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Hi all,

 

I've been asked several times now for recommendations for a good book about UW Video. Any suggestions gratefully received.

 

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Alex

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Two titles... 'I would stick to stills as video isn't that easy" by 'Ivor canon' ... And "being an underwater photographer isn't all glam so try videography" by 'Satinda sunbeing paaid' you can find the latter on www.pleasedontstealmyeasyjob.beg

 

Dean :lol:

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Hi Alex,

 

The only book on the subject I have in my library is 'A step by step guide to Underwater Video' by John Boyle. Published in 2003 it is not that relevant any more and certainly doesn't cover DSLRs... A couple of chapters are still worth a browse though. There's a golden opportunity for a well written tome on DSLR video in the vien of Martin's Edge's much respected work on stills shooting.

 

Cheers, Tim

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There's a golden opportunity for a well written tome on DSLR video in the vien of Martin's Edge's much respected work on stills shooting.

 

Third or fourth edition?

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I've never been into these weird video pages on Wetpixel, have to admit, I feel a little scared !

 

Wait until a certain mod starts name dropping and talking totally un necessary techno babble... That will totally scare you back to the dark arts of Stills

 

Dean

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Hi all,

 

I've been asked several times now for recommendations for a good book about UW Video. Any suggestions gratefully received.

 

Best

Alex

I'm waiting for the price to drop on this one:

http://www.amazon.com/High-Definition-Unde...5368&sr=1-3

 

And I have this one - it's pre-DSLR (c2005) but covers the basics.

http://www.hammerheadpress.com/Book_Pages/...gitalvideo.html

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Wait until a certain mod starts name dropping and talking totally un necessary techno babble... That will totally scare you back to the dark arts of Stills

 

Dean

 

LOL,

 

I think Bob Cranston co authored a underwater video book. Can't remember the name off hand.

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'I would stick to stills as video isn't that easy" by 'Ivor canon' ...

 

Dean :lol:

 

 

Yes...that's the very one I've been looking for...:P

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Hi all,

 

I've been asked several times now for recommendations for a good book about UW Video. Any suggestions gratefully received.

 

Best

Alex

 

Alex,

 

Try this "old" book, if it's still in print:

 

http://wetpixel.com/i.php/full/new-underwa...tal-video-book/

 

The equipment content is dated but the techniques are standard and good. With DSLR, I don't think anyone has written a book about them. Technique wise, it isn't too far from shooting with film cameras, except now one can do stuff like white balance, pic profiles and in the case of the D800, self assembling timelapse within the housing.

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High Definition Underwater Video by

Steven Fish

 

http://www.fishtalesfilms.com/Instruction.html

 

It appears that this e-book is no longer available. If anyone knows where it can be purchased/downloaded, it would be appreciated.

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Gee Dean B....now who could that be? :P

Steve

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I hope the videographer is better than the cover graphic designer :):D:lol:

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I hope the videographer is better than the cover graphic designer :):D:lol:

 

LOL, could have spent a couple more bucks on that one

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Umm guys.... Said author is also a member on WP... so please try to be nice. :)

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Umm guys.... Said author is also a member on WP... so please try to be nice. :)

 

Point taken, maybe a little harsh

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I hope the videographer is better than the cover graphic designer

 

Dont judge a book by its cover.

 

It is a great book, especially for someone new to underwater videography.

 

The only thing I disagree on inside the book is the use of red filters. Steve proposes using them extensively. I've never found them to be very helpful, either too red in the shallows or too much loss of light deeper. Maybe it depends on the individual camera and how it handles white balancing.

 

Regards

Peter

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Dont judge a book by its cover. It is a great book, especially for someone new to underwater videography.

 

Guys relax,

I know who is the author and I know that clothes don't make the man.

It's just a joke for a cover that is objectively one of the ugliest I've seen :)

 

Cheers

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