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Header image for article At the Bench: ARRI WCU4 & UMC-4

At the Bench: ARRI WCU4 & UMC-4

The ARRI WCU-4 (Wireless Control Unit) has become a staple of the industry. In this video, I start to explore all the rigging possibilities for the handset.

Here, I start with the UMC (Universal Motor Control) attached to the ALEXA Classic. The original ALEXAs do not have the electronics built in for FIZ operations, so I take you through steps needed to calibrate and control lenses using this combo. Look out for future videos demonstrating more builds with various ARRI cameras and accessories.

Please note: Shortly after shooting this video, ARRI released SUP 2.0 for the UMC. It is now possible to transmit a lens file saved on the WCU-4 to the UMC-4.

Ian McCausland
Camera Technology Specialist, AbelCine LA

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ARRI's line of Electronic Control Systems are popular accessories to use with many cameras, especially the ALEXA Mini.
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