The VideoRay Remotely Operated Vehicle has become extremely prevalent in Broadcast Television and Film productions around the world. Its high quality video, portability and ease of use, and ability to access dangerous or confined environments have made it the star of numerous documentaries and TV productions.
VideoRay ROVs have been included in several episodes of the History Channel’s Monsterquest, the popular CBS crime drama CSI: Las Vegas (Crime Scene Investigation), numerous Discovery Channel productions, the BBC production Primeval, several NOVA productions, four seasons of Expedition Great White and Shark Men on the National Geographic Channel, and the recent high profile Dark Secrets of the Lusitania on National Geographic Channel where the VideoRay actually penetrated the remains of the famed WWI shipwreck.
Not only do production companies find the VideoRay an easy way to gather high quality underwater footage, they also find that it looks cool on camera!
Glass porthole from the Lusitania Site - still HD frame grab from the VideoRay Pro 4 HD
Same Glass Porthole after recovery - Archaeologists Lar Dunne and Julieanne O'Donoghue take the first brass porthole recovered from the divers and prepare it for safe storage and shipment.
Guardian Octopus of the Lusitania Site - still HD frame grab from the VideoRay Pro 4 HD
Telemotor from the Lusitania Site - still HD frame grab from the VideoRay Pro 4 HD
Telemotor (medium shot) from the Lusitania Site - still HD frame grab from the VideoRay Pro 4 HD
Telemotor (close up detail) from the Lusitania Site - still HD frame grab from the VideoRay Pro 4 HD
The heavier lifting equipment of the Rón Carraig were required to lift the heavy phosphor-bronze telegraph for one of the Lusitania's engines. Here she is pictured breaking surface for the first time since the disaster in 7-May-1915. Archaeologist Lar Dunne take photos of the telemotor as she breaks surface for the first time in 96 years guided into the boat by technical diver Eoin McGarry.
Lusitania telemotor safely onboard.
Shark Men Captain Brett McBride, Chris Fischer, and Captain Jody Whitworth with their VideoRay Pro 4 ROV sub. The VideoRay captures unique underwater point of view footage of the sharks they study for their scientific and documentary research. Photo: Rick Gershon
Early version HD camera on a Pro 4 for Season 1 of Expedition Great White on National Geographic Channel
Piloting the ROV with Chris Fischer and a shark scientist while the camera rolls.
Still HD Image of a 16 ft. Great White filmed with the VideoRay Pro 4 HD ROV.
Still HD image of a 16 ft. Great White filmed with the VideoRay Pro 4 HD ROV.
Still HD Image of a Tiger Shark taking the bait - filmed with the VideoRay Pro 4 HD ROV.