The new ARRI Hi-5 is a sophisticated hand unit providing reliable wireless camera and lens control in demanding situations on set. Weatherproof and solidly built, it features extended radio link range and unique, swappable radio modules for different territories and shooting challenges. The new unit replaces ARRI’s previous top-end hand unit, the WCU-4. The new Hi-5 is central to the fifth-generation ecosystem of ARRI’s Electronic Control System (ECS). Together with a new radio system, new intelligent batteries, smart focus rings, and an iOS app, the Hi-5 is designed to modernize on-set connectivity, simplifying complex tasks for film crews.
Most innovative of all are the swappable radio modules—a feature never before seen in a hand unit. With an often congested 2.4 GHz ISM band and different frequency regulations in different countries, the ability to exchange radio modules is a huge advantage, allowing crews to choose the module that best suits each shooting location. ARRI will release three radio modules in the 900 and 2400 MHz ranges, using direct sequence and frequency-hopping spread spectrum technology to cut through interference. Available for preorder at $8,470 – $9,830US