A1: How do I set movie clips to record muted? - Different tracking than stills?

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Re: A1: How do I set movie clips to record muted? - Different tracking than stills?

AlephNull wrote:

I don't recall a setting to mute the sound, but you could always set the recording volume to minimum.

Thanks - resolved.

I think it is a daft way to do that, but you have to switch the selector dial to "movie" to get the "full" movie settings, where you can affect muting the movie clips, as well as setting the S&Q, PP etc.

Then you can save and switch back to the stills/ custom (1-2-3) selector dial options, and save. either way, you should get the desired results.

It seems like a daft way, since some of the video options are also available on the stills menu, but not all.

I feel like Sony as missed a bunch of useful stuff there:

1 - keep to a single menu that reaches everything, even at the expense of "breaking out" an additional tab

2 - each tab should have its own numbered sub-division, so one can know that in the photo (camera icon) you have 15 pages, video (film icon) you have 10 pages...etc...

This will enable one to map the functions or just know to look for something again because you missed it, without having to browse for hours trying to figure where you left off.

In the category of "what to improve on" - this is a very desirable thing.

As far as build - they switched from the SLT fully articulated screen configuration to the tilt-only, and I really don't understand their decision. They took a predominantly outstanding quality, and botched it. Even when considering "touch screen" - they could have provided a thin space or a protruding bezel that would guard it from accidentally being manipulated when "closed off" (back of screen - outwards, for use of the EVF only..), and preventing some accidental screen scratches.

But..what do I know? -I'm just a consumer...

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