ARRI AMIRA

  • Overview
  • Features
  • Technical Data

Most Economical

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.

AMIRA Features

EXCEPTIONAL IMAGE QUALITY
  • 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.

SINGLE-USER ERGONOMICS
  • Quick start-up – ready to shoot
  • Optimized for the single operator
  • Sliding dovetails – perfect shoulder balance
  • Internal ND filters (0.6/1.2/2.1)
  • OLED eyepiece and fold-away LCD monitor
  • Multi-channel audio – easy-access controls

AMIRA boots up quickly and can be used straight out of the bag by a single user, with no setting up, no rigging and no delays. Sliding dovetails allow the camera to be perfectly shoulder-balanced for comfortable handheld shooting, while the innovative multi-viewfinder combines a high resolution OLED eyepiece with a fold-away LCD monitor that provides both a live view and full access to camera functions.

COST-EFFICIENT IN-CAMERA GRADING
  • Preloaded looks
  • Adjustable looks – total color control on set
  • High creativity, low postproduction costs
  • Uniquely, AMIRA comes with a number of 3D LUT-based looks that can be applied while filming.

The pre-loaded LUT feature essentially amounts to in-camera grading; it allows cinematographers to craft a consistent, identifiable visual approach, even on small- scale productions that cannot afford to pay them to attend the grade. Documentaries, dramas and commercials often involve a number of contrasting looks for different narrative or thematic elements. With AMIRA these looks can be either ‘burned in’ to the recorded footage or used purely for monitor imaging. Either way, they give cinematographers and directors a greater degree of creative control on fast-moving productions, while keeping costs down for producers.

SAFE, FUTURE-PROOF INVESTMENT
  • Rugged and reliable ARRI build quality
  • Upgradeable hardware and software
  • Solid lens mounts (PL/B4 2/3”/EF)
  • Sealed electronics and efficient cooling

With a solid internal skeleton that guarantees camera and lens stability, AMIRA is a highly durable product constructed of the strongest possible materials. Sealed and capsulated electronics provide top level protection against humidity and dust, while an integrated thermal core results in an exceptionally efficient cooling system. All of this means that productions can take AMIRA anywhere, from jungles and deserts to snow-capped mountain tops, in the sure knowledge that it will not let them down. Whether on a Hollywood sound stage or a r emote documentary location, technical delays cost money – money that could be saved by working with AMIRA.
Like all ARRI products, AMIRA is designed to be a safe, long–term investment and built to withstand the rigors of life on a professional set. One of the reasons why ALEXA has been accepted so widely all over the world is that its build quality is significantly higher than competitor cameras, and the same is true of AMIRA.

AMIRA Features

Temporary licenses

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.

LDS functionality

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.

AMIRA Technical Data

Products
AMIRA
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
422
422 LT
MPEG-2
Rec709/LogC
Rec709
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
Whitebalance
Auto WB
Wifi and Ethernet Camera Remote Control
-
Audio monitoring
Headphone output (mini jack)
Pre Record function
-
Intervalometer
Intervalometer
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

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