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Expedition to Capture First 4K Images of the Titanic

the wreck site in a series of week-long missions from St. John’s, Newfoundland. For the mission, OceanGate's manned submersible Cyclops 2 will be equipped with cameras and lights from Canadian firm SubC Imaging, including one Rayfin 4K camera, one 1Cam MK6 and Aquorea LED lights, as well as digital video recording and overlay media management software. The advanced equipment will be the primary means for capturing images and video of the iconic wreck throughout the expedition. The collected 4K images and videos will be compiled with sonar and laser scans to create to create a detailed 3D virtual

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VisualSoft Selected for Cable-laying Vessel NKT Victoria

Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. has announced a new contract that will see pipeline and cable survey software installed on the advanced cable laying support vessel NKT Victoria.   Two VisualSoft Four Channel High Definition Digital Video Systems (VisualDVR MCHD) will be supplied to iSURVEY Group, a provider of survey and positioning services to the global oil and gas and telecommunications sectors. The first vessel installation for the newest system in the VisualSoft range, is to be utilized on the NKT Victoria in the Moray Firth.    The NKT Victoria (DNV-GL Class) is a 140m x 30m

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SMP to Supply Wet Bell LARS to Bergen University

fitted via a flat heater panel fixed to the wall.    A three diver air panel and wet bell panel is wall mounted with an access hatch to the rear for maintenance ease. All incoming and outgoing air supplies are hard piped in tungum or stainless steel and a diver monitoring system providing digital video and audio recording of all diving activities has also been installed.   The machinery area is fitted with two hot water machines. The first machine acts as a primary supply to the diver, the feed of which is from a submersible sea water pump. The secondary machine is a fresh water vessel

CH2M diver with Fishers DHC-2, Inset – Grieg Seafarms aquaculture technician with Fishers DV-2 drop video (Photo: JW Fishers)

Underwater Video Aids Aquaculture and Marine Research

high intensity LED lights. The camera is lowered from a topside vessel or platform and continuously transmits live video to the surface for viewing and recording. The subsea picture can be displayed on a TV, video monitor, computer, or Fishers VRM-1 which has a built-in ultra-bright LCD monitor and digital video recorder. The system will allow company officials to oversee the underwater construction process and prove instrumental when the aquafarm goes into full operation.   Another Canadian company involved in aquaculture is SIMCorp with offices in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland

MTR100: AXSUB

a key supplier for the commercial diving industries, hyperbaric industries and military in Canada, with distributors around the world.   The AXSUB team has designed several types of monitoring systems for the underwater and hyperbaric industry. AXSUB manufactures diving equipment such as digital video recorders, low voltage LED lamps, underwater cameras and electronic depth meters, and its systems are used by the key players for video recording and continuous real time depth monitoring of divers.   The AXSUB flagship product is the AxVIEW 2V-RM. Designed for commercial diving operations

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Changing the Game of Subsea Video

is based on embedding a computer into the camera, making it ready for advanced image enhancement and Computer Vision.   Imenco has effectively made a dedicated computer especially designed for low latency video processing, based on Smart Phone technology, the company said, adding that its full digital video transmission opens up an array of applications in the control room.   Similar to the Smart Phone technology, part of Imenco’s philosophy is to ensure an open architecture to allow third parties to fully integrate these cameras into control systems and to write software applications

MTR100: Birns, Inc.

enhance the quality and efficiency of every project from inception to delivery. BIRNS utilizes advanced digital inspection equipment, including a Mitutoyo DCC CMM (Coordinate Measuring Machine) as well as a Video Measuring system, new technology that combines the power of an optical comparator with digital video, hi-res cameras, telecentric optics and LED illumination.   The MTR100 is Marine Technology Reporter's Annual report on 100 leading companies in the subsea industry, published in the July/August 2015 edition of MTR - http://www.marinetechnologynews.com/Magazin

A BIRNS technician inspects an insert with the DCC CMM (Photo: BIRNS)

BIRNS Invests in Testing, Inspection Equipment

, shells and other key components on three separate axes (X, Y, Z). Points are generated which can then be analyzed via regression algorithms.   BIRNS also purchased and is utilizing a Starrett HDV300 Video Measuring system, new technology that combines the power of an optical comparator with digital video, hi-res cameras, telecentric optics and LED illumination. The machine is computerized and comes with a range of lenses that provide micron-level resolution and optical distortion as low as .001 percent for powerfully accurate measurements of straight lines, circles and distances between points

SubVIS ORCA Camera (Image: Imenco)

Designing an HD Camera Platform for the Future

Middle East agent Indepth International Ltd. All the cameras have undergone rigorous testing, both internally and in association with a major ROV manufacturer.  "When we talk with the ROV manufacturers and operators, they recognize that assimilating functionality or smartness into their digital video gives them a competitive edge,” said Wolfsburg. "Building the computer system gives us the ability to incorporate applications in the same ways that 'apps' are used in mobile phones.” This is helped by having access to the raw format before it is encoded. "A permanently

MTR100: AXSUB Inc.

monitoring systems for the Underwater and Hyperbaric Industry. It is capable of developing custom systems in a short period of time related to: Diving and Hyperbaric systems; Tunneling; Equipment performance test beds; Marine and Aquatic Biology. AXSUB is a Manufacturer of Diving Equipment such as Digital Video Recorders, Low voltage LED Lamps, Underwater Cameras and Electronic Depthmeter. AXSUB is a distributor of: Amron International; NUVAIR (compressors & analyzers); Birns Aquamate (underwater connectors); Northern Diver (diver’s gears); Cygnus (Ultrasonic Thickness Gauges); and Subsalve

Digital Edge Subsea's EdgeDVR range

Seatronics Signs Global Contract with Digital Edge Subsea

Seatronics, an Acteon company, has signed a worldwide contract with Digital Edge Subsea Ltd for Digital Edge Subsea’s complete range of digital video inspection systems. Seatronics will be equipped with Digital Edge Subsea systems for each of its global bases and they will be available for both rental and sales. Seatronics, in partnership with Digital Edge Subsea, will offer training locally at each of the six worldwide locations, alongside local service and first level support. John Benson, director, Digital Edge Subsea, said, “Seatronics was chosen because over the past two years

Recovery of Bluefin-12S from A-frame.

Mega Machines Unmanned Systems take Center Stage

the WCROV console allowing for tandem or independent operations. The Sea Maxx is equipped with an advanced undersea HD camera optimized for wide angle close-up inspection and the ability to zoom-in to obtain additional detail. Images are recorded without loss of quality by a high resolution digital video recorder. Upon completion of ROV operations, HD video / stills can be provided to the customer. The HD camera allows operators to obtain 2.0 mega-pixel digital images anytime during operations with or without ROV sensor data overlay. In Development for the system are: • Articulated Claw

IMCA to Hold ROV Training at Oceanology International

positioning, subsea metrology and the use of peripheral sensors, before considering forthcoming work on INS, GIS and out of straightness survey. My presentation will conclude by setting these documents into context alongside the wider range of IMCA offshore survey guidance, including data management, digital video and satellite positioning. I am looking forward to feedback from the audience at the end of the session, and on our stand – number S700 where other technical Advisers and members of the Secretariat from IMCA will be on hand to answer questions about all aspects of our work programme.&rdquo

Tonawanda police diver with Fishers DHC-1, Inset - WJ Castle diver with Fishers MC-1

Underwater Cameras Help Police and Commercial Divers

video was captured Castle’s diver was equipped with JW Fishers MC-1 mini camera with internal high intensity LED ring light. The compact unit was easily attached to the diver’s full face mask. Topside the video was viewed and recorded on Fishers VRM-1 with built-in flat screen monitor and digital video recorder.  Gardner added, “Mr. Castle was very happy with the video we made. Considering the team didn’t have a lot of time to familiarize themselves with the system before the job, I was impressed with how quickly they set it up and how easy it was to use. In a few months our

MTR100 '13 AXSUB Inc.

for the Underwater and Hyperbaric Industry. It is capable of developing reliable custom systems in a very short period of time related to: Diving and Hyperbaric systems; Tunneling; Equipment performance test beds; Marine and Aquatic Biology. AXSUB is a Manufacturer of Diving Equipement such as Digital Video Recorders, Low voltage LED Lamps, Underwater Cameras, Electronic Depthmeter and Breathing Gas Analyser. It is a distributor of: AMRON International NUVAIR (compressors & analyzers); Oxylance (cutting & welding rods); BIRNS Aquamate (underwater connectors); and Subsalve (lift bags). The

Dominion Diving

aid. One innovative piece of technology designed and built in collaboration with the Dal lab was an underwater video system aimed at resolving problems in maintaining safe storage of gathered data. Because DVDs and hard drives are susceptible to damage under harsh conditions, Dominion integrated a digital video tape into a video box with several built in features. “It is quite a complex little box,” said Robin. The previous systems used were quite large, as he motions to nearly the size of the top of his office desk, with two TVs in them. “We shrunk that down. We designed it down

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