HD Amphibicam
Pro Housing

For the Sony® HDW's and Panasonic® Varicams

An innovative designed masterpiece...

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HD Amphibicam Pro Video Housing

This ground breaking project had been the most ambitious ever undertaken by Amphibico. It had involved more than three years of development with our research and development team in 1996 to 1999, this was to ensure that the innovation and functionality this housing represented would define not only the housings itself, but the broader scope of what was to evolve in our technology moving forward.

Our Optical and Electronics Engineers perfected some of the most technologically innovative features ever conceived in the videography industry. Aspheric and Binary technology had been incorporated in our lens system, delivering wide angle, zoom-through, zero distortion imaging assembled from a combination of glass and a special plastic that absorbed no moisture. These same technologically-advanced features had been designed in our high-resolution electronic viewfinder as well, providing the optically enhanced images from oblique angles of view. The electronics were the most sophisticated ever developed for underwater video, providing 16 camera and lens controls at your fingertips...and all designed with the diver and videographer in mind.

HDAmphibicam Underwater Video housings
Amphibico’s innovative mindset for advancing underwater technology has kept our products cutting edges of all kinds and the HD Amphibicam incontestably broadcasted that with its release a decade ago.
  • True High Definition aspheric optics with zero distortion underwater.
  • Full zoom-through and 120° field of view.
  • HD Colour ViewFinder housing on all Sony AMPHIBICAM versions.
  • Full underwater camera controls, paint box and remote functions.
  • Accepts Fujinon and Canon HD lens.
  • Depth tested and rated to 100 meters.
  • Neutrally buoyant and perfectly balanced underwater.

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HD Amphibicam FRONT Grip Controls

HDAmphibicam Underwater Video housings
Front Left Hand Grip
1. Shift Trigger
2. Variable Servo Focus (lens)
3. Scenes Files
4. White Balance
A. Scenes
B. Wet Alarm LED
HDAmphibicam Underwater Video housings
Front Right Hand Grip
1. VTR Record Trigger (lens)
2. Servo Zoom Wheel (lens)
3. ND Filter*
4. CC Filter*
A. Record LED
B. Wet Alarm LED

HD Amphibicam REAR Grip Controls

HDAmphibicam Underwater Video housings
Rear Left Hand Grip
1. Man/Auto Iris Trigger
2. Zoom Speed
3. W/B PRST A-B
4. Gain
A.
B. Wet Alarm LED
HDAmphibicam Underwater Video housings
Rear Right Hand Grip
1. VTR Record Trigger (Cam)
2. Servo Iris Wheel
3. Wide Angle
4. Telephoto
A. Iris Man. LED ON
   Iris Auro. Led OFF
B. Wet Alarm LED

* Camera must be equipped with servo motor

MENU Panel Controls

1. Select Wheel
2. Enter-Button
3. Status-Button
4. Menu Display ON/OFF
A. Communication LED
B. ON LED
Diagnostic Mode Activation (Press 2 and 4 together)

HDAmphibicam Underwater Video housings

Advanced Functions

BARS: Push "ENTER" (2) and "STATUS" (3) simultaneously on the Menu Panel.
SCENE FILES (Left Front Grip, Button #3): LED will flash once for scene #1, twice for scene #2, etc. up to 5 scenes.
SHIFT key function on left front trigger, if pulled simultaneously with:
A) White Balance (W/B): Becomes Black Balance control
B) Menu Display ENTER Button (2): Becomes VTR playback mode. VTR playback functions, right side grips buttons: T: Play, W: Stop, ND: Rewind, CC: Fast Forward
C) ND Button: Activate Manual Shutter - Once Manual Shutter activated: SHIFT Key with CC Button enables Shutter Speed selection.
D) VTR Record (Cam) Trigger: 7 Seconds Review.
E) W Button: Activate D5600K



For more information, please email us at info@amphibico.com

HD Amphibicam Features and Specifications

Operation Pressure:

  • 150 PSI or 10.05 BAR

Dimensions:

  • Camera Housing with carry handle, grips and lens port: 32" L x 13.5" H x 12.75" W
  • Colour ViewFinder Housing with sun hood: 12" L x 5" H x 7.5" W

Dry weight:

  • 52 lbs Camera Housing
  • 2 lbs of lead ballast strips located on two undersides
  • 5 lbs Colour ViewFinder Housing

Total displacement of sea water (Pending on camera and viewfinder)

  • 75 to 82 lbs

Neutral Buoyancy:

  • In fresh water with 0 lbs of lead ballast
  • In sea water with 2 lbs of lead ballast

Construction:

  • Marine grade aluminum alloy castings hard anodized and titanium powder coated for maximum corrosion resistance
  • Marine grade brass and stainless steel hardware

Seals

  • All dynamic and static dual O-ring seals


For more information, please email us at info@amphibico.com

HD Amphibicam Accessories

Add value to your housings and images

  • Quick disconnect camera handle kit.
  • Custom travel case.
  • 200 Ft umbilical for remote video and focus.
  • Underwater communications system adaptability.
  • Focus puller underwater device adaptability.
  • 3000 feet of fiber optic cables (HDWC F950 only).
  • Underwater monitors available.


For more information, please email us at info@amphibico.com
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Supported Camera Models

SONY® HDW 700
SONY® HDW 730
SONY® HDW 750
SONY® HDW F900
SONY® HDW F950
(Available as a rental unit only)

PANASONIC® Varicam
(B/W ViewFinder only)

Hire / Rental

Here's a list of present Owners/Operators that may have units available for rent or Hire:

Amphibico inc.
Phone: 514-333-8666
info@amphibico.com

Anthony S Lenzo
anthonyl@airsealand.com
NY, USA
Phone: 718-626-2646

CurtisFoto@aol.com
FLORIDA, USA
NEW YORK, USA
Phone: (607) 254-2156

Frank Lodge
flodge@nhnz.tv
DUNEDIN NEW ZEALAND
Office: +6434799799

Giovanni Fraeyman
Giovanni@underwatercameraworks.com
ROESELARE, BELGIUM
Phone: 00 32 475 87 31 41

Tom Piozet
homeplanet@cox.net

Jay Ireland
earthimag@aol.com
CA, USA
Phone: 310-458-0700

Georgienne Bradley
info@imagingfoundation.org
CA, USA
Phone: 310-458-0210

Magdelaine Island PQ, CANADA
Phone: 514-973-8444

Mike Murray
Mike@adrenalinefilms.com
FLORIDA, USA
407-850-0711

Pete West
pete@numa.com.au
PORT DOUGLAS, AUSTRALIA
Phone: 617-40985200

Slim MacDonnell
SlimMacdonnell@aol.com
ROMSEY HAMPSHIRE, UK
Phone: 44-07711845108







Please contact info@amphibico.com for the latest list of available for Hire or Rental Owners