Introducing Boxfish Luna Underwater Drone for Filmmaking

The next-generation Boxfish underwater drone for filmmaking delivers full-frame, 8K video from 1,000 metres deep

2nd March, 2021 – Auckland, New Zealand – Boxfish Research, New Zealand manufacturer of underwater remotely operated vehicles, today announces the official launch of its next-generation cinematography drone, the Boxfish Luna, for professional underwater filmmakers and photographers alike.

Utilising advanced imaging from the Sony A7SIII or Sony ⍺1* and a new 200mm precision optical dome, the Boxfish Luna has been completely redesigned to allow filmmakers to perfectly capture underwater environments with brilliant clarity and ease of use.

Boxfish Luna Underwater 8K Drone for Professional Filmmakers
The Boxfish Luna, the next generation Boxfish underwater drone for filmmaking.

This new drone was specifically designed for underwater film production. The Luna gives the user full creative freedom to capture the incredible diversity of the undersea world.

Craig Anderson, Co-Founder, Boxfish Research

The Boxfish Luna allows professional cinematographers to capture crisp and clear imagery up to 1000 metres underwater. And with the latest Sony camera integration, filmmakers can record in full-frame up to 8K 10-bit video with precision zoom control — as well as shutter speed, aperture, focus, white balance, ISO and exposure mode directly from the control station.

The Boxfish Luna Underwater Drone for Natural History and Research Filmmaking in Action
The Boxfish Luna underwater drone is designed for natural history and research filmmakers.

We are defining the next generation of underwater cinematography for natural history and research filmmakers. Our capabilities will open up entirely new environments to high-end filmmaking and exploration.

Ben King, Co-Founder, Boxfish Research

The Boxfish Luna is available now, serving various industries worldwide, including cinematography and natural history filmmakers.

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The video shows 8K underwater footage filmed by the Boxfish Luna in the Poor Knights Islands Marine Reserve. View more underwater videos on our YouTube channel.

About Boxfish Research

Boxfish Research designs and manufactures industry-leading, actively stabilised, ultra-high definition underwater drones and 360 cameras for submerged asset inspection, defence & security, marine science, luxury superyachts, energy, aquaculture, tourism, police and search & rescue, VR/ AR and cinematography. Boxfish Research incorporates cutting-edge technology with ease of use and advanced sensing to expand the possibilities for humans to understand, experience and work within the underwater world.