2021 is promising to be a far better year than the last challenging Covid year of hibernation. Things are looking up all around and we’re beginning to reclaim a modicum of normalcy in our lives. During these first few months of 2021 I’ve been working at learning many of the amazing features of the new Canon R5 mirror less camera. A truly amazing camera with some features I may never need, but it's nice they're there. For instance, although 8K video is possible, at this point in time it's not totally viable. The 4K performance on the other hand is stunning. Wether recording at 23.98, 30, 60, or 120 fps (excellent slow-motion video), this camera is truly cutting edge technology.
Challenges in developing an effective and efficient workflow has taken much more time and effort, and trial and error than I anticipated. Shooting steady and smooth 4K video, then downloading, trimming and storing extremely large file sizes is merely the tip of this very large iceberg. Color grading, LUT’s, proxy files, Codecs, BT 709 or BT 2020, Rec 2021 all can get rather confusing, rather quickly. Each impacts the final video production and quality. I do admit though, it's been a fabulous challenge.
This weekend I'm launching a few short videos shot in 4K, mostly shot in slow-motion. Each can now be viewed on my website at https://www.madeinpugetsound.org/4k-videos.html
In the coming weeks and months, I will be creating and uploading many more 4K videos. As I perfect my workflow and process, I will be incorporating more informative and educational information in my videos and blogs. One of the primary goals of 'Made In Puget Sound®' is to research and educate people, especially students, about the Puget Sound region and its amazing, wonderful underwater wildlife. Our local waters are suffering greatly and need our help. My organization is dedicated to helping through conservation, education and research.
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Drew Collins professional underwater photographer and environmentalist living and diving primarily in the beautiful Emerald green waters of Puget Sound near Seattle, Washington.