Gates Announces Housing For The ALEXA Mini


Gates Underwater Products has announced a new underwater housing, the MINI.

Specifically designed for the ARRI ALEXA Mini camera, the Gates MINI housing is a deeply integrated marine imaging system, blurring the lines between housing and camera.

Robust  mechanical controls interface with the ARRI Mini providing command of camera functions, plus user-assignable access to frequently needed functions like white balance, peaking, display overlay, and false color.  Focus / Iris / Zoom controls provide fine handling of numerous PL mount lenses with the same precision gearing as MINI’s relatives in the Gates cinema-grade underwater housing family.

GATES MINI -1 3Wx150dpi              GATES MINI -2 3Wx150dpi              GATES MINI -3 3Wx150dpi

The MINI system is integrated with the ST5, a new and diminutive external monitor housing for the Transvideo StarliteHD OLED monitor.  Together the ST5 and StarliteHD give the user a 5” high resolution display, H.264 proxies recorded to SD cards, and ultra light weight.

ARRI ALEXA Mini 01 3Wx150dpi             ARRI ALEXA Mini 02 3Wx150dpi

Consistent with other cinema housings, the Gates MINI comprises many recognizable features:

  • Clean, uncomplicated design is reliable and field serviceable
  • Gates Precision Ports for no compromises image quality
  • Support for over 70 PL mount lenses with Gates unique Lens Gear Drive system
  • Adjustable trim weight system provides perfect buoyancy / balance
  • An extensive line of accessories including 3G-SDI surface feed, tripod / tripod mount, diver comm, and more
  • Adjustable Handle Grips for perfect hand positioning
  • Gates Seal Check II will verify housing integrity before entering the water
  • Customization to suit unique applications

“Seasoned underwater professionals will appreciate the Gates MINI as a feature-rich underwater motion imaging tool in a smaller size” says Pamela Mertz, Gates’ Director of Sales.  “A 4K ARRI camera for Natural History – that’s big.”

The MINI housing and ST5 External Monitor housing comes with a 2 year renewable warranty and factory direct support.

MINI Housing Price:                                                         To be announced

Supported camera models:                                               ARRI ALEXA Min

Availability:                                                                       Q3 2015

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