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  1. I wonder if the GH6's 10-bit 5.7K 60p will be 4:2:2. 5.7k is a nice resolution for cropping to 4k for reframing/stabilization. (greater-than-4k 10-bit 4:2:2 60p is my minimum spec to tempt me to upgrade beyond my GH4, at least for macro purposes)
  2. All the rubber came off the handles of my Nauticam Panasonic GH4 housing on my last trip, after 4 years. They're usable without the rubber, but I'd prefer to replace them. I also recall reading about a couple of cases where a Nauticam plastic handle completely snapped. I can certainly imagine happening when yanking one of my light arms around with a tight clamp. I recall somewhere, probably Facebook, that somebody was making custom metal handles to replace the standard Nauticam handles. Anyone know anything about this? Or perhaps Nauticam have improved their handle design in the last 4 years?
  3. At least a neoprene cover is on the outside of the housing
  4. I use the Dive and See DNC-7A with my GH4. It's been very reliable for me, and a battery charge easily lasts all day. The colour rendition was never great, but it's time I checked all the settings; I'm scared of all those buttons along the bottom so I haven't touched any of them for over 2 years I don't use the shade anymore because it tends to obscure the red record symbol at the top of the screen. I don't miss it. I have it mounted with a ball clamp like in this photo.
  5. That's a shedload of cownose rays! Did they just fly by once?
  6. My system specs are here. Still using an old AMD HD 6970 with Vegas Pro. AMD has been working better with Vegas Pro up to version 14. RX480 was best for a while. But things are in a state of flux now with GPU acceleration in Vegas and we're not sure which GPUs are going to end up being best for version 15.
  7. So far I usually put my native UHD MP4 clips on a Vegas Pro 1080p timeline at "Preview (full)" preview setting. That gives me totally smooth playback without GPU acceleration and I can then crop, zoom, stabilize etc. knowing that it will look pretty good at 1080, but there's a limit. As I approach a pixel-for-pixel crop down to 1080 it starts not to look so good. Also I generally increase the sharpness applied, the more I crop/zoom. I usually use the standard Sharpen effect but if I'm using a lot of zoom then I sometimes I use Unsharp Mask and adjust the numbers to try to compensate for more zoom. I have a UHD-to-1080 preset in pan/crop so that I can instantly see how much my max crop would be before having to upscale pixels. I also have UHD-to-1080 pan/crop re-framing presets (left, right, top, bottom) for quick use. I've never bothered attempting that 1080 4:2:2 thing as I feel like I'm getting the benefits of the extra resolution anyway.
  8. The standard version of Resolve is free. (and Tiger Shark is his level, not his name )
  9. I think it would be straightforward to edit a bullet-time shot in Vegas Pro, so presumably also in other NLEs.
  10. In the attached pic, the one on the left is in my underwater GH4 until it's full, then I put the older one in the middle in. The one on the right is in my topside GH4. Had no problems with any of them.
  11. Thanks guys. Yes, I'd really miss that extra resolution now, for cropping/zooming/stabilization. Actually I think 6k would be great for cropping to 4k. I didn't crop any of these right down to 1080p, which starts to look not so nice. They were all scaled to some degree after the crop.
  12. My new video of small critters from the Lembeh Strait and Anilao. Filmed with a Panasonic GH4 in a Nauticam NA-GH4 housing with either 2 x Keldan Luna 4X lights or 2 x FIX Neo 1000 DX SW II lights. I used an Olympus M.Zuiko ED 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 EZ lens and a Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm f/2.8 macro lens. On some shots I used a Nauticam Compact Macro Converter CMC-1. Xit404 tripod. The UHD footage was downsampled to 1920x1080, allowing me to crop and zoom. Only the wonderpus shot was stabilized. All feedback is welcome. Particularly, are there any weak shots, or uncomfortable edits? I may submit a refined version to a festival or two.
  13. Here is a method to rewrap them to mxf so that they open in Vegas Pro. Maybe works for other NLEs too? https://www.vegascreativesoftware.info/us/forum/gh5-4k-24-30p-problem--105152/#ca658569
  14. I think 4K 10bit 422 GH5 files only open in the paid version of Resolve 14, not the free one. Also I know they don't open in Vegas Pro yet. I heard Premiere Pro CC can open them now.
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