Key features of cinematography

CINEMATOGRAPHY

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.

Cinematography features

Filming the perfect shot

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.

Extended mission time

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.

New possibilities

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.

Cinematography expeditions

Aurora Trust Foundation

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.

Russian Geographical Society Expedition

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.

Selected models

C-Explorer series

C-Explorer Series
  • C-Explorer 3
    300 M 1,000 Ft
    6,010 KG 13,250 Lb
    3
  • C-Explorer 5
    200 M 650 Ft
    7,340 KG 16,180 Lb
    5
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C-Researcher series

C-Researcher Series
  • C-Researcher 2
    500 M 1,640 Ft
    5,750 KG 12,700 Lb
    2
  • C-Researcher 2
    1,140 M 3,740 Ft
    7,200 KG 15,800 Lb
    2
  • C-Researcher 2
    3,000 M 9,840 Ft
    9,960 KG 21,950 Lb
    2
  • C-Researcher 3
    300 M 1,000 Ft
    6,300 KG 13,900 Lb
    3
  • C-Researcher 3
    1,140 M 3,740 Ft
    8,900 KG 19,620 Lb
    3
  • C-Researcher 3
    2,500 M 8,200 Ft
    11,300 KG 24,910 Lb
    3
  • C-Researcher 3 LH
    500 M 1,640 Ft
    4,100 KG 9,040 Lb
    3
  • C-Researcher 3 LH
    1,700 M 5,570 Ft
    10,500 KG 23,150 Lb
    3
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Cruise Sub series

Cruise Sub Series
  • Cruise Sub 5
    500 M 1,640 Ft
    8,500 KG 18,750 Lb
    5
  • Cruise Sub 5
    1,140 M 3,750 Ft
    11,000 KG 24,250 Lb
    5
  • Cruise Sub 5
    1,700 M 5,570 Ft
    16,000 KG 35,260 Lb
    5
  • Cruise Sub 7
    300 M 1,000 Ft
    9,500 KG 20,940 Lb
    7
  • Cruise Sub 7
    1,140 M 3,740 Ft
    14,500 KG 31,970 Lb
    7
  • Cruise Sub 9
    300 M 1,000 Ft
    11,000 KG 24,250 Lb
    9
  • Cruise Sub 11
    200 M 650 Ft
    13,300 KG 29,320 Lb
    11
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HiPer Sub series

HiPer Sub Series
  • Hiper Sub 2
    100 M 330 Ft
    2,500 KG 5,510 Lb
    2
  • Hiper Sub 4
    100 M 330 Ft
    3,200 KG 7,050 Lb
    4
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Super Yacht Sub series

Super Yacht Sub 3
  • Super Yacht Sub 3
    300 M 1,000 Ft
    3,800 KG 8,380 Lb
    3
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C-Explorer series
C-Researcher series
Cruise Sub series
HiPer Sub series
Super Yacht Sub series
  • C-Researcher series

    C-Researcher Series
    • C-Researcher 2
      500 M 1,640 Ft
      5,750 KG 12,700 Lb
      2
    • C-Researcher 2
      1,140 M 3,740 Ft
      7,200 KG 15,800 Lb
      2
    • C-Researcher 2
      3,000 M 9,840 Ft
      9,960 KG 21,950 Lb
      2
    • C-Researcher 3
      300 M 1,000 Ft
      6,300 KG 13,900 Lb
      3
    • C-Researcher 3
      1,140 M 3,740 Ft
      8,900 KG 19,620 Lb
      3
    • C-Researcher 3
      2,500 M 8,200 Ft
      11,300 KG 24,910 Lb
      3
    • C-Researcher 3 LH
      500 M 1,640 Ft
      4,100 KG 9,040 Lb
      3
    • C-Researcher 3 LH
      1,700 M 5,570 Ft
      10,500 KG 23,150 Lb
      3
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  • Cruise Sub series

    Cruise Sub Series
    • Cruise Sub 5
      500 M 1,640 Ft
      8,500 KG 18,750 Lb
      5
    • Cruise Sub 5
      1,140 M 3,750 Ft
      11,000 KG 24,250 Lb
      5
    • Cruise Sub 5
      1,700 M 5,570 Ft
      16,000 KG 35,260 Lb
      5
    • Cruise Sub 7
      300 M 1,000 Ft
      9,500 KG 20,940 Lb
      7
    • Cruise Sub 7
      1,140 M 3,740 Ft
      14,500 KG 31,970 Lb
      7
    • Cruise Sub 9
      300 M 1,000 Ft
      11,000 KG 24,250 Lb
      9
    • Cruise Sub 11
      200 M 650 Ft
      13,300 KG 29,320 Lb
      11
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  • Super Yacht Sub series

    Super Yacht Sub 3
    • Super Yacht Sub 3
      300 M 1,000 Ft
      3,800 KG 8,380 Lb
      3
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  • C-Explorer series

    C-Explorer Series
    • C-Explorer 3
      300 M 1,000 Ft
      6,010 KG 13,250 Lb
      3
    • C-Explorer 5
      200 M 650 Ft
      7,340 KG 16,180 Lb
      5
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  • HiPer Sub series

    HiPer Sub Series
    • Hiper Sub 2
      100 M 330 Ft
      2,500 KG 5,510 Lb
      2
    • Hiper Sub 4
      100 M 330 Ft
      3,200 KG 7,050 Lb
      4
    Learn about the HiPer Sub series
Model Overview
feet/poundsmeter/kilogram
  • Occupants (min.)

    2
    11
  • Depth (min.)

    100
    3000
    328
    9840
  • Weight (max.)

    2480
    16000
    5465
    35270
  • Height (max.)

    150
    290
    60
    120