Friday, March 26, 2010

Slo-mo monster tube - sensational!

You can watch it directly here, but I would recommend you double click on the vid to go to YouTube and choose the HD viewing option for an even greater viewing experience.
I just love the end of the sequence where the wave wells up in front of the camera in crystal clear focus.
This was shot using a $100,000 Typhoon HD4 and is the first digital highspeed camera with an underwater housing - allowing breathtaking slow motion pictures from underwater.
The housing was custom build by ScienceMedia (Dr. Rudolf Diesel) and can be operated like a standard underwater video camera housing. There is a monitor with a live picture on the back of the housing.
All camera features are accessible by push buttons, including reviewing the shot for evaluation while under water. The trigger and the buttons for iris, zoom and focus settings are on the left and right handle.
The camera is battery operated and up to four shots can be stored in the internal memory.
The camera may be used with different lenses and dome ports. The wide angle lenses 14mm and 17mm are used with the 240 mm wide angle dome port, which provides excellent pictures and delivers very interesting perspectives. Remote operation of the underwater housing & camera is also available.
Many thanks to The Endless Bummer for this one. Sorry mate, but I just had to pinch, elaborate and post!

3 comments:

  1. Nice! I'd love to watch it in HD sometime, if our crappy Comcast cable internet service will allow it.

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