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Cave Diving with the F1

John Boss
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 14:33:45 GMT

As an active user of GoPro products, I like to keep up to date on cool projects that the company is involved in. The other day I saw a series of videos about a team of archeologists that were using GoPros to document cave systems in Central America. It was so cool to watch, I had to share with everyone (if you haven't seen it already): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tu4mPGyQySE It also got me thinking - could we use our F1's to perform similar types of exploration in cave systems?

jefflombardo
Mon, 12 Dec 2016 19:57:04 GMT

I think underwater exploration exploration and mapping will boom in 1-2 years horizon: - the research for understanding how can life sustain in exotic underwater environments; - the research for understanding how life evolve in such underwater environments (i.e. coral reef great dying, acidification of oceans and climate change); - the research for underwater traces of previous life (cause of sea rise or because all that floated, sunk at some point) : http://www.livescience.com/57048-underwater-stone-age-settlement-mapped.html As Google said, oceans are the less know ecosystems. So yes , UHD video will be great but no more than capabilities to represent in 3D, measures temperatures / salinity / acidity /etc. So is important the way we'll be able to onboard tools on the F1. Underwater exploration will be dragged by the same movements as others UAV technologies : self aware positionning, hazard identification, AI / autonomous trajectory plottingé

rivieramayagrip
Sat, 28 Jan 2017 13:17:56 GMT

Hi. I'm Adair Crow. I lit that cave for GoPro using Hydroflex. We wrote earlier about being Beta Testers just for that reason. As the only Lighting, Grip and Electric Company east of Mexico City, representatives of Hydroflex and the only LGE specializing in Cenotes (Go Pro, Nat Geo), offshore underwater work (Hurricane Documentaries) we feel this system not only makes an incredible methodology of mapping and exploring, but also as a pre production and BTS tool for safer and better production. We would very much like to Beta Test and start getting some images and data back to you on this rig. Going underwater again in a week!

John Boss
Mon, 30 Jan 2017 00:29:34 GMT

@rivieramayagrip, welcome to the forum! As I mentioned in my first post here, your work was absolutely fantastic - I've never seen a cave diving series quite like that one. Regarding our beta program, it's currently filled until March, but if you would be interested in applying for a beta unit after the initial tests, or just want to join our beta user community to stay in the loop for future tests, I encourage you to email our beta manager, Chris, at chris@fathomdrone.com. We look forward to working with you!

jefflombardo
Mon, 30 Jan 2017 14:59:25 GMT

A company with an 20.000 leagues under the sea customized front page is to be trusted without question #JulesVerneRocks