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Master Grips

Ultimate handheld control

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Cine-style handgrips with documentary - style controls

ARRI Master Grips combine effective camera stabilization with flexible and responsive fingertip control of lens and camera while shooting handheld. Master Grips are available in four versions: right-side and left-side, with either a rocker or a thumb wheel.

Features

Best overall production value

  • EF, ENG, and cine lens control
  • Adavanced camera control
  • Solid mechanical design
  • Override the WCU-4 hand unit

Useful features

  • Proven ergonomics
  • Intuitive user interface
  • Multi-lingual display
  • Set focus, iris, zoom limits
  • Focus tracking
  • Adjustable speed control

Compatibility

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Ergonomic and solid

Quotes

Quite nice that you have one tool, that can be deployed in many different modes.

Cinematographer Neil Harvey (Known for: Warrior Women of Dahomey, Frontline and many more)

I had the Master Grip rocker on days where things need to be going fast. That was really cool and they worked very well. Especially when I wanted to do fast zooms, which you are not able to do manually because you need both hands on the grips. With the Master Grips it was possible.

Cinematographer Markus Nestroy (Known for: Fack ju Göthe 3, Freud, Hot Dog, Whatever Happens, Unsere Zeit ist jetzt and many more)

What I really like about the Master Grips, is they give me the ability to do a clean handheld job, pulling focus while having lots of user buttons and the same time.  If you feel comfortable and familiar with them, they are worth their weight in gold.

Cinematographer Clemens Krüger (Known for: Lufthansa Life changing places and many more)

The ARRI Master Grips were a huge help when using ND filters. You can take the ND filters in and out on the ALEXA Mini or the AMIRA pretty quickly and that's a huge relief. Especially together with the EF lenses where you can directly adjust the aperture without making changes in the viewfinder, here you can hold the camera stable in your hands.

Cinematographer Marvin Hastert (Known for: World Club Dome Zero Gravity and many more)

Master Grips put all the creative control into the hands of a DP or operator.

Cinematographer Jake Horgan (Known for: Heart of Asia Mayflower and many more)


I loved the fact that I did not have to take my hands off the grips. I could completely control the camera while having stable and smooth camera movements.

Cinematographer Marvin Tomé (Known for: Future of mobility and many more)

There are so many products on the market that don’t work in some extreme conditions. Like when it’s really hot, they just don’t really function very well. But the Master Grips performed perfectly. I underestimated how solid they would be. It was great!

Cinematographer Isabella Tan (Known for: Heart of Asia Mayflower, Kingdom by the Sea, Souvenirs, Extra/Ordinary and many more)

Easy to set up and calibrate, and so great to have focus and RC in a comfortable position when you don’t have a focus puller.

Cinematographer Josh Flavell, ASC (Known for: Significant Strangers, Pimped, The House, Fresh Blood Pilot Season, BedHead, #7DaysLater, Deadbeat Dads, various Commercials and many more)

I’ve been hesitant to utilize the Master Grips in my documentary work, because speed is so critical in verite.  I finally had this project, utilizing anamorphic lenses in a verite setting, and I wanted to try the Master Grips out to smooth out the camera and focus movement to offset the style.  Now, I plan to take the Master Grips on every doc shoot from now on.

Cinematographer Logan Schneider (Known for: Gentefied, Drunk History, Ave Maria Bamford, Dryvrs, Grip and Electric and many more)

We were shooting with children and dogs - a challenge, because you don’t know exactly where the dog is running next. That’s why I had a zoom lens on the ALEXA Mini and used the Master Grips. They were great – I could always react on what’s happening and control the zoom without having to change my grip – I could keep the camera stable.

Cinematographer Eugen Gritschneder (Known for: SOKO Köln, Racko – Ein Hund für alle Fälle, Wakling Life, Mollath, Familienfieber and many more)

The Master Grip transforms a Feature Film Camera into a highly flexible and agile docu style cam... with the same image quality. What more can you wish for. Even changing lenses and crossing different light situations is possible for a 1-2 men show.

Cinematographer Richard Böhringer (Known for: documentaries, fiction, as well as commercials for Brands such as Reebok, Allianz and Mercedes and many more)

FAQ

Related Products

Wireless Compact Unit WCU-4

K2.72103.0

3-axis wireless hand unit with integrated lens data display. Works with ALEXA Mini, ALEXA Plus, ALEXA Studio, ALEXA SXT W, ALEXA LF, ALEXA Mini LF and ALEXA 65 cameras and UMC-4, SMC-1, EMC-1 and AMC-1 motor controllers and cforce mini RF. Set includes hand unit, hand strap, lanyard, one plain focus ring (K2.72117.0) and user manual. Battery and charger need to be ordered separately: K2.47851.0 - NP-FM500H Battery (Sony) K2.0002065 - BC-QM1 Battery Charger (Sony)

Operator Control Unit OCU-1 Extended Set

KK.0022270

Pre-configured set with Operator Control Unit OCU-1 and accessories, suitable for controlling prime lenses on ALEXA Mini cameras.

cforce Mini RF Basic Set

KK.0016804

The cforce mini RF is an intelligent lens motor with integrated white-coded ARRI radio module, eliminating the need for an additional receiver unit mounted on the camera. The cforce mini RF can pair with up to three hand units for split focus, iris and zoom operation and provides full lens data when used with the WCU-4 hand unit.

Universal Motor Controller UMC-4 LDS

K2.0002058

3-axis wireless motor controller with LDS lens data functionality. Works with WCU-4, SXU-1, Master Grips and pan-bar zoom (cmotion). Set includes L-Bracket, Antenna, SD card and user manual.

DEH-1 Digital Encoder Head

K2.0022594

The Digital Encoder Head DEH-1 uses LBUS communication to remotly control the Stabilized Remote Head SRH-3.

The DEH-1 is designed to ARRI specifications

Remote Control SRH-3, Set

K2.0016286

 The SRH-3 remote head control panel is based on a touchscreen user interface. All adjustments of the SRH-3 remote head and the entire system can be done through the touchscreen and user assignable knobs and buttons. The SRH-3 remote head control panel is LBUS compatible and allows the usage of the Master Grips and other LBUS conform controllers. Up to 99 user presets and 12 shot box setting can be stored in the The SRH-3 remote head control panel.

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Recommended Products

Master Grip Case

K2.0012965

Compact case for 1x Set Master Grips (left/right), 2x handgrip extensions, 1x extension tube, 3x motors, 2x LCUBE incl. bracket, cables.

Handgrip extension 240mm with cable clip

KK.0013220

Stainless steel handgrip extension compatible with rosette-based systems, such as Master Grips.

Includes:

K2.0012917 1x Handgrip Extension 240mm

K2.0012921 2x Cable Clip 15mm

Handgrip extension 160mm with cable clip

KK.0013224

Stainless steel handgrip extension compatible with rosette-based systems, such as Master Grips.

Includes:

K2.0012911 1x Handgrip Extension 160mm

K2.0012921 1x Cable Clip 15mm

Handgrip extension 80mm with cable clip

KK.0013223

Stainless steel handgrip extension compatible with rosette-based systems, such as Master Grips.

Includes:

K2.0012913 1x Handgrip Extension 80mm

K2.0012921 1x Cable Clip 15mm

Rod Mounting Bracket Set

KK.0013225

Handgrip Pan Bar Adapter 18mm

K2.0012918

Pivotable clamp arm to attach Master Grips to fluid head pan handles with 18mm tube diameter.

Handgrip Pan Bar Adapter 20mm

K2.0012919

Pivotable clamp arm to attach Master Grips to fluid head pan handles with 20mm tube diameter.

Extension Tube for Handgrip

K2.47136.0

A short aluminum rod that attaches between camera body and handgrip to move the handgrip further away (left or right) from the camera body.

Handgrip Pan Bar Clamp Universal

K2.0012920

Adjustable clamp arm that links Master Grips to fluid head pan handles up to 32mm tube diameter.

Cables

Cable LBUS - LBUS (0.2m/8in)

K2.0006749

LBUS cable (Le 4p, Le 4p). Length: 0.2m/8 inch.

Cable LBUS - LBUS (0.3m/1ft)

K2.0006750

LBUS cable (Le 4p, Le 4p). Length: 0.3m/1ft.

Cable LBUS - LBUS (0.5m/1.5ft)

K2.0006751

LBUS cable (Le 4p, Le 4p). Length: 0.5m/1.5ft.

Cable LBUS - LBUS (0.8m/2.6ft)

K2.0006752

LBUS cable (Le 4p, Le 4p). Length: 0.8m/2.6ft.

Cable LBUS - LBUS (1.5m/5ft)

K2.0006753

LBUS cable (Le 4p, Le 4p). Length: 1.5m/5ft.

Cable LBUS - LBUS (3m/10ft)

K2.0006754

LBUS cable (Le 4p, Le 4p). Length: 3m/10ft.

Cable LBUS - LBUS (6m/20ft)

K2.0006755

LBUS cable (Le 4p, Le 4p). Length: 6m/20ft.

Cable LBUS - LBUS (15m/49ft)

K2.0006756

LBUS cable (Le 4p, Le 4p). Length: 15m/49ft.

Cable LBUS - D-Tap (1.2m/4ft)

K2.0006757

LBUS power cable to D-Tap (Le 4p, Anton Bauer 2p). Length: 1.2m/4ft.

Cable LBUS - D-Tap (0.8m/2.6ft)

K2.0006758

LBUS power cable to D-Tap (Le 4p, Anton Bauer 2p). Length: 0.8m/2.6ft.

Cable LBUS - RS (0.8m/2.6ft)

K2.0006759

LBUS power cable to Fischer 3 pin (Le f4p, Fi m3p). Length: 0.8m/2.6ft.

Cable LBUS - XLR (4p) (0.8m/2.6ft)

K2.0006760

LBUS power cable to XLR 4 pin (Le 4p, XLR 4p). Length: 0.8m/2.6ft

Cable LCS (5p) - LBUS (0.8m/2.6ft)

K2.0007318

Connects Universal Motor Controller UMC-4 (from SUP 1.2) to cforce lens motors. This cable is also required to update firmware to cforce motors, Master Grips and LCUBE converters via WCU-4, UMC-4 and AMC-1. Length: 0.8m/2.6ft.

Cable AMIRA/ALEXA Mini EXT to LBUS (straight) 0,8m/2.6ft

K2.0009643

Cable LBUS (angled) - LBUS (angled) (0.8m/2.6ft)

K2.0012630

Connects LBUS devices (e.g. Master Grips). Includes two angled LBUS connectors. Length: 0.8m/2.6ft

Cable LBUS (angled) - LBUS (angled) (0.2m/8in)

K2.0012785

Connects LBUS devices (e.g. cforce motors). Includes two angled LBUS connectors. Length: 0.2m/8‘‘

Cable LBUS (angled) - LBUS (angled) (0.6m/1.9ft)

K2.0013040

Connects LBUS devices (e.g. Master Grips). Includes two angled LBUS connectors. Length: 0.6m/2ft

Cable LBUS (angled) - LBUS (straight) (1m/3.3ft)

K2.0013041

Connects LBUS devices (e.g. Master Grips and cforce motors). Includes one angled LBUS connector. Length: 1m/3.3ft

Cable LBUS (angled) - LBUS (straight) (0.35m/1.15ft)

K2.0013042

Connects LBUS devices (e.g. Master Grips and cforce motors). Includes one angled LBUS connector. Length: 0.35m/1.1ft

Cable LBUS (angled) - LBUS (straight) (0.8m/2.3ft)

K2.0013043

Connects LBUS devices (e.g. Master Grips and cforce motors). Includes one angled LBUS connector. Length: 0.80m/2.6ft

Cable LBUS (angled) - LCS (0.8m/2.6ft)

K2.0013044

Connects LBUS devices (e.g. Master Grips) with LCS devices (e.g. ALEXA Plus/Studio cameras). Length: 0.80m/2.6ft

Tech Tips & Tech Talks

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ARRI Tech Tip: How to track focus with the Master Grips

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ARRI Tech Tip: How to use the override function with cforce Mini RF and Master Grips

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ARRI Tech Tip: How to set zoom motor limits on the Master Grips (no lens file used)

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ARRI Tech Tip: How to zoom motor limits on the Master Grips (with lens file)

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ARRI Tech Tip: How to share control between Master Grips (Iris) and WCU-4 (Focus & Zoom)

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ARRI Tech Tip: How to share control between Master Grips (Iris) and WCU-4 (Focus & Zoom)

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ARRI Tech Tip: How to share control between Master Grips (Zoom) and WCU-4 (Focus & Iris)

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ALEXA Mini LF Tech Talk: ECS Accessories

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ARRI Tech Tip: How to use the override function with cforce Mini RF and Master Grips

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ARRI Tech Tip: How to set zoom motor limits on the Master Grips (no lens file used)

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ARRI Tech Tip: How to zoom motor limits on the Master Grips (with lens file)

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ARRI Tech Tip: How to share control between Master Grips (Iris) and WCU-4 (Focus & Zoom)

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ARRI Tech Tip: How to share control between Master Grips (Zoom) and WCU-4 (Focus & Iris)

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ARRI Tech Tip: How to change the acceleration of the control rocker

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ARRI Tech Tip: How to assign Camera User Buttons to Master Grips

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ARRI Tech Tip: How to track focus with the Master Grips

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ARRI Tech Tip: How to use Master Grips with an EF lens

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ARRI Tech Tip: Why use Master Grips for feature films?

Newsroom & Videos

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DP Steve Gray on the ARRI Master Grips

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BPS | ARRI Master Grip

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ARRI Master Grips - Newsshooter at IBC 2017

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Weightless control with ARRI Master Grips

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ARRI Master Grips on Sundance premiered “Sea of Shadows”

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DP Yunus Roy Imer on “Space Dogs”

Downloads

2020-01-14
Camera System Highlights - Brochure 2019
2018-12-17
Master Grips – Manual
2018-12-10
Master Grips SUP 2.0
2018-12-12
Master Grips SUP 2.0 Release Notes
2018-12-04
Master Grips SUP 1.1.2
2018-12-04
Master Grips SUP 1.1.2 - Release Notes
2018-12-04
Master Grip SUP 1.1.0
2018-12-04
Master Grip SUP 1.1.0 – Release Notes