ARRI proudly introduces AMIRA Premium, 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 3D LUTs, as well as 200 fps slow motion. It is suitable for a great variety of production types, from reportage and corporate films to TV drama and low-budget movies, so wherever you are headed and whatever you need to shoot, let AMIRA be your companion.
AMIRA features the same sensor and exceptional image quality as the ARRI ALEXA, recording superior HD 1080 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 100 fps, AMIRA will deliver beautiful, life-like images in any situation.
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. Sliding dovetails allow the camera to be perfectly shoulder-balanced for comfortable handheld shooting, while the innovative multi-viewfinder combines a high resolution OLED eyepiece with a fold-away LCD monitor that provides both a live view and full access to camera functions.
The pre-loaded LUT feature essentially amounts to in-camera grading; it allows cinematographers to craft a consistent, identifiable visual approach, even on small- scale productions that cannot afford to pay them to attend the grade. Documentaries, dramas and commercials often involve a number of contrasting looks for different narrative or thematic elements. With AMIRA these looks can be created before the shoot and either ‘burned in’ to the recorded footage or used purely for monitor imaging. Either way, they give cinematographers and directors a greater degree of creative control on fast-moving productions, while keeping costs down for producers.
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.
Crucial for wildlife filmmakers, the pre-record function uses an internal buffer in the camera to perpetually record a loop, the length of which depends on what options are selected. When the REC button is hit, the clip recorded to the CFast 2.0 card will include the specified pre-record period at its start.
Bluetooth audio monitoring
This allows the camera operator, or anyone else on set, to monitor audio through wireless Bluetooth headphones. In addition, by using a microphone-equipped Bluetooth headset, spoken comments can be recorded during filming to provide notation or guidance for editing and other postproduction tasks. These comments are recorded to a fifth audio track, aligned with the four main audio tracks, but kept separate from them.
Dynamic auto tracking white balance
For situations that involve a change of color temperature during a shot, such as when a character is followed from a tungsten interior to a daylight exterior, the new dynamic tracking option makes an automatic white balance adjustment. By using a sophisticated algorithm developed by ARRI, this adjustment is seamless and undetectable even for the most extreme color temperature transitions.
Wifi* and Ethernet remote
allows the graphical user interface (GUI) on AMIRA’s LCD panel to be displayed live on a device, such as a smartphone, tablet or laptop, that is connected to the camera via Wifi* connection or an Ethernet cable. The user interface exactly replicates the camera’s home screen menu, much like the AMIRA Simulator web tool.
EF and B4 lens support
With the EF mount, AMIRA users can benefit from the huge range of available EF mount stills lenses, electronically controlling the iris in these lenses through the camera’s user interface. B4-type lenses with an integrated servo module gain support for the auto iris function, while one other servo button can also be used as an assignable user button..
Fast boot -up time – AMIRA boots up in about 13 seconds.
Color bar – a color bar is used mainly to judge the colorimetry of the monitor displaying the camera output.
Waveform display –a further tool for judging exposure levels.
Enhanced HD-SDI outputs
AMIRA’s HD-SDI outputs allow the overlay of information about timecode and other parameters that is seen in the viewfinder, to also be seen on monitors. Additionally, it is also possible to use an HD-SDI signal input as a further ‘genlock-like’ sync option.
ARRI’s Lens Data System® (LDS) comprises a range of products generating highly accurate lens metadata for use on set and in post. When using an LDS lens on AMIRA’s LDS mount, lens data about iris, focus and zoom positions is visible in the viewfinder and all lens data will be embedded in the recorded QuickTime files.
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.
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This is a selection of the most important upgrades and accessories. For spare parts, extended warranties and service certificates please contact your local ARRI service center
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PL LDS Lens Mount – K2.0001107
AMIRA PL LDS lens mount for PL mount lenses. Includes 12pin Hirose connector for ENG style lenses. For more details, click here.
B4 Lens Mount – K2.0001237
AMIRA B4 lens mount with optical, mechanical and electronic interfaces for B4 mount lenses. For more details, click here.
EF lens mount – K2.0001103
AMIRA EF lens mount with interface for iris control. For more details, click here.
PL to B4 Lens Adapter – K2.0001238
A mechanical and optical adapter that allows the use of B4 mount lenses on cameras with a PL mount. For more details, click here.
AMIRA USB Stick – K2.0001243
An additional USB stick (each AMIRA camera includes one). For more details, click here.
AMIRA Viewfinder MVF-1 – K2.75004.0
The viewfinder is included in the AMIRA K0 camera packages and does not need to be ordered separately when ordering a K0 camera package.For more details, click here.
AMIRA Viewfinder Adapter VFA-2 – K2.0001222
An adapter with an ARRI viewfinder dovetail on one side and one 3/8″ and one 1/4″ mounting point on the other side. For more details, click here.
Viewfinder Attachment Bracket VAB-1 – K2.0001297
An attachment that allows the AMIRA viewfinder to be mounted to two 15 mm lightweight rods above the lens. For more details, click here.
Single Axis Unit SXU-1 – K2.0000071
Single-axis wireless hand unit for iris, focus or zoom control. Works with ALEXA Plus and Studio cameras and UMC-4, SMC-1 and EMC-1 motor controllers. For more details, click here.
Suggested Kits for AMIRA
ARRI Pro Camera Accessories complement the Documentary-style camera, offering a wide range of solutions for applications such as handheld broadcast, camera stabilizers or heavyweight studio filming. For more details, click here.
Wedge Plate Adapter WPA-1 – K2.75000.0
ENG style camera base mount with highly ergonomic shoulder pad and wedge plate adapter.For more details, click here.
Bridge Plate Adapter BPA-3 – K2.75006.0
A camera base mount compatible to accessories like BP-8/BP-9 for 19/15mm rods etc.For more details, click here.
Universal Adapter Plate UAP-2 – K2.0001221
Universal Adapter Plate UAP-2 with 15mm rod mounting receptacles. Attachable to the dove tail on top and bottom of AMIRA.For more details, click here.
Quick Release Plate, QRP-1 – K2.0000399
Compatible with AMIRA, counterplate for the WPA-1, to be mounted on the tripod head.For more details, click here.
Shoulder Belt Adapters, SBA-1 – K2.0001223
Shoulder belt offers the compatible with standard ENG shoulder belts.For more details, click here.
Microphone Holder Bracket MHB-2 – K2.75005.0
Bracket to attach a on-camera microphone to the camera handle. Includes 3/8′ and 1/4′ knurled fasteners. For more details, click here.
AMIRA Camera Case – K2.0001239
AMIRA camera case (Peli 1510 carry on case, cabin size, foam fitted for AMIRA & MVF, ARRI AMIRA branded). For more details, click here.
Accessories Case – K2.0001241
ARRI branded Peli 1510 Carry On case for accessories, cabin size with flexible dividers. For more details, click here.
AMIRA Camera Bag – K2.0001240
ARRI AMIRA branded soft carry bag. For AMIRA camera with MVF-1, camera adapter and zoom lens. For more details, click here.
AMIRA Raincover – K2.0004025
Proven camRade raincover to protect AMIRA against heavy rain and more.