The ARRI group is one of the largest manufacturers of professional motion picture equipment’s in the world. They’ve been a huge asset to the film industry in delivering products supporting the film industry in many ways from time to time. And currently ARRI leads the field in digital acquisition with its ALEXA digital camera system, which delivers the highest quality images with minimal noise, wide dynamic range and workflows. At the very start of 2015 Arri has announced the Alexa 65, their 6.5K camera with a 65mm sensor, a camera that would wow the world with what it captures.It’s basically 3 Alexa sensors stitched together vertically, creating a 65mm sensor size.
Getting in a deeper depth towards its tech specs, it’s truly an amazing 65mm digital cinema camera with ARRI A3X CMOS Sensor. It has an Aperture equivalent to 5-perf 65 mm films. And a resolution that ranges to 6560 x 3102. It includes LDS metadata and has the same accessories as all ALEXA XT cameras. Its electronic shutter varies from 5° – 358°, adjustable in 1/10° and incrrements 0.75 to 27 fps. It possesses EI 160 to EI 3200 and the Base is EI 800. And it shoots Uncompressed ArriRAW. The camera sensor size is larger and the dynamic range is wider.
Many are on the edge of their seat waiting to see a film that’s used this camera, a true and wholesome product of the Alexa 65 2D digital camera. If you were to know that the film skyfall was shot by a standard Alexa camera, would you be surprised as to what this new camera can do.
We have seen the usage of relatively same featured cameras from IMAX for big sequences in films like transformers and the interstellar, wherein the IMAX is a 3-d camera that has customized 3-D optics. Whereas on the other hand the Alexa 65 is a 2-D camera on its own.
Our hopes towards viewing a full featured film from the production of the Alexa 65 is answered by the upcoming film sequel Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and 2. The films gonna be launched in 6k…just hope that they would come up with a solution to view it in 6k…Maybe a powerful 6k projector-fingers crossed