Typhoon

Robust high resolution colour underwater video camera

The Typhoon combines the latest CCD technology with digital enhancements and a wide dynamic range, which compensates for bright backgrounds or low-light conditions to provide clear, low noise video with excellent contrast. The auto white balance maintains natural colours under wide ambient lighting conditions and also the Digital Slow Shutter (DSS) and IR Cut Filter options deliver higher sensitivity at low levels of illumination.

The Tritech Typhoon has an auto-focus zoom lens capable of maintaining focus throughout optical and digital zoom ranges. PAL and NTSC standards are supported.

Optical and digital functions can be controlled via a user-friendly GUI or integrated within an ROV control system via an RS232 command protocol. Alternatively, focus and zoom can be controlled by analogue signal inputs. The Typhoon can also be supplied with an integral over-voltage protected Video Line Driver fitted with selectable gain. This can compensate for video signal attenuation through longer cables.

Fitted with an Ivanoff Corrected lens system the Typhoon Colour Zoom Camera optimises picture quality by reducing radial distortion and chromatic aberration. In benchmark tests, the Typhoon delivered sharper definition and better colour rendering than similar cameras.