As of last week Take 2 Films received their first Arri Alexa M. Together with the Alexa Plus 4:3, which arrives at the end of the month, this has us offering the Full Range of Arri Alexa Cameras for rental: Alexa, Alexa Plus, Alexa M, Alexa Studio.
The Alexa M is a flexible solution consisting of a separate camera head and body; it is tailored for action and aerial photography, tight corner shots and 3D productions. Based on cutting edge Arri technologies, the M model features the same sensor, image processing, build quality, efficient workflows and exceptional image quality that have made Alexa such a worldwide success. The head and body of the M are connected with a fibre optic cable, which in a hybrid form can also be used for powering the head. Weighing well under three kilogrammes, the compact front end offers multiple mounting points and versatile manoeuvrability. Meanwhile, the body provides various options for recording images, sound and metadata, accommodating as many different workflows as the standard ALEXA.
Brenn Marais of Take 2 Films stated, “The M is a 4:3 sensor, but you can also use it in 16:9 mode same as the Alexa Studio. We are waiting for the new Beta software to enable us to shoot 4:3 to the SxS cards so the Codex (Arri RAW Recorder) will not be needed unless going Green Screen/CGI or High End.”
“We look forward to working together with our local production houses… now we wait to see who will be the first.”
Issued by Brenn Marais