Hello to everyone in Sony Corporation,my name is Lucas Rodrigues,i am from brazil and ia am here because i want to tell you about the sistem Full Dive, that sistem have been seen in a anime called Sword Art Online (SAO).
In the anime,the players used 2 sistem that make they link they minds with a "avatar"online in the Game that is mencioned before,the anime pass in the year of 2022-2025,this anime make,not only me,but all the people that watch it to want to play it,want to go in this history,the sistem that they use was called NerveGear,this sistem allow to the player to have full control of his avatar without moving his real body. The NerveGear looks like a helmet with a internal battery that hold the player online in more or less 2 hours and when this time is out,the helmet execute a emergency log out,without collateral effects.
In the anime,there is a second NerveGear but his name is AMU sphere,the only diference is that is more safe than the Helmet,and it looks like a tiara,images in this email. I would like to know that is any chance to create one of those, because this is the most important part of project that i am idealizing,and the NerveGear is one of the 3 part of the project,the first is the game itself,the second is the NerveGear and the third is the most dificult part,avaliable to all over the world,so i want to know if the SONY CORPORATION can help us,me,my friend called lucas and my another friend called eric (we are all brazilian,of course)
So, I own an a5000. The video quality is good but like most mirrorless they lack a microphone jack. Only the high end ones have a mic input. However the low end ones come with a USB, ironically most DSLRs (even low end ones) come with a mic input. Syncing sound can be a drag. With USB you can do anything. Yes USB is primarily used for transferring files and powering devices but it has done much more due to computer software (video game controllers, video capture, sound recording, printing, etc.).
Solution: create a Micro (and/or) mini USB microphone or USB mic adapter for other mics to use on micless mirrorless. GoPro had a USB mic for their camera. The a6000 has a hot shoe and like a USB it can transfer power but can control devices like an external flash - even an external mic and automatically recognizes it. In order for the camera (a5000) to recognize the mic there probably should be a software update. Sony always finds a way. The a5000 should be convenient (after all I can hear the motor for the lens on video mode).
Firewire and DV are declining in the age of instant memory. Solid memory players like ODC-300RE offer USB 2.0/3.0, while the VTRs only offer firewire. However, people are trying to convert DV to digital or are still using it. Windows 8 does not support firewire (unfortunately) and that could be an issue when Windows 7 becomes useless. Firewire is the only connection that offers the best quality from DV. These new VTRs should come with USB 3 or there should be an adapter to convert firewire to USB 3. Usb 3.0 does act like firewire in a way so there should not be an issue. Tapes can be a drag but it doesn't mean they should be left behind, the info can't be lost forever. Like film, DV must be updated (and probably supprot 4k).
Instead of the traditional JPG controls on Camera ...
A LIGHTROOM like Controls/Slider of JPG (Minimum of 5 steps both ways from a 0 start) IN - CAMERA.
The LR "Develop" Panel.
Probably need a control for how much or how little you want to NR (in general)
THAT would give you a level of control that is EASY to understand. imho.
and is better and more intuitive that trying to load custom curves to your JPG set up in camera.
You could also ETTR (if you are consistent) and have the JPG pull back your blow outs. So you are working more in the "Sweet Spot" of the Histogram. and you can control and tweak to your shooting style.
SO "This" sets up a NEW way of looking at (Setting up) a JPG. Now you are trying to set up a JPG to look more like your RAW output in LR. (vs the Sony JPG color profiles in LR , which is helpful by the way)
BUT, this is probably more PRO centeric. because it really works going the "other" way. PROs that like what they do in Lightroom in RAW (heavy tweak, trying to get a unique look) could NOW move it to a IN-CAMERA JPG !
Sony would ALSO need to have the Ability to SAVE those set ups to a Custom Name choice.
... something many PRO LR users would already understand. and the base is far bigger than the Sony base. and goes across brands. Hmmm, kinda like a Lens Adapter.
and fyi: SONY also needs to have the ability to EXPORT/ IMPORT ALL the camera settings to a SD card.
So, it can be saved and re-loaded ... in case you have to do a FULL Factory Reset.
Also helpful when you are trying to duplicate your config amoung MANY cameras.
The A7/r already has a Button while in Review to "Send to Smartphone" the Fn.
The problem is it needs an APP that sets up a WiFi connection and keeps is open to "at least hold the Config." and "Recieve" any "Send to Smartphone" PICS from the A7/r.
The way NFC is working now ... it makes you have to basically pair everytime you send something. THAT is not useful, Talking PRO "actually worth the cost Useful" ! the way it is set up now, it's only a fun toy. To klunky to actually do something serious.
Even for Facebookers/Instagramers , you want it seamless like you just shot it on your smartphone.
* IDEA is to have your Smartphone in your Pocket while you do this ...
OR the PRO IDEA , to have your "Art Director" standing on the side with YOUR phone recieving ONLY the pics you select. FULL SCREEN on your smartphone or Tablet. and can do a ZOOM in to the Eyes to check Focus. Event he current APP cannot do this when the image comes up.
* Also realized the RES needs to be at least 2048 ****** on the wide end ... so you can at least ZOOM in enough to check the FOCUS on the EYES.
These kind of things Tech support should have demo copys ... so they can actually TEST OUT.
You want it to work at least BETWEEN two SONY products , and work WELL
It seems obvious to me , they do not. have demo's to test this quickly ... I mean.
Problem is it's Clunky right now with the NFC , Send to Smartphone , WorkFlow ... and Does NOT give you the FEEL of being on your smartphone taking pics
KEY here ... and what I imagine SONY is trying to do is ... Bridge the gap between the EASE of taking a Smartphone PIC ... and using an A7r to take a BETTER pic and sending it to your Smartphone.'
Right now, it will never replace the ease of taking a pic from the smartphone. BUT, it could come a LOT closer , and be a LOT easier than this.
Worst, IF you want to take more than one. Which most do.
Even worst IF you actually want to do some WORK with it ... Shoot a JOB and have someone review it on a Smartphone or PAD. check EYE focus , etc
The WIFI connection does NOT have to keep sending data ... IT just needs to stay OPEN to recieve a JPG when you send one over from the Camera. The remote Control APP does this well. but send data back and forth unnessasarily for this job.
IT will certainly use LESS battery life VS Remote Control Live View. Where you could Shoot and send a image., Even saving a RAW to your Camera and sending via WIFI a JPG.
Now, running Remote Control to just send over JPGs and have someone (else) Review them is Over KILL on battery life.
AND, on the Smartphone you CANNOT do two simple things. Have your Art Director Scroll thru the images you sent. AND ZOOM IN on the eyes to check Focus. The send over image probably needs 2048 px on the wide side.
Even tho I know everyone focus on the A7/r but we need some love to the FLAGSHIP A99.
The camera need firmware update/upgrade/fix/enhancing, whatever you/we named it...some of these are issue ACCROSS the whole SLT and now FE lines.... Usability enhancement/FIX
1) UI lag - the latest firmware improved things to "ok..kind of acceptable" level, but still have a lot of room to improve from camera startup time, changing setting to even scrolling through menus.
2) Menu update - We need new UI/menu like the latest Sony camera i.e. A7 and RX10 especially custom menu which is a major problem when you need to switch certain setting frequently, i.e. EVF effect on/off at menu #X, format card at menu #X, APS-Crop mode at menu #X.....added with the laggy software response..sometime is painful and I think the latest custom FN menu on the RX 10 really kind of fix that.
3) EVF for viewfinding, Black LCD for review just like any DSLR we used to...I think someone already mentioned this in another thread. This will also fix the problem of all those "review images" between burst mode that cut off viewfinding....
4) Improve AF accuracy and expand AF-D/D-map lens support list as PROMISED.
5) Wireless flash delay, please shorten the preflash...I'm a wedding photographer, the ultra long preflash to flash delay is unacceptable for us to capture any moments...the only thing we can rely on was third party triggers....It's never happen before SLT era...
6) Allow video AF in any aperture.
7) Improve video codec
On the Side) Put all the flash accessories back in production...battery pack, off shoe sync cable, sync cable splitter, better shoe adapter
Thank you for reading this, me and alot of us would be really appreciate if there is a firmware update to come. Even if there are only part of it is implement....
Again, system camera take manufacture long term commitment...not just to give us "exciting" new camera every year that generate short term sales, but to create loyal customer, that we will "invest" into your system aka your company. Which is what make the user from Canon and Nikon so loyal to their system....also please listern to your professional user for your flagship camera...which is a reference camera for the user below.