Arri have just announced that they are going big with a new Digital Cinema Camera the Alexa 65 which features a 65mm sensor recording at 6K resolution. At 3x the size of a standard s35mm sensor the new Alexa65 will be available for rental only at this stage.
At the heart of the ALEXA 65 is the A3X sensor; the largest high-performance motion picture sensor available on the market today. The sensor has a 54.12 mm x 25.59 mm active imaging area, which is even larger than the film gate of ARRI’s 765 65 mm film Camera.
The maximum recordable resolution from the A3X sensor is 6560 x 3102 photosites, with a Dynamic Range of more than 14 stops. The sensor design is based on the same photosite technology as the ALEXA XT, therefore image attributes such as colorimetry and dynamic range will match well with any member of the ALEXA family. This allows productions the freedom to mix the use of 35 mm format ALEXA XT cameras with the larger 65 mm format ALEXA 65, without having to worry about adopting different workflows or any additional color correction of images in postproduction.
Arri press release.
- 65mm Digital Cinema Camera
- ARRI A3X CMOS sensor
- 5-perf 65mm (full camera aperture)
- 6560 x 3102 resolution (maximum recordable)
- 54.12 x 25.58 mm Sensor size (active image area)
- Weight: 10.5 kg / 23.2 lb
- ARRI XPL Mount (64mm diameter)
- 200 – 3200 ISO. Base is 800 ISO
- Dynamic Range: >14 stops
- Uncompressed ARRIRAW
- LDS metadata
- Electronic Shutter 5° – 358°, adjustable in 1/10° increments
- 0.75 to 27 fps (upgrade to 60 fps planned for early 2015)
For the glass ARRI has rehoused some Hasselblad 65mm lenses- both primes and zooms. These include a 50-110 mm Zoom 65, as well as 8 primes with a range of 24mm to 300mm. Arri has also said the Codex Vault will “handle RAW data from regular ALEXAs as well as from the ALEXA 65.”
Pricing and availability is as yet unknown.
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