Underwater Tracking Camera System

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.

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.

Technical

HD Halibut Specification
· Camera – Sony HD Camera with HD SDI output 16:9
· Switchable format – 1080i/50 1080i/59.94 720p/50 720p/59.94
· Full engineering controls – Iris, gain, aperture, black level, colour balance & saturation
· Full pan / tilt Operation Pan -350 degree pan at to 150 degrees/second
· Tilt – 11 degrees below horiz to 90 degrees above
· Twin joystick control panel with platform positional readout platform
· 60 metre cable to poolside box
· Poolside box power 240v 13a supply Lens 10:1 Zoom 13 degrees – 130 degrees horizontal
· Track Width 230mm
· Max System Speed continuously variable up to 4 m/s
· Max Track length Track – lightweight modular 2 metre sections Can be rigged any length up to 48 metres
· Colour Body and track black
· Motor Intrinsically safe twin 12V motors NOTE: Underwater equipment is run on SELV (safety extra low voltage)
· Connectivity HD SDI from control position
· Camera Control Engineering control from operator position
· Dimensions 120cm x 28cm x 39cm (LxWxH)