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#392297 Housing protection Nauticam

Posted by thetrickster on 12 February 2018 - 01:03 AM

sorry, described unclear....doen't stick for more than two days.....



I thought it was a great idea too, alas found that issue soon after taping up my GH5 housing! LOL

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#392154 Give your feedback on buyers/sellers

Posted by thetrickster on 08 February 2018 - 01:29 AM

Buyer Feedback:


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All the above have been super buyers, great emails, and comms, patient on delivery schedules (from the spanish post system) with fast payments


Thanks guys!

#391909 3D Printed Nauticam Float Arm Bayonet Holder

Posted by thetrickster on 01 February 2018 - 09:03 AM

I’ll modify the design for the 70mm I already have a design for the 90mm. Will report back tomorrow

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#391372 Panasonic LUMIX GH5 for underwater video

Posted by thetrickster on 19 January 2018 - 02:37 AM

This one? 


#391337 Panasonic LUMIX GH5 for underwater video

Posted by thetrickster on 18 January 2018 - 07:14 AM

I actually prefer to shoot in 30p (29.97p if you want to be precise) and agreed on the 180d rule and a deep DoF (5.6f is my default position).


One of the things I've picked up recently, is to set your timeline, project (whatever its called in your NLE) to 23.98p and put the 29.97p footage on that, and set it so it doesn't do any 3:2 pulldown, that way you get a 80% slowdown, which is barely noticeable to the viewer, yet you get a smoother (and longer) clips, which removes some of micro judders etc


AF-Lock [ON] is great, as it works while shooting too.

#391182 IS IT WORTH IT? GH5s - No Stabilization

Posted by thetrickster on 12 January 2018 - 07:35 AM

Too much post stabilisation can indeed make footage look very odd and at times give you a very uneasy viewing experience with stuff wobbling at the edge of your footage.


I know I've used it too excess before with bad (looking at it now) results.


Having the IBIS and OIS on the GH5, really does negate the need to use any warp stabiliser - when I have added it, its very slight and just removes the final bumps, and yeah the 1-2% you loose, you won't see in YouTube.


One thing for the GH5 would be running it at 60fps, a higher shutter speed and with the increase in ISO - something you potentially can't do with the GH5, the warp stabiliser then has twice as many frames (and sharp, clean ones at that) to calculate the movement, so you can potentially get much cleaner, stable results.


Interesting times ahead

#391053 GH5S Rumours...

Posted by thetrickster on 09 January 2018 - 07:28 AM

How is the low light in the gh5 compared to the gh4 btw? Maybe better asked in the gh5 thread..


I'm running the GH5 on autoISO (so I can set the shutter and aperture) and got it set to max of 6400. Inside FCPX when I'm cutting it all together, I can't tell what the iso the camera picks (which is bit annoying) but so fair I've not questioned the quality of the footage - really feel it is a big step up from the GH4, but saying that I was never really disappointed in the GH4 either.

#391052 IS IT WORTH IT? GH5s - No Stabilization

Posted by thetrickster on 09 January 2018 - 07:15 AM

I agree with almost everything everyone is saying.


The lack of IBIS is a major bummer for me, wasn't expecting them to remove that. But it seems its not due to the sensor size or aspect - it seems the target audience for this camera where screaming for the removal of IBIS, as it was ruining in-car, on-gimbal shots - so Panasonic listened.


Pajjen raised a valid point for deep / dark ambient shooting where a clean high ISO would be really useful and where lights wouldn't reach.


If the visibility is right, I really enjoy videoing wreck exteriors, where even super powerful lights wouldn't reach, so potentially having a super high iso - and clean would be cool.


Will find out when the body arrives.

#390988 Panasonic GH4 Settings for Underwater

Posted by thetrickster on 08 January 2018 - 08:28 AM

I was really excited by VLOG and got the upgrade,the atomos recorder for 10bit, paid for the LeemingLUT to get better colours etc etc


Perhaps (no - I know...) I'm not skilled enough, but I reverted back to using the scenery profile as the work involved in getting the best from it, probably isn't aimed at underwater and I got frustrated with having to use LUTs to get it back to Rec709 and really couldn't see the difference, that justified all that work. But again, probably it was in the wrong hands.


Also note, that there was some issues with banding and smearing if recording internally due to the 100Mb data rate.

#390976 GH5S Rumours...

Posted by thetrickster on 08 January 2018 - 05:33 AM

TechRadar had earlier released official info.

I took at copy as I was sure it would of been taken down. It was...


Take away:

No Internal 4K@60 10bit 422
Max ISO now 51,200 (1 stop better)
Dual ISO - so should be super clean
Improved AF
Included VLOG-L


Not the upgrade for me I think, especially the removal of IBIS

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#390895 GH5S Rumours...

Posted by thetrickster on 06 January 2018 - 12:32 AM

I was thinking about the GH5s last night and how would it need to be better from my GH5 to update ‘today’

Shooting video last week, I was using ISO200 at 15m with ambient lighting (at f5.6) so the massive ISO 512,000 (or whatever it will be) type thing I don’t think I’ll need.

I don’t need internal 4K60 at 10Bit as I have the Atomos.

I think if the C-AF is fixed and if there is a big jump in dynamic range that would sway me.

But if it’s just ISO then i think I’m good.

Exciting times for us! Just not our wallets

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#390893 Panasonic 12-35?

Posted by thetrickster on 06 January 2018 - 12:22 AM

I think apart from going all black and silver in design, the dimensions and ring layout is the same as the MKi so the gearing should all be the same. ?

Optically they are the same with only a couple of operational improvements (Dual IS 2, Freezeproof and stepless aperture while zooming at f2.8)

I loved the lens for little I did use it, as sadly my iPhone for me seems good enough for pictures of the dog etc

I originally got 12-35mm for underwater, as too had saw lots of good stuff with it and the GH3, but the same week I got the 7-14mm and the 12-35mm never got the use it deserved, as I prefer WA it seems. Hence why now I’m shooting the 14-42mm II and the WWL-1 for the 130’ FoV, which probably isn’t as optically ‘nice’ as the 12-35mm.

Look forward to seeing the results Pajjpeb! [emoji1303]

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#390861 GH5S Rumours...

Posted by thetrickster on 05 January 2018 - 03:28 AM

Sweet mother! We're saved (..from another housing upgrade)




Same dimensions and button layout as the GH5 - so whatever image improvements it will have, its going to be a cheap upgrade for existing GH5 shooters!



#390626 Housing protection Nauticam

Posted by thetrickster on 28 December 2017 - 11:19 AM

Not even close. I can just about pull the straps together to carry it

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#390600 GH5 4k 4:2:2 @ 60p recorder monitor

Posted by thetrickster on 28 December 2017 - 01:52 AM

Easy to handle. Underwater Yes. On the boat etc. No. It’s a pain.

I’ve got it pretty much neutral underwater and with the tripod legs, Macro is okay too (the little I’ve done with it anyway) but it for sure isn’t a small rig anymore.

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