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Member Since 02 Feb 2004
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In Topic: Mac Pro graphics card choices with Lightroom

22 May 2016 - 09:42 AM

If you are using a 5k monitor, GPU acceleration is more noticeable.  I don’t use LR but CC2015 PS, PP, AE and they all work much better with GPU acceleration, especially CUDA.  I don’t know if CUDA vs OPENCL is faster though for OSX.
If you use LR more often, then going with a CUDA Nvidia card would probably be faster, cos it is with my MP5.1 using PS.  But since you are using FCPX and I assume OSX.11/10, then you go also with the AMD R9 which are ROM flashed to work with macs.  CUDA isn’t great with the newer OSXes. Check out macvidcards for the R9.  Hope this helps.

In Topic: Reply for image/footage request for free

18 April 2016 - 07:48 AM

If they are just low browing (organizations who can pay but will try not to!), I just send them the price list, and they sometimes will buy. If they are really nice and new at it (students), I'm nice back.  If they are giving me BS like credit is best etc, I ignore.

In Topic: Sony A 7 Sii with Nikonos 15mm for 4K

06 January 2016 - 12:11 AM

It's excellent, Mark. If you have an old Nikonos 15 lying around, as I do, then it's worth getting the adapter.   However, the A7SII drinks batteries like alcoholic in an open bar!   The WB does have a bit of issue with deeper depths though and MWB though. 

In Topic: Manipulating underwater subjects

05 December 2015 - 01:29 PM

Just a tick over 10 years when the last thread was started regarding this "touchy" subject.  Everyone will have their opinions and some are more "touchy" than others, as you'll see in the thread.  "Set up" shots are difficult to prove, so we have to rely on honesty, which is difficult in itself.  If one goes to macro photography, some form of manipulation/handling is almost necessary for many subjects.  So it's a matter of degree.  Otherwise, one would be limited to the subjects which solely lie in the open.  Everyone has their own limits.  While no site would actively promote wanton destruction of the reef/creatures, pretty hard to draw a line in the sand.  
The flying octopus brought out the discussion years ago.  Even the NHM and BBC can't really see a way out (except for wolfgate!).


In Topic: Diving Palau, Micronesia with Canon 5D III & ML Raw

17 November 2015 - 10:24 AM

Wow looking at that workflow, that's a lot of jumping around.  Have you thought of using Resolve or Premiere Pro CC?  Both can edit natively (Well PPCC needs to have the .raw file converted to CDNG) and Resolve has awesome coloring tools.  PPCC works well with its coloring tools, but definitely the tools aren't as detailed or flexible as Resolve.