Amphibico Announces New Underwater Video Housing

The new "Genesis" line will facilitate the way pros shoot underwater high definition

By Eric Aubort

 

 
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Amphibico Inc. recently announced that it is developing a new strain of underwater imaging housings.  The “GENESIS” line of compact Prosumer HD housings will provide a whole new approach to the complex travel systems that are customary to a pro system today.

 

 

The New Amphibico "Genesis" Underwater Video Housing

 

Key Features of the new underwater housing

  • Solid Construction

Precision machined from a solid block of marine grade aluminum giving endless durability. Black anodized for corrosion protection a layer of tuff military grade polyurethane powder coat paint and a final coat of clear for the outmost durability in harsh sea water.

 

  • Full Camcorder Control

Complete access to your camcorder while filming underwater. The Genesis boasts a host of features that is certain to pacify the most passionate of underwater video professionals. With dual electronic grips and menu control panel, this housing gives complete access to your camcorder while filming underwater.

 

  • Top Mounted large 3.5" Window

For convenient and easy filming through Sony' sharp, large and bright 3.5 XtraFine™ LCD/ Viewfinder. Located on the optical axis, the 3.5-inch-type XtraFine LCD panel enables easier, more intuitive framing.

 

  • Bayonet Lens Mounting System

Given that the Sony FS100U camcorder features a Super 35mm E-Mount Interchangeable Lens System, a great variety of current and future E-mount lenses from various lens manufacturers (Sony Zeiss, Tamron, Sigma and Cosina) are compatible.

 

  • Ninja SPLASH PRO (optional accessory)

Professionals can now go underwater and record video at considerably higher Bit-Rates and color (4:2:2). 10 bit Uncompressed to Apple ProRes Field Recorder and also be used as a Monitor. Better quality videos can be produced to articulate the motion image being captured in the stunning underwater world below. Designed with a robust look and feel, the Ninja Splash syncs. simply via the LANC control on the camcorder. So press record and the unit starts up at the same time as your camcorder.

 

Specifications

  • 6061-T6 Marine grade solid aluminum
  • Fully anodized with a hard coat of polyurethane paint & a final clear coat.
  • All hardware is marine grade aluminum & stainless steel

Features & Controls

  • Designed for professional underwater use
  • 14 Electronic push button controls to access over 25 functions
  • Control Panel for all menu access to camcorder functionsProportional Manual Focus
  • Proportional Manual Zoom knob
  • Manual White Balance
  • Manual Iris
  • Manual Gain
  • Manual Shutter Speed
  • Sensitive Hydrophone
  • Moisture sensor alarm
  • Tally light flashes green while filming
  • 3 Auxiliary ports
  • Two Year Standard Full Warranty
  • Bayonet lens mounting system
  • Conveniently designed to accept Aquatica ports

Operating Depth

  • 300 feet / 90 meters

PRICE:

  • TBA

For more information on Amphibico products, please visit this website: http://www.amphibico.com

 

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