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peterbkk

Member Since 25 May 2005
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In Topic: GH4 - Nauticam Macro Lens/Port Thoughts

Yesterday, 02:22 PM

Nick, did Nauticam get back to you in regards to your questions?
 
I think Peter is definitely correct in getting the shogun mounted at the rear of the camera, even my Ninja gives me pitch issues if mounted on top.

Nauticam either listened to our feedback or figured it out themselves so they are making an aluminum cheese-plate to mount the monitor behind the camera housing - with the ability to adjust the vertical angle of the monitor.

Regards
Peter

In Topic: GH4 - Nauticam Macro Lens/Port Thoughts

Yesterday, 02:13 PM

When do we get to see/hear your next video Peter?
 
BTW - Your Palau video has sold me on going next November! :)

Well, I just finished one on Komodo a couple of months ago: http://www.peterwalker.com/komodo.html

You will love Palau. Some amazing diving and great for video shooting with lots of action.

My next video is a rather long project that's going to take until mid-2015 to get done. I'm doing a scientific documentary on octopus intelligence.

Although, in March, I've been contracted to do a promo video for a dive resort in Indonesia, so that'll be the next one I publish.

Regards
Peter

In Topic: Questions for NA-GH4 users

17 December 2014 - 03:30 PM

and turn out it's just meant to be two handed operation.

Depending on the shot and the conditions, the housing can be used in a zero, one or two handed operation. I use all three.

I doubt if you'll find a housing for a prosumer camera that's going to be much smaller than this one. Most are bigger.

The only way to get the controls bunched closer together is to use electronic controls - and they have their own set of issues, like lag, over-run and lack of precision.

Regards
Peter

In Topic: Questions for NA-GH4 users

17 December 2014 - 11:33 AM

Hi all,
 
I had the chance to rent and use the NA-GH4 housing for a few dives to test it out. I'm on the fence and torn about the decision of buying one mainly because of the size of the housing. My problem is during custom white balance, and this is how I do it:
 
1.) Hand on right handle, using my index finger to trigger the WB menu
2.) Thumb press on the RIGHT cursor to select Custom WB, then UP to read WB, then SET to confirm WB.
 
When accessing the cursor area with my thumb, I can barely hold the right handle because my hand is not that big , and causing me to almost drop the housing a couple times
 
The question is, does anyone have success to operate the button one handed, by moving the handle bar a lot closer, or adding more float etc.?
 
I tend to use my left hand with a muck stick to stabilize on a sandy bottom or in between coral, and only operate the camera with my right hand, and I found the GH4 is hard to do so because of its size.

How small are your hands?

I don't have large hands but don't have any problems reaching the buttons while holding the NA-GH4 housing...

I use my thumb to activate the WB lever.

I do use the 4 preset WB settings just to make it faster to get to a setting I need (see other GH4 thread) but don't have an issue with the buttons.

I do use a float collar around the neck of the dome port to help keep it better balanced (see other GH4 thread).

I suggest that you practice with the housing, either on your kitchen table, in the bath or in a pool until the controls become familiar.

Regards
Peter

In Topic: Atomos Shogun and 4K 4:2:2 10bit - Maybe / Maybe Not

16 December 2014 - 05:49 AM

You can take the "maybe / maybe not" off the thread title and change it to "definitely"

 

If you want to see 4K 4:2:2 10bit working out of a GH4 into a Shogun, watch this video.

 

http://vimeo.com/114644960

 

Going forward, please let's try a little harder not to spread BS into the forum...   

 

Regards

Peter