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#349609 Upcoming Panasonic GH-4K

Posted by escape on 29 June 2014 - 10:25 PM



I just received rendering image of Nauticam NA-GH4.

I'm not sure this will be same as actual product but looks like button layout changed a lot (WB, ISO, shutter lever, handle...) from GH3 housing.

#349400 Upcoming Panasonic GH-4K

Posted by escape on 23 June 2014 - 05:11 PM



Original and after grade footage (4K UHD downsampled to 1080p).

Cine-D (contrast -5, sharpness -5) and other setting were default.

Crushed black, lifted red & blue channel each clip differently in post.

#349331 Upcoming Panasonic GH-4K

Posted by escape on 22 June 2014 - 06:53 AM

Hi EunJae,

Could you give us some feedback on the whole new system?
You came from Canon FF system and I love your film so I'm curious on your feelings on this completely different world :)



- Widest rectilinear for GH4 is Pany 7-14mm but on 4k mode FOV is not that wide (for me).
- I have smallhd dp4 and it's works nice (syncing faster then my canon dslr).
- Focus Peaking and Zebra function is great to use.
- I'm not happy with ergonomic of MIL housing when using with tray & handle (buttons on these housing are design for without handle).
- I don't like color of MWB wide angle footage (compare to canon dslr) but surprisingly, native file include lot of color data and planty of room for fixing in post.
4K resolution from this small camera is great. I can't wait to try some macro shooting.

#347752 For Sale: BlackMagic 4K

Posted by escape on 15 May 2014 - 07:51 PM

BlackMagic 4K camera include Resolve license (usb dongle), no box.
Barely used (operating time less then 2 hours).
USD$2800 + free shipping with tracking number.

#347553 Lembeh Macro with 5D3 Magic Lantern

Posted by escape on 11 May 2014 - 05:18 PM

Underwater macro footage taken at Lembeh, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, diving with NAD Lembeh Resort.
Gear : Canon 5D Mark III (Magic Lantern v1.2.3), 100mm lens, 1.4x teleconverter, Nauticam SMC,  Nauticam housing.
Software : RAWanizer, Lightroom, Sony Vegas

#346488 Southern Atolls, Maldives - Part 2

Posted by escape on 20 April 2014 - 06:33 AM


YouTube : http://youtu.be/dHs4VsC9rz8
Marine life of the Southern Atolls in Maldives.
Shot on Canon 70D in Nauticam housing.
Lens using Canon 10-22mm, Sigma 8-16mm behind 9' dome.

Most of time I was using continuous AF and it's works well. The 70D is probably the first Canon DSLR with a usable continuous aufo focus system on video mode, it's smooth and doesn't jerk or hunt.
Shot 1080P, All-I, Standard profile (1,-3,-2,0). No color grading or sharpening in post.


#344586 Nauticam SMC in Lembeh

Posted by escape on 16 March 2014 - 06:49 PM

few more.



5d3, 100mm (+1.4tc), SMC, f/10, 1/200



5d3, 100mm, SMC, f/14, 1/200



5d3, 100mm, SMC, f/18, 1/200

#344580 Nauticam SMC in Lembeh

Posted by escape on 16 March 2014 - 05:12 PM

Some images from last December 13, with Nauticam SMC (Super Macro Converter) + multiplier (prototype) in Lembeh, Indonesia. SMC yeild great magnification and corner sharpness.



5dmk3, 100mm + SMC, f/8, 1/200



5dmk3, 100mm (+1.4tc) + SMC, f/16, 1/200



5dmk3, 100mm + SMC + multiplier, f/22, 1/200



5dmk3, 100mm + SMC, f/9, 1/60



5D3, 100mm (+1.4tc) + SMC, f/20, 1/200



5D3, 100mm (+1.4tc) + SMC, f/29, 1/200 (The image below is about 100 % crop).

#344158 Darwin's Dream - Galapagos

Posted by escape on 05 March 2014 - 09:48 PM

Awesome work. I really like iguana swimming part.

#341577 Highlights of 2013

Posted by escape on 08 January 2014 - 08:56 PM


2013 highlights, shot with 5D Mark III, 7D, Galaxy NX camera at different dive sites in Indonesia, Philippines, Maldives, Bahamas, Palau.

Happy new year everyone!


#337155 Ocean Essay Episode #05 Lembeh Strait 2013

Posted by escape on 17 September 2013 - 11:18 PM


DSLR underwater video compilation / Lembeh strait, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Feb~Mar 2013. Diving with NAD Lembeh.
This is longer version of previous clip (Lembeh Feb 2013).
Filmed with Canon 5D Mark III, 100mm, SmallHD DP4 in Nauticam housing, SubSee +5/10, Sola 1200/4000.

#331755 First Place Video - Classic - SEA International 2013

Posted by escape on 22 May 2013 - 08:35 PM

Very nice, well done.

#328594 Nauticam Rossa for Red Epic/Scarlet

Posted by escape on 25 March 2013 - 03:35 PM

Ha! Glad to see my backer asking questions about the housing.  When are you going to buy the camera for me, EJ?

well... I might get housing first. Dry housing will motivate me to buy camera. ;)

#325694 Macro Video Question

Posted by escape on 05 February 2013 - 03:36 PM

Do you think it would be possible to buy 2 x Focus, dislocate the joints, and make a double-length legs? (I did this with my SLR-Zoom)

Would the Focus be rigid enough for that, or better go with something like Xit 404 or DIY legs using strobe arms?

I didn't try that but might be possible but I think you need something like "Loc-Line Assembly tool".
Anyway for video rig, I recommend Xit 404 twist clamp leg, ultralight tripod leg or strobe arm (if you don't need extendable).

#325651 Macro Video Question

Posted by escape on 05 February 2013 - 01:15 AM

I don't know about marine grade, but the Gorillapod Focus has "machined aluminium sockets" in its legs. And it costs twice as much as the all-plastic Gorillapod SLR-Zoom.

(Just to recap, I bought a load of Gorillapod SLR-Zoom a few years ago and modified it to use as light arms as well as tripod legs. They have all gone floppy and now more joints are superglued up than aren't. It sounds like others haven't had the same problem.)

I use both (SLR-Zoom x 2, Focus x 3ea) and same problem with SLR-Zoom but Focus still doing fine.
btw, Focus is negative and SLR-Zoom is slightly positive.