Sea Studios Foundation and National Geographic Television have co-produced the eight-part series
The Shape of Life, using Panasonic 480-line progressive DVCPRO 50 camcorders equipped with Fujinon lenses.
The cameras were used for both above-ground and underwater shooting on the science documentary, which traces the evolution of animal species.
Underwater sequences were shot using a Fujinon A10x4.8 zoom lens and a Pace Technology housing modified for below-the-surface work.
The series will begin airing next year.