ARRI WVR-1s Compact Video Receiver Announced

March 12th, 2019
ARRI WVR-1s Compact Video Receiver Announced

ARRI expands its Wireless video system (WVS) range with a compact video receiver ARRI WVR-1s. It features integrated antennas, robust aluminium casing and range of up to 150 meters (500 feet). It was designed especially for hand-held applications like rigs for focus pullers and directors.

ARRI’s Wireless video system (WVS) has been on the market for a while now. It was developed in cooperation with Teradek. In November 2018 Vitec has also acquired Amimon – the supplier of the video transmission technology inside Teradek Bolt and ARRI Wireless Video System (WVS). ARRI claims that creating their own line of high-end wireless video products was important to provide a complete camera and camera accessory system.

ARRI WVR-1s Video Receiver

The ARRI Wireless video system (WVS) already includes a WVR-1 long-range receiver. The new ARRI WVR-1s is its smaller counterpart. Its main target are hand-held applications – rigs for focus-pullers and directors. It offers quick pairing with the ARRI WVS transmitter and it has an operational range of up to 150 metres (500 feet).

Hand-held monitoring with tha ARRI WVR-1s. Source: ARRI

The ARRI WVR-1s receiver features robust milled aluminum casing but maintains reduced weight and compact design. It has integrated antennas, battery adapters for micro batteries, and an extra power out for a monitor. With the backing of ARRI’s global network of service centers, any downtime should be reduced to a minimum. As the ARRI WVS is fully certified, operators can be confident they are always in compliance with local transmission regulations.

ARI WVR-1s Compact Body. Source: ARRI

Following image shows possible applications of the ARRI Wireless video system (WVS) on set. Up to four receivers (either WVR-1, WVR-1s or Starlite ARRI-WVS) can be used per transmitter and four to six transmitter/receiver groups can be used on the same set.

Applications of ARRI WVS. Source: ARRI

ARRi WVR-1s Technical Specifications

 

The WVR-1s is part of ARRI’s comprehensive WVS range, which includes both integrated and external transmitters, receivers, monitors, and a wide variety of associated accessories. The first shipments of the new compact receiver WVR-1s are expected in May 2019. Pricing has not been announced yet.

What do you think of the new compact ARRI WVR-1s video receiver? Can you see it complementing your kit and workflow on set? Let us know in the comments underneath the article.

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March 12th, 2019

I feel a bank loan coming on

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