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#365766 Panasonic GH4 advanced settings

Posted by kc_moses on 01 October 2015 - 05:33 AM

While I do not know which camera (Canon or Sony) was used in the natural light shallow shots, CC applied seems very close to the Dustin video mentioned above. Great video!



That video is done by one of my friends (Lee), he uses Canon 6D, often white balance on a white board attached to a loc-line attached to the top of the housing.

#365325 Devils in the sky at Cannibal rock,Komodo by GH4

Posted by kc_moses on 17 September 2015 - 06:39 AM

When in doubt, upload video to both Youtube and Vimeo. You can reach more viewers in Youtube and more commercial works sit in Vimeo because it get separated from all the cat videos :D.


The video in Youtube have improved a lot. I recently bought a 65" 4K TV, I stream my own 4K video as well as Eunjae Im's "Living Color" to see how everything look on a big screen. The detail holds up, color banding is not as bad as I remember 6 months ago. So I think Youtube have done something recently. The RX100 IV 4K underwater sample shot in Taiwan looks very very nice by the way and it's stream from Youtube. I thought it beat the GH4/LX100 if not neck and neck. But it's subjective and really depends who're behind the camera to bring out the capability of the camera.


Also, Vimeo streaming is hit and miss, sometimes you get stuck with buffering, while Youtube may look crappy and pixelated when it's buffering at least you see something play back instead of a spinning wheel or as if the browser is not doing anything when Vimeo is buffering. Youtube search feature is also quite accurate. Keep in mind also many people are starting to have a Smart TV, and Youtube channel player is almost standard for all the Smart TV. So when I got my big screen tv with smart tv feature, I don't have to plug in a computer or do any setup, just launch the Youtube app, search for a clip and play back, just like using a Playstation.

#365289 Light & Motion: really bad service

Posted by kc_moses on 16 September 2015 - 06:31 AM

Yeah, I can see the difference:



But damn it, the price! I wonder what make the high CRI light so expensive, even light for land use! May be it's just one of those things like OLED TV, that will never get to general public's hand for a very very long time!

#365268 V-Log is coming to GH4 in October

Posted by kc_moses on 15 September 2015 - 10:57 AM

Got my V-Log!!!!! Now I wish they could give that to the LX100 as well :dancing:

#365163 News: Sony A7S II (Yep another A7!)

Posted by kc_moses on 11 September 2015 - 07:34 PM

Let's put a bet, have they fix the Custom White Balance Error issue? If not, no point to use it for video :lol2:

#364750 Vacuum for Neutral Bouyancy

Posted by kc_moses on 28 August 2015 - 07:28 AM

BTW, some one should invent a device to pump helium into the housing. Wouldn't that help with life the rig? :lol2:

#364590 LX100 - Underwater video shot on the Red Sea

Posted by kc_moses on 24 August 2015 - 07:22 AM

Congratulation for getting the LX100! I hope you enjoy it and replace your NEX5 with it. Do you have the dome port on? It looks quite wide.



#364382 how to DIY strobe floats from styrofoam ?

Posted by kc_moses on 18 August 2015 - 08:40 AM

Just use the information here:




Order the foam from here (choose Type H100): http://www.aircrafts...inycellfoam.php


I made my own float and spray paint them red, then use those strong vegetable (broccoli/asparagus) rubber band and tie it together :lol2:



#363495 Potential solution to shaky video footage?

Posted by kc_moses on 22 July 2015 - 09:20 PM

There are some news and update about the SteadXP, but it's a bit disappointing since it's going to be 6-8 months out:




(Warning: the interview is way boringly conducted).

#362165 Best of my dives in Mexico

Posted by kc_moses on 13 June 2015 - 06:13 AM

Nice work! Did you get a hang of the focus system behind the dome port on the LX100? I can't help but notice, there were a lot of divers!!! Flash everywhere, were you on liveaboard?

#362085 Sony RX100 IV 4K - Control Set?

Posted by kc_moses on 10 June 2015 - 06:30 PM

Are you using it for video or photo? If you're using it for video, the LX100 has advantage of more zoom range because of the crop factor so it's better for macro. You will also need to pay attention to the custom white balance of the Sony since they're known to have issue when come to custom white balance for video.


For photo, the LX100 has larger sensor, not sure what Sony's 1" stacked sensor translate to in term of quality. One thing to keep in mind is the RX100M4 is more expensive, the street price of the LX100 is $799 these days, $200 cheaper than the Sony. Other things like built in timelapse on the LX100 vs ND filter on the RX100?

#361311 Warna berwarna Raja Ampat by GH4

Posted by kc_moses on 19 May 2015 - 09:32 AM

Finally! There is another 4K diving video!!!! I was just wondering, there are so many GH4 shooters out there but I only saw EJ from Korea upload video in 4K. I guess you have been missing in action. The song is catchy, anyway you can add some tambourine track because it could really use one.

#360961 Nauticam Shogun Housing is here

Posted by kc_moses on 09 May 2015 - 05:59 PM

Are you comparing GH2 ISO 1000 with GH4 ISO800? I suggest you go find some ISO 800 4K underwater clip shot by GH4 and check out the noise (watch it in 4K monitor so you get the 1:1 result)


kkfok and I both confirmed that shooting 4K at ISO800 will have more noise, we both use LX100, I have shot with GH4 and it's the same problem:




The Ursa Mini is not the NEXT big thing, it's only months away, I'm not talking about GH5. My reply simply imply that RAW footage grade better then 10 bit 4:2:2 and the Ursa has it.


Bottom line if you're getting the result that you're happy with, just stick with what you have.


Also, check this out in term of 10 bit 4:2:2 vs 8 bit 4:2:0 grading:


#360784 Anilao Frogfish in 4K

Posted by kc_moses on 04 May 2015 - 09:06 AM

Thanks! There are a lot of frogfish in Anilao, I believe I saw all the color of frogfish in this trip. I saw the yellow juvenile frogfish but it got spoke back behind/under the rock by the divers before me so I didn't get to shoot it. To answer your question, those tiny little crawling thing are not nudibranch, I believe they're some sort of crab/bug. you can see them at 2:12 of this clip by Chris Parson:


#360779 Anilao Frogfish in 4K

Posted by kc_moses on 04 May 2015 - 06:58 AM

Alright, got the frogfish out of the way. I have to say, they're not my cup of tea, but I finally saw hairy frogfish!


Finding music for frogfish is tough, shooting them on wall dive is even tougher! I probably should have learn how to use the Zebra feature on my Panasonic LX100, many of these guys are white like a snow ball and being down in at least 40 feet deep, it's hard to keep the surrounding properly expose while not to blow out the white frogfish. I have a couple shot of black frogfish, but they didn't make it into the video because they really look like a clump of charcoal. Anyway, enjoy (Watch in 4K setting even if you don't have 4K monitor just so you can benefit from the extra detail):



PS: Looking back, I could have shoot the white subject in more flat profile and grade them later. But there is no Cine-D or Cine-V kind of profile in the LX100, will have to research and see how to make one up. Any critique/comment is welcome! I think I got low enough, what other angle would you shoot frogfish at? Didn't see them yawn or snatch a fish up for meal, it's a tricky subject to shoot.