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#338488 Video catelog

Posted by Cp on 22 October 2013 - 09:47 AM

I tried Bulletproof. It is interesting, but is really designed more for workflow. It is pretty similar to Adobe Prelude, really focused on getting the clips off of the card, doing rough cuts, etc., It is not an asset manager or stock footage manager. I spoke with Red Giant about this to see if they had plans to move at all in the direction and it sounds like that is not what they are aiming Bulletproof for. I think I could make Bulletproof or Prelude work for me if they just had a few more "features"... like being able to rename or delete a clip, for example. 




#338480 Video catelog

Posted by Cp on 22 October 2013 - 07:17 AM

I am trying to use Lightroom for this purpose. True, it doesn't integrate with Premiere at all, but I think can work around that through Finder. I might even consider writing a plugin to help with that. 


But... I am having an issue with Lightroom and video that is pretty much a showstopper for me right now. With a few videos, this does not happen, so when you do a quick test, all seems fine. But, when you have 50, or 100 videos in a view, and you start working going through them, one of Lightroom's helper processes (dynamiclinkmediaserver) goes crazy and starts using all of the available CPU on machine, i.e. I see it pegged at about 750% CPU utilization on my iMac i7. Of course when this happens, Lightroom can't play the video and becomes pretty much non-responsive. Sometimes if I wait long enough, it will finish whatever it was doing and I can keep working, but often times I have to kill the runaway process and restart Lightroom. 


I think this might be limited to certain cameras, but I have seen it with 5DIII, GH3, 1DC, and 70D now. Note that it happens on both Windows and Mac, and I have found examples of people seeing it back to Lightroom 4. 


I've opened a case # with Adobe about this, having fought my way through the various tech support people. As of yet, they have not really acknowledged the problem much less told me when it would be fixed. Lame, and frustrating. 





#336050 Getting some wider shots with an MFT macro rig

Posted by Cp on 20 August 2013 - 07:45 AM

What about the 12-50mm? Pretty big range with that lens, and the macro mode is quite good. 




#335978 GH3 Sample Video

Posted by Cp on 19 August 2013 - 06:09 AM


Shot in Bonaire a couple of weeks ago, with Panasonic GH3, Panasonic 8mm and Olympus 60mm. Click on it (Vimeo logo) to play in Vimeo as it shows up pretty small here. 




#335747 Stability Issues with setup

Posted by Cp on 13 August 2013 - 07:58 AM

Here's one way to do it:





Basically it adds a cross bar using the Nauticam multi purpose clamp. This is a GH3 with the large Keldan Luna 8 lights, plus a monitor on top of the crossbar. Very stable… check out my video below that I shot with this this setup. Let me know if you want any more details about how to set this up. 


In regard to your question about needing to tighten the clamps on land, one way to deal with this is to use a lanyard at the top of the triangle, rather than lower. The arms then carry much less weight when you are carrying the rig. The type of clamp you use can also help you in this regard.


GH3 video:


[Edit]: Bummer that it doesn't come up in HD and is so small… any options to control the size/quality ala the Vimeo embed code?

#330200 Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera: Yes there will be housings!

Posted by Cp on 24 April 2013 - 07:09 AM


I dream of a BMPCC Nauticam housing....  :crazy:


Dream noted.   :)




#329926 Canon 24-105mm underwater?

Posted by Cp on 18 April 2013 - 07:59 AM

Hi famorim,


I've used it on a couple of dives on 5DIII. It works, and can be useful, but not a lens I'd personally use a lot. It's nice for getting some extra reach on a really shy subject like the reef shark in the shot here. This is not a great shot, but shows what you can expect with it - shooting through a lot of water definitely reduces IQ. The lens barrel extends a lot when zooming so not an easy lens to place correctly in a dome. I used it with the Zen DP-200 on the Nauticam housing - I think I used a 60mm extension but would need to check on that. 


BTW, there is another new lens in this class that I am quite interested in - the new Canon 24-70 f/4. Very sharp throughout the range, AND it has a macro mode switch built into the lens. I have not yet shot this underwater but hope to soon. It is a sweet carry around lens though... I borrowed one from Ryan for a week and really like it.




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#329626 Canon 1DC and 4K Video

Posted by Cp on 12 April 2013 - 07:45 AM

Hi All,


I've been shooting a bit with the 1DC underwater, and have a little demo reel so you can see the results for yourselves:


This is with the 1080p option on Vimeo enabled (which does it's own re-compression) so you may need to let it buffer to play smoothly. Click the vimeo link and then click the full screen button. 


I also have some wide angle, blue water footage, though not with me here (still in Las Vegas from NAB). While you can see noise in it at 1:1, it is no worse than a ton of other footage I've seen. As you'd expect, it is dependent on ISO and how far it is pushed in post. Clearly with 8-bit you will have less headroom to push than with RAW but my feeling at this point is that if it is exposed and color balanced correctly while shooting, the video is beautiful. 


I did not have overheating issues, and we did get to test the heat issue this before releasing this housing, so it appears that heat is not an issue.


In regard to the continuous shooting question, one thing to note is that the 1DC will break the clips into 4GB chunks. They are easily reconnected in post.





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