As we progressed, it became clear there is not a wealth of information online about underwater cinematography in general or how it relates to cinema from the beginner perspective specifically. I will be the first to admit I have only shot underwater a handful of times so the process of working closely with Gates to build the perfect rig was eye opening. After a few hours of tinkering, the team decided to place the MDR motor controller on land and run a cable to the housing to allow for wireless focus pulling.
Gates Underwater was also able to create a custom cable that ran from the camera out SDI all the way through to an external monitor in video village without compromising the watertight integrity of the housing. Throw in some AA batteries, connect the seal check hose to the….