BioQuest Studios deploys a modified Red Gemini housing system with a variety of lens and lighting options.
Its unique features are:
- An external viewfinder for ease of focusing and framing work
- A variety of audio input options, including direct audio recording from underwater communication equipment
- An external director’s monitor with an extension option
- Calibrated for computational resolution increase and thus extraordinary sharp images
- Thrust: 15kg (7.5 kg for each motor).
- Run Time: 30-60 minutes depending on selected speed.
- Speed settings: 3
- Battery: Flight legal 25.2V Lithium Ion
- Battery recharge time: Approximately 2 hours
- Battery change time: Less than 1 minute.
- Depth: 40 metres
- Controls: Bluetooth
- Net weight of CPU: 6kg
Computational Resolution Increase
BioQuest Studios delivers exceptionally sharp and detailed images with the aid of mathematics and machine learning. Higher resolution makes a particularly strong impact on 4k and 8k screens and projections.
Lenses, even the best ones, are limited by the optical laws. They can only resolve the amount of detail restricted by the diffraction limit. In other words, no matter how many megapixels are in the sensor, the image sharpness and the amount of detail is defined by the lens.
Underwater images often come out soft, particularly at a greater depth of field.
To turn a soft image into a sharp one researchers (microscopists, astrophysicists, etc.) use algorithms such as deconvolution. Unlike sharpening features of NLE and image editing tools, deconvolution actually recovers (re-computes) detail from the available data. Deconvolution is not a straight-forward procedure, which is why it is not incorporated into most image editing software.
We calibrate our lenses and cameras with the unique tools of our postproduction workflow to enable resolution increase. Thus we achieve and deliver optically impossible results.
A full-resolution UHD (3840×2160) example below, with a download link on vimeo.