HD Halibut is a multi-functional underwater HD tracking camera designed for world-class swimming, diving and synchronised events to give an underwater perspective of the athletes. The camera moves at speeds up to 4 metres a second, on a lightweight track. HD Halibut has a 10:1 HD zoom lens and is controlled by one operator using two joysticks, one for the pan and tilt and the other operating the drive mechanism. The camera system allows full pan, tilt and zoom operation and can track in front of a swimmer at 50m world record pace
- For lane swimming, the system track is positioned in the centre of the black lane marker and its length is the maximum allowed by FINA i.e. the length of the black lane market.
- For swimming, the system is used to track in front of a competitor once they’ve entered the pool
- For diving, the system is placed against dive pool wall tracking diver entry and swim to the surface
The system is designed for fast turnaround and can be repositioned overnight between swimming and synchronised disciplines.