Mini-3D underwater stereoscopic video camera
Introducing the latest underwater stereoscopic video camera from Curtin’s Centre for Marine Science & Technology.
The Mini-3D underwater stereoscopic video camera has been specifically designed for use on underwater Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) as used in the oil and gas industry. The camera’s small size makes it well suited for use on small inspection ROVs as well as larger vehicles, and it requires no additional cabling or umbilical capacity.
Stereoscopic video provides many advantages over regular 2D video: Improved image understanding, improved ability to see through suspended matter or turbid water, improved ability to see through visual clutter, and an improved ability to judge size and distance. For ROVs that are fitted with a manipulator arm, stereoscopic video also improves teleoperation performance – reducing task times and reducing the risk of damage. Low resolution photogrammetry is also possible.
Good feedback has been received from field-usage of CMST’s stereoscopic video systems: “ROV operators really felt the system was the answer to increasingly difficult/complex manipulator tasks.”
The camera has been developed in cooperation with Welaptega Marine Limited (Canada).
CMST’s range of underwater stereoscopic cameras