When development of the ARRIFLEX 765 began in 1983, the brief was to create a 65 mm film camera that was as easy to use as ARRI's 35 mm models. Making the 765 quiet enough to be a true studio camera necessitated a completely new drive system. A new pull-down claw also had to be designed, to accommodate the bulky 65 mm film stock and to ensure reliable, maintenance-free operation.
All of these innovations mean that, more than three decades after its release, the 765 remains a practical option that can be integrated into modern sets. Most feature films that use the 765 do so not for the entire production, but for specific scenes that need to stand out for their exceptional image quality.