A new modular camera system housing 3D cameras for underwater filming at depths of up to 260 feet is being put to the test for a new film.
Producer of the housing device is media company Chroma, based in Hamburg, Germany. They’ve produced the DeepSee-X for filming in tight spots underwater. The DeepSee-X will first be used for the film The Caves of the Dead 3D, produced by German company Blue Note Productions. The film explores the underwater landscape of Mexican caves.
It is said that before the advent of the DeepSee-X, they had to keep a distance of at least two meters from the object to get good shots in 3D. With the new rig they can get the close-ups needed for a better 3D experience.
The Caves of the Dead 3D is scheduled for release in mid 2013.
Greg Fischer, @guru_apprentice
Source: Stereoscopy News