Underwater filming

  • Tritimium

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    May 25, 2008 2:58 PM GMT
    I've been on a few swim camps and had my swimming filmed underwater, and it's been very useful. I would quite like to have it assessed more regularly, for instance during my own club sessions. Has anyone else done this, without going to major expense? I do own a camcorder, and regularly use it to film myself and other club members, if they want to, above the waterline. I wondered about getting a waterproof casing (as you can with a still camera), though I would imagine it would also require a cable going to a laptop on poolside, probably on a trolley.

    Any ideas? Thanks much.
  • Nef_Pop

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    May 25, 2008 11:09 PM GMT
    Oh yea I got that done at swim camp once, but I haven't been competitively swimming in a while but want to get back into it and actually if I could get filmed under water that would help, especially since I always had trouble with my breaststroke kick (that's why I don't swim it lol)

    the only thing I can think of is if you could go to a college or university that has a good swim team and get permission to use theirs (IF they even have one)... otherwise without having to go to a professional or something I would have no idea... sorry, but good idea...
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    May 26, 2008 11:55 PM GMT
    An underwater housing can cost anywhere from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand, depending on lights, options, etc. Lots of SCUBA divers have them. You might ask around any local clubs or dive shops. Somebody might be willing to play cameraman once in a while for a few bucks. Expensive toys sitting in the closet are such a waste.
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    May 30, 2008 3:48 PM GMT
    Sanyo makes a waterproof video camera (E1). One of my teammates has one and loves it. He told me it's good to 5 feet, which should be deep enough. I looked at a couple of sites and found a price range from $400-500.

    http://us.sanyo.com/entertainment/cameracorder/index.cfm?productID=1495
  • Tritimium

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    May 30, 2008 5:00 PM GMT
    Thanks for the replies, guys; I shall look into your suggestions.