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Rightio tigers :)

Anyone know any companies who make something similar to this?

http://www.swann.com.au/show_item.php?item=92

I'm after one that can handle a decent depth (say 50m+), maybe with a smal waist-pack type thing to clip on your weight belt? Idea is to have the cam attached to the mask with the recorder around your waist - I've heard of people with setups like that, but I don't know any brand names or prices or anything like that...

Cheers in advance :)



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Yeah nice Adrian, thanks, that's the sort of thing I'm after, only waterproof to a big depth (I didn't see any specs on that page?) :)

I imagine that it wouldn't prove to be too expensive to make your own - a cheap ccd covered in perspex and a small housed microcontroller connected to a standard hard drive should be able to do the trick. Does anyone have any experience making their own housings?

Cheers again :)
 

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Loopy
Back in the sixties I made a couple housings for cameras and three or four underwater lights. Pretty simple stuff with 1/4 inch plexiglass tube. The guy that wrote the manual and supplied the fittings (Mart Toggweiler Hydrotech Co. in Long Beach CA) tested an 8" tube with 3/4' end plates to -60 meters. For what you want, I'd try to convert an underwater light instead, but I think you're comfortable working with plastic.
If you don't come up with a better idea, let me know and I can send you the manual.
Aloha
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We did one back in Mallorca: Hight pressure PVC, Lexan ends, and an of the shelf handle with all the connections, and a PVC "wing" to ad stability.

I know it still works after hundreds of dives well over 40m. They use it for underwater archeology thought all the season...

big stable and unbreakable... perfect for this kind of jobs. But you need good skills, loads of patience and steel nerves...
 
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