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  1. Hi Here is my little Wonders of the Reef video clip I shot out on the Great Barrier Reef here off Cairns. Good old Amphibico Phenom and FX1 still works a treat. Heli and plane shots taken with the little Canon 60D and the Tokina 11-16 mm http://youtu.be/BRnmW07kXJQ
  2. This one caught my eye. I will be watching this one carefully, could be my next little run and gun camera. Good price too. 16 meg images No ND filters though...why would they leave that out hey? I suppose it will have bad moire though and shutter skew, time will tell. Pretty cheesy promo video though lol http://youtu.be/2FPLTZ6yq6s http://vimeo.com/48022613
  3. Burst appendix, gee that's not good. Stand in front of the wall lock it off on manual, shine a light on it and then walk past the camera or stand in front of it and move around. Then watch the lovely banding in the background from the H.264 compression algorithm at work :-) That's pretty neat you can go that high with the 5D3, it must be the dual processor thingy. If I record a real high one the camera cannot even play the file back and just stops. Anyhow the bottom line is banding is there no matter and as long as you know the limitations shooting video with them works pretty good. In fact I think I will be the owner of a Nauticam housing for mine 60D very soon :-)
  4. Go and shoot a flat solid tone surface like a lit up wall and move the camera around on it. Then watch the footage on a big screen. Enjoy the compression banding. The lower the compression of the H.264 codec the better results so if you can shooot at CBR 1.7 its going to help lots.
  5. Yeh 1.7 is pretty good. If I go CBR 1.3 it kind of stops. Used a nice SD Scandisk card too. It also has trouble playing back the file at those rates in the camera but is fine once on the computer. Maybe the 7D and 5D can because of its dual processor thingy. The other thing I was messing around with is shooting at 4fps with Magic Lantern. Its like a real quick way of making a 1920/1080 timelapse video instead of images.
  6. CBR 1.2 but you got to turn off they audio else it runs out of buffer even with a fast card. Comes out like 50mbps+ Found its best to crank up all you picture settings etc as once you try to do it in post it falls apart. Does not matter what codec you convert it too, still falls apart cause it's there in the raw footage to begin with. Limitation with compressed H.264 DLSR footage. Here is a little timelaspe using Magic Lantern with the 60D. Jpeg Still images straight into VirtualDub then out as a 1920/1080 Canpous HQ or better still full size 5184/3456 Canopus HQX codec, into EDIUS and here is the result. With the lager HQX codec you can pan and zoom the image around heaps cause of all the resolution. There is some fireworks right at the end, kind of came out neat. http://youtu.be/tf3-UF-6peA
  7. Hey that's my image lol The Sola 4000's put out great light, but I think those Mangroves would be pretty good too.
  8. I use Magic Lantern on my 60D, use it all the time. It works great for both video and stills from CBRing the video compression, HDR's, timelapse, manual audio meters and displaying more details on the screen.
  9. Hey great little video :-) One of the things about them is the heavy compression, Its stuffs all that footage into just a 15mbps stream which is not too good. There is word of a new firmware out soon called (Protune) for the Hero2 that will allow us to set it for 30mbps which should be much better.
  10. Looking pretty neat Mike.... amazing how they just hang around all together like that.
  11. Would there be any zoom and manual /auto focus function or will it be limited like a DSLR.
  12. Neat but I could do that in my NLE :-) Nar, Its best to get the colour as close you can when shooting due to the heavy commpression of the footage and not later in the NLE. I just got myslef a Hero 2 and am quite disapointed at the compression quality. There is talk of a new firware called Pro tune which will allow us to set it at 30 mbps or something so that should help lots up from the now 15 mbps.
  13. Back in the days when you had to convert HDV to another codec, I found the Canopus HQ codec was better than Cineforms with the underwater footage and the computer could convert to it on the fly easier. Using the Canopus HQX codec you can convert any resolution size to it, using the Canopus HQ one you are limited to set resolution sizes.
  14. If it's a extremely tight budget then I would just shoot it with the FX1/Z1, drop it in a 1920/1080 25p timeline, add a sharpness filter and render out a 1920/1080 25p H.264 or MPEG2 file and no one would be the wiser :-) Now if the budget is there then yes shoot with a true 1920/1080 25p camera :-)
  15. Forget trying to fix up wobbly GoPro footage, it uses a CMOS chip so has really bad shutter skew with camera shake. I tried with footage from 4 of them on a shoot and ended up using none of the footage :-)
  16. Gee the banding is really bad, even that first clip. There is no way you can fix that up in post. My HDV video cameras footage is never like that. With EDIUS, just render out a 1920/1080 CBR 12mbps mp4 file and load that up. If you got Sandy or Ivy bridge cpu, it will spit the file out super fast.
  17. great stuff, you would think he would get tired pretty quick swimming around like that
  18. Hand break is super fast, set it to max out your CPU. Maxes all 8 cores out here and you cannot do anything else while its running. Its puts out very good H.264 too, better than any commercial encoder and its OPEN Source - FREE lol
  19. Gee that Philip Bloom's video at the beach, seems funny to see people all rugged up like that at a beach. The water looked so inviting too :-) I suppose if you dived with two housings, one set up for macro and one for wide then you could be right. Agreed, it's a great camera, wonder if I can afford one.... sell the motor bike. :-( The inbuilt ND filters is a certainly a winner over the FS100.
  20. Nice cam alright. Would end up being a long housing with a vari wide/zoom lens attached. I suppose it would be a bit pointless underwater in the real world if you are stuck with no zooming ability. Stuck in wide or marco for a dive, cannot do both kind of thing and definitively no smooth flowing shots from both extremes. You could do a wide angle dive or a macro one but not both... or have I missed something that I don't know?
  21. Of course it would Steve. There is a guy with a faster setup than me using SSD and Raids, the best he can get is the 4 x quadrant files playing back real time til 3/4 through with EDIUS then it chokes. With premier CS he can get all 4 playing realtime with color correction applied to all 4. The graphics GPU is allowing CS to achieve this and so no doubt other NLE's will go down this path. EDIUS is rock solid, crashes are very rare indeed, I have huge multi sequence projects hooked to tons of files under my belt now with no loss of anything. On the other hand Premier Pro has a history of doing all kinds of horrible things. Be interesting to see how this new CS6 goes over time.
  22. Looks like CS6 is leading the pack now. I dumped 4 x 1920/1080 AVC 35mbps 59.94fps JVC files onto the timeline in EDIUS and then in CS6 Single STATA drives. The 4 x quadrant recording is just how JVC have got around having to use very expensive memory and capture technology to shoot 4K, and use cheap SD cards for capture. You have to stick the four clips together on the timeline, like 4 corners of the screen. Anyhow results were. EDIUS Project settings 1920/1080 = could not play the 4 clips real time. 3840/2160 = could not play the 4 clips real time. Premiere Pro CS6 1920/1080 = The 4 clips played realtime with preview window set to 100% but ran out of puff as it got to the end. (Preview set to half res and it was fine) 3840/2160 = The 4 clips played realtime with preview window set to 100% but ran out of puff as it got to the end. (Preview set to half res and it was fine) Here is a screen grab of how large 4K is to a Canon 1920/1080 mov file.
  23. Yep, if you have not got a CUDA graphics card then CS6 is a pig. My first tests using it were just terrible but I then downloaded a tool to set the CUDA to on and CS6 then was a zillion times better. Here is what you have to do if your card is not recognized. http://www.studio1productions.com/Articles/PremiereCS5-2.htm I am using a GTX 560 Rendering out H.264 is still not as fast as QuickSyc buts its now pretty fastl. 60 second MOV timeline with a transparent graphic and color correction and sound track. CS6 = H.264 - 46 seconds | MPEG2 = 20 seconds EDIUS = H.264 - 34 seconds | MPEG2 = 30 seconds They both have very good CC Simon. I will continue to mess around with CS6 but it does indeed seem to run really when if set up correct. :-)
  24. Update....I thought I would download CS6 and give it a go, as everyone is going nuts over it. Here is what happened :-) ................................................... EDIT OPPS just found out how to turn on CUDA fro CS6...things are way much better now :-)
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