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thetrickster

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#357095 Upcoming Panasonic GH-4K

Posted by thetrickster on Today, 02:18 AM

Am I the only one not seeing Richard photos?

 

All the photos I put up here are done via Tapatalk via the App on my Phone which in turn use imageshack for image hosting

 

here is the direct URL for the last image http://tapatalk.imag...4371dcb01a71.jp <- add a 'g' at the end.

 

Copy that to your browser - does the photo load?

 

Very odd! 

 

To be honest, I don't think you're missing much  :lol2:




#357054 Upcoming Panasonic GH-4K

Posted by thetrickster on Yesterday, 02:33 AM

Sorry for the awful backdrop (my office)

But here is what is displayed when OSD is enabled via HDMI

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Notice how small the icons are (and that the Ninja2 own OSD is on top of some of the Gh4 ones)


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#357045 Upcoming Panasonic GH-4K

Posted by thetrickster on 26 January 2015 - 11:54 PM

 
Looks good but what about tripod leg (center one)?


This is my solution
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Will grab a photo of it setup later :-)


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#356930 Getting the best results from YouTube / Vimeo (1080, 4K etc...)

Posted by thetrickster on 24 January 2015 - 09:11 AM

Learning a LOT today!

So x264 is an open source encoder of h264 - with massively better results.

Good write up here - http://www.streaming...iles-94216.aspx

As to using an old version of iMovie. I've just read that you could export a ProRes file and then use the free Handbrake app to encode to h264 - BUT via x264 as it uses that as its h264 encoder.


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#356927 Getting the best results from YouTube / Vimeo (1080, 4K etc...)

Posted by thetrickster on 24 January 2015 - 08:16 AM

Thought I would start the ball rolling on this one as there doesn't seem to appear to be a one size fits all answer to this...

"what are the best settings / encoder to use, to get the best possible results when I upload a movie to YouTube or Vimeo?"

I don't know the answer so would be great to get any opinions or solutions people have used before. :-)

Someone on RedUser has already spent some time looking at it

http://www.reduser.n...ll=1#post924139

But maybe with underwater footage, the outcome would be different.


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#356713 Sony A7s 4k with Atomos Shogun in a prototype housing

Posted by thetrickster on 18 January 2015 - 03:35 AM

Hi Edmond! Long time no see!

Look forward to seeing your results!
Still using your GH4 and BMPCC? (And Ninja2)?


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#356523 Nauticam or ULCS arms

Posted by thetrickster on 13 January 2015 - 01:43 AM

All the arms I have (Nauticam, ULCS, i-Das and Inon) all fit with each other.

 

I have to say they are all much of a muchness. But I'm mostly using Nauticam at the moment.

 

One thing to consider is if you want float arms and wet lens, the INON float arms have screw holes to add their wet lens holder, the others don't have this.




#356427 Upcoming Panasonic GH-4K

Posted by thetrickster on 09 January 2015 - 11:21 AM

My XIT404 tray and tripod turned up.

I think it's an excellent solution for rear mounting the NINJA (don't think the Shogun will fit - not without some more arms)

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#355266 FlexiTray Trigger - Need someone who has a NA-BMPCC!

Posted by thetrickster on 10 December 2014 - 12:37 PM

I think with anything Nauticam related, its always well/over engineered!

 

I get a feeling mine will be a lot simpler!

 

The basic mechanics of it will be (I'm guessing!) is that the trigger is hinged at the very front (or the arch of movement is the greatest), at the back of this will be a flat area, which as you pull the trigger will go UP and engage a flat area on back part (with the bar to the housing trigger). As this back part is hinged in the middle, it will cause the rear of the back part to go DOWN.

 

Getting the angles / force right, I think is were the Nauticam engineers are craftsmen, and I'm not...

 

I think I've worked it out... sort of...I was wrong above....

 

the rear hinge for the downward part, isn't the rear pivot at all (on my drawing) - its the bottom screw on the back of the unit. (2nd photo from DiveMasterDewey) that is, its a L shape movement. That is why there is a cut away from the side of the trigger, you pull it, and the right hand side back goes up, which then pushes on the opposite pivot causing a 90degree transfer...causing the back bar to swing on the bottom nut/axis to the left.




#355249 FlexiTray Trigger - Need someone who has a NA-BMPCC!

Posted by thetrickster on 10 December 2014 - 08:36 AM

Hi All,

 

Because I'm tight and not made of money, so not going to buy the NA-GH4 for the time being for just for the trigger, I'm looking at fudging together a grip Trigger for my NA-GH3 on a FlexiTray similar to the one on the BMPCC.

 

I've looked at others, but the NA-BMPCC trigger is the best one to base my idea on I think!  I've looked at the photos on ReefPhoto and I can guess at the mechanics of it.

 

But if anyone has a housing and would be willing to take some photos of it and describe how it works, that would be sweet, as it appears to have the trigger on one pivot and then another to press down on the housing button.

 

Thanks :)

 

Richard




#355083 Anyone used a 'Deeproof Housing Carrier' with a FlexiTray?

Posted by thetrickster on 06 December 2014 - 02:22 AM

Davide,

I agree about it might be top heavy. Have lots of mounting options now (I wish there was a ball joint on the top of the ninja too - or at least holes to screw one in) so once I'm back in the water I can get it balanced. At least now the handles are very strong. The Carrier was definitely worth the 90€!

Yeah the long camcorder style definitely lends to better balance. I have the DiveXtras deluxe camera mount for my DPV too. But my local centre isn't happy with me having all that kit on the boat at one time. LOL




#355051 Anyone used a 'Deeproof Housing Carrier' with a FlexiTray?

Posted by thetrickster on 05 December 2014 - 09:04 AM

Finally got home to see if indeed it was the right size :)

 

Had to buy some more Nautical pieces (3 flat bottom ball joints and 2 mounting bases) 

 

Bneed to spend some more money, as as predicted cold shoe can't be used, so need a YS female base that can screw directly into a M5  bolt hole)

 

But super happy with the result. Compared to trying to make something - or upgrade to the NA-GH4.

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#354986 Anyone used a 'Deeproof Housing Carrier' with a FlexiTray?

Posted by thetrickster on 03 December 2014 - 10:21 PM

93€? It seem like a perfect candidate forma a DIY project :)
Actually even a pro metal worker could ask far less.

 

 

Yeah 93€ might seem steep, but that includes delivery.

 

I did think about getting one made up, but thought lets give this a go first.

 

I've got a 3D Printer, but that only prints up to 20cm, so couldn't make one on that..




#354915 GH4 - Nauticam Macro Lens/Port Thoughts

Posted by thetrickster on 02 December 2014 - 11:03 PM

As the Shogun was mentioned earlier by Peter. I've seen some photos of the housing unit on Facebook. Gee. It's BIG!!

Heard Atomos have delayed it - AGAIN....

Makes my ninja2 look tiny!

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Source: https://m.facebook.c...8286391/?type=1


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#351505 Shark Week: New season, same nonsense!

Posted by thetrickster on 13 August 2014 - 03:36 AM

Its awful - 'Megalodon Lives' - faked footage, actors as 'biologists', non existent news stories