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Nick Hope

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Worm from Lembeh

17 August 2014 - 09:26 PM

Can anyone tell me what the worm starting at 06:56 in this video from the Lembeh Strait might be? I mean the greenish one on the far right of the clip. Thanks

 


How to edit GH4 C4K footage in Sony Vegas Pro on an ancient computer

04 June 2014 - 12:23 AM

If you use Sony Vegas Pro, I established a workflow that overcomes Vegas' import bug for various GH formats, and allows C4K etc. footage to be edited via proxies, even on an ancient computer like mine.


Mucky Secrets - The Marine Creatures of the Lembeh Strait - Series

10 April 2014 - 02:58 AM

In September 2007 I took my old Sony HVR-Z1P to the Lembeh Strait for 9 days and came back with a ridiculous amount of footage of a ludicrous number of critters. Six and a half years later, I've finally made a documentary of it. Speed of post-production is not one of my strengths :sleepbig:

 

Last year I posted a prologue video. Now, finally, here is the first episode, which introduces Lembeh's location at the heart of the Coral Triangle, and takes a look at corals and tunicates. If it's OK, I'll post future weekly episodes on this thread.

 

The camera was in a Light & Motion Bluefin HD housing with a flat port, and I used a Century +3.5 achromatic diopter for most of the macro shots. I used Light & Motion Elite (halogen) lights on most shots.

 

As always, honest feedback is welcome - positive, neutral or negative.

 


SmallHD DP4 vs Atomos Ninja 2 in Nauticam housings

31 October 2013 - 04:02 AM

I'm thinking of either the SmallHD DP4 or the Atomos Ninja 2 in Nauticam housings for use, initially, with a Panasonic GH3 in Nauticam housing.

 

I realise that the DP4 doesn't record anything and is just a monitor, but I don't see the recording of the Ninja 2 as particularly useful to me since it can't record 1080-60p, and the GH3 can't output more than 8-bit 4:2:0.

 

But the price of the 2 solutions isn't enormously different (approx $2100 with sunshade vs $2500), so I could go for the Ninja 2 anyway and be more future-proofed for other cameras. Can anyone tell me how the 2 compare for monitoring features (judging focus & exposure) and ease of use. Also, how do they compare in size and weight. I can't find the figures online, but of course the NA-Ninja2 looks somewhat bigger.

 

(edit: Just read Kien's reply to the 1st question on this blog post, but am interested in further views)


Mucky Secrets - Prologue - The Marine Creatures of the Lembeh Strait

10 October 2013 - 02:00 AM

I've been working on a 90-minute documentary called "Mucky Secrets", about Lembeh Strait critters. I still have some way to go before finishing it, but here's a prologue I made in advance of the full release. I really tried to show the personalities of the animals, which isn't easy when they only have about 3 seconds each. Feedback welcome!