PRO ACTION

Compact, Cinema Caliber Housing for Fast Action Acquisition

Designed for one mission –underwater action – the new Gates Pro Action has purpose built features for “run and gun” scenarios.  Like a sleek, small profile for the free diver pursuing bait balls. Or the surf shooter composing the perfect wave with Pro Action’s integrated, pivoting external monitor. And multi-camera compatibility – RED DSMC1 / DSMC2 and ARRI ALEXA Mini – is a bonus for natural history filmmakers.

Pro Action travels easy, fitting comfortably in a carry-on size Pelican case with camera / monitor / battery neatly tucked inside for the trip. Pro Action accepts all DSLR glass and smaller PL mount lenses, and.various accessories extend Pro Action’s range including ‘pole cam’ action shots of risky shark action.

The Gates Pro Action Housing is tailor made for surf, dive and exploratory imaging. And like all Gates products, Pro Action comes with our legendary 2 year warranty and customer support.

Compatible Cameras:
RED DSMC1 (Epic, Scarlet)
RED DSMC2 (Epic-W, Weapon, Scarlet-W, Raven)
ARRI ALEXA Mini

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Key Features

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Integrated External Monitor Housing

Designed specifically for the Transvideo Starlite HD5 (not included), the integrated external monitor follows the sleek profiles of Pro Action, pivoting a full 90° for top or rear viewing 

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Sleek Profile

and compact size makes Pro Action your travel companion, fitting into a carry-on case or backpack.

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Multi Camera Compatibility

Pro Action accepts RED DSMC1 (Epic, Dragon, Scarlet), DSMC2 (Weapon, Scarlet-W, Raven) and ARRI ALEXA Mini.

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New 60-series Precision Ports™

match the compact size of Pro Action. Gates workhorse 80-series ports are compatible, too. 

 
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Extensive Lens Support

DSLR glass and small cinema PL lenses are supported in Pro Action

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Clean, Uncomplicated Design

with mechanical controls of lens and camera assignable buttons.

Simplicity = Reliability

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Simple Run and Gun Controls

Access user assignables on RED and ARRI cameras.

Seal Check Lite

The Gates Seal Check Lite is included with Pro Action and assures housing integrity before entering the water. A mere 11oz / 320g it packs easy and travels lightly.

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2-year-warranty

2-Year Warranty.
Legendary factory direct support.

Gates is synonymous with reliability and support, and only Gates offers a 2-year, renewable warranty on all housings.

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Accessorize and Customize

A range of accessories is available to suit the diverse needs of cinema, Natural History, broadcast TV, research, and military applications.  

Specifications

Controls
  • Power On/Off
  • Run / Stop x2
  • 2x Direct Coupled Mechanical Lens control
  • DSMC1: User Assignable x 2
  • DSMC2: User Assignable x 6
  • ALEXA  Mini: User Assignable x 3
  • External Monitor:  Smart Corners x 4
Dimensions:

Transport size with SP60-6 Port

  • 17.1″ L x 8.7″ H x 9.7″ W (12.7” w/Handles)
  • 44 cm x 22 cm x 25 cm       (33 cm)
Construction
  • Machined Aluminum, Type III Hard Anodized finish
  • Stainless steel hardware
Depth Rating
  • 200 feet / 60 meters
Warranty
Weight in Air
  • <30 lbs / 13.6 kg including camera / battery / monitor
    with SP60-6 Port
Weight in Water
  • Fully Adjustable Buoyancy / Trim
Batteries
  • Blueshape BV090
Included Items
  • Integrated ST5 External Monitor shell (StarLite monitor not included)
  • Gates Seal Check II system
  • Pelican Case
  • Tool & O-Ring Kit
Equipment Required
  • Compatible Cameras:
    • RED DSMC1 (Epic, Dragon, Scarlet)
    • RED DSMC2 (Weapon, Scarlet-W, Raven)
    • ARRI ALEXA Mini
  • Camera Accessories:
    • RED DSMC: None
    • RED DSCM2 (both are needed)
      • RED Sidekick
      • RED Jetpack SDI Module
    • ARRI Mini: None
  • Media
    • For RED DSMC / DSMC2:
      • REDMAG or RED MINI-MAG
    • For ARRI Mini
      • CFast 2.0 Memory Card  -- consult ARRI documentation for supported brands / capacity
  • Camera prep / setup only
    • For DSMC: RED LCD *or* REDMOTE
    • For DSMC2: RED LCD *or* REDMOTE (with Gates WRL LINKBOX for DSMC2) *or* foolcontrol (via WiFi)
    • For ARRI Mini:  ARRI Mini Viewfinder
  • Battery Options
    • REDBRICK
    • Blueshape BV065, BV090, BV150 BV180, BV100HD, BV100HD SPLASH
    • SWIT 8172 or 8192
    • PAG 9303. 9304, 9308, 9309
    • Other batteries possible.  Contact Gates for guidance

Monitor Options

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Integrated Starlite ST5 External Monitor

(ST5 Monitor housing is included with Pro Action Housing. Transvideo Starlite HD5 is not included)

The Starlite ST5  is specifically designed for the Transvideo Starlite SDI monitor / recorder (not included), a compact, smartphone-size 5.0” / 125mm color OLED LCD.   Accessible on the Starlite touch screen are 'Smart Corners' with direct access to a variety of functions including histogram, waveform and peaking.  The ST5 External Monitor is fully integrated into Pro Action, and pivots a full 90° for viewing, framing and focus.  The ST5 is also powered the Pro Action V-Lock battery, eliminating extra batteries and size.

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Compact Size, Widescreen Display

5" / 125 mm widescreen display.

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SDI Interface

is robust and reliable.  

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Assignable Smart Corners

Smart Corner controls on the touch screen provide user-assignable functions like peaking and histogram

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External Power

The ST5 draws power from the camera for a more compact size and no additional batteries needed. 

Display
  • Transvideo Starlite HD5 (not included)
  • Widescreen 5 .0 inch / 125 mm color LCD
Controls
  • Power
  • Assignable Smart Corner x4
Dimensions
  • Not Applicable -- Integrated into Pro Action Housing
Input Formats
  • HD-SDI / 3G-SDI
  • Frame rates: 24P, 25p, 30p, 50i, 60i
Material
  • Machined Aluminum, Type III 'Hard' Anodized finish
  • Stainless steel hardware
Weight
  • Not Applicable.  Integrated into Pro Action Housing
Depth Rating
  • 150 feet / 45 meters
Warranty
  • 2-Years Renewable
Power / Run Time
  • N/A -- power is received from Pro Action Housing v-lock battery

 

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.

60-Series Ports Compatible with Pro Action Housing

FP80

FP60 Flat Port

A simple, versatile port option for macro work or lenses that don't perform well with a dome port.  

Versatile Port
Versatile

The FP80 supports a wide range of lenses for medium to macro imaging. 

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Acrylic (Perspex) Element

a practical material for field use, minor scratches can be polished out.

FP80 Shades
Compact Size

Fits perfectly with the Pro Action sleek profile.

FP80 Replaceable Element
Field Replaceable

The FP80 element is user-changeable in the field.

Material
  • Optical grade Acrylic / Perspex (standard)
Element Diameter / Clear Aperture:
  • 5.6in / 142 mm Ø
Depth Rating
  • 150 ft / 45m
Optical Notes
  • Flat ports reduce Field of View (FOV) 20% underwater.
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SP60-6 Dome Port

The SP60-6  is a 6in / 152 mm spherical dome port that preserves field of view (FOV) underwater, and is ideally suited for wide to fisheye imaging.  Anti-Reflective (AR) coated glass or optical grade Acrylic (Perspex) versions, the latter field serviceable / replaceable.

Versatile Port
Versatile

For medium to wide and fisheye imaging, the SP60-6 supports a wide variety of lenses

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AR Coated Glass

The SP60-6 is available with either Acrylic / Perspex dome or BK7 Anti-Reflective (AR) coated glass domes. 

SP80 Replaceable Dome
Field Serviceable

Field Serviceable and replaceable dome (acrylic / Perspex only)

Material Options
  • Acrylic / Perspex
  • Anti-Reflective (AR) coated BK7 glass
Element Diameter / Clear Aperture
  • 5.6in / 142 mm Ø
Dome Spherical Diameter
  • 6 in / 15mm
Depth Rating
  • 150 ft/ 45 m

80-Series Ports Compatible with Pro Action Housing

FP80

FP80 Flat Port

Due to its larger front element, the FP80 supports a variety of medium to macro lenses – including external zooms. A simple, versatile port option.  Both Acrylic (Perspex) and Glass versions available.  

Versatile Port
Versatile

The FP80 supports a wide range of lenses for medium to macro imaging. 

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AR Coated Glass

BK7 glass element with Anti Reflective (AR) coating is optional.

FP80 Shades
Shade

Shade choices include W075 (standard) and Macro (optional)

FP80 Replaceable Element
Field Replaceable

The FP80 element is user-changeable in the field.

Material
  • Optical grade Acrylic / Perspex (standard)
  • Anti-reflective (AR) coated BK7 glass (optional)
Element Diameter / Clear Aperture:
  • 7.4in / 189mm
Shades
  • W075 (standard)
  • Macro (optional)
Depth Rating
  • 450ft / 137m
Optical Notes
  • Flat ports reduce Field of View (FOV) 20% underwater.
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SP80-8 Dome Port

The SP80-8 is an 8in / 203mm spherical dome port that preserves field of view (FOV) underwater, and is ideally suited for wide to fisheye imaging.  Medium to macro, too, when paired with compatible macro zoom lenses.  Anti-Reflective (AR) coated glass or optical grade Acrylic (Perspex) versions, the latter field serviceable / replaceable.

Versatile Port
Versatile

For medium to wide and fisheye imaging, the SP80-8 supports a wide variety of lenses

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AR Coated Glass

The SP80-8 is available with either Acrylic / Perspex dome or BK7 Anti-Reflective (AR) coated glass domes. 

SP80 Replaceable Dome
Field Serviceable

Field Serviceable and replaceable dome (acrylic / Perspex only)

Material Options
  • Acrylic / Perspex
  • Anti-Reflective (AR) coated BK7 glass
Element Diameter / Clear Aperture
  • 7.5in / 190mm
Dome Spherical Diameter
  • 8in / 203mm
Depth Rating
  • 450ft / 137m

 

 

SP80-10 Dome Port

SP80-10 Dome Port

The SP80-10 is a 10in / 254mm spherical dome port that, like it's smaller SP80-8 sibling preserves field of view (FOV) underwater for wide to fisheye imaging.  The SP80-10 however, exhibits superior compatibility with rectilinear lenses, mitigating the soft corners classically found with dome ports in general.  This particularly beneficial with certain cinema PL mount glass like Arri Master Primes and Ultra Primes.

The SP80-10 is available in Anti-Reflective (AR) coated glass only.

Versatile Port
Superior Rectilinear Compatibility

For medium to wide and fisheye imaging, the SP80-10 excels at rectilniear imaging, particularly with PL mount cinema lenses.

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AR Coated Glass

The SP80-10 is made of optically pure BK7 Anti-Reflective (AR) coated glass domes. 

SP80 Replaceable Dome
Versatile

The SP80-10 is compatible with hundreds of lenses.  See Gates Compatibility Reference.  

Material Options
  • Anti-Reflective (AR) coated BK7 glass
Element Diameter / Clear Aperture
  • 7.5in / 190mm
Dome Spherical Diameter
  • 10in / 254mm
Depth Rating
  • 450ft / 137m

 

 

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Custom Port

Gates Precision Ports extend to custom designs for specific applications like underwater UV imaging or Corrective Optics (CO) that adapt a specific lens for underwater imaging, and eliminating distortions / aberrations.  Contact Gates to discuss your particular application.

Included Accessories

Seal Check Lite

The Gates Seal Check Lite is included with every DEEP DRAGON and assures housing integrity before entering the water.  A mere 11oz / 320g it packs easy and travels lightly.

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Integrated ST5 External Monitor Case

The ST5 External Monitor housing is integrated with the Pro Action Housing.  It is designed specifically for the Transvideo Starlite HD5 field monitor.

Learn more about the ST5 on the "MONITOR OPTIONS" tab.

Spare Kit

Spare Kit / Tool Kit / O-Ring Kit

All the items needed to setup and maintain Pro Action Housing 

Optional Accessories

Port Rings

Port Rings

Support a variety of PL and DSLR lenses.

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HD-SDI / UHD-SDI Surface Feed

Need topside DP monitoring? High speed digital SDI video feed is available.  50 to over 300 feed, the link includes gold contact connectors and certified coaxial cable. 

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Cheeseplate Adapter

For mounting Pro Action Housing to anything -- pole, tripod, crane, etc.  

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LED Lighting

Gates GT14 underwater lights with 14,000 lumens and 90 CRI.  Learn more at about the GT14 LED Underwater Lights.  

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Carry Handle

Easy grip, transport and handling.  

Customizations

Customization

Special modifications are routine. You really can have it ‘just the way you like’.

Pro Action Housing Supported Equipment

 

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