WCU 4 Feature requests

Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:53 pm

Hi Arri,

Can you please add into the WCU 4 software the ability to customise the home screen with useful buttons. If you are not shooting with iris or zoom motors it leaves useful buttons worthless. I personally would love to be able to remap them to lens tables, premarked disk's and playback. All things that are constantly being accessed on set when you are shooting prime lenses.

It would also be great to favourite a lens set so you don't have to go through the folders every time you want to change a lens on any given project. You set your favourite/default lens set for the shoot and it short cuts directly to that lens set.

Another feature request is with the Alexa mini is having the timecode menu accessible from the WCU-4. The amount of times I have had to wait as the camera assistant and the sound recordist are huddled around the camera's menu system checking and adjusting the timecode is frustrating.

Lastly the single user assignable button would be great to set it what ever you want not just the three Arri options.

Thanks!!
Michael L
 
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Re: WCU 4 Feature requests

Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:06 am

Hi Michael

thanks for your Feature requests on the WCU-4.
All I can say for now is we will put it on our FR list.
We really appreciate your input!!

Thanks!

Best regards,
Christine
Christine Ajayi
 
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Re: WCU 4 Feature requests

Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:21 pm

Hi Arri:

Another request I think very useful.

When mapping a lense to create a lens file if you want the focus ring and the iris ring included in the file you must map both when you map and save the lens. It would be useful to map, i.e. , the focus channel and leave the iris to be mapped latter on by editing the file to add the other channel.

Thanks very much

Vest Regards
Saul Oliveira
First AC
Spain
Saul Oliveira
 
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Re: WCU 4 Feature requests

Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:35 am

It would be nice to still see the T stop display on screen while on Motor Mode and Marker Mode on Focus Control Screen.
Saul Oliveira
 
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Re: WCU 4 Feature requests

Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:16 pm

I have seen several WCU-4 Hand Units with the User "red" button damaged to a point where it could not be used.

In the Lens Programing process we get to a point (and I think is just this point) when you must enter the lens Serial Number where to enter the digits you must use that user button (having some free soft buttons available) and if yours is damage it makes it quite difficult.

It would be nice to be able to use another button for that.

Best Regards

Saul Oliveira
First AD
Spain
Saul Oliveira
 
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Re: WCU 4 Feature requests

Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:31 pm

Also more CoC value options would be nice. The CoC value my Pcam software gives me for the Alexa cameras is not present in the WCU-4.
Saul Oliveira
 
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Re: WCU 4 Feature requests

Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:06 am

I currently have the same request as below, and second the ability to add mapping of an axis to an already existing file.

My red User button just starting being a little finnicky, it's disappointing that I need to send it in to be serviced. Unless somebody knows an easy fix :/


Saul Oliveira wrote:I have seen several WCU-4 Hand Units with the User "red" button damaged to a point where it could not be used.

In the Lens Programing process we get to a point (and I think is just this point) when you must enter the lens Serial Number where to enter the digits you must use that user button (having some free soft buttons available) and if yours is damage it makes it quite difficult.

It would be nice to be able to use another button for that.

Best Regards

Saul Oliveira
First AD
Spain
JonBowerbank
 
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Re: WCU 4 Feature requests

Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:01 am

I would like to have a Cforce motor act like an Lens Data Encoder.
If we had a option to kill the motor strength it could just read the values on the lens.
That would be useful in situations where the DOP wants to set the iris manually and we could still have DOF on WCU-4. It would be also great for post production having that on metadata.

On Russian Arm or using stabilized heads where the DOP wants to have zoom control on joystick head console (with stab head own motor) we could have the cForce Lens Data Encoder function again to have metadata and zoom position displayed on WCU.
Alexandre Valentim
Focus Puller - Portugal
xanoramix
 
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Re: WCU 4 Feature requests

Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:09 am

Thanks for all your feedback - much appreciated and noted!!! Keep on posting ;-)
Hendrik Voss
 
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Re: WCU 4 Feature requests

Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:12 am

I have a few requests I'd love to see:

-When using with a Mini (or any Arri), marking circle takes during playback.
-Format card from hand unit.
-Change resolution and file type settings from hand unit.
-Completely editable lens files so a file can be completely remapped if needed, without creating a new file.
-Option to create and select custom-made (preset) focus rings

Thanks
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