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Underwater Specialist: Luca Coltri

Shooting DVCPro HD with Gates underwater housing


Underwater Specialist: Luca Coltri

In this interview Luca Coltri talks the equipment he uses, how it operates, and just what he has to go through to work as an underwater videographer.


Beyond the task of acquiring the footage, the post-production process is equally interesting. The footage is shot an 50 frames per second, providing slow motion, and is then conformed using Apple's Cinema Tools to the required frame-rate. The option is there to work at slow motion (50fps) or standard motion (25fps).

For HD acquisition Luca works with the Panasonic DVCPro HD format. Some of his equipment he uses: 

Panasonic HVX201AE DVCPRO HD P2 3ccd

Housing Gates per HVX201AE (depth 137 mt)

Port Super Wide Angle 120° Zoom

Port macro 3x

Underwater Microphone

External Monitor 16:9

Lights HID 100 + 100 Watt

2 Light Kit  500 + 500 watt

For more information contact Luca Coltri  

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