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Sony A7S for 4K - what a disappointment

06 April 2014 - 04:37 PM

Well, look like Sony have a track record of getting the job done HALF right again! The first was their stupid issue of custom white balance setting for the RX100 series for video recording, Now with the A7S, they're not providing 4K recording internal to the camera. The HDMI 4K out is only 8-bit instead of 10-bit. So if you want it for 4K recording, you will need to get the $2000 or so Atomos, and if there is housing for the Atomos....... things get super expensive quick! I think the Panasonic GH4 is more suitable for now. I hope H.265 just get utilize already so many more camera can do 4K!



Sony Alpha A6000

03 April 2014 - 10:47 AM

I've seen a lot of OMD EM users here, any reason not consider the Sony m43? What make Olympus so good? I know their NEX6 has slow focus, but the soon to be release Alpha A6000 seems promising, provided there will be housing for it. Thought?

UV video technique

23 March 2014 - 05:56 PM

Hi, I'm trying to justify if I should try out UV video. The problem is I couldn't find any good video to show case its "artistry". Almost all videos I found is boring coral shoot, This is the best I can find to show case its capability:



Does anyone have a good sample of UV video?

See unique marine life: chase or not chase?

04 March 2014 - 08:38 AM

Okay, just try to get a general feel.

Let's say you're at an exotic dive trip, and the chances of coming back is almost none. You're at the last few dives of the vacation, and encounter unique marine life to the region, and it's getting swimming away. You have a split second to make a decision: "If I don't go after it, I may not see it again". 


I know constantly chasing a sea creature is a very amateur move and often frown upon as it scare them away so other divers won't have the chance to see them. But I'm wondering at what point, would you go after them? If you let them be where they were at, do you wait for 5 minutes, 10 minutes etc. hoping they will get close to you. Or you would just swim away to join the dive group?


I'm interested to hear what majority of you did to get good result, and be a better UW photographer/videographer.



Get the kick out of this!!!

31 October 2013 - 08:28 AM

I'm admiring the seriousness of the videography, yet the narration......well, see for yourself, quite entertaining:



And there is one about Mantis Shrimp!