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  1. Thank you for posting this topic. I’ve been contemplating about going back to artificial lighting. And explore the use of blue filters along with the a red filter on the lens. Re. the color checker. I totally agree with you and can not stress enough the value of this technique for accurate color & exposure rendering . I am interested to know how you attach the Keldan color checker to the housing. Some pictures will be helpful as well. If it is not a bothersome, can you update the topic below instead of hijacking the wonderful topic you started?
  2. Nice shot. But photographers and videographers do play nicely underwater I like the image coming from the Nauticam WWL1-B. Any distortion at the wide angel that you need to fix in post?
  3. Wonderful, music and sound effects
  4. In some cases shooting wide open is desired cause it blurs the background (bokeh) and makes your main subject standout. And when you’re not shooting with artificial light, a wider aperture is a must in dim conditions.
  5. Hi, You can definitely do your shooting without an external monitor. However, having an external monitor for me does tow things: 1) more ergonomic to shoot hence my arms are in a more comfortable position, 2) Hence my eye site is looking above the camera level, I have wider vision and I can see what other action is happening around me that might need my focus & shooting/attention. Good luck with your new journey Regards, Thani
  6. BTW, All shot in ambient light with red filter 10bit, 400 bps using standard profile. You can really push the footage.
  7. HI, I’ve been using the GH5s for a while and I am quite happy with it. I shoot mostly in ambient light with auto iso and maxing the ISO at 6400 with standard profile. As Davide mentioned it is a different beast than the GH5 and it does produce beautiful images. I hope the second camera you receive will be fault free. Good luck and enjoy the experience.
  8. Thank you Peterpan for sharing. Davide, I agree with you in most of the time you do not need log especially if your shooting with lights. As you know there is not enough contrasting dynamic range to be captured underwater unless you are in there shallows. I mostly shoot in ambient light and when drift diving and the sun is bright at a low angle in the seen, it might be a solution IMHO.
  9. True. You can white balance on few different objects but better to have a grayish tone. You will never know if the color rendering is accurate in difference lighting situation even with artificial lighting. The point of using a color checker is to have an accurate reference to ensure that the WB method is producing an accurate enough colors. Once you have achieved the correct colors with a known WB method, you don’t have to use the color checker all the time unless you are shooting in a totally different environment/seas.
  10. I used to used to stitch a piece of white cloth on my fin and I found it tricky but workable. Now I use a gray glove and do WB between the subject & my GH5s. It is one haded operation. This way the WB is more accurate since it is taking in the same lighting as of the subject ( I shoot in ambient lighting).
  11. Thank you for the complement Re. White balance, I tend to do WB when the light changes either due to depth changes or due to environment changes such shooting under a clef or in shadow part/inside of the wreck. I just WB on my gray glove which makes it quite simple (with a red filter on my lens)
  12. I totally agree that the GH5s produces beautiful image. Just add a red color filter and white balance on a gray card or glove in my case. It is that simple Here is a footage I shot without lights of wreck that lies at 24m depth with bad visibility:
  13. Agreed, and I don’t mind housing the blackmagic Video assist to get that. I was hoping that BM brings a new update for the Pocket Camera with a better sensor than current - it is rumored to be the same as GH5s - this way I can update my whole setup including the housing. Until now, I am really happy with the quality of the GH5s image. Without artificial lighting the IQ is good pushed until iso 6400. I’ll post a link later. I am also happy with Davinci Resolve workflow and the all in one solutions it offers. It is becoming a very rich platform.
  14. In addition to Proress raw, I wish Panasonic for GH5s can give us Blackmagic Braw ( I know it is not truly RAW format but it is so efficient and brings RAW capabilities in post production) like they have done with the higher models. I don’t wont to change to another editor and a different workflow other than Davinci Resolve.
  15. I hope so in the same GH5 body and buttons layout so that it fits in the exiting housings.
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