Watch: Stunning 8K video shows Titanic as never seen before

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Oceangate Expeditions has released the first ever 8K resolution footage of the RMS Titanic.

The incredible footage, released last week, was filmed during the organisation’s 2022 expedition to the wreck, which sits 2.4 miles below the surface of the North Atlantic, some 400 nautical miles from Newfoundland, Canada.

8k resolution refers to a horizontal resolution of 8,000 pixels, which is twice as clear as a 4K TV, and therefore offers a level of detail and colours that have never been experienced before.

The newly released footage opens by panning up the Titanic‘s bow. Features such as the name of the anchor maker, Noah Hingley & Sons Ltd on the port side anchor, are now visible.

“I’ve been studying the wreck for decades and have completed multiple dives, and I can’t recall seeing any other image showing this level of detail,” says Rory Golden, OceanGate ExpeditionsTitanic expert and veteran Titanic diver. “It is exciting that, after so many years, we may have discovered a new detail that wasn’t as obvious with previous generations of camera technologies.”

The footage also provides scenes of the Titanic’s enormous anchor chain (each link weighs approximately 91 kilograms) and captures telling evidence of decay, with the ship’s rail partially collapsed.

“The amazing detail in the 8K footage will help our team of scientists and maritime archaeologists characterise the decay of the Titanic more precisely as we capture new footage in 2023 and beyond,” says Stockton Rush, president of OceanGate Expeditions.

OceanGate runs expeditions to the Titanic wreck with crews that comprise a mixture of historians, research scientists, dive experts and civilian “mission specialists” who pay US$250,000 to come along for the ride and become one of a handful of people to experience the Titanic up close.

Since its discovery in 1985, fewer than 250 people have personally viewed the wreck of the Titanic. Oceangate is conducting a multi-year mission to document the Titanic’s rate of decay.

Earlier this year, the organisation published eerie footage of the Titanic‘s debris field, which showed some of the unexpected objects that have scattered over the sea bed.

The wreck of the Titanic was discovered in 1985, as shown in the video below:

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