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  1. It was actually a sea cucumber there at the end. You should hear the audio. I start laughing and then start cheering....its pretty funny. I am jealous. Anilao is my favorite place in the world for macro shooting! I hope you have a great time! Dustin
  2. I doubt she chased it. My wife isn't like that. Based on my experience filming them, they tended to jump from spot to spot, normally within a 12 inch radius. A lot of time they are in pairs, and when one leaves the other typically follows.
  3. So I thought I would update this as I think I have found my problem.... The problem occurs when I choose VBR 2pass in the export options. It works fine with vbr 1 pass. 2 pass is what I normally do, and don't have issues. It seems that the moving title and 2 pass is what triggers it.... Kaj, I tried the keyframe method, and it still has the problem. I like doing it that way however, so thanks for the tip! Anyone have any ideas of why 2 pass would trigger this? I was under the impression 2 pass should give better results, not worse.... Dustin
  4. Hey Allison, Here is another picture from our trip to Milne Bay....I think this is the Pontohi...Seahorse you were referring to. http://www.oceanshutter.com/p439135783/h9154455#h9154455 Looks like Milne Bay has quite a few pygmy species! Dustin
  5. Thank you very much for watching it. As for the Xmas tree worm. No it wasn't in reverse. It was sped up like 500%....but not reversed. Dustin
  6. Thank you Rafa. I appreciate that. Thanks Allison. I will tell her about your compliment. She doesn't frequent wetpixel as often. Png is certainly a remarkable place. It's too bad it is so expensive and difficult to get to. Of course, that may be why it's still special. Dustin
  7. I think you are right Allison. It looks like a Severens to me as well. The guides there just called it the Milne Bay Pygmy..lol. They were all over the place. Of course, I couldn't find any myself, but the guides showed us probably 50 during our stay. Very pretty species, although their background isn't as pretty as the traditional sea fan. Here's a pic, my wife took.. http://www.oceanshutter.com/p439135783/h1ef33517#h1ef33517 Dustin
  8. Hello everyone, I wanted to share my latest episode in the 'Rolling in the Deep' series. This time taking a look at the critters in Milne Bay. PNG is a terrific destination, and Milne Bay is an area where it can offer both fantastic macro and wide angle photography. As always comments are welcome. Let me know what you liked and didn't. Enjoy! Dustin
  9. It isn't just pixelating the title it's the whole video. I will give your way a shot, I will try to find something on YouTube that explains it. I appreciate your help. Dustin
  10. That is different than I am doing. I am using the zoom effect/ transition...which seems easier. But since it's not working...I need to try your way in the morning.
  11. On the still title, all I am doing is adding the zoom effect to the title. Then making the zoom the same length of the title...5 seconds. To add the still, just going to >title>still title. That's it.
  12. Hello everyone, I am getting pretty frustrated with a couple of projects that I have been working on, and I think they both have the same issue....although slightly different. What is happening is when I add a title to my timeline the resulting exported video's resolution is greatly reduced. Delete the title and export and it works fine. So I know it has something to do with the title and the sequence. Here are the 2 examples that I having problems with - 'Still Title' with a 'Zoom' effect applied to it. The zoom is going during the entire title. Essentially it is some wording that is zooming towards the viewer. - 'crawling title' that moves from left to right. Similar to the new ticker that is shown at the bottom of the screen on a news broadcast. The similarities is that it is a title that is moving in some way. Again, if these titles are taken out, the video is fine on the export. Put them back in and the file size is massively reduced and the resolution is down considerably. Very blocky and pixelated. I am using Premiere CS6 with a 30 fps sequence and 30 fps video from my dslr. This has been very frustrating, and any guidance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance. Dustin
  13. Hello Everyone, Wanted to share my latest underwater short video. I finally got some good footage of some emperor shrimp while I was in PNG. They are known to be fast and elusive to the videographer. So it was nice to have some cooperate. As always, comments and constructive criticism, are certainly welcome. Enjoy! Dustin Or Youtube
  14. Awesome! Thanks everyone for the advice.
  15. Thanks for the images Thomas. By the looks of things it seems to be an improvement. How much though over the 17-40mm? Is it worth the upgrade?
  16. I was wondering if anyone has used the new canon 16-35 f4 L lens yet? I am curious to see how much of an improvement it is over the 17-40mm. And if it's worth the upgrade. I know on land it is getting great reviews. But behind a dome is a different beast. Particularly wondering if anyone has used it in a ikelite setup. Everytime I use the 17-40mm I get upset at how bad the image is. And say I will never use it again...I like fish eyes, and the distortion doesn't bug me. But I am going to Truk in March and think the distortion and wrecks won't mix well. Any help or advice would be appreciated. Dustin
  17. Hi Allison, We were staying at tawali. It was at a dive site called lawadi. Saw a couple there actually. Fantastic muck site. I too have seen them in Komodo, but also anilao, and Lembeh. Dustin
  18. Thank you so much. That was my goal for the film. Dustin
  19. Peter, I am not using a snoot on this. I only used one during my komodo trip and it was not worth it! Too difficult to maneuver and deal with underwater. if the subject moved...forget about it. Dustin
  20. Thanks Tom. Yes that would be interesting. I just wish Canon would come out with an affordable 4k dslr...
  21. Thank you. I do use a subsee +10 on some shots. Thanks for watching it!
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