Just like the first underwater films from Hans Hass and Cousteau, underwater cinematography captures the imagination of millions. Imagine going deeper, further and longer underwater than any conventional film-maker ever could. U-Boat Worx offers professional film producers the opportunity to film and direct from the safety and comfort of a private submersible.
The primary difficulty in underwater camera usage is sealing the camera from water at high pressure while maintaining the ability to operate it. Diving masks inhibit the ability to view the camera image and see the monitoring screen clearly through the camera housing. Historically, the size of the video camera was a limiting factor, requiring large housing to enclose the separate camera and recording deck. The U-Boat Worx submersibles are equipped with 4K pan & tilt cameras and 60,000 lumen of light, you can stay submersed for hours at a time and acquire all the footage in one dive. While the recording deck is housed inside the submarine, the operator can obtain a true sense of the material he is shooting.
Our environmentally friendly lithium-ion battery system – developed in-house by U-Boat Worx – results in a 350% increase of battery capacity when compared to traditional submersibles that use lead-acid battery power. The technology has been tested to 4,000 meters below, and stores a total of 62 kWh in compact battery modules. An abundance of power makes it possible to apply more and stronger electrical thrusters, extend mission time, install additional lights, and halve travel time between the surface and the ocean floor.
the submersibles from U-Boat Worx open up a whole new range of possibilities for documentary film makers. Never before was it possible to travel deeper and stay submerged longer with more than enough battery power to spare for lights and camera’s.
The U-Boat Worx submersibles can be equipped a mobile film platform for the underwater exploration of wrecks that have never before been captured on film.
A team of scientists and experts under the direction of the Professor Sebastiano Tusa, Superintendent of the Seas for Sicily, set out to investigate Roman shipwrecks, originally discovered by Aurora Trust Foundation in 2009 and 2010. The depths at which these wrecks lie, are far beyond the capabilities of regular SCUBA divers. With the use of the advanced 3-person C-Explorer 3, the wrecks could be documented in great detail to be preserved for the next generation.
The Russian Geographical Society used two U-Boat Worx submarines during a operation – a C-Quester 2 and C-Explorer 3 – at the site of the fall of aircraft Tu-154 in Sochi.