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#1 triswebb

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Posted 22 November 2005 - 03:31 AM

Hi all,

After a couple of requests, please find below the specifications for the HC1 and A1 housings from Amphibico - there are two versions the Basic and the Pro - please note, only when using the A1 will you have access to white balance!

Pro Version

1) Housing Color GOLD with Black Pro Logo

2) Housing Features
· Ten Electronic Push Button Controls on Right & Left Hand Grip
o Record/Standby
o Telephoto
o Wide Angle
o Zoom Speed (Shift Key)
o Photo
o Special Effects
o Review
o Toggle between Manual to Auto Focus
o True Manual Focus
o Mode Change
o Off
o Playback Mode: Navigate and play back recorded scenes
o Flashing Green Tally Light when Recording
o Electronic Moisture Sensor Alarm

Left Hand Grip Controls
· Focus +, Focus -
· Review
· Special Effect
· Execute
· Playback Navigation

Right Hand Grip Controls
· Record/Standby/Photo
· Wide-Angle/Telephoto
· Mode
· Manual/Auto Focus

4) Manual Push Button Controls on a MENU PANEL Left Side of Housing

a-Tele Macro Button :Pressing the Telemacro button allows shooting of small subjects at a very close distance

b-Expanded Focus Button : doubles the size of the image on the LCD by pressing the expanded focus button.

c-Exposure / Volume Button : Adjust the exposure manually by pressing the + or - Exposure Volume buttons to increase or decrease the exposure

d- Auto / Manual Exposure Button : Toggles between auto exposure and manual exposure.

5) Maunal Push Button Control (to access assign button) on Right side of Housing

To access Manual White Balance on HVR-A1 camera Only

Basic Version

1) Housing Color Silver with Recreational Aqua and Blue Logo

2) Housing Features

· Dummy Left grip
· 5 Electronic Push Button Controls on Right Hand Grip
o Record/Standby
o Telephoto
o Wide Angle
o Photo (On to Memory Stick)
o Toggle between Manual to Auto Focus
o Mode Change
o Off
o Playback Mode: Navigate and play back recorded scenes
o Flashing Green Tally Light when Recording
o Electronic Moisture Sensor Alarm

3) OPTIONAL Maunal Push Button Control (to access assign button) on Right side of Housing

To access Manual White Balance on HVR-A1 camera Only


Hope you find this usefull! Thanks,

Tristan

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Posted 22 November 2005 - 03:39 AM

Hi Tristan,

Cheers for that...Looks good at first viewing..

Have you got any idea's on the prices for these ??

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#3 triswebb

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Posted 22 November 2005 - 03:54 AM

I have ordered the Basic model for the A1. The basic model was $1999 with NO access to white balance - to add this option i.e. add the manual push button was another $200 (which i have done).

The Pro version I THINK comes in at $2999 plus the $200 for access to white balance.

I may be wrong with the pro version - it may be a little more or a little less, but it is certainly around that figure.

Thanks!

Tristan

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Posted 22 November 2005 - 04:18 AM

Thanks Tristan thats awesome

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#5 sjspeck

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Posted 22 November 2005 - 06:40 AM

I have ordered the Basic model for the A1.  The basic model was $1999 with NO access to white balance - to add this option i.e. add the manual push button was another $200 (which i have done). 

Hi,

Is the the "HD Evo" that's conspicuously absent any detail on their website?

What did they quote you for a delivery time?

Thanks for posting this info,

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#6 triswebb

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Posted 22 November 2005 - 07:56 AM

Hi,

The HC1 housing was shipping from last week - a couple of guys over here in the UK already have one. Ive been told that the A1 version should be shipping early/mid december.

Don't ask me why the housing is not on the site, I also thought it was strange!

Thanks,

Tristan

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Posted 17 December 2005 - 08:38 AM

Information on the EVO HD and EVO PRO HD housings from Amphibico is now available on their site. Looks like you can save a bundle by going with the EVO PRO HD and A1 camera with the ARC 10 Discovery package instead of the PHENOM. It also appears as though the ARC 10 lights are their new switchable 10W/20W HIDs. It will be interesting to see the results of footage from all of the various HD cameras.