ALEXA Plus

ALEXA Plus

The Allrounder

The 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. It shares ALEXA's image performance, simplicity of operation, reliability in extreme environments and versatility of workflow, and is available either as part of a complete camera package or as an upgrade for the original ALEXA.

An advanced electronics side cover permits real-time wired or wireless remote control of camera REC/STOP and lens functions like focus and aperture, using either ARRI hand controllers such as the Wireless Compact Unit (WCU-3) or cmotion's modular cvolution system.

The lens mount of the Plus model incorporates LDS contacts, allowing lens data and depth of field to be displayed in the viewfinder or on monitors, and making speed/iris ramps easier. Lens metadata can be recorded using ProRes, HD-SDI or ARRIRAW.

 

ALEXA Classic Family Features

EXCEPTIONAL IMAGE PERFORMANCE
  • Film-like, organic look
  • Wide exposure latitude
    • 14+ stops over the entire EI range as measured with the ARRI Dynamic Range Test Chart
    • extended, clean highlights
    • extremely low noise floor
  • High sensitivity
    • base EI 800
    • adjustable from EI 160 to EI 3200
  • ARRI color science
    • natural color reproduction, especially for skin tones
    • excellent color separation
    • holds up very well when over or underexposed
  • Sharp, natural images for HD, 2K or 4K deliverables
EFFICIENT AND VERSATILE WORKFLOWS
  • Multiple output options
    • ARRIRAW (1), ProRes, DNxHD and HD-SDI
    • Log C or Rec 709 gamma
    • ARRI Look Files for custom looks
    • metadata embedded in all file formats and outputs
  • ARRIRAW (1)
    • uncompressed, unencrypted raw sensor data
    • greatest image quality from ALEXA
    • greatest flexibility in post
    • best option for future-proof archiving
  • Apple ProRes
    • all five Apple ProRes codecs
    • HD or 2K (1)
    • pre-recording (1)
    • native Final Cut Pro support
  • DNxHD
    • MXF wrapped files (SMPTE standard compliant)
    • DNxHD 145, DNxHD 220x and DNxHD 444 codecs (1)
    • native Avid Media Composer support
  • Online tools and downloadable apps

 

(1) ALEXA HD and HD Plus do not include and cannot be upgraded to ARRIRAW, ProRes 2K, DNxHD 444, 4:3 sensor mode, 3D sync, pre-recording or the XR Module.

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 and 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 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