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blabel 12-12-2003 7:52 AM

I saw this in Surfer Magazine. A hard plastic housing for $269. Looks like the prices are coming down. Maybe this is old news but I thought I'd share. <BR> <BR><a href="http://www.epiccam.com/" target="_blank">http://www.epiccam.com/</a>

sdboardr99 12-12-2003 8:15 AM

I have one that I'll be doing a review on. For the price it's a really nice housing. <BR>

blabel 12-12-2003 8:18 AM

Bill, you have the one I mentioned or another one?

sdboardr99 12-12-2003 10:58 AM

The one you mentioned, from Epic Cam.

dcervenka 12-12-2003 5:57 PM

Thanks Blabelmooch! <BR> <BR>Bill what kind of setup are you running with the housing? I was thinking about picking one of these up. <BR> <BR>

12-19-2003 4:52 PM

Kung Fu Wake - I would strongly encourage you to pick one of these up. I think that you will be extrememly happy with your purchase and it should provide hours of enjoyment for the whole family. <BR> <BR>Holby

richd 12-20-2003 7:26 AM

Sony doesn't sell their HandyCam line of UW housings in the US but occasionally you see them on Ebay and you can order them from overseas dealers. $200-300 and full manual controls. <BR> <BR><a href="http://search.kelkoo.co.uk/b/a/ss_sony_handycam_marine_pack_underwater_housing.ht ml" target="_blank">http://search.kelkoo.co.uk/b/a/ss_sony_handycam_marine_pack_underwater_housing.ht ml</a>

sdboardr99 12-20-2003 1:36 PM

I have a Sony TRV-20 miniDV cam in the housing. We've done some more testing the last couple of days and it's worked really well, the footage from the tube turned out great using a moderate fish-eye lens. We need more practice setting things up but I'm happy with the results. The housing has worked perfectly, no leaks and simple to use. <BR>

sdrider 12-20-2003 1:38 PM

Bill, are you putting together some footage from Friday that you'll post on Wakepics?

sdboardr99 12-20-2003 2:48 PM

Actually I'll post it here with an article about the housing.

deepstructure 12-28-2003 11:58 PM

so where's that article/footage bill? <IMG SRC="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" ALT=":-)" BORDER=0> can't wait to see/read about it.

dcervenka 01-06-2004 5:09 PM

Bill - looking forward to the write up on the epic cam housing. Are you able to control the zoom with the epic housing? <BR> <BR>Also, has anyone seen/used this camera housing? <a href="http://www.dive-equinox.com/storm_chaser.shtml" target="_blank">http://www.dive-equinox.com/storm_chaser.shtml</a> <BR> <BR> <BR>(Message edited by dcervenka on January 06, 2004) <BR> <BR>(Message edited by dcervenka on January 06, 2004)

tdeneka 01-12-2004 2:57 PM

TTT <BR> <BR>I am very interested in this, how is the research going????

dcervenka 01-13-2004 12:58 AM

This is still a work in progress, but here is what Iíve come up with so far. I've been mainly looking for the Sony TRV-900 and PC-101, but I've included housings that will also accommodate other manufactures and models. <BR> <BR>If you guys see something I should add please let me know. I want this to be as complete as possible. <BR> <BR> <BR>Here's a screen shot (<a href="http://www.cervenka.net/wake/VideoHousings/" target="_blank">http://www.cervenka.net/wake/VideoHousings/</a>) <BR> <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/87667/94248.jpg" alt="Underwater Housing LineUp"> <BR> <BR>(Message edited by dcervenka on January 13, 2004)

deepstructure 01-13-2004 11:18 AM

wow kung, nice job!

01-16-2004 11:13 PM

Hey Bill and everyone else on this post, <BR>We just got the video edits put together on the wakeboard footage that Bill sent us. <BR> <BR>We have posted it on the video clip section of our website: <BR><a href="http://www.epiccam.com/videoclips.htm" target="_blank">http://www.epiccam.com/videoclips.htm</a> <BR> <BR>Lary

sdboardr99 01-16-2004 11:15 PM

Wow Lary, great job on the editing! I was disappointed with a lot of the video that we shot (not due to the housing!) but you made it look great. I'm impressed with what you put together, really nice job! <BR>

crracer 01-19-2004 2:57 PM

Well I was pretty proud of the majority of what I filmed, sorry if it didn't meet your standards Bill. I'm particularly stoked on the pass that I filmed of Bill's boat as well as Todd G passing by me on the tube great face and slow mo shot... nice editing guys.

deepstructure 01-20-2004 7:03 PM

hey bill and chris, <BR> <BR>how do you know what you're shooting with the housing? it is just point and hope? or can you see the viewfinder? can't tell from the info on the site...

sdboardr99 01-20-2004 7:44 PM

I like to think of it as figuring out what you shot when you watch the video. Actually what we did was set up the camera and looked through the viewfinder to figure out the approximate angle, once we had that we just basically pointed the camera at the rider and it worked pretty well. I was unhappy with much of what we shot because we hadn't gotten it dialed - the tube was too far from the rider, etc. The housing worked really well and everyone was learning, I just know we can make it so much better with just a little more practice. <BR>

crracer 01-20-2004 7:47 PM

Yeah I agree but the the boat pass with todd in tow was sick. I look foward top some hot summer days at the river playing with it

bankssa 03-10-2004 9:35 AM

I have the EWA Marine housing and it works fine. I can't get the fisheye lens on the GL2 in the bag but you can get at the controls fine. Viewing is limited because of the bag but better than many others I have seen. I use this in my classes at school ( I teach Media at a MI high school) and I don't let the kids mount the camera in the bag. The seal is good but you must take care to be sure there are no folds in the plastic around the seal. It's a bit like a zip lock bag..... I'm going to buy the epic housing becasue it looks a bit more durable for kids use.

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