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#1 Guillaume Cottin

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Posted 28 March 2017 - 10:10 AM

Hi there,

 

Do you know if the Arri/cForce motors are directly pluggable into an Alexa (S)XT Plus? Does it take a special adapter cable? 

 

Thanks


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#2 Chris Steel

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Posted 28 March 2017 - 04:49 PM

The Cforce motors can plug directly into Arri SXT and Mini cameras.
Arri WCU-4 will connect to the camera directly to control them and the camera itself.

Cmotion hand units with the "white" radio will also control the motors through the camera.


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Posted 28 March 2017 - 04:53 PM

Thanks Chris. Same for the XT Plus or just the SXT Plus? 

 

I am wondering in what cases you'd want to use the UMC-4.


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Posted 28 March 2017 - 05:02 PM

All of the plus models should be fine.

The original Alexa Plus may need a firmware update.

Usually, Arri Motors with Arri hand unit going into an Arri camera (with built in wireless) should work just fine.

I think even the 435 Xtreme should work too (though I haven't tested that)

 

UMC-4 is for when you're working with non Arri cameras or with Arri cameras that don't have built in wireless.


Edited by Chris Steel, 28 March 2017 - 05:04 PM.

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