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Gates Announces HD1 Hi-Definition Underwater Video Housing

Gates HD1 Housing Gates Underwater Products, Inc , the global leader in reliable underwater housings, announces the HD1, the first ever high definition underwater housing to bear the Gates name.

A professional-grade system, the HD1 provides fine creative control of hi definition images. Users will enjoy access to key camera functions on the JVC camera including zoom, auto / manual focus, white balance and iris.

A crucial element to the success of the HD1 is the WP35 wide angle port designed by Fathom Imaging. Optics designed by President Dr. Paul Remijan are uniquely recognized as the finest in the world, providing distortion-free, razor sharp underwater images. "The reliability of Gates and hi resolution of Fathom lenses is a peerless combination," says John Voyles, Fathom Imaging CFO. "We’re pleased to team up with Gates on this very exciting and groundbreaking project".

The HD1 includes many Gates hallmark traits, including reliable fingertip mechanical controls, durable ‘bulletproof’ machined aluminum, depth rating to 450 feet / 137 meters, and 2-year renewable warranty — the best in the industry.

"The HD1 is the latest addition to the Gates line of professional underwater imaging systems," comments Pamela Mertz, Gates Sales Manager, "and represents one of the finest housings Gates has produced in our 34 year history. It’s truly landmark to bring hi-definition to our clientele."

The HD1 optionally includes HID PRO lighting by NiteRider and Gates 2.5" external color monitor.

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Cliff Etzel
Cliff Etzel
Cliff is the former Freediving editor of He is now a freelance journalist and film-maker.