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#394391 Who is excited about Blackmagic Pocket Cinema 4K?

Posted by kkfok on 14 April 2018 - 01:53 AM

Was BMPCC a good camera underwater? I bought one and sold it in less than a month, I found it very difficult to use.

#385657 Ocean Heaven - Socorro Island

Posted by kkfok on 07 July 2017 - 05:57 AM

Moses, water temp was around 23-24C and I was fine with my 5mm full suit plus a 3mm hooded vest.  I went once with Sea Escape and once with MV Valentina and they were both very good operations. I was told that it is not allowed to fly a drone at Socorro Island as there is a military base there, though I flew my drone a couple of times at San Benedicto. It is a really beautiful island. Once my drone attracted the interest of heaps of birds, I guess I was lucky that I didn't lose it. You can check out my youtube channel for the videos if you are interested.

#383448 Basking Shark Scotland

Posted by kkfok on 22 April 2017 - 07:05 PM

I think you don't really need a zoom underwater, water should be very green and full of plankton at that time, you can't get a clear photo if they are not close enough.

Two cameras may be a good idea, there were quite a lot of seals for you to shoot in the boat and the scenery was gorgeous.

Will you also go to Lunga Island for birds such as puffins? The island was really lovely.

#380103 Bahama + Drone = Booo!!!!

Posted by kkfok on 01 January 2017 - 01:27 AM

Went there twice once in February and once in January. Saw lots of silvertips and dolphins in January, lots of hammerheads, manta rays and whale sharks in February.

Didn't get to Roca Partida in my February trip due to wind, a big disappointment for me as it is the prime area for humpback whales and calves. I heard that the sea can be very choppy in May, in return it is the time for sharks.

I informed the liveaboard that I want to shoot with a drone in advance, had to inform the captain everytime I shot with it. I was not allowed to shoot in Socorro Island due to the military base there.

#379285 Leafy Seadragons at Rapid bay jetty

Posted by kkfok on 01 December 2016 - 03:57 PM

Thanks. I guess the visibility was around 10m and the depth was 6-8m.

I found the MWB of LX100 much better than other Panasonic cameras such as GH2, but its low light performance is not really good, iso 800 is barely usable, particularly after MWB underwater.

#379031 Leafy Seadragons at Rapid bay jetty

Posted by kkfok on 23 November 2016 - 02:04 AM

#374198 Canon 1dx Mark II - Philippines

Posted by kkfok on 01 June 2016 - 11:25 PM

Great work, I always love Canon color underwater.

Dustin, did you experience any problem with MWB in shallow water, say 5 to 15 metres? I am using a 1DC underwater and it MWB very good at 20-30 metres, but it failed to WB at shallower water. I am using my hand as reference for MWB, thanks.

#370770 Thresher Sharks cleaned in Monad Shoal, Malapascua

Posted by kkfok on 22 February 2016 - 07:30 PM

#367625 Encoding 4K videos

Posted by kkfok on 28 November 2015 - 05:04 AM

How about FFmpeg?

#367467 Lumica underwater WiFi extension unit for action cameras

Posted by kkfok on 25 November 2015 - 02:09 AM

Seems very similar idea.


#367372 GH4 vs RX100 mk IV for 4k video

Posted by kkfok on 22 November 2015 - 06:35 PM

RX100 IV cannot set manual WB in movie mode and no AF-S in movie mode.

GH4 has 10bit 422 HDMI output but I doubt its ability to MWB underwater with ambient light.

#366822 Underwater housing for Samsung NX1

Posted by kkfok on 04 November 2015 - 06:01 PM

Glad to know that a housing for NX1 is finally available. I just worry about its ability to WB underwater as I shoot primarily video.



#362150 Best of my dives in Mexico

Posted by kkfok on 12 June 2015 - 07:08 PM


Footage taken at Revillagigedo Islands and Isla Mujeres.

#359601 Socorro diving March 2015 with LX100

Posted by kkfok on 04 April 2015 - 04:38 AM


Underwater footage taken with Panasonic LX100.

#356164 4K media players

Posted by kkfok on 02 January 2015 - 07:13 AM

Is that not based on xbmc?

My first tests are depressing steaming my 1080p files 15 MBps results in massive stuttering on a panasonic set
Am picking up the sony on Sunday but I am a bit concerned about steaming 4K files on the LAN despite an AC1900 router that is super fast in wifi

Personally I am using this one and it plays my GH4 UHD clips from SD card flawlessly, I could also play my GH4 UHD files in my NAS through SAMBA, no stuttering.