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ARRI SXU-1 Single Axis Unit

Abel Code: SXU1
Mfr. Code: K2.0000071
This simple single-channel hand unit can be configured to control focus, iris, or zoom with an SMC-1 Single Motor Controller or WCU-4 system.
Key Highlights
  • Single-channel Hand Unit
  • Compatible with SMC-1/WCU-4
  • Control Focus, Iris, or Zoom

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The ARRI SXU-1 Single Axis Unit is a simple single channel hand unit that can be configured to control focus, iris, or zoom. The SXU-1 can be used with the WCU-4 for separate iris control in situations where subtle exposure adjustments are required during travelling shots. Alternatively, it can be used with the SMC-1 Single Motor Controller, providing a simple, low-cost option for productions that do not require multi-axis wireless lens control.

The focus knob contains an integrated light source that shines through the wide focus ring in low light conditions, providing clearly readable focus marks at all times.

The optional Rigger Grip (K2.0000849) handgrip for SXU-1 includes UNC 3/8"-16 threads on two sides that allow mounting on C-stands and other common hard points.  

The SXU-1 embodies the reliability and durability for which ARRI is famous. Wear and tear parts are replaceable at rental level, and the worldwide ARRI Service network ensures rapid second level support if needed. New firmware versions can be installed to the unit via SD card. 


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What's in the Box

  • 1 x Arri Single Axis Wireless Iris or Focus Control


Key Highlights

  • Single-channel Hand Unit
  • Compatible with SMC-1/WCU-4
  • Control Focus, Iris, or Zoom
  • Backlit Focus Ring


Battery Compatibility:
Sony - NP-FM500H battery (Sony) or compatible batteries

Battery Accessories

Accessory Type:
Battery Charger - BC-QM1 battery charger (Sony) or compatible chargers


Input Connector/Port:
SD Card

Mechanical & Electronic Controls

Focus Knob:
Handheld Wireless - LED Backlit Rotary Knob


Power Input:
LCS - Power via LCS cable through ARRI camera (cabled mode) or Hand Unit Power Supply HPS-1


11 in
15 in
11 in
4.03 lb
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