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#367420 Making The Leap To 4k Pro. Please Help.

Posted by tamas970 on 24 November 2015 - 03:28 AM


1. Return on Investment (ROI)


2. Tourist Videos


3. Further dive training



4. 4k60p standard



...The Rx100iv gives you the opportunity to continue improving your skills and making the connections that may get you that higher-paying work. And you could always invest the money you save into things like an external monitor and video lights, which can have a large impact on the quality of the footage you shoot. If slow motion is what you want, it also gives you great 120fps 1080p and limited 240fps almost 1080p. 


Agreed with the points here, filming is a rather closed industry. First one should get a "name" and contacts, maybe some certification from a film school. This is heavy $$, which has to be spent wisely.


First of, as dreifish suggested, I would certainly not start with a state-of-art 4k60p shooting rig at 20k$: learn the technique with a consumer camera, publish great shots on youtube/etc as much as possible. For online, you definitely don't need a 10k$+rig, there are tons of amazing gopro footage out there! Furthermore, your 4k60p camera + housing will worth ~1/5th of its value when you are really going to need it (embarking on an expedition where you are the payed cameraman).


Scuba is a low paying industry with high investment, just take a look, how much dive instructors earn after ~500-1000 dives, probably ~20k$ invested not all for fun. (Maldives is ridiculous, if you have a "life", you definietly need side financing there, which is tedious after 4+dives a day, 7 days a week...) As suggested, I'd also pick up the RX100mkIV in the economical Fantasea housing and put on a WWL-1 and a pair of realistically priced lights from ebay. Important to note here, that handling an increasingly complex system is something one has to learn through many dives in different - sometimes challenging conditions. Obviously you don't want to loose a full 20k rig while filming mantas in the maldives in a 5 knot current. 

#358133 Wide angle with GH4 and 14-42mm PZ lens

Posted by tamas970 on 21 February 2015 - 02:57 AM

On land it is 140° AFAIK, but the flat port kills it as well as the corner IQ. Actually doing more research I ended up buying the g140, unpacked it yesterday. At first look it appears to have an aspheric element, which is key for good IQ across the entire frame and which is missing from all "cheap" solutions (domes, simple air lenses such as the meikon wide wet lens). I'll come back with tests as soon as I receive the compatible dive housing and can lay my hands on some waterproof iso resolution charts.

#337757 What type of fiber optic cable for DIY sync cable

Posted by tamas970 on 03 October 2013 - 09:25 PM

I also use a 1$/m Toslink cable for my inon s2000-s. Perfect for the job. As far as I remember, the core is 1mm.