advantage of having the latest “state-of-theart” camera technology available.
“It’s a half-a-million-dollar camera, not a little domestic thing,” he said.
“It’s all state of the art ultra high resolution - it’s 10 times the resolution of high definition, its first of its kind and shoots in 5k where HD shoots in just under 2k, it’s a really incredible system.
“We got it in Port Douglas to try to generate some film industry from rest of the world and I’ve got some IMAX films I’m working on next year for other producers.”
Mr Isaacs and his business partner will be busy training locals from Port Douglas to people from Brisbane in using the camera, to build up a 3D crew.
“It has ramifications for tourism, for conservation of the reef and will generate work for locals to put us on the map,” he said.
“I have been training on my closed circuit re-breathers - this camera weights 120kg and takes four people or a crane to lift it into the water.
“To support it, normal scuba doesn’t give us enough time, we use closed circuit re-breathers which allows us to stay underwater for up to five-hours nonstop and it doesn’t emit any bubbles.
“We’re able to film animals without disturbing them, it’s remarkable, you just blend into the background and they just go about their business, it’s really cool.”
For more information on the 3D underwater camera visit the www.oceanplanet3d. com
3D underwater adventures: Ross Isaacs with Katheryn Malic and the underwater 3D camera