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edmond320

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#348166 Upcoming Panasonic GH-4K

Posted by edmond320 on 26 May 2014 - 12:18 AM

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Hi Pete, for your reference of my BMPCC trigger transplant to GH3 housing.




#347961 GH4 4K setting

Posted by edmond320 on 20 May 2014 - 08:29 PM

Can you compare the Zen 170mm glassdome  with Nauticam 6" dome ?? Thank you !!




#347940 GH4 4K setting

Posted by edmond320 on 20 May 2014 - 11:06 AM

After grading my GH4 footage with DaVinci Resolve Lite, I have edited a short film with 1920 x 1080 resolution and posted at youtube.

My experience with GH-4 is enjoy it very much. I use two lens during my trip, 7-14 for wide, 60mm for macro.

In fact, I don't need much for post correcting the 4K video. But if I want to do some correcting with the MOV file, I find it is not as extensive than what I did with BMPCC ProRes file.

I am sure I will buy the Shogun later in order to record 4K ProRes at lease. Not sure if Shogun can record 4K DNG file ??

 

Cheers

Edmond

 

 

 




#347880 BMPCC underwater filming setting

Posted by edmond320 on 19 May 2014 - 12:46 AM

Hi,

My recent trip to R4 gave me a chance to shot with my 2 set of gears, the BMPCC and GH-4, both attached with MFT lens, in Nauticam housing.

Only BMPCC connect with Ninja 2 for field recording in ProRes file, as GH-4 do not support Ninja 2 with 4K setting at GH-4.

My experience with BMPCC is minimal before the dive, and I found it is quite "user friendly" after a few dives with it.

That for every shot, you need to go through 3 buttons :

Start(on camera or Ninja), then focus button, then iris button (up and down as well sometime to find the right exposure).

During the shot, keep you thumb at focus button ready in case you lost the focus.

The Nauticam battery tray for BMPCC do provide an additional power that can last for 2 dives.

But do check the % at the begining of the dives and don't forget to power down the camera when not in use.

The BMPCC will use the power from the Nauticam battery tray first, so when it show 100% in the screen, it is the % at BMPCC battery compartment, not at the external battery tray.

The outter battery of the battery tray can be removed by just opening the housing, so I always change that battery in between the dive, and I don't need to remove the whole camera from the housing.

 

For post correction, both DNG and ProRes file give me an extensive range for adjustment while using DaVinci Resolve Lite.

And it is much extensive than that from GH-4 4k file.

 

I am still learning how to manipulate both the hardware and software, hope I can do better later.

 

Cheers

Edmond




#347876 BMPCC underwater filming setting

Posted by edmond320 on 18 May 2014 - 11:42 PM




#347045 For sale: 15cm micro HDMI cable for BMPCC Nauticam housing

Posted by edmond320 on 30 April 2014 - 12:20 AM

Hi,

Sold out.

Thank you.

 

Edmond




#346903 Upcoming Panasonic GH-4K

Posted by edmond320 on 28 April 2014 - 05:34 AM

Sorry about the off topic again !! Nick, you are welcome to send me PM regarding my DIY project if you want.

 

Cheers

Edmond




#346902 Upcoming Panasonic GH-4K

Posted by edmond320 on 28 April 2014 - 05:29 AM

Edmond, I am loving your DIY projects. Great stuff! :notworthy:

 

Personally I am looking at a pair of Keldan Luna 4 lights to use with a GH4. They seem more appropriate than the Luna 8 for principally macro work. But I'm very intrigued by a long-reach small light that I can use to get behind subjects for real 3-point lighting, and it looks like you've found a nice small light for that. Can you really get it behind the subject while it's still mounted on the camera or do you detach it?

Hi Nick,

I use a loc line attached with the light to work as a "leg" !! By adjusting the loc line you can "seat" on most surface, or wrap the loc line around anything unharmed. Also, the fibre optics is about 30-40 degree curved at the end, it can very easy to get behind anything, and shining from the bottom upward !!!

I don't mount it with the housing, it give me so much freedom to creat a very different light source.

 

Cheers

Edmond




#346879 Upcoming Panasonic GH-4K

Posted by edmond320 on 27 April 2014 - 08:56 PM

Those fiber optics can be attached in front of strobe.

I attached a singe fiber optic in front of Inon Z240 and managed to get this:

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This is the second time I shoot still pictures underwater and don't get any chance to play around with fiber optics photography again as my wife insist me to film video, not still pictures.!!
And she say ok to GH4,BMPCC.... then ,of course I am OK too !!
 

 




#346798 Upcoming Panasonic GH-4K

Posted by edmond320 on 26 April 2014 - 06:37 AM

Got my GH4 today !!!

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#346184 BMPCC underwater filming setting

Posted by edmond320 on 14 April 2014 - 08:27 AM

Different people use different ways to achieve what they want. To my concern, what is good ,what is bad, it doesn't matter. What matters to me is the process to find my own resolution while I face problem and if I can get what I want at the end. 

Your comments are loud and clear regarding using different system on supporting underwater camera. And I thank you your input to my topic.

I would also like to said that my topic is BMPCC filming setting. I post my pictures is in respond to a gentleman asking a more detail regarding the platform I made to support BMPCC housing. 

Please accept my apology that I open this topic is to discuss the issue relating to BMPCC housing. Other than that, you are welcome to open your topic.

Happy diving to all of you.

 

Cheers

Edmond




#346073 BMPCC underwater filming setting

Posted by edmond320 on 12 April 2014 - 09:22 AM

Thank you for your comment in advance.

This is not my first time to use this kind of setup. I have been using this setup to shoot underwater video for 4 years.

I know very well how good it is, to use 4 legs better than 3 legs, and a longer legs than short legs.

To my understanding, more legs, more stable. Most of the chairs we are seating have 4 legs. The dentist chair that I am seating everyday to treat my patient have 5 legs. It just more legs you have to adjust to find the balance, but once you balance it, it is more stable.

To give you some idea how good it works, you can take a look at my video below.Those magnified shoot on Harlequin Shrimp (2:50)can be so stable by using 4 legs platform to film, and so as all the other shoot.

 

Cheers

Edmond

 

 




#345999 BMPCC underwater filming setting

Posted by edmond320 on 10 April 2014 - 06:52 PM

Hi Davide,

Guess I am very lucky to have it ordered from China.

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The delrin plate only cost me US$4 for each and delivered right to my home. You can even ask them to cut into specific dimension.

 

Cheers

Edmond




#345908 BMPCC underwater filming setting

Posted by edmond320 on 09 April 2014 - 07:53 AM

Hi Davide,

Hope the pictures can self explain what I did for the BMPCC and GH-3 housing. 

Those platform are made from POM material.

 

Cheers

Edmond




#345907 BMPCC underwater filming setting

Posted by edmond320 on 09 April 2014 - 07:47 AM

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