The Gates Underwater Products Mini LF Housing for the Alexa Mini and Mini LF has been announced. It offers support for a versatile choice of lenses and 12 assignable buttons. It ships with a Starlite ST5 monitor, the Gates Seal Check vacuum system and has adjustable grips.
Shipping and pricing are to be confirmed. Gates will be offering an upgrade path for current Mini owners
From Gates Underwater Products
GATES MINI LF HOUSING: THE UNDERWATER IMAGING CHAMELEON
Cinema, TV, Natural History, whatever: configure the MINI LF Housing to suit your needs. Diver operation or surface DP control. Virtually any lens. 8 and 10” Dome / Flat Ports. Powerful GT14 lighting. And you can shoot either ARRI ALEXA Mini or Mini LF cameras.
Like its predecessor, the Gates MINI LF Housing is a deeply integrated marine imaging system, blurring the lines between housing and camera. Twelve user-assignable controls interface directly with the ARRI Mini allowing access to frequently used functions like white balance, peaking, display overlay, and frame rate. Gates familiar mechanical Focus / Iris / Zoom controls provide precision handling of hundreds of LPL, PL, Anamorphic and DSLR lenses with the same adaptable Lens Gear Drive system found in the Gates cinema-grade family.
When setup with Gates SPR80 Stackable Port Ring system, the MINI LF Housing is a compact kit. Travel friendly in two carry-on size cases. The larger SPR110 Stackable Port Rings accommodate ARRI cForce mini motors, giving the topside DP full lens and camera control. Add SDI surface video for complete surface operational command and control.
MINI LF Housing is Gates through-and-through: durable machined aluminum, stainless construction; clean, uncomplicated, user friendly design; Gates precision ports for clear, sharp images; extensive line of accessories and custom configurations; and Seal Check II for housing integrity verification. Experts know that failure is not an option, so they never take a chance…. they take a Gates!
MINI to MINI LF Housing upgrade is available. Contact Gates for full details.
Compatible Cameras: ARRI ALEXA Mini LF and Mini original
STARLITE ST5 COMPACT EXTERNAL MONITOR HOUSING (INCLUDED)
Designed specifically for the Transvideo Starlite HD5 and HD5+ (not included), the ST5 is a compact 5” / 125mm HD display with Corner Controls for peaking, vectorscope and more. The larger TVL55 External Monitor housing is optional.
CLEAN, UNCOMPLICATED DESIGN
User friendly controls are 100% mechanical – no complicated mechanisms or electronics to fail.
Simplicity = Reliability
Adjust the handles for perfect grip and convenient access to controls.
Quality optics means clarity, sharpness and NO vignetting (cutoff dark corners) to spoil your images.
for direct access to white balance, frame rate and many others.
Set the Focus / Iris / Zoom control just the way you like: close, mid or stacked knobs make fine lens adjustments easy.
EXTENSIVE LENS SUPPORT
Virtually any lens is supported MINI LF Housing. LPL, PL, Anamorphic, DSLR.
ADJUSTABLE BUOYANCY AND TRIM
Add /remove trim weights for ideal buoyancy and balance – a key to stable, fluid shots.
QUICK MEDIA AND BATTERY CHANGE
Flip up the V-Lock battery for fast CFast swap on the ARRI Mini.
SEAL CHECK II
The Gates Seal Check II is included with the MINI LF Housing and assures housing integrity before entering the water.
2-YEAR WARRANTY-LEGENDARY FACTORY DIRECT SUPPORT
Synonymous with reliability and support, only Gates offers a 2-year, renewable warranty on all housings.
An extensive suite of accessories is available for cinema, Natural History, broadcast TV, research, and military applications.