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Tekdivr
11-11-2009, 20:05
Well here's a real short clip I posted on youtube. This was shot during the last week of October, in Cozumel. Unfortunately youtube deleted my soundtrack, since I guess it was copyrighted.:smiley21: Feel free to give me some insight. Still learning and current makes this rather challenging!!

YouTube - Turtlefeeding (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BK_mEweDMQ)

DevilDiver
11-11-2009, 20:15
Nice color, did you use a red filter? I like how the Angels recognize the opportunity to pick up some free scraps.....

Only suggestion I would throw out is to slow down a little are try to make any movements slow and gradual for a more natural serene feeling. I know it is difficult in currents and surge.

Great job, what camera and housing were you using?

Vlane
11-11-2009, 20:41
Great video and amazing clarity. The only thing I noticed that was strange was a ring around the middle of the video. I'm guessing it's from the camera casing but not a big distraction.

Tekdivr
11-11-2009, 20:54
I have a Sony HDSR-1 with an Ikelite housing. I was using a wide angle lens with red filter. The circular reflection came and went. I just realized, after the trip, that the wide angle lens came with a screw in lens shade. Had I read all of the instructions, I would of installed this and probably corrected this issue. Since this was my first time, shooting UW video, my stability could get better. The current was rather strong and made it quite difficult to maintain position. Thanks for all of the comments!! :smiley20:

musicpeacemaker
12-12-2009, 22:21
how much are underwater video cameras?

Tekdivr
01-13-2010, 21:26
how much are underwater video cameras?

They range all over the board. My camera, purchased 3 years ago, was $1500.00. It's an HD camera and they have come way down in price. Figure on spending $1000.00+ on a housing. Hope that helps.

BeautyBelow
01-13-2010, 23:32
nice job for the first time for sure with willing subjects as well. I use sites like freemusic.com or some of the music that comes with itunes for uploading straight to places that screen audio. You might try vimeo.com to store your work then link to it. It allows for HD and so far I haven't had an issue with audio.

j1j2j38
01-18-2010, 15:20
What kind of wide angle lens were you using?

Tekdivr
02-14-2010, 21:01
What kind of wide angle lens were you using?

I'm using the Ikelite W-20 wide angle.

Tekdivr
02-14-2010, 21:02
nice job for the first time for sure with willing subjects as well. I use sites like freemusic.com or some of the music that comes with itunes for uploading straight to places that screen audio. You might try vimeo.com to store your work then link to it. It allows for HD and so far I haven't had an issue with audio.

Thanks Jon. I"ll have to look into the other sites the next time around.

robbcayman
12-04-2010, 11:32
They range all over the board. My camera, purchased 3 years ago, was $1500.00. It's an HD camera and they have come way down in price. Figure on spending $1000.00+ on a housing. Hope that helps.

Wow, that is pricey. Does anyone rent this type of equipment? I take anywhere from 3-4 tropical dive trips a year and don't want to spend $2k+, especially when it will be outdated in a few years. I just want to take some amateur type video, so I can show my family and friends.

diversteve
12-04-2010, 12:33
Yes, but it's typically around $80-100/day. Or you can rent one of the newer P&S still cameras that also do HD video now. They're also going to be about $80/day. A couple of tropical examples:

Underwater Camera Rentals (http://www.cathychurch.com/Rentals.html)
Fish Eye Photo (http://www.fisheyephoto.com/camerarental.htm)

How about $414? JVC Ikelite Underwater Video Camera discounts on sale Ikelite (http://www.scubatoys.com/store/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=IkeliteJVCUnderwaterVideoCam era)

Here's an idea of the quality you can expect. Although Jean a) works for/owns Ikelite b) used their optional w/a lens and video light - ymmv.

IKELITE Underwater Systems (http://www.ikelite.com/downloads/video/jvc_fm1_cayman.html)

robbcayman
12-05-2010, 15:29
^^^ Great info!! I appreciate all the links. $80 a day on a four or five day trip would really add up and I would own nothing. I thought it would be like $80 for a whole trip. No way would I pay $80 a day.

That JVC with the ikelite housing has my interest. It doesn't cost a fortune and fits what I'm interested in doing. I don't need to make something national geographic good. Just something reliable to take video to share my underwater experience. I know ikelite makes quality stuff. I need to do some research on the camera, but it may become the Christmas present. I wonder if it has an internal hard drive or a card to hold the recorded stuff.