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In Topic: Vacuum for Neutral Bouyancy

27 August 2015 - 11:44 PM

as others have posted, they don't know what they're talking about. here's what the Seal Check system actually does.


Verify housing integrity before entering the water


 Seal Check II represents the next generation in Gates legendary reliability by allowing confirmation of housing seals before entering the water – virtually eliminating water intrusion as a source of downtime and unexpected expense.

History reveals the top three flood causes are damaged o-rings, rushed setup and unfamiliarity with equipment. With Seal Check II there is peace of mind ahead of time.  A precise digital readout provides a clear indication of housing integrity -- giving you the go / no go decision -- and aids with troubleshooting should the need arise.  The electric pump quickly pulls a measurable vacuum, all contained in a small Pelican case.  Seal Check II is also available with an optional self-install kit for non-Gates housings, too.



In Topic: What camera for video?

10 June 2015 - 04:15 AM

GoPro's have a fixed focus, non-zoomable lens. Normally they shoot in 170o mode but you can change it to "narrow" (120o? - I believe) mode at some of the 1080P resolutions also. Your Sola's have a 60o beam width.


ULCS sells a double GoPro tray/handles to mount your arms. http://www.ulcs.com/gopro.html$135 with the two handles though, they're $50 ea. Reef sells it and they ship internationally. http://reefphoto.com...roducts_id=5579GoPro's have a unique mount.


The current GoPro 4 Black only shoots 30FPS in 4K if that's a consideration. It does however shoot 1080P as high as 120FPS. The Black is supposed to be the best in low-light also. If you want to see what you're shooting, you need to add the $80 BacpacLCD to it,


Or give up the 4K resolution and go with the Silver which includes one. I don't believe it's as good in low light though. But with your lights, probably not an issue. 

In Topic: 4K: Current Pro- and Semi-Pro Underwater Filming Options

10 June 2015 - 03:09 AM

Aditech Mangrove houses the Sony FS700 or AX100



In Topic: Help! I'm going blind

25 October 2014 - 09:18 PM

These are the people that supply the corrective lenses many dive retailers like LeisurePro sell. (Aquatic Optics brand)

IDK if they sell to the public.


In Topic: Looking for recommendations for video tuition

22 September 2014 - 01:14 PM

Anyone know if Jill Heinerth is still teaching u/w filmmaking?


She was at one time - maybe on an intern basis?




Not Thailand though, South Florida.