>No Vignetting in ANY mode including 720p.
>Removable front plate to access bubble lens and change if desired.
>Filter gel can be placed internal between the black seal which also retains it.
>Room for a circular washer shaped antifog pad internally if required.
>Replaceable front flat port if scratched.
>Proven design concept i.e. other deep water camera housings are made like this.
>Gopro housing remains fully sealed.
>Front flat lens can be removed rendering GoPro as original for land based shots.
Full Details of construction soon and underwater video in all modes.
Costs ..... ummmm i had to buy the special Plexiglass solvent weld bonding tube.
Video is untouched straight from the camera in R3 mode, no sun, overcast, so colors will improve with sunlight. You can see in the fish pond clip circular reflections, this will be fixed when i paint the rear plexiglass area inside the black ring flat black.
1080p mode 5 will probably be sharper again.
Watch in HD full screen
- 1. I'm putting together a parts list and tutorial. plus there is a few small mods to the original that has to be done to stop reflections from inside out.
2. An anti fogging washer shaped pad.
3. Installing stops to prevent the top lens from over crushing the o ring when tightened and also popping the ring inwards under pressure.
4. Black out to stop diffused light hitting the edges of the Plexiglass and causing a soft glow in the picture.
There is also provision for filters and polarizer. internal and external.
I built this for a specific purpose to mount on a counterbalanced pan and tilt 12ft pole with LCD screen at the operators end. The AV out is sent to the LCD via a small RF transmitter either inside the Gopro housing and another version has RF in a removable sealed bulge directly opposite the AV socket.
All is waterproof.
The bond is IPS weld-on #16 solvent based