I think it has been modified to be just a little taller, so that productions using it will expand fully to 1.90:1, which is what most digital IMAX theaters are, but I am not entirely sure, nobody really knows what's going on inside that camera. Alexa SXT. I've always wondered why the Laser system supported 1.43:1; perhaps it was future proofing. How are they able to use footage shot on S35 sensors, 35mm film, or even regular 65mm film in an IMAX film when the aspect ratios are so different? Meet the new program introduced by IMAX titled as âFilmed In IMAXâ, which is a new partnership with the worldâs leading camera manufacturers to meet filmmaker demand for The IMAX Experience®. The updated ALEXA 65 now supports 2TB SXR capture drives, offering over 40 minutes of recording time at the full 6560 x 3100 sensor resolution. IMAX is designed to fill more of your field of view with image than a conventional theatre. Press J to jump to the feed. They used a joint customized digital version of ARRI's then-new large format camera, the Alexa 65, to shoot the airport superhero showdown at the center of Captain America: Civil War in 2016. A real IMAX camera, for example the MSM 9802, uses technologies that are over 120 years old. The IMAX label is mostly branding, just like IMAX projection. the difference really is that it is the exact same camera with just certain inputs added to make the Digital Mastering for IMAX theaters a faster process. The imaging area of the sensor is different depending on which format a take was acquired in. So much of the magic of IMAX comes from the large frame, and even though cameras that RED and Arri make range from 4-8K in resolution, the sensor is still S35. But you can tell that most of the dialogue had to be dubbed over because the cameras are so damn loud! Behind the ALEXA 65âs latest system updates are pioneering technology advances that will also feature in ARRIâs new-generation ALEXA SXT cameras. The sensor design is based on the same photosite technology as the ALEXA XT, therefore image attributes such as colorimetry and dynamic range will match well with any member of the ALEXA family. The IMAX cinema process increases the image resolution by using larger film frame; in relative terms, a frame of IMAX format film has three times the theoretical horizontal resolution of a frame of 35mm film. ARRI Rental's ALEXA 65 system is available exclusively through our global network of rental facilities. At 24 frames per second, this means that the film moves through the camera at 1â¦ For reference, in NYC there is only one actual IMAX 15/70 screening room (at the Loews Lincoln Center). The comparison footage used in the presentation was shot in 2016 using six different camera systems: Arri Alexa 65, Arri Alexa XT, Arri 435 (shooting 4-perf Super 35, which was scanned at 6K with an ArriScanner), Red Weapon 6K, Sony F55 and an Imax MSM3 (shooting 15-perf 65mm, scanned at 11K with Imagica). The LF is apparently designed to be a midrange product, between their standard stuff and the Alexa 65. Read on. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy in lead roles. And does the Alexa 65 cut in with IMAX footage more closely because of the larger sensor? As noted, the ALEXA 65 is basically a medium format cinema camera with that large image plane. Until now, filmmakers have required either the Imax 65mm large format film cameras or the Alexa 65 digital camera for a film that could be marketed with the âFilmed in Imaxâ seal of approval. I realize that there are very few people who have been fortunate enough to work with such rare cameras in the film industry, but I have had a burning question about Arri and IMAX partnership on modifying Arriâs current large format digital cinema camera, the Alexa 65. What I find interesting is that the camera that Arri most recently released, the Alexa LF has the exact aspect ratio of a true IMAX camera: 1.43:1. BTW that 18k number for 15/70 film isn't exactly accurate. True IMAX has the 1:43 ratio and thatâs what the 15-70 cameras shoot in. I guess I really wonder how much image quality we are trading off for being able to shoot large format digitally. Iâm hoping the industry catches on and uses them more. Currently, the ARRI ALEXA 65 is not available for sale and can only be rented through ARRI Rental. The camera touts an APS-H sensor with 65 megapixels and records uncompressed RAW footage up to 10GB/s using a true global shutter capable of frame rates up to 70fps at full resolution. Arri is working with Imax to develop a digital camera to support the Imax â¦ Canon USA Targeted in Class Action Lawsuit Over Data Breach, [EXPIRED] Deal Alert – 14TB WD My Book External Hard Drive for $199. This camera is been used for the first time to shoot the movie The Revenant. This would likely be in the $120-150k price range if it were for sale. ARRI has announced the ALEXA 65, which is essentially a medium format cinema camera with a 65mm sensor and 6K resolution. Iâm guessing IMAX will keep most of their changes to the Alexa 65 secret because thatâs the trend Iâve seen in the past. The reality is that shooting 15/70 IMAX is simply not practical for most movies anymore. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. The true sensor size measures 54.12 x 25.58mm and it offers a sensor resolution of 6560 x 3102, or 20.3MP.Â The way IMAX runs 65mm film (horizontally, rather than vertically), it results in a final image that is 69.6 x 48.5mm and produces roughly 18K-equivalent resolution. Just imagine how GREAT will look future kitten videos on YouTube! The joint solution is designed as a complementary tool to IMAX's high-resolution capture technologies â including its 3D digital and 15perf / 65mm film cameras. Even Nolan has never shot a feature fully with 15/70 cameras. But it seems they have developed a single projector Laser system for the smaller screens. Granted they weren’t in “shoot out” scenarios or anything like that – just from post experience. ARRI, Sony, Red and Panavision as partners. Whenever you talk to a DP, they usually say they prefer shooting with the ARRI cameras though. Without disagreeing with other answers, there is something they have missed: field of view. ARRI ALEXA 65 IMAX on Avengers: Endgame Mission: Impossible â Rogue Nation and The Revenant were the first. Albeit, the sensor size is only a little larger than super 35, and the resolution is only 4K, whereas the Alexa 65 has 6k, with a wider sensor. Hope this pushes them to continue to reduce prices on their other cameras and improve quality. The Alexa 65 cine camera, with its giant 6K sensor, was on display along with the latest anamorphic lenses. You can't really measure pixels for something like film. What use does that ratio have outside of an imax film? ARRI ALEXA Mini Sensor Areas NOTE: This camera crops the sensor to change formats. So using these Arri IMAX cameras provides a practical path to shoot a film with IMAX endorsed technology. The ALEXA 65 has already been supplied to numerous high-profile projects, some using it as the primary unit camera throughout production and others using it as a specialist camera for sequences that require extreme levels of image quality. I wonder why they wouldnât make the Alexa 65 be able to do 1:43 in open gate. In addition to the new Hasselblad lens conversions, ARRI has adapted its own Vintage 765 lenses, which were originally developed for the ARRIFLEX 765 for a more classic film look. The ARRI ALEXA LF Camera Pro Set with 1TB SXR Capture Drive is $122,700 USD, the ARRI ALEXA LF Camera Pro Set with 2TB SXR Capture Drive is $128,900 USD, and the ARRI ALEXA LF Camera Pro Set with 256GB SxS PRO+ Memory Card is $112,300 USD. We donât even truly know what they do to up-convert all these regular films to IMAX digital, although from what Iâve read itâs extremely time consuming and they have to go frame by frame to make each one look nice and sharp. ARRI Rental and IMAX are jointly developing a customized ALEXA 65 for use on IMAX productions - a natural successor to IMAXâs rich heritage of 15-perf 65mm filmmaking. And if you absolutely, positively MUST have S35mm coverage with 30% more resolution than Arri's S35mm offerings can give you - there's Sony, Red, Panasonic and Canon to turn to (all of whom have excellent offerings available). ARRI says that the XPL mount will allow for adaptation of other medium format lenses in the future. Yeah from what Iâve seen 15-70 cameras are impossible to work with for most normal scenarios. These cameras are analog and record to 70mm film. IMAX is a proprietary system of high-resolution cameras, film formats, film projectors, and theatres known for having very large screens with a tall aspect ratio (approximately 1.43:1 & 1.90:1) and steep stadium seating. 3840 x 2160 4K UHD 26.40 mm x 14.85 mm (1.039 in x 0.585 in) I recently had the chance to talk at length with Franz Kraus, Managing Director of ARRI. Iâve read that imax teamed up with Arri to make the camera more suited for proper imax films, but I havenât found any detail about what was actually done to the camera itself. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, shot by â¦ I created this subreddit as not only a forum for discussing the IMAX theatrical releases/technical specifications, but also for people to discuss IMAX/large format filmmaking. That's probably not true and there likely are some technical differences but that's just how it feels to me. The certified cameras are ARRI ALEXA LF, MINI LF, Panavision Millennium DXL2, RED Ranger MONSTRO, Sonyâs VENICE, and of course the ARRI ALEXA 65 IMAX. Arri Panavision offers the full line of Arri cameras, outfitted with our custom Panavision Modular systemâadding functionality and efficiency to your camera package. Moreover, IMAX worked with ARRI to achieve the highest level of digital image capture for playback on IMAX's xenon and new laser projection systems. The go to subreddit for anyone interested in IMAX and IMAX filmmaking/cinematography. Currently, this camera is only available as a rental. The current lens lineup includes a 50-110mm zoom and eight primes from 24-300mm. Iâm hoping someone with experience using 15-70 and the Alexa 65 can tell us how close they come in terms of overall image quality. The only "true" IMAX is 15-perf 70mm film (or in theory a sensor that size, but none exist), and the only "true" IMAX projection is 15/70. The Sony F55 is a base ISO of 1250 (so they claim). I already disliked my limited experience with using 35mm film cinema cameras and how cumbersome the workflow is, I can only imagine those problems would be magnified 1000x shooting 15-70. Any Arri camera can be paired with Panavision lenses by utilizing our Primo 70, Panavision 35, or PL lens mount. Competition at this level is dwindling a bit. The RED DRAGON (a 6k camera as well for $50k-ish) has a base ISO of 2000 and it’s really clean. The ALEXA 65 will only record ARRIRAW format and pushes out about 850MB per second to onboard storage for 11 minutes when rolling at 24fps. The updated ALEXA 65 now supports 2 TB SXR capture drives, offering over 40 minutes of recording time at the full 6560 x 3100 sensor resolution. Iâm really happy that companies like Arri and Panavision have put forward customizable rental only large format digital cameras. There are articles written on it but the way I understand it that, for the most part, it's just a fancy Arri Digital camera with "IMAX" slapped on it. I imagine the Alexa 65 has been modified mostly on the software side, to make the workflow easier for IMAX's proprietary capture/DMR processes -- so that the file format of the footage works nicely when preparing it for digital and/or laser projection. ARRI is taking their crown jewel the large format ALEXA 65 digital cinema camera to the next level by entering into a collaborative venture with leading cinema experience IMAX, the recognized world leader in large format imaging technologies. Behind the ALEXA 65âs latest system updates are pioneering technology advances that will also feature in ARRIâs new-generation ALEXA SXT cameras. Iâm also not entirely clear on how IMAX can intercut footage from any other format into their projection systems. ARRI Alexa 65 - H 2014 It will be based on Arri's 6K Alexa 65 and additional technology from Imax. I know Nolan shot most of Dunkirk in the 15-70 format with some shots done on 65mm HR system by Panavision. With a 65mm format, the camera is creeping toward the territory of the IMAX 70mm film format. The movie is directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, the same guy who directed Birdman. The true sensor size measures 54.12 x 25.58mm and it offers a sensor resolution of 6560 x 3102, or 20.3MP. Digital film cameras with 8K resolutions manage to film with the same high resolution and partially imitate the charm of analog films. Its open gate, or maximum image area sensor ratio is 2.11:1. At a private event hosted by NAC Image Technology in Japan he gave me his fascinating insights into resolution, colour science and the new ARRI Alexa 65. I do realize that there are a lot of factors beyond the basic surface level specifications that make the Alexa 65 suitable for imax filmmaking. It is clear that Nolan using IMAX film cameras has energized the industry to use large format cameras, but 65/70mm film will always be a niche. The maximum recordable resolution from the A3X sensor is 6560 x 3102 photosites, with a dynamic range of more than 14 stops. IMAX. That would certainly turn heads, and make the "real" IMAX theaters more attractive if more movies are being filmed with that exclusive aspect ratio, at a fraction of the production cost. And I really wonder why they would make the LF have that aspect ratio? Itâs oddly specific, especially if it only does 4K. Only one video camera is unmatched: the IMAX. I’ve worked with ARRIRAW from the Alexa super-35’s family in the past and it’s nice to work with, but personally prefer the RED workflow in post a lot more. One particular film that utilized this camera to perfection was The Revenant, shot by Emmanuel Lubezki. Filed Under: Video Production Tagged With: alexa, ALEXA 65, arri, cinema camera, IMAX. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. The updated ALEXA 65 now supports 2 TB SXR capture drives, offering over 40 minutes of recording time at the full 6560 x 3100 sensor resolution. 2020 color space. Arri also announced the SXR module which can upgrade XT, XT Plus, and XT Studio cameras with the SXT features. Thanks for A2A. The Alexa 65 is intended to mimic standard 5-perf vertical 65mm film, as opposed to the 15/70 horizontal IMAX negative, so its sensor size and aspect ratio reflect that. The ARRI base ISO is usually around 800, which is the same as the RED EPIC. With a 65mm format, the camera is creeping toward the territory of the IMAX 70mm film format. ... (IMAX), and 6k worth of Alexa â¦ Good to see some excellent competition in the digital 6K front for RED to deal with.