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Originally posted by atlguy
The cameras have been color corrected to take into the account the ambient color of the water at that depth. BP needs to see accurate colors in order to gauge what is happening down there. The colors on the screens and in the pictures are 100% the actual colors of what is happening.
The lighting on the rover DOES shift red, but in order to tint something that red - it would have to be waaaaaaaaaaaaaay out.
(Sidenote - I am a professional videographer and have done underwater stuff...)
Subsea operational update: • This morning at approximately 0845 CDT a discharge of liquids was observed from a diverter valve on the drillship Discoverer Enterprise, which is on station at the MC252 wellsite. As a precautionary measure, the lower marine riser package (LMRP) containment cap system, attached to the Discover Enterprise, has been moved off the Deepwater Horizon's failed blow-out preventer to ensure the safety of operations and allow the unexpected release of liquids to be analysed.
• Capture of oil and gas through the LMRP cap is therefore temporarily suspended until such time that the cap can be re-installed. Capture of oil and gas through the BOP's choke line to the Q4000 vessel on the surface continues.
Updated June 23 at 1.00pm CDT / 7:00pm BST
The colors on the screens and in the pictures are 100% the actual colors of what is happening. The lighting on the rover DOES shift red, but in order to tint something that red - it would have to be waaaaaaaaaaaaaay out.