the ultimate 4k imaging system for subsea exploration
At the heart of the MxD is the subsea imaging unit, based on a Sony HDC-50 compact broadcast camera with the performance and advanced features of full-sized studio systems. The 4K-UHD resolution 2/3” class 3-CMOS global shutter optical block provides unparalleled sensitivity, sharpness, support for HDR (hyper gamma) and the full BT.2020 color space along with the full range of controls expected from a no-compromise, future-proof studio grade platform.
The imaging potential is matched with a best-in-class Canon CJ15ex4.3 wide-angle zoom lens with 15x magnification, providing a 96° horizontal field of view at full wide and just 8.4° at full telephoto. This lens is coupled with a custom 4-element dome port corrector cell for near zero distortion viewing and diffraction limited performance from 0.3meters to infinity.
The purpose-built Titanium housing and borosilicate dome of the MxD SeaCam provide reliable operation to 4000m with options for up to 7000m depths using a patent pending design, proven across thousands of actual pressure cycles.
Video uplinks and camera controls are integrated into an embedded telemetry system connected through a single fiber optic interface to a top-side hub that provides industry standard 12G-SDI video and familiar remote camera and lens controls.