Why Do People Buy SEAPRO HOUSINGS.
For Professional Quality Underwater Video Results.
Yes, there are many compact cameras now available that take video and in small housings, and are listed as HD. These are restricted in depth and performance results are variable.
None have corrected optics, only flat ports, cutting your angle down and lowering your quality.
If you want professional quality, sharp, Proper "High Definition" results and want to dive to any depth you wish, then a quality lens on a quality video camera in a SEAPRO Housing with a fully corrected underwater Optic, has no equal. The Optolite port is unique to SEAPRO.
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The easiest method of videoing underwater or above or even half-in and half-out in perfect focus is with this optic. Underwater it gives the same wide angle videoing as it does above water, not like flat ports that due to water refraction cut the angle down by around 25%.
Just set the camera on autofocus and everything in the picture will be in focus from infinity up to 1cm away from the lens. No hunting with the camera to find a point of focus as happens in many underwater shots. You will also get a vast depth of focus throughout the picture.
Having been in the diving business the manufacturers are aware that sub-sea is a hazardous environment. They realized some years ago that as their housings were being purchased by professional users and keen sport divers, that “Mickey Mouse” plastic was not the media for long term use. Aluminum was the material that would stand the harsh conditions. By machining the material, polishing, and anodizing against corrosion and then powder coating this produced a long life product for the diver. They decided on a tube design because it could be adapted to suit any size video camera, including large broadcast cameras, and as cameras became obsolete or ended their life, the housings could be easily modified to fit different models.
Seapro housings use the well tried method of controls, that means shafts operate directly through the body to the controls on the video camera, giving positive action. All controls are protected with quad X “O” rings as used in high pressure hydraulic lines, and can easily be replaced when needed.
parts of the SEAPRO HOUSINGS, except the stainless steel clips
are machined and assembled “in house”, hence the manufacturers
SEE DIVE MAGAZINE TEST ON SEAPRO SP 7.
To fit the video camera into the housing only the transparent back has to be removed by undoing 3 stainless steel clips. The camera is fitted to its tray by screwing into the tripod fitting on the base, and the monitor screen on the side of the camera is opened. The tray is slid back into the housing leaving the monitor screen open, and the back replaced making sure the O ring on the back is sitting firmly in its groove, and the 3 clips closed.
All the latest housings in air weigh around 4-5 kilos, and the new models have been slimmed down as much as possible with due regard to safety.
The only maintenance the owner need do is to soak the unit in fresh water after sea use, and this means around 1 hour to dissolve the salt.
Silicone grease supplied should be smeared on each end of the control glands after every 4-5 dives to keep the O rings supple and the shafts smooth in use.
Spares kits of Orings are available for replacement in exceptional circumstances as replacing in the glands is a critical job.
This means it is as good as new again.
We all know video cameras wear out and are improved all the time. Owners of SEAPRO HOUSINGS can return the unit with their new choice of video camera to the factory in the UK and it will converted to fit the new model.
Units 17/18 Basset Down WS
Hay Lane, Swindon.
Wiltshire, SN4 9QP
AT TIMES, ONLY THE MOVING IMAGES DOES JUSTICE
TO THE MAGIC OF THE DIVE.
A STILL PICTURE IS ONLY A FRACTION IN TIME,
WHY MISS OUT, SEAPRO HAVE THE ANSWER.
This is why divers buy SEAPRO!