The smaller, lighter counterpart to Arri’s long-range WVR-1 has an operational range of up to 500'.
Arri will expand its Wireless Video System product line with the Arri WVR-1s, a compact, lightweight wireless video receiver that will begin shipping in May.
The WVR-1s is designed primarily to allow focus pullers and directors to remotely monitor footage as it is being captured. A smaller, lighter counterpart to Arri’s long-range WVR-1, the WVR-1s can be quickly paired with the Arri WVS transmitter and has an operational range of up to 500'.
Featuring a robust milled-aluminum casing, the WVR-1s has integrated antennae, battery adapters for micro batteries and an extra power out for a monitor. With the backing of Arri’s global network of service centers, downtime will be reduced to a minimum. The WVS is fully certified, so operators can be confident they are always in compliance with local transmission regulations.
“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.”
Nicol Verheem, Teradek founder and CEO, notes,“Our team within Teradek has long admired Arri’s market leadership and innovative spirit, and we continue to appreciate the way its technology and products transform our industry year after year. Bringing the brilliant Amimon R&D team and wireless video technology inside our organization was an important step for us.
“Owners of the Arri Wireless Video System should have total confidence that this acquisition will not affect the continued support of Arri’s Amimon-based solutions,” Verheem continues. “In fact, with Teradek leading Amimon to develop more cine-focused products, the production community will see faster development of new enabling tools and capabilities. We are excited about our joint roadmap with Arri.”
“Amimon simply has the best wireless video-transmission technology, and creating our own line of high-end wireless video products was important to provide a complete camera and camera-accessory system,” notes Stephan Schenk, managing director of Arri Cine Technik. “We are now eager to continue to improve our system together with Teradek, a company that’s very forward-thinking and understands the motion-picture industry from the inside.”
Arri’s WVS range includes both integrated and external transmitters, receivers, monitors and a variety of associated accessories.