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#61 Mike L

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 08:07 PM

I just want to get that bad boy underwater already with some sharks!
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Posted 18 April 2008 - 11:06 PM

I just want to get that bad boy underwater already with some sharks!

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Posted 19 April 2008 - 08:05 AM

:D :)

Yeah.. That 'Bad Boy'... I love sharks... when we going ???

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 12:41 AM

Did anyone knows the Dimensions of thsi new EX Housing from Gates??

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 04:14 PM

Hello All,

Pricing and website info will be available very shortly, including dimensions.

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 11:04 AM

Just got the list through...

Housing with NO ports $6,860.00... Their new SWP44C SW $4,948.00 :guiness: full zoom, dist free, 120degree FOV

This is going to be expensive..!!! I reckon the price in the UK for housing only will be around £4200...Holy moly... I reckon about £7000+ for a decent set-up..

Although the housing looks amazing !!

Weight in water: Slightly Neg...though adjustable

In air: 23lbs (10.5kg) without camera...

Optional internal flip diopter... Hmmmm!!!! :D should be included in my books...

16.5"L X 11.8"H X 10.5"W...Big ol piece of metal....

Well we will wait and see....

Sorry for the brief summary.. But I haven't got the time to mess about... Bars open :) ;)

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Posted 10 June 2008 - 04:47 PM

Footage on the GATES site

http://www.gateshous...1videotest.html

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Posted 11 June 2008 - 01:57 AM

Well I don't know if it was my screen but they both looked terrible.. :D

My monitors fine with anything usually but Media player sucks.. all over saturated...and weird shades..

Or maybe the LSD hasn't worn off yet... How about you Mr Bubble Monster ?? he said he's fine !!!!

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Posted 11 June 2008 - 03:53 AM

Downloading now for a look.

Did I read EDIUS in there somewhere.... :D
Yeh Yeh it does not handle 1920/1080 30p yet but that's not a Blu_Ray format anyhow so if you shoot in it you have to change. :)
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Posted 11 June 2008 - 04:16 AM

Not to sure about the footage - certainly it's not the tropical blue stuff that I'm usually in.

JohnE sent me a prototype EX1 housing to show at PMA (Australia) in Brisane last week.

The housing featured all things that you have come to expect from the Pro-level Gates Product amazingly fitted into a housing no bigger than the Z1 unit. ( I put them side by side )

I can see this unit featuring in many major productions in the future.

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Posted 11 June 2008 - 04:51 AM

Hey same water colour as here.

I clicked on the 1920/1080 link and got the 960/540 80 meg clip....just cannot get good web people now days. :D

Looking forward to seeing clear water footage and zoomed in up close on a wobbly subject with lights to see it there is any motion blur from that 35mbps compression rate.

Peter send over the rig and I will go and shoot some Floppy SHarks with it. :)
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Posted 11 June 2008 - 05:07 AM

Have you got a camera :D :)

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Posted 11 June 2008 - 05:10 AM

NOPE.....saving up for a EX3.

Hey that wmv clip opened up in a EDIUS HDV timeline and played real time even with CCing.
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Posted 11 June 2008 - 05:38 AM

I can see this unit featuring in many major productions in the future.


Yeah.. including ' Deans bath time adventures ' on general release soon...

Its going to be literally gripping !!! :D

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Posted 11 June 2008 - 05:44 AM

Hey Peter ... I have the camera here (not mine of course :D) ... but you'll have to send it to South Africa and pay the duty on the housing :)
Auntie Beeb will accept at B camera standard 15% for now.

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Posted 11 June 2008 - 05:57 AM

Auntie Beeb will accept at B camera standard 15% for now.


What a load of Bollocks - I bet they would fall over themselves to accept a 100% of any fresh & unique footage that was shot with it.

I think we all need to remember the shooter makes the image happen - the camera ( mechanical device that needs to be told what to do ) simply captures what the shooter is pointing it at .....

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Posted 11 June 2008 - 06:08 AM

I agree....XDCAM is not as good as a true HDCAM but it's not that far behind.
I have even seen underwater footage from a HDCAM with compression banding on a full res monitor.
It will mix in no problems...even my FX1 mixed in with a 110 minute underwater HDCAM GIG.
Like I said before HD digital TV is highly compressed anyhow.

Yes I have seen guys with full HD rigs that are useless in the water with them.
If you have good footage they will take it.
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Posted 11 June 2008 - 07:01 AM

Sure they'd accept it... but not as principle capture. It's their rule. Don't shoot the messenger :D

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Posted 11 June 2008 - 08:07 AM

They wouldn't except the camera but would except a prog made with the camera 'if' it was broadcastable i.e. a fantastic production..Where as our American Cousins would execpt the camera...

Or something like that...

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Posted 11 June 2008 - 01:54 PM

My word how many times does this discussion come up: Unique shot vs Network Acceptance

I think that everyone is on the same page, if you get a killer whale dancing and juggling if it was shot on iphone I'm sure you could sell it!
Its is interesting what cameras people are shooting with for various programes etc, just heard that the feature film Crank 2 has been using Canon XHA1 surface and also for all underwater scenes. HDV can't be that bad....

I think the footage from the EX1 is pretty hard to judge due to the conditions, also it was the first outing with the camera etc.

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