- February 1, 2013
- Posted by: Nicholas Fitch
- Category: Uncategorized
The Arri ALEXA digital cinema camera is Arri’s first entry into the digital cinema marketplace. Introduced in 2010, the Arri ALEXA digital cinema camera has proven itself as a true workhorse in the industry. Since that time, numerous feature films and television series have been shot on the popular camera. Most recently, 9 entries in the Sundance 2013 Film Festival were shot on the Arri ALEXA digital cinema camera. The ALEXA shoots at resolutions up to 3072 x 1728 (ARRIRAW), features exposure latitude of 14 stops (EL 800 base sensitivity), all in a camera body weighing 13.8 lbs.
Since the introduction of the original ALEXA EV, Arri has added several different models to the ALEXA lineup:
ALEXA Plus-The ALEXA Plus adds integrated wireless remote control, ARRI Lens Data System (LDS), additional outputs, lens synchronization for 3D, and built-in position and motion sensors.
ALEXA Plus 4:3-ALEXA Plus adds integrated wireless remote control, the ARRI Lens Data System (LDS), additional outputs, lens synchronization for 3D, and built-in position and motion sensors and a 4:3 sensor making it ideal for use with anamorphic lenses.
ALEXA M-ALEXA M has its imaging and processing unit broken down in two parts to be small, compact and lightweight for 3D rigs and other uses where size is a concern.
ALEXA Studio- ALEXA Studio features an optical viewfinder, mechanical shutter, and a 4:3 sensor.
With Arri ALEXA camera packages starting at about $80k, purchasing one of these digital cinema cameras can certainly break the bank. So what if you don’t have an extra $80,000 sitting in the bank? Entertainment industry professionals can enjoy attractive leasing and financing options which allow them to take immediate possession of the gear, while making affordable month payments over 36, 48, or 60-month terms. Equipment leasing and financing options are available for freelance cameramen, directors, DPs, cinematographers, rental houses, editors and other industry professionals.