at least. 

When you first look at the settings in the video menu, it can be pretty overwhelming. Depending on your file format (whether you want to shoot in 4K, HD or even 8K in the Sony A1), you’ll have a range of different recording settings to choose from. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.