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In Topic: Upcoming Panasonic GH-4K

24 July 2014 - 10:35 PM

[quote name="SimonSpear" post="350723" timestamp="1406151900"]This clip was straight from the camera./quote]

Can you please share your camera image settings with us.


In Topic: Upcoming Panasonic GH-4K

23 July 2014 - 04:26 AM


Some 4K underwater footage from the GH4.  
This was uploaded overnight on the slow hotel wifi so it is a bit short, but still I'm very impressed (obviously for the best quality playback select the 4K option, but some computers won't be able to handle it).



Thanks for sharing.


As always, even at 4K, YouTube compression messes it up.  Blocky artefacts appear in the blue.  Vimeo does a better job at HD than YouTube does at 4K.


What about the colour?  Were those colours close to what you saw with your eyes?  


What did you do for colour correction?  In camera?  In editing?


The blue background looks at bit purple to me.




In Topic: Tubbataha Reef, Philippines

19 July 2014 - 05:12 PM

Conditions looks awesome ! , which time of the year you went ?



It was the last week of May, right in the peak of the season.


Tubbataha Reefs are only open for 3 months from Mid-March to mid-June.  Mainly for weather reasons.  The reefs are 150km from the nearest shelter.  There is no shelter at the reefs.  And typhoons do pass through to the north, with the occasional one running right across the reefs.  Believe me, you wouldn't want to be out there in a storm.


But, also for conservation, they want to limit human impact.  Access is tightly managed and controlled, with only a few boats being licensed each season.   The rangers, who live there year-round in a storm-shelter, do a great job, patrolling the reefs, armed with M16 rifles, chasing away cunning fishermen.  Before the dive boat leaves the harbour, volunteers from the National Parks come on board to explain the rules and encourage good diver behaviour.  Having seen Marine parks all over Southeast Asia, and having a passion for improving them*, I was suitably impressed by what the Philippines is doing at Tubbataha.


For more information: http://tubbatahareef.org






In Topic: GH4: Panasonic 7-14mm f4 lens in a Zen 170mm port?

19 July 2014 - 02:27 AM

Thanks for the information.


Seems like the Panasonic 7-14mm lens is the way to go.

In Topic: GH4: Panasonic 7-14mm f4 lens in a Zen 170mm port?

18 July 2014 - 06:36 AM

It does if you have shakey hands! :)


Best to avoid too much coffee before a dive.   :beer:


It would be nice to have image stabilisation but Mr Cheung is working on a stabilised housing modification for me.