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Arri Announces Trinity Live

The upgrade option for Trinity Gen.1 optimizes the Trinity Live system for live productions and improves its functionality within the ArriI Multicam System and third-party broadcast-camera applications.

ASC Staff

Arri has announced Trinity Live, an upgrade option for Trinity Gen.1, the first-generation body-mounted camera-stabilizer system.


Comprising new hardware, wiring and connectivity, the upgrade kit optimizes the Trinity Live system for live productions and improves its functionality within the ArriI Multicam System and third-party broadcast-camera applications.


Trinity Live complements Arri’s Camera Control Panel CCP Live and Tally System Gen.2, which expand the broadcast capabilities of existing Arri cameras and camera-stabilizer systems. Trinity Live allows the wireless video link that is required for broadcast work to be mounted at the bottom of the system instead of being attached to the camera. Positioning a wireless video link such as the Vislink system at the bottom of the center post allows it to be used as a counterweight when balancing the rig, reducing its weight by up to 8.8 pounds. The new position also results in a more stable wireless signal because the antenna rotates within a smaller radius and fluctuates in height less than it does when attached to the back of the camera.


Enhanced connectivity is at the heart of the Trinity Live upgrade, with four new 4G video lines and a 10 Gbit shielded Ethernet line facilitating the new wireless video-link position. The connectors for these new video lines necessitate a new center post, post connection, top stage junction box and wiring loom, all of which are included in the upgrade kit. The four new lines feed the wireless video link with up to four quad-link signals (4 x 3G), or with two video lines when Dual SDI (2 x 6G) is needed. A fifth video line serves as a playback line, allowing the operator to see the program image on a second monitor (transmitted wirelessly from the OB van to the Trinity Live). Meanwhile, the additional internal 10 Gbit Ethernet line provides the OB van with full camera control and communication.


Two further Trinity upgrade options are available for specific Trinity Live use cases. The Arri Master Grip Trinity upgrade gives operators simultaneous control of a zoom lens and the stabilizer’s tilt axis via a common LBUS controller. The 24 V upgrade allows the system to provide reliable 24 V camera power when operators need to fly an Alexa Mini LF, Alexa 35 or Sony Venice. Trinity Gen.1 rigs previously upgraded to 24 V must still be fitted with this new 24 V upgrade as part of a Trinity Live conversion.


The Trinity Live, Master Grip Trinity and 24 V upgrades can be ordered now.


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