HD Relay Provides Live Video Feed of The Longest Swim
In 1998 Ben Lacompte became the first man to swim across the Atlantic Ocean in the longest swim without using a kick board. He was accompanied by a sailboat with an electrode that cast an electromagnetic field to ward off sharks.
After battling major exhaustion, getting stung by a jellyfish and being followed by a shark for five full days, Ben completed the 73-day, 3,716 mile journey.
When we heard Ben is preparing to go on another mega-swim in 2016, we thought, “wouldn’t it be so rad to be a fly on the wall?”
Hence, we partnered up to provide a custom HD video setup to record the entire 5,500 mile swim, this time crossing the Pacific Ocean from Tokyo, Japan to San Francisco, CA.
Using Dotworkz’ BASH and D2 camera housings for professional grade, mother nature-proof security, personnel safety, broadcast and on deck monitoring, we will be able to provide above and below water recording for the entire swim, as well as IC|HD remote live camera services during Ben’s landing.
Interactive cameras in high definition (IC|HD) will mean a more active and interesting viewing experience for those who want to participate and watch as Ben swims the last few miles of a 5,500 mile stretch.
Not only that, but the video will help Ben’s team raise awareness and pick up support for their causes.
That’s right, the longest swim is about more than just a Guinness sized personal goal. Ben aims to reach audiences with a charge to minimize their impact on the environment.
With the help of several science partners, he is also using the undertaking as an opportunity to collect research.
*Stay tuned for final dates.
For more on the longest swim, check out www.thelongestswim.com.
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