February 21, 2013
By Melody Uy
Munich – ARRI is refreshing its Alexa product line with the Alexa XT cameras (Xtended Technology), incorporating new features inspired by feedback from professional users. The Alexa XT, Alexa XT M, Alexa XT Plus and Alexa XT Studio cameras will replace all previous models except for the original Alexa. Owners of existing Alexa cameras will be able to purchase individual upgrades that deliver most of the features of the XT configuration.
Faster and more affordable ARRIRAW: All Alexa XT models come with the new XR Module, a side panel that was co-developed with Codex to replace the previous SxS Module. The result is a smaller, lighter, more affordable and cable-free camera package that records ARRIRAW, Alexa’s highest quality image output, inside the camera. Alexas can now capture ARRIRAW up to 120 fps onto exceptionally fast and rugged 512 GB XR Capture Drives. In addition to ARRIRAW, ProRes or DNxHD can also be captured to the XR Capture Drive for significantly longer recording times as well as ProRes 4444 recording at 120 fps. With an SxS Adapter it is possible to record ProRes or DNxHD to a single SxS PRO card, thus protecting the inventory of existing cards. The XR Capture Drive offers a number of different paths into post, using proven Codex workflows.