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ARRI Hi-5 Lens Control Hand Unit

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The ARRI Hi-5 is the most sophisticated hand unit on the market, providing reliable wireless camera and multi-axis lens control. Weatherproof and solidly built, it features an exceptional radio link range and unique, swappable radio modules for different territories and shooting challenges.

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5th generation intelligent hand unit

The new ARRI Hi‑5 is the most sophisticated hand unit on the market, providing reliable wireless camera and multi-axis lens control. Weatherproof and solidly built, it features an exceptional radio link range and unique, swappable radio modules for different territories and shooting challenges.   

Get to know the new SUP 2.1!

SUP 2.1 for Hi‑5 is now available, and can be downloaded from here.

  • Improved ECS system performance 
  • RF-900 Radio Module support 
  • Cinefade license support 
  • Virtual T-Stop and Virtual Focal-Length 
  • New Focus Rings menu and handling 

Making your life easier on set

Hi-tech

  • Hot-swap battery technology 
  • Modular hardware and upgradeable software 
  • Non-visual alerts via vibrating haptic feedback
  • Adaptable to future standards and networks 

Hi-performance

  • Multi-axis lens control
  • Powerful radio signal cuts through interference
  • Up to 100 virtual radio channels
  • Split-second reconnection time
  • High-contrast display 

Hi-versatility

  • Swappable radio modules for different regions/situations
  • Three user buttons for personalized functions
  • Full camera control (including third-party cameras)
  • Focus knob adjustable to operator preferences 
  • Focusbug Cine RT support

Hi-speed

  • Fast and efficient new ECS ecosystem
  • Smart pre-marked focus rings detected automatically 
  • Integrated NATO rail and multiple mounting points
  • ECS Sync App: easy software updates and lens file management
  • Customizable touchscreen user interface

Hi-reliability

  • Best rain, temperature, and dust protection on the market 
  • Exceptionally strong materials and build quality
  • Intelligent, high-capacity batteries 
  • A tool that can be trusted for heavy use over many years

Hi-tech

  • Hot-swap battery technology 
  • Modular hardware and upgradeable software 
  • Non-visual alerts via vibrating haptic feedback
  • Adaptable to future standards and networks 

Get to know the system

RF-EMIP, RF-2400, and RF-900

Three interchangeable radio modules, each suitable for different frequency regulations and shooting situations.

Representation of the three different interchangeable radio modules for the ARRI Hi-5 camera hand unit.

Radio Interface Adapter RIA-1

Works as a motor controller that supports ARRI radio modules and can function as either a receiver or transmitter.

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ECS Sync App 

This iOS app enables file sharing, news and software updates, and answers FAQs about the ECS ecosystem. 

Representation of the iOS app accompanying the Handheld camera control unit ARRI Hi-5.

Smart Focus Rings

Speed up your workflow with our large selection of pre-marked focus rings, featuring electronic ring detection.

Representation of the wide range of focus rings associated with the ARRI Hi-5 camera hand unit.

Li-ion Battery Pack

ARRI's high-capacity Li-ion Battery Pack allows a precise readout of remaining battery capacity to be displayed on the Hi‑5 screen.

Representation of ARRI's powerful Li-Ion battery that shows the exact battery level of the ARRI Hi-5 on the display.

Versatile connection and mounting options

LBUS port

  • Update LBUS devices connected to the Hi‑5 via the ECS Sync App
  • Hardwire the Hi‑5 to ARRI cameras
  • Connect to the control panels of ARRI’s Stabilized Remote Heads

SERIAL port

For future use

USB-A port

  • Exchange lens files and user setups, and install software updates, through the integrated Bluetooth stick and the ECS Sync App

USB-C port

  • Install software updates via flash drive
  • Power the Hi‑5 from an external power supply
  • Exchange lens files and user setups via flash drive

NATO rail

Plus multiple mounting points

WCU-4 plate support

Allowing use of the Wireless Video Receiver WVR‑1s

Personalize your configuration

Optional Licenses

  • Full camera control of ARRI cameras included with Hi‑5 as standard
  • RED and Sony camera control available with optional licenses
  • Extended feature scope for Cine RT distance measurement device via Focusbug license (currently supported via RIA‑1) 
  • To purchase, go to https://alshop.arri.de
  • Cinefade license planned for future SUP

Focusbug License

  • Dedicated Focusbug menu
  • Display multiple dynamic distance values and marks on the focus scale
  • Set, enable, and disable limits and lockouts
  • Synchronize marks from Cine RT handset to Hi‑5's on-screen focus scale
  • Set and display film plane offset
  • Set sensitivity
  • Select WF/XWF modes
  • To purchase, go to https://alshop.arri.de
  • Focusbug license currently supported via RIA‑1
  • Requires Cine RT to Serial (4p) cable (available from Focusbug)

Cinefade License

  • Motorized variable ND filter control from ND 0.4 to ND 2.7
  • Motorized polarizer control
  • Dynamic depth-of-field control
  • For more information head to arri.com/cinefade
  • Or view the tech talk here

SONY Camera Control License

  • Compatible with Sony Venice and Sony Venice 2
  • Control in standard mode: frame rate, ND filter, playback with next/previous selection
  • Additional Control in RCP Mode: shutter speed, ISO (as gain in dB), white balance
  • For more information, view the tech talk here

RED Camera Control License

  • Compatible with DSMC2 and DSMC3 cameras
  • Control over frame rate, shutter speed, ISO, white balance, ND filter, user buttons and playback with clip list handling.