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Member Since 08 Feb 2012
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In Topic: New Zealand marlin/minke whale ML raw video on 5D2

29 May 2014 - 12:03 AM

No advice on processing but just wanted to say that this is very cool.  It's great to see work from someone else from NZ on here.  Checked out your website too.  Nice!


I think there are a few of us in here. Where are you? I'm in auckland.

In Topic: New Zealand marlin/minke whale ML raw video on 5D2

28 May 2014 - 06:23 PM

As Jonny says, Resolve Lite is free and downloadable from the Black Magic site.  Not as fast as the paid version, but free and very powerful for HD use.

 

The problem with the Sigma 15mm is that the lens shades are plastic and greyish, so you'll always have reflection in the situations you shoot in.  A cheap way of doing it is to just use black marker but that can still be seen sometimes. Doing so will also pretty much make it unsellable to anyone other than an uw shooter.  

 

 

Resolve light is free, takes a fair bit of learning though. Great work mate, jealous of the marlin

 

Terrific! I'll have a play with resolve. I've only seen a few impressive youtube videos so far. Not sure how good the Sigma is for u/w myself... but I'm probably not brave enough to paint it. Ultimately it's never easy to shoot against the sun. Here is one memorable encounter from a few years ago filmed with a much cheaper setup:

 

 

Note how the sharks use the sun to their advantage. 


In Topic: New Zealand marlin/minke whale ML raw video on 5D2

27 May 2014 - 07:24 PM

I would love to try Resolve but I can't afford it. Isn't it in the tens of thousands? 

 

I use PS for rendering of imported frames to movies (.h264). Not ideal and takes couple minutes per clip on my machine. I do all the image edits in LR5. Here's a frame from the clip that you saw:

 

 

 

Thanks for the tip with the flare. I have that problem quite often because I'm usually at the surface and close encounters tend to happen when the sun is low and behind the animal. I use the 15mm Sigma and will need to look into it. 


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In Topic: New Zealand marlin/minke whale ML raw video on 5D2

27 May 2014 - 06:26 PM

Very nice! Thanks for sharing.  Where did you shoot this?

 

Cheers - this was shot a long way offshore from New Zealand.