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In Topic: Are you shooting 30-50-60 FPS?

10 May 2017 - 05:04 AM

If you have the option to shoot at 60fps, shoot at 60fps and you can always re sample to 30fps in post. Since storage media is not an issue for 1080p, 60fps is manageable. The advantage of 60fps and slow down to 30fps is so that you can "stabilize" your footage without scarify pixel (which happen when you post process to stabilize a video using rotate+zoom algorithm).


If you have an option to shoot 4K, by all mean shoot 4K, it makes your footage kind of future proof, and 4K gives you the flexibility to zoom and crop, especially for macro subject and output to 1080p. If you are shooting video for artistic reason, 4K is prefer because 3 years from now, people would still watch 4K content. If you shoot at 1080p, your content will become obsolete very soon, just like not many people is interested to watch DVD these days because they are only 740x480.

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

05 May 2017 - 05:06 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.

In Topic: Anyone happy with their TriPod?

26 April 2017 - 04:46 AM

If your set up is not too heavy under water, There is a pretty good and cheap solution, look up "Pakpod"  http://pakpod.com/


I have one but haven't use it yet. The build quality is quite good, definitely much better than a Gorilla pod. The Pakpod is designed for UW use so nothing would rust.

In Topic: GoPro HERO5 underwater

24 April 2017 - 05:06 AM

Got myself a FLIP5 Pro Package with SHALLOW, DIVE, DEEP, +15 MACROMATE MINI lens for my GoPro HERO5 Black.


Anyone got any recommendations on white balance settings? I've been using "native" quite a bit topside but that's quite a warm setting.


Also I've seen it suggested in a couple of places to use lights + CC filter with GoPros. Was always a no-no for my other cameras because everything goes red if you do that. Is this a serious recommendation?


Hey Nick, did you research on the Sony FDR-3000? I will be getting it. So far the general review said it's better than the goPro 5 because of the Optical IS, and the color. Even the Yi 4K+ is gaining popularity than the goPro. Inon have a lot of accessories for the Sony, so if it's not too late, check out the Sony.

In Topic: Anyone happy with their TriPod?

21 April 2017 - 05:41 AM

Thanks for demonstrate the twist clamp spinning part, I was having hard time to understand without the video. Traditional clamp is what I would go since I can't afford a twist clamp, I wonder if there is way to 3D print a twist clamp :D