Gates Underwater Products has announced the release of the MINI housing for the newly announced ARRI ALEXA Mini camera. The housing is compact in size and has mechanical controls for accessing camera functions. Gates has also announced the diminutive ST5 monitor housing for the Transvideo StarliteHD OLED monitor.
Both will be available from quarter 3 2015 and prices are to be confirmed.
Gates Underwater Products announces new MINI Underwater Housing
A compact, travelable 4K cinema system, the Gates MINI housing brings ARRI lineage to Natural History productions.
Poway, CA – 23 February 2015– Gates Underwater Products – home of the worlds more reliable underwater housings – today announces an original 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.
The Gates MINI housing and integrated ST5 monitor will be a delight travelling underwater professional a new level of efficiency in an underwater 4K cinema rig.
“Seasoned underwater professionals will appreciate the Gates MINI as a feature-rich underwater motion imaging tool in a smaller size” says Pamela Mertz, Director of Sales. “A 4K ARRI camera for Natural History – that’s big.”
The MINI housing and ST5 External Monitor 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.
- MINI Housing Price: To be announced
- Supported camera models: ARRI ALEXA Mini camera
- Availability: Q3 2015
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!
Located in Munich, Germany, Arnold and Richter Cine Technik (A&R) was founded in 1917 and is the largest manufacturer of professional motion picture equipment in the world.
Throughout its 95-year history, ARRI has been associated with constant innovation and revolutionary technologies in all of its core businesses. The company is involved in all aspects of the film industry: engineering, design, manufacture, production, visual effects, postproduction, equipment rental, laboratory services and studio lighting solutions. Manufactured products include cameras, lighting fixtures and digital postproduction tools. In addition to camera systems for 16 mm, 35 mm and 65 mm film, ARRI leads the field in digital acquisition with its ALEXA digital camera system, which delivers the highest quality images with minimal noise, wide dynamic range and workflows. Lighting products encompass traditional technologies as well as the latest advances in LED illumination, while the ARRISCAN film scanner and ARRILASER film recorder have become ubiquitous, indispensable tools in postproduction facilities all over the world. Film and digital image manipulation, restoration, archiving and preservation are addressed with products such as the ARRISCAN Wetgate and various archive tools.