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 [...]


The HydroHead from HydroFlex, Inc. is a waterproof remote pan and tilt head. It is the perfect compliment to our 435, 35-3 and HD RemoteAquaCams. The HydroHead's light weight and low profile, combined with the tubular hydrodynamics of the RemoteAquaCams, allow this system to glide through the water with less resistance than anything currently available. Our 2-axis analog head uses underwater mateable connectors and is depth rated to 150’. An optional "L" bracket allows mounting a standard Arri or Panavision camera package in one of our custom splash bags for surface wet work. Click here for more information about the splash bags. The HydroHead system uses Power Pod electronics and offers operator familiarity and years of dependable, in the field experience. A dovetail balance plate is built into the tilt rotator to accommodate a wide variety of prime and zoom lenses including the Panavision Primo Macro Zoom. Also a large selection of camera combinations and HydroFlex custom Splash Bags can be fitted for above water shooting in wet situations. .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; }SpecificationsOperating Depth:Weight in Air:Weight in Water:Power Req'd:150 ft.52 lbs.45 lbs.110/240VAC or 48VDC Click to see photos and video footage of the HydroHead and the RemoteAquaCam on various shoots.