Underwater 8K Drone for Filmmaking
Boxfish Luna is the next-generation 8K drone from Boxfish Research. It is designed for underwater wildlife filmmaking, underwater cinematography and ocean research. Only in October 2022, free Sony A1* camera with the Boxfish Luna order – talk with our sales teams about the offer details.
Boxfish Luna is the only underwater drone with a full-frame 8K camera for professional cinematography and natural history filmmaking. The drone’s camera allows filmmakers to shoot amazing 8K video and 50MP digital stills underwater.
The underwater drone makes documenting scientific imagery and data quick, easy and safe. Operators can equip Boxfish Luna with up to eight sensors or add-ons for research and data collection.
Drone Solution for 8K Underwater Filmmaking
The cinematography and wildlife filmmaking industries face many challenges when working underwater.
- Cinematographers must manage multiple factors. These include dive time, air consumption, and camera housing.
- Wildlife documentary filmmakers must also be aware of animal behaviour. They cannot focus solely on capturing the perfect underwater footage.
- Commercial diving’s health and safety regulations can make underwater film production complicated and expensive. Scuba divers can also disturb some marine species.
- Traditional underwater filming methods are slow, requiring complex underwater camera equipment and planning. This is particularly the case in the uncontrolled ocean environment.
Boxfish Luna helps minimise these issues. Using a drone increases marine safety and lowers the cost of underwater cinematography and research expeditions. The drone enables wildlife filmmakers to get very close to marine life. Thus, allowing them to capture stunning underwater footage of decisive moments.
Key Features of the Underwater 8K Drone
Stable & Manoeuvrable
Film super-smooth shots similar to aerial cinematography
Portable & User-friendly
Set up and deploy the drone in minutes with a two-person team
Intuitive Control Console
Control underwater lighting, drone camera position and camera settings on the surface
Professional Full-frame Sony Drone Camera
Capture up to 8K video and up to 50MP underwater photographs
High-speed Fibre-optic Tether
Monitor live-streamed 4K underwater video with near-zero latency on the surface
Changeable Drone Camera & Lenses
Switch between a Sony A7SIII or Sony ⍺1 (Alpha) camera and swap camera lenses
Shallow or Deep-sea Filming
The large optical dome can be swapped from acrylic to glass for 1000m filming
Lightweight & Compact
Explore small spaces that are dangerous or not accessible to divers
UN38.3 Travel Safety Compliant
ROV lithium battery is UN38.3 certified for safe transport
Upgradeable to 1000m
|Portable||Weight in air (salt water ballast): 25kg (55lbs).|
Dimensions (l/w/h): 714mm (28in)/ 435mm (17in)/ 351mm (14in).
|Primary Camera||Integrated Sony α1 (Boxfish Luna 8K) or Sony A7SIII (Boxfish Luna 4K) professional mirrorless camera.|
Capacity depends on camera selection. Full frame Sony camera delivering up to 8K 30p and up to 4K 60p/120p recording. Up to 4K30p ProRes RAW and 4K 30p 10-bit 4:4:4 recording at the surface. Up to 50MP digital stills.
|Navigation Cameras||Forward and reverse navigation cameras – FHD 180-degree wide-angle.|
|Surface Control Station||17″ 4K UHD main display, 10″ sunlight-readable secondary navigation display and three joy sticks for easy control.|
Complete control of camera settings, including focus, white balance and ISO.
Splash-proof open. Waterproof closed.
|Battery Capacity & Endurance||Equipped with a 600 Wh battery with 4-15 hours endurance and 5-hour recharge via AC (typical).|
Fast 1-hour recharge optional.
|Underwater Lighting||Dimmable, high CRI forward lighting consisting of 2 x 8,500 lumens mounted on adjustable arms. Option to add two extra video lights.|
|High-Speed Tether||Ultra-lightweight, neutrally buoyant 2.7mm diameter fibre optic tether with a breaking strength of 110kg.|
Upgradeable to 4.3mm high-strength tether and from standard 200m to 5,000m length.
|Flexibility||Built-in payload capacity for installation of up to eight accessories or sensors.|
Request a brochure. Or talk with an expert about your shoot and the beneﬁts of using our professional underwater drone for filmmaking.
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