Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:43 pm

+1 for this. Definitely interested in an arriraw option
Brian Hanson
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Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:55 pm

Thank you Markus for the update!
Looking forward to hearing about any progress on ARRIRAW, which would be a great option to extent the longevity of our investment in ARRI. However, I still find the explanation for the lack of 4:3 unsatisfactory. Would there be any way to retroactively certify our sensors? And why are they not all certified to the same specs in the first place, given that they are advertised as essentially the same sensor as Alexa's?

Please compare (they're the same) and note how the Amira description specifically mentions anamorphic lenses: ... e_quality/ ... e_quality/

From a production-standpoint it makes no sense to me to intentionally divide your assembly line of the same sensors in order to give differing certifications...unless it's for the purpose of artificial market-differentiation. I really hope this can be addressed in some way as the 1.3x anamorphic option is greatly limited by our choice of lenses available in that format, as I'm sure you're aware. The Amira is already very different from your more expensive options in form-factor (bigger then Mini) & specs (no Lens control etc.) , so why limit your users on something so essential as our choice of lenses? If my $8k Sony FS7 offers it, don't you think the Amira should keep up with the competition?

Thank you in advance for any further explanation and consideration.

Nicolas Doldinger
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Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:05 pm

Hi Markus,

Thanks for the update. I look forward to hearing about this option!


Andrew Huebscher
Los Angeles
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Tue May 01, 2018 5:56 pm

Thanks for the update Markus!

Glad to hear ARRIRAW is in conversation for Amira, that is very exciting.

Also still echoing the sentiments of the forum for a 4:3 mode / 2x de-squeeze as well. Would love to hear that is part of the conversation as well in the near future.
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Tue May 08, 2018 12:32 pm

thanks for all your feedback,
the requirement for 4:3 is understood, but sensor qualification is really an issue. Even though the sensors technically are the same, the AMIRA sensors are only qualified in the 16x9 sensor area and not in the 4:3 area. This excludes to use them in 4:3.

Moving on with the ARRIRAW testing, we are not planning an official betatest, but we would look for a handful of users willing to test the option and giving us feedback.
Also if there would be nice footage shot with it, we would be interested to use it for our marketing.
Just send me an email if you are interested:
Markus Dürr
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Wed May 16, 2018 6:38 pm

Is there any roadmap for Pro-Res Raw on the Amira and Mini? With the size being much more manageable and playback solid, I am very interested to see if this might be coming in the future.

Ben Hamilton
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Fri May 18, 2018 9:30 am

Dear Ben,

we hear you, size is always an issue.
Right now we're looking into ProRes RAW, but MXF/ARRIRAW is our gold standard wich has full priority.

Jan Heugel
Application Engineer
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Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:12 am



SUP 5.3 is out, 16:9 MXF/ARRIRAW license available now.

Buy or WIN

Jan Heugel
Application Engineer
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