Arri has revealed the Alexa 35 Live – Multicam System, making the cinematic image quality of its flagship Alexa 35 camera available to the world of live productions, including concerts, sports, esports, fashion, corporate, talk shows, game shows and house of worship.

The system integrates into existing live production environments, providing the full functionality of a system camera while retaining the flexibility of a dockable camera setup.

Over the past decade, Arri equipment has been relied upon for a variety of live production applications, including international concert tours with Ed Sheeran, Adele, Coldplay, the Rolling Stones album launch, and leading half time shows at major sporting events.

Supporting a current trend in live productions, the Super 35-sized 4K sensor enables shallow depth of field. Capturing 17 stops of dynamic range—more than any other camera on the market—it handles extreme lighting situations for the best results in SDR and HDR.

Colours are rendered accurately through Arri’s proprietary Reveal Colour Science, from bright, saturated colours to the subtlest shades. As a result, even contrasty concert lighting is captured faithfully and skin tones. Full-quality ProRes can be recorded in-camera during live productions, providing flexibility in post.

The in-camera recording also permits stand-alone operation of the camera, without the Fiber Camera Adapter. The modular lens mount can be switched between LPL, PL, EF, and B4, facilitating a  choice of lenses for different applications. Alexa 35 Live owners can upgrade to full Alexa 35 functionality via an optional Cine License.


Pippa Considine

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