ARRI proudly introduces AMIRA*, 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 looks based on 3D LUTs, as well as 200 fps slow motion.
- Same 35 mm sensor as ALEXA
- 4K UHD 3840x2160 (with license), HD 1920x1080;/li>
- ProRes up to 4444 on CFast 2.0 cards
- Dynamic range of 14+ stops
- Natural colors and skin tones
- Up to 200 fps – full sensor area(w/ Advanced or Premium License)
AMIRA features the same sensor and exceptional image quality as the ARRI ALEXA, recording superior HD 1080 or 2K 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 200 fps, AMIRA will deliver beautiful, life-like images in any situation.
Throughout its long history ARRI has offered film and program makers a range of diverse cameras suited to different production tasks; common to them all, however, has been the promise of creative liberation through functional, user-friendly design. AMIRA represents a seamless continuation of this tradition. It will sit alongside other camera offerings from ARRI, perfectly answering the needs of certain types of camera professional and certain types of production.
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. In the time it takes to lift the camera to an operator's shoulder, it will be ready to record, making AMIRA perfect for 'run-and-gun' shoots where the action is unpredictable and the camerawork responsive. Integrated, motorized ND filters as well as zebra and false color tools aid exposure control, while an advanced peaking function makes accurate focusing easy and swift.
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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. More from ARRI
ARRI AMIRA Licensing Options
The economical - AMIRA CAMERA SET
Features include: HD 1080i and 1080p; 0.75-100 fps; ProRes 422 and 422 (LT) recording in Rec 709; three looks; adjustable in-camera image parameters for knee, gamma and saturation; peaking for focus control; zebra and false color for exposure control.
The all-rounder - AMIRA ADVANCED
Features additional to the economical AMIRA set: 100-200 fps; ProRes 422 (HQ) recording; Log C; unlimited look functions; import looks; ASC CDL in-camera grading; dynamic auto-tracking white balance; WiFi remote control; Bluetooth audio monitoring; pre-record function.
The all-inclusive - AMIRA PREMIUM
Features additional to the AMIRA Advanced: 2K (2048 x 1152) and ProRes 4444 recording; import custom 3D LUTs. Includes 4K UHD license and Look Library license.
|Product||AMIRA||AMIRA with Advanced license||AMIRA with Premium license|
|Recording formats||HD 1920x1080 (interlaced&progressive) 4K UHD 3840x2160*||HD 1920x1080 (interlaced&progressive) 4K UHD 3840x2160*||HD 1920x1080 (interlaced&progressive), 2K 2048x1152, 4K UHD 3840x2160|
|Recording frame rates||0,75 - 100 Fps (progressive) 0,75 - 60 Fps with 4K UHD*||0,75 - 200 Fps (progressive) 0,75 - 60 Fps with 4K UHD*||0,75 - 200 Fps (progressive) 0,75 - 60 Fps with 4K UHD|
(with embedded audio & metadata)
|Rec 709 / Log C||Rec 709||Rec 709 and Log C||Rec 709 and Log C|
|Looks||3 fixed looks (adjustable in camera)||Complete look functions;
|Complete look functions;
|Adjustable image parameters||Knee, gamma, saturation, black gamma, saturation by hue||Knee, gamma, saturation, black gamma, saturation by hue, ASC CDL parameter (slope, offset, power, saturation)||Knee, gamma, saturation, black gamma, saturation by hue, ASC CDL parameter (slope, offset, power, saturation)|
|Import of custom 3D LUTs||no||no||Import of custom 3D LUTs|
|Focus and exposure control||Peaking, zebra, false color||Peaking, zebra, false color||Peaking, zebra, false color|
|White balance||Auto WB||Auto WB, dynamic auto tracking WB*||Auto WB, dynamic auto tracking WB*|
|WiFi camera remote control*||no||Wifi and Ethernet Camera remote control||Wifi and Ethernet Camera remote control|
|Audio monitoring*||Headphone output (mini jack)||Headphone output (mini jack),
Bluetooth audio monitoring*
|Headphone output (mini jack),
Bluetooth audio monitoring*
|Pre record function*||no||yes||yes|
* Requires installed 4K UHD license
ProRes UHD with AMIRA*
While widespread adoption of 4K or UHD for broadcast is still a long way off, an increasing number of content owners are becoming concerned that they ought to safeguard the longevity of their programs by ensuring that they will be suitable for UHD transmission, should that become a standard in the future.
DELIVER ANY FORMAT
For those productions that do need to generate UHD deliverables, AMIRA will now offer the ability to record all ProRes codecs in Ultra High Definition 3840 x 2160 resolution directly onto the in-camera CFast 2.0 cards, at up to 60 fps. This feature, which will be available for purchase at the online ARRI License Shop through an affordable software upgrade (and a sensor calibration for existing AMIRAs) by the end of 2014, comes in response to feedback from AMIRA customers, some of whom have been quizzed about 4K deliverables by clients. It is made possible by the camera's exceptional image quality, its processing power, and its reprogrammable system architecture.
Whether a production is pursuing a UHD workflow all the way through to distribution, or simply wishes to archive in UHD in order to future-proof itself against industry developments, AMIRA will now offer an easy solution that requires no additional processes in postproduction.
The ALEXA/AMIRA sensor has repeatedly proved its ability to deliver outstanding image quality for the 4K or even IMAX theatrical releases of high-end feature films such as GRAVITY, MALEFICENT and IRON MAN 3. This proves that the ALEXA and AMIRA camera systems are already future-proof and more than suitable for the next generation of distribution formats.
For major feature films, an up-sample to 4K can be carried out after visual effects and other postproduction tasks have been completed at 2K resolution. For certain fast-paced AMIRA productions, however, there may not be the time or resources for such processes in post, which is why a 4K or UHD output direct from the cmera has been requested.
AMIRA's UHD output utilizes the same efficient 1.2x up-sample filter that allows ALEXA's Open Gate mode to optimize the camera's image performance for 4K distribution, as well as the same best-in-class sensor pixels. The up-sample to UHD happens in camera, and in real time.
SAME GREAT IMAGE QUALITY
Outputting UHD* broadens the distribution options for the superior image quality that has helped make AMIRA, and ALEXA, such a success. The wide, 14+-stop dynamic range remains unaltered, as does the accurate colorimetry, natural skin tones, and organic look and feel. By making that high-quality image data coming out of the sensor compatible with higher spatial resolution formats, the UHD upgrade answers the concerns of certain regions and productions about a 4K future, allowing AMIRA to be used on any project, no matter what deliverables are required.
*Software Update 5.2 Now Available!