we will see how stable it works. i am not sure yet how to make the setting safe enough.
i am afraid that some settings and/or use cases can render the video crappy and the user doesnt notice.
just imagine you shoot your whole xmas and later you realize that you just have defective videos.
so it depends on how stable the features are. we will decide depending on your feedback.
this means: tell us if the experimental features work or if they dont.
tell us what the best settings are, why these are the best and which settings are a no-go and why?
(e.g. GOP 100 is too much or do we even need GOP 10000?)
also tell us if the features are a must-have or if they are for nuts and nobody will use them.
so we can tune the values and make it appear in stable releases too somewhen.
One thing I've been noticing in using bitrate hacks with GOP and flush settings is that how I would set them up differently for different situation.
I would crank up the CBR factor/VBR Scale to the max, disable audio and low flush and low GOP number to shoot audioless stuff, e.g., stuff like trees, macro shots and other objects, etc.
I would switch flush to 24 with audio enabled with medium GOP to shoot things that makes sound, like a musical instrument or machines chugging. I shoot with an external audio recorder that I would sync with in post, so having sound really help to sync stuff. (even when VideoRemoteShot gets enabled in future firmware)
This version seems to disable audio every time I fiddle with video hacks so I'd have to manually turn on audio after every settings, so that's kinda annoying.
So, the biggest feedback I have is probably this: having a custom preset that could save video bitrate setting preset would be nice. This could be experimented on pre-release to maximize stability, and user-customizable if one desire to experiment on.
Not sure if this is outside the 7D ML scope, but there it is.
Has anyone researched on lowering the audio bitrate btw?
Also: I'm loving the sticky half shutter function
Is it possible to assign it to the AF-ON button too? (a lot of shooters uses the back button to focus)
And is the DOF preview sticky still disabled? I can't seem to get it to work.
DOF preview sticky seems only to work on liveview mode, and not through the OVF. Is there a way to get this to work with the OVF?
Thanks for all the hard work, g3gg0! This thing is superb! :3