A virtual press conference from Sound & Video Contractor

DEEP EXPLORERS SELECTS FUJINON WIDE ANGLE LENS TO DOCUMENT ‘GRAVEYARD OF THE ATLANTIC’

Video Crew Chronicles Historic Dive of USS Monitor for NOAA, Rutgers University

WAYNE, NJ –Diving professionals from Deep Explorers used a Fujinon XS13x3.3BRM wide angle lens to document an historic dive off the coast of Cape Hatteras, N.C., in June. In cooperation with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of the Marine Sanctuaries and Rutgers University Institute of Marine and Coastal Science, Deep Explorers gathered data on the wreck of the USS Monitor, a U.S. Navy warship that has been resting 230 feet down on the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean for more than 150 years.

The company produced a series of video segments, entitled Graveyard of the Atlantic, which were posted on the NOAA website during the expedition. A Sony PDW F350 XDCAM camera paired with the Fujinon XS13x3.BRM lens served as the primary topside camcorder for recording interviews and stand-ups of divers and scientists conducting research of the wreck and its surrounding marine habitat. The team opted for Sony HVR-Z7U HDV camcorders in Amphibico as the primary underwater camera rig. All footage was edited on location using a combination of Apple Final Cut Pro and PC based Adobe Premiere Pro CS3.

“Audiences of natural history documentaries have come to expect extraordinary footage. Outfitting our topside camera with the XS13x3 BRM Fujinon lens gave us stunning pictures,? said Deep Explorers executive producer Dan Crowell. “We were thrilled at the picture quality when we first began shooting, and the ultra-sharp Fujinon glass produced stellar results. We also found the lightweight lens performed well in low and changing light conditions.?

The videos chronicled the unique challenges that were part of the expedition 16 miles off the North Carolina coast. According to Crowell, conditions were often far from ideal during production. At some points, dive conditions were too treacherous to allow exploration of the wreck.

“There were times when we could not dive, so we had to make the most of our topside segments,? Crowell explained. “The weather was an obstacle for much of the week, so the segments shot with the Fujinon lenses were thrust into the forefront.?

At just 15×8 feet, the confined space of the boat deck could have been an obstacle, but the Fujinon wide angle lens was able to capture the action. “The Fujinon XS13x3.3BRM allowed us to shoot on a relatively small boat and make it appear much larger,? Crowell said. “We got extremely positive reactions from viewers as well as from people who were with us on the boat.?

About Fujinon
Fujinon is a major manufacturer and distributor of optics and lens assemblies for the broadcast, digital cinema and industrial markets. The company’s line of television zoom lenses are used in virtually every segment of the broadcast industry, including electronic newsgathering, studio and field production, and high definition television. For more information about Fujinon broadcast and communications products, call (973) 633-5600 or visit our web site at www.fujinonbroadcast.com.

# # #

Fujinon, 10 High Point Drive, Wayne, New Jersey 07470. Phone: 973-633-5600.
Fax: 973-633-5216. Web site: www.fujinon.com.

Editor’s Note: Color photographs from the shoot are available upon request.

Digg Syndication Del.icio.us Syndication Google Syndication MyYahoo Syndication Reddit Syndication

Related Topics: News

METRIC HALO ULN-8’s FRONT IMMERSIVE IDEAL – A RECORDING SESSION ON DISPLAY AT D.C. AREA MUSEUM
Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems to Sponsor POD 2014 In Quebec
FiberPlex Announces New Converter for Unified Communications
Trivium, The ME, And New Yamaha QL: A “Three-Way Logical” Combination
LECTROSONICS NOW SHIPPING DNT16i and DNT0212 AUDIO PROCESSORS WITH DANTE™
Third Person, First Rate Projection: TDC delivers tech and crew to ground-breaking Australian movie production for TEDx Sydney
Community Announces Millar Electronics as Southeast USA Rep Firm
HARMAN Professional Audio System Rolls Out at bluO Bowling Center In Chandigarh, India
136th Audio Engineering Society Convention to Feature Keynote from Leading Audio Researcher Wieslaw Woszczyk
Christie’s Sim Roadshow in Orlando, April 30 and May 1

About

Stay up to date on the latest technology news. Select press representatives post company news several times a day. Check back often to get the latest news on product releases, mergers and acquisitions, and product applications. To be included in this virtual press conference, please contact The Wire.

Calendar

August 2009
M T W T F S S
« Jul   Sep »
 12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31  

Your Account

Subscribe

Subscribe to RSS Feed

Subscribe to MyYahoo News Feed

Subscribe to Bloglines

Google Syndication