The FIFISH V-EVO shoots 4K video underwater

QYSEA Technology has launched a new compact underwater drone, QYSEA FIFISH V-EVO. The company says it is the first underwater drone to feature a 4K 60 fps camera and 360-degree omnidirectional movement.

FIFISH V-EVO: The underwater drone for filmmaking

Unlike aerial drones, underwater drones need to be tethered to the controller. This is because radio signals don’t transmit well through water. FIFISH V-EVO comes with a 100 m (328 feet) tether, though longer options are available. The drone also has a maximum dive depth of 100 m and a maximum speed of 3 knots. In addition, FIFISH V-EVO’s batteries give it a maximum dive time of four hours when hovering and one hour at full mobility.

FIFISH V-EVO orders 360-degree movement

FIFISH V-EVO has a unique six-thruster layout which gives you unrestricted 360-degree omnidirectional movement. The drone can also carry out dynamic movements such as panning, tilting and even barrel rolls. In addition to the regular controls, you can also operate FIFISH V-EVO with smart goggles and the FIFISH app for immersive first-person view VR control. With this, you can even control the drone’s view and path simply by moving your head.

Its camera system

FIFISH V-EVO has a professional-grade camera system that can record up to 4K UHD video shooting at 60 frames per second. The camera also has an ultra-wide 166-degree field of view. In addition, FIFISH V-EVO has two 5,500K white LED lights which give a combined output of 5000 lumens. These will help to ensure that the camera captures great colors underwater.

AI features

Image courtesy: QYSEA Technology

One of the challenges when filming in the sea is that the water may not be very clear. To help with this, FIFISH V-EVO has an adaptive AI sea plankton filtering algorithm. This algorithm naturally filters out white marine flakes caused by plankton and bacteria to ensure maximum clarity in your videos. The drone also has an AI Vision Lock feature to keep your subjects in focus. The AI Vision Lock determines the position of objects with high precision, adaptively and automatically moves to lock onto subjects in real-time.

What we think

Aerial drones have become more and more affordable over the past few years. Now, with the launch of FIFISH V-EVO, underwater drones are developing in the same way. FIFISH V-EVO has many features to help you capture great underwater shots. You can even buy an optional robotic arm attachment to remotely pick up items underwater. FIFISH V-EVO is an exciting new product that opens up a whole new world of filmmaking.

Pricing and availability

The standard FIFISH V-EVO pack comes with a 100 m tether and costs $1,299. You can also buy the drone with the robotic arm accessory for $1,599.

Pete Tomkies
Pete Tomkies
Pete Tomkies is a freelance cinematographer and camera operator from Manchester, UK. He also produces and directs short films as Duck66 Films. Pete's latest short Once Bitten... won 15 awards and was selected for 105 film festivals around the world.

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