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In Topic: Diving the Salish Sea

25 May 2016 - 03:21 AM


Does the pro version have 2 internal flip levers for the color filter and macro diopter? I searched for a pro version for sony, but couldn't find one and wanted that feature.


What I've found really helps the color is manually setting the white balance with a grey slate. The housing allows you to do this with one button press if you set it up.


As I recall, there is only one internal flip lever - I use a color filter on that one, and use a SAGA flip adapter for my external wet lens (Subsea diopter for macro). 


Yes, I also do manual WB, both with my current Canon camcorder, and previously with my old Sony.  The Sony always ended up with a greenish cast that I just couldn't seem to get rid of, even with post-processing, so I was never really happy with the color from that camera.  I still need to do some color correction with the Canon, but the final version is more pleasing to me.  Thanks for the help, though.

In Topic: Diving the Salish Sea

24 May 2016 - 03:31 AM


Thanks very much. Looks like we use the same video housing. Although I'm on an older sony camera and have the standard housing, not the pro version.


Yes, I have been using Light and Motion housings for a while now.  This is my first Canon, though, having switched over after having too much trouble color correcting my Sony HC-9.  Backscatter suggested going with the Canon over the Sony when I was upgrading.  It looks as if you have been able to get your CX550 to work very well, though.

In Topic: Diving the Salish Sea

23 May 2016 - 03:32 AM

I agree with the others, really nice work.  Something to aspire to.  I also liked the "bonus material" after the credits of the team getting suited up, that was a nice touch.

In Topic: UW experiment with Soratama (magic ball lens)

20 May 2016 - 03:19 AM

Sorry, it just doesn't do much for me, way too "gimmicky".  Then again, I'm not a fan of fish-eye lenses, either.

In Topic: "Contact" - The Humpback Whales of Tonga

18 May 2016 - 03:17 AM

Wow, wonderful footage, thanks Nick.  Very moving.  What a great way to start my day.