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ARRI ALEXA on the stage with Coldplay

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Today's digital cinematography cameras come with a list of specifications that can excite and baffle in equal measures. There seems to be no end to the debate about resolution, dynamic range, noise and depth of field

In a statement released today (and reproduced below in full) ARRI has announced that its Amira camera will can be upgraded to record UHD (not 4K) internally, as UHDProRes

F55: Where does it fit?

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Phil Rhodes holds an F55 for the first time and tells us where he thinks it fits in the digital cinematography marketplace

Arri launch new documentary style camera the Arri Amira

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A new camera from Arri

Major new software upgrade for ARRI ALEXA

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One of the best things about modern cameras is that they just keep getting better - even after you've bought them, they just keep getting better

IBC2013: What We Learned

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In many ways IBC2013 was a quiet show. Yes it boasted record visitor numbers, but few things happened out in Amsterdam that hadn’t been predicted beforehand: namely HEVC-powered 4K is on the horizon, the second screen is increasingly important to broadcasters’ plans, and higher frame-rate imaging is moving closer and closer to mainstream acceptance. Andy Stout looks back on five days in Amsterdam

More details on the ARRI Amira

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I spoke to the ARRI Amira product manager for the new camera to confirm a few things. While some of this is available from ARRI's website, I just wanted to go over the most important things here

Making sense of Sensors - part 2

Published in Technology & Computing

As we saw in my previous article on sensor technology, we can now build sensors with enormous numbers attached to them - if not trivially, at least reliably. Given that current 4K sensors are more than adequate to replace 35mm film in terms of sheer resolution, we need to be careful about turning this into a numbers game.

What's the best shape for a camera? Phil Rhodes has some strong views

Making sense of sensors: Part 1 of 2

Published in Technology & Computing

Film always used to be the main thing that determined how a photograph looked. Now, it's the sensor. So camera manufacturers have taken on a huge extra responsibility!

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