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#1 Alex_Tattersall

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 06:57 AM

Hi all,

I've been asked several times now for recommendations for a good book about UW Video. Any suggestions gratefully received.

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 08:11 AM

Two titles... 'I would stick to stills as video isn't that easy" by 'Ivor canon' ... And "being an underwater photographer isn't all glam so try videography" by 'Satinda sunbeing paaid' you can find the latter on www.pleasedontstealmyeasyjob.beg

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 08:14 AM

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 08:26 AM

Hi Alex,

The only book on the subject I have in my library is 'A step by step guide to Underwater Video' by John Boyle. Published in 2003 it is not that relevant any more and certainly doesn't cover DSLRs... A couple of chapters are still worth a browse though. There's a golden opportunity for a well written tome on DSLR video in the vien of Martin's Edge's much respected work on stills shooting.

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 08:34 AM

There's a golden opportunity for a well written tome on DSLR video in the vien of Martin's Edge's much respected work on stills shooting.


Third or fourth edition?
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Posted 18 May 2012 - 10:49 AM

I've never been into these weird video pages on Wetpixel, have to admit, I feel a little scared !
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Posted 18 May 2012 - 12:37 PM

I've never been into these weird video pages on Wetpixel, have to admit, I feel a little scared !


Wait until a certain mod starts name dropping and talking totally un necessary techno babble... That will totally scare you back to the dark arts of Stills

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 01:13 PM

Hi all,

I've been asked several times now for recommendations for a good book about UW Video. Any suggestions gratefully received.

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Alex

I'm waiting for the price to drop on this one:
http://www.amazon.co...e...5368&sr=1-3

And I have this one - it's pre-DSLR (c2005) but covers the basics.
http://www.hammerhea...gitalvideo.html

Edited by sjspeck, 18 May 2012 - 01:16 PM.


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Posted 18 May 2012 - 04:12 PM

Wait until a certain mod starts name dropping and talking totally un necessary techno babble... That will totally scare you back to the dark arts of Stills

Dean


LOL,

I think Bob Cranston co authored a underwater video book. Can't remember the name off hand.

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 05:41 PM

'I would stick to stills as video isn't that easy" by 'Ivor canon' ...

Dean :lol:



Yes...that's the very one I've been looking for...:P

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 11:54 PM

Hi all,

I've been asked several times now for recommendations for a good book about UW Video. Any suggestions gratefully received.

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Alex


Alex,

Try this "old" book, if it's still in print:

http://wetpixel.com/...tal-video-book/

The equipment content is dated but the techniques are standard and good. With DSLR, I don't think anyone has written a book about them. Technique wise, it isn't too far from shooting with film cameras, except now one can do stuff like white balance, pic profiles and in the case of the D800, self assembling timelapse within the housing.

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 10:29 PM

High Definition Underwater Video by
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Posted 27 May 2012 - 06:21 AM

High Definition Underwater Video by
Steven Fish

http://www.fishtales...nstruction.html


It appears that this e-book is no longer available. If anyone knows where it can be purchased/downloaded, it would be appreciated.

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 09:04 AM

It appears that this e-book is no longer available. If anyone knows where it can be purchased/downloaded, it would be appreciated.

http://onlinebookpla...video?region=us

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 10:37 AM

Gee Dean B....now who could that be? :P
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Posted 04 June 2012 - 08:01 AM

I got this one
http://www.amazon.co...e...5368&sr=1-3
easy to understand and pratice. Not boring

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 08:50 AM

I hope the videographer is better than the cover graphic designer :) :D :lol:

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 03:40 PM

I hope the videographer is better than the cover graphic designer :) :D :lol:


LOL, could have spent a couple more bucks on that one

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 04:30 PM

Umm guys.... Said author is also a member on WP... so please try to be nice. :)

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 05:26 PM

Umm guys.... Said author is also a member on WP... so please try to be nice. :)


Point taken, maybe a little harsh

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