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Underwater Video with DSLRs by John Ellerbrock

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#1 ScubaBob


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Posted 05 September 2013 - 03:36 PM

Article written by John Ellerbrock (Gates Housings) in the Summer Issue of Alert Diver

Edited by ScubaBob, 05 September 2013 - 03:41 PM.

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 11:53 PM

Excellent reportage and conclusions from both authors John Ellerbrook and Howard Hall!

I am a big fan of the DSLR for stills and video as NOT being a professional underwater diver and photogapher/videographer. Thaid said, the form factor of a modern DSLR for travel and handling as one single system for stills and video is just compelling.


I recently added the Atomos Ninja2 recorder and a dedicated housing from Dive and See (http://www.diveandse...ater-monitors/1) that will let me grap video frames at full HD in (almost) uncompressed Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD at 220 Mbps @10 Bit. Besides the advantages of such the form factor obviously is negatively affected as well (in fact it makes the full rig even more negative, so I have to add more floats...). I will try it in the Mediterranean Sea in South of France this September and then in Guadaloupe in Mexico with the "Whities" in October!

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