ALEXA XT

ALEXA XT

The Original - Reloaded

The ALEXA XT (Xtended Technology) cameras add a number of significant and unique features to the ALEXA family: a Super 35 sensor with Open Gate and 4:3 sensor modes, in-camera ARRIRAW up to 120 fps, ProRes 4444 XQ, ProRes 3.2K, internal ND filter, Lens Data System, integrated CDL capture, ARRIRAW checksum, included anamorphic de-squeeze and high speed licenses, new viewfinder mounting bracket as well as a new, super silent fan. These features will expand on the benefits that have already made ALEXA such an extraordinary success – highest overall image quality and lowest overall production cost through reliability, ergonomics and efficient workflows.

ALEXA Classic & ALEXA XT 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
    • 180° 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 XT Family Features

FEATURES FOR ALL ALEXA XT CAMERAS
  • Open Gate Super 35 sensor
    • Open Gate mode: for VFX, upscale to 4K, reposition, resize, rotate or stabilize
    • 4:3 mode: unique tall sensor is ideal for anamorphic lenses
    • 4:3 mode: increased post flexibility for spherical lenses
  • In-camera ARRIRAW
    • highest ALEXA image quality, uncompressed and unencrypted
    • up to 120 fps in full image quality
    • stores ASC Color Decision List (CDL) in metadata
    • ARRIRAW checksum for safer and faster downloading
  • Powerful and unique ProRes & DNxHD options
    • ProRes 4444 XQ: high data rate (500 Mbit/s) = high quality images
    • ProRes 3.2K: ideal for 4K UHD up-sample
    • High speed ProRes or DNxHD onto XR Capture Drives or CFast 2.0 cards
  • High quality internal full-spectrum ND filters (4)
    • neutral color balance at all densities
    • internal filter holder reduces weight, reflections and hassle
    • 8 full-spectrum neutral density (FSND) filters available from ND 0.3 to ND 2.4
  • Flexibility of recording media
    • XR Capture Drive 512 GB
    • SxS PRO or SxS PRO+ memory cards
    • CFast 2.0 memory cards
  • Built-in Lens Data System (LDS)
    • more efficient workflow on-set and in post
    • Lens Data Archive (LDA) for use with non-LDS lenses
  • Included anamorphic de-squeeze and high speed licenses
  • Viewfinder Mounting Bracket VMB-3
    • improved operating comfort and flexibility
    • strong and rigid construction
    • special hard, low friction anodizing on all moving parts
    • 15 mm lightweight rods hold viewfinder mount
    • built-in bubble level
  • Super silent ALEXA XT fan

(4) only for alexa xt, alexa xt m and alexa xt plus. Alexa xt studio has its own motorized nd filter solution.

ALEXA XT UNIQUE FEATURES
  • Smallest and lightest ALEXA XT camera
  • Most affordable ALEXA XT camera