11.02.2005 04:19 PM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Researchers take to the air to capture HD view of endangered whales

Scientific researchers study whales up close through Fujinon HD ENG lenses.

To research whale behavior in its most natural state and aid entangled marine mammals off the coast of Cape Cod, scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and several government research organizations, took to the skies in the Fujifilm Blimp with an assortment of Fujinon equipment.

Researchers used a HA25x11.5BERD HD ENG-style lens with a TS-48A external optical stabilization system, and EPT-5E-10D pan/tilt system, to capture HD images of Right, Humpback and Fin whales to provide researchers data to analyze the animals' behavior. Additionally, when converted to high-resolution stills, the images provide critical information about injuries from ship strikes or entanglement in fishing lines. This imagery and data will be shared with researchers around the country.

Three cameras were mounted under the airship, including a remote head Sony HDC-950 and WHOI HDTV stereo mini-camera system. The Fujinon pan/tilt system steers the direction of the cameras. The Sony HDC-X300, with a Fujinon 4.8mm wide-angle lens HAF4.8A-1, was used as a downward looking camera system. The Sony HDW-700a/HDC-950 gyro-stabilized camera, with a Fujinon HA22x7.8BERD lens, was also used. All visual data is captured on the HDCAM, including Fujifilm HD331 HDCAM high-definition stock, to provide the high quality playback and output options for a variety of audiences.

For more information, visit www.fujinon.com.

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