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thetrickster

Member Since 30 Nov 2013
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In Topic: Are you shooting 30-50-60 FPS?

10 May 2017 - 07:56 AM

Its a really good question, and one which I find intriguing due to the recent onslaught of 4K@60p

 

Most of my cameras I've had, were limited to 25/30p in 1080 - so never really have actually shot much on my GH3 and GH4 at 1080p60 - i think the lure of UHD sort of spoiled the benefits of shooting 1080p60, and even now I'm hard pressed not to like my 30p stuff.

 

As the guys have said above, and from recent videos, underwater footage shot at 60p and played back at 30p - looks lovely. For me, its not that it looks 'slow mo' but that you get to appreciate the coral scenes more, the fish aren't so jumping around, the movement of the soft coral is more smooth and for sharks and the like, they look so much more defined slightly slowed down - yet you feel like the movement is still normal. On the other side, playing 60p back at 60p to me, looks awful from the youtube stuff I've watched - too real, too jerky and doesn't lead it self to storytelling - so for delivery to youtube etc I would still upload at 30p

 

I'm still shooting 30p at UHD, but instead of upgrading this summer, I'm going back down to 1080p and having a look at what my stuff looks like 2x slowed down.

 

As to WB - if I'm using lights, the WB is set to the Kelvin of the lights, or if not I'm Manual White Balance every few meters.


In Topic: Anyone happy with their TriPod?

19 April 2017 - 05:29 AM

I've got the XIT404 tripod plate and their legs - If I'm honest - very disappointed in it. Too bulky folded up and not great for macro (for my local diving)

 

The new telescope arms from INON look good thou.

 

Previously i used a gorrilapod SLR? which I had fair more practical use out of, but they broke due to salt build up so looking at their more expensive metal based legs.


In Topic: New Panasonic 8-18mm f2.8-4 lens announced

19 April 2017 - 04:19 AM

Looking forward to seeing some sample photos with this. Although can't see me buying it to replace my 7-14mm f4. Good to see it takes a filter.


In Topic: Panasonic 14-42mm ii vs 14-42mm PZ...

28 March 2017 - 01:19 AM

Will do a side by side later, when I get home.


In Topic: Panasonic LUMIX GH5 for underwater video

16 March 2017 - 10:54 PM

Might have my hands on a GH5 (no housing though!) for the weekend. Any tests I should do that haven't been covered by everyone else on YT?


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Can we assign one of the Fn buttons to do TRUE one-touch WB ?

 

Got another questions, but forgotten at present - will edit post once I remember.