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In Topic: Anyone happy with their TriPod?

Yesterday, 04:46 AM

If your set up is not too heavy under water, There is a pretty good and cheap solution, look up "Pakpod"  http://pakpod.com/


I have one but haven't use it yet. The build quality is quite good, definitely much better than a Gorilla pod. The Pakpod is designed for UW use so nothing would rust.

In Topic: GoPro HERO5 underwater

24 April 2017 - 05:06 AM

Got myself a FLIP5 Pro Package with SHALLOW, DIVE, DEEP, +15 MACROMATE MINI lens for my GoPro HERO5 Black.


Anyone got any recommendations on white balance settings? I've been using "native" quite a bit topside but that's quite a warm setting.


Also I've seen it suggested in a couple of places to use lights + CC filter with GoPros. Was always a no-no for my other cameras because everything goes red if you do that. Is this a serious recommendation?


Hey Nick, did you research on the Sony FDR-3000? I will be getting it. So far the general review said it's better than the goPro 5 because of the Optical IS, and the color. Even the Yi 4K+ is gaining popularity than the goPro. Inon have a lot of accessories for the Sony, so if it's not too late, check out the Sony.

In Topic: Anyone happy with their TriPod?

21 April 2017 - 05:41 AM

Thanks for demonstrate the twist clamp spinning part, I was having hard time to understand without the video. Traditional clamp is what I would go since I can't afford a twist clamp, I wonder if there is way to 3D print a twist clamp :D

In Topic: Anyone happy with their TriPod?

19 April 2017 - 05:13 AM

I tried the ULCS Tripod Clamp method and it's not good because the one point of attachment to the camera rig just way too easy to tip or flop around especially if your camera rig is not neutral.

The Xit404 is a good solution but it's also expensive because you have to choose a plate for your housing, so if you change housing in the future, you most likely won't be able to reuse the tripod plate.


Luckily Zen just came out with a universal tripod, it's a bit pricey, but it's a one time investment. As for leg, you can go all crazy up to using the Inon extendable carbon fiber arm.


This is the one you probably want:

In Topic: GoPro Alternative - $199 4K@60p Yi 4K+

04 April 2017 - 05:02 AM

The Sony Actioncam FDR-X1000V actually look good in term of color and image stabilization. Would be interesting to see the Sony vs Yi 4K+.