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June 2020: Issue 102
ALEXA 10th Annual Reunion

This special edition celebrating ten years of ALEXA started as a few pages and quickly grew to Dickensian proportions. I had been following ARRI’s journey from analog to digital since the beginning. Or so I thought. There were more things in heaven and earth and in the R&D Department at 89 Türkenstrasse than would ever be shared with any loose-lipped DP. All kinds of planning was underway long before any mysteries would be revealed. 

But, the digital writing was on the wall. You would not want to bet against Franz Kraus and his prediction at NAB 2001 that the future of our industry was foreshadowed by a mere 2.11 megapixel consumer digital still camera. I have compiled and condensed (sort-of) most ALEXA articles from FDTimes since 2009 to now. These articles are presented contemporaneously, as they were written at the time, and edited from an original exhaustive, exhausting 325 pages to a mere 220.

  • ALEXA: Tenth Birthday and Family Reunion………………………………. 4-5
  • ARRI Alexa IBC Debut in Amsterdam on 9/10/09……………………. 16-21
  • Feb 2010: ARRI Alexa’s Premiere in Paris …………………………… 22-23
  • April 2010: ARRI Alexa’s debut at DGA and NAB …………………… 24-25
  • April 2010: The Missing Link and Left Side Evolution………………. 26-27
  • June 2010: ARRI Alexa in 5 Minutes…………………………………… 28-29
  • Sept 2010. ARRI at IBC and Cinec………………………………………. 30-32
  • From IBC 2009 to IBC 2010……………………………………………… 33-34
  • ALEXA Tour from Concept through Construction…………………….. 35-36
  • Origins of ALEXA: an Interview with Franz Kraus. Oct 2010………. 37-39
  • A Day in the Life of ALEXA Assembly. Oct 2010……………………… 40-53
  • Oct 2010. ALEXA Test Drive and Remote Control………………………….54
  • ARRI ALEXA at IBC and Cinec 2010………………………………………….55
  • Oct 2010. Codex Onboard Storage …………………………………………..56
  • April 2011. ARRI ALEXA Studio…………………………………………… 57-59
  • ALEXA M…………………………………………………………………………….59
  • 9/2011. Clairmont’s Behind-the-Lens Filters for ALEXA…………… 60-61
  • Dec 2011. The Math of 4:3 and 16:9 Anamorphic Cinematography….62
  • 12/11. ARRI ALEXA Studio and her 4:3 Sensor……………………………63
  • ARRI ALEXA Studio Jumpstart 2-2012………………………………… 64-65
  • Feb 2012. Moving Hugo, Richardson, Tavenner, McConkey………. 66-71
  • Moving Hugo on Louma 2……………………………………………………….72
  • ARRI ALEXA Plus 4:3 – April 2012……………………………………………73
  • Sept 2012. Roger Deakins on Skyfall…………………………………… 74-77
  • Sept 2012. ALEXA Studio Anamorphic on Gibraltar…………………. 78-79
  • 9/12. ARRI/ZEISS Master Anamorphics………………………………………80
  • 9/12. Marc Dando on Codex……………………………………………… 81-83
  • ARRI ALEXA Updates – Sept 2012…………………………………………….83
  • Feb 2013. ARRIRAW Inside Announced……………………………………..84
  • Feb 2013. eXtRa: ALEXA Upgrades, New Alexas…………………………..85
  • Feb 2013. Master Anamorphic in Paris………………………………… 86-87
  • April 2013. NAB. ARRI ALEXA XT………………………………………………88
  • ALEXA XT and XR Upgrade……………………………………………………..89
  • 4/13. Anamorphic Math………………………………………………………….90
  • Sep 2013. ALEXA XT Open Gate………………………………………………91
  • 9/13. ALEXA and CFast 2.0 cards…………………………………………….92
  • 9/13. ALEXA and her Sisters
  • 9/13. ARRI IFM+FSND Filters…………………………………………………..94
  • Feb 2014. ARRI ALEXA SUP 9.0……………………………………………….95
  • 2/13. H. R.dlein and M. Shipman-Mueller on SUP 9.0…………… 96-101
  • April 2014. ARRI ALEXA SUP 10.0…………………………………………..101
  • Sep 2014. Stephan Schenk…………………………………………… 102-104
  • Sep 2014. Walter Trauninger on Assembling……………………… 105-108
  • Sep 2014. ALEXA Updates, ARRI ALEXA 3.2K ProRes for UHD………109
  • Sep 2014. 65mm Rebooted: ARRI ALEXA 65…………………………….110
  • 9/14. Franz Kraus on ALEXA 65……………………………………… 112-113
  • Martin Cayzer and Neil Fanthom…………………………………….. 114-115
  • 9/14. Achim Oehler……………………………………………………… 116-118
  • Sep 2014. ALEXA 65 Specifications………………………………………..119
  • ARRI ALEXA 65…………………………………………………………… 120-123
  • ALEXA 65 Sensor Size Comparisons……………………………………….124
  • April 2015. ARRI ALEXA Mini………………………………………………….125
  • 4/15. Stephan Schenk on ALEXA Mini, SXT, 65………………….. 126-127
  • 4/15 Michael Jonas on ALEXA Mini…………………………………. 128-130
  • April 2015. Marc Shipman-Mueller on ALEXA SXT………………. 131-133
  • 4/2015. ARRI ALEXA SXT Summary………………………………………..134
  • 4/2015. Codex on ALEXA SXT……………………………………………….134
  • April 2016. ARRI ALEXA Mini 4:3 Anamorphic……………………………135
  • 4/2016. ARRI ALEXA SXT……………………………………………………..136
  • ARRI ALEXA SXT 9/16………………………………………………….. 137-138
  • Nov 2016. ARRI ALEXA 65 at Age 2………………………………………..140
  • Nov 2016. ARRI Camera Manufacturing Update…………………. 141-144
  • April 2017. ARRI ALEXA SXT W………………………………………………145
  • ALEXA Mini SUP5 4/17………………………………………………………..146
  • ARRI Look Library……………………………………………………………….147
  • ARRI Signature Prime Launch, BSC Expo, Feb 2, 2018 ……….. 148-149
  • February 2018: ALEXA LF Camera System……………………….. 150-157
  • ALEXA LF 3-Minute Guide…………………………………………….. 158-159
  • Comparing ALEXA LF to ALEXA 65………………………………………….160
  • Top Views………………………………………………………………………….161
  • Sensor Sizes and Mounts……………………………………………………..161
  • 2/2018 Stephan Schenk on ALEXA LF……………………………… 162-163
  • Marc Shipman-Mueller, Klemens Kehrer, Achim Oehler………… 164-167
  • ALEXA LF Sensor………………………………………………………… 168-169
  • Building an ALEXA LF…………………………………………………… 170-173
  • New LPL Mount, LPL Lenses, PL-to-LPL Adapter……………….. 174-176
  • Sensor Modes……………………………………………………………………177
  • Frame Rates and Resolution………………………………………………….178
  • Image Circle, Illumination Circle, Framelines……………………… 179-180
  • The ALEXA LF System …………………………………………………. 182-183
  • Aspect Ratio Independence ………………………………………………….184
  • ARRI ALEXA LF Camera Views……………………………………………….184
  • Dimensions……………………………………………………………………….185
  • Credits……………………………………………………………………………..186
  • ALEXA LF Specifications……………………………………………….. 187-189
  • ARRI ALEXA LF Hardware and Software Update 3.0 – Sept 2018…..190
  • ARRI ALEXA LF Update 3.0, cont’d………………………………………….191
  • Feb 2019. ALEXA LF Update SUP 4.0………………………………………192
  • April 2019. ALEXA Mini LF. …………………………………………… 193-194
  • Big Picture, Little Camera……………………………………………………..195
  • Stephan Schenk on ALEXA Mini LF………………………………….. 196-197
  • Michael Jonas and Marc Shipman-Mueller on Mini LF………….198, 199
  • ALEXA Mini LF vs ALEXA Mini………………………………………………..200
  • ALEXA Mini LF……………………………………………………………. 200-201
  • ALEXA Mini LF Configurations………………………………………………..202
  • ALEXA Mini LF Sensor Modes………………………………………………..203
  • ALEXA Mini LF Media…………………………………………………………..203
  • Victor G.mez-Hern.ndez, Project Manager……………………………….204
  • Florian Lohse, Project Manager for MVF-2 Viewfinder …………………205
  • Jeanfre Fachon on ALEXA Mini LF Accessories………………………….206
  • Mini LF System & AKS Exploded View………………………………………206
  • Mini LF Accessories…………………………………………………………….207
  • ARRI WVR-1s Small Video Receiver…………………………………………207
  • ALEXA Mini LF Specs…………………………………………………… 208-209
  • Sep 2019 2019. ARRI ALEXA Mini LF………………………………………210
  • 9/2019. ARRI ALEXA Mini LF Studio Mode, Top View…………………..211
  • ALEXA Mini LF Handheld, Front View……………………………………….211
  • ARRI ALEXA Mini LF Studio Setup…………………………………………..212
  • ARRI ALEXA Mini LF Handheld Setup……………………………………….213
  • April 2020. Codex Compact Drive Dock for ARRI ALEXA Mini LF…….214
  • Codex Compact Drive Reader, Adapter…………………………………….215
  • April 2020. EF Mount with LBUS for ALEXA Mini and Mini LF. ……….216
  • ARRI EF Mount with LBUS for ALEXA Mini and Mini LF ……………….217
  • Lenses and Mounts for Large Format ALEXA LF and Mini LF ………..217

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