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2/3" 1080p IT-integrated 10-bit digital cinema w/direct-to-disk recording.

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Old May 24th, 2008, 08:39 PM   #1
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Underwater with SI2K or Mini?

How would you record underwater with these camera? Are there any underwater enclosures? If not underwater, what about waterproof enclosures?

Need to film a whitewater rafting scene.

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Old May 25th, 2008, 09:30 AM   #2
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Underwater Housing

There have been several underwater shoots that have been done with the SI-2K Mini including for the BBC/Discovery Channel where the camera went into the rivers and waterways in Alaska to film Salmon.

The housing was built by:

Bob Cranston
31755 Calle de Talar
Bonsall, CA
92003-4819 USA
Ph# 858-395-3591

You may also contact Steve at Head Design. He is developing a range of extreme environment housings for the camera, including underwater:

Steve Waterford
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Old May 30th, 2008, 03:22 AM   #3
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We didnt shoot underwater, we shot in a pool at water level with a wavemaker and this is what worked:
just rent a standard water proof Nylon case and a spinner glass (to remove the drops from the lens)If you still need focus and iris acces.

beneathe the nylon enclosure we nylon wrapped (with foodwrapping nylon)
every possible connection and cable
we even wrapped the LCD so the DP had full acces to the camera in the water

good luck
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