VIDEO: Sneak preview of Beeb's next high-def nature series

A teaser clip for the forthcoming "South Pacific" BBC series has been released, and even on YouTube's video player, looks pretty sweet.

Press play now to see the HD super slow motion video of big wave surfer Dylan Longbottom in a 12-foot monster barrel - apparently the first shots of their kind ever recorded.

The camera used to shoot this footage is a TyphoonHD4 which has been specially modified by the BBC Natural History Unit, and is even superior to the one used on series such as Blue Planet and Planet Earth.

Worth $100,000, the camera operates in super slow motion and high definition at 20 times the speed of a normal HD camera.

"South Pacific" is being broadcast on BBC2 from Sunday 10 May at 8.30pm.