Arri is now shipping the Digital Encoder Head (DEH-1), the latest addition to its camera-stabilizer-system range.
Designed to operate Arri’s remote-controlled Stabilized Remote Head, the DEH-1 is a fluid head that interfaces with any Mitchell flat-base tripod or support. Based on Cartoni’s technology, the DEH-1 is the first digital encoder head that communicates through the LBUS protocol.
Rugged and easy to operate, the DEH-1 is suited to a variety of applications. Operators will find the traditional fluid-head application intuitive and straightforward. The adjustable drag system allows for precise pan and tilt movements.
The new digital encoder head can be seamlessly integrated into broadcast productions and is also available with a complete set of Master Grips (focus and zoom) or with an OCU-1 combined with Master Grip zoom rocker. The LBUS protocol, in particular, allows for the Master Grips or the OCU-1 to be connected to the DEH-1 with just one cable. The DEH-1 also connects directly to the SRH-3’s remote control with a single LBUS cable. All the values and parameters of the DEH-1, the Master Grips and the OCU-1 are managed using the touch panel of the SRH-3 remote control. The entire system can be controlled centrally using a single device.
The DEH-1 features a flat “cheese plate” at the top, complete with multiple threaded holes, to install a monitor or accessories. The fluid drag on both pan and tilt modes are the patented Cartoni fluid-drag modules in seven steps, modified to Arri specs. The two telescopic pan bars carry two sliding counterweights to compensate the weight of the attached Master Grips or OCU-1.
The DEH-1 is available in sets for right-handed and left-handed operators.