The first presentation of the evening was by Mike Jones, Lighting Division Representative, who introduced some of the TrueBlue line of studio fresnels, the new Broadcaster and Lowcaster handy LED fixtures, the 1.8/1.2K watt daylight HMI with a redesigned lens-less reflector and housing, capable of being plugged into a 20Amp household circuit and the ARRI Studio Ceramic 250 Spotlight, to a mixed and eager audience of cinematographers, camera operators, producers, directors and film school students.
John Newby ASC, Bonnie Blake, SOC & Dianne Farrington, SOC
The Alexa prototype is designed around the AlevIII CMOS sensor, offering an unsurpassed sensitivity and dynamic range at 800 ASA plus offering more tha n two stops faster than its popular predecessor, the reliable D-21 used by top cinematographers as their feature film camera set-up of choice.
The Alexa comes in three camera models with an estimated price range of $69.510 to $180.700 depending of the models. The two entry level models (A-EV/A-EV Plus) utilize a 16:9 area from the sensor and are complemented by the ARRI EVF, the most advanced electronic viewfinder on the market. The high-end model (A-OV-Plus) offers a 4:3 sensor and a rotating mirror shutter linked to an optical viewfinder, ready to support anamorphic PL mount lenses.
Alexa also features several output signals and methods, including T-Link certified on-board recording options, including multiple live HD and Data Mode Stream to ARRIRAW files output supported by ARRIRAW Converter, Digital Vision Nucoda, DVS Clipster, Filmlight Baselight, Glue Tools, Iridas, Avid, and other participants to the ARRIRAW Partner Program. The ARRIRAW workflow is Windows and MacOS platform compatible, allowing the users to choose the best workflow to fit their post-production needs.
describing features of ARRI Relativity software
Attendees to the event "Everything ARRI"
Another component of the ARRI workflow package is the ARRI Relativity software, a powerful suite of post-production tools that offer versatile control to your workflow. Using sophisticated motion estimation and spatial-temporal image filtering, ARRI Relativity software offers Texture Control, (such as adding or subtracting grain), Film Simulation, and Space Time Converter (spatial resampling and frame rate conversion). ARRI Relativity™ software is powered by Pixel Strings™, developed and licensed from Cinnafilm. Arri Relativity allows users to alter images in ways that appear as though they were achieved in-camera. Digital images can take the look of film while film images can be selectively degrained; scenes filmed at particular frame rate can be expanded or contracted to other frame rates, giving to cinematographers a broader range of flexibility while in post-production.
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