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Nick Hope

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GoPro HERO5 underwater

19 September 2016 - 08:24 PM

The GoPro HERO5 Black and Session cameras have been announced for release on 2nd October.

 

http://shop.gopro.co...ational/cameras

  • Waterproof but only to 10m, so you'll still need a housing for most diving
  • Still only 4k 30p max, same as the HERO4, which is a little disappointing as I was dreaming of 60p @ 4k
  • Electronic Image Stablization (EIS) but limited to 1080p as it's stabilized and cropped in software, not hardware
  • More bells and whistles such as voice control and integration with their new Karma drone

So really there's nothing significantly new for the underwater shooter who wants to shoot 4k. Unless I've missed something? Might still get one for trekking etc. and for some underwater wide angle when shooting macro.


Panasonic LUMIX GH5 for underwater video

19 September 2016 - 08:00 PM

The Panasonic LUMIX GH5 was announced yesterday for release in early 2017.

 

http://www.panasonic.../lumix/gh5.html

  • 4k 50p/60p
  • 4:2:2 10-bit in-camera
  • Looks like no 6K other than in "6K PHOTO" mode
  • New body design which will almost certainly mean it won't fit GH4 housings
  • No mention of the new 5-axis Dual I.S. 2 IBIS that's in the G80/G81/G85. Would seem strange not to include it in the flagship camera.

I may get it, chiefly for the 60p @ 4k. I really hope the auto-focus and underwater colour rendition are improved, as these are my 2 biggest issues with the GH4 for underwater use.


"Contact" - The Humpback Whales of Tonga

17 May 2016 - 10:59 PM

My new video of humpback whales in Tonga.

 

This is made in 2016 with 2008 30i HDV footage which I deinterlaced then slowed down from 60p to 30p (before the mother and calf, which is real-time).

 

I hope it conveys some of the sense of awe of swimming with these magnificent animals.

 

Feedback, positive or negative, is welcome.

 


"Exchange" - Nembrotha chamberlaini nudibranchs mating

07 February 2016 - 11:24 PM

I got some nice macro footage of Nembrotha chamberlaini nudibranchs mating at Red Rock and Twin Rocks in Anilao last year.

 

Nudibranchs have barbed penises to hold them together and the last clips shows the effort and twisting movement required to pull that pair apart.

 

Shot with my Panasonic GH4 in Nauticam NA-GH4 housing. I think I was using my Olympus M.Zuiko ED 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 EZ lens, with a Subsee diopter for some shots. The 2 most magnified shots are cropped in from 2160 to 1080p.

 


Lumica underwater WiFi extension unit for action cameras

24 November 2015 - 06:32 PM

Soon you'll be able to monitor your GoPro etc. on the surface over wifi, while it's underwater.

 

http://www.newsshoot...action-cameras/