Arri Alexa 35 4K Camera Launched – Smallest Fully Featured Arri | New
The Arri Alexa 35 incorporates new features including Reveal Color Science to support sensor image quality, and Arri Textures to enhance camera creativity. The camera also comes with a complete new mechanical support system.
The Alexa 35 measures at 17 stops of dynamic range (exposure latitude). That’s 1.5 stops more in highlights and one stop more in shadow than previous Alexa cameras. Suppressing stray light in the camera and lens mounts ensures that the full contrast range and character of each lens is captured by the sensor.
Arri said the camera’s increased dynamic range and lens flare control make it easier to manage lighting conditions on set, increase flexibility in post-production, and provide the best source for High Dynamic Range (HDR) projects. ).
With low noise and sensitivity settings ranging from EI 160 to EI 6400, the Alexa 35 is a “High ISO” camera. An optional enhanced sensitivity mode can be applied to settings between EI 2560 and EI 6400, producing a sharper image in low light.
Reveal Color Science is the collective name for a suite of new image processing steps used by Alexa 35 internally and also available through leading third-party post-production tools for ARRI raw processing. It features an improved debayering algorithm for cleaner composition, a new color engine for more accurate color reproduction, a new wide gamut color space for faster grading, a new LogC4 encoding to contain the increased dynamic range, and new LogC4 LUTs (Look Up Tables) for better color fidelity.
Arri’s raw footage captured by the Alexa LF and Mini LF cameras can be processed with Reveal Color Science, gaining many of its benefits. This means that large format cameras from Alexa 35 and Arri can be combined on set and can also share LogC4 LUTs in post.
Its native 4K Super 35 4:3 sensor can be used with many existing lenses: modern and vintage, anamorphic and spherical, Super 35 and large format.
Arri Textures is a new feature that allows cinematographers to modify the way the camera records footage. Until now, Alexa cameras were pre-programmed with a default texture that determines the amount and character of image grain, as well as the amount of contrast at different levels of detail perceived by the viewer as sharpness. The Alexa 35 offers the ability to choose from a menu of Arri textures, much like selecting a movie.
The Arri Alexa 35 is Arri’s smallest fully-featured production camera, including the features and processing power of a larger Alexa in a Mini-sized package. Codex 1TB and 2TB compact drives and MVF-2 viewfinder are supported, now with HDR. There is a new left screen, Advanced Color Match, pre-record capability and other improvements such as additional user buttons.
There are 19 recording formats, featuring built-in anamorphic downsampling and decompression, allowing productions to optimize data rate, resolution and other parameters. Mixed reality and virtual productions will benefit from the camera’s ability to record lens metadata in all common standards and output live streaming metadata to ARRI’s Live Link metadata plugin for UnrealEngine.
Accessories include tightly integrated electronic accessories that provide additional power outputs or expanded audio functionality. A new set of mechanical support elements provides flexible options for any shooting situation, growing from a small and light setup to a full production setup.
Alexa 35 is supported by Arri’s suite of online tools, as well as standalone apps such as the iPhone/iPad Camera Companion app, Arri Reference Tool, and ARRIRAW HDE Transcoder.