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Steve Douglas

Member Since 20 Mar 2002
Offline Last Active Jul 04 2014 11:25 AM
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Topics I've Started

Monitor Use

16 June 2014 - 09:42 AM

I have often wondered why so many DSLR and standard camcorder users do not use a hot or cold shoe monitor when taking topside video or photos to supplement their underwater shots.  When filming underwater most everyone I know uses an external monitor rather that the camera's small LCD screen so why, when those DSLR LCD screens do not really enable you to see as well as you could, do users not bring along a nice 5 or  7" HD monitor to shoot with. 


Signing In to Wetpixel

12 October 2013 - 12:53 PM

Is there something going on I should know about.  Bookmarked Wetpixel many years ago and was able to just go to it but lately it seems that every time I go to Wetpixel it asks me for the whole sign in thing...name, password and then a message saying it will take 12 minutes to unlock.   Any ideas on why this is occurring?

Steve

 


File Zilla

30 September 2013 - 11:38 AM

A few weeks ago I spent a weekend uploading uncompressed video files to the company that frequently sells my clips. All files are .mov files. I was told that a great many of them came in without the .mov and simply typing that in after the clip still failed to open the files. Next time I will put the folders in a zip file and see if that works but does anyone who may use File Zilla to upload uncompressed files have any insight into the cause for the .mov extension to be removed? 
Thanks, 
Steve

 


Al Chan RIP

10 July 2013 - 01:26 PM

I originally met Al Chan when he signed up as a guest on a trip to the Cocos Islands that I was leading.  He became a repeat client and a real friend over the years.  For those who did not know him, Al was probably the most centered man I have ever met.  He always seemed to be at peace with himself and he greatly enriched my life from just knowing him.  I was fortunate to have been able to  host him in my home when he came to San Diego to visit his son.  Whether he was in Tahiti or the Coco Islands or any number of other dive spots, you could always find Al in the ship's hammock when he wasn't in the water. Al had been out of diving for the last couple of years due to illness though we kept in semi frequent touch.  I only now discovered that he passed away from liver cancer last March 20th, soon after my return from Anilao with a small group.   

 

Al, you will be missed; you are missed and thank you for letting us become friends.