The VRTUL 2 underwater stereoscopic camera system was designed to be the most capable and user friendly underwater storytelling tool. The VRTUL 2 builds on the lessons and capabilities of the VRTUL 1 by enhancing ergonomics, improving dynamic range, doubling frame rates, and streamlining production and post-production.
Depth Rating
200 ft / 60m

Modules

  • Camera Head
  • Monitor / Control Unit

Bouyancy

  • Camera head: slightly positive, can be trimmed with standard dive weights
  • Monitor / control unit: Slightly negative, trimmed with foam inserts
Dome Ports
13x HQ 65mm glass ports

Camera Layout
Parallel camera design allows for a wide seam-free field of view

Stitching

  • Stitchable zone from ~3 feet
  • 4k+ stitched resolution (per eye)
Dynamic Range
13 stops

Shooting Resolution
1920×1080 @ 60fps (23.98, 30, 29.97, 30, and 50.94 also available)

Sync

  • Tri-sync genlock
  • Timecode

Recording Format

  • DNG RAW
  • ProRes 422 HQ
Record Time
Up to 2 hours, with 512 GB cards

Lens System

  • 13x custom modified fisheye lenses
  • Manual iris
  • Fixed focus, custom calibrated for VRTUL 1 dome ports
Audio System
1x H2A Hydrophone directly connected to camera 1 mic input

Video Feed

  • 1x 7” monitor (1920×1200)
  • 13 camera switchable feed
  • Native Blackmagic onscreen metadata (histogram, audio levels, zebra, shutter angle, white balance, ISO, etc.

Underwater Controls

  • Power on/off
  • Record start/stop
  • Shutter angle
  • White balance
  • ISO
Internal Controls (inside housing)

  • Iris
  • Sync gen settings
  • Frame rates
  • Dynamic range
  • Preview assist functions
  • Camera naming
Battery

  • 4x lithium ion batteries
  • >100 Wh / approved for transport by air
  • 1+ hours of record time

Dimensions

  • Camera module: 20.8 x 13.8″ (D x H)
  • Control unit: 10.56 x 10 x 7.52″
    (W x H X L)
Weight

  • Camera module: ~70 lbs
  • Control unit: ~30 lbs