Arri’s Wireless Video System has a new addition. The Arri WVR-1s is described as a lightweight wireless video receiver that will be out in May of this year.
The WVR-1s is a smaller and lighter version of Arri’s longer ranged WVR-1 wireless receiver. When comparing the distances, the WVR-1 can reach longer. The receiver has an operational range of up to 500 feet, while the WVR-1 can operate up to 2,000 feet. While creators found the WVR-1 to be a useful tool, some found it to be too big and heavy.
Kate Molins, who worked as a focus puller on “Top Boy”, prefers the WVR-1s lightness to the WVR-1 big design. “We are using the built-in transmitter in the ALEXA LF and found the wireless video system to be great. Personally I found the receiver was a bit big and heavy when mounted onto my WCU-4, but ARRI were kind enough to give me a prototype of the new, smaller WVR-1s receiver, which worked brilliantly and made the WCU-4/monitor/receiver setup much lighter,” Molins said.
Additionally, the receiver can be quickly paired with Arri’s WVS transmitter.
WVR-1s has a rugged design
This receiver’s surrounded by a milled-aluminum casing, so it should be fairly tough. Plus, the receiver has a integrated antennae, battery adapters from micro batteries and an extra power out for a monitor.
Arri provided an image showing all the possible setups of the Arri Wireless video system. Up to four receivers can be used per transmitter and four to six transmitter/receiver groups can be used within the same set.
“The Arri Wireless Video System features are based on many conversations with industry professionals,” says Marc Shipman-Mueller, a camera-systems product manager at Arri. “Responding to further customer demand, we are now taking the next logical step of introducing a small receiver, the WVR-1s. We are doing this in close coordination with Teradek, which supplies the Amimon technology inside the WVR-1s.”
Pricing and availability
The WVR-1s is expected to start shipping in May. Pricing details haven’t been released yet.
Head to arri.com to learn more.
Open image courtesy arri.com.