Lembeh Strait March 2012
Posted 28 March 2012 - 02:28 AM
DSLR underwater video compilation of short trip to Lembeh strait, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. 04~08th Mar 2012.
Filmed with Canon 7D & SmallHD DP4 in Nauticam housing, 60/100mm lens(full-time manual focus), SubSee +5/10, SOLA lights, XIT404 tripod.
Special thanks to NAD Lembeh Resort.
Posted 28 March 2012 - 03:12 AM
Edited by SwiftFF5, 28 March 2012 - 03:12 AM.
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 05:15 AM
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 05:37 AM
Posted 28 March 2012 - 09:53 AM
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 06:59 AM
The super macro scenes are amazing.
The music selection is excellent too.
No narrations needed, the images speak for them self.
Nikon D7000, Tokina 10-17, Aquatica AD7000, Aquatica Mini Dome, 2xInon Z-240 type 4.
Posted 30 March 2012 - 02:41 AM
Great music also adds to the quality of the footage.
Posted 03 May 2012 - 03:48 PM
When I just switched from still to video, I was just using front lighting with two SOLA 1200 on the short arm. It was very easy to lit everything, just light on (wide beam) and push rec button on the camera, that's it. But then I got boring, flat & videoish(?) footage.
So, I start using light on long arms and spot beam to avoid lit water between the lens and subject and background. It's works very well but of course, required long time for setup before start recording.
The other method of lighting is using custom made snoot on lights.
As you can see in the photo, this snoot have 67mm thread so I can use diopter (ex: subsee +5/+10) to get more strong and spot beam for macro footage. Of course, it's very hard to use this setup on conventional arm setting(now I'm often use it on gorilla pod).
I'm always thinking how to shooting video more artistic(?) way and need more ideas - different lighting, shallow dof, focus in&out, framing differently.
FYI, almost all footage in this video, shot on 1080/30p (conformed to 24p in post edting) , shutter speed fixed at 1/60sec, changed only aperture(iris) & iso (100~320).
Hope this help.
Edited by escape, 03 May 2012 - 08:04 PM.
Posted 03 May 2012 - 07:59 PM
Is it hot under that light?
Also, are slowing your footage down from 30p to 24p, or resampling it?
Editing 30p to 24p, I use this method in Sony Vegas.
Timeline are set to "disable resample" and then set playback rate by 0.800.
Then export to 23.976fps with AviSynth, MeGUI (for Vimeo).
So, I guess it's 25% slowing down but not resampling.
BTW, can't fry the eggs with that diopter attached lights.
Posted 04 May 2012 - 07:55 AM
Posted 04 May 2012 - 04:38 PM
This is amazing footage. Thanks for posting about how you got it!
Does anyone have snoots built for the sola 4000's? If so how did you do it?
Very easy DIY. It just piece of pvc pipe and $3 step-down ring (67mm thread) glued on it.
But you need some test for decide length of pvc pipe.