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New Zealand marlin/minke whale ML raw video on 5D2

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Hi all,

 

I hope you enjoy what is my first ML raw video. It's early days for me and there is a lot of room for improvement in regards to my workflow, which is as follows:

 

1. Shoot ML raw video on 5D2 (1856x1004)

2. Extract DNGs with rawmagic

3. Color correction in LR5 and export to 16bit tifs

4. Import and rendering of Image sequence in PS6

 

5. For convenience reasons: Editing in iMovie and export to youtube:

 

 

Re #3, what should I watch when 'developing' frames for video? Would you use very different settings compared to stills?

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Very nice! Thanks for sharing. Where did you shoot this?

 

Cheers - this was shot a long way offshore from New Zealand.

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Nice captures.
Processed through LR and PS? What sort of processing time for a short sequence like that? Wouldn't it be easier to use Resolve? I assume you are exporting it as a .mov? Just make sure you keep the luminosity between 15-235, since anything higher will be blown out. You have a lot more leeway within PS.

 

Also, you may want to look at matting your lens as you have lens reflection from the fisheye. Matte material works well with the 15mm FE but not so much the 8-15.

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I would love to try Resolve but I can't afford it. Isn't it in the tens of thousands?

 

I use PS for rendering of imported frames to movies (.h264). Not ideal and takes couple minutes per clip on my machine. I do all the image edits in LR5. Here's a frame from the clip that you saw:

 

 

 

Thanks for the tip with the flare. I have that problem quite often because I'm usually at the surface and close encounters tend to happen when the sun is low and behind the animal. I use the 15mm Sigma and will need to look into it.


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No advice on processing but just wanted to say that this is very cool. It's great to see work from someone else from NZ on here. Checked out your website too. Nice!

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Resolve light is free, takes a fair bit of learning though. Great work mate, jealous of the marlin

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As Jonny says, Resolve Lite is free and downloadable from the Black Magic site. Not as fast as the paid version, but free and very powerful for HD use.

 

The problem with the Sigma 15mm is that the lens shades are plastic and greyish, so you'll always have reflection in the situations you shoot in. A cheap way of doing it is to just use black marker but that can still be seen sometimes. Doing so will also pretty much make it unsellable to anyone other than an uw shooter.

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As Jonny says, Resolve Lite is free and downloadable from the Black Magic site. Not as fast as the paid version, but free and very powerful for HD use.

 

The problem with the Sigma 15mm is that the lens shades are plastic and greyish, so you'll always have reflection in the situations you shoot in. A cheap way of doing it is to just use black marker but that can still be seen sometimes. Doing so will also pretty much make it unsellable to anyone other than an uw shooter.

 

 

Resolve light is free, takes a fair bit of learning though. Great work mate, jealous of the marlin

 

Terrific! I'll have a play with resolve. I've only seen a few impressive youtube videos so far. Not sure how good the Sigma is for u/w myself... but I'm probably not brave enough to paint it. Ultimately it's never easy to shoot against the sun. Here is one memorable encounter from a few years ago filmed with a much cheaper setup:

 

 

Note how the sharks use the sun to their advantage.

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No advice on processing but just wanted to say that this is very cool. It's great to see work from someone else from NZ on here. Checked out your website too. Nice!

I think there are a few of us in here. Where are you? I'm in auckland.

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You can use matte felt stickers. Kills 90% of reflections.

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I think there are a few of us in here. Where are you? I'm in Auckland.

I'm in Hawkes Bay, I'll PM you cheers.

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