I have an Ikelite housing for my EOS 5D and another for my Sony Handycam but these are strictly underwater housings; unsuitable for use on the boat etc. as they're way to cumbersome and fragile (Ikelite housings are fantastic UW housings though). I've used the plastic bag type housings and they do work but they're .... well, yuk! So, I'm planning to make a simple waterproof housing for the video camera. It doesn't need to handle any real depth although I would like to take it into the surf and use it on the boat when conditions are pretty rough. It won't need much access to controls except I'd like to be able to turn the `record' switch on and off (my camera doesn't have a general On/Off switch ..... grrrr).
I'm thinking of using perspex tube or solid pvc tube for the body but I need ideas on the ends (type of plastic or glass etc.) and ideas, suppliers etc. for the clips to hold the back on. A threaded fitting with an o-ring may be enough although I've had torches fail with that arrangement. Any ideas welcome! I've done a few searches already and I'll add info. to this thread as I find it.
By the way - anyone interested in UW video photography should get the Blue Ray version of the BBC's South Pacific DVD. If you have HD TV, it's worth forking out for a Blue Ray player and the South Pacific BR DVD. Within 10 minutes you'll be glad you did.