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Please watch my latest video “Scuba Diving in the Red Sea, Egypt, Sinai”, which will bring you to the best dive sites and shipwrecks of the Red Sea, and show what you can expect to see underwater during a 7-day long “Sinai Wrecks & Reefs” diving safari.

This trip took place in August 2022, and it was organized and led by Massimo Franzese (aka Interceptor121) for underwater photographers and videographers, hence the name “2022 Image Makers Liveaboard”

We have to complement Massimo for the success of this trip. He used to work in this region as a dive instructor, which, combined with his underwater photography and videography skills, helped him to choose the best time for each dive. One of the great benefits of this trip was that every evening Massimo would review our photos and footage, and give us advice on how to improve. 

Our boat, the Snefro Pearl, with its fantastic crew always eager to help, made our trip very comfortable and enjoyable. 

With respect to marine life, we were pleasantly surprised how healthy the corrals were, with absolutely no signs of coral bleaching. The water was warm, crystal clear and unbelievably blue. 

The most unforgettable part of this trip was snorkeling and diving with a family of wild dolphins. I counted 21 of them. Diving the Thistlegorm shipwreck was very interesting as well. 

Overall, this Image Makers Liveaboard trip exceeded my expectations. I hope that Massimo will keep organizing Underwater Image Makers Trips in the future so I can join him for more fun diving and continue improving my videography skills.

Underwater Video Equipment used:

   Camera: Sony camcorder  PXW Z90

   Housing: Gates AX700 / Z90 with Gates GP34A Wide Angle Port and internal UR Pro Red Filter            

   Video Lights: Keldan Video 8X 11000 Lumen, CRI 92 (5400K) 

   Keldan Ambient Filter M1 (10-20m) for 4X/8X

Camera Settings: 

   4K, 30 FPS 

   Picture Profile: PP10 (HLG); 

   Gamma: HLG2; 

   Color Mode:  BT2020

Above water camera: iPhone 13 Max Pro

I will greatly appreciate your comments, including constructive criticism. 

https://youtu.be/-YfjesgYRdg

Edited by Laval

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Nice work, Laval

I enjoyed the tempo and timing and the accompanying music. I thought the cuts where you were able to use lights to their best worked really well. The shots in the Thistlegorm were, by contrast all a bit bluey/green - but understandably so. Likewise with the dolphins.

Did I read that right (I'm not a videographer) that you used 8x 11000 lumens?

You highlight a good few wrecks and I'd suggest short captions to explain which they are.  

Thanks for sharing. Definitely worth watching. :good: Very enjoyable.

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18 hours ago, TimG said:

Nice work, Laval

I enjoyed the tempo and timing and the accompanying music. I thought the cuts where you were able to use lights to their best worked really well. The shots in the Thistlegorm were, by contrast all a bit bluey/green - but understandably so. Likewise with the dolphins.

Did I read that right (I'm not a videographer) that you used 8x 11000 lumens?

You highlight a good few wrecks and I'd suggest short captions to explain which they are.  

Thanks for sharing. Definitely worth watching. :good: Very enjoyable.

Thank you for watching and your comments, TimG.  Regarding lights, "8x" is the model number, but 11000 lumens is correct.  I used two lights.  I was thinking about adding captions to this video, and I agree that it would be a good idea.  I am thinking of making a video about wrecks, with a bit of history and many captions. 

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Cool!

Thanks for the clarification on the lights (and 'scuse my ignorance. I should probably have known that!)

Good luck with the wreck video. Go for it!

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On 9/3/2022 at 9:23 PM, TimG said:

Nice work, Laval

I enjoyed the tempo and timing and the accompanying music. I thought the cuts where you were able to use lights to their best worked really well. The shots in the Thistlegorm were, by contrast all a bit bluey/green - but understandably so. Likewise with the dolphins.

Did I read that right (I'm not a videographer) that you used 8x 11000 lumens?

You highlight a good few wrecks and I'd suggest short captions to explain which they are.  

Thanks for sharing. Definitely worth watching. :good: Very enjoyable.

The video is in HDR. If you watch it on a computer though or an unsupported device the colors at time look odd

I watched it on my HDR tv and on my iPhone and Mac and it looks great

On my windows PC it is far from great as I access the youtube rendered SDR version, as issue I am very familiar with and that really requires to make two separate versions for optimal results

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