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Tag Archive: ALEXA

This is one fine reel. Pretty awesome aerial shots. Done with ARRI ALEXA and RED EPIC.

via Vimeo

Jim Jannard said something regarding ALEXA vs. EPIC:

There is a lot of controversy about the Alexa vs. EPIC. Rightly so.

(This post was done in response to misinformation that seems to be spreading… I’d probably do a more elegant take if I could wind back the clock)

Here is the official RED take on the subject.

The Alexa makes great images. No question about it.

The EPIC makes great images. No question about it.

The Alexa is a small camera.

The EPIC is a smaller camera… about 1/3 the size of an Alexa.

EPIC has 6 times the resolution of Alexa. (as normally shot). EPIC has 5 times more measured resolution comparing best case for each cameras.

Alexa has a stop more native dynamic range than EPIC. Good on them.

EPIC has 3 stops more DR than Alexa using HDRx. Good on us.

EPIC is mostly ownable.

Alexa is mostly rentable.

(probably not a necessary point to post)

EPIC is modular. You can upgrade parts and pieces of EPIC. Even the just announced RED Dragon sensor is an upgrade.

Alexa is modular (Alexa-M). You can split apart the sensor and tether to the electronics. A different type of modular… and this is a different model Alexa than everyone owns so far.

Arri is a 70 year old company. RED is a 5 year old company. RED is scary. Arri apparently is not.

Alexa shoots 1080P Prores to a flash card or 2K uncompressed RAW to a Codex box.

EPIC shoots 5K to an SSD.

Alexa shoots 1080P at 60fps.

EPIC shoots 5K @ 120fps.

EPIC can shoot high res stills at 5K.

It should be noted that Sony has announced a new 4K camera… the F65. While I’m not sure how 8K x 2K outputs to 4K, this is a serious introduction to the industry and should be considered as an real alternative. We especially like that Sony has acknowledged the importance of 4K. Coupled with Sony’s 4K projectors… it appears that 4K is here as the new standard. Rightfully so. Film would be proud.


Read more at REDUSER.net

ARRI announces the development of ALEXA High Speed, Anamorphic De-Squeeze & more.

Read more at ARRI.com

The new ten-episodes TV series Game of thrones, which is based on the fantasy book series A Song of Ice and Fire, by George R.R. Martin is shot on ARRI ALEXA and launches on April 17th.

Alik Sakharov, ASC and Marco Pontecorvo, AIC, shared cinematographic duties on the show, though Matt Jensen took over for Pontecorvo when he left the series to direct a feature. The production shot with ARRI ALEXA digital cameras in Northern Ireland and Malta. Camera equipment was supplied by ARRI Media in London, while the lighting package came from ARRI Lighting Rental.

Read more at ARRI.de

ARRI just released version 3.1 of its ALEXA firmware.

Key features are:

  • Full support for both the ALEXA and ALEXA Plus cameras.
  • Integrated functionality with the ARRI Wireless Remote System (WRS) lens controller. This includes both generations of the ARRI transceiver module, known as the Yellow Radio and the White Radio.
  • Communication with the new ARRI Remote Control Unit (RCU-4)
  • Lens Data System (LDS) display on the ALEXA Plus. A later SUP will also capture this information in metadata.
  • Dual SxS card recording. Both card slots can be set to capture identical files simultaneously, making backup file transfers faster.
  • ARRIRAW frame grabs. In addition to the other formats already available, frame grabs can be captured in ARRIRAW.


ARRI Tech Talk on ALEXA SUP 3.0 by Marc Shipman-Mueller:

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