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wolfeeldiver last won the day on October 20 2015

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About wolfeeldiver

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    Sting Ray
  • Birthday 02/14/1961

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    Bellingham WA
  • Interests
    Finally getting into creating underwater videos after 30 yrs of shooting stills. Now were having fun!

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    BMPCC, Hero3, HC9
  1. Oh yea, I totally agree. What Panasonic has gone with the V Log update is turn the gH4 into a shooting like a cinema camera. Something most casual underwater video shooters are not familiar with. When you look at the V log monitor, and expose it correctly, it looks flat and overexposed. You have to re train your expectations of what to look at in the monitor. Histogram use is required. Ideally a waveform monitor underwater is the way to go.. but lets get real. lol. The v log and required color grading is not for the casual shooter. It takes work and the benefits are subtle . I'm not sure if a youtube posted video shows its potential but on my monitor and tv its noticeable. Using the V Log color profile on the GH4 is like shooting a cinema camera, in that you have to understand how to expose it properly and post grade it in order to eek out the benefits. Its a whole different game.For some, it may not be worth it. For me, .. we'll.. I have nothing else to do in the evenings. It reminds me of my old still photo days of black and white using the "zone" system. For such you had to expose it for the desired shadow detail zone then develop it accordingly. The same is true of any Log recording, you must know how to expose it, and also how to later in post manipulate it.. which I am learning. I'll be doing some wide angle tests in the next weeks.. stay tuned.
  2. I haven't posted in a while, I need to figure out the codes for embedding video links. But for what its worth, heres a link to a quick test shot this past week using a GH4 and the Lumix 30mm macro lens, and V-Log L color profile. I graded it in Resolve Lite and used the Vericam 35 LUT. https://youtu.be/7CtvCksCsJk
  3. Hi there. Thanks for the kind words. Sorry, forgot to mention the depth range. This reef has nice sponges at 80 feet. Nice muddy bioherm around 110' and deeper. The video on this was collected over 6 dives. Combination of Sony HDV video and some GoPro Hero3 shots here n there.
  4. Hi all, Here's a video short which follows my dive buddy Jim and I as we explore a deep "glass sponge" reef located in British Columbia, Canada. Enjoy.
  5. I have used my Hero3 black on three cold water 45degree F dives now, all with the LCD back installed. THe first two dives the battery lasted on average appx 45-50 minutes run time with the LCD back running. I recently did a dive shooting time lapse underwater, and I made sure to turn off the LCD back most of the time, and the camera ran for appx 1.25 hours total. In this mode it was taking a still image every 5 seconds.
  6. Thanks everyone, Really appreciate the kind words. I must say that I was bummed not to see a film from Nick Hope there. This was my 2nd year that one of my films was accepted into SDUFEX and my first year in attendence... and I must say that viewing all the films afforded a great opportunity to see what other people are doing and to learn from them. Thank you Eric... sorry that I didnt have an opportunity to chat with you... I had the wife and little kids with me and they were tasking my time and attention. But I enjoyed your two films...and you sure do have a gift for storytelling. Yes... I plan to be there next year.
  7. I ran across one online review somewhere.. cant recall where at the moment.. but that reviewer was commenting that it appeared to be the most stable version since 8. I'm just a bit bummed that I upgraded to 11 not that long ago.. now comes 12... but I suppose that is the software business game after all...
  8. Hi all. Last week i was fortunate to have one of my video shorts shown at the 13th Annual San Diego Undersea Film Exposition SDUFEX. I enjoyed meeting some of the event organizing members, filmmakers and to see some great films from around the world. My video short "Colors of Cold" is a montage that showcases the range of colorful subjects one might see while diving in the Salish Sea; thats the region of water adjacent to Seattle Wa and Vancouver BC. [youtubehd]OBXFHCgWW4c[/youtubehd]
  9. Thanks for the kind words everyone. Did you notice how that rockfish was sure checking the baby out? Looking for a meal I suppose.
  10. My buddy Jim Copher and I made a dive this past weekend in Hood Canal, located here in WA state. Water was in the mid 40s, 25' vis, usual stuff for around here. The attached video recaps the dive, shows some lingcods, some rockfish and a wolfeel den. In there was a male and female guarding eggs. At about 2:00 into the video you'll see a very small and recently hatched baby wolfeel swimming in front of daddy's face. Enjoy! [youtubehd]oMpI3dr4F5Q[/youtubehd]
  11. Steve: basically the same sort of thing happened to me. Rushing and not taking sufficient care when closing it up. I had a 2nd backup camera which also fit the housing, so all I lost was one dive. Thanks Dave, have fun. Post some video soon. I'll be posting more Browning pass video in a few weeks.
  12. Thanks, A Sony HC7 in a Gates housing. Some shots using a Fathom lens, others using a Century Optics diopter behind a flat port. The housing flood was totally my fault, rushing too fast to swap out a camera batter between dives and I failed to visually confirm the oring seal when closing the housing. I belive a strap from the camera got caught in there, or the o ring slipped out and i didnt notice. Likely the latter. I'm happy with Gates products and their service. This one was totally my fault.
  13. About a week ago my dive buddy Jim Copher plus a few friends made the trek to the Port Hardy area of Vancouver Island where we dove in Browning Pass for a few days. Despite some typical dive travel setbacks (such as a flooded video housing, a torn and flooded dry suit, and the occasional bad weather) we still managed to get in some great diving. There's lots of marine life in the area, and vis was decent. Here's a link to a video short showcasing the diving we did last week at Browning Pass.
  14. This past weekend a few of us made a trek to Nanaimo BC Canada and dove the sunken vessels the Saskatchewan and Riv Tow Lion. We dove with Sea Dragon Charters and had a great time and it was a beautiful day on the water. This youtube video link shows diver Jim Copher exploring the Saskatchewan.
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