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ALEXA 65

The largest format: our exclusive 65 mm digital camera system.

ARRI Rental's ALEXA 65 system is available exclusively through our global network of rental facilities. Offering a larger-than-large-format solution for high-end motion pictures, television productions and commercials, the system comprises a 65 mm digital cinema camera, custom-designed prime and zoom lenses, and fast, efficient workflow tools. ALEXA 65 represents the pinnacle and flagship of the ALEXA camera platform.

True 65 mm: an inspiring format

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With a sensor slightly bigger than a 5-perf 65 mm film frame, ALEXA 65 harks back to the golden age of 65 mm widescreen filmmaking.

ALEXA 65 credits

The High Note

The High Note

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The Green Knight

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Dark (Season 3)

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The Old Guard

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The Umbrella Academy

Unsurpassed image quality

Capturing native 6.5K, ALEXA 65 offers the same incredible sensitivity, high dynamic range and natural colorimetry as ALEXA, but far greater resolution. This results in images that will look stunningly life-like on the largest cinema screens, with pristine clarity and incredibly fine detail.

ALEXA 65 Open Gate | 54.12 x 25.58 mm | 6560 x 3100 px 

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A wide choice of lenses

LPL lens mount

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ALEXA 65 is now equipped with an LPL lens mount, just like the ALEXA LF camera system. ARRI Lens Data System (LDS) functionality provides metadata for VFX.

40% data savings with HDE


Developed in partnership with Codex, HDE (High Density Encoding) reduces ARRIRAW file sizes by up to 40%, with an equivalent reduction in costs. It is lossless encoding, so image data is not affected and you get a bit-for-bit perfect match of the original image file.

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In your own words

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Cinematographer Emmanuel "Chivo" Lubezki ASC, AMC ("The Revenant")

It's the first time I've shot with a camera that translates into images what I'm feeling when I'm on set. It's a beautiful, beautiful image.

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Cinematographer Jess Hall BSC ("Ghost in the Shell")

The ALEXA 65 is a fantastic achievement technically, but what was really great about working with ARRI Rental was that they weren't just interested in the camera itself; they were interested in what I wanted to do with it. 

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Cinematographer Darius Khondji ASC, AFC ("Okja")

We enjoyed the quality, the softness - the sensor renders skin tones so well and makes everything bigger than life. It glamorizes the image and that is what I found essential. 

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Cinematographer Philippe Rousselot ASC, AFC ("Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald")

With the ALEXA 65 you have the widescreen format, the longer focal lengths, and the ease of spherical lenses. On top of that, the 65 mm sensor is fantastic, and it's a big benefit for visual effects.

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Cinematographer Anthony Dod Mantle ASC, BSC, DFF ("Snowden")

The ALEXA 65 digital negative took me further and further in without any detail loss and no apparent noise or aberration, which was quite extraordinary.

Technical data
Model
ALEXA 65
Camera type
65 mm format digital cinema camera
Sensor
ARRI A3X CMOS sensor
Image aperture
5-perf 65 mm (54.12 mm x 25.58 mm active image area)
Sensor resolution
6560 x 3100 (Open Gate - maximum recordable)
Dimensions
Length: 387.8 mm | 15.3 in
Width: 208.3 mm | 8.2 in
Height: 163 mm | 6.4 in
(body only with LPL mount)
Weight
10.5 kg | 23.2 lb
Lens mount
ARRI LPL mount with Lens Data System (LDS) functionality
Shutter
Electronic, 5.0º to 358.0º. Adjustable with 1/10º precision.
Frame rates
20 to 60 fps (Open Gate)
Exposure index
EI 200 to EI 3200. Base sensitivity EI 800
Dynamic range
>14 stops
Recording system
Recording file format
Uncompressed ARRIRAW
Sensor crop modes
1.78 Crop Mode: 5120 x 2880
1.50 Crop Mode: 4320 x 2880
LF Open Gate: 4448 x 3096
4K UHD: 3840 x 2160*
Storage
Codex SXR Capture Drive
2000 GByte capacity
Max. frame rate capability: 60 fps (Open Gate)
Recording time: 43 minutes @ 24 fps
Codex XR Capture Drive
480 GByte capacity / 850 MByte per second data rate
Max. frame rate capability: 27 fps (Open Gate)
Recording time: 11 minutes @ 24 fps
System interfaces
Viewfinder
Electronic color viewfinder ARRI EVF-1 / EVF-2
BNC connectors
4 x 3G SDI
- MON (1) OUT: 2 x 3G SDI
- MON (2) OUT: 2 x 3G SDI
SD card
For software updates and menu settings etc. as with ALEXA
New high-speed operating mode for fast ARRIRAW frame grabs (planned feature)
Miscellaneous interfaces
Focus / iris / zoom motor control with full wireless lens control support
5 x RS 24 V
1 x 12 V
TC I/O (5-pin Lemo)
1 x LDD
2 x LCS
BAT and ACC connection
Monitoring and playback
Monitoring
3 independent color outputs, all with optional overlays:
EVF-1 OUT
MON (1) OUT
MON (1) OUT
MON OUT assistive displays:
Zoom, overscan, overlay info, frame lines, false color exposure check, peaking focus check
CDL
CDL server support is provided as ALEXA XT
In-camera playback
Playback via EVF-1, HD-SDI MON OUT including audio