Articles & News Tagged “Video”
Video: Atomos Academy and Steve Bayes on ProRes Raw
The expansion of monitor/recorders and housings capable of HDMI 2.0 out has made the prospect of RAW video formats more attractive to underwater filmmakers. One of the more recent codecs is Apple’s ProRes RAW, and Steve Bayes of Hedge presents the first of a four-part series for the Atomos Academy discussing the history, benefits, and workflow tips of using ProRes RAW.
Video: Ikelite Strobe Lock Maintenance
Ikelite has republished a video that runs through how to clean and recondition the closure mechanism of their DS160/161 strobes equipped with NiCd, NiMH or Li-Ion battery packs. If you find the locks start feeling a bit crunchy, it shows how to clean it out. Tools required include a thin flat screwdriver, q-tips, and a lint-free microfiber cleaning cloth.
My Octopus Teacher Awarded an Oscar
Congratulation to the cast and crew of the Netflix documentary “My Octopus Teacher,” which has been awarded the Oscar for Best Documentary at the 2021 Academy Awards. The film documents the relationship between an octopus and diver and filmmaker Craig Foster in the kelp forests around Cape Town.
RED Behind the Look: That Shot with Roger Horrocks
Roger Horrocks, DP of the Netflix documentary “My Octopus Teacher” has been interviewed and had some of his clips featured on RED Digital Cinema’s Behind the Look: That Shot series. He chats about his filming history and how important shooting wildlife and its stories are for both filmmakers and audiences.
Blackmagic Design Ships Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro
Blackmagic Design is shipping the Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro. It has a 1,500 nit HDR screen, built-in ND filters, a larger battery, and support for an optional electronic viewfinder. It uses a Super 35 HDR image sensor which has a claimed 13 stops of dynamic range, dual native ISO of 25,600, and uses a Canon EF lens mount.
Video: Sony a7S III Test Footage by Natalie Gibb
Sony started shipping the long-awaited a7S Mark III mirrorless camera earlier this year. It has been much hyped for its low light performance, so Wetpixel arranged to get a camera to Natalie Gibb of Under the Jungle along with a Nauticam WACP-1 to shoot in Mexico’s beautiful caves and cenotes. Click through to see some early results:
Video: Red Sea Reefs from 2020 G20 Summit
The recent G20 summit, held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia celebrated the Presidency’s second aim of “Safeguarding the Planet” with a documentary film about the Red Sea’s reefs shot by Sean Ruggeri and the team from OceanX. It was shot with a RED Digital Cinema Komodo, Laowa by Venus Optics 9mm T2.9 Cine and a Gates Underwater Products housing.
Video: A Guide to Final Cut 10.4.9
Alex Mustard hosts virtual image review
Wetpixel, Alex Mustard, and Lembeh Resort hosted a virtual image review for those that have attended or will be attending one of Wetpixel/Alex Mustard’s Macro Workshops. It was attended by over 30 photographers from all over the globe, who shared images that they had taken in Lembeh. Perhaps the best part of it in these socially distanced times was getting to hang out with a bunch of fellow underwater photographers!