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How to (theoretically) film a giant squid in HD

Kraken Hunt #1, 30 miles offshore of Costa Rica in September 2010. Here, we test an HD camera system at a depth of 2000 ft and a water pressure of 900 psi in an effort to image creatures of the deep. The 1080p HD camera and enclosure performed flawlessly and did not show any signs of condensation on the interior of the enclosure during it's trip to depth. The sea floor was approximately 2600 ft below us, so the camera was off the floor by about 600ft. Several Bathyspheric fish can be seen on the way down to 2000 ft. The next round of testing will include a state of the art 2000 lumen LED lighting system that is capable of lasting up to 6 hrs. Our HD camera will also be programmed to record for a full 6 hrs at 1080p 30fps. The LED lighting and rechargeable Li-ion batteries will use the same enclosure as the camera housing for simplicity of design. These camera enclosure were designed to withstand 5000 psi which means they are rated to 10,000 ft. We also have enclosures that are rated to 20,000 ft though find that these are not required for most applications. Both 10,000 ft and 20,000 versions come with optical grade acrylic windows on both ends and can be supported by attaching to eye-bolts.
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