ALEXA SXT Studio

ALEXA SXT Studio

The Flagship

At the pinnacle of the Super 35 format ALEXA range is the ALEXA SXT Studio, featuring a quiet, rotating mirror shutter with adjustable shutter angle and an optical viewfinder that provides real-time, high-contrast images. The ALEXA SXT Studio is a direct response to cinematographers’ requests for a camera that perfectly combines cutting-edge digital image acquisition with traditional elements of the film cameras they have known and trusted for generations. 

ALEXA SXT Family Features

BEST OVERALL IMAGE QUALITY
  • Film-like, organic look
  • High Dynamic Range
    • 14+ stops dynamic range 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 for HD, 2K, 4K UHD and 4K Cine deliverables
  • Unique tall sensor is ideal for anamorphic shooting
  • High Frame Rate (HFR)
    • up to 120 fps in full image quality
  • 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
    • optional mild ARRI Noise Reduction (ANR)
EFFICIENT AND VERSATILE WORKFLOWS
  • Multiple recording and monitoring options
    • record/playback ARRIRAW or ProRes
    • multiple recording media
    • great choice of 14 recording formats
    • ARRI Look Management 
    • super flexible on-set monitoring
    • embedded rich metadata in ARRIRAW, ProRes and HD-SDI out
  • In-camera ARRIRAW
    • 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, 2K, 3.2K and 4K
    • ProRes 422, 422 HQ, 4444 and 4444 XQ
    • in-camera de-squeezed anamorphic formats
    • redundant, safe recording to XR and SXR Capture Drives
    • pre-recording
  • Multiple recording media
    • XR and SXR Capture Drives
    • SxS PRO and SxS PRO+ cards
    • CFast 2.0 cards
  • 14 recording formats
    • Carefully fine-tuned recording options for any production
    • All sensor modes in ARRIRAW and ProRes
    • Multiple resolutions: HD, 2K, 3.2K, 3.4K, 4K UHD and 4K Cine
    • In-camera de-squeezed ProRes for most economical anamorphic shooting
  • ARRI Look Management
    • Comprehensive look management from preproduction to post
      • maintains, protects and shares the cinematographer's intended look on-set, in dailies and in editing
      • wide range of unique looks possible 
      • same look file and tools for ALEXA SXT, ALEXA Mini (SUP 4.0) and AMIRA (SUP 4.0)
      • new ARRI Look File contains name of target color space, CDL values and 3D LUT
    • ARRI Look File is always stored in metadata for
      • live grading on set
      • automated dailies creation
      • editing with looks 
  • Super flexible on-set monitoring
    • High Dynamic Range (HDR) monitoring
    • four independent monitoring outputs
    • Rec 709 or Rec 2020 monitoring output
    • frame grabs in various formats and resolutions
    • 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
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
    • ARRIRAW checksum for safe and fast downloading
    • 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 internal Full Spectrum Neutral Density (FSND) filters
    • neutral color balance at all densities from ND 0.3 to ND 2.4
  • High quality electronic viewfinder
  • Powerful assistive displays, including 
    • surround view
    • anamorphic de-squeeze
    • false color exposure check
    • smooth mode for better motion portrayal
    • peaking focus check
    • electronic horizon
    • 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
    • Super 35 PL mount and Panavision mount lenses
    • Apple ProRes, HD-SDI
    • SxS PRO, SxS PRO+ and CFast 2.0 cards
    • Gold mount or V-lock on-board batteries
    • 12 or 24 V power inputs and outputs
    • support for ARRI ECS and cmotion cvolution wireless lens control systems
  • Shared code through ARRI Partner Program
    • ARRIRAW Software Developers Kit (SDK)
    • ARRI Look Management library
    • Camera Access Protocol (CAP)
    • 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)
  • Long and reliable product cycles