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#1 Craig Ruaux

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Posted 16 July 2006 - 06:17 PM

I was lured a short way down the dark path by Bill Cooper (aka papa on most dive related boards) and handed a Sony HDR HC3 in a SeaTool housing, loaned by Ryan of Reef Photo and Video.

I did one dive with the camera, a night dive on Manuelita Shallows. Of the 44 minutes and ~25.5 GB of footage I captured I edited down to a more respectable (if still large) 3 min 40 seconds.

As a newbie, I of course have some wobbles, some bumps, and with only one light on the housing, some back scatter. I'm hoping that all you esteemed video types can look past that...

My wife did two dives with this rig, including a truly killer diver on Alcyone with thousands of schooling hammerheads, so I think I may have HDV in my future (there's no emoticon for how I am feeling right now :lol: ).

Maneulita Night Dive

This, of course, suffers from web compression. The original on a big screen looks (IMHO of course), awesome.
Why would I take a perfectly good camera underwater??
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Posted 16 July 2006 - 06:35 PM

Waaay cool Craig!

Never seen so many sharks. Now where are the hammerheads??

Nicely edited too.
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#3 Steve Douglas

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Posted 17 July 2006 - 06:45 AM

I've been to the Cocos about 10 times over the years. The night dives at Manuelita are always on the lee side and you rarely, if ever, see the hammers at night. Never the less, congrats on your first video experience...there is a whole world of fun (and work) ahead of you.
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Posted 17 July 2006 - 07:28 PM

Hi Craig
Well done, cool night shark shots there.

Great to see the little HC3 films well underwater.

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