Sailing movies: How we do it – Part 1

From time to time I get questions about how we make our YouTube sailing movies, like which camera and software we use, which editing workflow we go through, and so on. I thought to share it all here, with one disclaimer. We do not pretend to be professional film makers and we definitely still have a lot to learn and improve, so take the following just for what it is, a summary of our own experience up this point and some mistakes we have learned to avoid along the way.

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Knee Deep

Wrote a note said be back in a minute.
Bought a boat and sailed off in it.

 Knee Deep – Zac Brown Band feat. Jimmy Buffett

Stress and Distress

Owning a boat brings some responsibilities along with it. One of them is being able to preserve the life of your crew members, your own, and being able to help other sailors near you if they are in trouble.

The new VHF radio we installed on Kismet, a Raymarine Ray240e, is equipped with a DSC (Digital Selective Call) system. This is often associated with the RED distress button on the device, but it turns out there is much more to the whole system than just pressing and holding it if you happen to be in danger.

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