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ARRI TRINITY

TRINITY is the flagship of the ARRI CSS range: a unique, 5-axis hybrid stabilizer that combines classic mechanical stabilization with advanced gimbal technology, opening up revolutionary new ways of operating.

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Product Description

TRINITY is the first hybrid camera stabilizer that combines classic mechanical stabilization with advanced active electronic stabilization, provided via 32 bit ARM-based gimbal technology. This combination results in five axes of control and enables uniquely fluid, wide-ranging and precisely controlled movements for unrestricted shot-making and total creative freedom.

New angles for the operator and new storytelling options for the director and DP are opened up by TRINITY. By inverting the post the camera can be moved from low mode to high mode during a shot; using the joystick-controlled, fully-stabilized tilt axis to look up or down during this motion is also possible, so a low angle can smoothly transition into an over-the-shoulder shot. By holding the post at 45 degrees and twisting it left or right, the camera can even look around corners, whether in low or high mode. Additional stabilization in the roll axis permits the use of telephoto lenses.

All of these extraordinary new shots, angles and movements are possible when TRINITY is used in its fully stabilized mode. For situations when a more classical style of operating is required, TRINITY can be put into a locked mode, whereby the tilt axis is connected directly to the post in the traditional manner.

TRINITY is available as a complete 5-axis rig or as a 2-axis head upgrade to existing mechanical stabilizers. While it works especially well in a compact configuration with the ALEXA Mini, TRINITY’s 30 kg maximum payload and height adjustability mean that larger cameras and heavy lenses can also be supported. Full-size digital cameras such as ALEXA SXT are easily accommodated, as are film cameras such as the ARRIFLEX 235 and 416.

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Balancing the ARRI TRINITY is quite simple and takes no longer than a regular balance procedure, provided you have a symmetrical camera setup.
General balancing procedure:
  • Focus on achieving a symmetrical camera setup.
  • Place the camera in the COG of the TRINITY ring.
  • Add at least two batteries to the TRINITY base and switch on the stabilization.
  • Move the gimbal about 4 cm below the TRINITY top stage.
  • Bring the post into a horizontal position.
  • Shorten or lengthen the post until the rig is absolutely neutral.
  • Keep the post horizontal and check if the rig is rolling sideways.
  • Use the side-to-side adjustment to prevent the rig from rolling.
  • Bring the rig to vertical and use fine adjustment of the battery position to straighten the rig.
  • Make sure that the pendulum is positioned directly under the post.
  • Do the last checks, fine trim and you are ready to shoot.
Payload Up to 30 kg / 66 lb
Electronic Highly effective motor drivers Separate sensors for camera and frame position Additional rotating position sensors for the tilt axes
Positioning accuracy 0,017°
Maximum rotation range Pan axis +/- 150° Tilt axis +/- 150° Roll axis +/- 40°
Maximum positioning speed Pan axis 200° / Sec. Tilt axis 200° / Sec. Roll axis 90° / Sec.
Maximum camera dimensions Depth from COG: 500 mm / 19.7“ Height from mounting plate: 210 mm / 8.26“ Width: 225 mm / 8.85“
Operating temperature -15° to +50° Celsius / 5°F-122°F
Weight Trinity head: 5 kg / 11pound
Miscellanous - Variable hight adjustability allows the use of full size camera setups and keeps the system extrem compact - Perfect „Drop Down“ driven by a revolutionary patented pendulum mechanism - The radically new monitor position and a joystick control provides full control about the framing and the entire system - The modular design and customized solutions allows easy integration in existing workflows - Existing artemis and other systems can be upgraded for the work with the TRINITY - The TRINITY head is a fully stabilized two axis Gimbal / Remote Head which can be remote controlled with an optional 2.4GHz wireless remote control - Combining classic mechanical camera stabilization with modern 32-bit ARM-based gimbal technology