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.
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.
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
For more information visit www.gateshousings.com.