Just a quick snipped of the footage I shot in Australia. Still loading it in (80GB of raw data is expanding to nearly 800GB when imported into iMovie)

Don’t forget to click on the resolution there at the bottom – this was shot in 1080p, and exported to 720p HD.

Camera/Editing Test

Shot some footage in the Quarry on Sunday to play with editing before I start tackling the 80+GB of vids we shot Down Under.

Shot in 1080p – edited in iMovie ’09 – exported as 720p. (Defaults to 360p – you have to select the higher res at viewing time.)

More notes on Down Under

Some other observations:

– the weather has been, for me, absolutely perfect. The locals seem to think its rather cold, especially at night though. Mid 70’s days, and just a bit chilly at night. Perfect!

– it’s bloody expensive here. Meals, especially, have been higher than expected. Some of this I suspect is the normal boost due to being in somewhat of a tourist area, but mainly it’s due to the front Aussie dollar. Unfortunately here on the island, there aren’t many cheaper options, unless I want to add water to something prepackaged.

– a hammock is the perfect place to spend the afternoon. Or morning. Or whenever.

Tomorrow we all head back to the mainland. Kim is back tomreef HQ, and hopefully the liveaboard so they can get their dives in. I hop a bus north to cairns to start that leg of the trip.