Here is one shot at Dimaniyat islands Oman in November.
Average vis was 10 to 12 meters with lots of suspended particles (July August is a much better season to visit as i was told)
Shot on RX100Mk4 with WWL1 on an Ninja 2 recorder (Pro res 4-2-2 10bit). 2 x Keldan Luna 4x lights. Graded on Davinci Resolve.
Most of the times i was shooting on AWB. Shot on PP 5.
Not super happy with the results but considering the visibility and the actual water colour its not that bad.
Also the original video file looks much better than the one in youtube (need to invest some time in trying to find some good export settings). I ll try to make a short before after video with some of the scenes.
Nice work! Very natural looking colours and the blue is really good! I like the fact that it's not another oversaturated underwater video but much closer to what we see underwater kind of cinematic look.
Posted by Lionfi2s
on 14 September 2016 - 10:31 PM
Great thread! Thanks to all that contributed.
Only an RX100Mk4 user and doing mostly video with it but the WB issues are the same.
I ll try to post some test videos later on.
Slog2 i find it very useful in scenes like the inside of a cavern looking at the bright light of the entrance. If you expose for the cavern and not using Slog your highlights are completely blown if you protect the highlights then everything else is black. Slog2 gives a happy medium but still need a lot of attention on how you expose otherwise its too noisy at least on the RX100.
Just got a Ninja 2 monitor so i ll try to see how much difference the increased amount of information ( Prores hq 4-2-2) will do on grading.