ARRI launches the next era of digital cinematography with new ALEXA 35 camera
The ALEXA 35 is a 4K Super 35 camera that takes digital cinematography to unprecedented levels.
The ALEXA 35 is the smallest, full-featured ARRI production camera ever, packing the features and processing power of a larger ALEXA into a mini-sized body that can record native 4K at up to 120fps.
Quick and easy operation is ensured through numerous usability enhancements and a simple menu structure that will be intuitively familiar to crews. ALEXA 35 is the best camera A, camera B and action camera on the market, all in one.
- 17 stops of dynamic range (2.5 more stops than previous ALEXA cameras, with filmic highlight roll-off)
- Easier to handle any lighting conditions, more flexible in post
- The best possible source for HDR projects
- Improved sensitivity: lower noise, higher ISO
- EI 160 to EI 6400, with color accuracy maintained at all exposure levels
- Enhanced Sensitivity option for even cleaner images in low light
- True-to-life colors
- Natural and beautifully rendered skin tones
- Subtler tonal variations for immersive and emotionally powerful images
- Easy workflow with REVEAL Color Science
- More on-set creative control than ever before
- ARRI Textures let you tune how ALEXA 35 ‘sees’ the world
- Evolving menu of textures for different shooting environments and visual styles
ARRI Alexa 35 –
- Sensor Type: Super 35 format ARRI ALEV 4 CMOS sensor with Bayer pattern color filter arraySensor Maximum Number of Photosites and Size: 4608 x 316427.99 x 19.22 mm / 1.102x 0.757″
Ø 33.96 mm / 1.337″Sensor Frame Rates: 0.75 – 120 fpsWeight: ∼2.9 kg / 6.4 lbs (camera body with three antennas and LPL Mount (LBUS))Photosite Pitch: 6.075 μm
Fast and easy operation
ALEXA 35 is the smallest fully featured ARRI production camera ever, packing the features and processing power of a larger ALEXA into a Mini-sized body that can record native 4K at up to 120 fps. Fast and easy operation is assured through numerous usability improvements and a simple menu structure that will be intuitively familiar to crews. ALEXA 35 is the best A-camera, B-camera, and action camera on the market, all rolled into one.
ARRI has long stuck to its original sensor design for the ALEXA, refusing to squeeze out extra pixels that could cause the image to suffer. However, now 12 years after the debut of the original ALEXA, ARRI has created a new Super 35mm sensor with 4K resolution without compromising on image. The new sensor features 17 stops of dynamic range with filmic highlight roll-off, thanks to 1.5 stops of higher highlight sensitivity and 1 stop more of shadow sensitivity. The sensor provides more contrast, sensitivity, and colors, and is so improved over previous ALEXA sensors that during the development of the camera, ARRI engineers found stray light contamination between the lens and sensor, the downside of a longer range. dynamic range so great, which led to the development of stray light suppression technology in the camera and five new lens mounts developed just for Alexa 35 to help you get the cleanest images. Relentlessly pursuing the most out of your cameras, and getting the widest dynamic range for your images is the ARRI way, and the ALEXA 35 exemplifies this.
With its native 4K Super 35 4:3 sensor, the ALEXA 35 can be used with the vast global inventory of existing lenses: modern and vintage, anamorphic and spherical, Super 35 and large format, so you can comfortably use your favorite glass. Equip the new ALEXA 35 with the existing ARRI LPL (LBUS) mount, use the ARRI PL to LPL adapter, or for EF mount glass, use the ARRI EF (LBUS) mount, and the stray light suppression system on the camera will work with any combination of lens and lens mount. However, for the best contrast, use one of the new lens mounts optimized for stray light; ARRI PL mount (LBUS) and ARRI PL mount (Hirose). The new MVF-2 viewfinder combines the familiar shape and controls of the previous model with a 500 cd/m² screen that supports HDR viewing. Mechanically, ARRI has developed a wide range of mounting and support accessories for the ALEXA 35 for improved ergonomics and easy integration with your initial workflow. These accessories are available individually or in several pre-packaged sets.
REVEAL the science of color and images
To take advantage of the capabilities of the new sensor, ARRI has developed its own new color science that provides more realistic skin tones of all types and can reproduce subtle tonal variations. This allows you to capture images with a palette that varies from robust saturated colors to soft pastels. REVEAL color science uses a larger color space than the REC 2020 color space, but does not include virtual colors (colors that humans cannot see), giving you a broad palette that is easy to manage in post-production for fast color timing and simpler color space conversions. In addition, the new color space is compatible with ACES.
REVEAL also uses an improved de-Bayering algorithm for improved color fidelity and cleaner edges, excellent for green and blue screen work. ARRI has also developed a new Log C tone curve, Log C4, to handle the expanded dynamic range of the sensor, and new lookup tables (LUTs) to work with Log C4. REVEAL color science can also be used to process Alexa Mini LF and ALEXA LF’s ARRIRAW which, while lacking the expanded dynamic range of the new sensor, provides cleaner color edges and easier grading of your LF and Mini LF images. Another nifty feature, available with the ALEXA 35, is what ARRI calls Textures. Textures can be chosen in-camera as Look files, or as a select film stock. Each texture file is a combination of 30 image settings, and different textures can be selected for a variety of imaging needs to match shooting conditions for skin tones and sharpness.