Canon 1dx Mark II - Underwater Video

Mantadude

EOS 80D
Oct 9, 2012
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Hello all,

I was fortunate to get my hands on a 1dx mark II a few weeks ago, along with an underwater housing for it. Did a last minute trip to the Philippines to test this out.

It is a short video, and I did a mix of macro and wide angle. I used the 100mm F2.8L and some shots with a +10 diopter on it. For Wide angle I used the 16-35mm F4L. Make sure to choose 4k on the playback options.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjNnbAP6Jww3

I severely underestimated what the move to 4k was going to bring. The amount of resources both from a speed and storage standpoint is massive. After 40 dives, I came back with about 3.5TB worth of data. Almost all of these shots were shot 4k and 60p, played back at 30p.

Let me know what you think!
Enjoy,

Dustin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjNnbAP6Jww3
 

gjones5252

EOS 80D
Sep 15, 2012
184
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Looks good!
If you don't mind me asking what was your process to get the footage ready for editing? Did you edit natively or did you transcode it to another format?
Any info on your steps to prep that much data would be helpful!
 

gsealy

EOS RP
Jan 3, 2014
344
13
Really great. Thanks for posting.

I was thinking that it is all so beautiful, and yet, above all of this are billions of human beings screwing it up.
 

arthurbikemad

EOS 7D MK II
Jul 19, 2015
451
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UK
Now thats some great footage! Quality is amazing even here on my crappy workshop PC! Defo makes me crave my 1DX2 more!!! COME ON CANON UK get the camera's in stock for gods sake!
 

Mantadude

EOS 80D
Oct 9, 2012
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gjones5252 said:
Looks good!
If you don't mind me asking what was your process to get the footage ready for editing? Did you edit natively or did you transcode it to another format?
Any info on your steps to prep that much data would be helpful!
I was hoping you could tell me!!! Haha. I did edit natively, but it was a slow and annoying process. I am still working out my process. This has been eye opening as far as how to have premiere configured and the different drives to do specific tasks. I am getting a raid 0 16tb drive today, so hopefully that will help with the large file sizes. For this I had to just copy over the files I was going to use, which isn't my typical workflow. It records 5.6 gB per minute. I don't know much about transcoding, but I need to investigate it more.
 

GuyF

EOS 7D MK II
May 26, 2012
689
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Very enjoyable.

But wouldn't you rather grind your life away working in a lousy office instead of splashing about on idyllic coral reefs? ;)
 

lion rock

EOR R
Jan 1, 2013
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Just wonderful. Hope your workflow is not bother with the high data rate.
I sent your links to my daughter who lives in Singapore, and she visits the Philippines often and she dives with her SL1 and water proof case. She shoots nudis. Hope she can learn from you.
-r


Mantadude said:
lion rock said:
Wow, first rate!
-r
Thanks for watching it!
 

Mantadude

EOS 80D
Oct 9, 2012
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www.oceanshutter.com
scottkinfw said:
Stunning Dustin, grand slam!

Thanks for posting this treasure.

What did you use for lighting?

sek
Thanks. I appreciate you watching it. As for Lighting, the macro is lit with a sola 2100 or a Inon Lf800n. For wide I pretty much use available light, in the 1 shot I have lights on, it is a sola 8000.