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About Kimmeineche

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    DK, Holstebro
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    Stereo/3D Underwaterphoto/video-graphy, Marinelife and archaeology, diving and building cameraequipment.

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  • Camera Model & Brand
    Homebuild stereo/3D-rig made from 2xNikon D200
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    Nexus and homemade camerahousings.
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    Inon and Ikelite. LM videolights.
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    Homebuild stereo-photo/video-equipoment, strobearms and fliptrays

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  1. Hi David! Thanks for your offer, but I would really love to have something with manual WB (As far I rememeber it's only accessable through the touchscreen on the TD10?). I found the Hurricane rig at youtube. Looks very cool..... and very huge! :-) You are more than welcome to mail me at: kim(a)photoub.dk ... I'm about to leave for the dayly work! Best regards again from Kim!
  2. Hi All! Still looking for at better solution than my Fuji W3 in a homebuild housing, I would like to know if some one here at wetpixel have any experience or comments on the Panasonic HDC-Z10000. Compared to the the usual trade in camcorders, 3D-systems seems to be very few with less you want to mess with dual rigs, genlocking, mirrors, etc… and when it comes to underwateruse with needs of wide or extreme wideangle lenses, the possible choices become even fever! With my discover of this http://www.cyclopital3d.com/PANASONIC-3D-ADAPTERS.html (Wide and extreme wide angle adapter is found in the middle of the site) from cyclopital3D, I think the HDC-Z10000 could be an interesting choice for underwateruse. Plenty of websites and Panasonic themselves rate this camcorder as ”Professional” but how good is this camcorder when it comes to reallity and compared to other professional camcorders? Personally I like: Dual sensors/lenses (No genlocking, no mirrors, only one camcorder, etc…) Manual WB Manual convergence Image stabilizing External monitor is possible Focus in only 45cm (Macro) My concerns: How good Is the dynamic range compared to other truely professional camcorders? Is video developing so fast (Looks like 4K is just around the corner?) that the price of the Panasonic HDC-Z10000 will come down remarkable in a short time? Lack of any possibility that I will miss underwater? Any help or discussing on the subject will be highly appreciated before I throw myself and my money into another project! :-) Thank you very much in advance from Kim Meineche
  3. Sorry to read that another specie has left the planet! :-( If my mind remembers right, I saw a dokumentary years ago, that told us about a tortoise that could be about 250years old? It should even had been allive at the time of Napoleon..... unfortuanetly I don't remember the name of the film but I'm quite sure it was a BBC production! May you RIP dear George! Kim Meineche!
  4. Hi David! I'm just glad to be able to help you! I think the cyclopital3d makes some very interesting stuff and Tanja and Ken are both very kind persons! I have both their Fuji W3 wide angle auxallery-adapter and the macro adpter......Without these adapters I wouldn't even think about taking my Fuji W3 underwater. Like you I am very sure that the Sony TD1 adapters will work underwater as well.... in other words: If it doesn't I don't know any lenses that makes sence to take it underwater. My only concerns will be the small stereobasis of only 31mm.....should be working very good for CFWA but how about the 3D-effect on subjects like wrecks where you want to have as much as possible of the wreck in the frame? I'll cross my fingers and hope for the best and really wish you good luck... and will wait in excitement for pictures/clips of your results! BTW: I expect that you have already seen the pictures of my housing that I posted in another thread some time ago... in case you havn't there is a couple of links here: http://www.3dphotography.dk/wetpixel/fujihousing/fuji1.jpg http://www.3dphotography.dk/wetpixel/fujihousing/fuji2.jpg Cheers again from KIM! :-)
  5. Hi Drew! Actually I have never been thinking about that, but yes... you are probably right! I might still be to addicted to my experiences with still-photography and mostly think about the conditions I am up to in the nordic waters with poor light and often bad visibility that makes me willing to accept some distortion to move closer to my subjects for better colors and light?! :-) Right again.... but video is just so new to me that I don't want people to expect too much from my posted clips... furthermore, the Fuji W3 is probably in the lowest range for video-cameras at all... but at least I feel that I learn a lot from what I get from this... in the meantime I am thinking/dreaming about what 3D-camcorders becomes available in the future for a reasonable price..... even some thourghts on a dual Nikon D800 rig has come to my mind, to be able to do both stills and video with the same equipment... but then again..... lots of post-work, problems with convergence specially on the videoside........ problems, problems, thourghts, thourghts............. and probably plenty of time to save the money before another project persuade me to open my wallet! :-) Best regards again from Kim! :-)
  6. Hi David! Thank you very much for the kind words about my Fuji W3-project! :-) I am really curious to see the results with the TD10 and even more to see your wide angle converter. Must be difficult work that needs very special tools? If I knew what cyclopital3d was up to made http://www.cyclopital3d.com/Sony-Camcorder-Accessories.html, before I started the Fuji W3-project, I probably would have buyed the TD10 or the NEX3D1E...... even problems on how to reaching controls that might only is available through the touchscreen and/or remotecontrol has to be solved as well.... it could really be interesting to see some detailed pictures and a first hand review on the sealuxhousing to see how they solved the problems! It looks like Cyclopital has made an even wider lens for the JVC GS-TD1 & GY-HMZ1U ProHD...... but compared to what I know about video so far, I can't tell if the quality of the output is best from the Sony's or the JVC's.... all four cameras are probably very far from the quality of a 4K camera which looks to become available for a still lower price ... IF there will ever be a 3D 4K camera with dual lenses? Well, a dual rig is of course a lot more flexible, but also much more timeconsuming in post-work, not to menssion the size and the problems you will have on the plane, on the boat and in the water with a dual camera rig! :-) I really looking forward to know more as your moving forward with your project, David! Good luck and cheers again from Kim! :-)
  7. Hi David! Yes I made an UW-beamsplitter for my dual Nikon D200 setup in Nexushousings (Think it was in 2009). For stills it works very good except from some focusing problems, but since I only use it for macro (2 x 60mm nikkor micro) I think I can't ask for better results. In other words, one macro lens can be hard enough to focus at the right point.... and here we talk about 2! :-) The 50/50 mirror seems to resist seawater very well, but sand and other particles is a much bigger isue so I have to change the mirror now and then as it becomes scatched, depending on how nice I am able to treat it when I enter the water from a sandy beach, etc.... Well.... many of my beamsplitter shots goes directly to the paperbasket but some of the results I am very satisfied with, but for video I think it will not work, due to the problems menssioned in the thread. Like others I am VERY courious to see the design of the beamsplitter behind the domeport, since I really can't imagine any solution with more than 90degrees coverage from a beamsplitter, but who knows and I really LOVE to read about DIY projects!!! :-) Not to be off-topic but so far I have about 100 degrees of coverage on my Fuji W3 mounted in a cyclopital3d wideangle adpator behind wideanglelenses from Ryanox and a homebaked dual domeport (Homebuild housing). i am still experimenting a lot, so tha'ts why I have been rather silent about the project.........but so far: A small example from the pool, recorded in the evening with only artifical light available together with my LightMonkey dual 50watt HID's: And another example from a local divespot with about 5m visibility which is faily good conditions for the locallity: And last a short clip from a trip to Norway when we dived the wreck of D/S Spring: (BEWARE: This is among my VERY FIRST records and experince with video so don't expect it to be perfect!). The very best regards from Kim Meineche! :-)
  8. Hi Northseaexplores! Vey beautiful footage with a remarkable atmosphere and nice edited as well! :-) Thanks for posting! Best regards from Kim Meineche!
  9. Thank you vey much! Actually it can be done even more simple! Just by rightclicking the videoclip at the timeline AFTER setting "properties\media\stereoscopic 3D mode" to “"Off”…".. makes the "Stabilize media" available like in any other mono-clips. After the stabilizing, the properties\media\stereoscopic 3D mode must be turned back again to "pair wiht next stream" or what ever it was from the start...... Amazing how simple life can be.....! :-) Best regrds again from Kim! :-)
  10. Hi ehanauer! Stunning video with lots of amazing fishlife and heavy currents. Super nice work... I enjoyed every minute! :-)! Best regards from Kim Meineche!
  11. Hi again! Belive it or not......still playing around in Sony Vegas it actually looks like the problem is solved! :-) Take a look for yourself (First the original clip and then the stabilized). Except from the rendering and the stabilizing, everything is straight out of the box: I know I am an absolute beginner in video, but I must say that I am pretty amazed how much power I got from this cheap program (Sony Vegas Platinium)l The workflow I did (Works at least with AVI-files from the Fuji W3), step by step was: Rightclik the 3D-file you want to stabilize in the "project media" fane and choose "Open in trimmer". Rightclick the picture-window in the trimmer and choose "Create Subclip". Rightclick the subclip in the "Project Media" fane and choose "Stabilize media". Insert the stabilized file in the timeline and you are done! :-) The very best regards again from Kim! :-)
  12. Hi blaisedouros! Thank you very much for this info! As far I know, Sony Vegas can also do motion track, but maybe it isn't as good as Adobe After Effects? I don't have After Effects myself, but will see what I can do to try out your suggestion! You are absolutely right about the best way to apply image stabilization is to get it in-camera, but laying free in the water with something like a 100mm macro-lens is VERY difficult to keep steady for half a minute or so.... and unfortuanetly the Fuji W3 doesn't have any inbuild functions to stabilize the image......! If nothing works, I might try to make a tripod for my camera, but mostly my diving is not predictable enough to know if I will do the recording on a step wall or at the flat ground.... or between rocks, etc.... The very best regards and thank you very much once again from Kim Meineche! :-)
  13. Hi All! Still trying to learn how to handle/edit 3Dvideo I would like to ask if anyone here knows how to "Stabilize" 3D videoclips. So far I have the Sony Vegas Platinium.. an amazing program for the money with lots of features and possibilities. I just can't get it "stabilizing" my 3D-videoclips and a dissappointing search on the Internet tells me it might be impossible, due to the convergense that simply has to be interferred by the cropping process which the "Stabilizing" basically is! If Sony Vegas isn't clever enough to do that..... is there any other possibilities? By creating a subclip I can use the "Stabilize media" with success but then the clip is no longer in 3D...only a side by side copy of the left track? Thank you very much in advance for any information/help and the best regards from the Kim Meineche! :-)
  14. Hi Richard! Cool videos and what a great experience to follow these majestic creatures for such a long time! Thank's for shearing and the best greetings from Kim Meineche! :-)
  15. Hi again Alan! Yes, I know there is a strap on the canister, but to keep it all together and easy for the crew on the boat, I intend to keep the canister attached to the camera with boltsnaps until I get the camera after I have jumped in. In the water I think it is much more easy to attach the canister to the D-ring on my right hip than messing with the strap and a buckle... speially if the weather is a litle rough... but I think I will have to practise and maybe experimenting a little before I found the perfect solution for me! :-) Well, my camera is 3D but since I'm an absolute beginner in video (With more than 12years experinece in stills) and couldn't find anything suitable for 3D-wideangle, I decided to build a housing for the Fuji W3 with an auxalleryadapter from www.3dcyclopital.com and semi fisheye conversionlenses from Ryanox. The domeports (Homebaked!!!) secures almost fully covering underwater from the Ryanox lenses... I think the coverage is someting between 95 and 100 degrees with only slightly distortion, which you don't see much of underwater. Actually I am so new to video that I haven't learned yet how to edit and streaming video-clips for Vimeo, Youtube, etc... but hopefully I will be able to do that in a near future! My sparetime in the last couple of months has been used for building my housing for the Fuji W3 and figuring out which light to get. Compared with the amount and quality of light I came to the solution of the LightMonkey dual 50watts. Tomorrow I will test it in openwater, but the pooltest yesterday has already made me falling in love with these HID lights! :-) Actually I was looking at the Sony NX3D1 but with only 31mm between the lenses, I couldn't find any wideangle conversionlenses to fit and with only touchscreen-access to a lot of functions I found this camera very difficult to fit into a housing. I will for sure be keeping and eye on the news in 3D-camcorders, but so far I will try to get some fun out of my Fuji W3. At least I will be able to get some footage that I can show on my 3D dual-projector. Time will see what happens in the future! The best regards again from Kim! :-)
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