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  1. Happy hunting tomorrow.
  2. Nicool It's not a rebreather - I took a selfie while I was trying out an old Aqualung twin hose regulator that belongs to a friend. I don't know of any rebreather friendly operators at Anilao. Steve
  3. I think that XIT404 make one where you can add a second flip diopter http://www.xit404.com/collections/optics Cheers Steve
  4. Troporobo I can't remember the name of the dive site where the hairy frogfish was but I did a google search of Anilao dive sites and I think it might be Secret Bay. It was on the south-eastern end of the peninsular just north of the point. There was a village there with quite a bit of construction going on. It was a sloping flat gravel bottom at about 18-20m deep. It will be hard to find as it was only about 5cm long. The eggs were from flamboyant cuttlefish and were on the house reef at Crystal Blue. A couple of the people I was diving with were lucky enough to actually see two of them hatch - I would have loved to have gotten that on video! Yes - I understand what you mean about holding the shots longer but people's attention span being what it is today a 5 minute clip is about the maximum you can have so I had to decide on keeping the shots short or making two vodeos. In the end I went with the former. The colour saturation is a funny thing. - It all seems to depend on how you view it. On my computer monitor the colour looks quite saturated and I thought I might be overdoing it but when I watch it on my 55inch UHD TV it is so much less vivid. Cheers Steve
  5. Colour temperature at 5,500K to match the light but all the shots have been colour corrected and graded to taste in post. Most also have a vignette applied. Do you think I went a bit overboard?
  6. A clip of my recent trip to Anilao in May. It was shot on my GH4 and I uploaded it in 4K but unfortunately YouTube has done a pretty poor processing job at lower resolutions especially on the Anthias at about 0:21 https://youtu.be/qQ6rM6QViVg I experimented with some small zooms and pans in post. The one of the pink frogfish might be a little overdone but the others seem to have worked out OK. What do you think? Cheers Steve
  7. Lights were a bit of a nightmare on that trip. I had planned to use a couple of Archon W42VRs but the charger packed it in so tried using a second hand pair of Sola 4000s that I had bought but they were a bit of a disaster (the batteries were pretty much shot) so I ended up using my trusty Sola 2000s for most of the dives.
  8. Can't seem to get the file to embed. I checked the "Sticky" but I'm stumped. Any ideas?
  9. Here is a clip of my trip to Lembeh in September last year. I know it is probably a bit long at 7:08 bit hey it's my holiday video https://youtu.be/SR7y6jl2IRQ This was my last trip using the Canon HFG10 in L&M housing. My needs have outgrown the capabilities of my equipment so I've now upgraded to a panasonic GH4 in Nauticam housing. I am off to Anilao in a fortnight so it will be interesting to see the results Steve
  10. Moses I am using the GH4 as well and I find that assigning the Peaking, Zebras and Histogram to function buttons allows you to switch them on and off at will so that once you have your exposure and focus you can quickly turn them off and concentrate on framing. Cheers Steve
  11. I thought I might share some footage of a recent night dive at Shoal Bay in NSW. It's surprising what you can see on a bare sandy bottom in just 4m depth.
  12. I had some similar issues just recently. The batteries may need replacing or you may have inadvertently moved the IR sender on the inside left hand side of the housing - this will cause some signals not to be sent to the camera properly Cheers Steve
  13. Creative Cow ave some very helpful tutorials here:- http://library.creativecow.net/series/Premiere-Pro-Basics-CS6--above-with-Andrew-Devis As first run I also like to use the fast colour corrector. First thing I do is adjust the tonal range (scopes are useful to use here as they are more accuarate that your eyes) then I get a rough colour correction by using the white balance eye-dropper and then manually adjust from there. I find that is a good staring point. I usually leave the 3-way colour corrector and curves for secondary correction if its needed Happy editing Steve.
  14. Since I'm in a sharing mood today here is a short clip of the whalesharks from Oslob on the island of Cebu in the Phillippines. I know that a lot of people have a problem with feeding the whalesharks but the alternative is probably finning. Regardless it's prbably one of the most fun times I've had in the water.
  15. Here is a clip of Bumphead Parrotfish spawning in Palau in February 2013. It's one of those things that very few people will get to witness. It starts out with and aggregation of hundreds (maybe even a thousand) and culminates in an orgy. Unfortunately it was about 6am on an overcast day so the quality leaves a bit to be desired.
  16. Yes - A trip to the Witu Islands just won't be the same anymore without Dickie
  17. That din't appear to work. Here is the link
  18. I had to share this short clip of me feeding a little turtle whilst on holiday aboard FeBrina in June this year. I really got a thrill out of this. I handed-off my camera to my guide Josie who did quite a good job of capturing the moment. -TbXJzpGrERs
  19. Pete What did you upgrade to? Cheers Steve
  20. Pete I live at maitland so I am at Nelson Bay most weekends. I'll keep an eye out for you. Cheers Steve
  21. Greg It's a canon HF G10 in a Bluefin Pro Housing. Cheers Steve
  22. Pete It was good to see you at pipeline - hope to meet again some time Cheers Steve
  23. It looks like I screwed up tyring to embed the video here is the link
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