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Video Controller Box

LH Camera builds customized video controller boxes with various optional integration modules.

The video controller box is intended as a fixed installation on board a ship, in a dive truck or mounted on a rack in a diving container. By using different modular constructions we can tailor-make a solution that fits your need, from easy and simple solutions to more advanced solutions.

All video controller boxes come with integrated multi-connector for attaching cables and come in multi-pole sizes and types. BNC video outputs for connecting an external monitor and a 230/24 V power supply with a plug connection for a switch box.

List of the various integration options

  • Smooth light dimmer
  • Multiple camera input for up to 4 cameras
  • Text overlay with depth and GPS input
  • Video server via LAN connection
  • Camera adjustment in real time
  • USB video capture for connection and recording of video on an external PC
  • Audio input from diver’s telephone

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Smooth Light Dimmer
Regulate video light smoothly from the video controller box panel.

Multiple Camera Input
Connect up to 4 underwater video cameras to the switch box where you have the option of different screen setups by using the panel remote control. You can choose 4 split images, 2 split images, full screen image or picture-in-picture display on the monitor.

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Set up of Text Overlay on a Monitor
Display the current GPS position and depth as well as date/time in the video image. If you connect a USB keyboard you have the option of writing up to 26 characters on the screen image.

Video Server
Send live underwater video directly from the switch box to the internet via the LAN connection. This option makes it possible for you to connect your video controller box to an internet connection and send video and sound live over the internet. A customer or researcher can log on to the switch box via an IP address and follow the recordings directly in real time.

Camera Adjustment in Real Time
Underwater video camera with manual adjustment directly from the surface in real time via a built-in module in the video controller box where you can adjust and control the camera’s settings via remote control. E.g. white balance, closing speed, colors, contrast, brightness, light, digital zoom, backscatter, LCD/CRT screen setting. With this solution you can trim and adjust the camera according to the actual visual and light conditions in the water.

USB Video Capture to PC
This gives you the option of connecting your PC/laptop computer to the switch box via a USB connection so that you can record and see video images on your PC. You can also record sound from an external diver’s telephone.

Miniature Switch Box to Video/Power
Miniature version of switch box to video/power. It measures only L 100 x W 50 x H 21 mm and is installed with a switch and M12 multi-connectors for attaching an underwater camera cable. Installed with a 3 meter coaxial and power cable to connect to a monitor and 12 V power supply.

The video controller box is also available with its own rechargeable 12 V battery pack, which is installed in a waterproof plastic box with a video output for recording. This type is particularly useful in places where there is no access to a fixed 12 V power supply.

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Video Controller boxes in AISI 316 stainless steel