ALEXA Classic EV

ALEXA Classic EV

The Original

The first camera on the scene remains at the center of the family; it is the keystone of a modular and upgradeable system with exceptional image performance that is simple to operate, reliable in even the most extreme environments and versatile enough to cover a wide range of workflow and budget requirements. Whether your production is destined for the cinema or television, ALEXA will empower you to tell your story in exactly the way you think it should be told, with pictures of breathtaking richness and detail.

The original ALEXA comes with a 16:9 sensor and the original SxS Module that accepts two SxS PRO or SxS PRO+ cards for recording in-camera ProRes or DNxHD. ARRIRAW recording is possible with an external recorder.

ALEXA Classic EV Features

  • 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
    • future proof for High Dynamic Range (HDR) displays
    • 16 bit in-camera processing
    • gentle highlight roll-off
    • low noise floor
    • holds up extremely well when over or underexposed
  • Sharp, natural images in 16:9 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
  • Multiple recording and monitoring options
    • record/playback ARRIRAW, ProRes or DNxHD
    • great choice of 7 recording formats
    • ARRI Look Files (ALF-1) for custom looks 
    • flexible on-set monitoring
    • embedded rich metadata in ARRIRAW, ProRes, DNxHD and HD-SDI out
    • uncompressed, unencrypted raw sensor data
    • maximum image quality from ALEXA
    • greatest flexibility in post
    • best option for future-proof archiving
    • published in SMPTE RDD 30 and 31
  • In-camera Apple ProRes
    • small files through compressed color image data
    • native Final Cut Pro X support
    • ProRes HD and 2K
    • ProRes 422, 422 HQ, 4444
    • pre-recording
  • DNxHD
    • small files through compressed color image data
    • native Avid Media Composer support
    • DNxHD 145, DNxHD 220x and DNxHD 444
    • MXF wrapped files (SMPTE standard compliant)
  • Flexible on-set monitoring
    • two independent monitoring outputs
    • streaming metadata in HD-SDI for immediate use
  • Stand-alone applications
    • ARRIRAW Converter (ARC)
    • ARRI Color Tool (ACT)
    • ARRI Meta Extract (AME)
  • Stand-alone online tools
    • ALEXA Camera Simulator
    • ARRI Lens Illumination Guide
    • ALEXA Frameline Composer
    • LUT Generator
  • Shared code with third parties
  • 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
    • three auto-switching power inputs
  • Intuitive, easy to use controls
    • same interface on all ALEXA models
    • on-camera and EVF-1 controls 
    • remote control through WCU-4, RCU-4 and Web Remote
  • 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
  • Compatibility with industry standards
    • Super 35 PL mount and Panavision 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
  • Shared code through ARRI Partner Program
    • ARRIRAW Software Developers Kit (SDK)
    • ARRI Metadata Bridge (AMB) library
    • White papers and information about ARRI color science
  • Flexible upgrade options
    • upgradable in-camera recording module
    • upgradable electronics interface module (Plus side panel)
    • Exchangeable Lens Mount (ELM)
    • free Software Update Packets (SUPs)
    • new features through purchase of license
  • Long and reliable product cycles