Water proofing Equipment rainy-days water-proof By Joko Neumann on 8/28/19, 1:48 PM • 514 views Hey guys, how do you waterproof your equipment? Waterproofing a camera is pretty straight forward but when it comes to a WCU it can get pretty difficult waterproofing it but still being able to see the focus wheel. What are your solutions? Rozemarijn On 8/28/19, 3:58 PM Hi Joko, well for me, it depends on the kind of rain/water. when its just a little bit, I use a rain cover for a backpack. You can buy them at any outdoor-store. I use soms clips to attach it to my monitor and fold it over the handunit. when its rainy, i get the big umrella out of the van, and use the backpack cover. and offcourse when its a Dutch day of rain rain rain, i get out my hand made neoprene cover. you can put 2 hands inside, and it has a clear top so you can see your wheel. dont forget to make air-holes! there is also an official verson: https://www.cinetools.es/en/covers/110-cover-para-foco-remoto-harrison.html and, its just for the handunit. when its that rainy, i leave the monitor underneath the umbrella. and when shooting near the sea, you just cover it up allll the way. Salt water destroys it all. good luck!
Daniel Foeldes On 10/12/19, 11:26 AM For proper rain, I also use the Harrison cover. I tend to stuff a little hand towel in there with the Preston, as I find that when you have wet hands from the rain, the moisture will build up inside the Harrison over time. Sometimes to the point where the clear plastic will actually fog up. It can also help to leave the bottom partially unzipped to let some airflow in. The hand towel will suck up some of that moisture and it allows you to dry your hands while inside the bag.
a medium-sized backpack cover (which I usually use for quickly covering the camera)
a few of these one-time-use swim caps for monitors & accessories
a polybag 122x122cm: https://www.prisma.film/navi.php?a=8433&lang=eng which can be used for covering a whole C-Stand with monitor on it for example
and a roll of clear plastic wrap (the one also used for food), which is great because with this you can cover specific parts of your setup that can't be covered otherwise (for example viewfinder or the screen of an on-board monitor)
If I know that it will be a rainy outdoor day I'll bring with me additionally
my Harrison FIZ-Raincover https://www.prisma.film/Harrison-Remote-Focus-Raincover_1, but I use this only when there is absolutely no other way
and my Panavision 125cm Raincover https://www.prisma.film/Panavision-Umbrella-125cm-Heavy-Duty for fully covering the magliner (sometimes in addition with a polybag) and my Focus-Monitor C-Stand when I use one.
Aidan Gray On 8/29/19, 5:15 AM Nothing to add really, I just do exactly as Rose said! I try to leave the hand unit uncovered for as long as possible, but I usually have better luck with large plastic bags from the grocery store, and I just either tear a hole in the side for the knob or leave it open - its a wasteful solution, but sometimes better than breaking out the Harrison cover. Photo below I repurposed the Harrison cover as a monitor cover once we moved under cover. Martin Larsen On 8/30/19, 11:01 AM Usually what I do is to make my own rain covers with big see trough plastic bags for camera. Like has been mentioned those rain covers for backpacks works for most things. I also whenever I am at a hotel always take what I can of those one time use swim caps, those are perfect for on camera monitors and whatever monitor you have up til 7". You can also buy Easycover, elastic food cover that works great for that as well. For my magliner I use a ATV rain cover. I´ll provide links here, but they are for Norwegian websites. https://www.biltema.no/bil---mc/mc/atv/helpresenning-atv-2000020149 https://www.jula.no/catalog/hjem-og-husholdning/kokekar/matoppbevaring2/poser-og-pose-klemmer/overtrekkshetter-007287/
hahah Yes the Hotel thing i do aswell ! good to see i'm not the only one!... btw the shower caps also *(duhu) work great to cover the matte box from dust on between takes! Convert as an answerGlenn van Eerden on 9/10/19, 11:22 PM
bart van otterdijk On 9/30/19, 4:15 PM Like Martin says.. and when we have the time to do proper prep! I like to go to the local garden center, get the best plastics they have and then cut it and work it with Velcro and gaffer tape all around to custom fit your camera/lens package.. Takes some time but it will save you heartaches during shooting.. As long as you stick with -more or less- the same cameras/lenses Gunnar Mortensen On 12/18/19, 1:20 PM The Harrison FIZ jacket is the best solution. Having a towel is great suggestion as is keeping the back open to breathe. Another option is to stick some silica packets to fight condensation which is also good to put underneath cap it’s for the camera