For readers interested in seeing what a very simple Nikon 1 J4 underwater video production would look like I’ve prepared a quick video.
The original video footage was shot using ‘Auto’ settings. I used consumer-grade software to put this assembly together. The only adjustments made were to use the ‘auto’ white balance and tone settings in the software, and I took contrast to +10. This video assembly should be viewed as something that a complete novice could produce using the Nikon 1 J4 with 10-30mm PD zoom lens and the Nikon 1 WP-N3 underwater housing.
As you view the video you’ll notice a variety of shooting conditions. Some are fairly clear, while other clips are rather cloudy due to the amount of bread crumbs in the water, silt that had been churned up by people’s feet, or by the shooting distance from the subject. I included this footage to give folks a realistic view of what they can expect to capture when shooting underwater video at a resort with a lot of other people in the water.
Here is a link to the YouTube video:
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