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3rd person view underwater - filming while diving

japppo

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Jan 3, 2015
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Hi all! Does anyone have experiences with a camera setup where you film yourself from the top or behind while diving? I would like the camera to film me from behind while swimming on the surface and from the top while diving straight down.

I have tried some float attachments, but the video footage has been shaky and out of alignment mostly.

I found this device that was designed for filming ice fishing. I added a mono line that I will attach to my weight belt. The top part will be attached to my float line and a normal inflatable float. This should be lightly buoyant and go down easily when I dive.

I'll test this on a pool very soon and maybe add a plastic fin to give a weather vane effect to keep it in the right direction.

Any ideas or suggestions? Or interest in seeing how this works?
Thanks.
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Tobias Bernhard

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I slip a pvc tube over the down line , attach a gopro with the standard gopro tube clamps and arm extensions and let it go either before me or bedind me depending on what angle I want. Makes nice and steady footage because the descent rate is constant and you can adjust the rate by adding or subsacting buoancy
 
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Davis

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Maybe if you ad some fins to it, it might make it a bit more stable, and eliminate spin. Who knows, give it a shot! Good luck.
 
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japppo

japppo

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Here's the first video:

This was without any stabilization, so there's much room for improvement. My expectations were not high, so I'm very happy with this result.
It looks like I'm a bait in the end of a line... Time to try it in the ocean.
 

Davis

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Aug 13, 2018
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Here's the first video:

This was without any stabilization, so there's much room for improvement. My expectations were not high, so I'm very happy with this result.
It looks like I'm a bait in the end of a line... Time to try it in the ocean.
Looks great... just need some stabilising fins on it now!