Boxfish Research Introduces Its Latest Technological Advancement in Underwater Filmmaking

Boxfish Research Introduces Its Latest Technological Advancement in Underwater Filmmaking

Auckland, New Zealand, March 03, 2021 --( Boxfish Research, New Zealand manufacturer of underwater remotely operated vehicles, today announces the official launch of its next-generation cinematography drone, the Boxfish Luna, for professional underwater videographers and photographers alike.

Utilising advanced imaging from the Sony A7SIII or Sony ?1* and a new 200mm precision optical dome, the Boxfish Luna has been completely redesigned to allow filmmakers to perfectly capture underwater environments with brilliant clarity and ease of use.

�This new drone was specifically designed for underwater film production,� says Craig Anderson, Co-Founder, Boxfish Research. �The Luna gives the user full creative freedom to capture the incredible diversity of the undersea world.�

The Boxfish Luna allows professional cinematographers to capture crisp and clear imagery up to 1000 metres underwater. And with the latest Sony camera integration, filmmakers can record in full-frame up to 8K 10-bit video with precision zoom control � as well as shutter speed, aperture, focus, white balance, ISO and exposure mode directly from the control station.

�We are defining the next generation of underwater cinematography for natural history and research filmmakers,� says Ben King, Co-Founder, Boxfish Research. �Our capabilities will open up entirely new environments to high-end film making and exploration.�

The Boxfish Luna is available now, serving various industries worldwide, including cinematography and natural history filmmakers.

About Boxfish Luna

Professional video capability and limitless creativity
� Full-frame up to 8K 10-bit 4:2:0 30p video for industry-leading video quality from the Sony ?1
� Up to 4K 10-bit 4:2:2 120p from both the Sony ?1 and A7SIII cameras
� Full control of exposure, white balance, zoom
� MF/AF and push to focus modes
� Outstanding white balance control for underwater capture
� High-CRI LED lighting
� 50MP stills from the Sony ?1 camera
� Super-fast autofocus to capture the most fleeting moments
� High-quality wide-angle zoom lens with precision matched 8� dome
� In-camera 5-axis image stabilization to achieve even steadier shots
� High sensitivity up to ISO 102,400 or 409,600 for exceptional low light performance
� Real-time surface monitoring and recording up to 4K p30 10-bit 4:2:2

Maneuverability and endurance to capture the perfect underwater shot

� Fine control for precise movements
� Full auto stabilisation of the drone
� Six-degrees-of-freedom of movement. The vehicle can travel and orientate itself in any direction
� 4K 17-inch console to view the action from the surface with near-zero latency
� 15-hour hover per charge (run time dependent on operational conditions)
� 300m / 600m / 1000m depth ratings available
� 1500m+ tether lengths available
� Simple, two-person operation capability

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