ESPN was the first broadcaster in the United States to produce sports programming in HD, and artemis started to gain utilization on the east coast. An early adopter in this market was operator Frédéric Chamberland SOC, in fact he was the first North American to buy the complete artemis system. “It was my very first rig and one of the biggest purchases of my life at that point,” says Frédéric. “Naturally I was anxious about making such an investment without having seen the artemis in action, but I remember speaking to Curt on the phone and he answered all my questions. I bought the rig and am still operating an artemis TRINITY system today, with beautiful results. Curt has always stood by his products and I have to thank him for creating a system that evolves with the operator, and not the opposite.”
At the IBC show of 2015, the new artemis TRINITY stabilizer, developed in cooperation with FoMa Systems, caught ARRI’s attention and Curt found himself hosting a crowd of ARRI senior managers and engineers at the Sachtler booth. At the same show, ARRI was showcasing its new ALEXA Mini camera, which was a perfect companion for TRINITY, so the timing was serendipitous. ARRI entered into negotiations with Sachtler to acquire the artemis product line, and the deal was finalized in time for ARRI to display TRINITY as an ARRI product at NAB 2016.
Thanks to the partnership with FoMa, extraordinary products such as the ARRI SRH-3 and the SRH-360, as well as the high-performance external wireless modules ERM, have emerged over the past five years. The cooperation between ARRI and FoMa focuses on maximum functionality, with optimized workflows, in order to perfectly master the increasingly complex requirements of the cine and broadcast industry in the future.