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Alexa 65 RemoteAquaCam

The HydroFlex ALEXA 65 Remote AquaCam (RAC) is the latest version of the 35-3 Remote AquaCam System. The original 35-3 Remote AquaCam received a Technical Achievement Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (AMPAS) in 2002 and over the years has been modernized to support a wide variety of digital cameras but the ALEXA 65 Remote AquaCam is the latest adaptation of the award winning design. In May 2014, during prep for a major motion picture and six months before the release of the ALEXA 65, Pete Romano, ASC had heard rumors of ARRI developing a large format digital camera. The movie had a technically complicated VFX underwater sequence and the ALEXA 65’s resolution and body size would be the tool to make the sequence possible. With no camera available, Pete and HydroFlex’s Matt Brown worked closely with ARRI Rental Group London’s, Neil Fanthom and John Duclose during the design phase of the underwater housing construction. HydroFlex also teamed with Nauticam underwater camera company’s, Ryan Canon, to design and build a custom glass dome port for the ALEXA 65’s 24mm, 28mm and 35mm lenses. The underwater housings were finished early November and HydroFlex received the prototype ALEXA 65 on November 11th for the first fitting and electrical and buoyancy testing. On November 13th HydroFlex shipped two successfully tested ALEXA 65 underwater camera systems off to location. HydroFlex has gone on record to be the first ever to use the ALEXA 65 in production. During the course of [...]

Nauticam Alexa Mini

Easy Camera Prep The Nauticam system is very easy to build.  Armed with only a coin and #3 allen wrench, the entire support and lens control system is constructed on the camera base plate outside of the housing.  This means the rig can be built on a table, in good light, with plenty of working space.  Once the camera is assembled on its tray, the entire system slides into the housing, and locks securely in place.   Universal Lens Controls Lens swaps are easily accomplished with the camera out of the housing, or from the port opening when the camera is installed. The lens gearing system is universal, sliding forward or back to match lens control ring placement, and swinging down to positively engage.  No tools are required, with thumb screws securely locking all adjustments in place. A "C" Shaped support ring is used with very long zoom lenses, providing structural support that allows precise control. A tremendous range of lenses is supported, from very small Zeiss Standard Speeds, to very large cinema styled zooms.  Our port system has been tested with ARRI UWZ 9.5-18, the most sophisticated wide angle lens ever produced, with excellent results. Large diameter, rubberized focus, iris, and zoom lens control knobs with marking disks provide the operator precise control over the lens, and are placed at the handles for ergonomic operation.   Optically Coated Glass Dome Port Our exclusive 250mm optically coated glass dome port is supplied with every system, and we believe it is [...]

Nauticam Epic/Dragon Housing

There are three variations of the Epic Body (Carbon Fiber, -M, and -X), as well as Scarlet.  Both Epic and Scarlet are available with either Mysterium-X or Dragon Sensors, and all of these models fit in this housing.  Dragons ship with an upgraded fan, and this update is also supported by the housing. The N200 Port system is a large diameter mount that supports most PL lenses. Adjustable, geared lens controls drive the focus, iris and zoom functions of cinema lenses from large ergonomic knobs located at the housing handles.  DSLR lenses can also be used via zip gear attachments. The housing has been tested with and supports Zeiss CP.2, a Zeiss CZ 15-30 prototype, Leica Summicron-C, Arri Master Primes, Arri Ultraprimes, Angineaux Optimo 15-40 and DP 16-42, Cook S4, Schneider Cine Xenar. The system is easy to build with as few tools as possible. The primary camera control interface is RED's DSMC Side Handle, which never loses its connection, and provides two command dials and no reliance on redmote. The housing is configured for internal mounting of the RedTouch 5” LCD screen.  No RED cabling is passed through water, making the 5in LCD monitor an always on status and monitoring panel for the camera operator.  Two mounting locations are available, one rear mounted for camera operator, one top mounted for tripod work.  External monitors are available as optional accessories. Lens access from the port, and the ability to remove the camera housing with a lens installed, are integral to the Nauticam design [...]

Hydroflex Epic Deep Water

The HydroFlex Epic Deep Water housing is compact, yet allows for a variety of prime lenses and room for two Anton Bauer batteries. With manual lens control knobs for focus and iris, the housing can be completely un-tethered and free-swimming, or cable for HD-SDI out can be sent to the surface for director's monitoring. Depth rating is 150'.

Arri 435 RemoteAquaCam

The 435 RAC (RemoteAquaCam) was engineered primarily for use with remote 3-axis heads on cranes for at sea or wet stage work. Field testing has also proven the 435 RAC to be as useful for handheld filming under the water or floating on the surface. Designed around a standard Arriflex 435, custom SL Cine 400' magazines and Preston remote focus and iris controls, this low profile camera system can be easily fitted with Cooke, Panavision or Zeiss spherical and anamorphic lenses. Some small lightweight zoom lenses can also be used. Both flat and dome ports are available as well as a variety of port extension rings to accommodate the different lenses. Water drops are cleared from the front port by an air-powered rain deflector. Utilizing the Arriflex IVS (Internal Video System), the 435 RemoteAquaCam provides 100% video for remote viewing. In the hand-held mode a HydroFlex 6.4" color monitor allows the operator to set the frame while the camera assistant rolls camera, and pulls focus, iris and zoom from above water from as far as 100' away. The optional Preston Marine FI&Z hand unit gives the camera assistant camera run, focus and iris control underwater. All RCU functions can be controlled using a custom cable to the surface. Fully loaded, the system weighs 65lbs. out of the water and is depth rated to 100'. 435 RAC with 6.4” monitor, Arri RCU and Preston FI&Z Click to see photos and video footage of the RemoteAquaCam and HydroHead in action 2002 Technical [...]

Arri 435 Deep Water

Incorporating many of the existing features of our HydroFlex 35-3 DW, the 435 DW is as straight forward, easy to work with, and to operate in the water. The housing is designed around a standard Arri 435 IVS with 400 ft. Arri magazines and the 12 inch viewfinder extension. Cooke, Panavision and Zeiss lenses can be fitted, and the re-designed port system can even accept the Zeiss 10mm lens with its dedicated glass port. Interchangeable flat and dome ports are provided. Our custom viewfinder eyepiece gives the operator an easy-to-locate, large, bright image. The viewfinder port extends out beyond the back of the housing to give more room to position your mask as close as possible to the viewfinder, allowing more relief area for your regulator, for a very comfortable operating position. Both focus and iris lens controls are located on the camera left side of the front of the housing and can be easily viewed and adjusted by the operator or assistant. The housing can also be configured for the Preston Marine FI&Z hand unit allowing the camera assistant to remotely adjust the camera focus and iris underwater. For magazine and battery changes, the camera can stay attached to the front of the housing without disengaging the lens gearing. or disconnecting the cables to video and the CCU unit. The housing can also be configured for the Preston Marine FI&Z hand unit allowing the camera assistant to remotely adjust the camera focus and iris underwater. (NOTE: This option is [...]

Mini Vistacam Deep Water

The HydroFlex Mini Vistacam Deep Water Housing consists of an aluminum housing designed around the Mini Vistacam using standard Arri 400 ft. magazines. A full hemisphere dome port and a flat port both accept a variety of Nikon and Leica lenses. Features include reflex viewing, video viewing, remote video to the surface, remote run and manual iris and focus controls. Top, bottom and side 3/8 ­ 16 and 1/4 ­ 20 holes enable this housing to be mounted in a variety of ways. Weighing 110 lbs. dry and negative 3 lbs. in water, the unit is depth rated to 100 ft. div.p_table_2#Mini Vistacam Deep Water h2{font-family: "" !important;font-size: 13px !important;}div.p_table_2#Mini Vistacam Deep Water h1{font-family: "" !important;font-size: 13px !important;}div.p_table_2#Mini Vistacam Deep Water h3{font-family: "" !important;font-size: 13px !important;}div.p_table_2#Mini Vistacam Deep Water li.row_style_1 span, div.p_table_2#Mini Vistacam Deep Water li.row_style_2 span, div.p_table_2#Mini Vistacam Deep Water li.row_style_3 span, div.p_table_2#Mini Vistacam Deep Water li.row_style_4 span{font-family: "" !important;font-size: 13px !important;}div.p_table_2#Mini Vistacam Deep Water a.button_1, div.p_table_2#Mini Vistacam Deep Water a.button_2, div.p_table_2#Mini Vistacam Deep Water a.button_3, div.p_table_2#Mini Vistacam Deep Water a.button_4, div.p_table_2#Mini Vistacam Deep Water .css3_grid_hidden_rows_control span{font-family: "" !important;font-size: 13px !important;}.footer_row{display:none;} .css3_grid_row_0{display:none;} .css3_grid_row_1{display:none;} .decor_line{display:none;} div.p_table_2 li.row_style_2 { background: none repeat scroll 0 0 #e7e7e7!important; } div.p_table_2 li.row_style_3 { background: none repeat scroll 0 0 #e7e7e7!important; }SpecificationsOPERATING DEPTH:WEIGHT IN AIR:WEIGHT IN SALT WATER:LENSES:DIMENSIONS:100 ft.110 pounds-3 poundsNikon, Leica20.5" L x 20" W x 17.5 " H

Aquatica 5D MK II HD

Compatible Camera: Canon EOS 5D MK II Features Built in hydrophone. Fingertip access to all camera menu and video controls includes On-Off, Live View mode, Record On/Off, Exposure Mode, bracketing, Meter positioning and focus control, AF-ON activation and Star button access as well as AF preferences. Access to all menu features including review, enlarge and delete, histogram and internal SLR preferences. Lens release lever for easy lens changing through the front port with camera installed. SD video to surface available. (This requires the rental of an on-board monitor for an additional rental charge as the A/V out port of the camera disables the LCD viewing screen.) .caption_column{font-family: "Noto Sans",sans-serif !important;} .footer_row{display:none;} .css3_grid_row_0{display:none;} .css3_grid_row_1{display:none;} .decor_line{display:none;} div.p_table_2 li.row_style_2 { background: none repeat scroll 0 0 #e7e7e7!important; } div.p_table_2 li.row_style_3 { background: none repeat scroll 0 0 #e7e7e7!important; }SpecificationsLENS SELECTION:DEPTH RATING:WEIGHT IN AIR:WEIGHT IN WATER:DIMENSIONS:Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 Type I & II300 ft.6.4 lbsNeutral(with side handles) W 14" x H 10" x D 12" w/Dome Port

Aquatica 7D

Compatible Camera: Canon EOS 7D Features Built in hydrophone. Fingertip access to all camera menu and video controls includes On-Off, Live View mode, Record On/Off, Exposure Mode, bracketing, Meter positioning and focus control, AF-ON activation and Star button access as well as AF preferences. Access to all menu features including review, enlarge and delete, histogram and internal SLR preferences. Lens release lever for easy lens changing through the front port with camera installed. .caption_column{font-family: "Noto Sans",sans-serif !important;} .footer_row{display:none;} .css3_grid_row_0{display:none;} .css3_grid_row_1{display:none;} .decor_line{display:none;} div.p_table_2 li.row_style_2 { background: none repeat scroll 0 0 #e7e7e7!important; } div.p_table_2 li.row_style_3 { background: none repeat scroll 0 0 #e7e7e7!important; }SpecificationsLENS SELECTION:DEPTH RATING:WEIGHT IN AIR:WEIGHT IN WATER:DIMENSIONS:Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 Type I & II300 ft.6.4 lbsNeutral(with side handles) W 14" x H 10" x D 12" w/Dome Port