Aditech has announced the availability of their Mangrove housing for the Sony FDR-AX100 and HDR-CX900 4K cameras. The MVHS-AX100 uses 12 electromagnetic push buttons to control the camera via LANC. The housing also incorporates a rear mounted 3.5” High–Resolution TFT LCD monitor or an optional 3.5” AUO 16:9 ultra-high resolution monitor.
Aditech has unveiled their new Mangrove housing for the 4K camera Sony FDR-AX100 compatible also with the HDR-CX900 camcorder. Shoot your films with the same professional 4K technology used Hollywood movies. Capture four times the detail of Full HD with easy one-handed operation. The MVHS-AX100 features a new control system that uses the camera’s LANC control and gives access to 17 camera functions, including manual white balance. The controls are all accessed via 12 external push buttons and give user feedback via the camera’s touch screen.
It also features an optional 3.5” AUO rear mounted monitor and is available now at a retail price of €1649 (VAT excluded).
New MANGROVE housing for SONY FDR-AX100.
Aditech is proud to announce the lunching of the new Mangrove housing MVHS-AX100 for the Sony camcorder FDR-AX100 and HDR-CX900. The housing’s front case is constructed from marine grade aluminium, machined, anodized and the rear case is machined from solid Delrin. The Mangrove housing is designed for optimal grip operation, it is depth rated to 200 meters (660 feet)
The housing MVH-AX100 comes with a 56mm threaded port ring that accepts optional removable ports like the wide angle port WP-90 or the flat port Mangrove FP-M56 that supports any 67mm threaded wet lenses
The housing MVHS-AX100 is mainly electronically controlled, it uses the LANC connector, the external controls on the housing are linked by 12 electromagnetic pushbuttons to corresponding controls on the camera inside the case, there is only one mechanical control at the front of the housing which allows to access the zoom gear ring. The electromagnetic controls do not penetrate the housing wall and can be easily removed for cleaning and maintenance. Another convenient feature of this type of system is that the controls for the housing are grouped together in three locations, to the left, right and under the in-built monitor, so that each function can be operated by your thumbs while maintaining a steady grip on the handles. In this position you can instantly see the labels for the names of each control, as compare to a mechanical housing where you must either memorize the location of the controls or rotate the housing to read the name of the control you want to operate. Grouped electronic controls are very convenient on deep dives where nitrogen narcosis may be a factor.
HOUSING CONTROL SET
- Power ON/OFF
- Photo record
- Photo prepare
- Zoom Tele
- Zoom Wide
- Navigation Joystick Up
- Navigation Joystick Down
- Navigation Joystick Right
- Navigation Joystick Left
- Menu Enter
- Electronic-One-Touch White Balance
- Toggle between Photo & Video mode
- Toggle between Manual & Auto Focus
- Manual Focus Far
- Manual Focus Near
- Guide Frame
Rather than viewing the underwater world through a small viewfinder, the housing incorporates a High–Resolution TFT LCD monitor built into the back of the case that gives you a large 3.5” image; you see what the camera is recording, in full colour, while holding the housing at arm’s length. Not only will the larger image be of great assistance in composing your shots, you can instantly see the results when you change manual focus, turn on lights, or use your filter, you will also see all the status information normally displayed in your camera’s screen/viewfinder. An optional AUO 3.5” 16:9 ultra-high resolution monitor can be installed instead of the standard TFT-LCD monitor, the resolution of this new AUO LCD is 2400(W) x 480(H), which is 5.5 times higher than the standard TFT-LCD, and the brightness is 500 cd/m2, twice the TFT monitor.