(Amsterdam--September 13, 2013) ARRI’s Wireless System is a sophisticated toolset for controlling lens and camera functions on set. At IBC 2013 ARRI is announcing a new product in the Wireless System line-up – the SXU-1, a single-axis hand unit for wireless iris or focus control.
ARRI Wireless Single Axis Unit SXU-1
The SXU-1 is a simple and affordable hand unit that is designed to control a single lens axis. It is compatible with ALEXA Plus and Studio models, as well as many other cameras via the Universal Motor Controller UMC-3A. On set the SXU-1 perfectly complements the 3-axis Wireless Compact Unit WCU-4 as a separate iris control unit, perhaps operated by the cinematographer in situations where subtle exposure adjustments are required during travelling shots. Alternatively it can be used on its own, offering a low cost option to productions that do not need multi-axis wireless lens control.
With an ergonomic design and a super-smooth control knob, the SXU-1 is extremely comfortable to use, and its backlit marking rings can easily be read in the dark. The unit is powered by an inexpensive camcorder battery, although there is also the option to plug into an AC power supply when available, for example when controlling the iris from behind a monitor. The SXU-1 is compatible with all ARRI Wireless System products with a white-coded radio modem.
With headquarters located in Munich, Germany, Arnold and Richter Cine Technik (A&R) was founded in 1917 and is the world's largest manufacturer and distributor of motion picture camera, digital intermediate (DI) and lighting equipment. The ARRI Group comprises a global network of subsidiaries, agents and representatives that covers every facet of the film industry: design; engineering; production; equipment rental; turnkey lighting solutions; postproduction; laboratory services; visual effects; and film sales. Manufactured products include the ubiquitous ALEXA digital camera system; Master Anamorphic lenses; L-Series LED and M-Series HMI lights; Pro Camera Accessories; and ARRISCAN archive technologies. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has recognized ARRI’s engineers and their technical contributions with 18 Scientific and Engineering Awards.
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