First 8K footage of the Titanic releases, view it like never before

An expedition conducted in early 2022 has captured the very first 8K footage of the world's most famous sunken shipwreck, the Titanic.

First 8K footage of the Titanic releases, view it like never before
Published Sep 5, 2022 2:34 AM CDT   |   Updated Wed, Sep 28 2022 4:01 AM CDT
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The famous passenger liner that tragically sunk in 1912 has been captured in stunning 8K video, showing the shipwreck in amazing detail.

The expedition was conducted by OceanGate Expeditions, and according to the press release found on the organization's website, the new footage will help scientists and marine archaeologists learn more about the decay of the Titanic and other features that were otherwise missed. According to Rory Golden, OceanGate Expeditions Titanic expert and veteran Titanic diver, the 8K footage has revealed new details, such as the name of the anchor manufacturer for the Titanic's portside anchor.

Other details in the video are a crane that is used to deploy the 15-ton anchor, and how that crane has collapsed due to the main mask of the ship being destroyed. PH Nargeolet, Veteran Nautile submersible pilot and Titanic diver, said that the two green dots seen in the video aren't a video artifact or error, but are produced by the laser scaling system, which allows the researchers to accurately determine the size of objects that the camera is looking at.

"One of the most amazing clips shows one of the single-ended boilers that fell to the ocean's floor when the Titanic broke into two. Notably, it was one of the single-ended boilers that was first spotted when the wreck of the Titanic was identified back in 1985," points out Golden.

"In comparing footage and images from 2021, we do see slight changes in certain areas of the wreck. Our science team will be reviewing the 8K, 4K, and other footage captured during the 2022 Titanic Expedition for any changes. Having experts aboard the Titan submersible when we dive allows them to assess the shipwreck through direct observation, guide our exploration of different features of the wreck, and continue their study using the imagery," continues Rush.

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