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In Topic: Tracking focus with a GH4 in the NA-GH4

20 March 2017 - 05:40 AM

Have a read at this:




The paragraph that may apply to you is:

"If you need to use AF while shooting video, the best method is to turn Continuous AF off (this is important) in the menu, set the camera for AF and touch the screen whenever you want to refocus. Half-press shutter also works in this mode while shooting."


I shoot with Panasonic LX100 and this work, I use "back button focus" before recording, then start recording, if the subject moved, I can press (and hold) the shutter button halfway to refocus, sort of create a slow focus pulling. This work for fairly slow subject. For fast moving subject, I think AFC with Continuous AF on is better as long as you are close enough and the water is relative clear to have good contrast between your subject and other stuffs in the water.

In Topic: Panasonic GH4 Settings for Underwater

14 March 2017 - 05:19 AM

EspenB, look into "Backbutton" focus. I shoot with Panasonic LX100, the camera is set to Manual focus but just turn one of the Fn button to initial focus. Before shooting, just press the Fn button to get initial focus, and focus peaking will still exist and you can start recording.

In Topic: Land based diving at Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

24 January 2017 - 06:49 AM

I'm not sure, I ended book my trip to La Paz. Many good review about diving in that area. Some dive operators offer "Eco Camp" as well, where you can stay in a remote island camping, and have opportunity to do night dive and star gazing.

In Topic: GoPro Karma v. DJI Mavic - opinions from the perspective of the underwater ph...

19 January 2017 - 06:23 AM

Yeah, the fisheye image on Yi just ruin it. As for 3 propellers, I'm sure by not need to power one more motor (to make it a quad), they can extend the battery life longer.

In Topic: Panasonic LUMIX GH5 for underwater video

06 January 2017 - 06:02 AM

Guys, there is advantage of shooting at 60 fps (or 48 fps)! I have studied a lot of UW videos done by popular videographers, They incorporated a lot of slow motions, not only to create that "graceful" manta/shark glide by scene, but it's also to create the "stabilized" footage feel. If you shoot high fps and slow it down by 1/3 or 1/2, chances is you don't need to use Warp Stabilizer. If you force a 24 fps/30fps to slow down, you're introducing duplicated in between frames, which I think there is some not so desire effects.