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Capturing Broadcast Quality High Definition Video ...

Postby scott_bentley » Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:52 pm

Capturing Broadcast Quality High Definition Video Utilizing Small Remotely Operated Vehicle Technology

Brian Luzzi, Marketing Manager, VideoRay LLC
http://www.videoray.com

Craig Thorngren, Principal, Submerged Recovery & Inspection Services
http://www.submergedrecovery.com

Broadcast production companies are always looking for new and more creative ways to bring interesting, high quality shots to their viewing audience. Those who shoot in the underwater realm have typically relied on divers with broadcast quality cameras to gather their HD footage. While a trained diver with a camera is a great way to get professionally framed shots, they are sometimes limited by depth, time under the water, dangerous animals or environments, or spaces too small to accommodate a diver with a bulky camera. Recently, some production companies shooting for television outlets such as National Geographic, have realized that small ROVs outfitted with HD cameras can offer a more efficient, and frankly cool way of capturing quality underwater high definition video footage. A trained ROV pilot can easily and comfortably capture hours upon hours of broadcast quality HD footage from the comfort of a vessel without getting tired, wet, or eaten.

This presentation will offer the chance to view up close and personal footage of a Great White Shark captured from a small ROV HD camera that has been aired on the National Geographic series Expedition Great White (Season 1) and many more unseen HD outtakes from several shoots.
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Postby scott_bentley » Tue Dec 21, 2010 5:40 pm

Brian Luzzi has worked at VideoRay since 2006, rising to the position of Marketing Manager, where he is in charge of the creative aspects of VideoRay marketing. He has also pioneered the deployment of VideoRays in broadcast media, participating in many exciting trips to capture unique shots with prototype VideoRays equipped with different high definition cameras. Lately he has specialized in shark shoots, and is a leading expert in shooting sharks in challenging environments with a microROV.

Chief Thorngren brings more than 22 years of service and seven years of ROV operations experience.
Several of his postings included New York City, Miami and Seattle. In Seattle, he was deployed with MSST Seattle (91101) in response to Hurricanes Katrina & Rita, the grounding of the cruise ship Empress of the North along with many other military out load’s in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Upon his retirement he was BlueView Technologies Field Operations and Training Supervisor.
He has since started his own company, Submerged Recovery & Inspection Services, which specializes in using a micro ROV to inspect and or recover items. He has also participated in many high definition shoots with prototype VideoRay HD cameras.

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