ALEXA In-Camera DNxHD 444 Recording With SUP 9.0


Last Updated: December 2, 2013 7:22 pm GMT
(Munich, Germany--December 2, 2013) With the release today of Software Update Packet (SUP) 9.0 for ARRI ALEXA XT cameras and ALEXA Classic cameras with the XR Module Upgrade, DNxHD becomes available in 444 for cameras with a DNxHD license.

DNxHD 444 supports Log C, a key element of the ALEXA system’s widely embraced approach to high quality image acquisition. The new codec option reasserts ALEXA’s position as the most versatile and user-friendly camera on the market, offering a range of simple, industry-standard workflows. DNxHD 444 recording will be of great interest to the many corporations and production companies that work with MXF files and the SMPTE-standardized DNxHD codec, which offers high quality at low bandwidths.

Developed in close collaboration with Avid, DNxHD 444 is the flagship Avid codec, delivering high color fidelity and image quality for 1920 x 1080 projects. With an absence of subsampling or averaging of chroma information, the 10 bit 4:4:4 RGB codec provides an excellent basis for creative grading, color keying and multi-generational finishing and mastering. In essence, it allows the rich color information captured by ALEXA to be maintained through postproduction.

DNxHD 444 clips can be recorded at up to 30 fps on 32 GB SxS Pro cards and up to 60 fps on 64GB SxS Pro cards, CFast 2.0 cards or XR Capture Drives.

About ARRI:
With headquarters located in Munich, Germany, Arnold and Richter Cine Technik (A&R) was founded in 1917 and is the world's largest manufacturer and distributor of motion picture camera, digital intermediate (DI) and lighting equipment. The ARRI Group comprises a global network of subsidiaries and partners that covers every facet of the film industry, including worldwide camera, grip and lighting equipment rental through ARRI Rental; turnkey lighting solutions through the ARRI System Group; lab services, postproduction and visual effects through ARRI Film & TV; and film distribution through ARRI Worldsales. Manufactured products include the ALEXA camera system and AMIRA documentary style camera; Master Anamorphic lenses; L-Series LED and M-Series HMI lights; Pro Camera Accessories; and ARRISCAN archive technologies. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has recognized ARRI’s engineers and their technical contributions with 18 Scientific and Engineering Awards.

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