GATES STO NASA NBL
JANUARY 2019 GATES STO (SETUP-TEST-OPERATE) HOUSTON TEXAS
Nasa’s Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory in Houston, Texas hosted a three-day Gates STO class for several members of the NBL dive team.
John Ellerbrock of Gates Underwater Products, Sean Ruggeri from Red Digital Cinema and Peter Lightowler of Down Under Aquatic Imaging were tasked with training the team members to become proficient with using Red Digital Cinema cameras, Gates Underwater housings and editing with Blackmagic Designs Davinci Resolve for the NBL’s in house requirements.
Over the course of three days, the dive staff covered topics such as underwater optics and lens considerations, Red Cinema camera settings for underwater filming, the differences between Red’s sensors and the many benefits of acquiring footage in high resolution. Gates housing prep and troubleshooting was also part of the curriculum along with an introduction to editing video, using Davinci Resolve.
At the conclusion of the course, all students were capable of setting up any of the Red Digital Cinema cameras and Gates Underwater housings and basic editing in Davinci Resolve.
Cameras used – Red Digital Cinema Brains
- Monstro 8K
- Helium 8K
- Gemini 5K
- Scarlet W 5K
- Dragon 6K
Housings used –
- Pro Action
- Pro Explore
- Deep Weapon
Lenses used –
- Sigma Cinema lenses 14mm, 20mm & 24mm
- Nikonos RS Underwater Lens
Editing and Grading in Davinci Resolve 16.