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#1 escape

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 02:28 AM

[vimeohd]39261636[/vimeohd]

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.

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#2 SwiftFF5

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 03:12 AM

Wow, absolutely spectacular - thanks!

Edited by SwiftFF5, 28 March 2012 - 03:12 AM.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 04:12 AM

Another good one, i'm going to have to go and get some video soon :lol:

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 05:09 AM

Another good one, i'm going to have to go and get some video soon :lol:


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#5 MikeVeitch

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 05:15 AM

Step 3: relocate video equipment in the office somewhere...

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 05:37 AM

Fantastic footage!

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 09:53 AM

utterly wonderful. The super macro and macro world come alive.

Thanks EJ!
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 01:03 PM

Great footage EunJae!

Really amazing that you could get so close on some of those shots without using diopters and capture such wonderful shots. :lol:

Cheers, Simon

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 09:05 PM

He is using diopters Simon (SubSee +5/10).

Some fantastic shots in there EunJae. Well done!

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 10:59 PM

Simply Amazing
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 01:13 AM

He is using diopters Simon (SubSee +5/10).


LOL I should get back into the habit of actually reading things on message forums before I post. I could swear that you don't pay as much attention when using an iPad...

#12 acuevas

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 06:59 AM

This is a real peace of art.
Breathtaking. :lol:
The super macro scenes are amazing.

The music selection is excellent too.
No narrations needed, the images speak for them self.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 12:04 AM

Seriously awesome footage and great skill from the videographer. Bravo!

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 02:41 AM

Really enjoyed your videos. Amazing stuff.
Great music also adds to the quality of the footage.
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#15 escape

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 03:48 PM

I have some pm and email asking about my lighting in video so I thought better post my answer here. Feel free to add your opinion and ideas.

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.
snoot.jpg
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.


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Posted 03 May 2012 - 07:48 PM

Is it hot under that light?

Also, are slowing your footage down from 30p to 24p, or resampling it?

#17 escape

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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. :)

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 07:38 AM

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?
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Posted 04 May 2012 - 07:55 AM

This is some of the best footage I have seen in a long time. You have inspired me!
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#20 escape

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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?
Dustin


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.