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#372638 Shutter Speed thoughts

Posted by Etc on 15 April 2016 - 01:01 AM


"I do so with the purpose of being convinced rather than be convincing"


For somebody who doesn't speak English as a first language, you have a wonderful way with words. I may borrow the above on occasion, if you don't mind!


I would be really proud!!!!
I wish my sophomore english teacher could see this... :laugh:

#372636 Shutter Speed thoughts

Posted by Etc on 15 April 2016 - 12:25 AM

I totally agree with you. I never tried to deny the obvious effects of different shutter speeds. I just try to reframe the apparent need for setting up something as "the normal thing". I think don't waste time when arguing... I learn a lot. I do so with the purpose of being convinced rather than be convincing. Thanks :)

#365757 GH4 Pros & Cons list before make my final choice.

Posted by Etc on 30 September 2015 - 11:49 PM

For what it's worth, my old Sony Z1P HDV would white balance down to 23m (pointing it at the palm of my hand). Sometimes I would need to point it at the sun to get a fix if I was close to the depth limit. I was happier with the Z1P underwater manual white balance results than I have been so far with the GH4, but I haven't shot a lot of available-light stuff yet. It's difficult to say exactly what bothers me about the GH4 u/w white balance. The footage might just be lacking saturation, especially in the blue water. It's not that bad though.


p.s. I could manually white balance my VX2000 at 50m (in available light with a blue-water filter)!

I found all the MWB results really good.
Since it was not my camera I didn't want to mess much with image configuration and it is true that I found the image a little bit unsaturated but when I went to color grading.... great behavior!!!.. contrast, saturation with no artifacts. It is also tru that I will have to upgrade my computer because 4K really slows down the whole post-production chain!!!!!

#365693 GH4 Pros & Cons list before make my final choice.

Posted by Etc on 29 September 2015 - 01:46 PM

I have to do post stabilization since I'm not that expert in diving yet (has less than 200 dive). Camcorder offer better image stabilization. I used GH4 underwater before the the image stabilization is not much different from the LX100, it's mostly all about the diver.
Back button focus mean you have the camera setting in Manual Focus mode, then use the AE/AF lock button to set initial focus, then start recording. By having the camera in Manual Focus mode, you get the focus peaking feature.

Ok, I get it. I suppose that is the best procedure in the LX100. Peaking is a good invention. In the GH4 you can get extra help just by pushing one button to access the magnified picture. Can you configure the LX100 in the same way?
Don't be so modest, I know quite a few guys that feel experts with less than 50 dives.
I have a lot more dives and I'm sure image stability is not only a matter of experience. The Tinier, the shakyier

#324284 New Demo Reel

Posted by Etc on 12 January 2013 - 12:38 AM

Great footage and editing!!!!. God duration. Good music, great timing. All critique asides, I really envy you
I think Drew's got the point, but I'd add (under my personal opinion, of course):

- Color correction on the wreck's bow (1:24). More contrast, get rid of excess of cyan
- Take the Trigger fish shot out (1:26). The rest of the video doesn't deserve this.
- 1:37.. out too! (don't like the composition)
- Put the two shots of the Thiselgorm trucks together.
- Color correct & stabilize the Whale shark (2:17)
- 2.39 shot out!.. It doesn't say much.
- Shorten or "roll edit" a bit the lion fish shot. Don't let the shadow get into it's face (3:01)
- Change the ending shot for a better one!. Or just leave the sunset last timelapse for the end.

I hope I didn't look rude and I could express well. I'm Spaniard and my english is far to be perfect.