Underwater Camera Products and White Glove Support to Achieve:

  • Augmented Reality
  • Virtual Reality
  • Holograms
  • Volumetric Capture
  • Light Field
  • 3D Scanning
  • Bullet-Time
  • Ultra-High Resolution Capture (8k – 100k)
  • ROV VR Piloting Systems

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Customers

The Leader in Underwater Multi-Camera Technologies and ROV VR Piloting Products

Blue Ring develops integrated multi-camera systems to reach unparalleled results. We specialize in building camera technology which pushes the extreme edges of resolution, 3D depth, and telemetry. Our systems are deployed internationally in all types of harsh environments from the deep sea to the Arctic, from Hollywood to Nordic fish farms.

Blue Ring’s Mission

Our mission is to advance underwater scientific research, machine learning, AI, and immersive entertainment through camera systems which produce more data, resolution, and quality than any single camera is capable of.

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Multi-Camera Capabilities

Local Recording and Livestreaming Available for Monoscopic, Stereoscopic, Volumetric, and Light Field Arrays

MONO

STEREO

VOLUMETRIC/LIGHT FIELD

Custom Arrays Optimized for All Types of Environments

FREE-SWIMMING

ROV’s & Submarines

Who We Are

Blue Ring Imaging is an exclusive partnership between VRTUL and The Sexton Corporation to sell and support bleeding edge underwater camera products. Together we have been developing custom underwater housings and software for our clients in marine research, archeology, inspection, the military, and Hollywood.
VRTUL has been the leader in underwater 360 and VR production since 2015, while The Sexton Corporation has been manufacturing underwater camera products since 1968. Together we have partnered for the last 4 years developing award-winning 360 3D content, end-to-end underwater live broadcasting solutions, ROV VR piloting systems, and the highest resolution underwater camera systems in the world. We provide both hardware and software for our clients to enable end-to-end “push button” solutions.

Applications

Our clients draw from a range of industries including Hollywood, deep sea science, exploration, and entertainment broadcast.

Into the Now VR

Tribeca & Cannes 2018 Film Festival selections.

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

Creating immersive ocean experiences in the deep sea.

Seamagine Subs

The first ever high resolution, cinematic 360 camera for the deep sea.

Blue Chip Natural History Productions

ABC Good Morning America

The first ever underwater 360 livestream with ABC GMA in Nassau, Bahamas on May 22nd, 2017. Millions of people watched the stream on both live television and Facebook.

Case Studies

Our clients draw from a range of industries including Hollywood, deep sea science, exploration, and entertainment broadcast.

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

SUMMARY

  • The first ever commercially deployed ROV VR piloting system
  • 180 3D; 4K per eye
  • 4,000 meter rated
  • Utilized by MBARI staff for piloting, scientific analysis, and Blue Chip Natural History stock footage acquisition

Seamagine Subs

SUMMARY

  • The first ever 360 deep sea cinematic camera system
  • 360 2D; 12k resolution
  • 500 meter rated
  • Complete internal sub control system

Team

Casey SappCEO
Casey is both CEO of VRTUL (Virtual Reality Technology Underwater Limited) focused on technology development and production services for underwater cinema, and Blue Ring Imaging designing and manufacturing underwater camera products. VRTUL’s clients include the BBC, Discovery, National Geographic, Good Morning America, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute and many others at the cross section of cinema and science.

Some of Casey’s inventions include the first 360 3D underwater camera system, the first underwater 360 live broadcast (GMA), the first ROV VR piloting system (MBARI), the first 360 cinematic camera on a submarine, and the highest resolution underwater cinematic camera system in the world (MSG Spheres).

In 360/VR storytelling Casey has played many roles as a Producer, DP, Camera Tech, and Post-Supervisor. Most notable productions include: Into the Now (2019), Our Blue Planet VR (2019), Into Water (2019), Immotion Group Blue Ocean Series (2018), Hydrous Immerse (2018), Sharkwater VR (2018), Mako Madness (2017), and Orca 360 (2016).

Jeremy ChildressCTO
Jeremy is Director of Engineering for Blue Ring Imaging and CEO of The Sexton Corporation, a small design and manufacturing company specializing in the development of new and innovative products for use in challenging environments. Services provided include 3D design and drafting, simulated stress analysis, CNC machining and additive manufacturing, electronics assembly, and hydrostatic testing. Jeremy is the resident vision expert with experience in camera technologies, underwater optical systems, networking, and sensor integrations, and also holds a graduate degree from Oregon State University in Marine Sciences.

The Sexton Corporation’s client list includes The Discovery Channel, National Geographic, SpaceX, US Department of Defense, NASA, US EPA, Los Alamos National Laboratory, WHOI, and dozens of universities and private companies worldwide. Notable achievements include: numerous 180/360/VR underwater enclosures for the film industry in partnership with VRTUL (www.VRTUL.co); designing and manufacturing enclosures for use up to 6000 meter depth; supplying custom enclosures for Deadliest Catch and Discovery Shark Week filming; development of an underwater x-ray system for the energy industry and defense department; and providing an underwater high-speed camera system used by Fabien Cousteau during Mission 31. Jeremy leverages his experience in prototype design and manufacturing to create quality commercial products for the film and scientific communities.

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