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More details on the ARRI Amira

Published in Production

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

Popular though the Arri Alexa is, some people have been deterred from recording the Raw output by the requirement for the camera to be tethered to an outboard recorder which sometimes cost as much to rent as the camera itself! RedShark contributor Freya reports

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.

Compact Flash goes super speed with CFast 2.0

Published in Technology & Computing

The mystery memory card format to be used by the Arri Amira is revealed it all its glory by Sandisk with their new range of super fast cards

 Hidden under the surface, there are some very big changes happening with the big manufacturers

The new ALEXA XST is a technological tour-de-force that uses ARRI's classic sensor. How does it get 4K from this less-than-4K imager? And what are the advantages of this approach?

 Here's another chance to read this great article by Phil Rhodes on why cameras need global shutters. Cheaper, cinematic cameras come with a cost - they tend to have Rolling Shutters, which means that rapid movement can be skewed. The ability to buy cameras with global shutters at all price points can't come soon enough, according to Phil Rhodes

Shooting on the Arri Alexa in a 4K UHD future

Published in Production

Think the ARRI Alexa only does HD? Think again!

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!

Arri release new watch!

Published in Business

Sony have developed a software updateable watch, Apple are rumoured to be developing the iWatch, so perhaps ARRI didn’t want to feel left out of the party, hence the announcement of the dop1, a new "cinematography watch" from Arri

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