Hi, I’m new at OpenROV forum, but I’ve read you for weeks, congratulations for such a great community.
I’m Pedro and I’m investigating within the objective of building an inspection rov for a port.
Water conditions are awful so my main concern is visibility.
From what I’ve seen, and from my lack of experience, I’m thinking about a set of external lights about 5500K and 1000 lumen. Moreover, I’ve also read that lights must be placed as far away from the camera as possible.
About the camera, I’m looking for a cctv camera, but I haven’t found too much information, is that a good option? What would you recommend me?
Do you think all this camera and lighting configuration would be enough? Has any of you tried in similar conditions?
I’ve heard something about a clarifying image element that is added to the camera or to the dome, but I’ve been able to find anything but digital filters such as http://www.lyyn.com/ (Any reference?)
Thank you in advance, Pedro.