Underwater Tracking System

The Halibut is our tracking system for our underwater remote heads that can keep up with even the fastest swimmers.

HD Halibut is a multi-functional underwater HD tracking camera designed for world-class swimming, diving and synchronised events to give an underwater perspective of the athletes. The camera moves at speeds up to 4 metres a second, on a lightweight track. HD Halibut has a 18:1 HD zoom lens and is controlled by one operator using two joysticks, one for the pan and tilt and the other operating the drive mechanism. The camera system allows full pan, tilt and zoom operation and can track in front of a swimmer at 50m world record pace

  • For lane swimming, the system track is positioned in the centre of the black lane marker and its length is the maximum allowed by FINA i.e. the length of the black lane marker.
  • For swimming, the system is used to track in front of a competitor once they’ve entered the pool

The system is designed for fast turnaround and can be repositioned overnight between swimming and synchronised disciplines.


Sensor1/3” CMOS sensor
Effective Pixels2.1M Pixels
Lens18x Optical Zoom
Angle of View58.6° (wide) ~ 3.6° (tele)
Iris256 steps from Close to F1.6
Master Black200 steps
Format1080p/60, 1080p/50, 1080p/59.94, 1080p/30, 1080p/25, 1080p/24, 1080p/29.97 1080i/60, 1080i/50, 1080i/59.94 720p/60, 720p/50, 720p/59.94
SynchronisationInternal / External CSync, Tri-level HD Sync
Minimum IlluminationF1.6 1.5lx Conditions: VIDEO 50%, AGC 30dB, Electric shutter OFF
Max Gain+30dB
Gamma Correction0.5, 709+knee, REC709, 0.4+knee, 0.4
Day/ NightIR mode with manual or automatic operation
ShutterAuto, 1/50sec ~ 1/8,000sec
Edge Enhance8 Steps
Operation Temperature0 ~ 60oC