Arri WCU-4 Wireless Compact Lens Control Unit

Wireless 3-axis wireless hand unit with integrated lens data display from Arri

Arri WCU-4 Wireless Compact Lens Control Unit

Wireless 3-axis wireless hand unit with integrated lens data display from Arri

SKU: K2.72103.0

Cat no: 23331

  • Vibrating Markers
  • Pre-Marked Focus Rings
  • Easy-to-Read Lens Data Display
  • Personalized Settings
  • Multiple Mounting Options
  • Three Axes - All Inclusive
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Estimated Delivery 5 to 7 days

£5,715.00 (ex vat) £6,858.00 (incl vat)

Finance from £128.47 per month - view more details

Arri WCU-4 Wireless Compact Lens Control Unit

Wireless 3-axis wireless hand unit with integrated lens data display from Arri

The Wireless Compact Unit WCU-4 combines three axes of lens control with a lens data display in a compact and ergonomic housing.

Weighing around 780 grams including battery, it’s one of the lightest hand units in its class, providing unrivaled comfort during a long working day.

ALEXA Remote Control
An optional software license will enable you to remote control all ALEXA Plus type cameras, except the ALEXA HD Plus. This includes setting frame rate, shutter angle, exposure index, false color on the monitor output, and more. Extended camera status information is also available, allowing you to quickly check your camera settings at any time.

Vibrating Markers
Tactile vibrating feedback lets you keep your eye on the action in the most challenging situations. Operators can concentrate on the scene, knowing that the hand unit will vibrate to prompt them when focus markers are reached.

Backlit Focus Knob 
The super-smooth focus knob contains an integrated light source that shines through the wide, optionally pre-marked focus ring in low light conditions, thus providing clearly readable focus marks at all times. The friction of the focus knob can be easily adjusted to one’s personal preference without any tools.

Easy-to-Read Lens Data Display
Clearly arranged, easy-to-read lens and camera information is available on the large 3” display, along with data from optional ultrasonic distance measurement devices. The transflective display technology ensures perfect readability in all ambient lighting conditions.

Pre-Marked Focus Rings
Lens scales can be mapped to a set of high quality pre-marked focus rings in metric or imperial scale.

Focus Tracking
The WCU-4 user button can be configured to activate focus tracking - setting the focus motor to continuously follow a subject by using an ultrasonic distance measurer. Focus tracking works with ARRI's Ultrasonic Distance Measure UDM-1 and ALEXA Plus or Studio cameras or the Universal Motor Controller UMC-4.

Multiple Mounting Options
The Wireless Compact Unit WCU-4 features M4 mounting points on its top and bottom, and the optional WCU-4 Plate (K2.0006501) can attach to either, providing various 1/4-20 UNC and 3/8-16 UNC mounting points itself. When mounted on the bottom, the WCU-4 Plate serves as a table stand or can be used to accept a 3/8-16 UNC spigot for mounting on a C-stand. When mounted on top, it can be used to adapt the WCU-4 to an on-board monitoring system. Weighing only 67 g, the WCU-4 Plate is made of durable, aircraft-grade aluminum.

Personalized Settings
Various parameters of the WCU-4 can be set up to one’s personal preference. These include the display arrangement, vibration patterns and programmable user button, to name just a few. You can save your preferred settings on an SD card, enabling you to immediately personalize any WCU-4, anywhere in the world.

Exceptional Quality and Service
The WCU-4 is completely splash-proof and 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 within seconds.

Key Features:

  • Vibrating Markers
  • Pre-Marked Focus Rings
  • Easy-to-Read Lens Data Display
  • Personalized Settings
  • Multiple Mounting Options
  • Three Axes - All Inclusive

Product Specification

Special Features: Built-in vibration motor for tactile feedback
Focus knob:

  • LED backlit rotary knob with adjustable friction, 3.0” diameter
  • 16 bit native encoder resolution

Iris Slider:

  • Fully sealed, splash- and dust-proof slider mechanism
  • 14 bit native encoder resolution

Zoom Knob:

  • Force sensitive knob
  • Ergonomic design

Display:

  • Transflective TFT LC-Display (readable in bright sunlight)
  • 3.0 inch diagonal

Housing:

  • Durable and robust housing made of high-strength anodized aluminum
  • Sealed assembly with backlit display buttons and index marker

Mass: Approx. 780 grams including battery
Power Supply:

  • NP-FM500H battery (Sony) or compatible batteries
  • BC-QM1 battery charger (Sony) or compatible chargers
  • Power via LCS cable through ARRI camera (cabled mode)

Operating Temperature: -20°C to +45°C
Software Updates: Via SD card

  • Arri WCU-4 Wireless Compact Lens Control Unit
  • 1x user manual (english)
  • 1x hand strap
  • 1x lanyard
  • 1x plain white focus ring

* Finance available to UK incorporated limited companies only

Photolease Company Finance from £128.47 (ex VAT) per month.

All lease figures below exclude VAT. Finance available to UK incorporated limited companies only.

Term (months) First Payment Monthly Payments Admin Fee Total Payment
60 £228.47 £128.47 £100.00 £7,808.39
48 £252.02 £152.02 £100.00 £7,396.91
36 £291.91 £191.91 £100.00 £7,008.75
24 £371.35 £271.35 £100.00 £6,612.36
12 £609.38 £509.38 £100.00 £6,212.54

Select "Photolease finance" as the payment option at checkout. Finance is only available to UK incorporated limited companies. A minimum basket total of £1,000.00 applies, Photolease will normally contact you within one hour of receipt of your application if sent during business hours of 9am - 5pm (BST), Monday to Friday.

Photolease Ltd  is an independent finance company specialising in leasing equipment to the creative industry. Visit photolease.co.uk for more information as well as their terms and conditions. Offer is subject to status. Terms and conditions apply. Written details available upon request.

Batteries & Power Click to expand

Quick View Arri HPS-1 Hand Unit AC Power Supply

Arri HPS-1 Hand Unit AC Power Supply

£150.00 (ex vat) £180.00 (incl vat)

Brackets & Mounts Click to expand

Quick View Arri WCU-4 Monitor Mounting Bracket

Arri WCU-4 Monitor Mounting Bracket

£141.00 (ex vat) £169.20 (incl vat)

Cables Click to expand

Quick View Arri LCS to LCS Cable - 3.5m / 11ft

Arri LCS to LCS Cable - 3.5m / 11ft

£160.00 (ex vat) £192.00 (incl vat)
Quick View Arri Coiled LCS to LCS Cable

Arri Coiled LCS to LCS Cable

£141.00 (ex vat) £169.20 (incl vat)
Quick View Arri LCS Cable Drum Extension - 75m / 250ft

Arri LCS Cable Drum Extension - 75m / 250ft

£477.00 (ex vat) £572.40 (incl vat)

Hard Cases Click to expand

Quick View Arri Carrying Case for the WCU-4 & Accessories

Arri Carrying Case for the WCU-4 & Accessories

£360.00 (ex vat) £432.00 (incl vat)

Plates Click to expand

Quick View Arri WCU-4 Mounting Cheese Plate

Arri WCU-4 Mounting Cheese Plate

£135.00 (ex vat) £162.00 (incl vat)

Spares & Accessories Click to expand

Quick View Arri Pre-Marked Focus Ring for WCU-4 - 0.20m

Arri Pre-Marked Focus Ring for WCU-4 - 0.20m

£30.00 (ex vat) £36.00 (incl vat)
Quick View Arri Pre-Marked Focus Ring for WCU-4 - 0.25m

Arri Pre-Marked Focus Ring for WCU-4 - 0.25m

£30.00 (ex vat) £36.00 (incl vat)
Quick View Arri Pre-Marked Focus Ring for WCU-4 - 0.35m

Arri Pre-Marked Focus Ring for WCU-4 - 0.35m

£30.00 (ex vat) £36.00 (incl vat)
Quick View Arri Pre-Marked Focus Ring for WCU-4 - 0.50m

Arri Pre-Marked Focus Ring for WCU-4 - 0.50m

£30.00 (ex vat) £36.00 (incl vat)
Quick View Arri Pre-Marked Focus Ring for WCU-4 - 1.00m

Arri Pre-Marked Focus Ring for WCU-4 - 1.00m

£30.00 (ex vat) £36.00 (incl vat)
Quick View Arri Pre-Marked Focus Ring for WCU-4 - 8"

Arri Pre-Marked Focus Ring for WCU-4 - 8"

£30.00 (ex vat) £36.00 (incl vat)
Quick View Arri Pre-Marked Focus Ring for WCU-4 - 12"

Arri Pre-Marked Focus Ring for WCU-4 - 12"

£30.00 (ex vat) £36.00 (incl vat)
Quick View Arri Pre-Marked Focus Ring for WCU-4 - 14"

Arri Pre-Marked Focus Ring for WCU-4 - 14"

£30.00 (ex vat) £36.00 (incl vat)
Quick View Arri Pre-Marked Focus Ring for WCU-4 - 20"

Arri Pre-Marked Focus Ring for WCU-4 - 20"

£26.00 (ex vat) £31.20 (incl vat)

Straps & Accessories Click to expand

Quick View Arri Hand Strap for WCU-4

Arri Hand Strap for WCU-4

£38.00 (ex vat) £45.60 (incl vat)
Quick View Arri Lanyard for WCU-4

Arri Lanyard for WCU-4

£64.00 (ex vat) £76.80 (incl vat)

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