ARRI have recently announced a software update for their Wireless Video System (WVS).
The Wireless Video System (WVS) forms one element of ARRI’s complete Electronic Control System. It allows crews to wirelessly transmit camera images to various on-set monitors. The WVS consists of the HD video transmitters in ALEXA LF and ALEXA SXT W cameras, a standalone transmitter for use with other ARRI or third-party cameras, and a standalone receiver that picks up signals from either transmitter.
In March 2019, a new receiver was added to the WVS product line: the WVR-1s. Smaller and lighter than ARRI’s long-range WVR-1 receiver, the WVR-1s is particularly well suited to handheld configurations.
This new Software Update Package (SUP) 4.3.28 is shipping with all ARRI Wireless Video System components from 3rd June: integrated HD video transmitters inside ALEXA LF and ALEXA SXT W cameras, Wireless Video Transmitter WVT-1, Wireless Video Receiver WVR-1, and Wireless Video Receiver small WVR-1s.
Support for Wireless Video Receiver WVR-1s
WVS SUP 4.3.28 supports the new Wireless Video Receiver WVR-1s. A transmitter with WVS SUP 4.3.26 installed is also compatible with a Wireless Video Receiver WVR-1s but the WVR-1s will prompt the message ‘Please update software’ on the monitoring output. Therefore, ARRI recommend updating all WVS devices to WVS SUP 4.3.28.
(1) Improved reliability and signal robustness with integrated transmitters, no VPID functionality
(2) No improved reliability and signal robustness with integrated transmitters, VPID functionality
(3) Compatible, but WVR-1s will prompt message ‘Please update software’ on the monitoring output as overlay after boot-up.
The WVS Software Update Package and the ARRI Wireless Tool can be found here.
Important - For all firmware updates it’s imperative you go to the manufacturers’ website to check the details and procedure on how to install the update. Visual Impact does not take any responsibility in this matter.
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