The Leaders in ZCam E2 Underwater Products

  • A full hardware and software ecosystem for ZCam underwater applications
  • Blue Ring Imaging’s mission is to provide a durable, versatile housing capable of utilizing the full functionality of the E2 underwater
  • Known and trusted by National Geographic, BBC, Discovery, NASA, Seamagine, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, and many other top brands for custom underwater products

Customers

The Premier ZCam E2 Underwater Housing

The E2 is a “unicorn” ethernet based camera capable of shooting high resolution, high frame rates, cinematic image quality, perfect multi-camera synchronization, and remote control. It is lightweight and compact utilized in a wide variety of environments, from blue chip natural history productions to volumetric 3D reconstruction.

Key Features of Blue Ring Underwater Housing

  • Complete Camera Control via LANC and Assignable Buttons
  • Lightweight (12 lbs. in air)
  • Durable and Versatile – compatible with a majority of MFT lenses in the market
  • Ethernet and Multi-Cam Synchronization available
  • 4K resolution, 160fps, ProRes 422, ZRAW
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Specifications

Weight

In Air: 12 lbs.
In Water: Slightly negative and adjustable

Stand Alone Controls

  • 5 assignable buttons
  • Power On/Off
  • Record Start/Stop

Depth Rating

150 feet / 45 meters

Included Items

  • Aluminum-made housing with handles
  • Spare tools and O-Rings
  • 4.5″ dome port

Other Accessories Available

  • Custom doors for Nauticam, Aquatica, or Ikelite components to accommodate zoom lenses
  • Blue Ring’s custom LANC solution (info available upon request)
  • Blue Ring extenders for prime and fisheye lenses
  • Pelican case with custom foam insert
  • Vacuum seal
  • Custom Ethernet or Sync cable
  • Flat Port
  • Port chart available upon request

3 Configurations

Swim

$2,500

  • Our base model which is lightweight and untethered. SWIM is great for surfing and scuba diving.
  • No ethernet or multi-cam synchronization capability.

Network Power

$3,000

  • Everything is the same as SWIM with one additional Ethernet port on the back for full remote control capability.

Multi-Cam Sync

$3,500

  • Includes the Ethernet port, plus an additional connector for multi-camera synchronization (up to 100x E2’s simultaneously).

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 to support the Z-Cam E2 since November 2018 when it was first released for our clients in marine research, archeology, inspection, and cinematic storytelling.
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, and the highest resolution underwater camera systems in the world. We love the ZCam E2 and have already invested heavily in hardware and software to support it. We are excited to now share all of our work with you.

Applications

The best technology isn’t developed by individuals; it happens through deeply invested working relationships across a range of industries and domain expertise.

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.

Team

Casey SappBlue Ring CEO
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 ChildressDirector of Engineering
Jeremy has been with The Sexton Corporation since 2010 and oversees all aspects of the business. Prior to joining the team we knew Jeremy as a customer studying Dungeness crabs and low oxygen zones off the Oregon coast. His drive, technological savvy, and natural leadership abilities have contributed to our growth substantially.

Jeremy has lead the research and design process of our new stock product line and is our resident expert on Machine Vision integration, optical systems, networking, and sensors.

Jeremy received his B.S. in Marine Biology from Millersville University in 2005 and his M.S. in Marine Resource Management from Oregon State University in 2010. He is a photographer, PADI certified scuba diver, and an active member and current Chair of the Oregon Marine Technology Society.

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