ARRI introduces the second generation of its highly professional TRINITY and ARTEMIS camera stabilizers. The new system has been fundamentally redesigned, primarily also for greater modularity - about 80 percent of the components in the second-generation systems are shared between TRINITY 2 and ARTEMIS 2. A quick and easy upgrade transforms the purely mechanical ARTEMIS 2 into the hybrid TRINITY 2, which adds electronic stabilization for more movement and perspective.
Arri TRINITY und ARTEMIS
In the following ARRI Tech Talk, developer Curt Schaller, who designed the first ARTEMIS about 20 years ago, introduces the two new camera stabilizers:
The new stabilizers offer improvements in camera movement, connectivity, power management, user interface, balance options and product longevity. Extensive compatibility is ensured through the use of ARRI SAM (Stabiliser Adapter Mount) plates. Thanks to these, cameras from different manufacturers can be securely and quickly attached to the stabilizers. The SAM standard enables a quick, tool-free camera change from TRINITY 2 or ARTEMIS 2 to a tripod or ARRI's stabilized remote heads.
The second-generation battery system has been completely redesigned. A new battery module is said to provide the most flexible, efficient and reliable power management ever seen in camera stabilizers, according to ARRI. Batteries from any supplier and anywhere in the world can be used, yet a regulated 12 V and 24 V power supply with high capacity is still guaranteed. It is even possible to combine 12 V and 24 V batteries in any combination with B-mount, V-mount and gold-mount batteries, while maintaining a constant efficiency of 95 percent.
In addition to the standard post, two new center posts are now available for TRINITY 2 and ARTEMIS 2, as well as for the two first-generation stabilizers. The longer Super-Post allows more extreme camera positions and angles, either from higher up or further away from the operator's body. The short Shorty-Post is suitable for fast, agile work or when space is tight and is particularly useful for the compact ARTEMIS 2.
The new Sled, which consists of the extremely robust battery module, 19-mm Rods and new battery holders, makes the lower part of ARRI's second-generation stabilizers more versatile. The rods are available in carbon, aluminum and steel, giving users additional options for balancing their rigs. The new monitor mount is not only suitable for a wider range of monitors, but also supports even more freedom in balancing due to its mobility. TRINITY 2
With the new TRINITY 2, new camera movements such as 360-degree rotation around the lens axis are possible. The expanded LBUS connection allows the use of controllers designed for ARRI's stabilized remote heads and opens up modern, digitally networked workflows. The new LBUS-based Master Grip TRINITY provides precise control through digital, high-resolution joysticks. Additional functions can be accessed at the touch of a button, while the high-performance processor in the new touchscreen remote control allows intuitive system setup. Additional mechanical interfaces for accessories as well as a 12G video connection expand rigging options and provide future-proof monitoring capabilities.