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Halibut Camera - Underwater Tracking System

Halibut is a multi-functional underwater HD tracking camera designed for world class swimming events.

The camera moves at speeds up to 4 metres a second, on a lightweight track.  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.

  • Halibut is a fully motorised horizontal camera tracking system designed for swimming, diving and synchronised events to give an underwater perspective of the athletes
  • 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 marker.
  • 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.

Halibut Camera - Underwater Tracking System

Halibut Camera - Underwater Tracking System
Camera Sony HD Camera with HD SDI output 16:9
Switchable format 1080i/50 1080i/59.94 720p/50 720p/59.94
Engineering controls Iris, gain, aperture, black level, colour balance & saturation
Full pan / tilt 350 degree pan up to 150 degrees/second
  Tilt – 11 degrees below horiz to 90 degrees above
Control Twin joystick control panel with platform positional readout platform
Cable 60 metre cable to poolside box
Power 240v 13a supply
Lens 10:1 Zoom 13 degrees – 130 degrees horizontal
Track Width 230mm
Track Length Lightweight modular 2 metre sections Can be rigged any length up to 48 metres
Speed Continuously variable up to 4 m/s
Colour Body and track are 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
Head Dimensions 120cm x 28cm x 39cm (LxWxH)

 

Halibut Camera - Underwater Tracking System

Halibut Camera - Underwater Tracking System

Halibut Camera - Underwater Tracking System