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In Topic: Lets talk lumens!

30 April 2015 - 12:51 AM

Don't get hung up on Lumens, you really want to be looking at the Lux / Candle Power


This is how bright a m2 area is from a meter away. This gives you a better understanding how powerful your lights will be, obviously this is directly related to the beam angle as a 10,000lm light with a 8 degree beam will be a lot brighter than a 10,000lm light with a 90 degree beam, however for video having a tight beam is not the desired configuration, as you ideally want the whole scene to be lit. So you have to trade the power with coverage...


For video, you need a nice wide beam, high CRI rating and a nice kelvin temp too.


If you want the crème de la crème have a look at the Keldan Video8 lights. Loads of power, long burn times, CRI of 98 - the list goes on. However so does the price...

In Topic: Wearing B/C on airliner

28 April 2015 - 04:56 AM

I try and fly BA as much as possible for all my international flights (as once you factor in 2 cases and the decent carry on, flying with a lower cost airline works out actually more)

In Topic: Wearing B/C on airliner

28 April 2015 - 02:57 AM

I'm obviously in the wrong game.


Each time I fly with my diving and camera kit, I'm looking at 50kg in the hold and 25kg in hand luggage.


Are the airlines there, really that bad for hold luggage? 

In Topic: HDMI Bulkhead GH4/Nauticam

26 April 2015 - 11:17 PM



Yep, the parts you specified will work as you think.


However I would definitely re-consider looking at your required length. I doubt you would get it over the side of the boat before running out of cable.


You might have to speak with Nauticam to get a custom cable made up (depth x 3 as a starting point), I know Dive&See do a 30m HDMI cable (but is the wrong bulkhead)

In Topic: How important is underwater tripod?

23 April 2015 - 04:52 AM

I had a GorillaPod (I think it was the SLR-Zoom one) - it broke after 3 dives. (a couple of the joints cracked)


I've now got a XIT404 one from Jack at Optical Ocean Sales - https://www.opticalo...404-tripod.html


Its an expensive item to start with, but with the cost of delivery to here - made the whole thing about 950€!! 


For sure its a great asset to have for underwater videography - especially for macro video!


Would I buy again - yes I would, the quality and flexible of the system have been great


But maybe I will wait for the Euro/Dollar rate to get better first!!