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Classic - Wollangambe One

Post by polas » 31 May 2018, 16:36



a very cold day, elevated water levels and loads of fun :-)



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Post by T2 » 31 May 2018, 23:00

I know most of us avoid canyons when it's wet and cold, but that weather really brought out the green in the vegetation and the colours in the sandstone.
This is also beautifully shot. So many videos from in canyons are shaky and hard to watch. How did you film the action is such a smooth way?

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Re: Classic - Wollangambe One

Post by marilyn_scott1950 » 01 Jun 2018, 08:12

Very nice, and good editing.

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Re: Classic - Wollangambe One

Post by polas » 01 Jun 2018, 10:21

T2 wrote:
31 May 2018, 23:00
I know most of us avoid canyons when it's wet and cold, but that weather really brought out the green in the vegetation and the colours in the sandstone.
This is also beautifully shot. So many videos from in canyons are shaky and hard to watch. How did you film the action is such a smooth way?
steady hands Tim ;-)
I use a camera with a stabilised sensor (lumix G85 in this case). Some shots I had to stabilise in post on top of it. But steady hands is a factor too. I usually lag behind the group to get the shot, catch up and then lag again...
I have to say that stabilisation of the sensor is an amazing invention that totally changed how I document my trips. I no longer carry any tripods, sliders etc. Hand held is good enough and soooo much easier.

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Post by T2 » 02 Jun 2018, 14:26

polas wrote:
01 Jun 2018, 10:21
steady hands Tim ;-)
Yeah, I feel like even with steady hands my shots wouldn't look anywhere near as good as yours.

That G85 looks like an interesting camera. The stabilised sensor sounds pretty amazing, and I'm sure makes a big difference to photos as well. How does the camera compete with lower end DSLRs? It sounds like it's slightly smaller and is a bit more dust and water resistant.

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Post by polas » 02 Jun 2018, 15:13

T2 wrote:
02 Jun 2018, 14:26
polas wrote:
01 Jun 2018, 10:21
steady hands Tim ;-)
Yeah, I feel like even with steady hands my shots wouldn't look anywhere near as good as yours.

That G85 looks like an interesting camera. The stabilised sensor sounds pretty amazing, and I'm sure makes a big difference to photos as well. How does the camera compete with lower end DSLRs? It sounds like it's slightly smaller and is a bit more dust and water resistant.
I started to use micro four thirds cameras a couple of years ago. Since then my canon 5D is just collecting dust. Olympus (omd em1) and panasonic make great little cameras. Half the size of a full DSLr, stabilised sensors and live view through a viewfinder. I was very sceptic about that technology when it was first introduced but now I'm totally sold. I do miss larger sensor sometimes but the convenience wins :-).
Also, those little puppies are fully weather sealed and tougher than they look. I dropped a GH1 once in a canyon onto a rock floor from about 2 meters. I ended up with a dented microphone, broken polarising filter and a few scratches. Used that camera for years after that.
The stabilised sensor makes a huge difference to the footage. You can use old manual lenses (adapted canon, nikon etc) and they all get stabilisation. No need to buy really expensive glass with floating lenses.

As far as video is concerned the quality beats any DSLrs on the market. GH5 is a workhorse used even in movie production sometimes.

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Re: Classic - Wollangambe One

Post by T2 » 02 Jun 2018, 15:17

I hope you're on commission because you've totally sold me on my next camera!

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Re: Classic - Wollangambe One

Post by polas » 02 Jun 2018, 16:31

T2 wrote:
02 Jun 2018, 15:17
I hope you're on commission because you've totally sold me on my next camera!
LOL. I wish :-)
look for second hand on eBay. quite often you can get nice deals. especially if you do not want a bleeding edge camera. If you do not need 4k video olympus omd em1 (mk1) is a lovely camera.
I shot this one on it:
http://nopixels.net/winter-canyoning-accoustic/
4k (dowscaled to HD) is nicer than HD from the camera but it is also much harder to work with (huge files, slow to process)
here is 4k from my G85:

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Re: Classic - Wollangambe One

Post by T2 » 02 Jun 2018, 17:45

I mostly take photos, just because video takes so much more work after the trip (I don't know what I'm doing, so editing is very slow), so living without 4K won't be a problem.

On a side note, you should totally consider starting a post in the technical tips section of the forum with advice about taking good videos and photos in canyons. I think it'd be a great discussion that a lot of us would benefit from.

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Re: Classic - Wollangambe One

Post by Mooey » 04 Jun 2018, 10:55

Very nice - very smooth camera work.

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