At the recent Wildscreen event in Bristol, England, Gates Underwater Products released their new Pro Action housing. It is designed for shooting action scenes underwater and is travel friendly. It has an integrated swivelling ST5 monitor and is compatible with RED DSMC1, DSMC2 and ARRI Mini cameras.
It will be available from the first quarter of 2017. Prices are to be confirmed.
Gates Underwater Products announces Pro Action Housing
A compact, cinema-caliber underwater housing for fast action acquisition
Poway, CA – 10 October 2016. Gates Underwater Products – home of the worlds most reliable underwater housings – today announces the Pro Action Housing.
Designed for one mission –underwater action – the Pro Action has purpose built features for “run and gun” scenarios. Like a sleek, small profile for the free diver pursuing bait balls. Or a surf shooter composing the perfect wave with Pro Action’s integrated, pivoting rear monitor.
Pro Action is multi-camera compatible with RED DSMC1, DSMC2 and ARRI ALEXA Mini – a bonus for natural history filmmakers.
“Customers have repeatedly asked for a nimble action rig” says Pamela Mertz, Director of Sales. “and the Gates Pro Action delivers – surf, free dive, explore, and more.”
Pro Action is different from its workhorse siblings DEEP WEAPON and ALEXA MINI, which are exceedingly versatile across a variety cinema, broadcast and commercial markets – the Swiss Army knife of housings. In contrast, Pro Action is a scalpel, targeted to the demands of professional action acquisition.
Signature Pro Action features:
- Integrated ST5 rear monitor pivots a full 90° for easy top and rear viewing;
- Clean, uncomplicated design. Simplicity = reliability;
- Multi camera compatibility with RED DSMC1, DSMC2 and ARRI Mini
- New Gates 60 series Precision Ports for no compromises image quality;
- Assignable button access on all supported cameras;
- ST5 access to Smart Corner assignables on the Transvideo HD5 OLED monitor.
- Extensive lens support with Gates unique Lens Gear Drive system;
- Adjustable Handle Grips for perfect hand positioning;
- Gates Seal Check II will verify housing integrity before entering the water.
By its nature, Pro Action is compact and travels easy, fitting comfortably in a carry-on size Pelican case with camera / monitor / battery neatly tucked inside for the trip. And various accessories extend Pro Action’s range from ‘pole cam’ shots of risky shark action
- Pro Action Housing Price: To be announced
- Supported camera models: RED DSMC1 / DSMC2, ARRI ALEXA Mini
- Availability: Q1 2017
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 satisfythe 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!
Since 1985, Transvideo has designed and manufactured LCD flat-panel monitors, video-assist accessories, format converters, wireless video-transmission systems for HD and SD, and camera accessories for Film and Digital Cinematography, S3D stereography, and HDTV.
Through constant Research & Development, Transvideo has an unmatched expertise in professional displays, and is a pioneer of 3D Stereography with its 3DView monitor, a unique toolbox for Digital Stereographers.
Currently exporting from its French headquarters throughout the five continents, Transvideo is supported by a network of distributors and agents.