AOI has unveiled the UH-GPx housing for GoPro. Compatible with HERO9 through HERO12, the new “Signature Series” housing is a collaboration with renowned underwater videographer Kay Burn Lim and promises pro-level features such as a milled aluminum construction, a large integrated monitor, a built-in power bank, external controls for accessing camera settings, and the ability to attach orientable arms.
AOI has provided lots of enticing images, as shown below, but the company has yet to announce detailed specifications or pricing.
Introducing the AOl Signature Series
AOl Ltd, a leading innovator in underwater imaging is thrilled to announce an exciting collaboration with renowned professional underwater videographer Kay Burn Lim. This partnership aims to revolutionize underwater photography and videography with the development of a cutting-edge underwater housing for GoPro cameras, giving birth to a new product line known as the "Signature Series."
With an unwavering commitment to excellence and innovation, AOl has consistently pushed the boundaries of what is possible in the realm of underwater imaging. This collaboration with Kay Burn Lim, a visionary in the world of underwater filmmaking, promises to take our product offerings to new depths, quite literally.
The "Signature Series" represents a fusion of AOl's expertise in designing top-quality underwater camera products and accessories and Kay Burn Lim's unparalleled experience capturing the wonders of the underwater world. The result of this collaboration will be an underwater housing for GoPro cameras that sets new industry standards for performance, durability, and versatility. The housing is milled from aluminium and will carry the moniker of AOI UH-GPX.
Key features of the "Signature Series" underwater housing will include:
- Unrivalled Durability: Constructed from aluminium using state-of-the-art design and engineering, the housing will provide unparalleled protection for GoPro cameras, ensuring they can withstand the harshest underwater environments.
- Optical Clarity: The housing will feature advanced optical elements to maintain the highest quality image and video capture, even in challenging underwater conditions. The housing will have the hugely popular Quick Release systems built in, enabling it to attached the UWL-03 and UCL-03 lenses which significantly improves the optical capabilities of GoPros.
- Ergonomic Design: Designed with user comfort and handling in mind, the housing will offer intuitive controls and easy access to camera settings through the use of a built in monitor. The use of orientable arms on the underwater housing offers unapparelled composition opportunities. Making it a preferred choice for both professionals and enthusiasts.
- Compatibility: The "Signature Series" underwater housing will be compatible with a range of GoPro camera models, ensuring broad accessibility to our innovative product.
- Professional Seal of Approval: An exclusive edition with a full ensemble of accessories will bear Kay Burn Lim's signature, signifying its endorsement by a respected figure in the underwater videography community.
"This collaboration with Kay Burn is a testament to our commitment to pushing the boundaries of what can be achieved in underwater photography and videography," said AOl's Managing Director, Victor Tsui. "Kay's wealth of experience and creative vision will undoubtedly elevate our product offerings and open up new horizons for adventurers and content creators."
Kay Burn added, "I'm thrilled to work with AOl on the development of the 'Signature Series' underwater housing for GoPro. This partnership represents a unique opportunity to bring my years of experience and passion for underwater filmmaking to a broader audience. Together, we're going to create a game-changing product that will empower underwater photographers and videographers like never before."
The new housing will be compatible with the recently launched GoPro 12 and backward compatible to GoPro 9, 10, and 11. Stay tuned for more updates on the "Signature Series" as we progress towards its launch. The collaboration between AOl and Kay Burn Lim promises to redefine the possibilities of underwater content creation, and we can't wait to share the results with the world.
About Kay Burn Lim
Kay Burn Lim is an award-winning photographer, drone cameraman and underwater cinematographer. He has been involved in various broadcast productions as the director of photography as well as the primary underwater and drone cameraman at locations all over the world, working primarily with the Smithsonian Channel and its subsidiaries.
Kay's speciality ranges from filming the smallest undersea creatures, such as larvae, to the largest creature on earth, the blue whale. For his underwater cinematography works, he owns and operates a RED DSMC2 Helium camera. He was recently nominated for "Best Photography in a Documentary or Factual" by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television (2018 Canadian Screen Awards) for the episode "Guadalupe, Island of the White Sharks" where he shot all the underwater and drone scenes.
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