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  1. Recent underwater footage: https://youtu.be/pwWHSzaexjc
  2. Video length is always a concern for most of us. If you are publishing to uknown audience (web, YouTube, etc...) keep it to as short as possible as Pajjpen mentioned above. One idea I was flirting with is to have a main long video to to tell the whole story for 5-10min for example and other mini clips 1-3 min to show a single fish/creature in action. In the main long video the single clip about the creature will be in shown in for few seconds only. Of course, you need include only the absolute must show clips (the winning clips). To help short list the winning clips good workflow is to start selections process as early as possible and preferably on the same day cause the shots are still in your head. Another helping tip is not to shoot just anything that moves underwater cause you have ample storage and battery life, this will help you minimize the number clips. Some good cinematographer try to plan the shots as much as possible and yes one has to improvise in our case a lot. Compile the clips into the main video through rough edits/cuts (no edit, no color correction at all) to ensure you story is achievable within the time limit you sat. Only then start your color correction process. Whatever workflow you choose, one can not emphasize enough on good lighting and white balance to help get the correct colors and thus saving tedious color correction work. For those who already familiar with the above, please forgive me for the long message.
  3. Are you shooting with lights? If you are shooting with lights and manually white balance, then you should get good color rendition without red filter.
  4. I actually broke the power switch of my GH5s in the same Nauticam housing. It happened while I was surfacing from the dive. I tried to turn off the camera but it wouldn’t turn off. I guess I rotated the on/off dial of housing in the wrong direction with enough force and managed to break it ( too much nitrogen to handle ). It is a user error but I believe Nauticam can prevent this by putting stoppers on both side of the switch to prevent over rotation in either direction. We need to send them such feedback. Another error I find myself doing cause I’m a casual user is when inserting and removing the camera in the housing. The on/off switch needs to be raised like bubffm pointed out previously. BTW, the button is a metal/alloy and not plastic. The service center in my country replaced it for free cause my warranty was valid. (great service). According to them, the full top part of the camera that holds the top switches including on/off had to be replaced.
  5. The GH5s has auto ISO with min and max setting. I find it to be a good tool. But with the a cinema camera you need to think/setup differently.
  6. Richard, Please let us know your feedback on the camera once you get it wet
  7. 2,500 USD equals 2,231 Euro and still a lot of money. Beside the ease of use, what I like about it is one less housing to worry about. Just worry about the camera housing
  8. The 5.5” DiveAndSee HDMI monitor is a good option with good monitoring tools and long battery life: http://www.diveandsee.com/products/underwater-monitors/dnc-5a
  9. Beautiful work as usual Dustin, thanks for sharing.
  10. This video does a good job explaining the two iso ranges:
  11. The housing is shipping but isnt expensive at $3,950.00 USD? https://www.nauticam.com/products/na-bmpccii-housing-for-blackmagic-pocket-cinema-camera-4k
  12. Sorry, I have misread your first line. Please keep us posted. Thanks again
  13. Thank youn A.Y. For the review and sharing the video. How is the Osmo Pocket housing handles underwater? Can you share some underwater footage of the Osmo? I am repeating your question cause I need an answer too: How do you we get the YouTube link to to display a preview in the forum?
  14. Here is a thread from Blackmagic forum describing the power requirement of the pocke 4K: https://forum.blackmagicdesign.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=81677
  15. This a nice video review. At 4:05-5:00 he speaks about the buttons usability. BTW, how to you guys imbed a video? The camera has the following buttons for quick access: Iris Focus High Frame Rate Zoom Menu Playback Stills Record – top and front White Balance Shutter ISO Function buttons – I, II and III – three customizable buttons.
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