The new camera stabilizers have been designed to be more modular modular and ARRI has made enhancements to camera movement, connectivity, power management, user interface, balance options, and product longevity.
A quick and easy upgrade can transform the purely mechanical ARTEMIS 2 into the hybrid TRINITY 2, which adds electronic stabilization for an even wider range of movements and angles.
Many new features have been implemented into the systems that were the direct result of customer feedback. According to ARRI, because the TRINITY 2 and ARTEMIS 2 are durable and upgradeable, they offer the longest, most secure return on investment for owner-operators.
It is hard to believe that the original ARTEMIS has been around for more than 20 years. During that time it has become a trusted tool in the TV & Film industry. ARTEMIS 2 continues that success story and expands on it through new features and a simple upgrade path to TRINITY 2. Between the ARTEMIS 2 and the TRINITY 2, these two rigs cover all applications and on-set requirements, from feature films and TV series to commercials and live broadcasts. Around 80% of the new components for the second-generation system are shared by TRINITY 2 and ARTEMIS 2, illustrating ARRI’s modular approach.
There is wide-ranging compatibility through the use of ARRI’s SAM plates, which enable cameras from different manufacturers to be securely and rapidly mounted to the stabilizers. The SAM standard permits fast, tool-free camera switching from either the 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, modular battery hanger facilitates a more flexible, efficient, and dependable power management system. Users can choose batteries from any manufacturer, anywhere in the world, and no matter what their choice, they will get intelligently regulated 12 V and 24 V high-capacity power delivery. It is even possible to mix 12 V and 24 V batteries in any combination, using B-Mount, Gold Mount, or V-Mount.
In addition to the standard center post, two new post lengths are now available for TRINITY 2 and ARTEMIS 2, as well as for both first-generation stabilizers. The longer Super Post allows more extreme camera positions and angles, either higher up or further out from the operator’s body. The Shorty Post is suited to fast, agile work or space-constrained locations, and will be especially useful with the compact ARTEMIS 2.
The new sled, consisting of a rock-solid bottom stage, battery hanger, 19 mm rods, and the new battery mounts, makes the lower section of the second-generation ARRI stabilizers is claimed to make them more versatile and much sturdier. Rods are available in carbon, aluminum, or steel, giving operators additional counterweight opportunities when balancing their rigs. As well as accepting a wider range of monitors, the new monitor bracket is also rod-mounted and can slide in and out to provide even greater balancing freedom.
The TRINITY 2 Head features a symmetric design for better weight distribution which is key when doing high-speed moves. There is a new accessory interface, increased counterweight options, and a spirit level. All the cable sockets are on the back of the ring. There is also a new Master Grip TRINITY with a joystick and 6 buttons. Users will also appreciate the new Remote Control Panel.
Both ARRI and long-time valued technology partner FoMa Systems have drawn on operator feedback to set a new high standard for body-mounted stabilization with TRINITY 2. New camera moves are possible, including 360-degree rotation on the lens axis. Expanded LBUS connectivity enables the use of controllers designed for ARRI’s stabilized remote heads, opening up modern, digitally interconnected workflows. A new LBUS-based Master Grip TRINITY allows fingertip control of key functions, while the super-fast processor in the new touchscreen remote control permits standalone system startup and on-the-fly adjustments. Additional accessory interfaces and 12G video connectivity increase rigging options and future-proof monitoring capabilities.
TRINITY 2 and ARTEMIS 2 are career investments for industry professionals. As ARRI products, they are tested to extremes and built for a lifetime of reliable service.
You can receive pre-order information, by filling out a form on ARRI’s website. There is no information yet about availability or pricing.