ARRI AMIRA Large Format, Digital Camera

ARRI AMIRA Large Format, Digital Camera

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ARRI AMIRA Large Format, Digital Camera

AMIRA is a truly versatile camera that combines exceptional image quality and affordable CFast 2.0 workflows with an ergonomic design optimized for single-operator use and extended shoulder-mounted operation. Ready to pick up and shoot straight out of the camera bag, AMIRA is hardy enough to take anywhere and features in-camera grading with preloaded 3D LUTs, as well as 200 fps slow motion. It is suitable for a great variety of production types, from TV drama and low-budget movies to nature films, sports coverage, commercials, reportage, branded content, and multi-camera live TV. Wherever you are headed and whatever you need to shoot, let AMIRA be your companion.

The perfect tool for your job

• ALEXA image quality up to 200 fps
• Single-user ergonomics and perfect shoulder balance
• Cost-efficient in-camera grading
• Safe, future-proof investment

Recording options up to 4K UHD

AMIRA utilizes the same sensor as ARRI’s ALEXA cameras and delivers the same phenomenal image quality via a range of recording formats that suit different production needs. Rec 709 or Log C images can be recorded using ProRes codecs at resolutions up to 3.2K and frame rates up to 200 fps. With the 4K UHD option, AMIRA can record ProRes codecs in 3840 x 2160 Ultra High Definition. At the other end of the spectrum, AMIRA’s ability to record low-bandwidth, XDCAM-compatible MPEG-2 allows television productions to integrate it into typical broadcast environments and workflows.

Since all of these formats are recorded to in-camera CFast 2.0 cards with super-quick data rates, the route into postproduction is simplified and costs per GB are reduced, making high-quality image pipelines available even to low-budget productions.

Beautiful skin tones and natural colors

No other digital camera is trusted so widely and profoundly in film and television industries worldwide as ALEXA, and since AMIRA shares the same build and image quality, it is an equally trustworthy tool. Whether you are recording in HD, 2K, 3.2K, or 4K UHD, AMIRA will capture vibrant, life-like images in any situation, rendering natural, organic colors and skin tones of breathtaking texture, beauty, and accuracy.

14+ stops dynamic range and low noise

With a dynamic range of more than 14 stops, incredibly low noise levels, and subtle highlight handling, AMIRA offers superior image quality that will look fantastic in any distribution format. It is suitable for countless different kinds of production, but especially for projects where handheld camerawork and single-operator usability are key factors. In unscripted and fast-moving situations, AMIRA’s dynamic range means camera operators don’t have to worry about losing highlight details in bright sunlight or shadow details in dim interiors.

Single-user ergonomics

AMIRA boots up quickly and can be used straight out of the bag by a single user, with no setting up, no rigging, and no delays. In the time it takes to pick up the camera and lift it to an operator’s shoulder, AMIRA will be ready to record, making it perfect for ‘run-and-gun’ shoots where the action is unpredictable and the camerawork responsive. Integrated, motorized ND filters as well as zebra and false color tools aid exposure control, while an advanced peaking function makes accurate focusing easy and swift.

Perfect shoulder balance

User comfort and control are fundamental principles of the AMIRA concept. Sliding dovetails allow the camera to be perfectly shoulder-balanced, whatever combination of lens, microphone, accessories and battery happens to be in use. A super-slim waistline means AMIRA can be tucked in close to the operator’s center of balance, helping to make it comfortable for handheld work over extended periods – a vital requirement for single-operator projects and ENG shoots. For situations requiring the smallest possible setup, AMIRA’s S16 HD recording mode allows the use of compact and lightweight Super 16 lenses.

Unlimited flexibility with 3D LUTs

With 3D LUTs, literally, any look that can be imagined can be created. They offer unlimited flexibility in an image or color processing, opening up a whole world of personalized emotional expression. Besides the 3D LUT-based looks, many individual modifications of the image can be implemented on set, including those familiar to 2/3” ENG-style camera operators, as well as classic cine-style adjustments. Through simple menus, parameters such as CDL (offset, slope, power, saturation), white balance, knee, and black gamma can be tweaked, allowing a perfectly graded Rec 709 image to be recorded or outputted by AMIRA. Remote live painting of these and other image parameters is possible in Multicam mode.

Huge variety of lens options

AMIRA can be used with an extremely wide range of lenses, depending upon which lens mount and recording option is selected. The LDS PL mount accommodates cine-style PL lenses, including those compatible with the ARRI Lens Data System, which allows lens metadata to be recorded via the ARRI Electronic Control System. The B4 lens mount permits the use of 2/3” video-style B4 lenses, while the PL to B4 adapter allows instant interchangeability between the two. Finally, the EF lens mount provides compatibility with widespread and affordable stills photography lenses. Lens mounts can be exchanged in under one minute.

Super 16 recording mode

The AMIRA S16 HD recording mode takes a Super 16-sized crop from the sensor and scales it to a 16:9 HD picture in any ProRes codec. There are many different benefits of this mode. Super 16 lenses are an economical option for productions, but they also tend to be smaller and lighter than 35 mm optics; in particular, Super 16 zooms offer a better ratio of the zoom range to size and weight than 35 mm can offer. Working with vintage Super 16 prime lenses provides an opportunity to create looks that bring a sense of life and texture to the digital image in a totally organic way. The S16 HD mode can also be used to effectively extend the focal length of 35 mm lenses by a factor of 1.8, providing an almost instantaneous method of getting closer to a subject.

ARRI product quality – rugged and reliable

With a solid internal skeleton that guarantees camera and lens stability, AMIRA is a highly durable product constructed of the strongest possible materials. Sealed and capsulated electronics provide top-level protection against humidity and dust, while integrated thermal core results in an exceptionally efficient cooling system. All of this means that productions can take AMIRA anywhere and shoot anything, safe in the knowledge that it will not let them down. Whether on a Hollywood sound stage or a remote documentary location, technical delays cost money – money that could be saved by working with AMIRA


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