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thani

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In Topic: Who is excited about Blackmagic Pocket Cinema 4K?

10 April 2018 - 09:56 AM

Looks good!
 
But I don't think its not going to happen, unless there is support for some sort of LANC controller to control the camera.
 
The camera is heavily controlled by the touch screen, with the videos I've seen, most of the adjusters being in different places depending on what you want to adjust. Making the use of hard to soft buttons (like on the atomos housings) would make a mess of the screen, as you would have to cover the number of options.
 
Have a look here, to see what I mean about the different screens (click the different 'Monitor' 'FPS' 'Shutter Angle' etc.. on the webpage to see the different screens) 
https://www.blackmag...camera/software
 
Would be amazing thou, as it shares the GH5s sensor, but seems to extract more performance from it.
 
Exciting times, especially with ProResRAW on the horizon too!

  

Not sure if those onscreen item can be navigated using some sort of cursor button. Time will tell, there is already quite a few underwater touchscreen solution out there. If there is a wifi remote control ability, there might be some possibility of tethering solution?


This is really a promising camera. IMHO and my little experience with earlier blackmagic cinema cameras, their color science is very good. And raw changes everything since it tolerates heavy color correction in post in addition to the ability to adjust white balance. If a housing is made for it, I’ll buy it in a heart beat :)

Most of the needed functions have buttons:
Controls
Touchscreen menus on 5 inch screen. 1 x Power Switch, 1 x Record Button, 1 x Stills Button, 1 x Scroll Wheel with push integrated into handgrip, 1 x ISO Button, 1 x White Balance, 1 x Shutter Button, 3 x software configurable Fn buttons, 1 x High Frame Rate (HFR) Button, 1 x Zoom Button, 1 x Menu Button, 1 x Play Button, 1 x Focus Button and 1 x IRIS Button.

Check the diagrams on the page:
https://www.blackmag...hspecs/W-CIN-12

In Topic: A7III is here !!!

01 March 2018 - 05:26 AM

Unfortunately, Sony is still holding on 10 bit even HDMI out doesn’t have it? I don’t know if it is product positioning that holds them off or technical challenges such as heating.
I’m not sure if it does 60fps at 4K internally.

In Topic: IS IT WORTH IT? GH5s - No Stabilization

09 February 2018 - 01:30 AM

GH5s underwater low light test:

 

https://youtu.be/8Km50t5Kr2U


In Topic: Panasonic LUMIX GH5 for underwater video

22 January 2018 - 10:33 AM

IMHO That setup is for a very specific task. Like enlightening a big animal in blue shallow water in sunlight or similar.
I would never use that setup for a plain wa shot.
Shadows are your best friend not your enemy.
I would give extra light to my buddy asking him to light everything from above. You get a dramatic effect like 3D with increased DOF.
If no buddy is avail then place all your lights as close as possible and move to enlight from above emulating sunlight.

David, I agree with your point of view. What do you mean by the last part “ light from ABOVE emulating sunlight”?

In Topic: Panasonic LUMIX GH5 for underwater video

19 January 2018 - 01:56 AM

I have just started experimenting with 4 lights so my experience is really limited and don't even know if i am using them the right way. I actually searched online for guidelines but was not able to find something.
Anyway i am using the two Keldans mounted on long arms at the handles ball mounts and the two sea dragons mounted directly (no arms) at the left and right tripod ball mounts of the Nauticam GH5 housing. I was having the sea dragons positioned parallel to the housing. Next time i ll try to mount them on short arms and position them lower that then housing. That might work better for wide angle shots away from the bottom. Of course there is no recipe covering all scenes and only with experience might get somewhere meaningful. 
Any advice would be highly appreciated with someone having more experience in using 4 lights


Thank you for your prompt reply. I have no experience with 4 lights and I hope somebody with experience adds value to the discussion.
Is the purpose of 4 lights to have a wider beam for wide angle coverage or is it get rid of shadows (usually) casted by 2 lights?