Arri Rental Adds Functionality to Alexa 65 Camera System

Available exclusively through Arri Rentals, the Arri Alexa 65 has already been supplied to numerous high-profile motion picture projects, some using it as the main unit camera throughout production and others using it as a specialist camera for sequences that require extreme levels of image quality.

Behind the Alexa 65’s latest system updates are pioneering technology advances that will also be featured in Arri’s new-generation Alexa SXT cameras. The updated Alexa 65 now supports 2 TB SXR capture drives — offering over 40 minutes of recording time at the full 6560 x 3100 sensor resolution.

The new SXR capture drive technology also offers very high recording data rates, allowing 60 fps uncompressed recording at full resolution. It also facilitates a faster offload time, delivering a quicker, more streamlined workflow solution with the Alexa 65 Vault S and Vault XL Lab 65 systems.

A scaled-up version of the Alexa XT IFM-1 in-camera ND filter system is also now available for the Alexa 65. The new IFM-65 allows the cameras to use behind the lens, full-spectrum ND filters, optimizing image quality and delivering the full performance of the Prime 65 and Vintage 765 lenses by reducing the risk of multiple reflections that stacked external filter systems can create.

The FSND (Full Spectrum Neutral Density) filters used with the IFM-65 provide neutral color balance at all of the eight available densities, from ND 0.3 to ND 2.4.

A new lens option has been added to the lineup of Prime 65 and Vintage 765 lenses for the Alexa 65. The compact 50-110 mm Zoom 65 weighs 56.3 ounces and produces the same overall image quality as a prime lens — given its high contrast and resolution.

Arri’s Lens Data System (LDS) is also integrated into the 50-110 mm Zoom 65, making it the only zoom lens in this format that can supply metadata to the camera.

Other user benefits of the Alexa 65 update include the same Viewfinder Smooth Mode as featured in Alexa XT cameras and a programmable monitoring feature called Smart Zoom, which allows users to zoom into the Monitor Out image in any one of five pre-determined areas for more accurate focus assessments.

Arri Rental is a provider of camera, lighting and grip equipment to the feature film, television, advertising, broadcast and events markets. Operating through a network of rental facilities in the U.S. and across Europe, the group’s combined resources and expertise allow Arri Rental to develop and roll out exclusive, proprietary technologies.

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