The 2022 Titanic Expedition was successful in capturing the first and only 8K footage of the wreckage, which shows the most detail of the sunken ship ever captured.
It was the largest ship in the world when she entered service, and it was the second of three Olympic-class ocean liners operated by the White Star Line.
The objective of the Titanic Expedition is to survey the 3,800-meter-deep Titanic wreck, which has been submerged for 110 years. This year, OceanGate Expeditions established a new standard for documenting the condition of the shipwreck, thanks to the installation of an high-definition 8K video system on its submersible.
Today, a sampling of the Titanic’s first-ever 8K video footage, which was shot during this summer’s dives in the North Atlantic, was released publicly.
OceanGate intends to return to the wreck on an annual basis to track changes in the Titanic’s condition over time in video resolution that’s roughly 8,000 pixels wide.
“The incredible detail in the 8K footage will help our team of scientists and maritime archaeologists characterize the Titanic’s decay more precisely as we capture new footage in 2023 and beyond,”
OceanGate Expeditions president Stockton Rush said. “By capturing this 8K footage, we will be able to zoom in while maintaining 4K quality, which is key for large-screen and immersive video projects.”Even more impressive are the phenomenal colors in this footage.”
Rory Golden, an OceanGate team member and veteran Titanic diver, said the video revealed details he hadn’t seen before.