ALEXA Plus 4:3

ALEXA Plus 4:3

The Multi-talent

At NAB 2012 ARRI is announcing the ALEXA Plus 4:3, a new ALEXA model that has similar functionality to the ALEXA Plus but features a 4:3 Super 35 sensor, the ability to switch from 16:9 sensor mode to 4:3 sensor mode, and built-in licenses for high speed shooting, DNxHD recording and anamorphic de-squeeze.


The ALEXA Plus 4:3 joins the ALEXA Studio and ALEXA M, which already have 4:3 sensors, rounding out a line-up that now represents the perfect solution for anamorphic productions. The Studio might typically function as an A-camera, the Plus 4:3 as a B-camera and the M as a compact, versatile C-camera.

With the ALEXA 4:3 cameras, the full area of the sensor is used and a much higher image quality retained. In addition, the unique optical characteristics of anamorphic lenses – the magic at the heart of anamorphic cinematography – are rendered faithfully and fully in the digital image.

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, 4K UHD or 4K Cine 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 
    • 180º image rotation for 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 3.2K, 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, ALEXA Studio and all ALEXA XT models.

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 PLUS UNIQUE FEATURES
  • Built-in Remote Control Features
    • ARRI Wireless Remote System (WRS) functionality
    • real-time wired or wireless remote control of lens and camera REC/STOP
  • Built-in Lens Data System (LDS)
    • lens mount includes new LDS contacts
    • numerical lens data and depth of field display in viewfinder and MON OUT
    • lens metadata in ProRes, HD-SDI and ARRIRAW (SUP 3.0)
    • Lens Data Archive (LDA) for use with non-LDS lenses
  • A Second MON OUT Output (1.5G HD-SDI)
  • A Third RS Accessory Power Output
  • Lens Synchronization for 3D
  • Built-in Position and Motion Sensors
  • Quick Switch BNC Connectors
    • can be exchanged without camera disassembly