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#1 Cp

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 06:18 AM

Here's a short video clip from the Canon 5D Mark III, taken on a dive to the Windjammer wreck in Bonaire. Originally called the Mari Bahn, she was a 293ft sailing vessel loaded with asphalt who met her end in 1912 on the northwest end of the island. She's laying in 210 of water, just past the end of the reef.
[vimeohd]42597223[/vimeohd]

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 07:04 AM

Hi Chris,
Can you tell us about settings? what lens? Exposure (shutter speed, f no, iso)?
Thanks,

Edited by escape, 22 May 2012 - 07:05 AM.


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Posted 22 May 2012 - 07:24 AM

Also, what port were you using? And were you using the AF-ON button? If so, how did it handle the low light? Thanks!

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 08:10 AM

Also, what port were you using? And were you using the AF-ON button? If so, how did it handle the low light? Thanks!


Hi Chris,
Can you tell us about settings? what lens? Exposure (shutter speed, f no, iso)?
Thanks,



I was using the Zen DP-100 for the Canon 8-15; had a 1.4x teleconverter on the 8-15mm and lens set to about 14mm. I always shoot using AF-ON; in this case was prefocusing at about 2 ft. Occasionally, I'd refocus using AF-ON; footage while focusing is obviously left on the cutting room floor. Although I wasn't really "testing", I think it handled the low light pretty well, better than any other camera I've ever tried.

5DIII does not save a THM file to grab the EXIF data, and I don't see how to get at it. If I remember right, I think I shot most of it at 1/60 at around f/8 to f/13, ISO 800-1600. If anyone knows how to grab exif type data (neither FCPX nor Lightroom show it, afaict) from the MOV file, I'd love to know how.

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 10:09 AM

Chris, just use Canon's DPP under   CMD-I (Info). Easiest way. I've complained to Avid, Adobe and Apple about the missing EXIF data (they can all extract out of stills but not video). They claim a fix is forthcoming in an update.

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 08:54 PM

Turtle looks like it needs to take a peak performance buoyancy specialty.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 01:44 AM

What length extension ring are you using with that set-up.
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Posted 23 May 2012 - 04:09 AM

Chris, just use Canon's DPP under   CMD-I (Info). Easiest way. I've complained to Avid, Adobe and Apple about the missing EXIF data (they can all extract out of stills but not video). They claim a fix is forthcoming in an update.


Thanks Drew, that worked, excellent. Very happy to know the data is there, even if Apple, Adobe, and Avid don't know how to find it, yet.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 04:14 AM

What length extension ring are you using with that set-up.
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I used a 30mm extension. I don't know if that will be Zen's final recommendation for 8-15mm; we're considering some other options for that lens.

Turtle looks like it needs to take a peak performance buoyancy specialty.


No doubt. Between his squashed lungs and the two tags, he's definitely negative. He looks a bit narced too. :lol:

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 11:13 AM

A couple of clarifications:

- the amount of extension needed for the Kenko 1.4 is 20mm. I only used the 30mm because that's what I had with me.

- some of the shots in the video were at 3200.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 04:24 AM

- some of the shots in the video were at 3200.


Hi Cp

Can you give us any indication of the time codes for the high ISO shots?

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 06:33 AM

Hi Cp

Can you give us any indication of the time codes for the high ISO shots?

Cheers, Simon


Hi Simon,

Clips starting at:
0
32
55
1:01
1:07
are all at 3200. Or more correctly, I should say, i think the clip started rolling at 3200. It's possible I changed during mid shot, but I don't think that information is recorded in the EXIF; DPP, for example, only shows one number.

Looking at it in full rez, there is virtually no noise in the 3200 clips. There is a lot of detail in those shadows that Vimeo is compressing out - it looks really good on my monitor. In hindsight, I would have shot more of this at 3200 or even higher and pushed the exposure up a little, but this was my first dive with the camera where I shot video, and 25 minutes of bottom time goes really fast.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:54 AM

Wow. Take out the Vimeo compression and whatever you transcoded the original files to/from while editing and that looks dam clean at 3200!! :)