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#391274 Komodo 2017 in 4k

Posted by nihal on 15 January 2018 - 11:03 PM

A short video from my last trip to Komodo. 

This is possibly my 4th or 5th time in Komodo but I never get tired of it ;)


Shot on: Red Scarlet-W in a Gates Deep Weapon Housing

5k @ 48fps with a Sigma 12-24 F4 ART


Edited and graded in Davinci Resolve 14.2


Hope you enjoy!


#365706 Raja 2015 Highlights

Posted by nihal on 29 September 2015 - 08:51 PM

Looks great! Raja Ampat is easily my most favorite dive destination


What lights did you use?




#365639 Bali

Posted by nihal on 27 September 2015 - 06:57 PM

Trip video from my last dive trip to Bali in August. First time ever I had this kind of visibility underwater in Bali. 
All shot with BMCC and edit/grade all in Davinci Resolve 12. I love the fact that for my needs I don't need to round-trip to any other program anymore. 
Now if Blackmagic would improve the stabilizing features for Resolve, everything would be perfect for me :)
Hope you enjoy and comments & critics are welcome!

#363794 18 Years - A Story of a Broken Curse

Posted by nihal on 30 July 2015 - 10:14 PM

Loved every minute of this! Glad you managed to break your curse :)

#358324 Banda Sea: Ambon - Raja Ampat - Sorong

Posted by nihal on 26 February 2015 - 06:30 AM

In October 2014 we joined the Black Manta on their Banda Sea crossing trip - we had heard a lot about the crossing and were looking forward to it.


As usual I had my BMCC with me to shoot the amazing underwater world of Indonesia.
I hope you enjoy smile.png



#352744 Papua New Guinea - Rolling in the Deep

Posted by nihal on 20 September 2014 - 06:29 AM

Amazing work, Dustin!

#348452 South Maldives, February 2014

Posted by nihal on 31 May 2014 - 06:32 PM


Just finished editing my last divetrip to the Maldives.

First time taking my bmcc underwater. It was an interesting experience!

Enjoy! comments and critique welcome :)

#346010 DaVinci Resolve 11 as NLE

Posted by nihal on 11 April 2014 - 12:53 AM

Your machine doesn't sound to bad for avchd footage. Resolve was only supporting Cuda (which is nvidia only I believe) up till R9 or 10 but they do have openCL support now so the ATI should be ok. 


I think when you start CC'ing your footage in resolve you will see performance dropping quite a bit. Resolve uses your graphics card to encode for export, so it should be also faster than software encoding. I'm not sure how it will hold up against Edius though :) 


One of the biggest issues I find though is that Resolve's workflow is all about having a good external grading monitor. You cannot trust the viewer in the resolve UI for color accuracy, especially if it's not a 10bit display with rec709 (or p3) colorspace. The learning curve for me in Resolve was steep, but I have to say it's also a very intuitive once you grasp the concepts and know the limitations.