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matdiver1234

Member Since 15 Jun 2007
Offline Last Active Mar 23 2014 02:19 AM
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In Topic: Neat Video Profiles (GH3 etc)

20 March 2014 - 03:46 PM

I'm a big fan of Neat video, which I use with my hacked GH2. I think the higher bitrate from the hack (or 50/72 Mbps with the GH3) really helps the footage withstand post-processing, especially with "marginal" footage. For example, if you have some potentially good but deep wide angle shots spoiled by noise.  If you haven't seen this already, you might be interested in the following tutorial:

 

 

Matt


In Topic: Komodo 2013 trip

06 February 2014 - 03:13 PM

Excellent! A pleasure to watch. I like your editing.

 

Cheers,

Matt


In Topic: Palau: Mating Humphead Parrotfish Aggregation Video

06 February 2014 - 03:07 PM

Thanks a lot for that. I've been lucky enough to go to Palau 6 times now, always on Ocean Hunter 3. They're a really great bunch of people, I get 5 dives a day, and they let me film in peace. They're great at organising German Channel at just the right time and place for mantas. HOWEVER, as I say, I've never seen that behaviour with parrot fish. Usually OH3 guides avoid outgoing currents, but next time I go back I'll definitely investigate the names you've mentioned. In January it was the worst weather I'd ever experienced in Palau, which was bad news for someone who relies on ambient light like me. I'll post something here once I've finished the edit, but there's definitely more grading to do than usual.

Cheers,

Matt


In Topic: Palau: Mating Humphead Parrotfish Aggregation Video

05 February 2014 - 01:34 PM

Really interesting, Peter. Nice video - thanks a lot for sharing. I've never been lucky enough to see that behaviour in Palau. Last time I was there (beginning of January) it rained virtually the whole time and the ambient light was terrible!

 

Cheers,

Matt


In Topic: 10Bar Red Filter vs Magic Filter

08 October 2013 - 02:11 PM

I've recently tried a magic filter and a red filter from Aditech for my 10 Bar housing. I don't know if Aditech make the filter themselves or not, but I found that it was significantly better than the magic filter I used. I found that the magic filter took away too much blue. It seems all cameras are different however, and others have had great results with magic filters. I'm using a Panasonic GH2 with the 14-42 PZ lens (for video), and the only way of using the magic filter with this setup is to tape it to the rear of the lens, like they show you on the website.

 

I posted in the video section recently a clip from the Maldives (under GH2 hints, or something like that). I'm fairly new to this setup so it's not as still in my hands yet as I would like, but I think the colours have come out fine, at least with the WB technique I described on my vimeo page. Judge for yourself:

 

According to this:

http://www.aditech-u...8-5-38-170.html

the price for the Mangrove CF-M67 is 46 euros.

 

Matt