Underwater filming

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branny
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I'm currently editing some underwater welding, filmed at 5 metres using a Bowtech Video inspection system. This comes in a watertight case with screen, controls for camera zoom, pan and tilt and recording to Digital8/Hi8.
As this is on loan with no instructions, I'd like to know how deep can this units camera go? or would different cams be used depending how deep inspection is.

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branny
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I'm answering my own question now, but after a quick search, I found the Bowtech site. The cams seem to go to 4000 metres.
Has anyone used this specialised bit of kit?

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stoo
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Joined: May 28 2001

I havent used it but Id like to have a go/see the results!!!!

branny
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The welding footage starts off crystal clear, but as it was filmed in a tank the debris soon clouds the water. After 9 hours it looks like broth! The unit itself has normal AV and firewire out,all with waterproof connectors. I don't have the cam to test he pan/zoom/tilt features, though I too would have liked a play.

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