‘Blue Planet’ dazzles with help from cutting-edge audio & video technology
NYPost.com reports that BBC America’s “Planet Earth: Blue Planet II” has been generating buzz, and big viewership, for its stunning imagery of underwater life from around the world.
Series executive producer James Honeyborne says that some of those images (and accompanying audio) would have been impossible to capture five years ago when the series started production.
“There’s been a generational shift in science and technology,” Honeyborne says. “There are things we saw and couldn’t have filmed [in 2013]. Camera-sensor technology has moved on a really long way, for example, so we’re able to film in low-light conditions.
“In the first episode we have mobula rays swimming through bioluminescent plankton at night — we always wanted to film that, but we had to wait for 2016 for the technology to be good enough.”
The series has also taken advantage of state-of-the-art audio technology.