ARRI has simply introduced the newest technology of their iconic ALEXA lineup. The ALEXA 35 sports activities a model new native 4K Tremendous 35 sensor which produces 17 stops of dynamic vary, 2.5 stops greater than the earlier technology and higher low gentle efficiency.
The two.5 additional stops of dynamic vary break right down to 1.5 stops extra within the highlights, and an extra cease within the shadows, offering a wider vary for HDR Images.
Coupled with stray gentle suppression within the digicam and lens, the ALEXA 35 will probably be extra versatile in quite a lot of lighting situations on set, whereas managing low noise and picture sensitivity with settings starting from EI 160 to EI6400. Shooters also can apply an Enhanced Sensitivity Mode between EI 2560 and EI 6400, producing a fair cleaner picture in low gentle.
ARRI has additionally included its new REVEAL Coloration Science, to offer a better palette of richer colours, and ARRI Textures, to take full benefit of the digicam’s new 4.6K ALEV 4 CMOS picture sensor for improved picture high quality and “in digicam creativity.” The digicam also can seize as much as 120 frames per second (FPS).
REVEAL Coloration Science is the collective moniker for a collection of recent picture processing steps that the ALEXA 35 makes use of internally for ARRIRAW processing.
It consists of an improved debayering algorithm for cleaner composites, a brand new shade engine with a wider shade gamut, and a brand new LOG-C4 encoding to benefit from the broader dynamic vary. The ALEXA 35 additionally has new LogC4 LUTs for higher shade constancy.
“I used to be so impressed by the latitude of the sensor,” mentioned Seamus McGarvey, ASC, “and I beloved the way it depicts colours as vividly as a stained-glass window. It’s a game-changer.”
The 4.6K Tremendous 35 picture sensor additionally takes benefit of a wider vary of digicam lenses, each fashionable and classic, anamorphic and spherical, and even giant format, to offer cinematographers better flexibility in capturing a picture in 4K.
In the meantime, ARRI Textures provides filmmakers the power to regulate the character and grain construction of their picture for the very first time, like selecting a set movie inventory for its emulsion.
ARRI has additionally made the ALEXA 35 smaller, packing all these new options into an Alexa Mini-sized physique. It weighs round 6 kilos (slightly below 3kg) and incorporates a easy menu construction and help for 1TB and 2TB Codec drives an HDR succesful MVF-2 viewfinder.
The digicam can seize a complete of 18 separate recording codecs, together with ARRIRAW, Apple ProRes with in-camera down-sampling, and anamorphic de-squeezing.
The ALEXA 35 is a 24-volt system and is powered by ARRI’s new B Mount batteries.
It’s supported by a full suite of on-line instruments, and may also be managed by standalone apps utilizing ARRI’s iPad or iPad Digicam Companion App, ARRI Reference Software, and the ARRIRaw HDE Transcoder.
The digicam appears to come back in two configurations, the ALEXA 35 Studio Set, and the ALEXA 35 Light-weight Set.
No phrase on pricing or availability simply but, however you possibly can wager it’ll be on full show at CineGear in June. Extra particulars might be discovered on the ARRI Website.
[source – ARRI]