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About hd2o.tv

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  • Birthday 11/11/1911

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    Las Vegas
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    I've been in video production since early 90s. Finally shooting HD underwater. Get our 2008 DVD from our site! http://hd2o.tv/

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  • Camera Model & Brand
    Panasonic HVX200
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    AquaVideo
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    FireStore FS-100
  1. Pro High Definition - Rugged, balanced, high quality AquaVideo Marine Case for the Panasonic HVX-200 P2 camcorder. This system provides true production level, 24p 4:2:2 recording in a compact and affordable underwater package. Rated to depths of 50 meters/165 feet, it is easy to set up and easy to use. See content: http://hd2o.com my direct email: paul@hd2o.tv This rig includes the housing and light kit; well maintained and ships in a secure plastic bin. Optics are designed to provide an extreme wide angle view – for dramatically clearer, more colorful underwater pictures. (The lens I suggest - Century .75x bayonet specifically for the HVX200 - MSRP $1195) Glass (not acrylic) dome port optical system is optically neutral; corrects for distortions and aberrations and allows true lens-magnified macro and zoom-through without having to change lenses or optical setup. Stainless steel closure clamps, five front and five back, are quick and secure the 1" acrylic end-plates with spring-loaded locking latches to prevent accidental opening. X-ring seals are highly reliable. Controls to all major camera functions are on this rig to include; power, record trigger, zoom, focus, iris, mode, user 1, 2, 3, white balance, A/B presets, etc. About 48 lbs dry, this rig is small, self contained, rugged, and extremely agile in the soup. 10.75” diameter allows the cameraʼs LCD to be open and viewed through the clear backplate without glare. Velcro secures the battery pack for the SuperNova 250w 3400K HID light-kit. We use a 100GB FireStore FS-100 which also fits below the camera mounting plate, or use P2 cards. Ships in a plastic bin; 16"x18"x24". HVX200 Camera, .75 lens, FireStore recorder, are NOT included. Also listed on e-bay: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...E:L:LCA:US:1123
  2. Why would he use a red filter? He's a professional.
  3. Hey kids, grab your mask and flippers... Following the 'voice of God', that's how the show starts, designed for school kid's education of the Ocean with a flare for fun. We have produced the intro and a few segments for preview. Who better to ask for feedback than a bunch of divers with masks and flippers? The video is just a concept in development and the host is a stand-in, not a professional. What I'd like to ask is, "Do you think this type of show concept would be interesting to kids you know?" Link to the exact article: http://hd2o.tv/flog/2009/kidstv/ If you care to post a comment on our flog, networks are viewing it there and your impressions are important. Kind regards, Enjoy, Paul
  4. Hello Dogbreath, I was Bad Bog, Inc until Michael Vick. Suddenly it's no so funny... We use HVX200 exclusively underwater. What I found was to use the "Cine V" set. If you like it brighter you'll want to save that setup to your memory card and adjust the finite settings to suit. Our set is custom, set up from about 200 dives. Tweak as we went along based on what we shot and what we can do in post. Check our blog and HD PodCast on iTunes. If you like what you see email me directly. You'll want to know about white balance next. And yes we have that answer! Yea hoo. paul@hd2o.tv Paul
  5. Toot away! Congratulations.
  6. Hello Gulls & Buoys of the video underworld. Wanted to share some excellent publicity my company is getting. wire service: Everyone in here gets the video part. Right? You all do it, maybe better than we do, but listen to what a musical score does to nice camera work. Take Two to listen to the very end of this soundtrack scored to the motion of the ocean. Need a composer? Enjoy. Paul
  7. You gotta love that slo-mo, when the winner jumps in victory? Or was that real-time????? Paul
  8. EXACTLY Filmbeloh20! Who cares if you shoot tape or data; data rate and compression are far more important. I shoot P2 to a firestore underwater because we can shoot over two hours, that's cool, but as an editor of 12 years; I shoot DVCPRO-HD for the 4:2:2 color sample and to avoid the MPEG-2 GOP nightmare. 35 or 100bps? ?How can long GOP be practical, to reference a frame way back when- for compression, especially underwater? Talking head? Yes for HDV. Underwater? You tell me. I know the HVX-200 is the camera of earth-touch and many other producers BECAUSE it is a pro format. HDV is not. [reality: gotta have the SDI signal. Once on tape- forget it.] Another advantage is the option of shooting directly to QuickTime. Lastly, each day my entire team gathers to watch everything we've shot. I think they gather for the food, and we happen to run the clips. We watch the full 1080 signal via firestore, pending the monitor, we jump from clip to clip and mark them up on the fly. When I load the clips for post we're half done.
  9. Last year I broke down and got my wife a new camera, which I use all the time. She loves it when she gets the chance. This 10MPix still and video camera was way ahead. As a video guy I had to do, and did research on the camera market only to find at that time, Casio had just released the EX-Z1000 [in my opinion] the best camera by a wide margin. $300 bought 10-MPix and color accuracy. That's worth the money, but this little Casio had way more. It's still an awesome camera. What is the future of digital imagery? Check out the Casio Elimim EX-F1 It isn't perfect yet, but don't discount Casio as a serious technology player. This gadget is HOT, it shoots 300, 600 or 1200 fps and encodes them on the fly to an H.264 file/ at 30 frames per second. 1:10 ratio means one second equals 10 seconds of footage or SUPER SLO-MO. There is an excellent review at gizmodo. com that I suggest reading for the pros, cons, and future of this invention. Don't be surprised to find the future of digital imagery and a hell of a lot of fun at the end of that link! Feature FULL and perhaps I peek of what's to come? Lookout 4K, here comes 6K @ 30f Regards,
  10. Last year I broke down and got my wife a new camera, which I use all the time. She loves it whe This 10MPix still and video camera was way ahead its timen she gets the chance. As a video guy I had to do, and did research on the camera market only to find at that time, Casio had just released the EX-Z1000 [in my opinion] the best camera by a wide margin. $300 bought 10-MPix and color accuracy. That's worth the money, but this little Casio had way more. It's still an awesome camera. Now comes the future: Casio Elimim EX-F1 It isn't perfect yet, but don't discount Casio as a serious technology player. This gadget is HOT, it shoots 300, 600 or 1200 fps and encodes them on the fly to an H.264 file/ at 30 frames per second. 1:10 ratio means one second equals 10 seconds of footage or SUPER SLO-MO. There is an excellent review at gizmodo. com that I suggest reading for the pros, cons, and future of this invention. Don't be surprised to find the future of digital imagery and a hell of a lot of fun at the end of that link! Feature FULL and perhaps I peek of what's to come. Regards, Paul
  11. I hate to redirect anyone away from the forum, but I think this is a video that takes the issue to heart. http://hd2o.tv/flog/uncategorized/stephen-...rd-of-director/ DO NO HARM! It isn't that hard to live up to that philosophy. Next one is BE MINDFUL AND DON'T TOUCH anything (but sand). I can understand scientific studies luring animals/ sharks with bate for the purpose of study, but recreational? We have no God-given rights or reasons and yet we take man-given liberties. In the name of entertaining ourselves... shameful. I'm with Drew on strobes too. Flash that mega-strobe in your own face a few times then decide if natural light isn't better, not for your composition, but for Nature's sake. Better yet, let someone else strobe when you're not expecting it as I figure the fish don't expect to have their eyes blown out. I am adamant with my film crew about not disturbing the environment, the subjects, and I do not create any expectations of human visits. I see divers who can't even manage buoyancy much less shoot a camera. Others that drift into coral formations to 'get the shot', fins slapping in a panic to get away- with no regard. To quote Stephen Frink, "We are aliens, underwater trespassers, totally foreign and totally inefficient underwater." We have no rights or position in nature to touch, disrupt, influence, or alter anything in that environment. Something as trivial as satisfying our morbid human curiosity can damage the delicate balance of the surrounding ocean community. Pavlow's classical conditioning of learned behavior means they will respond to food. Sharks by nature will become more aggressive in anticipation. Evident in a prior post. Accepted human behavior is to touch and feel everything. It’s human to scientifically explore our world to expand our knowledge of space, earth and even oceanic frontiers. That kind of beneficial scientific inquiry has been valuable to mankind. However UN-humane contamination of space and earth has yet to prove to Mankind that this behavior must be curtailed. Today, protecting and preserving the precious, albeit strained and threatened underwater environment must become a higher priority for nations, explorers, adventurers and especially recreational/ casual visitors. But your in a WetPixel forum, so you already knew that! Protect + Preserve, Do no harm,
  12. HDV & HD-DVD - remember those formats? Seems like only yesterday people couldn't tell the difference between VHS and Beta, but the networks saw that difference and set the broadcast standards. This review was written 15 Oct 2007 when the camera came out. http://hd2o.tv/flog/hd-underwater/sony-pmw-ex1-video-camera/ I posted in here what I Flogged as an editor and underwater shooter, about the perils of HDV and 4:2:ZERO color. First problem mentioned was the network acceptable color sample. Nothing network will have a Zero in it. Second issue was compression, there is no reason on Earth or Sea to crush HD down to 35Mbps and sacrifice the audio too. Third, the MPEG I-frame codec is____bleeeeeeeep____ in postproduction. fill in the blank, difficult? No network is going to take a MiniDV tape seriously. Even with flash cards, CineAlta logo, calling it XDCAM, and all that jazz... I used it and warned against jumping on the Sony Bandwagon or for underwater shooters, don't test the water with both big toes. I called HDV either a pro-sumer or con-fessional format because the other problems. Is it good? Darn good. Does it meet the network standard? No. That was the last camera I reviewed. Fast forward: Read the WetPixel blog: http://wetpixel.com/forums/index.php?showt...=23399&st=0 It appears the BBC does not accept HDV content. Maybe the content's kick-ash wow factor will get them? Yes. Maybe they'll buy you new camera gear, new housing, train and send you back to reshoot it? Maybe. Now That would be wow factor. My head was nearly ripped off in a couple video forums for knocking the HDV format. In my tests DVCPRO-HD was a clear winner. However if you follow the link from my site to the Sony forum where they graciously posted my review for their potential customers to consider. There is a place for HDV, it's just not on DiscoveryHD or PBS, and now add the BBC to the list. I regret to say... this is NO April fools joke. ###
  13. I have a different take on the disc war. Think about this: Discs may be history soon as download movies push into the market. This format war is not like tape wars of the 70s - there was no other way - Beta of VHS. It was porn in dead that made that decision. If they do it again they will pick the cheapest, just as they did years ago, because money not quality rules them. Hey, an oxymoron: Quality Porn! I wonder if the consumer market will embrace a new device, or just move quickly to download movies? We have Apple TV download clips available on our site. I don't have Apple TV, but those who do say the H.264 is so good. iTunes playback full screen is awesome on a 30" Cinema display. could it overtake both disc formats? Wouldn't that be great for us? Just my thoughts. Regards,
  14. Not many wetpixels shooting the HVX200? That's good to know. Looks like me and Josh are the 4:2:2 guys. Right on Josh!
  15. Hi Josh, I shoot the HVX200 with FS-100 drive. I'm an editor, coming from post to shooting since HD, so I'm not a fan of 4:2:0 color sample. I had to go with DVCPRO 4:2:2. I like everything about it. One firewire issue. poor design 4-pin plug can be damaged. Keep tweaking because the camera is pretty capable. regards,
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