Live video from an underwater robot

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  1. Best pitch line ever. “I thought you might be interested in giant robots and 900+km of fibre optic cable deploying a sensor network at an active submarine volcano.”

    Why yes. Yes, I am interested.
    Thank you for thinking of me.

  2. brerrabbit23 says:

    Can your robot also play Guitar Hero?

    • narddogz says:

      Heh, I saw that right away, too!

      Also, “Active Submarine Volcano” is a great name for a band.

    • Chrs says:

      Clever idea, though, just mounting a color swatch into an unused part of the arm.  You get both shadowed and unshadowed regions, lets you do color correction after the fact very nicely. 

  3. HenryPootel says:

    Awesomeness of awesome!  Squared!

  4. HenryPootel says:

    Operations coming up in a bit over an hour.  

  5. Mister44 says:

    Robots under water (two of my favorite things), almost make up for the monkeys in doll masks (stuff if nightmares).

  6. Ed McNichol says:

    Chrs - 

    The electrical tape is indeed used as a color reference. We also use a color chart from DSC Labs (“Splash”). 

    We can shade the camera from the ROV control room. It’s an Ikegami box camera with a Fujinon lens in an Insite Pacific housing. So we have a full camera control unit, Sony broadcast monitor, waveform and vectorscope to help us capture good content. And we can also color correct in post right here on the vessel.

    -Ed

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