It's my first time shooting with the Panasonic LX100, Nauticam CMC-1, first time to Anilao and second time shooting macro. I'm starting to accept the result especially I only have around 150 dives under my belt. I found that the more dive experience I have, the more comfortable I feel about getting close, slow down to think and adjust my camera setting (not having a big group of divers lining up or selfish dive buddy would help too!
If you have 1080P display, watch in 1080P setting, then watch again with 4K setting, see if you can see the benefit of 4K. If you have 4K display, then of course watch it in 4K setting.
I output my final video to target of 80Mbps. A 8 minutes video is about 4.6Gb, it took about two hours to upload to Youtube and process. It's really hard for countries that do not have fast internet to provide 4K content. I don't know what's the final bitrate that Youtube produce, but if it's buffering right, the Youtube deliver quality is very close to my 4.6Gb mp4 sitting in my local hard drive.
Make sure you watch the whole thing!
As usual, suggestion, critique, comment are all welcome!
Good job. I enjoyed watching it.
I watched it through (on my iMac 5K) twice, firstly in 1080 then in 2160. I can definitely see a difference. Some of the finer details are more apparent - like the horizontal layers in the antenna.
The only improvement I could suggest would be to take another pass on the exposure and colour correction. A couple of shots could use more contrast while lowering the overall exposure. And a couple would look better with less green in the background - maybe some secondary colour correction to keep the subject as-is.
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