Thanksgiving Cruise Scuba Diving

I finally got a scuba diving video edited and uploaded. This is a hodgepodge of different dive sites in Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao and Grand Cayman.

Out of the sites, I think I enjoyed Curaçao the most. It was a group of only 4 people from the ship, and the two dives had interesting and different scenery.

Grand Cayman was next – the first site had the depth and the second site had the ‘swim throughs’ which was the first time I had done that.

It was also the first time with the Insta360 and I learned a couple of lessons:

  1. Remember the desiccant packs for the dive. I lost a lot of video due to fogging of the dive case.
  2. Don’t scratch the plastic dive case (darn coral).
  3. Keep one side of the camera towards what you want to video. The stitching is good, but still visible.
  4. Use a color card under water so the colors can be corrected easily.
  5. Use a hand across the lens to mark where something interesting occurred so it can easily be found in post.

Editing the 360 video in Final Cut Pro was easy once I figured it out. The stabilization and the panning ability are a breeze. Color correction is still an art that master I must.

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