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ALEXA 65

Our exclusive 65 mm digital camera system.

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The most cinematic format

ARRI Rental's exclusive ALEXA 65 system offers the biggest canvas 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 cinematography

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With the largest sensor available, similar in size and shape to a 65 mm film frame, ALEXA 65 continues a rich history of 65 mm widescreen filmmaking.

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Venom: Let There Be Carnage

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Nightmare Alley

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Truth Be Told (Season 2)

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Cruella

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Unsurpassed image quality

Capturing native 6.5K, ALEXA 65 has been used by some of the world's greatest filmmakers to create images that look stunningly life-like on the largest cinema screens, with pristine clarity and incredibly fine detail.

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"Parasite"

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"If Beale Street Could Talk"

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"Mary Magdalene"

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"Bohemian Rhapsody"

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Diverse exclusive lenses

LPL lens mount

LPL

ALEXA 65 is equipped with the same LPL lens mount as the ALEXA LF camera system. ARRI Lens Data System (LDS) functionality provides metadata for VFX.

Easy Mac-based workflow

With the introduction of 16-core Mac Pro towers, DITs can handle ALEXA 65 data with an off-the-shelf computer, making the 65 mm format accessible to a wider range of productions. A Mac workflow is cost-effective, especially in combination with Codex HDE (High Density Encoding), though for some productions Codex Vaults might still be the best option.

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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 data-related costs. It is lossless encoding, so the full ALEXA 65 image quality is retained. Over the course of a long-form production, HDE can bring significant savings.

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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 Martin Ruhe ASC ("The Midnight Sky")

I loved the idea of the ALEXA 65 because of the big landscapes we had in Iceland, and to see all the detail in space...the details in faces and how immersive that is.

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Cinematographer Philippe Rousselot ASC, AFC ("Fantastic Beasts 2" and "Without Remorse")

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