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In Topic: Who is excited about Blackmagic Pocket Cinema 4K?

14 September 2018 - 05:06 AM

With Blackmagic RAW coming to this camera, this suddenly does start to look like a very interesting proposition. So no need to house a separate SSD :)


In Topic: Diving with Gian Manta Ray - looking for constructive criticism

11 September 2018 - 10:21 AM

Some very nice shots. Well done!  


This is perfectly watchable as-is, but I assume you took the shots pretty much as they came out of the camera?  The shots look very blue, so I'd try to adjust the white balance a bit in post. Some blown out highlights on the white belly of the mantas, but I know their skin is very reflective and this happens easily.  Again, I'd try to play a bit with the exposure in the midtones and highlights in FCPX.


Of course it always depends how much time you want spend getting a clip out, but if your looking for constructive comments, these two points may be worth playing with.


NB: I love how that morey eal spit out that sea urchin :-)

In Topic: French Polynesia

11 September 2018 - 07:21 AM

No problem... Mostly Cinelike D, but some shots are V-Log. The 8-18 will be good for wrecks and of course I use it overland quite a bit. But the (considerable!) investment in zoom and focus-gear and that special step-up adapter required I almost regret....

In Topic: French Polynesia

10 September 2018 - 10:53 PM

I was planning to use the 8-18 most of the time, particularly for the sharks, but it turned out that it was not narrow enough to get close-ups of single sharks. So I ended up using mostly the 12-35.


The WB is an interesting one. At depth (between 25 and 30m) the shots using manual WB in ambient light did not turn out that great. I ended up using auto WB and corrected in post. I am reasonably happy with the result. The blue of the Polynesian water is very intense and in most other clips you find on the net, the water looks purple, which I tried to avoid.  In shallower water, Auto WB gives very good results.

In Topic: French Polynesia

10 September 2018 - 11:52 AM

Thanks! yes I shot in 30 resp. 60p put on a 24p timeline, I did some speed-up where the footage looked too slow. I did stabilize in post, which works amazingly well in Davinci. If you know where to look, there is some warping, but acceptable on the clips I used. There was a lot of footage which did not make my spec-test as the currents often knocked my camera around more than I liked....

Still, if you compare GH5 to GH5s footage, the inbody stabilization of the GH5 clearly shows.