Point of View 4K Remote Imaging


Successor to the highly successful HMR10/HCK10 POV HD Housing, the new Gates POV CAM is a 4K Point Of View system with remarkable UHD imaging from up to 60ft / 20m away.  POV CAM is perfectly suited for remote imaging applications where distance and/or small camera size are important.  Like a highly maneuverable pole cam for an up close and personal underwater Polar Bear shot.  A tight cenote passage ahead can be inspected before attempting entry.  Or how about POV action of a shark feed with the UCK20 camera housing in the frenzy?  POV CAM has countless Natural History, research, military and broadcast applications. What will you do with POV CAM?

The POV CAM system of course includes Gates legendary 2 year warranty and customer support.  Reliability, durability, dependability – the Gates hallmark for 50 years.

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Compatible cameras: Panasonic AG-UMR20 or AG-MDR25 Recorder, AG-UCK20GJ or AG-MDC20GJ Camera

Key Features

Highly configurable and glove-fit shell

for a myriad of uses that require distance and/or small size.

POV Cables 3w 150dpi

60ft / 20m Cable distance

between camera / recorder using Gates proprietary bulkhead pass-through design.  Reliable signal integrity.

Clean, Uncomplicated Design

is field serviceable.

Simplicity = Reliability  

HD-SDI Surface Feed

for topside viewing and recording (optional).

Seal Check Lite

ensures housing integrity before entering the water.  ‘Peace of mind ahead of time.’  (optional)

Precision Ports

Means clarity and sharpness, critical to 4K underwater imaging.

Full Camera, Menu and Soft Key Control

provides underwater access to all functions.  Detachable shade, too.

Specifications (preliminary)

Controls (All Mechanical)
  • Power
  • Record/Standby
  • Mode
  • User
  • Menu
  • Adjust +/-
  • Set
  • Navigation (up/down/left/right)
  • Touch Keys x 4

UCK20 Camera Housing Dimensional Drawing

UMR20 Recorder Housing Dimensional Drawing

  • Machined Aluminum, Type III Hard Anodized finish.
  • Stainless steel hardware.
Weight in Air

UMR20 Recorder Housing

  • TBA

UCK20 Camera Housing

  • TBA
Weight in Water
  • TBA
Depth Rating
  • 250 feet / 75 meters
  • Accommodates all Panasonic batteries includine AG-VBR118G (11800 mAh)

Port Options

The best camera in the world can't make up for poor optics. Poor optical design and materials introduce ‘image killers’ – distortions, aberrations, degraded resolution, or vignetting.  Gates family of Precision Ports are sharp and clear: the finest optics for the finest underwater images.  No image killers.

Professional to amateur, super wide to macro, Gates Precision Ports suit a wide range of needs, conditions and experience. Of course all ports are backed by our legendary customer support and the same standard of excellence expected of all Gates products.

Flat (Macro) Port FP32A or FP32B

A simple, versatile port, the FP32A is ideal for medium to macro imaging.  Diopters on the camera increase magnification for even smaller subjects.

Versatile Fish

The FP25 allows full camera zoom support for medium to macro imaging. 

Field Servieceable Element FP32B
Field Replaceable

The FP25 element is user-changeable in the field.

Close Up Kit
Macro Imaging

For tiny critters, the FP25 is perfect for use with close up lenses like +1, +2 and +4 diopters.

  • Optical grade Acrylic / Perspex
Element Diameter / Clear Aperture:
  • 2.8 in / 71mm
Depth Rating
  • 450ft / 137m
Optical Notes
  • Flat ports reduce Field of View (FOV) by 20% underwater.

Standard (Dome) Port SP32A

The SP32A is a classic dome design that preserves camera field of view (FOV) underwater. The acrylic (perspex) element is field serviceable / replaceable.

Classic Design

A simple dome element port that preserves the camera FOV at wide angles.  

Field Servieceable Element SP32B
Field Serviceable

Field Serviceable and replaceable dome element.

Dome Material
  • Acrylic / Perspex.  Field serviceable / replaceable.
Element Diameter / Clear Aperture:
  • 2.8 in / 71mm
Dome Spherical Diameter
  • 8in / 203mm
Depth Rating
  • 450ft / 137m
Optical Notes
  • The  SP25 Dome Port is generally compatible with cameras only at full wide. Depending on the camera, it provides little or no zoom through zoom support.

Wide Angle Port GP32A

A practical 'all in one' port, the GP32A performance ranges from Dolphins to Nudibranchs.  A Gates workhorse.  The optical acrylic (perspex) outer dome element is field serviceable / replaceable.

Wide Angle Imaging

At the wide end, the GP32A provides up to 90° diagonal FOV.   

High Performance optics 2
High Performance

The GP32A  supports 90% of the UCK20 camera zoom range.

Al Shells 3x3 150dpi
Tough and Durable

A workhorse port, the GP32A has an aluminum shell and acrylic outer dome.  Depth rating 450' / 137m, 

Field Servieceable Element SP32B
Field Serviceable

Field Serviceable and replaceable dome element.

Dome Material
  • Acrylic / Perspex.  Field serviceable / replaceable.
Magnification / Field of View (FOV):
  • 0.8X / ~80-100° Field of View (Dependent on camera).
Replaceable Dome Spherical Diameter
  • 8in / 203mm.
Depth Rating
  • 450ft / 137m.


Optional Accessories

Carry Handle

Easy grip, transport and handling.

HD-SDI Surface Feed

Need topside monitoring?  50 to over 300 feet of high speed SDI is available. Certified coaxial cable and gold contact bulkhead connectors.

Seal Check Lite

Verify housing integrity before entering the water.  A Gates original.

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Gates GT14 lights: 14,000 lumens, 5000K Color, and 90 CRI.  Powerful, high quality underwater illumination.

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Diver Comm Input_nofeather

Diver Comm  / External Power Input

Diver communications capture on-camera.


Special modifications are routine.  A tailored housing to suit your unique application.