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About dewmercer

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    Scuba<br />Skiing<br />Photography

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  1. Thanks. The first 1/2 of what you said is the approach I've taken so far. I'll check out the second half tonight.
  2. Agree re 4k being hype. The GP 4 will capture it at 30-60fps but still, there are really few screens that will make it worth while. On the 3+, 1080 at 30fps is the most battery efficient. VLC does screen caps. You can also use the snipping tool that ships with Windows. Vlc will probably give better results though. Sent from my RM-820_nam_att_100 using Tapatalk
  3. My friend seainggreen told me that she found a professional on this board who provided her with mentoring when she was a newbie. Are any of you available to help me with Adobe Premier Pro CC? Thx Sent from my RM-820_nam_att_100 using Tapatalk
  4. Hmmmm, my video links seem to have been deleted. Here they are again. youtu DOT be SLASH YnLkrJfQrO youtu DOT be SLASH a_0uc3Yqqh0 Sent from my RM-820_nam_att_100 using Tapatalk
  5. Hi all, Apologies if this has been asked before but I can't seem to search using Taptalk. I'm new to video but I'm having great fun with it. Here are some samples of the best I've done to date from Chuuk Lagoon and Lake Crescent. I really want to get more efficient with my editing and was wondering about developing an efficient workflow from ingestion through final rendering. Is Prelude worth the time for ingestion and rough edit? Also, how do you guys work, (E.g. Ingest, rough cut, sync to music, colour correct, etc)? I typically start with a theme, pick the music then futz forever in a disorganized inefficient cluster f... of frustration. I'd like to skip that part for future projects. What is really making me nuts is colour correction. As a guy, I really only know 8 colours but Premier seems to think that there is more too it than that and presents a bewildering array of choices that I just don't understand. I typically use the fast colour corrector, randomly mess with it till I find something I almost like and call it good. I'm sure that there has to be some value in the other correctors, scopes etc. but they are beyond my current skill level. Are there any good books or online training sources available? The Adobe training doesn't really address underwater video and is superficial at best. Thank you very much in advance!! GO HAWKS!!! -- Sent from my Nokia Lumia using Tapatalk
  6. Hi All: I'm a tech diver in the deep cold waters of the Pacific Northwest so I'm always in a dry suit with fairly bulky gloves (DUI Zip Gloves and liner(s)). My max depth is never below 170'. I'm looking to get into UW Photography and I'd like to buy a rig that will last me a while and, most importantly, not require me to upgrade the day after I get it and discover I bought the wrong stuff. Whatever I get, I'd like it to have some reasonable video capability also, realizing that this will require its own lighting. The cameras I've been looking at are the: --Sea and Sea DX-GE5 and 2G, --Canon G12 with housing/strobe package (I hear its gotten great reviews), or --A housing and strobe setup for my Wife's Nikon D3100 So what to do? I'm tempted to drop the $$$ on a housing for the D3100 as she has a Nikor 18-55 lens which should give me fairly wide angles. I presume, however, that I will need a dome port for this. Is this so or will a standard port do? For the D3100, the housings I've been looking at are Ikelite and Nimar. I know Ikelite has a great name. Any opinions on Nimar? Are there any other recomendations? In looking at housings they all seem to have their control buttons fairly close together. Is this an issue in dry gloves or will I seldom fiddle with camera settings underwater? I do some tropical diving but that's a rarity. Based on advice from a friend, I'll start with one strobe. Any suggestions for strobes for the D3100? Given our dark, and often murky, waters: Should I concern myself with guide numbers? I think I should but I really don't have a clue. I've seen on the board recomendations that newbies buy used. I've looked at EBay but it all seems to be new stuff at full retail. Do you have any pointers for sites I should look at for used gear? What else should I be thinking about? Lastly: What are the top 1 or 2 things that I should absolutely avoid doing or buying? Thanks in advance. DAve
  7. Not sure what you mean by "unable to focus lenses without focus motors". Do you mean that the lens has to have focus motors in it? Sorry, I'm just a newbie to all of this. DAve
  8. So what did you end up getting and how do you like it?
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