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Underwater Video with an iPhone
By Joseph Tepper, February 7, 2013 @ 04:43 AM (EST)

Joseph Tepper

Shooting HD video underwater has gone from large and expensive to small and affordable in recent years. The GoPro has certainly peaked interest in capturing underwater video; but why do you even need a separate camera when you have your phone?

As part of testing out the iPhone in i-Divesite’s i-Pix housing in Grand Cayman last month, I was able to dive into the world of underwater videography for the first time. As a steadfast still DSLR shooter, I rarely if ever have spent time capturing video—but having the ability to switch easily between the formats with the app that comes free with the housing was actually a lot of fun.

(In fact I spent some dives shooting more video than stills! Shhh)

When the review for the i-Pix housing comes out next week, you’ll see all of the great underwater iPhone footage, but for now here’s a little teaser of what’s to come. Kind of amazing what you can do with just your phone and a housing…

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