[Coral-List] Underwater video surveys and gear
agibbs at usgs.gov
Wed May 7 15:33:33 EDT 2008
Hello Brad -- A small and lightweight video system is available from
the SeaViewer company in Florida (http://www.seaviewer.com/). We
built a small aluminum frame for it so we could tow it behind a boat.
We also used an integrated hardware/software package from Red Hen
Systems (http://redhensystems.com) to georeference the video and
interactively annotate points along the video transect within their
GIS (MediaMapper) software (also integrates with ESRI products).
You can check out the following publication for more information on
our methodology for mapping benthic habitats in Hawaii ...
Feel free to contact me for more information.
>Hi Folks, Apr 30
>Could those of you with experience doing UW video take a moment to give
>I'm a newbie at this and have a modest budget to get started with (about
>$2-3k). I'm hoping to run benthic surveys (%cover, coral diversity,
>urchin abundance) as well as survey fish diversity (perhaps abundance).
>I'd like to have lights as well. I don't think I need (or can afford) a
>HD camera initially. I'm also wondering about video analysis software
>for a PC or Mac. I've heard about the Top Dawg
>(http://www.topdawgvideo.com/) but assume many of you have experience
>with other systems that I should also consider. If you would, could you
>email me to discuss?
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