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  1. #1 RED Gemimi droped in water tank half way 
    Hey guys
    My crew droped Gemini in water tank half way through. Opened all possibles parts out and drying out under the fan. planning to leave like this for couple of days. what should I do after this? any suggestion will help. thx
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    Senior Member Brian F Kobylarz's Avatar
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    Send it in to RED for an evaluation.

    Crucial questions:
    Was it powered up when it got wet?

    Even if powered down, residue and contaminants will need to be cleaned from individual components.

    Good luck!
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    You could seal it in a large ziploc bag or sealed container filled with rice for a few days. Just make sure you cover any openings in the camera big enough for the rice to get in.
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    On a shoot a few years back, we fully submerged a Red Epic Dragon in a freshwater lake in England. A waterproof housing failed and the camera, follow focus and wireless video transmission, lenses and all accessories were fully submerged.

    The Red was placed in a bowl with hundreds of packs of silica gel, with some balled up newspaper and some rice. We didn't touch the camera for at least 3 full days and nights. After this, it switched on and worked perfectly. Incredible engineering.

    However, the wireless kit was boned, and our luck was likely due to the water being fresh (not saltwater which is a corrosive).
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    Should say, the Red was powered on and mid shot during its submersion, and after it was dried out - the Minimag still worked and showed the footage of the final shot which made it into the edit.
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    Hey guys
    My crew droped Gemini in water tank half way through. what should I do after this?
    The first and most important thing you should do after this is to get a new crew.
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    Sorry to hear man. Above suggestions seem reasonable, keep us posted if the Gemini lives on...
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    Put the brain in an airtight container (Lock 'n Lock) together with a lot of strong humidity absorber packs for several days, I hope it wasn't saltwater!
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    Rice is a good one. Finger crossed.
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    a full bath in distilled water and/or 99,99% alcohol could help if it was salty
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