Novasub Surface control case with one channel camera and light control and integrated DVR recorder, including a built in 10.4” colour daylight monitor.

The Surface Control Case (SCC) is a rugged case with the built in NSDVR2 hard disk recorder. The system can control 1 video camera with one or two lights. The system can be supplied with up to 600 m of reinforced underwater cable. The video is displayed on a 10.4” daylight monitor. The camera is recorded on a hard disk at standard D1 720×576 or 960H / WD1 960×576.

The SCC has a built in video signal receiver that converts video signal over twisted pair or coax to a composite video signal. The video receiver is auto-tunable for the connected cable length. The SCC also is standard fitted with LED controller for the Novasub LUX LED lights. The light is dimmable from 0-100%. Standard the SCC is fitted with a text video overlay. The SCC has an audio input for recording any audio input. The system is 100-240 Vac powered and has a built in UPS function with batteries and battery charger.

The DVR2 is controlled with the membrane keypad and keyboard. The DVR2 is also fitted with a snapshot function which makes is possible to take pictures of the video stream. The video files can be copied from the internal SSD hard disk and external USB storage device. With a LAN connections you have the possibility to stream the video images over the network and internet.

Video format

The DVR2 can record either in the standard D1 format or the new 960H wide format. The 960H format is in PAL 960×576 pixels, compared to the D1 720×576 and increase of 35%. To really achieve the actual 960H resolution, use the latest Novasub NSBC cameras which actually have the 960×576 pixels resolution.

Text & Data overlay

The video text overlay are 4 lines of 36 characters each. One line is dedicated for use of the date/time with data. 2nd overlay is the name of the channel plus free text, and the remaining two overlay lines are free text. All overlay lines can be placed anywhere on the window. Also a snapshot  can be made and is stored as a JPG on the hard disk. Optional diver data like depth and divetime can be added to the overlay. (see Novasub DDG Digital Diver Gauge and UDS-3 depth sensor)

  • 960H resolution
  • Daylight Monitor
  • Splashproof
  • Text & Data overlay
  • Snapshot button
  • Camera Control
  • Light Control
  • Network connection
Ext. Power supply
100-260 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Battery life
1 hours ->1 diver light &Video and DVR
Light control
100% dimmable per diver, max 30 watts, 12-30 vdc
Int. Power supply
24 vdc rechargeable battery with battery status indication, UPS function
Video out
1x 1Vpp/75 Ohm, 1x HDMI
Connection to network, DVR accessible via Browser
Solid State HD recording, H264,avi 720×576 pixels@25 fps and 944×576 pixels@ 20 fps
Video file
Retrievable with USB memory stick (*.avi) or connection to PC via LAN
Video control
Video transmission over twisted pair or coax, auto-tune to 600 m, 32 vdc (12,15,24 vdc optional)
10,4” Daylight Monitor, 1000 candela
DVR control
Panel keypad control & Mouse
Recording time
100 hrs@ 960H best, 1,2 Gb / hr. (120 Gb SSD-HD)
Audio In/Out
signal of 1Vpp
Splashproof keyboard
359×285,1×191,3 mm
14,13×11,22×7,53 inch
7 kg
Audio in
RCA (Cinch)
Power in
IEC C14 mates with C13
Extra monitor
Video out
Cable connection
Multi pin circular connector
Audio out
RCA (cinch)


The DVR keypad has the following function:
Access to Menu
ON/OFF camera
Start/Stop recording
Light (+,-)
ON/OFF. dimming
Snapshot picture of video image (same resolutions a video)
Arrows, OK
Menu control DVR
Escape in DVR menu
Play, STOP
Access playback of rec. files


Novasub backup software for SCx-x-DVR2-x video recording systems. You need a Windows PC and a network (LAN) connection between the PC and SCx unit. Or a PC connected to the same network as the SCx is connected. Download the below setup software and install the Novasub-DVR-Backup.

Novasub – Manual DVR2 recorder file backup software – v1.41.pdf

Novasub – DVR Backup Setup – 1.0.0b6.exe