AMIRA, the brand new documentary style camera by ARRI, made its worldwide debut at Dublin’s Digital Biscuit conference this week, and we're slowly learning more about this intriguing camera
What's the best shape for a camera? Phil Rhodes has some strong views
Could the Amira be the ultimate indie digital cinema camera?
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.
Can you make a feature film with an iPhone? Well, "yes" is the answer if you don't mind a slightly fuzzy-looking picture on a big screen, and if you sit far enough away, but you can certainly get a cinematic "look" if you use cinema-type techniques when you make your film, and some software to give your work its finishing touches.