Tag Archives: Alexa

New ARRI Alexa Mini

ARRI officially announced the much-whispered ALEXA Mini today. It has a lightweight carbon fiber housing, a titanium PL mount connected directly to a new sensor assembly for unwavering flange focal depth. It can also accept interchangeable lens mounts of the ARRI Amira for B4 video and EF (Canon) mount lenses. Alexa Mini is compact, quiet and has a symmetrical design. You can shoot in almost any orientation: upside-down, portrait mode, straight up, down, etc. There are many mounting points. read more…

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ARRI Full Factory Tour (PDF)

Special for Camerimage 2014. Free Reprint and Update from FDTimes issues since September 2013: AMIRA Factory Tour from issue 62-63, ALEXA 65 Special Report, ALEXA SUP Updates, ARRI Accessories.

80 pages. Best viewed in Adobe Acrobat with View-Page Display set to Two Page View, and Show Cover Page in Two Page View. read more…

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ARRI Alexa SUP 10.0 Bug

ALEXA Software Update Packet (SUP) 10.0 has been removed temporarily from the ARRI website because of a critical recording bug. This bug could cause distorted images being recorded — while the image in the viewfinder, REC OUT and MON OUT looks OK. ARRI recommends downgrading all ALEXA cameras back to SUP 9.2, which is available from the DOWNLOADS section of the ARRI website. ARRI… read more…

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ARRI Alexa 3.2K ProRes for UHD

ARRI will offer no codec before its time. That time is when the image and color scientists on Tuerkenstrasse declare picture perfection. In an upgrade announcement reminiscent of the famous Orson Welles line (“we will serve no wine before its time”), ARRI Alexa cameras will soon be able to record 3.2K ProRes for seamless up-rez to UHD/4K in post. FDTimes readers recently sent a salvo… read more…

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ARRI Alexa gets ProRes 4444 XQ

ARRI Alexa now supports Apple’s new ProRes 4444 XQ codec. This is now the highest quality version of ProRes — with a 1:4.5 compression ratio and a data rate of around 500 Mbps. (In comparison, ProRes 4444 had a compression of 1:6.8 and a data rate of 330 Mbps.) Final Cut Pro version 10.1.2 handles ProRes 4444 XQ. Alexa XT and Classic cameras with the XR Module will… read more…

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Alexa’s New SUP 8.1 gets /i

ARRI Alexa XT/XR Software Update (SUP) 8.1 enables Cooke /i lens metadata support, 90 fps Arriraw 4:3 recording onto XR Capture Drives, and other features outlined in the release notes and user manual (go to Downloads at arri.com ). Up to now, Alexa cameras recognized LDS metadata from ARRI/ZEISS equipped lenses (Ultra Primes, Master Primes, Master Anamorphics, etc). ARRI’s /i Technology… read more…

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ARRI Alexa Internal Filter Module

ARRI Alexa XT cameras will be delivered with the Internal Filter Module (IFM) filter holder installed —  except the Alexa Studio which has its own motorized ND filter system and cannot use of the Internal Filter Module. The filters that go into the IFM are called FSNDs. They are not included with the Alexa XT cameras, and have to be purchased separately…. read more…

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ARRI Alexa XR and XT

Alexa XR Module Upgrade ARRI has announced today that existing Alexa cameras can soon be upgraded with internal ARRIRAW. ARRI and Codex worked together to develop a new XR Module (Xtended Recording) side cover for ARRIRAW uncompressed recording right where your SxS PRO card previously went. Any of the five current Alexas can be upgraded: Alexa, Alexa Plus, Alexa Plus… read more…

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Clairmont Alexa In-Camera Filter System

Designed by Clairmont’s very own Andree Martin, these new tools give the cinematographer access to an In-Camera Net Holder and an In-Camera Blue Streak Effect “Filter.”  The In-Camera Filter Systems can be used with both spherical and anamorphic lenses and are an available option to rent with Clairmont Camera’s ARRI Alexas.  The In-Camera Filter System will be available for purchase from Schneider in the… read more…

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Conv Design Gemini 4:4:4 Gets ARRI OK

Convergent Design’s Gemini 4:4:4 has received certification by ARRI for Alexa ARRIRAW Certification. An ARRIRAW Recording Certificate is issued when all of the following conditions are met: The product can reliably record the ARRIRAW T-linkstream (2880×1620, 16:9, at standard speeds of 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97 and 30 fps) The product can reliably record the complete set of ARRIRAW metadata embedded in… read more…

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ARRI ALEXA Factory Tour

Join us on a 24 page Cinematographer’s Tour of ARRI ALEXA from Concept through Construction. Not just for DPs: essential information for ACs, ADs, Directors, Producers, Studios, Production Companies, Rental Houses and Students. Visit the factory on Türkenstrasse in Munich to see how ARRI’s latest digital cinematography camera is built. Meet Managing Director Dr. Martin Prillmann, General Manager of Camera Business… read more…

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Alexa Plus at IBC and Cinec

The Alexa Plus is the newest addition to ARRI’s line of (digital) cameras. The PLUS provides built-in lens control and lens data, familiar to Arriflex 416 Plus users. Owners of “regular” Alexa EV models are offered an upgrade path to the Plus at a reduced rate. ARRI also introduced the RCU-4 remote control panel, which is capable of controlling everything… read more…

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