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#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.

#325024 Imperial Shrimp - The Hitchhiker

Posted by escape on 23 January 2013 - 05:41 PM


Imperial Shrimp (Periclimenes imperator) riding nudibranch(Ceratosoma trilobatum) and sea cucumber.
Filmed at Ambon and Lembeh Straits in Indonesia with Canon 7D & 5DMK3, 100mm in Nauticam housing.

#324991 Skeleton shrimps

Posted by escape on 23 January 2013 - 04:12 AM

Video link.

Skeleton shrimps - Caprellidae at Dauin, Negros Oriental, Philippines.
Shot with Canon 7D, 100mm, 1.4x and 2x tc (custom focus gear from Xit404), DP4 monitor in Nauticam housing, SubSee +5/10 wet diopters, Sola 1200 and Aquako Cylux lights.

#323696 Little Green Shrimp in Lembeh, supermacro video.

Posted by escape on 03 January 2013 - 12:07 AM

EJ: puked due to motion or whiskey?

Because of that lens but might be bintang too. ;)

#323202 Highlights of 2012

Posted by escape on 24 December 2012 - 06:33 AM

I've been lucky to dive a lot of amazing place this year.
This is short compilation of footage from 2012 trips.
Shot on Canon 7D and 5D Mark III in Nauticam.
happy holidays everyone!

#323138 Favourite Image Of 2012

Posted by escape on 22 December 2012 - 04:06 PM

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Planet reef, Canon 5DMK3, 8-15mm at 8mm.
Apo Island, Dauin, Negros Oriental, Philippines.

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Dorid on red carpet, Canon 7D, 100mm.
Tulamben, Bali, Indonesia.

Happy holidays, everyone!

#318221 Music sources for soundtracks (Royalty free, licenced etc)

Posted by escape on 11 October 2012 - 04:53 PM

I used lot of royalty free bgm from Jamendo.

More CC-licensed info: https://creativecomm...lmusicforvideos

#317769 Sony RX100 Underwater Video Sample

Posted by escape on 03 October 2012 - 10:03 PM


Underwater video sample shot on Sony RX100.
RX100 in Nauticam housing, SubSee +5/10, FIT +16, Sola 1200 light x 2.
Filmed in Dauin, Negros Oriental, Philippines. Sep/2012.
1080/60i(30p) and 60p to 24p conformed.
I received Nauticam NA-RX100V (Video) model which comes with HDMI bulkhead but I just shoot with internal lcd and also without tripod (all handheld).

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#314355 Canon 8-15mm at 8mm on 5D Mark III

Posted by escape on 09 August 2012 - 10:00 PM

This is first time I tried circular fisheye on ff.
Canon 5D Mark III, 8-15mm at 8mm in Nauticam, Sea&Sea 6.5inch dome (hood removed).
I'm sure creative shooter can make much better shot then me. Posted Image

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The last one is 5D Mark III in-camera multiple exposure. Circular image taken at 8mm and the sun was 50mm, topside.


#314250 Anilao, Philippines - Aug 2012

Posted by escape on 08 August 2012 - 04:06 AM


3 min underwater macro video compilation of short trip to Anilao, Philippines. 02~05th Aug 2012.
Filmed with Canon 5D Mark III & SmallHD DP4 in Nauticam housing, 100mm lens, SubSee +5/10, SOLA lights, XIT404 tripod.
Some footage with 100mm + 1.4tc and stacked (+5 & +10) diopters.
I hope you enjoy it.


#313557 Macro shooting in bright condition

Posted by escape on 26 July 2012 - 12:23 AM

M43user, I need RB. ;)

#313394 Mouthbrooding Cardinalfish - Slow motion

Posted by escape on 23 July 2012 - 12:04 AM


Mouthbrooding Cardinalfish footage edited with Twixtor plug-in.
30p original footage to 24p slow down (25%) then 25~50% speed changed via Twixtor. Posted Image
Canon 7D, 100mm, at Police Pier dive point in Lembeh Strait, Indonesia.

#313265 SmallHD DP4 - DP6

Posted by escape on 21 July 2012 - 05:38 AM


Note to future DP4 monitor buyer (Canon user):

I know somebody already mention this on article but...
If you want use DP4 with Canon 7D or 5DMK2/3, ask them (SmallHD) you want modded DP4 for 7D.
When I just purchased monitor last Feb, my 7D often felt to Error 80 (locks up the camera. MUST pull battery to reset.) if I forgot to turn on camera first then monitor.
And other problem, camera's lcd is always off when dp4 connected via hdmi cable(If dp4's battery going out then you're blind).
It happend few times underwater and I forced back to the boat when I was in Ambon/Lembeh last Mar.
After trip, I sent it back to SmallHD and they quickly send me "modded DP4 for 7D"(it's doesn't have problem and works even better w/ 5dmk3 then standard version).

Error 80 on Canon 7D with DP4:

#312894 GoPro Underwater Filter: Magic Filter vs UR/Pro CY

Posted by escape on 16 July 2012 - 05:50 PM


GoPro footage with Magic Filter & UR/Pro CY filter.
GoPro in backscatter housing, Auto Magic Filter (acryllic external mounting type), URPro Cyan (CY) Filter (glass 55mm).
Footage taken at same place/time, tropical shallow water.
Actually, I was planning to shoot with two gopro simultaneously with different filter but I flood one of them so just change filter with same camera.
Personally, I like color cast from Magic Filter but maybe different for others.