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In Topic: Geotagging and depth in pictures' EXIF data

27 March 2015 - 04:09 AM

That's ok, I'm engaged to my camera. I think it might be serious...  :rolleyes:


Not sure about your two step process. Where do you have co-ordinates from? Presumably they are in relation to each dive site and not tracking as you swim. I added them manually to my CSV file for the dive entry/exit point and they are the same co-ordinates for every depth/time point. So just copy the latitude and longitude into two columns in the CSV before converting to GPX.

In Topic: Geotagging and depth in pictures' EXIF data

27 March 2015 - 02:40 AM

You guys have inspired me...I've just spent Friday evening fiddling with plugins designed for geocachers and 4WDers and managed to geotag a 300 photos from a 2 hour dive with depth in Lightroom. Workflow as follows:


1. Open Shearwater desktop, download dive profile from Petrel dive computer, export to CSV. 

2. Change the "time" column title to "timestamp", delete everything else except depth which I changed to negative numbers and retitled "elevation". Add a dummy latitude and longitude column

4. Use GPSVisualiser http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/ to create a GPX file from my CSV. Check "force text data to be trackpoints" to preserve the timestamps and create GPX.

5. Install the Geoencoding Support plugin into Lightroom 5 (http://regex.info/bl...oom-goodies/gps)

6. Choose the photos from the dive, select "Geoencode..." and select my GPX file. Try and guess the offset time between dive computer and camera...was about 60 seconds.

7. Voila! Elevations (depths) saved against all 307 photos.


It's a bit of a fiddle so I can't see doing it for every dive. Given I have my dive profiles all downloaded and my photos all in Lightroom, it's nice to know I can bring the two together should I so desire.

In Topic: Z240 issue (stuck on low power in manual/full)

26 March 2015 - 03:23 PM

How are the flash tubes looking? If they are brown-ish, or more brown than in your working strobe, they may be cooked and not able to produce full power. You noted that it works on S-TTL - I had this "fix" working as well on one of mine when shooting electrically connected. I found it to be an intermittent issue where on a single dive once it fired a few times on S-TTL I could switch it back to full. The magnet sometimes changes things, sometimes doesn't.

In Topic: Fixing cooked Z240s

19 February 2015 - 08:15 PM

Hi Ole,


My friend reckons it is a proprietary secret just at this moment...so apologies, but I might have to leave you to some trial and error for that one. I'm pretty sure he ordered a big bag of different sizes and after making sure they would work with the capacitor, tried a few different ones. If you want to post the strobes he is taking orders on repairs.





In Topic: Canon 5dS and 5DR

12 February 2015 - 01:27 PM

I believe Darren Jew in Australia has had the 5Ds in the Nauticam 5DIII housing and it fits, as yes, it is the same body.