Samsung Selects ARRI ALEXA Footage for New Onyx Cinema LED Screens


  • Films shot with ARRI’s award-winning ALEXA camera system chosen to showcase the 4K cinema screens capabilities.
  • ARRI will also work with Samsung to provide technical support for productions.
  • ARRI ALEXA technology has proven to deliver best image quality.

Munich/Los Angeles – In an effort to present the best visuals in exhibition technology, Samsung has selected footage captured with ARRI ALEXA cameras for their new Onyx 4K cinema LED displays. By using an array of modular LED panels to replace cinema projectors, the Samsung Cinema LED displays offer a completely new format of a cinema screen to enhance movie experiences. The technology displays Ultra Contrast with true blacks, high dynamic range and P3 color with supreme accuracy. To showcase this advancement in film exhibition, Samsung chose the productions LIQUID SUNSHINE, shot on ALEXA Mini by Luo Pan, and FACE TO FACE, shot by Tom Faehrmann on newly released ALEXA LF cameras.

ARRI’s Team Lead in Image Science, Harald Brendel comments: “The new Samsung Cinema screen impressed us with its HDR technology and remarkable rendition of images. Footage shot on the ARRI ALEXA LF camera are displayed with stunning effects. We are pleased Samsung has recognized ALEXA images as the highest quality to demonstrate their new displays.

Motion pictures shot with the ALEXA have been highly acclaimed. Since the camera’s release, Best Cinematography Oscar winners captured on ALEXA include BLADE RUNNER 2049, THE REVENANT, BIRDMAN (OR THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE), GRAVITY, LIFE OF PI and HUGO. ALEXA technology has also proven to deliver optimal images for High Dynamic Range viewing experiences.

“At Samsung, we strive to provide our customers with the highest quality products across industries, including film and production,” said Bill Mandel, Vice President, Industry Relations at Samsung Research America. “Choosing ARRI ALEXA for our new Onyx Cinema LED screens was a logical next step in our quest for delivering the best movie watching experience for consumers around the world.

”ARRI will also work with Samsung to provide technical support in prep, on-set, and post for productions that want to use the full capabilities of the Onyx Cinema screen. Samsung has already installed two screens in South Korea, and one each in Zurich, Bangkok, and Shanghai. The first U.S. theater to offer the technology will be in Los Angeles.

About ARRI:

Arnold & Richter Cine Technik (ARRI) is a global company within the motion picture media industry, employing around 1,500 staff worldwide. The company was founded in 1917 in Munich, Germany, where the headquarters is still located today. Other subsidiaries exist in Europe, North and South America, Asia, and Australia.

The ARRI Group consists of five business units: Camera Systems, Lighting, Media, Rental, and Medical. ARRI is a leading designer and manufacturer of camera and lighting systems for the film and broadcast industry, with a worldwide distribution and service network. It is also an integrated media service provider in the fields of film post- and coproduction, international sales, as well as equipment rental, supplying camera, lighting, and grip packages to professional productions. ARRI Medical focuses on the use of core imaging technologies for surgical applications.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has recognized ARRI’s engineers and their contributions to the industry with 19 Scientific and Technical Awards.

For locations and more information please visit www.arri.com.

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