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Dumb Question?

Discussion in 'GoPro and Action Cams' started by Sh0rtBus, Jul 30, 2019.

  1. Sh0rtBus

    Sh0rtBus BUBBLLLLLLES! My Bubbles ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Not sure if there is a point or not but would it be feasible to use a gimbal with a GoPro for shooting underwater video? Typically I use an iDas tray (like this one i-Torch i-Das Compact Tray ) with an iTorch Venom38 video light for my Hero 7 black, but was wondering if maybe a gimbal would make it easier to get more stable video. Would a gimbal even work underwater?

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Heruhur

    Heruhur Assistant Instructor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
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    While there are waterproof gimbals, as far as I know there aren't any available that would be rated for a depth of 30m/100ft or more.
    And yes it would make stable video easier.
     
  3. diversteve

    diversteve Technical Admin

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    For more stable video incorporate some drag.

    You could mount a gimbal inside a waterproof box but to control it would be difficult and the internal reflections would drive you crazy.

    Years ago one of the video mfr's introduced a small vertical format camera. One of the housing mfr's introduced an equally small housing - to help with stability they added a vertical wing on top.

    I shoot housed video with an Amphibico housing. My buddy shoots with a much smaller Canon housing. My video is smoother b/c the drag keeps me from jerking it thru the water.
     
  4. BLACKCRUSADER

    BLACKCRUSADER Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
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    To stable video I mounted my go pro on a DIY platform which acts like and under water wing and the platform glides in the water. I can also set it down to take video.

    I added some small lights at the time but now use different video lights. Big Blue VL4200P

    I posted some video links here
    GO PRO HERO 4 videos Moalboal Cebu
     

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