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#366057 Reflecting problem

Posted by thetrickster on 10 October 2015 - 10:49 PM

Found this today (on a different issue - to strengthen a usb cable)


But I reckon it would work on lenses too...?



#365943 4K downscale vs 1080p

Posted by thetrickster on 06 October 2015 - 02:59 AM

... however the LX100 doesn't take 1:1 pixels and operates from 4112 to 3840 on the horizontal axis. 



I think this is why you don't see any benefit from downscaling the 4K to 1080p - as the 4K mode from the LX100 is already performing some pixel squeezing.


I think its only the GH4 that is taking a pure 1:1 4k centre crop from the sensor.


The GX8 sensor has a greater crop (due to being 20MP) in 4K mode - and I think (from cameralabs review) its 4K mode is also not a pure 1:1 pixel reading


I wish they would give use the options

1. Use full width of sensor for 4k - but loose quality

2. Use 1:1 centre pixels - but lose some wide angle

#365935 Anyone used a 'Deeproof Housing Carrier' with a FlexiTray?

Posted by thetrickster on 06 October 2015 - 12:14 AM

Aluminium, its a just a guess, weight it by hand with bags of nuts I have on my desk.  :)

#365933 Anyone used a 'Deeproof Housing Carrier' with a FlexiTray?

Posted by thetrickster on 06 October 2015 - 12:06 AM

About 110g at a guess

#365774 Reflecting problem

Posted by thetrickster on 01 October 2015 - 10:59 AM

INON have 'Anti-Ghost' stickers with their close up lenses to cover up lens markings.


I've had a look, but for the life of me can't find them for sell online separately.

#365753 GH4 - Nauticam Macro Lens/Port Thoughts

Posted by thetrickster on 30 September 2015 - 11:03 PM

This was the last 'edit' of the focus gearing I made:




Just download and print :)

#365750 New Nauticam 29 port for Panasonic 14-42mm PZ could be a blast for 4K video s...

Posted by thetrickster on 30 September 2015 - 10:46 PM

Do nauticam have a baynet system now, like INON?


This looks a great way, like Nick says of staying with your Mirrorless system, yet not having all the fuss of the ports.


It does make you wonder mind, with them releasing a 'new' port for the 14-42PZ - how many other ports aren't really optically optimised for their intended lenses....


I still personally think the 6" dome for the 7-14mm doesn't provide the correct nodal point...

#365602 Keldan 8M CRI or 8X

Posted by thetrickster on 27 September 2015 - 12:20 AM

Bear in mind that cyan modules only seem to be available for the 8M, although I can't find those on his website and I wonder if they've been discontinued. Those might not interest you but they certainly interest me.


Still listed: 




I'm tempted by a set of Cyan modules too

#365433 Nauticam flextray not so good, alternatives?

Posted by thetrickster on 20 September 2015 - 11:57 PM

I fixed this with the addition of an DeepProof 'Housing Carrier' -  





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#365398 Panasonic GH4 advanced settings

Posted by thetrickster on 19 September 2015 - 06:44 AM

Interceptor, apologises if this topic got side tracked, but here is a montage of my wife's Canon 1100D and my GH4 - to see where the GH4 is going wrong with color rendition.


Set up a scene with a few primary colours (the best I could, with what I have!) and used the Daylight white balance on both cameras and tried to match them - this is straight from the cameras. Top Left and bottom Right are GH4, where as bottom left and top right is the canon.


First thing, is wow they are actually VERY close! Much closer than I thought. So to me the color rendition is good from the GH4, so what gives?



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#365366 Panasonic GH4 advanced settings

Posted by thetrickster on 18 September 2015 - 06:31 AM

I have the Amphibico slate - its actually metal and is more of a 'warming' white balance slate, more than the normal 90% white, and the Resolve colormatch function only works on (I think) 3 color charts - with the Amphinico not being one of them...


You know, yeah I could be over over thinking it - and just match a canon to the gh4 above water, alas the only Canon I do have access to is my wife 1100D


Worth have a look mind ;) Will report back...

#365252 V-Log is coming to GH4 in October

Posted by thetrickster on 15 September 2015 - 06:44 AM





Looks like Panasonic haven't been fully testing the mobile app..


You can enable V-LOG (for free) by selecting it from the MobileApp - you can then use it on the camera (saving it as a Preset)

#365134 ReelSteady - Post Diving Stabilisation

Posted by thetrickster on 11 September 2015 - 06:17 AM

A couple of (old) GH4 clips I've ran through Reelsteady today.


#365013 ReelSteady - Post Diving Stabilisation

Posted by thetrickster on 07 September 2015 - 04:51 AM

Okay, so only having the GoPro Hero2 to hand, I selected the 720p60 mode - as they recommend as high a frame as possible and went for a walk along our high street here. Initial response! WOW


#364947 ReelSteady - Post Diving Stabilisation

Posted by thetrickster on 04 September 2015 - 05:58 AM

Just seen this:






I was waiting for the steadxp thing to be released - but boy, does this look amazing!!! Might have to use my Adobe CC subscription and having a play with AfterEffects and this plugin. It is however $399 - but if it works, might have to be worth it!!