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ARRI’s Wireless System is a sophisticated toolset for wirelessly controlling lens and camera functions on set. The Wireless Compact Unit WCU-4 is the most sophisticated, feature-rich and user-friendly remote control on the market.

The compact and ergonomic hand unit controls up to three lens axes for focus, iris and zoom. It includes a super-smooth focus knob with adjustable friction and backlit focus rings that are easily readable in the dark. The large transflective display includes a lens data display, providing graphical focus, iris and zoom scales; camera status information; and readouts from ultrasonic measurement devices. A user programmable button underneath the handle allows rapid access to functions like quick zoom (zap) or the setting of digital focus marks. The optional hand strap provides extra stability and leaves the holding hand’s thumb free, allowing even the most challenging simultaneous shifts of iris and focus to be carried out with ease.

One of the coolest new features of the WCU-4 is the option to use vibration markers, which provide haptic feedback for focus marks. The unit will vibrate when a focus mark is reached, allowing ACs to keep their eyes on the performers at all times and leading to greater accuracy of focus.

  • Compact 3-axis lens and camera controller
  • Comfortable, ergonomic and user-friendly design
  • Integrated Lens Data Display
  • Vibrating focus marks
  • UDM-1 and Cinetape readout
  • Super-smooth, backlit focus knob with adjustable friction
  • Lens mapping to pre- marked focus rings
  • Optional ALEXA Remote License for change of camera settings
  • Special Features: Built-in vibration motor for tactile feedback
  • Focus knob: LED backlit rotary knob with adjustable friction, 3.0” diameter
  • 16 bit native encoder resolution
  • Iris Slider: Fully sealed, splash- and dust-proof slider mechanism
  • 14 bit native encoder resolution
  • Zoom Knob: Force sensitive knob
  • Ergonomic design
  • Display: Transflective TFT LC-Display (readable in bright sunlight) 3.0 inch diagonal
  • Housing: Durable and robust housing made of high-strength anodized aluminum
  • Sealed assembly with backlit display buttons and index marker
  • Mass: Approx. 780 grams including battery
  • Power Supply: NP-FM500H battery (Sony) or compatible batteries
  • BC-QM1 battery charger (Sony) or compatible chargers
  • Power via LCS cable through ARRI camera (cabled mode)
  • Operating Temperature: -20°C to +45°C