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#390007 Dive and See DNC-5A(H1) Monitor clip playback

Posted by benedika on 03 December 2017 - 01:09 AM


a question for all DNC-5A(H1) users.

Do i have a clip playback on this "HDMI output only" monitor?

If not, i got the wrong monitor or do i have to change settings?
I went through the cams and monitors set up without getting a playback.



I tried it again. Playback is running now.
I tried it two times before-no playback, only a black screen. The black were my clips with the neopren cover on the dome.
How embarrassing! :-)

#389784 Bali with GH5

Posted by benedika on 27 November 2017 - 06:58 AM

Thank you for the comment Davide!


No red filter used. You can easily do mWB down to 20 meter and get amazing results after colorgrading. All i did, i adjusted the blues to max (lower right corner), because on the cam the picture looked greenish.


This is a photo timelapse with 1 sec interval/around 500 pics, duration around 10min. I did 6 timelapses. In the meanwhile i hung out around the camera. It was at the dive site Puri Jati on 5-6 meters depth.


You find the macro shots cold? Hmm...but they are really saturated.

#389768 Bali with GH5

Posted by benedika on 27 November 2017 - 01:55 AM



i want to share my recent video from Bali with you.




It was the first time in the water with the GH5. I shot with mWB in CineD, with only 1080p 8bit, with Pana 7-14, Athena Dome and Oly 12-50 with my old Macro Mate.

For the beginning  I shot with this resolution because i don´t wanted  to render 400+ clips into proxy files.

All was shot in MF mode, or Locked Focus for the WA, The Tambia nudibranch was in Autofocus AFS.

I like the WA shots (taken at 10 to 16 meter), i´m not fully satisfied with the macro sharpness. I don´t know if it´s just the lense set up or the circumstance i shot with 10f or  max 14f. The Oly isn´t the best lense in sharpness too, unfortunately. I have to figure this out on the next trip.

I had no monitor on my set up. What a pain!


Let me know what you think!



#388687 Alaska-Jellyfish and Salmon sharks

Posted by benedika on 23 October 2017 - 11:58 PM

Beautiful video, great lighting, enjoyed watching it...Thanks for sharing.





Thank you for your comment!

I like the constant twilight and the absent of bright ambient light of the fjords. you can play around with the lighting and give a scene special touch. 

Like in one of my Norway videos. It looks like nightdives but most of this shots are made during the day. http://wetpixel.com/...951#entry378785



#388631 Alaska-Jellyfish and Salmon sharks

Posted by benedika on 22 October 2017 - 12:56 AM



my video from my recent trip to Alaska. 






#383926 Greenland iceberg diving and more

Posted by benedika on 09 May 2017 - 05:02 AM

Thank you!

In the hand close up you can see the water temp on the computer. -1,4

But to be honest, i wasn´t freezing, i wasn´t even cold. I was wearing two Merino wool layer and an Ursuit Clo 1,97 and had a very positive approach.  the longest dive was 61 min.

#383835 Greenland iceberg diving and more

Posted by benedika on 07 May 2017 - 12:39 AM



i want to share my recent video. this time i´ve spent a couple of weeks in Greenland.

watch what happend there:



Have fun!

#378785 Norway in 1K

Posted by benedika on 15 November 2016 - 02:02 AM

yep, still a 1K camcorder video from the guy who left the tropic seas behind him. Coldwater rules! (at least for the next trips)


i like to share my video "Norway - the dark edition" with you.

It is full with rarities. Deepsea jellyfish Peryphilla peryphilla, deepsea corals, ratfish aka ghostsharks, monkfish and a tadpole fish.



Theres also a narrated version of this video on my Vimeo account, called Norway - Ran´s Story. check it out.


Have fun watching!





#371796 Baikal ICE

Posted by benedika on 22 March 2016 - 07:55 AM



for all of you, who are interested in really amazing sceneries and cold water adventure, this is how the final video of lake Baikal ice diving looks


others...please stay away - you might get cold while watching!



#367864 for all aquarists

Posted by benedika on 03 December 2015 - 01:26 PM

Hi there,

my recent movie about Lake Malawi cichlids

it wasn´t easy at all to shot this always moving and busy cichlids. but with a huge amount of patience it worked out really well.





#362231 Fakarava

Posted by benedika on 15 June 2015 - 03:03 AM



here is my video from the Fakarava North and South Pass.

the edit and the second layer was inspired by the song Great Spirit by Zero Project






#361169 Wall of Sharks

Posted by benedika on 16 May 2015 - 10:28 PM




a short Video from my recent trip to THE top natural spectacle, in my opinion,

the famous wall of sharks of Fakarava South pass




It was Eric Chengs Video that made me go to Fakarava, actually. I wanted to see this natural spectacle live, no words can describe my impression stuck in my mind from these shark dives.


i dived with Top Dive, first only because of nitrox reasons, but during my stay i have found half a dozen more important reasons why it was the best decision to choose Top Dive. No doubt a recommendation.



#354798 Salmon Run

Posted by benedika on 30 November 2014 - 07:30 AM



a movie of the salmon run at adams river this year.







#349518 Lake Baikal

Posted by benedika on 28 June 2014 - 04:06 AM



something different from Baikal in Russia. 






regards, Alex.

#338286 Alaska

Posted by benedika on 17 October 2013 - 10:26 PM



another video of my recent Alaska trip


ciao, Alex.