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#1 writepic

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Posted 09 November 2006 - 03:45 PM

Hi all,

Here's my first proper post on wetpixel. I've been lurking here for a while, gosh all these
forum categories make it a bit confusing.

Anyway, I've been a photographer for longer years than a diver, but have been working towards
my underwater dedicated site for a few months now.

I got round to mostly starting it off and now is almost presentable.

I'm quite new to video both above and below the surface, and got into it as I
think it helps tell a whole story rather than just part of it, which I think is useful
in these conservation concious days.

I'm british, but travel way too much, living much of the year in Ecuador.

Here is the link to my new site, I'd appreciate any (constructive) feedback anyone has to give.

http://www.eyemocean.com

Best regards,

Mark.
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Posted 09 November 2006 - 04:17 PM

Hi Mark.
Welcome to Wetpixel

Nice site there, you have some great pics and cool video shots.
That guy sitting on the coral was a classic in your video clip.
Great clip but the jerkyness of it all was abit anoying. It needs to run at normal speed for some shots I recon.

So looks like yet another place being destroyed by humans again.
Keep up the great work.

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Posted 09 November 2006 - 05:40 PM

Very nice galleries; I never saw a feathertail ray before.
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#4 writepic

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Posted 10 November 2006 - 08:05 AM

hi wagsy,

thanks for taking the time to comment, yes it does look a bit naff webside. i'd be interested to
know the best web compressions for video.

this 5 minutes clip is about 5 gig in original, and i thought if i got it down to 30 meg that would make it
downloadable easy if you get me. i firstly imported it again at a new project 320 x 240 and then compressed
that as muchc as poss, winding down to 56kbps streaming, i found 256k was way smoother but
made it too big for download.

unfortunately it's possible to find someone every day walking on the coral heads. this guy was just one of many. in defence of divers, it's usually just the snorklers, and nonplussed hotels who do nothing to control it.

loftus: thanks.....yes the featehrtail was an occasional visitor, not often seen i think. very nice though.

mark
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Posted 10 November 2006 - 09:29 AM

hi wagsy,

thanks for taking the time to comment, yes it does look a bit naff webside. i'd be interested to
know the best web compressions for video.

this 5 minutes clip is about 5 gig in original, and i thought if i got it down to 30 meg that would make it
downloadable easy if you get me. i firstly imported it again at a new project 320 x 240 and then compressed
that as muchc as poss, winding down to 56kbps streaming, i found 256k was way smoother but
made it too big for download.

unfortunately it's possible to find someone every day walking on the coral heads. this guy was just one of many. in defence of divers, it's usually just the snorklers, and nonplussed hotels who do nothing to control it.

loftus: thanks.....yes the featehrtail was an occasional visitor, not often seen i think. very nice though.

mark


I've been really impressed with H.264 encoding for the web. I've been amazed by how well it scales up to pretty high resolutions without losing a lot.

#6 chewie70

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Posted 10 November 2006 - 11:53 AM

Hey Mark,

The site looks great even though I wasn't able to check out the videos. Not your fault, I'm at work. I'll have to check them out later.

One thing that you might want to consider though is you background color. The white just looks to generic to me. If it was my site, I would add some color.

I love the logo, very unique and eye catching.