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.
765 system features
Selected ARRIFLEX 765 credits
The ARRIFLEX 765 features an advanced electronic control system. Movement, magazine, and shutter functions are individually controlled by dedicated motors. Together, these functions are monitored by a powerful microprocessor: the camera main controller (CMC). This system guarantees both exceptional shutter timing and a run-up speed of under one second. The CMC also governs all indicators, sensors, and warning systems, providing users with more precise information, faster and better than ever before in a 65 mm camera.
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In 1993, Arnold & Richter, chief designer Otto Blaschek, and the Engineering Department of ARRI Austria received a Scientific and Engineering Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the ARRIFLEX 765.
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Aspect ratio 2.2:1
Width: 370 mm | 14.6"
Height: 400 mm | 15.7
(with 500' mag and no lens)
(with loaded 500' mag and no lens)
180º, 172.8º, 144º presets
180º - 15º adjustable in 15º steps
24 fps in reverse
2 - 100 fps crystal-controlled with remote control unit
8x actual size with 2x image magnifier
Dual pin registration
Remote control / variable speed
24 V / 14 Ah frame rates over 60 fps
2.5 seconds at 100 fps