Underwater Video

Video Recording

Video Recording
1.
Set the exposure mode to Underwater Wide mode.
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Video Recording
2.
Set the ISO sensitivity to Auto.
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Video Recording
3.
Set Exposure Compensation to -0.3EV.
Video Recording
4.
While shooting photos, press the Record button to start video recording.

Olympus digital cameras also feature a Movie recording function. If while taking photos you feel like recording a movie, simply press the Movie Recording button, and the camera will switch to movie mode and start recording automatically.
If shooting movies underwater without using strobe lighting, set the camera to AUTO mode to automatically increase the sensitivity according to the surrounding brightness. You can also use Exposure Compensation to adjust brightness, but in order to retain some of the blue hue of the water a setting of -0.7 to -0.3 EV may be best.
Be sure to set the image stabilization ON. The strong image stabilization reduces unwanted blurring even underwater and results in stable movies.

Select Image Quality

Select Image Quality

Select movie quality from shooting menu 1.

Select Image Quality

For E-M5 Mark II, you can configure desired resolutions and image quality.
It is a good practice to configure several settings for specific applications.

OM-D E-M5 Mark II provides greatly improved movie functions including multiple frame rates, high bit rates and time code setting, etc., which makes the camera applicable to professional applications.

  • Multiple frame rates: 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p
  • High bit rates: ALL-I 30p 77Mbps, Super Fine (IPB) 60p 52Mbps, Fine (IPB) 60p 30Mbps, Normal (IPB) 60p 18Mbps
  • Time code settings: DF (Drop Frame)/NDF (Non Drop Frame), Rec Run/Free Run

Play back Full HD movie

Use HDMI cable to connect the camera and a home TV to view underwater images and movies on large TV screen; slideshow for still images and dynamic full-HD play back for movies.

Underwater White Balance

Video Recording

Underwater movie is available simply by setting “underwater mode”, and Underwater Auto White Balance will work to compensate color reproduction. The image be adjusted to a natural color balance without large size of video light and special color filters.

Video Recording

An image covered in blue.

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Video Recording

When using Underwater Auto White Balance, the image be adjusted to a natural color balance for video recording.