ARRI

Shaping the future of filmmaking

Located in Munich, Germany, Arnold and Richter Cine Technik (A&R) was founded in 1917 and is the largest manufacturer of professional motion picture equipment in the world.

Throughout its 98-year history, ARRI has been associated with constant innovation and revolutionary technologies in all of its core businesses. The company is involved in every aspect of the film industry: engineering, design, manufacturing, equipment rental, studio lighting solutions, film production and distribution, postproduction, lab services and visual effects.

Manufactured products include the ALEXA 65, ALEXA SXT, ALEXA Mini and AMIRA cameras, which combine unsurpassed image quality with easy workflows for the best overall production value. ARRI SkyPanel and L-Series lighting fixtures incorporate the latest advances in LED illumination, while ARRI cine lenses such as the Master Anamorphic series and Ultra Wide Zoom redefine optical excellence. Pro Camera Accessories and the Electronic Control System simplify tasks on set and in post, and ARRISCAN archive technologies are helping to preserve the world’s cinematic heritage.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has recognized ARRI’s engineers and their technical contributions with 18 Scientific and Engineering Awards. Most recently, the developers of the ARRILASER film recorder were honored with the Academy Award of Merit® (Oscar Statuette®).

Company Information

1163784_origThe ARRI group has over 1,200 highly trained employees worldwide. Half of them are based in Germany, where the company has its headquarters in Munich and where the largest part of its business is concentrated. ARRI’s award-winning product range is sold into film industry centres from Hollywood to Bollywood and everywhere in between.

ARRI Rental, with its worldwide network of subsidiaries, can provide you with an unrivalled range of cutting-edge products wherever you might be shooting. Facilities in America, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia, as well as over 40 global partners, mean that you are never too far from world-class ARRI service and support.

On the postproduction side, ARRI Media has a number of facilities in Germany and Switzerland that provide state-of-the-art laboratory, digital intermediate and VFX services. From the uniquely well-equipped one-stop-shop in Munich to Europe’s biggest DI grading suite in Berlin, ARRI’s post houses carry the vision of filmmakers through the final steps of the creative journey. ARRI Media is also involved in film production and world sales.

In 2013 ARRI Medical was founded to utilize ARRI’s core imaging technology and know-how for medical applications. Drawing expertise from all over the ARRI group, ARRI Medical has developed the ARRISCOPE — a unique, fully digital 3D surgical microscope. In addition, the Surgical Imaging service allows medical procedures to be filmed in unprecedented quality, using camera technology that has been used by multiple Oscar®-winning movies.

A third-generation company, ARRI is owned by the Stahl family, who are descendants of co-founder Robert Richter and who in 2012 made a long-term commitment to the industry by buying the share belonging to the descendant of the other co-founder, August Arnold.

ALEXA Cameras Overview

Since the moment it was launched, ALEXA has had a profound impact on the industry, redefining the limits of digital motion picture capture with efficient workflows and incredible image quality. Adoption of system has been widespread and swift, with the cameras now in use on every possible type of production, from episodic TV shows, documentaries and commercials to feature films of all budgets and prestigious, international drama series.

The ALEXA platform is the most complete digital camera system ever built, with different camera models for everyday shooting as well as specialty applications and a close integration with ARRI’s wide range of mechanical accessories and electronic, cabled and wireless accessories. ALEXA’s versatile and efficient workflows provide the easiest way to get quality images from the set into post. Through long product cycles and a range of upgrades ARRI protects their customer’s investment in ALEXA.

More than ever before, ALEXA offers the best overall image quality with the SXT cameras. For content producers that are increasingly concerned about compatibility with next-generation standards for deliverables and displays, there is no better choice than ALEXA SXT. By striking a perfect balance between pixel size and resolution, ALEXA SXT is able to produce beautiful images in HD, 2K and 4K, while also delivering the highest dynamic range of any camera on the market, with 16 bit in-camera processing. It is therefore uniquely suited to the creation of content for emerging HDR (High Dynamic Range) display technologies. Since ALEXA SXT records a WCG (Wide Color Gamut) signal larger than any current displays can show, its images are ready for new color space standards like Rec 2020. In addition, the ability to record at up to 120 fps in full image quality means that HFR (High Frame Rate) approaches to enhancing viewer experience can also be easily accommodated.

ALEXA’s reliability, simplicity of operation, as well as unequalled workflow efficiency and versatility ensures lowest overall production costs.

Alexa Cameras

Most Economical

ARRI proudly introduces AMIRA – (most economical), a versatile documentary-style camera that combines exceptional image quality and affordable CFast 2.0 workflows with an ergonomic design optimized for single-operator use and extended shoulder-mounted operation. Ready to pick up and shoot straight out of the camera bag, AMIRA is hardy enough to take anywhere and features in-camera grading with preloaded 3D LUTs, as well as 100 fps slow motion. It is suitable for a great variety of production types, from reportage and corporate films to TV drama and low-budget movies, so wherever you are headed and whatever you need to shoot, let AMIRA be your companion.

AMIRA Features

Temporary licenses
Temporary licenses allow AMIRA shooters to purchase and download specific features for a specific job at the online ARRI License Shop. AMIRA Advanced and Premium licenses can be activated on a weekly basis, providing a uniquely adaptable solution for the variable needs of owner-operators.
EF and B4 lens support
With the EF mount, AMIRA users can benefit from the huge range of available EF mount stills lenses, electronically controlling the iris in these lenses through the camera’s user interface. B4-type lenses with an integrated servo module gain support for the auto iris function, while one other servo button can also be used as an assignable user button.Fast boot-up time – AMIRA boots up in about 13 seconds.Color bar – a color bar is used mainly to judge the colorimetry of the monitor displaying the camera output.

Waveform display –a further tool for judging exposure levels.

Enhanced HD-SDI outputs
AMIRA’s HD-SDI outputs allow the overlay of information about timecode and other parameters that is seen in the viewfinder, to also be seen on monitors. Additionally, it is also possible to use an HD-SDI signal input as a further ‘genlock-like’ sync option.

LDS functionality
ARRI’s Lens Data System® (LDS) comprises a range of products generating highly accurate lens metadata for use on set and in post. When using an LDS lens on AMIRA’s LDS mount, lens data about iris, focus and zoom positions is visible in the viewfinder and all lens data will be embedded in the recorded QuickTime files.

Prime Lenses

Combining ARRI reliability with the legendary quality of ZEISS and FUJINON optics, ARRI’s 35 mm format lenses have become the standard against which others are measured. Precisely designed and engineered, yet highly durable, these lenses offer exceptional performance across a wide range of applications. ARRI now offers the widest range of modern matched cine lenses for all professional production demands, including studio zooms, lightweight zooms, high speed primes, standard speed primes, extreme wide angle and telephoto primes, macro, extenders and diopters.

 

Zoom Lenses

The four lenses in the ARRI/FUJINON Alura Zoom range offer a complete imaging solution to productions wishing to benefit from the speed and flexibility of working with zooms. Suitable for both film and digital cameras, all four of the lenses are color matched not just to each other, but also to ARRI prime lenses, exhibiting high contrast and high resolution for sharp, punchy images. Comprising two production zooms, two lightweight zooms and two extenders, the Alura series covers a focal length range of 15.5 mm to 500 mm. The lightweight zooms are unprecedented in the level of optical sophistication they pack into such compact housings, offering the perfect solution for fast-moving productions, Steadicam and handheld work, smaller cameras and action shots.

ARRI’s Electronic Control System is a sophisticated toolset for remote camera and lens control. Ergonomic, feature-rich hand units ease the work of the focus puller, while compact, intelligent motor controllers optimize camera setups. Integrated LDS technology brings the added value of frame-accurate lens data for both on-set and VFX postproduction tasks, with any camera and any lens.

Electronic Control System

Mechanical Accessories

  • Support Systems
  • Follow Focus
  • Matte Boxes

ARRI’s extensive range of lighting products offers an abundance of creative lighting solutions. ARRI lights are put to use across the world on feature film and TV productions, in TV studios, at major sporting events and for industrial applications.

ARRISCAN

Configuration of the ARRISCAN is completely scalable to meet the needs of different jobs, archive materials and delivery formats. Starting from the entry-level ARRISCAN 2K, every machine – no matter if new or already in use – can be upgraded to suit any task.

The diffuse, high-power LED illumination of the ARRISCAN reduces the visibility of scratches and does not produce any heat at all – a prerequisite for nitrate film scanning. It also offers the most precise calibration, as well as color and brightness stability.

Developed by ZEISS in cooperation with ARRI, the ARRISCAN optics – with variable optical magnification – make sharpness-reducing digital resizing of scans unnecessary, even when scanning unusual frame dimensions or shrunken film material.

 

ARRILASER

The ARRILASER bridges the worlds of digital film restoration, analog film projection and long-term archiving. Capable of making recordings with resolutions from PAL up to 6K, the ARRILASER can film-out onto intermediate, camera negative and black-and-white film stocks.

With its capacity to record images onto special separation film stocks, the ARRILASER enables ‘separation mastering’ to preserve feature film and TV production content for future generations, even if it has been shot digitally. Film remains the most proven long-term image storage solution, with modern film stocks capable of surviving 500 years under the right conditions.


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