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ARRI ALEXA LF Camera Pro Set with 256GB SxS PRO+ Memory Card

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Abel Code: AR-KB.72030.D
Mfr. Code: KB.72030.D
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Description
The ALEXA LF Large Format Camera boasts the features of your ALEXA SXT W, but with Large Format Sensor and 14+ stops for creative exploration. 3x sensor modes: LF Open Gate, LF 16:9, LF 2.39:1. Capture ARRIRAW or Apple ProRes. Kit includes SXS PRO+ Card.
Key Highlights
  • Shallow depth of field & low noise
  • 3 Sensor Modes:
  • * LF Open Gate (4448 x 3096)
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Overview

Overview

ARRI ALEXA LF Camera Pro Set with 256GB SxS PRO+ Memory Card includes the same components as the Basic Set, but with the addition of 5x SxS PRO+ Memory Card 256GB and FSND Filters.

ARRI ALEXA LF Large Format Camera features a sensor slightly larger than full frame. The ALEXA LF records native 4K with ARRI's best overall image quality. The reliable ALEXA sensor you have come to know and love retains its natural colorimeter, while delivering an immersive, larger format aesthetic for filmmakers to explore creatively. ALEXA LF includes an exposure latitude of 14+ stops. It features low noise and a shallow depth of field to separate your subject in the foreground from the background. It also maintains pleasing skin tones and both HDR and WCG Workflows. 

The body of the ALEXA LF includes the same user interface and features found on your ALEXA SXT W, including the integrated wireless video transmitter. This means that transition to the new large-format camera will be intuitive and your crew can adapt quickly. The base of the camera body includes (2) ARRI Rosettes to add your arm extensions and grips, plus 15mm LWS rod ports, and a shoulder mount indentation on the base.

Lens metadata can be recorded from your LDS-1, LDS-2 or /i capable lenses. ALEXA LF is compatible with the optional ARRI Signature Prime lens family. 

The body weighs 17.2 lb (7.8 kg) when you add your LPL Mount. Sized between your ALEXA 65 and ALEXA SXT W, the ALEXA LF is the same height, but not as wide.  It features (4) independent monitor outputs. The LF camera includes (2) vertical ALEV-III sensors, which are stitched together for a seamless Large Format image that is larger than Full Frame. 

3 Sensor Modes

ALEXA LF includes the largest sensor of any full-frame cinema camera on the market. The ALEXA LF offers three sensor modes:

  • LF Open Gate – 36.70 x 25.54 mm with (4448 x 3096) @ 44.71mm image circle
    • Delivers the ALEXA family's optimal pixel size for highest overall image quality results in a 4448 x 3096 picture
  • LF 16:9 – 31.68 x 1782 mm with (3840 x 2160) @ 36.35mm image circle
    • Maximizes lens options while meeting 4K deliverable standards
  • LF 2.39:1 – 36.70 x 15.31 mm with (4448 x 1856 photo sites) @ 39.76 mm image circle
    • Combines a cinematic widescreen image with high frame rates up to 150fps for slow motion

All sensor modes offer true 800 ASA sensitivity, as well as reduced noise, to provide the perfect canvas for modern, subtle lighting techniques.

Media & Maximum Frame Rates

You can record onto either high-performance SXR Capture Drives or SxS PRO+ cards on the ALEXA LF camera. The camera includes (1) card slot. You will need the included SXR adapter, just like you use on your SXT W, to record to SXR drives. That adapter is included in this Basic Set. 

  • SXR Capture Drives – deliver top speeds of 150 fps with ARRIRAW and 100 fps with ProRes
  • SxS PRO+ cards – provide top speed of 90 fps with Pro/Res

The faster processing capabilities of the SXR allows faster frame rates for most recording formats. Their lightning-fast maximum write speed of 20 Gb/s allows for higher maximum frame rates with some recording formats, while the 1 TB (red collar) or 2 TB (blue collar) capacity permits longer recording times.

Also note that the SxS PRO+ Cards should be 256GB and up in capacity.

Recording Resolutions

Capture a wide range of resolutions in various sensor modes.

  • 4.5K in LF Open Gate and LF 2.39:1
  • UHD in LF 16:9
  • 2K 16:9 with in-camera downscale in LF 16:9
  • HD 16:9 with in-camera downscale in LF 16:9

Provides Anamorphic de-squeeze for 1.25x, 1.3x, 1.5x, 2x lens squeeze ratios.

Wireless

Like its ALEXA SXT W predecessor, the ALEXA LF camera reduces the number of cables required for a streamlined experience and includes these functions built into the design:

  • Wireless video transmission
  • Remote lens & camera control
  • WiFi

ALEXA LF transmits uncompressed data with Record Start/Stop, Timecode, and audio under low-latency (<1ms) with one set of antenna. The second set of antennas on the ALEXA LF is dedicated to the on-board WiFi radio which offers wireless camera remote control via ALEXA Web Remote. It also can handle color management. The fifth antenna, which sits between the other two pairs on the top/rear of the camera body, is assigned to the ECS or Electronic Control System. The ECS functions with ARRI's WCU-4 Wireless Control Unit which offers lens FIZ and camera control.

Antennas fold down for travel and camera storage.

Wireless Video Receiver WVR-1

Depending on atmospheric conditions and line of sight, the WVR-1, which is included in this set, can receive a signal from as far as 2,000' (600m) from the transmitter. The minimum distance for all units is at least 3' (1m).

The housing is spray (water) resistant and dustproof aluminum with integrated collars for antenna and BNC connectors, and offers several mounting options. The WVR-1 also has a wide operating temperature range, from -4°F to 113°F (-20°C to 45°C).

The receiver can be powered from an AC power supply, Gold Mount, V-Mount, or SONY L series battery. The receiver has a 12V power output for accessories like a director's monitor, reducing the size and weight of handheld monitor configurations. Depending on your configuration and the power consumption of additional accessories, a single L series battery might not be able to supply enough power through the PWR OUT connector of the WVR-1. In that case, either add a second L series battery or use your Receiver Power Supply RPS-1, which is sold separately.

LPL Mount

A crucial element of the new ALEXA LF system is the LPL lens mount, which is optimized for large format sensors and comes with purchase of your camera. A wider diameter and shorter flange focal depth allows your ARRI Signature Prime lenses and all future large format optics to be small and lightweight, with a fast T-stop and pleasing bokeh—a combination of features that would not be possible within the confines of your PL lens mount. The LPL mount features a larger bore to accommodate the Large Frame format. 

The LPL mount transfers LDS protocol and is LDS-2 compatible.

In the future, an LPL mount will also be available for other ARRI cameras, such as your ALEXA Mini, and is being licensed to third-party lens and camera manufacturers.

PL-to-LPL Adapter

Your ALEXA LF also comes standard with a PL-to-LPL Adapter so you can use existing compatible lenses on the new Large Format camera. The adapter features black earlobes, while the LPL mount includes blue earlobes.

You can set the mount and adapter to 12:00 or 3:00 to accommodate third party lens positioning. The adapter passes LDS protocol and is LDS-2 compatible.

Simple ARRI Workflows

ALEXA LF offers the same tried-and-true workflows as your other ALEXA cameras with versatility. Recording at various resolutions is possible in uncompressed, unencrypted ARRIRAW or fast, efficient ProRes. Existing ARRI Look Files can be used with ALEXA LF, plus the entire range of ARRI workflow software tools will also support ALEXA large-format images.

Sample workflows might include:

ALEXA LF Camera > ARRIRAW > SXR Capture Drive (1TB or 2TB) > Computer for Post

ALEXA LF Camera > ProRes > SXR Capture Drive (1TB or 2TB) > Computer for Post

  OR

ALEXA LF Camera > ProRes > SxS PRO+ 256GB > Computer for Post

ALEXA LF Camera > ARRI Look Management > ALF-2 Look File > Computer for Post 

NOTE: Capture Drives and Memory Drives are sold separately.

EVF-1 Viewfinder Included

The ARRI ALEXA EVF-1 Electronic Viewfinder is a film-style, low latency (≤ frame delay), color electronic viewfinder with a 1280 x 784 F-LCOS micro display and ARRI LED illumination, both temperature controlled. Straightforward operation is assured through camera status visible in the viewfinder and a number of quick access buttons for often used functions such as zoom and exposure assist. The viewfinder’s settings, as well as basic camera settings, can be changed by the operator directly on the EVF-1.

The EVF-1 image exhibits high resolution, high contrast, low distortion, and an evenly illuminated viewing area. The EVF-1 includes a state-of-the-art F-LCOS (Ferroelectric Liquid Crystal On Silicon) micro display with 1280 x 768 pixel resolution, a high screen refresh rate, plus an ARRI optical design which employs the highest quality coated glass optics.

Reliable color reproduction at all temperatures is assured through the auto-calibrating, temperature controlled ARRI LED light engine.

Tools

Familiarize yourself with the menu navigation of the ALEXA LF camera with an interactive online training tool: the ARRI ALEXA LF Camera Simulator. 

With the Free ARRI Frameline Composer App, you can create custom framelines online, based on your specific requirements.

Use the ARRI Formats & Data Rate Calculater (FDRC) as an online tool you can use before your shoot to prep or in the field to calculate the record durations and data rates of your different camera settings (combinations of camera model, codec, resolution, project rate, sensor speed, recording media, and audio on/off).

Color Management and Image Processing

The camera supports ARRI Look Files available for SDR, HDR PQ, and HDR HLG. ARRI ALEXA LF offers 16-bit linear in ALEXA Wide Gamut/Log C color space. It includes Target output color spaces: Log C, Rec 709, Rec 2020. 

You can also obtain a free color tool from ARRI, their ARRI Color Tool (ACT).

Optional Camera Accessories

The ALEXA LF offers full connectivity with your existing PL mount lenses and with your ALEXA camera accessories, when you use an optional adapter. In addition, you can continue to use your ARRI WCU-4 electronic control system, your ALEXA Viewfinder, camera stabilization systems, and accessories.

The optional PL-to-LPL Adapter offers backward compatibility with all PL mount lenses (Super 35 or Full Frame). The adapter will connect to your ALEXA LF camera without tools so you can seamlessly switch between PL or LPL lenses on set or location. The camera will accept complete lens metadata accessible from your LDS-2, LDS-1 or /i lenses.

The optional LPL Lens Mount is optimized for large-format sensors like the ARRI ALEXA LF. Mount features a wider diameter and shorter  angle focal depth, which allows your ARRI Signature Prime lenses and all future large-format optics to be small and lightweight, with a fast T-stop and pleasing bokeh—a combination of features that would not be possible within the confines of your standard PL lens mount. The LPL mount will also be available for other ARRI cameras such as the ALEXA Mini, and is being licensed to third-party lens and camera manufacturers.

Signature Primes

ARRI's family of Signature Primes, which are sold separately, provide a modern take on a historic look with a creamy bokeh and natural skin tones and fit the ALEXA LF Large Format Camera without an adapter. The Signature Primes also feature a rear magnetic filter holder that accepts masks and filters.

NOTE: Camera accessories are sold separately. Examine the box contents to know what comes with this particular camera set.

 

SxS PRO+ Memory Card 256GB

This Sony SxS PRO+ Memory Card - 256GB includes a PCI ExpresCard 34 form factor, the same designed for use within optional Sony RAID storage units and professional camcorders. It provides a maximum read speed of up to 3.5Gbps / 440MBs, a maximum write speed of 2.8 Gbps / 410MBs, suitable for 4K workflows. It also supports EB Streaming between the memory card and Sony camcorders to enable constant, 2-way commuication and ensure stable recording while avoiding speed degregation.

Storage capacity of this memory card is 256GB.

Use this SxS PRO + Memory Card when you require safety featues, too. Those implemented include: clip recreation (used in the event of an unexpected power loss), data error correct, wear-leveling data defect minimization, and data refreshing.

Features:

  • Captures video and photos
  • 2nd Gen PCIe Interface and new controller
  • 2K the transfer speeds of B Series Cards
  • 50% more optimized for HFR 4K Content
  • Factory preformatted in exFAT
  • Read speed up to 440MBs maximum
  • Write speed up to 410MBs maximum
  • Data refreshing, Data Error Correct
  • Clip Recreation in case of power loss
  • Wear-Leveling Data Defect Minimization
  • Enhanced media management with Memory Media Utility

What's in the Box

  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • ARRI Wireless Video Receiver WVR-1
  • ARRI PL-to-LPL Mount Adapter
  • ARRI SxS Adapter
  • ARRI SXR Adapter
  • ARRI LPL Mount for ALEXA
  • ARRI Camera Handle
  • ARRI Viewfinder Cable
  • ARRI ALEXA EVF-1 Electronic Viewfinder
  • ARRI Viewfinder Mounting Bracket
  • ARRI ALEXA LF Large Format Camera Body
  • 5 x SXS PRO+ Memory Card - 256GB
  • Set of FSND Filters
Specifications

Specifications

Key Highlights

  • Shallow depth of field & low noise
  • 3 Sensor Modes:
  • * LF Open Gate (4448 x 3096)
  • * LF 16:9 (3840 x 2160)
  • * LF 2.39:1 (4448 x 1856 photo sites)
  • ARRIRAW up to 150fps in LF 2.39:1
  • ProRes 422 up to 60fps in LF Open Gate
  • Included LPL Mount & Adapter
  • SXR Capture Drives and SxS PRO+ Cards
  • Anamorphic de-squeeze

Camera Lens System

Camera Lens Mount:
ARRI LPL - 62mm
Lens Metadata:
LDS Protocol compatible - Accepts complete lens metadata accessible from your LDS-2, LDS-1 or /i lenses

Color

Color Gamut:
ALEXA Wide Gamut - 16-bit linear / Log C color space

Connectors

Output Connector/Port:
Monitor - MON OUT 1a, 1b and 2: SDI 6G UHD or SDI 1.5G HD up to 30 fps; MON OUT 3: SDI 1.5 G HD up to 30 fps, also wireless video
Input Connector/Port:
1 x DC In

Inputs & Outputs

Audio I/O:
Audio Input - XLR 5-Pin AUDIO IN for 2-channels, line level

Lens Characteristics

Image Circle:
36.35mm - in LF 16:9
39.76mm - in LF 2.39:1
44.71mm - in LF Open Gate

Power

Power Input:
DC - 11.5 to 34 V DC
Power Output:
Ethernet - 24 V
DC - 12 V
DC/RS - 24 V
EXT - 24 V

Recording

Recording Resolution:
HD 16:9 (UHD Downscale) - under LF 16:9
UHD 4K 16:9 - under LF 16:9
2.39:1 - 4.5K
4.5K Open Gate
Recording Format:
Apple ProRes 4444 XQ - with SXR Capture Drives: 40fps in LF Open Gate Sensor Mode; 60fps in LF 16:9 Sensor Mode; 60fps in LF 2.39:1 Sensor Mode. With SxS PRO+ cards: 30fps in LF 16:9 Sensor Mode; 30fps in LF 2.39:1 Sensor Mode
ARRIRAW - with SxR Capture Drives: Max 90fps with LF Open Gate Sensor Mode and LF 16:9 Sensor Mode; 150fps in LF 2.39:1 Sensor Mode.
Apple ProRes 4444 - with SXR Capture Drives: 60fps in LF Open Gate Sensor Mode; 60fps in LF 16:9 Sensor Mode; 100fps in LF 2.39:1 Sensor Mode. With SxS PRO+ cards: 40fps in LF 16:9 Sensor Mode; 40fps in LF 2.39:1 Sensor Mode
Apple ProRes 442 HQ - with SXR Capture Drives: 60fps in LF Open Gate Sensor Mode; 60fps in LF 16:9 Sensor Mode; 100fps in LF 2.39:1 Sensor Mode. With SxS PRO+ cards: 60fps in LF 16:9 Sensor Mode; 60fps in LF 2.39:1 Sensor Mode
Apple ProRes 422 - with SXR Capture Drives: 60fps in LF Open Gate Sensor Mode; 60fps in LF 16:9 Sensor Mode; 100fps in LF 2.39:1 Sensor Mode. With SxS PRO+ cards: 60fps in LF 16:9 Sensor Mode; 90fps in LF 2.39:1 Sensor Mode

Recording / Media

Media Type:
SxS - Accepts SxS PRO+ 256GB (ProRes) (sold separately)
SXR Capture Drive - 1 TB or 2 TB (ARRIRAW or ProRes)
Media Capacity:
256 GB - SxS Memory Card (included)
Media Interface:
PCIe - 2nd Generation
Slot Count:
Single Slot - Use the included SXR Adapter to accept SXR Capture Drives in this SxS slot.

Sensor Specifics

Sensor Dimensions:
36.7 x 25.54 mm

Special Features

General Notes:
Compatibility - All your current ARRI ALEXA accessories, LPL lenses, and PL lenses with PL-to-LPL adapter
Error Correction - Yes
File System - FAT32
Flange Focal Depth: 44mm
Internal ND Filter - One of 8 available Large Format Full Spectrum Neutral Density (LF FSND) filters can be inserted manually in front of the sensor (ND 0.3 to ND 2.4). ND filters involve manual insertion/removal.
Sound Level - ≤ 20 db(A) while recording LF Open Gate ProRes 4.5K 4444 @ 30 fps and ≤ +30° Celsius (≤ +86° Fahrenheit), measured 1 m/3 feet in front of the lens
Target output color spaces: Log C, Rec 709 or Rec 2020

Viewfinders

EVF Screen Type:
F-LCOS - with 1280 x 768 pixel resolution
EVF Imagery:
Color

Wireless

Wireless Range:
Up to 2,000 feet - (600 m)
Wireless Frequency:
5 GHz - ARRI Wireless Video System (WVS)
Audio Channels:
2-Channel
Antenna:
External Antenna(s)

Camera

Anamorphic Option:
Yes - Anamorphic de-squeeze for 1.25x, 1.3x, 1.5x, 2x lens squeeze ratios
Camera Options:
Camera Body Only
Camera Features:
Looks - ARRI Look Files available for SDR, HDR PQ and HDR HLG. Supports ARRI Look File (ALF-2) with CDL values and a 3D LUT
WiFi - accommodates remote lens and camera control in combination with your WCU-4 Wireless Control Unit.
Shutter Angle Settings:
Electronic rolling shutter, 5.0° - 358.0°
Shutter/Camera Mode:
LF 16:9 Sensor Mode - Maximizes lens options while meeting 4K deliverable standards
LF 2.39:1 Sensor Mode - Combines a cinematic widescreen image with high frame rates for slow motion
LF Open Gate Sensor Mode - Delivers the ALEXA family's optimal pixel size for highest overall image quality results in a 4448 x 3096 picture
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