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Nudibranch of Anilao in 4K - Panasonic LX100

Yesterday, 11:26 AM

It's my first time shooting with the Panasonic LX100, Nauticam CMC-1, first time to Anilao and second time shooting macro. I'm starting to accept the result especially I only have around 150 dives under my belt. I found that the more dive experience I have, the more comfortable I feel about getting close, slow down to think and adjust my camera setting (not having a big group of divers lining up or selfish dive buddy would help too!


I'm starting to get a hang of the editing portion too, music is always hard! Here is the result:



If you have 1080P display, watch in 1080P setting, then watch again with 4K setting, see if you can see the benefit of 4K. If you have 4K display, then of course watch it in 4K setting.


I output my final video to target of 80Mbps. A 8 minutes video is about 4.6Gb, it took about two hours to upload to Youtube and process. It's really hard for countries that do not have fast internet to provide 4K content. I don't know what's the final bitrate that Youtube produce, but if it's buffering right, the Youtube deliver quality is very close to my 4.6Gb mp4 sitting in my local hard drive.


Make sure you watch the whole thing!


As usual, suggestion, critique, comment are all welcome!



Good news for GH4 owner!!!!

20 April 2015 - 07:09 AM

There is a new adapter surface that will allow people who has Canon lens use their glass on MFT body with autofocus capability, and only $300!!!!:




Also, if GH4 get the V-log profile, there is a potential of gaining 2-stop dynamic range?



If that's the case, that would bring GH4 close to 15 stops of dynamic range. Perhaps it's time to look into color grading? Or dynamic range is not that important when come to underwater video?


Need Saga +25 info

19 April 2015 - 08:14 PM

Does anyone come across info about Saga +25 macro diopter, or have used it before? How is it compare to Nauticam SMC or CMC-1?


I need a very strong macro diopter, any recommendation? Beside Saga?



Potential solution to shaky video footage?

12 April 2015 - 08:21 PM

It seems logical and works really. If it becomes mature, maybe it will solve shaky footage underwater?


Here is briefly explain what it is and how it works:



It's working on the GH4 as well:




Color Grading in Premiere Pro, would you use it?

09 April 2015 - 09:09 AM

It seems like color grading is getting easier, just like Lightroom!




Not sure how much it would degrade the video, but not everybody is shooting RAW video and they get by and okay with grading color. So, would the underwater video community just skip it, or give it a try?