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In Topic: LX100 Underwater Video - Anyone else have experience with the LX100

Today, 04:05 AM



Don't use the iA button and start shooting, you're under utilizing the capability of the LX100. I suggest start shooting in Shutter priority (Set the Shutter to 1/60), then let the camera decide the Aperture and the ISO. Also, do custom white balance everything you change depth, or in my case, I do a custom white balance everything before I shoot.


Once you get comfortable, shoot in Manual mode. I have been shooting in Manual mode the whole time, and over time, I learn to decide what ISO to use. If you shoot in Manual mode, the ISO is not set by the camera, you have to set it yourself and this is where you can decide who much noise you can tolerate.



In Topic: LX100 Underwater Video - Anyone else have experience with the LX100

26 March 2015 - 07:03 AM

I just got back from 10 days trip in Anilao and shooting with the LX100. My laptop died just before I arrive in Anilao so I couldn't review my clip while shooting. Toward the end of the trip, I borrow another diver's computer and review some of the clips, I think you can get away with ISO800. The weather in Anilao has been cloudy and the visibility was bad, less than 20 feet most of the time, so I stop using red filter.


Using any sort of filter do cut down the light a lot. I shoot mostly on F11 and that's my mistake and cause the need of high ISO due to the overcast weather. When shoot at F4 to F6 range, ISO 200 to ISO400 is not a problem and the footage should be clean. I just got back to US less than 24 hours ago so I haven't seen what I shoot on my 4K monitor yet. But for that price of the LX100, it really is a joy to use. I tested diving with the GH4, the LX100 can do what needed to be done for 4K, and it's small enough that you can handle with one hand.

In Topic: Macro Video of Saddleback Clownfish Eggs in Anilao

26 March 2015 - 06:54 AM

Well, just got back from Anilao and actually dove at Bethlehem. Through out my dive, the dive master did find 2 patches of clownfish eggs, but they're behind the coral or deep inside, where I couldn't get a steady shoot of the eggs. My footage turned out shaky since I don't have any place to get down and anchor myself. You're lucky!

In Topic: Red gel on underwater video light

27 February 2015 - 03:53 PM

Roo, it won't work. I shoot video with the stealth mode of my video light (Archon D32vr) before and attempted to "white balance" it. All the video shows up very yellow.


I'm in Kota Kinabalu now to visit family, may be we can pick each other's brain some time? Just PM me.

In Topic: Thumbnails and bit rates

22 February 2015 - 07:31 PM

What is the purpose of the thumbnails? I don't use VLC that often, only use KMplayer to play back. I know VLC is very powerful and can stream, but that come with price of complexity so I didn't invest my time in learning how to use the advance feature.