The Arri SRH-3 is a three-axis fully stabilized remote head with a payload of up to 30kg. The SRH-3 is built with flexibility in mind, so you can use it on a jib or mount it to a Steadicam arm, and the stabilised head weighs in at just 9kg (19.8lb).
Power and control
The motors inside the head can compensate for external centrifugal force by adding extra motor power. The SRH-3 is so strong that it can carry three times its own weight, and can even tolerate peak moments of torque of an eye-watering 50kg.
In practical terms that translates to a fully rigged Arri Alexa, a zoom lens and a big battery chasing down a Golf as seen in the video above.
Arri SRH-3 control systems
The Arri SRH-3 is controlled by a newly designed panel that can incorporate Arri Master Grips as well as a joystick. The control unit does double duty as a calibrator so there’s no need to connect a PC or other device to change settings. You can tweak control speeds on the fly using the touchscreen and also save presets to the control surfaces, which include optional wheels.
The head uses the same radio system as other Arri products, so as long as you’re an all-Arri production you won’t run into any problems with radio cross-talk or channel interference. It also integrates with the functionality of other Arri systems, allowing a focus puller to seamlessly assist with a complex camera movement, for example.
Arri SRH-3: “Training is key”
The Arri SRH-3 head and control board will be available for €51,500, which includes a two-day training course at either the Arri Academy or an Arri rental location. The company are keen to stress that the different applications you can put the system to will demand knowledge of different production techniques. So the course will be tailored to each customer and whether they want to use the head on, say, a vehicle arm or even on a Steadicam-style rig.