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#41 Interceptor121

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 11:41 PM

That device is to work on a flat surface. If you go diving on rocks you won't have that. And if you go on sand you can have 4-5-7 20 legs but stability comes out of balance not planting the legs in the sand as if it was an anchor. Even sand contains living organisms and should make sure your impact on the environment is as little as possible. That's my perspective at least. Results matter but after am sure am not demanding more than needed out of the seabed

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 11:51 PM

That device is to work on a flat surface. If you go diving on rocks you won't have that. And if you go on sand you can have 4-5-7 20 legs but stability comes out of balance not planting the legs in the sand as if it was an anchor. Even sand contains living organisms and should make sure your impact on the environment is as little as possible. That's my perspective at least. Results matter but after am sure am not demanding more than needed out of the seabed

From the Edelkrone web site:

"Works great on uneven surfaces, adapts to any surface"
https://www.edelkron...9/pocket-series

A quadpod has no issue with an uneven surface. It has adjustable legs.

I'm with you, in that I'd rather work with a tripod. But it's a preference thing, Edmond has gone a different route, he's happy with it and is getting good results.

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 11:57 PM

We are aligned. The reason why a tripod is quicker is because a plan (geometrical meaning) is defined by 3 points. So as soon as you drop the tripod is immediately in balance provided the legs are short and spread enough so that the center of gravity is close to the floor. All you have to do is to tilt the camera to reach alignment. With 4 legs you need to adjust multiple times until they all touch plus if you have no tilting base you will need to revisit again. Who has ever levelled a washing machine on a supposed flat floor knows the feeling. In addition to the reduced impact for less legs I rather use my air to do something else

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 08:27 AM

Different people use different ways to achieve what they want. To my concern, what is good ,what is bad, it doesn't matter. What matters to me is the process to find my own resolution while I face problem and if I can get what I want at the end. 

Your comments are loud and clear regarding using different system on supporting underwater camera. And I thank you your input to my topic.

I would also like to said that my topic is BMPCC filming setting. I post my pictures is in respond to a gentleman asking a more detail regarding the platform I made to support BMPCC housing. 

Please accept my apology that I open this topic is to discuss the issue relating to BMPCC housing. Other than that, you are welcome to open your topic.

Happy diving to all of you.

 

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 12:46 AM

Hi,

My recent trip to R4 gave me a chance to shot with my 2 set of gears, the BMPCC and GH-4, both attached with MFT lens, in Nauticam housing.

Only BMPCC connect with Ninja 2 for field recording in ProRes file, as GH-4 do not support Ninja 2 with 4K setting at GH-4.

My experience with BMPCC is minimal before the dive, and I found it is quite "user friendly" after a few dives with it.

That for every shot, you need to go through 3 buttons :

Start(on camera or Ninja), then focus button, then iris button (up and down as well sometime to find the right exposure).

During the shot, keep you thumb at focus button ready in case you lost the focus.

The Nauticam battery tray for BMPCC do provide an additional power that can last for 2 dives.

But do check the % at the begining of the dives and don't forget to power down the camera when not in use.

The BMPCC will use the power from the Nauticam battery tray first, so when it show 100% in the screen, it is the % at BMPCC battery compartment, not at the external battery tray.

The outter battery of the battery tray can be removed by just opening the housing, so I always change that battery in between the dive, and I don't need to remove the whole camera from the housing.

 

For post correction, both DNG and ProRes file give me an extensive range for adjustment while using DaVinci Resolve Lite.

And it is much extensive than that from GH-4 4k file.

 

I am still learning how to manipulate both the hardware and software, hope I can do better later.

 

Cheers

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 05:58 AM

Which one did you feel more inclined to pick up for video? If they are both in front of you and you had to pick just one...?


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Posted 17 July 2014 - 05:27 PM

I'm also curious to hear which you prefer, Edmond. 



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Posted 12 December 2014 - 10:56 PM

I hope you don't mind me chiming in here. I recently had the opportunity to use the first RECSEA BMPCC housing earlier this year in the Philippines. I just got around to releasing my video clip:

 

 

I have a fairly extensive write-up on the vimeo page about the housing if anyone is interested. I'd be happy to answer any questions here as well. 

 

It was really the first time working with Prores/CinemaDNG files for me. I've primarily been a dSLR shooter (on land), but having the latitude that the BMPCC provides in such a small package was really the big selling point to getting the camera in the water.

 

In regards to support, I primarily used a Joby Focus with the Ballhead X. For me, this was a extremely versatile item. 3 points of contacted worked for me easily, and when I didn't need the support, I would invert two of the legs upwards, which would work as side grips, which would allow me to keep my rig smaller by not having to add additional grips. 


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Posted Yesterday, 01:20 PM

Great video! How much work was involved in editing the DNG files?

My goby slr-zoom has broken this week. Only had it a few months. Alas did I keep the receipt. No. I think the salt got to it.

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