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  1. Hi, i am selling my GH5 package, as in the picture, the lense is the Lumix G Vario 12-60 all is in perfect condition. it is in with me in Denmark where i live. Price : 900 euro
  2. Keldan Video lights - 13000 lumen each. Adjustable lockable power output switch. Both units for sale with original chargers and boxes. Total time used = < 20hrs and < than 30 full cycles in perfect working order with batteries stored at 50%. Original purchase receipt - 1 owner only. Both come with a std. ball mount. Can sell either separately or together. Seller is BSAC Advanced Instructor No. 1719 based in the UK. Ebay seller ID: GIS_ARC (check score). Pictures Here
  3. Hello, I'm interested in starting more underwater video work. Any advice is appreciated!
  4. I mentioned in an earlier thread that I had been experimenting with some video light filters with the objective of finding a better balance between underwater ambient light and the broader (red) spectrum of artificial video lights. Here is the problem, obvious in the screenshot below: the area covered by the video light has a lot of warm colour (reds and yellows) but the background is all greenish-blue. Colour-correcting this scene is either a compromise or a complex exercise of selective secondary colour-corrections. I think that I've found a cheap DIY system that can solve this problem and can be tuned to most underwater ambient light circumstances. The main component is a 4x4 filter holder made by Lee Filters. It's all plastic and rubber so nothing to rust. $20USD each at BH Photo: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/162544-REG/LEE_Filters_GS_Gel_Snap_4x4_Filter.html Here is the holder with an aqua filter (the same filter that I used in the shot further below) The slip-on rubber-band mounting system enables it to fit on most underwater video lights. I use them on a pair of iTorch 7s but they also fit the Keldan Luma4s. Here is folder mounted on the iTorch7. It can be "wriggled on" easy enough and will not easily fall off - although I do take them off when getting into and out of the water so that they don't get bumped off. The filters are pieces of plastic that I cut from document folders that I bought in stationery shops. I wandered around a few shops until I had found a mix of light blue, dark blue, aqua (green-blue) etc. The firmer document folder covers work best. I also cut some uncoloured plastic squares that are a neutral colour but make a nice diffuser for softer macro lighting for night dives. You can take a few different shades of the colour filters on each dive but I find that I can usually judge from the surface what I will need. The technique is simply to look at the colour of the water and select a filter that is the closest match. If the water looks tropical blue, use a blue filter; if it looks greenish, use an aqua coloured filter. So, here is the result. This is the same scene as above, shot with the aqua filter on both lights then quickly colour-corrected in FCPX to reduce the green and boost the reds. To my eyes, this image is very close to what it looked like underwater last week in Lembeh. (the coconut octopus inside the drink bottle is guarding eggs and in the last few days of her life). I have also used the same system in the deep blue waters of North Komodo, where a light blue filter worked best. So for $40, some time wandering around stationery shops and a little bit of scissor work, you can make a video light filter system that will enable you to balance ambient and artificial light in most situations. Regards Peter
  5. Best for CFWA and macro video. Ideal companion for compact and small mirrorless cameras as well as Olympus TG-3 / TG-4 / TG-5 / TG-6 Specifications here https://lightandmotion.com/products/sola-video-pro-3800 Used intermittently for 3 years. Used it sparingly periodically for 3 years. Always thoroughly demineralized, never dropped or repaired Technically good working condition. I continue to dive with these lights sometimes. There are some scuffs and traces of use - see the photos attached Sale reason: I have 4 pairs of video lights and I don't need that much anymore... Set: torches with ball mount + original chargers. Price per pair = US$ 400, do not sell separately Custom improvement: rings with 62mm threads are glued to the head parts, which allows you to attach hoods, reflectors, light filters, etc. Optional: two aluminium hoods with custom made blue-green filters for shooting video in the daytime at a depth of 10-25 meters at a price of US$ 50 per pair The batteries are in excellent condition, tomorrow I will test how long they work in each of the modes and write in the comments At night, they are ideal not only for shooting videos but also as a search light List of shortcomings: - glued plastic plug of the charger, it has been working perfectly for more than a year - the slider switch on first light does not slide back as smoothly as on the second light, you have to follow it - some abrasions and scratches PS This model is without side internal LEDs. The state of charge is indicated by the light of the main upper LEDs Video light now in the Philippines, 20-25 days shipping with track number at $ 45-65 depending on the country Bayer pays shipping cost and bank/paypal fee I will add video tomorrow
  6. Hello, I am looking for an advise on selection of an internal color filter(s) for Gates AX700 / Z90 housing. This housing comes with a red filter, but the filter could be changed for another color. Seller recommended me to buy both red filter (for blue water) and pink filter (for green water), as according to him "Water conditions vary due to time of day, currents and particulate in the water." Among other recommendations on internet, here is a typical recommendation: Pink Filter (for use in green water), OrangeFilter (for use at depth up to 15m), Red Filter (for use at depth of 15m or deeper). Could anyone recommend a good article on color filter selection for UW videography? I am diving only in warm water, i.e. Indonesia, Philippines, Caribbean, etc. Also, Gates' color filters are quite expensive ($138US), so I would like to know if there is another manufacturer of good 'pro' quality color filter elements? Thank you for your recommendations.
  7. FOR SALE: Item: Kraken Sports Hydra 3500S+ Video Light Wide / Spot / Red/ UV / Strobe Description: *NEW UPDATE* Kraken Sports just turned the Hydra 3500, into the Hydra 3500 RGB, adding RGB LED’s in addition to everything else so now you have 9 different color options for creative lighting. If you are a macro shooter this is the light for you. This light has flood, spot, red, and UV beams. It also is remote control ready, all you have to do is purchase the Kraken remote and you can control up to two lights without having to remove your hand from your tray. *NEW* Kraken Sports also added their strobe/burst mode to this light. When synced to your camera via fiber-optic cable this will strobe at the same time as your camera at 4500 lumens They have also made the head water resistant. If you have an accident and flood the light, the head will remain OK. You will probably have to replace the battery but that is much less expensive than replacing the light. This gives you the benefit of being able to easily switch batteries between dives, but also not having to worry about a flood. UPC: 714598690894 Condition: brand-new, unused, undamaged item in its original packaging – NEVER EVEN SUBMERGED IN WATER Quantity: 2 are available (you can purchase either 1 light or both) Volume Discount: if you purchase both lights, you will receive a discount of $22 per light (or $44 altogether) Price: $440.00 for 1 light $836.00 for 2 lights
  8. This is a summary of thoughts I went through last year in trying to select my next u/w video gear. Ten years ago my first video camera was a Sony MC50E in an Aquatica housing. I really liked the setting for its small size. However, I was bothered by the max videorate of 28 mb/s, 8-bit video with its limitations for smooth color grades of the background, noise, autofocus hunting and finding the right amount of image stabilization. Especially I was missing the full frame look and Canon colors. Then came Canon 5D Mark II which caused a lot of turmoil on the video front and eventually 5D Mark III. I actually made a side track to 1D IV, but I soon realized that its crop factor did not meet my wide angle requirements. An expensive side step. I settled on the 5D Mark III. It had better sensitivity, the video was better than earlier, but still 8 bit, sensitivity was better and the colors were definitely better. However, no image stabilization. I continued to shoot mainly u/w landscape video, with only the occasional stills. During recent years I have tackled major 3D photogrammetry projects in poor visibility and have even sacrificed proper color balance for more pressing matters of repeatabiility of shots from day to day or month to month. I shoot mainly at 16mm, but for some scenery I change to 18-22mm in order to get a more pleasing perspective. However, with the advance of 4K and my desire to be able to create beautiful memories of some the unique sceneries I have visited, I began searching for an upgrade with the following wish list: good optics - with my six L series lenses I had a bias towards Canon, but, I was willing to consider alternatives at a cost minimum 10 bit, 4-2-2 and hopefully more dynamic range, a wish of 14? more sensitivity - I shoot large caves, mines and deep wrecks - there is never enough light - eventhough I have lights with a total of 6 digits in lumens 4K and FullHD. option for slow motion preroll! video compatible with Edius or Davinci Resolve I had been keeping an eye on the Canon cinema cameras. However, the total cost of a Cx00 series camera together with an u/w housing was out of reach for me. I did notice Canon 1DC, but I was not happy about the crop factor. Early last year I did also notice Canon 1DXIII. It did appeal in many ways, but there were also rumours about a forthcoming mirrorless Canon camera... I seriously considered the GH5/GH5s for its video capabilities eventhough it already is a bit old. I did also consider both of the Black Magic pocket cinema cameras, 4K and 6K. The biggest drawback was the crop factor and also the notion that many of the settings (e.g. resolution) would require using the touch screen - impossible underwater. But, I then noticed Z-Cam and that Nauticam would have a housing for it. Z-Cam appeared very innovative. Their E2 base model seemed to tick most of the items on my wish list. Actually it was one of the very few video cameras with a preroll feature. I also liked the idea of an ethernet connection on the camera allowing remote control and transfer of video. The base model seemed to share the same sensor as Panasonic. I noticed that you could set the Kelvins upto 30K. A drawback was that one would need a separate monitor with its separate housing. It took a while for Nauticam to get out the first housing model for E2. Meanwhile Z Cam had already announced the F6 model which would allow full frame Canon glass. Another wait for the right housing as the F6 model would not fit the first housing. Then came the release of Canon R5. A lot of excitement of 8K video and high quality 4K video. But before I put my order in, came the first news about over heating issues. I was sure this would be fixed in a firmware patch. But no, the patch made just slight improvements. Since half of my u/w video recording sessions have been almost continuous shooting of 70-80 minutes (as limited by the batteries of my 5D III and the lights), I would not consider any shorter shooting time. And having to stop shooting even for a minute was definitely a show stopper. Having to circumvent the overheating issue by having to shoot 4K with pixel binning for almost all of my shots just did not make any sense. The R5 overheating issue was a wakening call also concerning Z Cam. I realized that in addition to even getting hold of a F6 camera, there was the possibility of needing to send it back for repairs - all the way to China! In fb there were the regular occasional messages of malfunctioning units until Z Cam began prevalidating all posts under their fb page. For an underwater shooter, the downside of a failed purchase might/would be the total price of all gear, including two housings, one for the camera, one for a separate monitor. Then Sony began making noises with its very long waited A7SIII. A seriously good video camera with (seemingly) dual ISO, the latter being 16000! A slight drawback that best quality video did require an external recorder. For a topside shooter that is just around 600€, but for underwater use it is quadruple that when you include the housing. In December I was seeking for any shop that would have the A7SIII in stock so that I could write the purchase off as expenses for fiscal year 2020 - a 30% tax savings to me. Unfortunately nobody had one in stock. The only "affordable" camera ticking almost all the wish list boxes, and in stock, was the Canon 1DXIII. I then spent a night and day reading everything about it, and read the entire manual (almost 1000 pages) and all the white papers. I realized that eventhough my criteria was video first, I did also appreciate the stills capabilities, e.g. for shooting u/w waves crashing into rocks etc. I purchased the 1DXIII with the tax savings and without needing to invest into Sony glass. All the video modes on the 1DXIII are full frame, some with an option for cropping. I did not quite achieve my wish of a DR of 14, but the raw video gives high enough quality for those rare situations when everything is perfect in the u/w scenery. Then and only then, I would shoot 5.5K raw. Normally I'll be happy with 4K 10bit 4-2-2, and, in poor conditions I might consider less - that's why I think it is essential that you can select the video resolution underwater - not possible in BM. I appreciate the possibility to shoot everything internally and the ability to use the back screen for monitoring purposes. The video focusing and exposure aids are good enough though a bit lacking in a videophile sense. When size and conditions permit, I plan to use a Ninja V as a video monitor. Additionally, it gives the option to record Prores. Even with the best cable, the connection between 1DXIII and Ninja V is not good enough for glitchless 4K50/60. But 4K25 works fine. I yet have to try Gerald Undone's tip of externally HD recording subsampled 4K. Interestingly, the 1DXIII does have an ethernet connection allowing remote control. The Canon software does have some installation quirks, but, I was finally able to remote control the camera. The next item on my shopping list is an u/w cable for this... I already purchased a 28mm lense with the idea of shooting via WACP. Since this is not exactly rectilinear, it will be interesting to see if it still is usable for 3D photogrammetry work. If not, plan B is my 16-35mm lense behind a regular dome. Richard
  9. UNDERWATER GEAR $3200 Canon EOS-1D X Mark II DSLR Camera, 2x Delkin 256 GB cards and Reader. (Retail $4499 / $5074 with Delkin Cards + tax) In mint condition Comes with 2x Delkin 256GB CFast 2.0 Cards which retail for $287.95 each/ $570 value) 23k shutter count Comes with two batteries — $2950 USD for a Nauticam NA-1DXII Underwater Housing for Canon 1D X Mk II in Great Condition SKU: # na-17321 (Retail $5861 + tax) Housing has 275 dives on it. Has brand new arms. Never had a leak, has an extra o-ring Has some oxidation on outer finish (but this is common with all Nauticam housings) All buttons and functions work perfectly Has the built in Nauticam vacuum system. if you buy both as a package which is the preference they are $ 6000 USD Payment will be done through PayPal located in Vancouver Canada. Buyer assumes shipping / insurance costs.
  10. For sale, bought new October 2018. In perfect working order, in regular use, shows minimal signs of light use, but no damage or heavy marks etc. I have recently replaced the HDMI lead, comes with lead and bulkhead connector ...presently configured for SEACAM housings but can be configured for different housing with new bulkhead connector (available from Dive and See). Comes with manual, sunshade and 25mm ball mount. Charger for internal battery. Photos to follow later. will work with any camera with HDMI output. This is a high spec monitor that provides focus peaking and a wide range of functionality including SDI out port. See more about this unit here: https://www.diveandsee.com/products/monitors-and-gopro/DNC-5A-underwater-full-HD-HDMI-SDI-Video-Monitor-Live-Video-Waveform-functions Located in Europe. I am asking €1,250 / USD 1,350+ shipping, but will consider close offers.
  11. GoPro Hero 7 Black with: 3 batteries ($12 ea = $36 value) Dual Charger ( $30 value) Underwater housing called "Super Suit" ($50 value) 2 32GB storage cards - Extreme. ($20 value) Camera sells for $250 Total $386 sell for $190 Everything is working fine. I have decided to focus on stills. write or call with questions or offer: MikeLloyd888@gmail.com +1 719-235-3001 will ship from Colorado. thank you.
  12. It's been 29 years since the great tragedy in Red Sea.
  13. Gates AX700/Z90 Housing and the following: 1) GP34 Gates WA port 2) Gates top mounted carry handle 3) Kraken remote control 4) SAGA DivePro +5 Macro Diopter Lens 5) 2 Kraken solar flare mini's with ball adapter and 2 optical cables (can control lights without reaching) 6) SAGA Flip Diopter Holder 7) Gates Tripod 8) Gates factory installed Seal Check Lite System (inclusive of housing fitting) 9) Sony AX700 4K (UHD) video camera with NP-FV100A extended batteries (2) All you need are some UL arms-----=-= All items were purchased in April 2019. Only used on 6 dives. I will remove the Sony AX700 and or the Video lights, but all other items are a package. $6250.00 for everything (original cost 10K)
  14. Looking to turnover my complete 4K Black Magic Cinema Camera kit. This package is turnkey and ready to rip. In great condition. Paid $7900 for complete package, excluding the external power source, which I will throw in for free ($150 value). Asking $5750. Serious offers only, these packages are hard to get. Camera & Panasonic 12-35 Lumix 2.8 Lens included. Nauticam housing for BMCC 4K Nauticam zoom gear for Panasonic 12-35 Lumix 2.8 Nauticam focus gear for Panasonic 12-35 Lumix 2.8 Nauticam N85 6" Wide Angle Port with Focus Knob Here's some footage I shot with this amazing set-up this passed winter: https://vimeo.com/381059446 Receipts & Package photos available upon request! Thanks, Wiley
  15. What program do you Recommend for editing?
  16. I have 2 L&M Sola 800's with mounts and chargers. Work and hold charge fine. 150.00US for both; or 80.00 ea Shipping included in cont US.
  17. Hello all, I'm trying to figure out what compact would work best for underwater video only. I've been looking at specs, reading reviews here and also wherever else I could find them, including for older RX100 models, watching side by side videos and whatever uw clips I could find, but unfortunately the mass of contradictory information found online is a little confusing. To summarise what I'm looking for: I'm only interested in a compact for shooting underwater video clips only, not stills. I'd shoot in 1080 and/or up to 4k, 24/30 to 60 fps - mainly with shallow ambient light in the tropics - and mainly wide angle general reef scences, with a red filter (primary), and less commonly with lights for macro/closeups (secondary) - I don't really care much for slow-motion. As a side-note I'm well aware of the limitations but have decided to focus on on compact-sized cameras for now, for specific practical reasons, - mainly to have something with manual controls and of reasonable size to work with for a couple of years before eventually upgrading to something bigger and more efficient like a dedicated camcorder or mirrorless. Main points of interest to me: • white balance for video in camera white balance (I'm partial to Lumix cameras on this), possibility to do a manual white balance, possibility to shoot in a flat profile to white balance in post (I don't think there is a compact capable of shooting raw video, but a flat/ flatter profile option would be very useful) • low light capacities for video how efficient is the video in lower light conditions - ie how will the camera handle darker days, going a little deeper, say with a red filter, what are the manual options • efficient video autofocus how good is the autofocus when shooting video - some cameras (LX series) have touch screen focus controls to set focus, but this is not really a practical option in a housing. How good is the camera at tracking in the sort of environment we shoot in underwater etc... • video image quality how defined is the video image, dynamic range etc - these compact cameras come with 2 sensor size options, four thirds for the LX100ii and 1" for the others, but it's not clear what really works best due to cropping, processing etc Not a major difference in apertures for these cameras, but there might be something to lookout for in lens quality • video stabilisation these compact cameras offer 2 types, lens and in camera - the RX100 seems to have a slight edge on this • battery life how does the battery hold when shooting video - I've heard that the RX series drains batteries very quickly when shooting 4k videos this is less of an issue on land, but underwater and in housing, for one hour dives shooting short clips, more so • overheating when shooting video? I've heard this is/was a major issues when shooting video on the Sony RX series. I shoot to edit 10 to 30 seconds clips, might go up to 1 minute for very specific reasons but not beyond, so a 5 minute cap like the RX100's 4k mode doesn't bother me for instance however the camera will indeed be used for underwater video only, in a housing, so reallynot very practical if it overheats easily --------- As mentioned in the title, I've narrowed down the search to 3 classic compacts: • Sony RX100 V or VI (or higher) • Lumix LX100 ii • Lumix LX 10 But I'm open to other recommendations for good video cameras of of similar size. I am quite partial to the Lumix series, have seen some good really good and helpful feedback here (thanks again), but have been reading contradicting information on video performance, especially when compared to the RX series. It doesn't really help that most of the video info found elsewhere online is focused on vloggers shooting in very different conditions from what we would find underwater, and that most commercial showreels focus on closeup scenes with a great light rig, which is not what i'll be using the camera for most of the time, and hardly mention white balancing Some info i've picked up along the way on these cameras: The older Panasonic LX10 seems to have focusing issues, and stabilisation is not great The Sony RX line (V, VI, VII....) is also very interesting, but I have heard of the overheating issues, which seems to be a common problem for other users shooting video. Since I'll be using this camera for video only, this does seem like a major problem. Not clear if this is major issue really fixed with the RX100 VII - found tests saying that it is, others that it isn't... Apparently in a studio, 40 minutes of continuous shooting is possible, but not sure what this would translate to inside a UW housing. RX100 battery life is also supposed to be quite dismal when shooting video, again not great underwater, and not sure what to make of its white balance options The Panasonic LX100 ii seems like a good alternative without the overheating issues and with better battery management, but what of autofocus, low light and image quality? It's also not clear how its bigger sensor really performs>>> ------- Beyond dry camera specs, it would be fantastic if people with real-life underwater video experience with these cameras could give opinions to help me make a more informed decision on which compact to get for shooting uw video clips. Thanks in advance for your help and pointers cheers ben
  18. Hi Divers Sadly we can't dive in Thailand these days and I miss it badly. But it's given me time to do something I've wanted to do for a long time, to rewatch and rank my favourite underwater documentaries. So I made a video about my top 10 favourites. What's your favourite? Check out my video:
  19. I've been reading some posts online recommending that for "on land" shooting, the Hero 7 sharpness be set to "low" for more natural looking footage. I haven't gotten to use mine in the water yet but I'm wondering if settings of "medium" or "high" might yield better results underwater where the overall environment is less sharp than on land due to less that gin-clear visibility. Any recommendations for WB of "auto" or "native" (or some other choice) would be helpful, too. I'd be free diving with the camera a depths of 30ft of less. Thanks!
  20. Hello, For sale is an old school Amphibico Navigator 900 with the Sony DCRTRV900 (charger, battery, lens cap, and sunshade). This piece is in great condition and hasn’t been touched in years. Comes in watertight hard case and with external plastic UR-PRO color correction filters. Asking price around 300 but negotiable. (PM me for more questions and photos) DESCRIPTION The compact Navigator 900 mechanical underwater housing is designed for the popular Sony DCR-TRV900 Digital Camcorder. Built with marine grade aluminum and marine grade brass with stainless steel hardware that allows full use of camcorder features to depths up to 330. Supplied with the Amphibico bayonet mounted wide-angle conversion lens and an external hydrophone to pick up the best sound underwater. Housing includes various camcorder control and functions like wide angle and telephoto zoom, focus, exposure, white balance, and even has the capability to take stills with the photo mode feature on the camcorder, for more versatile recording capability underwater.
  21. During my last trip to Raja Ampat I tried shooting HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) with my new camcorder Sony HXR-NX80. Before the trip I had no intention of shooting with HLG, but Juan Miguel Núñez Arellano (http://wetpixel.es) encouraged me to do so and mentored me during the trip providing me with valuable tips, and later - he guided me through post-processing of HLG footage. I am very grateful to Juan for all his time and mentoring. You could visit Juan's YouTube Channel to see his footage shut using HLG and recommended settings. The following video is a collection of 4K underwater video clips shot in HDR HLG, BT2020 color space at various depths: https://youtu.be/JaL6gkwfJQY The following equipment was used to make this video: Camera: Sony camcorder HXR-NX80 Housing: Gates AX700 / Z90 with Gates GP34A Wide Angle Port and internal UR Pro Red Filter Video Lights: Keldan Video 8X 11,000 Lumen CRI 92 (5400K) with Keldan Ambient Filter M1 (10-20m) for 4X/8X Camera Settings: 4K, 30 FPS, Picture Profile: BT2020. I followed this ARTICLE for recommended camera settings. All clips were converted to Rec.709 color space using the following two methods: 1 - FCPX HDR Tool 'HDR to Rec.709 SDR', and 2 - Lemming Camera LUT 'Pro Sony A - HLG to Rec.709 and Custom LUT 'Quicker - Neutral Film'. Please note that: Clip #13 is a comparison between FCPX HDR Tool and RAW file. Clip #14 was shot using SDR Rec.709. Clips #12, 13 and 14 were shot at the same point (Cape Kri site at 35 m) and at about the same time (at about 8:30 am), but clip #14 was shot a different day. It is my understanding that the optimal depth range for the UR Pro Red Filter and Keldan Ambient Filter is between 10 and 20 m, and I found it to be a bit more challenging to grade footage shot outside of that depth range. In most cases, the difference between grading using the above two method is very minor, but I found that grading using Lemming Camera LUT gives a bit better result compared to FCPX HDR Tool (except of Clip #13), but it could be due to a lack of my experience. Also, I should mention that I did not use much video lights as as specific situation demanded. I will keep experimenting with HLG on my next trip. Meanwhile, if you have any questions please let me know. In addition, I will appreciate your comments and constructive criticism. I numbered all clips for the convenience of referencing to them. Best regards and thank you.
  22. For Sale Lights & Motion Bluefin Housing and Canon XA 20 Video Camera Bundle This has been a great housing and camera for us. They are in good condition. Included in the bundle is: Lights & Motion Bluefin G30 housing Canon XA 20 Video Camera Fathom 90 wide angle lens Flat port Fathom 65 Wetmate wide angle lens (never used) 65 wetmate caddy Housing float 8 hour battery pack extra monitor battery carriage Original price $7113 would be happy with $2,495 plus shipping Please message me if you are interested. Happy to send additional photos or answer questions Thx!
  23. Here is my first video using Sony camcorder HXR-NX80 taken during the last diving trip in Philippines this August: https://youtu.be/XZ2JvM6JXkI I have not mastered this camera yet, and on a few occasions I inadvertently used wrong settings (i.e. the internal ND filter was on on a few dives). Also, playing with different settings and filters resulted in some color inconsistencies between different clips. While I am still trying to master this camera, I will greatly appreciate constructive criticism and recommendations. The following equipment was used to make this video: Camera: Sony camcorder HXR-NX80 Housing: Gates AX700 / Z90 with Gates GP34A Wide Angle Port and internal UR Pro Red Filter (on most dives) and UR Pro Pink Filter (on a few dives) Tripod: Gates Tripod Diopters: SAGA +5 Diopter Achromatic Close-Up Macro Lens, and SAGA +10 Diopter Achromatic Close-Up Macro Lens Video Lights: Keldan Video 8X 11,000 Lumen CRI 92 (5400K) with Keldan Ambient Filter M1 (10-20m) for 4X/8X Camera Settings: 4K, 30 FPS, Picture Profile: BT709. I followed the following article for recommended camera settings: AX700-Z90-Housing-Recommended-Settings-R2.pdf In my decision to buy this camera and housing, I followed an advise from Juan Monterey, who convinced me through his articles that this Sony camcorder is one of the best cameras for underwater videography: http://wetpixel.es/mi-actual-equipo-submarino/ As I am shooting only videos, I found many advantages of going with this camcorder and the Gates housing, including but not limited to the following: No need to carry several lenses. With one wide angle dome and diopters you could shoot wide angle and macro on the same dive. Very good and fast auto focus Very easy (one-button touch) white balance setup. Ability to use HLG - Hybrid Log Gamma (In the future for me) Battery is good for four dives (about 4 hrs) One things that puzzled me with this Gates housing is providing a control knob for ND filters, as I have never been in a situation yet when there is too much light under water. Maybe someone could enlighten me about this. For all footage above water I was using iPhone X. Hope to hear your comments and recommendations on how to improve my videos. Many thanks and cheers.
  24. I would love to hear any feedback on my short film I put out last year, as I am about to release another shortly. I just upgraded to an SPL housing and am looking to do more underwater shooting of marine life. I managed to get a turtle in here! Location: Costa Rica, Rhode Island, France Camera: Olympus Tough TG-5 Here is the link:
  25. Here is my latest video "Diving in Andaman Sea" from our last trip to Thailand and Myanmar in April. https://youtu.be/vJ4-l2nS7QQ All underwater footage and some above water footage are filmed with Sony A7Rii. I also used iPhone X for some above water footage, and Mavic Pro - for drone footage. I will greatly appreciate any constructive criticism. Many thanks
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