Gates Underwater Products has announced the release of the DEEP EPIC housing for the RED EPIC camera. It is based around the existing DEEP RED design, but is 25% smaller in size. It features full access to the REDMOTE camera remote control, which allows complete control of camera functions, and has lens compatibility with all DEEP RED verified lenses.
The housing will be priced at under $20,000 for DEEP EPIC housing, external monitor shell, Seal Check, REDMOTE support and travel case, and it will be available from late summer 2011.
DEEP EPIC Unveiled.
Shrouded in development for some time now, Gates are pleased to officially announce the DEEP EPIC housing.
On the successful heels of DEEP RED, Gates’ design team carries forward several key features that professional underwater cameramen have admired, and current DEEP RED owners will appreciate. DEEP EPIC incorporates the REDMOTE for direct, complete and readily accessible camera control. DEEP EPIC is 25% smaller than DEEP RED, yet retains full buoyancy and trim control. And DEEP EPIC is a Gates through-and-through – ‘bulletproof’, 450 foot depth rating, 2 year warranty and backed by legendary service.
- Smaller by 25% over DEEP RED.
- REDMOTE fully integrated for complete camera control. Top location is readily seen and accessed by the cameraman.
- Ports, Port Extenders, Lens Gear Drives, 5.6” External Monitor and Seal Check are carried forward from DEEP RED.
- Mechanical or motorized Zoom Control option.
- Support for all lenses tested and verified on DEEP RED including Angeniuex, Arri, RED and Nikon. Any PL/Nikon glass can be qualified by Gates for DEEP EPIC.
- Optional HD-SDI surface or 2nd monitor feed, Comm/Hydrophone audio inputs.
- Port options SP80 Dome (glass and acrylic) and FP80 Flat.
- Available high output LED lighting by SubAqua/Gates.
Price: under $20K for DEEP EPIC housing, external monitor shell, Seal Check, REDMOTE support, Travel Case. As usual, ports and port extenders are a la carte – choose for your lens (es) and application.
Delivery: late summer 2011
$1000 non-refundable deposits are being taken. Locate a Gates Dealer or contact Gates directly by email
DISCLAIMER: The RDCC EPIC camera remains in a state of flux, so everything noted here is subject to change.