First dive with a Canon 5DIII in an Nauticam housing as a test. I've tried to touch the boundaries of color and contrast. A lot of the footage was shot at 100 feet. A big thanks to Chris Parsons and Ryan Canon to give me the opportunity to check out the gear and thanks to Paul Kirby for the side mount demonstration.
Also huge thanks to Nancy and Jay Easterbrook and the whole Divetech / Cobalt Coast team for making the Digital Photo & Video / Tek Week 2012 a wonderful event.
In early Fall 2011, I shot some footage with a pre-production model of the Canon EOS C300 for one week in NYC. I created an article and a video for Canon based on my experiences with the camera. The video is meant to poke fun at most camera test videos I've seen over the years. Canon, not thrilled with my sense of humor, does not credit or condone this video, but I think it shows a lot of the camera's strengths.
I believe that Canon made a beautiful camera that is sensible, reliable and portable in a way that I've always dreamed a camera could be. It prioritizes great skin tone and has higher ISO sensitivity than any other camera out there.
I know there's nothing I can say to change the minds of the RED fan club. For the rest of the skeptics, I think once you get your hands on it you'll understand how great this camera really is. Please buy this camera in January and go film some good skin tones in the dark. You'll love it.
Thanks go out to all my friends for helping me with this.
"Slow" marine animals show their secret life under high magnification. Corals and sponges build coral reefs and play crucial roles in the biosphere, yet we know almost nothing about their daily lives. These animals are actually very mobile creatures. However their motion is only detectable at different time scales compared to ours and requires time lapses to be seen.
Make sure you watch the video on a large screen. This clip is displayed in Full HD, yet the source footage (or the whole clip), is available in UltraHD 4k resolution for media productions.
The answer to a common question: yes, colors are "real" and not exaggerated by digital enhancement. We have only applied basic white balance correction. However, we used specialized lights to mimic the underwater ambient spectrum. When photographers use white light (artificial spectrum) on corals, they simply miss the vast majority of colours. Corals have spectrum-sensitive colouration due to fluorescent pigments.
The duration of sequences varied from 20 minutes to 6+ hours.
=== Technical details ===
To make this little clip we took 150000 shots. Why so many? Because macro photography involves shallow depth of field. To extend it, we used focus stacking and deconvolution algorithms. Each frame of the video is actually a stack that consists of 3-12 shots.
Just the intro and the last scene are regular real-time footage. One frame required about 10 minutes of processing time (raw conversion + stacking + deconvolution in some scenes). Unfortunately, the success rate was very low due to copious technical challenges and we spent almost 9 long months to get it right.
Music: Atmostra III by Cedric Baravaglio, Jonathan Ochmann and Zdravko Djordjevic.
This is a Full 3:2 Sensor test on the 5D Mark ii With Magic Lantern 14bit Raw.
1872x1250 23.976p ,I show how well these sizes Scale to Full HD.
Of late i have been working with Film Convert Pro, i find that 5D Mrk ii
really likes being Mapped to the Red One Camera source and Fuji 8553 ET Film Stock.
Also give a little intro to Magic Lantern, shot in 3x Crop mode at
2k (email@example.com) with a ND fader stopped down 50% on my EF 24-70mm f2.8L
In crop mode it was 72mm. The reason why i used crop mode for my
Into speech was to eliminate any Aliasing and Moire, and i find in crop mode
i have better Low light capture because there is no Line skipping.
Note: i also used my Canon HV20 Camcorder connected to my Ninja HDMI recorder
ProRes 422HQ 23.976p. This is one of those HDV camcorder that output
8bit 422 hdmi uncompressed.
Some people have being asking what card i'm using, i use Lexar 1000x 64GB & 32GB
And the other question that keeps coming up is "how do use get video to look so Good
Since i Work in Final Cut Pro X when i'm finish i sent my project to Apple Compressor
Viva FCPX export button, then i have a special preset,
1080p 30MB/s Main Profile Level 5.0, 6 frame reference in a mp4 container
Here is a short Tutorial on how to setup a HDMI Hard Drive Recorder on a 5D Mark ii.
Being the hdmi signal is 8bit 422 1080i ,good enough to capture, as a Backup and or proxy.
I used Atomos Ninja hdmi recorder connected to my 5d mark ii in this tutorial.
Recorded the Green Screen with my Canon HV20 connected by HDMI to my AJA Kona Lhi card to film this tutorial to prores 422hq.
I hope every one enjoys the video.
Like all my Video Tutorial, feel free to download , and if it helps let me know by saying thank you :-)