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.
Source: Hollywood Reporter