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Nick Hope

Member Since 12 Sep 2004
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In Topic: White Balance

Today, 06:43 PM

I don't have an AX100 and haven't read that article in full but with my old Sony cameras, if I was using lights, I would generally use auto white balance and no filter. Not sure why you'd want to use a magenta filter. For available sunlight I usually a blue-water filter (pinkish orange) and manual white balance, usually on the palm of my hand.

In Topic: White Balance

Today, 06:00 PM


In Topic: Professional Freelance work in Underwater Video?

30 June 2016 - 05:41 PM

It's Nick, not Chris :) I'd probably have to describe myself as semi-pro these days, as I only make part of my living from underwater video. Of that, I make the most as a YouTube partner, plus some from stock footage and some from DVD sales. I did a few jobs as a freelance underwater cameraman a few years ago but haven't done one for years. I probably didn't chase the work hard enough. You have to be really fired up to get regular work in that field.

In Topic: Canon 1dx Mark II - Philippines

01 June 2016 - 07:31 PM

No long-GOP option such as H.264 for 4k 60p on that camera?

Ah I see, so you had to upscale a little to bring the zoomed parts up to 4k again.

In Topic: Canon 1dx Mark II - Philippines

01 June 2016 - 07:05 PM

That's a lot of data. What format are you shooting?


You've got a couple of very nice smooth zooms in there. Didn't see the 2160p option at first so I assumed you'd done them by cropping to HD in post. Maybe I should try it. Haven't done a zoom during a shot in at least 10 years :D