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ryann1k2j

Member Since 19 Feb 2009
Offline Last Active Oct 02 2017 08:26 AM
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Editing Olympus cameras

16 September 2017 - 02:18 PM

I asked this question in the Video Gear and Technique page and would like to ask it here as well.

It's a very newbie question, but one I'm having difficulty getting an answer to. I want to branch out with my E-PL5 (cuz it's what I got) into video and Premiere Elements was suggested as good, basic, affordable software upon which to start learning editing. There seems to be comment on the web--a lot of it--that despite advertisement to the contrary, various incarnations of PE won't acknowledge Olympus' .MOV or .AVI formats without it first being switched into some other format. Olympus' emphasis seems to be on photography, not video, and perhaps that's why contacting them directly was of very limited assistance. Has anyone else experienced and resolved this difficulty, or can anyone suggest other, perhaps better, video editing software suggestions that fit the above parameters (good, basic, affordable)?


Trying to edit Olympus

16 September 2017 - 08:18 AM

Very newbie question, but one I'm having difficulty getting an answer to. I want to branch out with my E-PL5 (cuz it's what I got) into video and Premiere Elements was suggested as good, basic, affordable software upon which to start learning editing. There seems to be comment on the web--a lot of it--that despite advertisement to the contrary, various incarnations of PE won't acknowledge Olympus' .MOV or .AVI formats without it first being switched into some other format. Olympus' emphasis seems to be on photography, not video, and perhaps that's why contacting them directly was of very limited assistance. Has anyone else experienced and resolved this difficulty, or can anyone suggest other, perhaps better, video editing software suggestions that fit the above parameters (good, basic, affordable)?


Know anything about Sea & Sea's Digital Wide Conversion Lens 0.56X?

05 July 2017 - 08:05 AM

I bought this externally mounted wide angle lens to add some width to my old system. Unfortunately I had to use step-up rings to attach it, and the extra distance from my port narrowed the angle of view, so, after six or seven dives, it got bunted to the back of the dive locker.
Years later I've decided to sell it and can find almost no information about it online. For instance, what is its coverage? 20mm? It has 55mm threads on the rear; what camera or housing is it designed to screw into? And what does 0.56X mean?
 I asked the same question in another forum here and received no reply. Does anyone have informative details on this beastie?


Sea & Sea's Digital Wide Conversion Lens 0.56X? Any info?

28 June 2017 - 08:33 PM

I bought this to add some wide angle function to my system. Unfortunately I had to use step-up rings to attach it, and the extra distance from my port narrowed the angle of view, so it got bunted to the back of the dive locker.
Years later I dig it out to sell it and can find almost no information about it online. For instance, what is its coverage? 20mm? It has 55mm threads on the rear; what camera or housing is it designed to screw into? And what does 0.56X mean?
Does anyone have informative details on this beastie?


Well....

11 June 2017 - 08:27 AM

I suppose it's a worm's operculum of some sort. On the sand bottom at 30' in Monterey, CA.