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Brett R

Member Since 01 Sep 2006
Offline Last Active Mar 19 2014 01:41 PM

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In Topic: Stitching images

20 December 2013 - 02:50 PM

Hi Bob


PTGUI is the way to go, very easy to use.


I use it extensively for all of my stitching and with a little practice and using layers you can eliminate a lot of the stitching errors that can pop-up…also with layers you can deal with moving subjects a lot easier...


Not sure where you are at with your project, but the best advice I can give is be really conscious of the nodal point of the lens/camera set-up as that significantly reduces the errors when stitching.


Have a look at www.underwatervr.com and have a look at the 360 Gallery, lots of images shot handheld, and yes that is my "office"I am the Dive Manager at the Melbourne Aquarium…


If you have any question feel free to ask...




In Topic: Interesting Reflection

20 December 2013 - 02:36 PM

Hi Andrew


Hope you have the issue sorted out….I had a similar problem in my Ikelite housing for my Canon HV30 video camera where the reflections popped up.


The solution I came up with was based on the tests I did by holding my hand over different parts of the housing whilst looking at the monitor….and there were times when the reflections disappeared.  The only explanation I could come up with was that some of the light that got into the housing due to it being clear would bounce around and hit the lens at an angle where the rings/markings would show up.


I gaffer taped an area on top of the housing and a few inches around the front of the housing…haven't had an issue since! Doesn't look great, but the video footage is fantastic!






In Topic: The Underwater Tribe, Bali.

24 November 2013 - 01:38 AM

I was a bit confused as too where the backscatter was coming from…. :o

In Topic: The Underwater Tribe, Bali.

24 November 2013 - 01:35 AM

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Hi Paul


Sorry if they are a bit big….!

In Topic: Sea and Sea housing and Ikelite strobes

09 October 2013 - 03:59 PM

Hi Doug


Thanks for the info...have to postpone the upgrade to the d800.....