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Old 03-15-2007, 05:17 PM
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Video Camera Housing

So my son wants to shoot video on the water this summer and wants a camera housing. He found some online found the price and then found a set of instructions on wakeboarder.com to make one at home out of pvc and assorted stuff. The $50 of supplies makes that an attractive option.

This is what he found that we are going to give a shot to this weekend:
http://www.wakeboarder.com/display.phtml?id=295

Anyone have any experience with this or done it? Of course we are going to test the crud out of it before the camera gets in it.

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Old 03-15-2007, 05:37 PM
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I have never made a housing, but I did purchase this housing for my new camera and it works AWESOME!! I have a friend that travels internationally filming surf video's and all of his housings are custom made... he has both pistol grip and side handles... all of his casings are homemade by a local guy.
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Old 03-21-2007, 08:55 PM
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Thanks for the link.....that looks like it could work pretty well. I may have to put one together. Let us know how your project goes.
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Old 03-21-2007, 11:33 PM
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So far so good. They have assembled the ends and tested the seals there successfully. I expect they will try final assembly this weekend.
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Old 03-22-2007, 07:31 AM
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check out Ikelite, I have a housing for my Sony that's rated to 75 meters, it wouldn't use it on a tube as it weighs about 20 pounds

if he's just looking for something that will be waterproof they might have a simple housing that will meet your needs

or you could email Bill Doster and ask him for advice....
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Old 04-02-2007, 08:29 PM
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I have tried doing this before for Scuba diving, and never had any success. I must admidt that I did it in a very different manner then the Wakeside article (did not use PVC), and I tried to take them underwater. Every attempt I made started to leak between 10 and 15 feet. I now have an expensive Ikelite housing that I have had down to nearly 100 feet and never had any issues with. I imagine that using one on the surface is probably much less of an issue since there is no water pressure.

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Old 04-04-2007, 11:27 PM
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I made one a few years ago, posted pics and instuctions. It might have been on the old board though.
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Old 04-05-2007, 08:52 AM
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That's a pretty ghetto push button contraption, a soap dispenser?!?!?

With all of that ingenuity you think he'd be able to come up with something better. Nice, cheap design otherwise.

Ever seen those mounts on the top of towers? Those are pretty cool, they attach a swing arm to the rope and it follows the rope, following the rider. I don't have any experience with towers yet, but from the setups I have seen the cameras are in the open with no housings. Any chance of it getting wet way up there? This is assuming you have a tower
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Old 04-05-2007, 09:28 AM
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anybody done a DIY project placing the camera up on the tower?
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Old 04-05-2007, 03:25 PM
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I made one, pics here;





mine is pylon mounted.
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