April 13, 2015
NAB 2015

Arri Is Developing a Camera with IMAX, & It's Going to Be Based on the ALEXA 65

ARRI ALEXA 65mm Digital Cinema Camera
Last September, ARRI unveiled the 6K ALEXA 65 cinema camera. Now, they're partnering with IMAX to create another.

The news comes to us via The Hollywood Reporter, who report that ARRI is teaming up with IMAX in order to create a camera system specifically designed to create content destined for delivery on IMAX projection systems. More than likely, the new camera will be a variation of, or at least loosely based upon, the ALEXA 65, which is already seeing plenty of action in Hollywood from DPs like Emmanuel Lubezki. It's expected that the new system will be specifically tuned for IMAX's insane new projection system that was just revealed for the premiere of the latest installment in the Fast and Furious franchise.

Of course, IMAX has a digital 65mm 3D camera of their own that may very well factor into the process of creating a camera system for IMAX delivery. Here's a quick look at that crazy camera in case you hadn't already seen it.

We'll keep you updated on this new camera system as we learn more. Now back to your regularly scheduled NAB programming.


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If this camera is not called ARRIMAX, it will suck by default...

April 14, 2015 at 1:55AM

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Ola Røyseland
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The "Arrimax" is already widely known as a popular 12K HMI Fresnel type lamp...

http://www.arri.com/lighting/lighting_equipment/lampheads/daylight_hmi_l...

April 14, 2015 at 2:52AM

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Gerard M.
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Zing

April 14, 2015 at 3:20AM

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Max Ciesynski
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Oops. :)

April 14, 2015 at 4:46AM

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Ola Røyseland
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I'd like to remind everyone that IMAX DCP are limited at 2K at the moment, only the Laser version is rumored to support 4K DCP playback :)

April 14, 2015 at 6:34AM

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So, two Alexa65 sensors stiched for 15/70?

April 14, 2015 at 9:55AM

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Terma Louis
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8k should be the bare minimum projector resolution for a large format theatre. Anything short of that is LieMax. Arri has never been that interested in resolution but there's no point in entering a partnership with Imax unless the resulting camera is at least 8k as well--and really closer to 10k.

April 14, 2015 at 10:47PM

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J Robbins
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