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Nick Hope

Member Since 12 Sep 2004
Offline Last Active Sep 07 2018 10:31 PM

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In Topic: Dive and See DNC-5A(H1) Monitor clip playback

03 December 2017 - 07:05 PM

At least a neoprene cover is on the outside of the housing

In Topic: Underwater Monitor for Panasonic GH5

17 October 2017 - 05:18 PM

I use the Dive and See DNC-7A with my GH4.


It's been very reliable for me, and a battery charge easily lasts all day.


The colour rendition was never great, but it's time I checked all the settings; I'm scared of all those buttons along the bottom so I haven't touched any of them for over 2 years :D


I don't use the shade anymore because it tends to obscure the red record symbol at the top of the screen. I don't miss it.




I have it mounted with a ball clamp like in this photo.



In Topic: Took the GH5 to Komodo

16 October 2017 - 07:06 PM

That's a shedload of cownose rays! Did they just fly by once?

In Topic: 4K to 1080 Pros & How To

28 September 2017 - 06:39 PM

My system specs are here. Still using an old AMD HD 6970 with Vegas Pro. AMD has been working better with Vegas Pro up to version 14. RX480 was best for a while. But things are in a state of flux now with GPU acceleration in Vegas and we're not sure which GPUs are going to end up being best for version 15.

In Topic: 4K to 1080 Pros & How To

27 September 2017 - 07:53 PM

So far I usually put my native UHD MP4 clips on a Vegas Pro 1080p timeline at "Preview (full)" preview setting. That gives me totally smooth playback without GPU acceleration and I can then crop, zoom, stabilize etc. knowing that it will look pretty good at 1080, but there's a limit. As I approach a pixel-for-pixel crop down to 1080 it starts not to look so good. Also I generally increase the sharpness applied, the more I crop/zoom. I usually use the standard Sharpen effect but if I'm using a lot of zoom then I sometimes I use Unsharp Mask and adjust the numbers to try to compensate for more zoom.


I have a UHD-to-1080 preset in pan/crop so that I can instantly see how much my max crop would be before having to upscale pixels. I also have UHD-to-1080 pan/crop re-framing presets (left, right, top, bottom) for quick use.


I've never bothered attempting that 1080 4:2:2 thing as I feel like I'm getting the benefits of the extra resolution anyway.