Gates announces housing for Arri Alexa

Gates Underwater Products has announced the imminent release of their housings for Arri Alexa cameras. One model will fit Arri EV and XT models whilst another will be for the Arri XT Plus. Gates supports over PL mount lenses with their Lens Gear Drive system.

The housings will be available from quarter 4 this year at prices to be confirmed.

Press release

Gates Underwater Products announces new ALEXA Underwater Housing

Gates family of durable, “bulletproof” digital cinema housings now includes the Arri Alexa cameras.

Poway, CA – 18 August 2014 – Gates Underwater Products – home of the worlds more reliable underwater housings – today announces new ALEXA underwater housing.

Consistent with other Gates cinema housings, the ALEXA comprises many recognizable features:
* Simple, reliable fingertip controls;
* 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 HD-SDI surface feed, remote follow focus, tripod / tripod mount, diver comm, and more;
* Adjustable Handle Grips for perfect hand positioning;
* TVL55 Monitor housing for accurate framing and focus:
* Gates Seal Check II will verify housing integrity before entering the water.
* Customization to suit unique applications.

The Gates ALEXA housing comes in two versions: ALEXA XT housing for the Arri Alexa EV (classic) and Alexa XT cameras; and the ALEXA XT PLUS housing for the Alexa XT Plus camera. Each housing version was designed for ideal control layout, making underwater operation easy.

Professional cameraman will find the ALEXA housing features and accessories well considered” says Pamela Mertz, Director of Sales. “Setup and operation will be familiar and easy.”

The ALEXA housing is of course backed by Gates legendary service, 2 year renewable warranty, and factory direct support. Durable, reliable, dependable – the hallmark of Gates since 1969.  * ALEXA Housing Price: To be announced.
* Supported camera models: Arri Alexa EV, XT and XT Plus.
* Availability: Q4 2014.

About Gates:

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!