Nex 7 - video - colour issues

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Cameras' started by offsetvideo, May 10, 2014.

  1. offsetvideo

    offsetvideo New to TalkEmount

    May 10, 2014

    Can anyone help me with this issue? When filming with my NEX 7 there is a strange shift in hue/colour when moving the camera. Please see the video - if you look at the green grass there is a difference in colour from when the camera is still to when it is moving

    Exposure is in fully manual mode

    Custom white balance

    Manual focus

    Steady shot off

    I have tried different lenses - SEL1820, SEL1855

    All lens compensation turned off

    Have updated firmware from 1.00 to 1.03

    Does anyone have a NEX 7 they could try this on? I am trying to work out if the NEX 7 is really bad for video or if I have a faulty camera.

    Any help on this matter would be appreciated.
  2. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    What metering mode are you using? If it's on Spot that could be your problem. That's just a guess though, I don't do video.

    And BTW- welcome to the forum. :)
  3. offsetvideo

    offsetvideo New to TalkEmount

    May 10, 2014
    Hi Bimjo
    Thanks for the reply. Metering mode is not available on manual focus so I do not think that will be an issue. I have been out this morning and tried every setting I can find on the camera. Every different shooting mode, frame rate, and anything else I could think of.

    I think it is a fault with the camera. I have raised a support ticket with Sony. I will let you know how it goes.

    Thanks, Tristan
  4. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Metering modes indeed ARE available when using manual focus (everything else would just render the camera useless), it's not available in manual exposure. Are you in manual mode? If not, try it - it should fix the problem. If you already were in manual mode, it indeed could be a problem with the camera.
  5. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    I use nothing but legacy Canon FD lenses in Aperture mode on my NEX-7s, and agree, the camera body meters whatever light is coming in thru a given aperture and sets shutter accordingly, taking ISO into consideration as it does so.
    I've recently started into video and have shot about a dozen outdoor / wildlife related videos but haven't noticed the problem you're referring to.
  6. offsetvideo

    offsetvideo New to TalkEmount

    May 10, 2014
    Yep I am shooting in fully manual exposure. Everything that I can find that is automatic is switched off. Looks like I might have a faulty camera.