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Boxfish 360


Boxfish 360 spherical camera

With the Boxfish 360 underwater camera, professional content creators can now capture a sharper, more colourful and more exciting perspective of the underwater world.

Large Micro Four Thirds sensors and specially calibrated lenses offer higher clarity and better colour rendition than rigs based on action cameras.

After shooting, the Boxfish App for Windows and Mac copies and organises your files and automatically creaties pre-configured Autopano project files that you can render straight away, saving you valuable time.

The Boxfish 360 is a professional tool that ships fully assembled and custom calibrated. Ready to shoot and with all spares to keep you going on boats or remote locations.



Amazing Image Quality

With three frame-synced MFT cameras, large sensors, and high quality Fujinon lenses the Boxfish 360 rig is capable of much higher image clarity and better colour rendition that far exceeds what rigs based on action cameras can achieve.

Long Battery Life

With our internal battery extender, the Boxfish 360 can record up to three hours of video or photos before you have to change cards or batteries. A single hatch provides quick access to all cards and batteries, which allows you to get back into the water quicker and shoot even more.

Fast Workflow

A single hatch provides tool-less access to the recorded files and for charging. It only takes a minute to swap batteries and cards and you are back in the water faster. And with only three video files to stitch, half that of action camera rigs, the post production process is faster too.

Demo Reel

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Applications

Marine Management and Science

A 360 video or panorama provides the perfect snapshop of an underwater habitat. These snapshops are ideal for counting species with high accuracy, and comparing the effect of management over time. Because capturing the whole 360 sphere reduces the workload underwater, a larger area can be covered during one dive, and the data analysed later in the lab.

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Education and Training

Many governmental and educational organisations as well as sports teams have discovered the effectiveness of immersive technologies like VR and 360 for training. Underwater video recorded by the Boxfish 360 can be used for diver training in many commercial, military, or scientific situations. 360 video provides a very cost-effective way over VR as very few elements have to be digitally created.

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Tourism and Advertising

Attract more patrons with immersive glimpses of the stunning views that await them, and offer virtual tours for less adventurous guests or those not able to enjoy a dive in person. Or simply offer an compelling preview for those having a hard time choosing between options. With the Boxfish 360 both can be created in high quality and cost-effectively.

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Storytelling and Entertainment

Every medium offers a new opportunity for storytelling, and VR/360 is especially suited for a first-person perspective that puts the audience literally into the (dive) boots of a character. Your story in 360 video allows them to experience a visual sensation otherwise not available to them - be it about nature, adventure, or just fun.

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Why shoot underwater 360 video and photos?

Nothing transports you into a different environment like a 360 video. It is even more real than a rendered virtual reality experience. 360 video is therefor quickly transforming entertainment, training, education, and inspection.

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Boxfish 360 - Key Advantages

Amazing video quality

Three large Micro Four Thirds cameras provide 4.9x the sensor area of rigs with six action cameras, resulting in a crisper image and more detail. The larger sensors also offer improved quality at higher ISO values. In timelapse mode the Boxfish 360 shoots RAW images, allowing you full control over image adjustments in post just like with a large DSLR.

Long battery life

The included batteries offer up to 90 minutes continuous or interrupted recording. A spare set of batteries is included, and they can be quickly swapped through the single hatch without tools or taking a camera out. This allows you to quickly change batteries during your surface interval between dives. This is an important feature for operation from small boats, and unique to the Boxfish 360.

Fast workflow

The single access cover and charging port eliminate the need to handle each camera individually, an important factor for a fast pre- and post-dive workflow. With only three seams and precisely synced cameras, the stitching process is extremely fast and efficient.

Reliable

Other than 4K recording, and genlock support, reliability was a deciding factor for choosing the Z-Cam E1 as the camera units for the Boxfish 360. There is nothing more frustrating than returning from a dive to find that one camera didn't record - something that we never experienced with the E1. The Boxfish 360 is a reliable and mature product that's been tested thoroughly from the heat of the tropics to the cold of New Zealand's subantarctic islands.

Efficient

The Boxfish 360 was designed to reduce your work as much as possible. It does not require tools to set up, and you never have to remove the cameras to charge batteries, retrieve files, or adjust settings. That alone is a huge time saver, and a key feature that allows uninterrupted operation from small dive boats.

Whether you're a filmmaker on assignment, or a scientist gathering data - there is never enough time to do everything you have to do. The Boxfish 360 gives you more time to do the important things.

Versatile

The Boxfish 360 is the only 360 underwater rig that gives you full manual control: shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and white balance - everything is fully adjustable. Even in surface rigs this is not common.

Two 3/8" and four 1/4" threads give you many mounting options for monopod, tripod, and lights. Because of the unique configuration it is possible to operate the Boxfish 360 with on-board lights that can illuminate the environment without showing up in the final video. Ask us about it.

Boxfish 360 promo video


How does it work? The easy Boxfish 360 workflow

1. Prepare

Charge batteries inside the Boxfish 360 through AC or DC power supply, and prepare memory cards with the Boxfish App. Turn on the camera, configure it for video or timelapse, record a brief test sequence and close the housing.

2. Shoot

Record one or several videos or timelapse sequences for up to 90 minutes. Dive up to to 1000 feet / 300 meters deep. Attach your lights and accessories to one of several 1/4” and 3/8” mounting points and illuminate your environment for best results.

3. Copy

Open the single hatch to remove all three memory cards and copy the files with the supplied reader and free Boxfish App for Windows and Mac. The App matches files form each camera and creates Autopano projects that are ready to render in up to 5K, saving you hours of your post production time - every time.

4. Render

An Autopano Video project file is pre-configured by the Boxfish App for every recorded video, and Autopano Giga file for every recorded photo. Open the project file and adjust horizon and parallax where necessary, then render in Apple ProRes 5K for editing. Of course you can use any other 360 software like VideoStitch or Mistika if you prefer.

5. Edit

Combine rendered clips from several shoots in your favourite NLE like Premiere Pro or FCPX to tell your story. Plugins allow you to adjust horizon or pan/tilt the view, and you can overlay other media or data from the dive log that was recorded by the Boxfish 360. Export for upload and inject 360 metadata.

6. Distribute

Upload the video to your preferred distribution platform like Vimeo, JW player, Youtube, Littlstar etc. The video is compatible with all popular 360/VR platforms, apps, and goggles.

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Features

Specifications

Package list


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All Products

Neoprene Cover

Large 7mm neoprene bag that perfectly fits over the Boxfish 360 (not included). Protects the domes when handling the camera between shoots.

US$ 105

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Replacement Dome

Optically clear injection molded dome with even thickness rated to 300m. Hand selected and polished.

US$ 149

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Camera Lens Combo

One Z-Cam E1 with ultra wide angle lens. Configured and custom calibrated for the Boxfish 360 to shoot sharp underwater video.

US$ 1490

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Housing with Electronics

Rated to 300m (1000ft) and including domes, camera tray, and data/sync electronics package. Does not include cameras.

US$ 9490

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Boxfish 360 Complete Set

Ready-to-shoot Boxfish 360 rig in hard case including three genlocked cameras, neoprene bag, cards, reader, and spares.

US$ 14990

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Boxfish ROV

The world's only man-portable mini ROV with lag-free uncompressed 4K-UHD video from as deep as 1000m.

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