For those with a fast computer and fast Internet: full HD
A flash of inspiration 4 years ago about an underwater camera has become reality in the last quarter of a year activities. For the salmonids the most important activity of the year goes on now and we believe that we can share their doings and what goes on in the surroundings with interested viewers.
For the first time we use a video camera instead of a webcam. The GoPro was recommended by Ivar Taim. The camera was rented from GPS Eesti OÜ www.prokaamera.ee (in the course of tests we managed to drown one camera – to those who try, things happen).
The computer coding of the video stream was put together by Urmas Lett, Eenet www.eenet.ee, the technology was tested and integrated to a whole by ITrotid, www.itrotid.ee and Tiit Lepik, the ”ends” of the transmission were joined on-site by Ivo Kivinurk.
We built and tested many underwater boxes; in completing these Endel Grensmann, www.aerofoto.ee spent brain and hand power. Akvaariumi Stuudio, www.akvaarium.ee helped with the construction of the aquarium.
Specialists Kunnar, Ivar, Ene ja Heino of the Põlula Kalakasvatus (Põlula Fish Rearing Department) were a great help. Without their observations and notes all would have been significantly more involved.
In complementing the light assembly Rein Maran, www.gaviafilm.ee supported our our own knowledge and experiences. Underwater photographer Kaido Haagen, www.kaidohaagen.com advised in the installation.
Film men Tõnu Talpsep, Riho Västrik and many enthusiasts gave good advice and took part in many relevant discussions.
Of course it is possible to reflect the underwater world even better in natural conditions. We are moving towards this.
The happenings in camera view will surely be mirrored by the LK foorum.
Looduskalender keeps an eye on events and will introduce the life mode of those whom we see in camera view.