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FS: Nauticam NA-GH2P + GH2 + 14-42mm lens & port

25 April 2014 - 07:09 AM

For sale:

  • Nauticam NA-GH2P housing (100m) + 14-42mm port
  • Panasonic Lumix GH2 camera
  • 14-42mm lens

Housing and camera in mint condition like new. Housing has been serviced by Nauticam few weeks ago. Both comes with original accessory and boxes.


Price 1400€ + shipping costs


housing only: 1000€


I put some photo but here there is a full hi-res gallery:





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DaVinci Resolve 11 as NLE

09 April 2014 - 04:16 AM

As you know Blackmagic unveiled version 11 of their famous color correction software, DaVinci Resolve. CC apart, this new main release contains over 70 new editing features and is now a full-fledged editing solution.


Previous version, Resolve 10 already had some basic NLE feature as well. Anyone has tried using it as NLE? Any Feedback?


I'm an Edius lover and I should migrate to version 7 ( :bomb:   $$$)

I saw that the free resolve lite has everything I should ever need and more but I'm a bit scare of its learning curve and speed on a normal computer. 



Out There

26 March 2014 - 02:07 AM

Technical diving changed our perception of scuba diving, moving out of common contexts to deep unexplored wrecks and caves.


Surprisingly, we can observe this in crowded recreational dive sites, where technical diving has changed or redesigned the map of dive sites.


Trimix, scooters and rebreathers allow to regularly dive these sites at depths well beyond recreational limits, sometimes diving two or more spots at once. These tools allowed the discovery of new dive trails and sites which have become common knowledge. Often these explorations involve long scooter rides on  the lunar-like seabed, possibly holding unexpected surprises.


Out there, a few hundreds of meters apart from mooring buoys, nearby walls, reefs and wrecks there is a unknown world waiting to be (re) discovered.




Poor viz and a lot of backscatter... I know but this is our winter sea :)

Upcoming Panasonic GH-4K

05 February 2014 - 01:51 AM

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At Las Vegas's CES Panasonic displayed an upcoming GH-4K. (Actually it was just a GH3 with a 4K sticker).

Nobody knows if the new model will have the same GH3 body or not...

Rumors sites write that it will be launched officially on 7th February. So just this friday :dancing:


Anyway these are the rumored specs until now:

  • High speed 16Mp sensor
  • 2.36Mp OLED EVF
  • peaking
  • 4K 200Mbps mode
  • 1080p120
  • 422 recording

Panasonic announced also a new SD card expressely made to cope with 4K:




A second round of rumors add few more specs:


  •    There is an attachable XLR adapter
  •     H264 codec all intra that give 422 color all intra in 100 mbps.
  •     it will be switch-able from 4K and 1080P with various frame rates (can shoot 120fps at 1080P for example)

Last but not the least: price less than 2000USD :alien:


Someone suggested that the new camera will use the new LSI developed from Pana with its codec AVC-ULTRA:






AVC-ULTRA Overview, rev 1.0

Expanding business opportunities with unified codec

Panasonic has developed a new LSI codec engine to perform a variety of encoding/decoding processes defined in the AVC-ULTRA codec. Figure 12 shows the appearance of the LSI and the photo of the LSI chip. The codec engine supports H.264/AVC profiles for professional applications, “CAVLC 4:4:4 Intra”, “High 4:2:2 Intra”, “High 10 Intra”, and “High 4:2:2”, up to Level 5.2 for 4K. This codec engine also has the ability to encode/decode the conventional DVCPRO codec family as well as the newly developed AVC-ULTRA. Incorporating the codec processor chip and high speed memory chips all within a single small package increases reliability and greatly reduces power consumption..

This new codec engine unifies AVC-Intra, AVC-LongG and AVC-Proxy and also supports from HD to 4K formats. An AVC-ULTRA product implementing this engine can support many formats and can be expanded by upgrading. Users can select optimum video formats and codec schemes depending on their target applications, workflow, and estimated budgets for production and it expands their business opportunity with minimum investments.



Will see in few days what's true on this little monster.


Via http://www.43rumors.com/?s=GH4k

Kudos to Nauticam

03 October 2013 - 08:05 AM

Two months ago I got a minor leak on my Nauticam GH2 housing while filming at 80+ meters.


Miraculously I managed to avoid soaking my camera and lens: at the end of the dive I had an half glass of water into the dome but everything was perfectly dry.

Opening the housing I did not find any clear evidence of fault: no hair or dirt on the o-ring so I returned the housing and 7-24 dome at Nauticam Italy (it is still under warranty). 


Housing and dome was sent to Nauticam HK, pressure tested and inspected. It was ok so it was definitively my fault  :(

Anyway given that one year of intense use was passed already, they completely disassembled it, serviced and returned to me WITHOUT ANY FEE (not even shipping cost).


I was far from home so I sent housing and port without boxes. I received them with brand new boxes and it was so shining (it had again the plastic film on the display) that I had to check its s/n to be sure it was mine...


What can I say more?  Nauticam all the life  :D And kudos to Nauticam Italian dealer for his professional service 




I even got a short movie from that dive prior to escape to the surface (one and half hour later...). In the original footage I can hear the scary leak alarm  :sleep: