USED TO CAPTURE IMAGES FOR THE FOLLOWING TV SHOWS:
- The Americans
- Nurse Jackie
- Boardwalk Empire
- Royal Pains amongst many others too numerous to list them all.
- Internal Dimensions: 26″(L) X 9″(H) X 8″(W)
- Includes a 5″ external, waterproof 3G-SDI viewfinder powered from the camera’s power supply via a DTap
- Super tough, yet flexible material
- Flat port optics
- Removable internal camera plate with O’Connor flange doubles as production camera plate
- Adjustable removable handgrip system
- Easily mounts onto a tripod or remote head
- Three watertight cable gland ports
- Purge and intake valves to balance air pressure and refresh air to remove heat and humidity
- Shoulder pad
- Optional filter tray holds two 4×5.65″ filters and offers full 360° rotation
NOTE: We cannot assess whether your equipment will fit in the housing. To check if your camera and lens will fit, please see if it fits within these dimensions (but not too small of course): 26″(L) X 9″(H) X 8″(W)
- Underwater Cinematographer
- Splashbag Technician
- Filter Stage Assembly for the T-bag and Compact T-bag. It holds two 4 x 5.65″ filters and offers full 360° rotation
- External surface feed video-out BNC cable preinstalled
- iTorch Video Pro7 Underwater Light
- BigBlue Vl8300 Underwater Video Lights
- VL1800 Dive Light
- Diver recall/Underwater speaker system for voice comm or music
- OTS MK7 Buddyline System
- OTS MK2-DC1 underwater comm system
- OTS STX-101 wireless underwater comm system
Q: Do I need to hire and operator or technician?
A: While it is not necessary, it is recommended. Shooting underwater requires experience. Not only for the environment that you are shooting in, but also in dealing with equipment that has the potential to get damaged do to the environment. Experienced crew know what to look for and how to manage camera gear in wet environments. They know how to prepare the housing so that the camera does not damage it or cause a failure & to look for possible water entry points. Our operators have years of experience with splashbags and housings of every type. This experience in the long run can save you valuable production time and costs. If you chose to operate it yourself, please provide yourself plenty of time to familiarize yourself with it, as well as testing it to insure that everything works and seals properly.
Q: What special connector do I use from the regulator in order to cycle fresh air through the T-bag via its intake valve?
A: A scuba low pressure breather hose quick connect.
Q: How deep can the T-bag be submerged?
A: 3-4ft max. We always suggest and recommend a hard case housing anytime submerging more than a couple of feet.
Q: Can a wireless follow focus and/or video transmitter be used?
A: Maybe, but it probably might not work through water; only at or above the water level. We cannot say for sure if any particular system will work properly or at all.
Q: How do I get the T-bag to submerge more?
A: You can carefully add some weight to the inside of the bag if necessary: ex. a dive belt weight wrapped in a soft towel.
Check out this blog from Mitch Gross, formerly of AbelCine, regarding filming with an Aaton Penelope 35mm camera in the T-bag: blog.abelcine.com/2010/02/08/penelope-goes-for-a-chilly-dip
Take a look at this fantastic music video filmed with the RED One and T-bag (provided by www.pixnat.com – Nathalie Lasselin):
Behind the scenes photos provided below courtesy of www.pixnat.com – Nathalie Lasselin