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Old 01 March 2006, 04:27   #21
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I work in the cctv industry for a supplier and one of the products we sell is a single and 4 channel ruggerdised dvr on a anti vibration tray, it also logs gps data using an epos system, i have used in the unit in my 4x4 (got cracking pictures of my mates pet rabbit squashed on the side of the road) an hope to try in the rib this year as for cameras only go for ccd with auto iris and if possible antivibration and stabilty and in a stainless or nylar housing

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if you need further info contact me

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What would be of use is names of a good supplier of this sort of equipment - especially good waterproof bullet cameras and what to look for - we're finding our own way at the moment, but we could do with some expert help!
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Old 01 March 2006, 09:45   #22
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I tired a cheap - CMOS camera running to the av in on a digi camcorder - picture quality was ok but not anything fantastic. It's ok as a gimmik and gives your videos a bit of a twist but doesnt really show much. footage is good when edited with some shots from the main camera itself ie full screen vid of boat with smaller in-frame of shot from drivers point of view. Have also used the same system for some snow skiing shots and white water kayaking.

Since then I bought an aquapac (www.aquapac.co.uk) for the camcorder. Have used it while snorkelling total submerged in Oz last year and was pleasantly surprised with the outcome. Have to be careful to make sure the seal is clean before closing it and I wouldn't totally submerge for any length of time if you weren't willing to flood the camera, but for protection from spray etc and the occasional dunking it is fine.

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Ok, here's the video output from a Bullet camera attached to my Firdell Blipper radar reflector. Unfortunately it shakes a bit, so I'll try mounting it to the a-frame itself next time, and then failing that, the centre console. Saying that though, the video has come out pretty good.
Weather down here today was calm but overcast - 10 to 15knots of wind from the WNW, with a slight 2 to 3metre swell rolling in through St Anns. Will try and get some more video when a bigger swell comes in sometime.

http://videos.ribseadrive.co.uk/crui...5-06_large.wmv - 768kbps

http://videos.ribseadrive.co.uk/crui...5-06_small.wmv - 300kbps

The camera is submersible in water, and it connects into a Canon DV camcorder hidden in my waterproof bag packed in a few fleece jackets.

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Looks awesome, I will get one for my boat when I get settled into the new house
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Excellent stuff. Post some more.
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i was thinking about this sort of thing the other day. Ive got a Sony DV Camera and i was thinking bout one of the aqua packs like Mike B mentioned. Question is how do they change the view through the camera and are they big enough so that the seams of the back don't get in the way of the lens.
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I tired a cheap - CMOS camera running to the av in on a digi camcorder - picture quality was ok but not anything fantastic. It's ok as a gimmik and gives your videos a bit of a twist but doesnt really show much. footage is good when edited with some shots from the main camera itself ie full screen vid of boat with smaller in-frame of shot from drivers point of view. Have also used the same system for some snow skiing shots and white water kayaking.

Since then I bought an aquapac (www.aquapac.co.uk) for the camcorder. Have used it while snorkelling total submerged in Oz last year and was pleasantly surprised with the outcome. Have to be careful to make sure the seal is clean before closing it and I wouldn't totally submerge for any length of time if you weren't willing to flood the camera, but for protection from spray etc and the occasional dunking it is fine.

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OWCH! £80 for one that fits a camcorder, anyone know of any cheaper?
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Sony do a waterproof housing for many of their camcorders.
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Old 20 May 2006, 16:39   #29
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Aquacrap (Aquapac) Bags

I have a Camcorder Aquapac and its a load of tosh. Its expensive and its very hard to use the controls when its in the bag. You can hear the aquapac making noises on the camera. And to cap it all the seams started to separate before it was one year old. It certainly isn't the answer.
All my Aquapac stuff has started to leak after about a years use. Now I just use a drybag and make sure my hands are dry before using anything and that its not going to get splashed.
I thought prior to buying it that because the camcorder bag was so expensive it would have a good lens. The lens seems to be made out of the same stuff as the rest of the bag.
Hope this helps someone from wasting there money.
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underwater drop camera

just fitted this to my rib ...the best fishfinder you,ll ever need
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