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The Flagship

RTEmagicC_ALEXA-Studio_4-3_s_01.jpgAt the pinnacle of the range is the ALEXA Studio, featuring a quiet, adjustable mirror shutter and an optical viewfinder that provides a real-time, high contrast image with true colors. The Studio is a direct response to cinematographers’ requests for a camera that perfectly combines cutting edge digital image-making with traditional elements of the film cameras they have known and trusted for generations.

RTEmagicC_ALEXA-Studio_s.jpgAnother key feature of the ALEXA Studio is its 4:3 sensor, which makes it the only digital camera (aside from the ARRIFLEX D-21) to boast true anamorphic capability. Anamorphic lenses create a unique, cinematic look that has been appreciated by directors and cinematographers for over half a century, and cannot be created in post.

ALEXA Classic Family Features


  • Film-like, organic look
  • High Dynamic Range
    • 14+ stops exposure latitude over the entire EI range as measured with the ARRI Dynamic Range Test Chart
    • extended, clean highlights
    • extremely low noise floor
    • holds up extremely well when over or underexposed
    • future proof for High Dynamic Range (HDR) displays
  • Sharp, natural images for HD, 2K, 4K UHD or 4K Cine deliverables
  • High sensitivity
    • true base sensitivity of EI 800
    • adjustable from EI 160 to EI 3200
  • ARRI color science
    • natural color reproduction, especially for skin tones
    • excellent color separation
    • great at resolving mixed color temperature sources
  • Multiple in-camera recording options
    • ARRIRAW (1, 2), ProRes or DNxHD
    • Log C or Rec 709 gamma
    • ARRI Look Files for custom looks
    • embedded rich metadata in all file formats
  • ARRIRAW (1)
    • uncompressed, unencrypted raw sensor data
    • 16:9 or 4:3 sensor modes (3)
    • greatest image quality from ALEXA
    • greatest flexibility in post
    • best option for future-proof archiving
  • Apple ProRes
    • ProRes 422, 422 HQ, 4444 and 4444 XQ (2)
    • HD or 2K recording resolutions, 16:9 or 4:3 sensor modes (1, 3)
    • pre-recording (1)
    • native Final Cut Pro X support
  • DNxHD
    • DNxHD 145, DNxHD 220x and DNxHD 444 (1)
    • MXF wrapped files (SMPTE standard compliant)
    • native Avid Media Composer support
  • Two independent HD-SDI outputs
    • optional ARRI Look Files for custom looks
    • streaming metadata
    • 180º image rotation for Steadicam low mode
  • Online tools and downloadable apps
  • ARRI Product Quality
  • Rugged and reliable
    • sealed electronics compartment
    • unique cooling system
    • stable lens mount/sensor holder
    • continuous file closing protects footage
    • self-healing metadata
  • Intuitive, easy to use controls
    • same interface on all ALEXA models
  • High quality electronic viewfinder
  • Powerful assistive displays, including
    • surround view
    • false color exposure check
    • smooth mode for better motion portrayal
    • peaking focus check
    • compare stored image with live image
    • RETURN IN video
  • Well balanced, ergonomic body design
  • Global ARRI service network
  • Compatibility with industry standards
    • PL mount lenses
    • Apple ProRes, Avid DNxHD, HD-SDI, SxS PRO, SxS PRO+ cards
    • Gold mount or V-lock on-board batteries
    • 12 or 24 V power inputs and outputs
    • support for ARRI and cmotion cvolution wireless lens control systems
    • ARRIRAW support through ARRI Partner Program and ARRIRAW SDK
  • Numerous upgrade options
    • upgradable in-camera recording module (XR Module)
    • upgradable electronics interface module (Plus side panel)
    • Exchangeable Lens Mount (ELM)
    • easy and powerful free Software Update Packets (SUPs)
    • new features through purchase of license
  • Long and reliable product cycles
  • Top of the Line ALEXA Camera
    • Exceptional image quality
    • Efficient and versatile workflows
    • ARRI product quality
    • Simple and safe operation
    • Fully loaded: includes anamorphic de-squeeze and high speed licenses
  • Optical Viewfinder
    • Zero delay, artifact-free, natural motion portrayal
    • Bright and sharp full color image
    • Accurate color fidelity and white balance
    • Best way to judge focus
    • Easy on the eye
    • Works without power
    • Compatible with 8x and 10x 435 and 8x ARRICAM eyepieces, extensions and heated eyecups
    • Spherical or anamorphic viewing, optic blocks for 2x or 1.3x anamorphic de-squeeze available
    • Can be replaced with ALEXA Electronic Viewfinder
  • Rotating Mirror Shutter
    • No rolling shutter artifacts
  • 4:3 Super 35 Active Sensor Area
    • Ideal for anamorphic shoots
    • Room for vertical repositioning of spherical images

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