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ARRI AMIRA Camera Kit with Premium License and MVF-1 Multi-Viewer

ARRI
Abel Code: AR-K0.0014798
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Description
ARRI AMIRA Premium kit features the same 16:9 sensor as the ARRI ALEXA in an ENG-style body. It is targeted for documentary or single operator. Camera includes CFast 2.0 workflows, a dynamic range up to 14+ stops, plus the ability to capture slow motion.
Key Highlights
  • AMIRA + MVF-1 + Premium License
  • Same 35mm Sensor as ALEXA
  • Premium License is all-inclusive version
$43,740.00
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Overview

Overview

The ARRI AMIRA Premium kit includes the camera body, the MVF-1 multi-viewer viewfinder, plus the Premium License Key to expand your camera functionality.

You can purchase interchangeable lens mounts separately. Your choice includes: PL, B4, and Canon EF.

NOTE: Verify current recording media compatibility with ARRI's Supported Recording Media Overview.

 

ARRI AMIRA Camera Body

The versatile ARRI AMIRA Camera features an ergonomic design well-suited for single-operator use or for extended shoulder-mounted operation. It includes the same 35mm sensor as the ALEXA and records HD 1080 images suitable for any distribution format. It combines exceptional image quality with affordable CFast 2.0 workflows. It features in-camera grading and preloaded 3D LUTs. Plus, the AMIRA can capture 100fps slow motion.

The AMIRA produces natural colors and skin tones with a dynamic range of up to 14+ stops. You can record 4K UHD 3840x2160 (with license – included in Premium kit or sold separately), HD 1920x1080, Rec 709, ProRes recording up to 422 on CFast 2.0 cards. It provides a native ISO of 800.

Enhanced HD-SDI outputs on the AMIRA allow the overlay of timecode and other information parameters which is seen within the viewfinder to also be seen on connected monitors. The manufacturer also states you can use an HD-SDI signal as further gunlock-like sync options.

Choose between interchangeable lens mounts: PL, B4 2/3" or Canon EF.

The AMIRA boasts low noise levels and subtle highlights. You can also engage the pre-record function which is an internal buffer to perpetually record a loop. This may help when capturing wildlife or live situations so you can capture all the action.

Ergonomics for Single-Shooters

Sporting sliding dovetails to perfect your shoulder balance, the ARRI AMIRA can be ready to shoot straight out of the bag which makes it ideal for documentary-style productions. The manufacturer boasts that the AMIRA camera boots up in about 13 seconds. How is that possible? All you need to do is attach a charged battery and your lens to begin shooting.

The AMIRA would also be ideal for second unit teams who tend to capture on the go.

Configure your handheld shooting style with ease with the addition of an ARRI MVF-1 viewfinder (included in the Premium kit or sold separately) which combines a high-resolution OLED eyepiece with a fold-away LCD monitor for a live view or camera settings. The display includes access to camera controls and settings. You won't need to remove the camera from your shoulder to adjust the settings due to the helpful and ergonomic design of the camera and MVF-1 when used together.

You’ll be happy to learn that ND filters (0.6, 1.2, 2.1) are embedded in the camera. Also, the camera’s multi-channel audio includes accessible buttons. Plus, ARRI states that the camera boots up in about 13 seconds. 

If all of that doesn't convince you this camera is what you require for documentary or run-and-gun productions, perhaps this will. The ARRI AMIRA is almost half the weight of the ARRI ALEXA. Yes, there are other cameras which are lighter and suited to aerial work or small tripods, but you may find the weight benefits you to maintain a smooth recording.

In-Camera Grading

The camera is preloaded with looks, including some 3D LUT-based looks to apply while filming. ARRI likens this to in-camera grading so Cinematographers can craft consistent and creative visuals. The AMIRA’s color control on set will help you save money in post. Your producer will love you for it.

You can either burn in the looks to your recorded footage or make the adjustments apply only to monitoring.

Other Features

The durable AMIRA includes sealed electronics for longevity and to protect against humidity and dust. An integrated thermal core produces efficient cooling. The solid internal skeleton promises camera and lens stability. Combine all that together, plus recall that you can grab it out of the camera bag and setup fast, and you will find you can take this reliable camera from cityscape to jungle, no matter where your production takes you.

If you need live voice-over, employ a microphone-equipped headset to record spoken comments during filming. This provides you the ability to give edit notes. It should also provide the ability to capture a separate audio track for broadcast talent. Timecode and other parameters seen in the viewfinder can also be seen on monitors by using AMIRA's HD-SDI outputs.

The Premium license will provide you with WiFi remote control and Bluetooth audio capabilities. 

 

ARRI AMIRA Viewfinder MVF-1

The ARRI AMIRA Viewfinder MVF-1 is designed to assist single shooters with numerous configurations. Use it traditionally with the OLED eyepiece or fold open the 3.2" LCD to monitor camera settings or live coverage. It permits playback of recorded footage.

Access important camera controls to minimize delays on set. ARRI has added new peaking functions. You can also use zebra and false color tools or focus via easy-access buttons.

The OLED eyepiece viewfinder delivers optimal performance and color rendition. The eyepiece is mounted to a rugged, lightweight sliding bar so you can alter position to suit your comfort or your needs. Slide it forward and back, as well as side-to-side. Choose which vital camera information will be displayed for you inside the viewfinder.

The fold-away LCD display is daylight visible and ideal for either a single-operator your as a monitor for your director or other crew members. It is bright enough to playback footage in just about any situation. Its full-access to camera functionality – the main access to the camera interface – permits quick changes to settings and configurable user buttons.

Due to ARRI’s foresight in creating an ergonomic design, the monitor can be use without removing from the operator's shoulder. You can tilt it up and down to adjust to any shooting situation.

 

Premium License Key for ARRI AMIRA 

The ARRI AMIRA Premium License is the all-inclusive version.

Features:

  • 2K (2048x1152)
  • HD (1920x1080) interlaced & progressive
  • 100-200 fps
  • ProRes 4444 recording
  • ProRes 422 (HQ) recording
  • HD 1080i and 1080p
  • 0.75-200 fps (progressive)
  • ProRes 422 and 422 (LT) recording in Rec 709
  • Log C and Rec709
  • Pre-record function
  • Unlimited look functions
  • Import looks
  • Import custom 3D LUTs
  • ASC CDL in-camera grading
  • Dynamic auto-tracking white balance
  • Zebra and false color for exposure control
  • Adjustable in-camera image parameters for knee, gamma, and saturation, black gamma, saturation by ue ASC CDL parameter (Slope, Offset, Power, Saturation)
  • Peaking for focus control
  • WiFi and Ethernet remote control
  • Bluetooth audio monitoring
  • Auto white balance and dynamic auto tracking white balance
  • Headphone output (mini jack)

 

 

ARRI SUP 5.2 Update

Download the free-of-charge update available: ARRI SUP 5.2 to enhance the capabilities of your ARRI AMIRA Camera. Remember that your cameras will benefit from the latest improvements, features, and bug fixes from ARRI. Please be sure to download and install the ARRI SUP 5.2 update.

The Release Notes from ARRI, available on the same page as the download link above, will explain the update process for you and also provide more detailed information regarding the changes highlighted for your convenience below. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: ARRI and AbelCine do not recommend installing the new update in the middle of a production.

 

False Color Mode

False Color to show exposure levels based on monitoring processing or based on Log C.

NOTE: The activation of this is global and will be valid for all monitor outputs, in case you are using a Director’s monitor or other on-set field reference monitor.

Viewfinder Gamma Option

Gamma options Standard (SUP4) and Lifted (SUP5)

User Buttons for Audio Gain Control

User buttons (increase/decrease) to control audio gain of audio channel 1 or audio channels 1+2 simultaneously

NOTE: With channel control set to AUTO, the user buttons are non-functional.

Green Tally for Multicam Mode

Support of green tally command via Telnet or Camera Access Protocol (CAP). This displays a green tally overlay in the viewfinder, on your viewfinder monitor, and on SDI processed outputs.

Microphone Attenuation *

Audio setting to apply an attenuation of 26dB to the microphone inputs. Use this to avoid signal clipping when recording audio in loud environments.

Support of new Recording Media

  • SanDisk Extreme PRO CFast 2.0 128GB (SDCFSP-128G-xxxD)
  • SanDisk Extreme PRO CFast 2.0 256GB (SDCFSP-256G-xxxD)
  • SanDisk Extreme PRO CFast 2.0 512GB (K2.0016648)**

*NOTE: AMIRA only.

**NOTE: SanDisk Extreme Pro CFast 2.0 512GB with a special firmware for ARRI will be available in 2018

What's in the Box

  • Viewfinder Cable
  • ARRI AMIRA Viewfinder MVF-1
  • ARRI AMIRA Premium License Key
Specifications

Specifications

Key Highlights

  • AMIRA + MVF-1 + Premium License
  • Same 35mm Sensor as ALEXA
  • Premium License is all-inclusive version
  • Setup camera in seconds
  • Up to 14+ stops dynamic range
  • Native ISO 800
  • Record 4K UHD or ProRes 422
  • Ideal for single operator scenarios
  • CFast 2.0
ARRI AMIRA Camera Body

Camera Lens System

Camera Lens Mount:
PL - w/ Hirose connector and LDS
Canon EF
B4 - w/ Hirose connector
ND Filter:
Embedded - 0.6, 1.2, and 2.1

Color

Color Gamut:
REC 709

Inputs & Outputs

SDI Output:
2 x HD-SDI - 1.5G, 3G and 6G. uncompressed HD/UHD video with embedded audio and metadata (embedded audio only in 1,5G and 3G)
Headphone Out:
Headphone Out (3.5mm)
USB:
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.
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.
Timecode In/Out:
Yes
Audio I/O:
Audio Output - Bluetooth Audio

Microphones

Sampling Rate:
24 bit / 48 kHz

Power

Power Output:
DC - Hirose 12pin (for ENG type zoom lenses); 12V: D-tab, Hirose 4pin, Lemo 2pin; 24V: RS 3pin

Recorders

Recorder Channel Count:
More than 3 Channels - 4 Channel Audio Recording
Sound Level:
< 20 dB(A)

Recording / Media

Media Type:
CFast 2.0

Sensor Specifics

Sensor Dimensions:
28.17x18.13

Special Features

General Notes:
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 * Requires installed 4K UHD license

Timecode

Genlock:
Yes

Camera

Recording Formats:
4K UHD - 3840x2160 (Requires installed 4K UHD license)
Apple ProRes - 3.2K, 3200x1800 (Requires installed 4K UHD license)
HD 1920x1080 - interlaced & progressive
MPEG-2
Camera Weight (Body):
5.01-10.0lbs - 9.2 lb (~ 4.1 kg), camera body with PL lens mount
Camera Options:
Camera Body Only
Camera Features:
Looks - 3 fix Looks (in camera adjustable)
Peaking
3 x ND Filter Built-In - FSND 0.6, 1.2, 2.1
False Color
Headphone Jack
Adjustable Image Parameters - Knee, Gamma, Saturation, Black Gamma, Saturation by Hue
White Balance - Auto available
Zebra
Imaging Processor:
ARRI ALEV III
Native ISO:
800
Exposure Mode:
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)
ARRI AMIRA Viewfinder MVF-1

Compatibility - Camera

ARRI:
ARRI AMIRA

Viewfinders

EVF Screen Type:
LCD - fold-away display
OLED - eyepiece
EVF Brightness:
Daylight Visible
EVF Features:
Zebra Mode
False Color Mode
Peaking
EVF Display Size:
3.01"-3.50" - Display is 3.2"
EVF Imagery:
Color
ARRI AMIRA Premium License Key

Special Features

General Notes:
Each ARRI license key - is coded to a single camera's serial number. Once purchased, licenses can be installed and removed from that camera.

Shipping

Width:
15.09 in
Height:
15.53 in
Length:
18.41 in
Weight:
20 lb
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