AUCKLAND, New Zealand - Jan. 19, 2023 - PRLog -- Recording rich experiences and deep habitats for tourism and science
360 cameras have the unique ability to quickly capture the full 360-degree surroundings in a single panorama photo or video. This makes them the perfect tool to record the overall experience and atmosphere as a memory, and to document an environment for later study. Videographers and scientists are now increasingly interested in depths between 30m and 150m, which have so far remained largely unexplored. The human impact on these environments is not limited to climate change and plastic pollution, but also includes everyday activities like fishing, trawling, dredging, drilling and increased sedimentation from rivers.
New compact housing aids new research of human impact at greater depths
Previously, videographers and scientists had to choose between small consumer-grade poly-carbonate housings and large machined professional-grade equipment. For many projects neither option is a workable solution. The Mantis RS360 housing for the Insta360 ONE RS 1-Inch 360 Edition now closes this gap with a durable, reliable housing rated to 250m (820 feet) for a capable but equally affordable 360 camera. The combination now allows scientists and videographers to capture stunning 6K 360-degree underwater videos and 21MP photos with outstanding dynamic range at great depths thanks to the large dual 1-inch sensors of the camera.
Each Mantis RS360 housing is machined from an aluminum block and hard anodized for optimal strength and corrosion protection, making it a durable and long-lasting solution for underwater videography that has been tested to 300m (984 feet). The housing is engineered to optimally dissipate the heat generated by the camera into the surrounding water, allowing the camera to operate continuously without heat exhaustion – a common problem with consumer housings made from polycarbonate plastic. At the same time, it is a fraction of the price of other aluminum-body 360 degree camera housings.
User-friendly and extensible
Leveraging the camera's quick capture mode, the Mantis RS360 housing provides a single button to turn the camera on/off and start/stop a recording at the same time. This saves precious battery life and makes it the perfect companion for underwater 360 photographers and videographers of all skill levels. An integrated bulkhead port allows the user to power and control the camera externally, for example with a separate battery pack or from an underwater drone (ROV). With 6K video and 21MP photo capabilities, ease of use and extreme depth rating, this housing opens up new possibilities for underwater videographers, scientists and deep sea explorers looking to capture stunning, high resolution images and videos of the ocean's beauty and marine life.
The Mantis RS360 is available for purchase now on the Mantis Sub website, https://www.mantis-sub.com/products/p/mantis-rs360, for US$1,680.00.
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