Boxfish Luna Underwater Drone offers 4K ProRes Raw

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Boxfish Research has announced that the Luna underwater drone now offers the option of capturing full frame 4K ProRes RAW at 30 fps. It has either a Sony a7s3 or a1 camera, which feeds out to the surface control console via umbilical for recording, monitoring, and adjusting exposure settings.

Press release

Boxfish Luna Gives Underwater Cinematographers the Creative Flexibility of ProRes RAW

Today, Boxfish Research announces that their next-generation cinematography drone, the Boxfish Luna, now allows professional underwater videographers to capture full-frame 4K ProRes RAW video at 30 frames per second. This new product feature boosts the capacity of filmmakers to capture stunning underwater imagery with ease.

The Boxfish Luna utilizes the advanced imaging capabilities of an integrated Sony A7SIII or Sony ⍺1* camera recording in 10-bit or ProRes RAW, capturing underwater environments with brilliant color and clarity. Recording is done at the surface, allowing for SSDs to be swapped for unlimited recording capacity. The remotely operated vehicle’s control console enables real-time surface monitoring on its built-in 17” 4K display and the ability to precisely manage shutter speed, aperture, zoom, focus, white balance, ISO, and exposure. The new capacity to record in ProRes RAW provides the maximum dynamic range and gives Boxfish Luna users further creative control and flexibility in post-production.

The Boxfish Luna opens up new underwater depths to professional videographers enabling them to record an exceptional quality image at 1000 meters. Users are not restricted by the depth ratings of camera housings or hampered by a heavy, cumbersome system with limited mobility and short battery life. The Boxfish Luna weighs only 27kg, is easy to set up, deploy and maneuver, offers active stabilization, a full six-degrees-of-freedom, and can hover up to 15 hours per charge.

This advanced cinematography drone allows underwater filmmakers to shoot in unique locations inaccessible to scuba divers because of issues with depth or tight spaces. Boxfish Luna’s superior maneuverability and compact profile facilitate image capture of decisive moments without disturbing marine species.