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
Learn more at the Pro Action page.