ALEXA M

ALEXA M

The Specialist

The ALEXA M is a flexible solution consisting of a separate camera head and body; it is tailored for action and aerial photography, tight corner shots and 3D productions. Based on cutting edge ARRI technologies, the M model features the same sensor, image processing, build quality, efficient workflows and exceptional image quality that have made ALEXA such a worldwide success. The head and body of the M are connected with a fiber optic cable, which in a hybrid form can also be used for powering the head. Weighing well under 3 kg, the compact front end offers multiple mounting points and versatile maneuverability. Meanwhile the body provides various options for recording images, sound and metadata, accommodating as many different workflows as the standard ALEXA.

ALEXA Classic Family Features

BEST OVERALL IMAGE QUALITY
  • Film-like, organic look
  • High Dynamic Range
    • 14+ stops exposure latitude over the entire EI range as measured with the ARRI Dynamic Range Test Chart
    • extended, clean highlights
    • extremely low noise floor
    • holds up extremely well when over or underexposed
    • future proof for High Dynamic Range (HDR) displays
  • Sharp, natural images for HD, 2K, UHD or 4K deliverables
  • High sensitivity
    • true base sensitivity of EI 800
    • adjustable from EI 160 to EI 3200
  • ARRI color science
    • natural color reproduction, especially for skin tones
    • excellent color separation
    • great at resolving mixed color temperature sources

 

 

EFFICIENT AND VERSATILE WORKFLOWS
  • Multiple in-camera recording options
    • ARRIRAW (1, 2), ProRes or DNxHD
    • Log C or Rec 709 gamma
    • ARRI Look Files for custom looks 
    • embedded rich metadata in all file formats
  • ARRIRAW (1)
    • uncompressed, unencrypted raw sensor data
    • 16:9 or 4:3 sensor modes (3)
    • greatest image quality from ALEXA
    • greatest flexibility in post
    • best option for future-proof archiving
  • Apple ProRes
    • ProRes 422, 422 HQ, 4444 and 4444 XQ (2)
    • HD or 2K recording resolutions, 16:9 or 4:3 sensor modes (1, 3)
    • pre-recording (1)
    • native Final Cut Pro X support
  • DNxHD
    • DNxHD 145, DNxHD 220x and DNxHD 444 (1)
    • MXF wrapped files (SMPTE standard compliant)
    • native Avid Media Composer support
  • Two independent HD-SDI outputs
    • optional ARRI Look Files for custom looks 
    • streaming metadata 
    • 180ยบ image rotation for fast Steadicam low mode
  • Online tools and downloadable apps

(1) ALEXA HD and HD Plus do not include and cannot be upgraded to ARRIRAW, ProRes 2K, ProRes 4444 XQ, DNxHD 444, 4:3 sensor mode, 3D sync, pre-recording, SxS PRO+ support or the XR Module.
(2) Only ALEXA XT cameras and ALEXA Classic cameras with the XR Module upgrade.
(3) 4:3 sensor modes only for ALEXA Plus 4:3, ALEXA M and ALEXA Studio.

SIMPLE AND SAFE OPERATION
  • ARRI Product Quality
  • Rugged and reliable
    • sealed electronics compartment
    • unique cooling system
    • stable lens mount/sensor holder
    • continuous file closing protects footage
    • self-healing metadata
  • Intuitive, easy to use controls
    • same interface on all ALEXA models
  • High quality electronic viewfinder
  • Powerful assistive displays, including 
    • surround view
    • false color exposure check
    • smooth mode for better motion portrayal
    • peaking focus check
    • compare stored image with live image
    • RETURN IN video
  • Well balanced, ergonomic body design
  • Global ARRI service network
OPEN, FUTURE-PROOF ARCHITECTURE
  • Compatibility with industry standards
    • PL mount lenses
    • Apple ProRes, Avid DNxHD, HD-SDI, SxS PRO, SxS PRO+ cards
    • Gold mount or V-lock on-board batteries
    • 12 or 24 V power inputs and outputs
    • support for ARRI and cmotion cvolution wireless lens control systems
    • ARRIRAW support through ARRI Partner Program and ARRIRAW SDK
  • Numerous upgrade options
    • upgradable in-camera recording module (XR Module)
    • upgradable electronics interface module (Plus side panel)
    • Exchangeable Lens Mount (ELM)
    • easy and powerful free Software Update Packets (SUPs)
    • new features through purchase of license
  • Long and reliable product cycles

 

 

ALEXA M UNIQUE FEATURES
  • Separate camera head and body
  • Highest flexibility on set
  • Small form factor and low weight of M-head for lightweight and size-critical camera and 3D applications