ARRI’s follow focus systems frequently come up as some of the best in the industry. So we wanted to speak with Snehal Patel of ARRI about their popular SXU-1 follow focus and how well it works with the new ALEXA Mini.
The Single Axis Unit SXU-1 is a simple single channel hand unit that can be set up to control focus, iris or zoom. The SXU-1 can be used along the WCU-4 for separate iris control, perhaps operated by the cinematographer in situations where subtle exposure adjustments are required during travelling shots. Alternatively it can be used with the SMC-1 single motor controller, providing a simple, low cost option to productions that do not need multi-axis wireless lens control.
Backlit Focus Knob
Optional Mounting Options
The optional Rigger Grip (K2.0000849) handgrip for SXU-1 includes UNC 3/8“–16 treads on two sides that allow mounting the SXU-1 on C-stands and other common on-set rigs.
Pricing for the SXU-1 hand unit begins at $4,500. For more information on the ARRI SXU-1 be sure to visit www.ARRI.com