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Davide DB

Member Since 30 Nov 2010
Offline Last Active May 23 2017 12:57 AM

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In Topic: What are your GO TO Video settings?

23 May 2017 - 12:20 AM

I mostly shot WA with artificial lights and deep so my habits could be very different if you shot shallow.


I shot completely manual: shutter speed twice the frame rate. i.e. 1/50 for 24/25p or 1/100 1/120 for 50/60p. I try to stay at least at F5.6 even better F8 to minimize soft corners. Of course if you are shooting shallow in tropical waters even ISO 100 could force you to use F11 or more. In this case I suggest a ND filter to work always in the best F range.

I ALWAYS try to stay in the hyperfocal range so I set my Panasonic GH3/GH2 to use the AF Lock feature. I focus on a medium range object (based on shot subject) locking the focus and then I start shooting.

Regarding ISO setting I rely on my experience on similar dive conditions. In my case most of the times I start with ISO 800 or 1000. As I said I mostly shot at depth of 60/70m or even more so ISO 800 is the bare minimum even with my two Keldan Luna 8. I can lower ISO for close WA shots where my lights completely fill the subject.


An evergreen topic is the WB settings. You will find endless threads on it. For my kind of dives I rely on auto WB but, again, your mileage may vary on your DSRL and if you shoot shallow or with ambient light.




EDIT: I find this to be a very valuable tool to understand how to get hyperfocal settings for your configuration: http://www.dofmaster.com/dofjs.html

In Topic: Cayman Brac Russian War Ship 356

13 May 2017 - 12:26 PM

Hi Glen,

Even Howard Hall would have hard time engaging people for more than 3 minutes.


Its a shame because you have nice material to cut.

In Topic: Grass Valley Mync - videos and photo catalog and fast edit software

05 May 2017 - 06:28 AM

I was going to give it a try, but I stumble the installation instruction that I need to register for an "Edius ID". I don't understand the concept/requirement.

The Mync Basic is free, but you need the Eduis ID to install/launch, but the Eduis ID is only 30-days trial. Seems like a lot of hoops to jump through just to test run a software.


Yes, even for the free version you have to register with Grass valley to receive a valid serial number via email. I know it's a little PITA.

Here the GV Mync product forum:



In Topic: Grass Valley Mync - videos and photo catalog and fast edit software

04 May 2017 - 05:38 AM

Thanks. That does look like a useful program.


. Vee-Hive was the nearest thing I could find when I last researched this but will it be there in the long-term and support future formats?


Who knows?  :pardon:


Mostly it depends on the adoption rate among Edius users and beyond. it's important to see how many new features will be introduced in the next releases.

I remember the first versions of Lightroom had only plain tags and later Adobe introduced tag hierarchies.

Currently Mync is packaged along Edius 8.x. Mync means to Edius as Adobe Bridge to Photoshop.

In the next few months I have to build a new editing workstation. I will give it a try and give you some feedback. 

In Topic: Panasonic LUMIX GH5 for underwater video

28 April 2017 - 05:28 AM

A new guest at the party: