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In Topic: Thumbnails and bit rates

22 February 2015 - 07:45 PM

What is the purpose of the thumbnails? I don't use VLC that often, only use KMplayer to play back. I know VLC is very powerful and can stream, but that come with price of complexity so I didn't invest my time in learning how to use the advance feature.


When I'm selecting various clips to bring into my editing program I find it a lot easier to do so using thumbnails rather than file names.  A file name alone gives me no indication of what's on the cip, whereas a thumbnail often does.

In Topic: Upcoming Panasonic GH-4K

30 January 2015 - 02:33 PM

Glad you like it. 


I forgot to mention the high tech buoyancy control system for this rig. It's an inverted bucket that keeps the unit level and neutrally buoyant mid-water, or with air removed allows it to sit firmly on the bottom or on a tripod.


Again, it doesn't look pretty but it works beautifully!

In Topic: Upcoming Panasonic GH-4K

28 January 2015 - 11:00 PM

After seeing the very impressive housings on this thread I'm a little hesitant to post this, but here goes...4K on a shoestring!

The monitor (1) is a Sony CLM-V55 in a glued acrylic box - a bit of a bodgie job but it works.  I use it primarily for composing shots, and it's particularly handy when the subject is on or near the bottom and the monitor can be tilted upwards.

I've fixed a couple of aluminium brackets inside the camera housing (2) to hold a 15cm HDMI adapter lead.  The bracket affixed to the internal camera platform (3) has a recess to hold the camera's HDMI cover open, and also stops the male micro plug from twisting about in the camera - micro plugs can be easily damaged.

The port (4) is a 4 inch acrylic dome sourced from a US company.  I reduced it to the appropriate diameter by rubbing it on fine abrasive paper placed on a flat surface, and then glued it to the barrel of a cut-down Ikelite port.  The shade is made from PVC tube.

A tripod can be easily attached or removed above or below water via quick release clips on opposing sides of the affixed base (5).

Altogether this setup (Ike housing, GH4, 8mm fisheye lens and monitor) came in at around 4500 AUD (about 3600 USD), leaving a bit of change for a 55 inch UHD Sony Bravia TV.

It's not particularly pretty but it works, and the results have so far been pleasing.

In Topic: GH4 - Nauticam Macro Lens/Port Thoughts

23 November 2014 - 11:15 AM

Thanks Peter, that makes sense.

In Topic: GH4 - Nauticam Macro Lens/Port Thoughts

22 November 2014 - 10:14 PM

This might be a little off topic but there seems to be a lot of folks here who know a lot about the 4K capability of this camera.

I'm currently shooting HD video with a D7000 and getting some nice results when viewed on a large screen Sony Bravia TV. 

So my question is this.  If I moved into a GH4 setup, is there going to be a significant improvement with 4K video viewed on my current HDTV, or would I need to upgrade to an ultra HDTV as well?