ARRI proudly introduces AMIRA – (most economical), a versatile documentary-style camera that combines exceptional image quality and affordable CFast 2.0 workflows with an ergonomic design optimized for single-operator use and extended shoulder-mounted operation. Ready to pick up and shoot straight out of the camera bag, AMIRA is hardy enough to take anywhere and features in-camera grading with preloaded 3D LUTs, as well as 100 fps slow motion. It is suitable for a great variety of production types, from reportage and corporate films to TV drama and low-budget movies, so wherever you are headed and whatever you need to shoot, let AMIRA be your companion.
- Same 35 mm sensor as ALEXA
- 4K UHD 3840x2160 (with license), HD 1920x1080;
- Rec 709
- ProRes recording up to 422 on CFast 2.0 cards
- Dynamic range of 14+ stops
- Natural colors and skin tones
- Up to 100 fps – full sensor area
AMIRA features the same sensor and exceptional image quality as the ARRI ALEXA, recording superior HD 1080 pictures that are suitable for any distribution format. With a dynamic range of more than 14 stops, low noise levels, subtle highlight handling, natural color rendering, breathtaking skin tones and speeds of up to 100 fps, AMIRA will deliver beautiful, life-like images in any situation.
AMIRA Technical Data
|Sensor Type||35mm format ARRI ALEV III CMOS (28.17x18.13)|
|Sensor Pixel Count||3200x1800 (4K UHD, 3.2K) 2880 x 1620 (HD), 2868 x 1612 (2K), for monitoring with surround area: 3168 x 1772 (HD), 3154x1764 (2K), 3414 x 2198 (4K UHD, 3.2K)|
|Recording Pixel Count||1920x1080 ProRes HD and HD outputs, 2048 x 1152 ProRes 2K, 3200x1800 ProRes 3.2K, 3840 x 2160 Pro Res 4K UHD and UHD outputs*|
|Lens Mounts||PL mount w/ Hirose connector and LDS, B4 mount w/ Hirose connector, EF mount, PL mount titan (ALEXA Mini)|
|Shutter||Electronic shutter, 5.0° to 356.0°|
|Exposure Index||EI 160 to EI 3200 (EI 800 base sensitivity)|
|Exposure Latitude||14+ stops over the entire sensitivity range from EI 160 to EI 3200 as measured with the ARRI Dynamic Range Test Chart (DRTC-1)|
|Audio Recording||4 channels, 24 bit PCM, 48 kHz|
|Integrated motorized ND Filters||FSND 0.6, 1.2, 2.1|
|Sound Level||< 20 dB(A)|
|Weight||~ 4.1 kg/9.2 lbs (camera body with PL Lens mount)|
|Dimensions||Length: 309mm/12.1", width: 139 mm/5.4" , height: 149mm/5.8" (camera body with PL lens mount)|
|Environmental||-20° C to +50° C (-4° F to +122° F)|
|Viewfinder||AMIRA Multi Viewfinder MVF-1 (OLED and LCD)|
|Outputs Video||2x HD-SDI outputs: 1.5G, 3G and 6G; uncompressed HD/UHD video with embedded audio and metadata***|
|Outputs Audio||3,5mm headphone jack, Bluetooth audio|
|Outputs Power||Hirose 12pin (for ENG type zoom lenses); 12V: D-tab, Hirose 4pin, Lemo 2pin; 24V: RS 3pin|
|Inputs||Genlock, HD-SDI**, Timecode (In and Output), all BNC|
|Other Interfaces||USB 2.0: For importing and storing AMIRA Look Files, user set up files, frame line files and feature license keys. Stores captured still image formats in DPX (.dpx, 10 bit) or JPEG (.jpg, 8 bit) format. Stores log files. Also used for installing Software Update Packets (SUPs.; Ethernet LAN RJ-45 for camera remote control.|
|Recording Media||CFast 2.0 memory cards|
|Recording Formats||HD 1920x1080 (interlaced & progressive)
3.2K ProRes 3200x1800*
4K UHD 3840x2160*
|Recording Framerates||0,75 - 100 Fps (progressive) HD, 2K
0,75 - 60 Fps 4K UHD & 3.2K*
MPEG-2: 23.98p, 25p, 29.97p, 50i, 59.94i
|Recording Codecs (w/ embedded audio & metadata)||ProRes
|Looks||3 fix Looks (in camera adjustable)|
|Adjustable image parameters||Knee, Gamma, Saturation, Black Gamma, Saturation by Hue|
|Import of custom 3D LUTs||-|
|Focus and exposure control||Peaking, Zebra, False color|
|Wifi and Ethernet Camera Remote Control||-|
|Audio monitoring||Headphone output (mini jack)|
|Pre Record function||-|
|Multicam interface||Multicam interface|
|S16 lens mode||S16 lens mode|
|* Requires installed 4K UHD license
** not available in 4K UHD mode
*** embedded audio only in 1,5G and 3G
Temporary licenses allow AMIRA shooters to purchase and download specific features for a specific job at the online ARRI License Shop. AMIRA Advanced and Premium licenses can be activated on a weekly basis, providing a uniquely adaptable solution for the variable needs of owner-operators.
EF and B4 lens support
With the EF mount, AMIRA users can benefit from the huge range of available EF mount stills lenses, electronically controlling the iris in these lenses through the camera's user interface. B4-type lenses with an integrated servo module gain support for the auto iris function, while one other servo button can also be used as an assignable user button.
Fast boot-up time – AMIRA boots up in about 13 seconds.
Color bar – a color bar is used mainly to judge the colorimetry of the monitor displaying the camera output.
Waveform display –a further tool for judging exposure levels.
Enhanced HD-SDI outputs
AMIRA's HD-SDI outputs allow the overlay of information about timecode and other parameters that is seen in the viewfinder, to also be seen on monitors. Additionally, it is also possible to use an HD-SDI signal input as a further 'genlock-like' sync option.
ARRI's Lens Data System® (LDS) comprises a range of products generating highly accurate lens metadata for use on set and in post. When using an LDS lens on AMIRA's LDS mount, lens data about iris, focus and zoom positions is visible in the viewfinder and all lens data will be embedded in the recorded QuickTime files.