Although there is a hydrophone on most of the underwater housings supplied by Budget Video Rentals, actually getting useful audio in the water is a substantial challenge. If you have ever tried to communicate in a swimming pool, for instance, yelling as loud as you can into the water (while exhaling) will be barely heard by another in the water, and it will be the same for the HYDROPHONE on the camera...
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nanoFlash for Gates EX1 housing
Convergent Design's nanoFlash is the World's Smallest High Quality HD/SD-SDI / HDMI Recorder/Player. It is also the most versatile Recorder/Player in the world in terms of bit-rates, recording options and formats. By adding the nanoFlash, one can meet the 50 Mbps acquisition requirements, for many networks.
Includes special mounting hardware from Gates for use with the EX1 underater housing
"The Sony EX1/EX1R cameras with a Gates housing, SWP44C port and nanoFlash recorder meet the BBC HD requirements for full HD level acquisition.
No other housing manufacturer can claim such a prestigious position for broadcast quality video form the EX1/EX1R (or EX3) cameras. The need for a Gates housing and SWP44C port are key in meeting the BBC requirements.
History suggests the BBC acceptance of a full HD level system means others will follow for their Gold Standard HD acquisition: National Geographic, Discovery, PBS, Animal Planet, etc."
Underwater Tripod, Fluid Head
Underwater DAT Audio Recorder
Connects to OTS AGA mask. Includes cables.
Hydrophone Underwater Dynamic Microphone
Breul & Kjaer 8103 U/W Microphone System
Highest quality made.
Water Wizard Underwater Housing
Synchronize your lighting above, on, and under the water by encasing your Pocket Wizard Plus III Radio Transceiver in the Water Wizard from Aquatica's Technical Lighting Control series. This waterproof housing protects your transceiver from harsh elements, allowing you to safely link and trigger multiple underwater strobes and top-side studio flashes. The Water Wizard features an Ikelite bulkhead connector, which interfaces with your camera housing or lighting units via user-supplied, commercially available sync and extension cords. This setup is compatible with any DSLR housing equipped with Nikonos or Ikelite-type strobe connectors.
This housing has a depth rating of more than 150', but since radio wave signals transmit poorly underwater, the Water Wizard is designed for surface use. When secured in the housing and floating on the surface, the transceiver can transmit or receive signals underwater from connected camera housings or lights over the distance of a 15' sync cord or above water up to 325' within a clear line of sight.
In shallow water, the device can be attached to a tripod or other support using 1/4"-20 threaded mounting holes located at the sides and bottom of the unit. In deeper water, winglet extensions on each side can accommodate Aquatica's optional buoyancy floats to keep the housing vertical on the water's surface, thus improving transmission.
Additionally, the Water Wizard can function as a remote camera trigger. To do this, you'll need Aquatica's optional remote control bulkhead (# 18738) and an internal remote cord compatible with your camera (# 19310 for a Nikon 10-pin remote socket, # 19311 for a Canon 3-pin remote socket), which connects to your camera's remote control terminal. Once this is set up, you'll be able to trigger the camera from a remote location.
Built for durability with stainless steel and PVC plastic parts, the Water Wizard is suitable for use in sports and activities such as outdoor photography, underwater adventure, extreme boating, surf photography, as well as research and industrial applications involving adverse weather or conditions that require lighting to be operated in the field without risk to equipment.
- For Pocket Wizard Plus III Transceiver
- Waterproof Remote Triggering System
- Protect Transceiver from Harsh Elements
- Ikelite Bulkhead Connector Interface
- Surface Use / Waterproof to 150'
- Radio Waves Trigger UW / Top-Side Lights
- Range: 15' UW / 325' Unobstructed Above
- 3 x Tripod Holes
- Optional Buoyancy Floats for Deep Water
- Stainless Steel / PVC Parts
Lectrosonics SM digital wireless lavalier kit
The Lectrosonics SM sub-miniature wireless transmitter incorporates Lectrosonics patented Digital Hybrid technology, in a package no bigger than a pager. Despite its miniature size, the transmitter is built to withstand rigorous daily use in the field or in studios.
With 256 user selectable UHF frequencies and an output power of up to 100mW, the SM is sure to provide stable transmission over a long range. The audio input is a switchcraft TA5F connection that is capable of -10dB or -20dB gain level. An LCD display features a membrane switch control panel and provides frequency and output gain level information, while 3-LED indicators provide modulation and power status. A single AA lithium, NiMH or alkaline battery will power the transmitter for up to 4.5 hours (lithium).
- Lectrosonics 411 receiver.
- Tram TR50 Omnidirectional Lavalier Condenser Microphone.
Bauer air compressor
for refilling scuba tanks (110vac)
BCs, tanks, regulators, etc.
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Toshiba TU-51 w/Underwater Housing (SD)
NTSC "Three Chip" 3CCD miniature "Ice Cube" color camera with underwater housing.
Toshiba TU-61 PAL w/Underwater Housing (SD)
PAL 3CCD miniature "Ice Cube" color camera with underwater housing.
Sony XC-999 w/Underwater Housing (SD)
CCD color 6" long miniature "cigar" camera together with underwater housing, ready to shoot (requires NTSC recorder of some kind).
Gates 3" LCD External Color Viewfinder Standard Definition
Also underwater Viewfinder or Director's Underwater Monitor PAL / NTSC auto selected and auto power on.
HMI 200W light kit
Includes 30V belt inside housing, underwater wide angle lens and Arriflex barndoor hardware.
SuperSoft 12V UW Light
Uses 20W, 40W or 75W lamps. Sensational for macro pictures and as a searching light or shooting light. Lower wattages. Lasts over an hour on one battery.
30V UW Light 250w
with one 30v battery belt
120V UW Focusing Light
This is a Lowel DP light in a waterproof housing. 500W or 1000W lamps available
Kata Raincover for Broadcast Camcorders
RC-10 is quick and easy to install for full size broadcast camcorders, When caught out in a sudden downpour, just throw the cover over the camcorder for immediate protection, and then adjust all the fittings; lens, viewfinder, mic, etc.
Kata Raincover for HDV Camcorders
CRC-14 is the perfect compact rain cover for HDV camcorders such as the Canon XH A1, G1, Sony V1, VX2100, PD170, Panasonic DVX100 and similar.
It features quick and easy set up, pull tight cords, Hook & Loop strips all along the rim for rapid opening and closing, and a full size transparent window to monitor all controls when working.
Kata E-705 GDC Elements Cover for DSLRs
The Kata E-705 GDC Elements Cover (Black) is a used to protect a Pro SLR digital camera with a 70-200mm lens attached and a pro flash installed from rain and harsh weather conditions. It slips quickly over the camera and is easily secured with the adjusters and pull-cords. There is access to all camera and lens controls via two side sleeves and a clear view through the transparent TPU enables easy monitoring all the time. It has a full length double zipper that provides bottom closure when hand held or on a tripod.
Walkie talkie waterproof pouch
These fit our Motorola CP200 radios. Also fits CP125, CP150, SP50, SP50+, P110, GP300, GP350, P1225/P1225-LS, and many other portable radios
Matthews Shot Bag, 15 lbs