Stereoscopic video equipment
The Centre for Marine Science & Technology has developed a range of stereoscopic video hardware for use in a wide range of applications.
Stereoscopic video (or 3D video) provides many benefits over the use of 2D video. A 3D display provides a more realistic and dynamic presentation and for remote control applications it can increase the performance of the operator of the remote equipment. The following range of equipment is available:
Mini-3D underwater stereoscopic video camera
The ‘Mini-3D’ is our latest and smallest underwater stereoscopic video camera. The camera is designed for use in the oil and gas industry on ROVs (Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicles) and has a range of video output options to maintain compatibility with a wide variety of ROVs. It is available in 300m and 1000m depth rated housings.
Compact underwater stereoscopic video camera
This underwater stereoscopic video camera is designed for use in the offshore oil industry with Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) at depths down to 4000m.
Stereoscopic display systems
The Centre’s stereoscopic video cameras can be used with a wide range of commercially available stereoscopic 3D displays, including new flat-panel 3D displays and autostereoscopic (no-glasses) 3D displays.
3D video multi-standard converter
This unit allows field-sequential 3D video to be converted between the NTSC and PAL video standards. It is also capable of converting 3D video to 2D and performing time base correction. A pair of these units can be used with a pair of video projectors to set up a large screen 3D video projection system. 3D Video conversion services are available.
S-video demux – field-sequential 3D video de-multiplexer
This unit demultiplexes field-sequential 3D video into two separate left and right video signal streams. The unit is compatible with both the NTSC 3.58 and PAL video standards. The primary application of this unit is to drive a pair of polarised video projectors to set up a large screen 3D video projection system.
3D video multiplexer (3DMUX)
This device allows field-sequential 3D video to be generated from a pair of genlocked video cameras. It is compatible with both the PAL and NTSC video standards. The output signal can be recorded on a standard video recorder or viewed directly on an appropriate 3D display.