ARRI High Definition Integrated Video System (HD-IVS)


Ground-Breaking Video Assist for 35mm Film Cameras

Last Updated: April 20, 2009 6:34 pm GMT
(NAB Las Vegas, Nevada--April 20, 2009) As a breakthrough in motion picture equipment, the ARRI High Definition Integrated Video System (HD-IVS) uses innovative digital sensor and image processing to create a high resolution video assist image from a film camera. Wide dynamic range and excellent color reproduction are combined with ARRI’s unique Ground Glass Cancellation (GGC) technology to provide beautiful, high quality preview images. The HD-IVS allows a superior image for the director and cinematographer on set to judge each take while shooting 35mm film.

A new 1920 x 1080 CCD sensor combined with 10 bit processing supplies three 1920 x 1080 HD-SDI outputs at all the standard HD scanning options and frame rates with excellent color reproduction and three stops more dynamic range than its standard definition predecessor. ARRI’s unique Ground Glass Cancellation (GGC) technology removes the ground glass texture that has marred video assists for decades, resulting in clean and sharp preview images on the film set. The new motorized iris exposure control ensures the best exposure and thus best signal/noise ratio for the HD video assist image. The HD-IVS retains virtually all features of the traditional standard definition IVS: simple operation, flicker free mode, built-in frame line and text inserter, automatic or manual gain control and various white balance options. The product integrates closely with the ARRICAM Studio, ARRICAM Lite, 435 ES/Advanced or Xtreme while also extending the camera’s lifecycle. In addition, the HD-IVS can capture HD still images onto a USB stick for a more efficient workflow, and anamorphic images can now be de-squeezed directly in the video assist.

Available beginning August 2009 at a price of 17,000 Euro, the HD-IVS provides the best HD preview image on the set while shooting 35mm film.

About the company:
Located in Munich, Germany, Arnold and Richter Cine Technik (A&R) was founded in 1917 and is the largest manufacturer of professional motion picture equipment in the world. In 2001, ARRI was restructured and converted into a closely held corporation. The company is involved in all aspects of the film industry: engineering, design, manufacturing, production, visual effects, post-production, equipment rental and laboratory services (film and sound). Manufactured products and technologies include professional high definition video with the ARRIFLEX D-21, in addition to camera systems for 16mm, 35mm, 65mm film, location and studio lighting fixtures, digital imaging systems like the ARRISCAN, ARRILASER and ARRICUBE. These products and services are offered through a network of subsidiary companies, agents and representatives worldwide. For locations and more information, visit:


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