Sea Technology

DEC 2017

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24 st / December 2017 SS466 Cameras The SIDUS SS464, SS465 and SS466 family of HD PoE Ethernet color zoom video cameras (referred to in general as SS466) provides state-of-the-art features and high-definition video quality. The SS466 excels at providing clarity and de- tail in high-motion, low-light and high-contrast conditions, employing optimized HD technology. The SS466 captures exceptional 1080-p-60 video with 30x optical zoom, integrated autofocus and automatic white balance correc- tion. The SS466 pro- vides crystal-clear im- ages while adding the ability to broadcast and instantly view the video anywhere around the world. The SS466 can stream video formats compat- ible with multiple content delivery networks, including YouTube Live and Facebook Live. The SS466 is optimized for digital video capture and processing. Where seeing sharp lines is critical, the SS466's HD image signal processor utilizes highly refined noise re- duction algorithms and provides the highest quality imag- ing suitable for clear and detailed inspection, virtual reality imaging, and high-detail data analytics. Well-tuned noise reduction algorithms and an exceptionally high-sensitivity image sensor are employed to preserve high-frequency con- tent and high-detail areas. Automatic controls for focus, exposure and white bal- ance are state-of-the-art, and manual adjustments are rarely needed. When manual configuration is required, every as- pect of image processing and camera control can be manu- ally adjusted in real time over the Ethernet connection with a myriad of settings and controls available to ensure optimal image quality. Any Web browser can be used for many of these settings and controls. For more advanced settings, ad- ditional software is available or industry standard protocols M an's curiosity for what lies beneath the ocean's surface is the stuff of myth and legend. From the tale of Moby Dick to the myth of Poseidon, the wonders of the ocean in- spire and beckon us. Explorers' fascination with the ocean's depths has always driven the development of subsea camera technology. The need for clear, undistorted video and images is at the forefront of the subsea industry. Recently, the real-world demand to observe and document under- water habitats, sea life and structures, as well as navigate accurately within the three-dimensional underwater world, has driven the rapid progres- sion of subsea situational aware- ness (SA). SA is a difficult task to accomplish underwater because it requires the ability to continuously monitor, identify, process and ob- serve your environment. Without de- tailed imaging, much of the sensation of that experience is lost. We live in an exciting time as broadcast-quality features are rapidly working their way into current subsea cameras with cinema-quality production accessible to all. Consumers can now afford high-quality video performance cameras that were once only available through motion picture and television production companies. Within the broadcast community, HD (high definition), 4K and UHD (ultrahigh definition) are customary terms. These features enable filmmakers to capture vibrant details and share more intimate stories like never before. For the underwater videographer, HD and 4K capabilities open up a new world of possibilities, but these attributes require more than just a proficient camera. It is essential to have an intelligent and comprehensive workflow to get the most out of this new technology. The components include the camera head, the video transmission/distribution system and the recording hardware. While an HD camera is described in this article, very similar capabilities and performance specifications are available for 4K UHD cameras. High-Definition Imaging for Underwater Situational Awareness SS466 Captures HD Video, Images and Enables Live Streaming By Leonard Pool

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