Gates Underwater Products has released details and renderings of their forthcoming housing for the Phantom Flex high speed 4K camera. The housing will allow for different resolutions and frame rates, have remote trigger and run options and will give access to all camera menus and controls.
The Gates Flex 4K housing will ship in May and prices are to be announced.
Gates Underwater Products announces Flex 4K Housing.
High speed 4K underwater imaging is new to the Gates family of “bulletproof” digital cinema housings.
Poway, CA – 6 April 2014 – Designed specifically for the Phantom Flex 4K camera, Gates announces the Flex 4K underwater housing, providing unprecedented 4K resolution at 960 fps super slow motion underwater imaging capability.
Developed in close collaboration with Vision Research Inc – the recognized world leader in high speed imaging technology – the Flex 4K housing includes several integrated features:
- A wide variety of resolutions and frames rates for super slow motion imaging;
- Remote trigger and run/stop;
- Complete camera control / menu access; and
- Surface PC monitoring and control via Ethernet.
“The Gates housing for the Phantom Flex 4K camera opens up new high speed imaging frontiers.” says Toni Lucatorto, Cinema Product Manager at Vision Research. “We look forward seeing fast underwater action revealed in slow motion.”
The Flex 4K housing is a Gates through and through: Simple, reliable fingertip controls: Precision Ports; durable machined aluminum shell, stainless steel hardware, ‘bulletproof’ reliability — all backed by Gates legendary service and 2 year renewable warranty. Durable, reliable, dependable – the hallmark of Gates since 1969.
￼ * Flex 4K Housing Price: TBA
* Supported camera models: Vision Research Phantom Flex 4K
* Availability: May 2014
Since 1969, Gates Underwater Products has produced the world’s most reliable underwater imaging systems. Using ‘bulletproof” machined aluminum, 100% mechanical controls, time- proven design methods, and state-of-the-art manufacturing, Gates housings are built to satisfy the most demanding applications. Commercial divers, imaging professionals, marine researchers, salvage operators and military personnel all turn to Gates for the same reason: our “bulletproof” housings produce results 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. That’s why they say: Don’t take a Chance….Take a Gates!
About Vision Research
Vision Research is a leading manufacturer of high-speed digital imaging systems that are indispensible across a wide variety of applications, including defense, automotive, engineering, science, medical research, industrial manufacturing, packaging, sports broadcast, TV production and digital cinematography. The Wayne, N.J.-based company designs and manufactures the most comprehensive range of digital high-speed ￼cameras available today, all of which deliver unsurpassed light-sensitivity, image resolution, acquisition speed and image quality. For additional information regarding Vision Research, please visit www.visionresearch.com.