Washington, Aug 10 : Spectators of the 2008 Beijing Olympics would be able to get shots from inside the action when divers splash into the water, thanks to Garrett Brown's Divecam.
The camera, dubbed Mobycam, is just one of a half-dozen clever contraptions invented by Hollywood pioneer Garrett Brown.
The underwater Mobycam is pulled by a cable so it can track swimmers as they race through the water. "This is sort of a 'God's eye' view," The Wired quoted Brown, as saying.
Brown has also invented the Steadicam that allows a camera to glide smoothly even in fast-action shots.
It was used in Rocky to film Sylvester Stallone as he jogged up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Since then, Brown has gone on to be a camera operator for several motion pictures, including The Shining and Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, plus sporting events like the Olympics and the Superbowl.