ARRI Amira Rental

Samy’s Cinema Works proudly offers rentals of the ARRI AMIRA, a versatile documentary-style camera that combines exceptional image quality and affordable CFast 2.0 workflows with an ergonomic design optimized for single-operator use and extended shoulder-mounted operation. Ready to pick up and shoot straight out of the camera bag, AMIRA is hardy enough to take anywhere and features in-camera grading with preloaded 3D LUTs, as well as 200 fps slow motion. It is suitable for a great variety of production types, from reportage and corporate films to TV drama and low-budget movies, so wherever you are headed and whatever you need to shoot, let AMIRA be your companion.

Key Features:

EXCEPTIONAL IMAGE QUALITY

  • Same 35 mm sensor as ALEXA
  • HD 1080/2K; Log C/Rec 709
  • ProRes up to 4444 on CFast 2.0 cards
  • Dynamic range of 14+ stops
  • Natural colors and skin tones
  • Up to 200 fps – full sensor area
AMIRA features the same sensor and exceptional image quality as the ARRI ALEXA, recording superior HD 1080 or 2K pictures that are suitable for any distribution format. With a dynamic range of more than 14 stops, low noise levels, subtle highlight handling, natural color rendering, breathtaking skin tones and speeds of up to 200 fps, AMIRA will deliver beautiful, life-like images in any situation.

SINGLE-USER ERGONOMICS

  • Quick start-up – ready to shoot
  • Optimized for the single operator
  • Sliding dovetails – perfect shoulder balance
  • Internal ND filters (0.6/1.2/2.1)
  • OLED eyepiece and fold-away LCD monitor
  • Multi-channel audio – easy-access controls
AMIRA boots up quickly and can be used straight out of the bag by a single user, with no setting up, no rigging and no delays. Sliding dovetails allow the camera to be perfectly shoulder-balanced for comfortable handheld shooting, while the innovative multi-viewfinder combines a high resolution OLED eyepiece with a fold-away LCD monitor that provides both a live view and full access to camera functions.

COST-EFFICIENT IN-CAMERA GRADING

  • Preloaded/custom-built 3D LUTs and looks
  • Adjustable looks – total color control on set
  • High creativity, low postproduction costs
The pre-loaded LUT feature essentially amounts to in-camera grading; it allows cinematographers to craft a consistent, identifiable visual approach, even on small- scale productions that cannot afford to pay them to attend the grade. Documentaries, dramas and commercials often involve a number of contrasting looks for different narrative or thematic elements. With AMIRA these looks can be created before the shoot and either ‘burned in’ to the recorded footage or used purely for monitor imaging. Either way, they give cinematographers and directors a greater degree of creative control on fast-moving productions, while keeping costs down for producers.

SAFE, FUTURE-PROOF INVESTMENT

  • Rugged and reliable ARRI build quality
  • Upgradeable hardware and software
  • Solid lens mounts (PL/B4 2/3”/EF)
  • Sealed electronics and efficient cooling
With a solid internal skeleton that guarantees camera and lens stability, AMIRA is a highly durable product constructed of the strongest possible materials. Sealed and capsulated electronics provide top level protection against humidity and dust, while an integrated thermal core results in an exceptionally efficient cooling system. All of this means that productions can take AMIRA anywhere, from jungles and deserts to snow-capped mountain tops, in the sure knowledge that it will not let them down. Whether on a Hollywood sound stage or a r emote documentary location, technical delays cost money – money that could be saved by working with AMIRA.Like all ARRI products, AMIRA is designed to be a safe, long–term investment and built to withstand the rigors of life on a professional set. One of the reasons why ALEXA has been accepted so widely all over the world is that its build quality is significantly higher than competitor cameras, and the same is true of AMIRA.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

ProductsAMIRA, AMIRA Advanced, AMIRA Premium
Sensor Type 35mm format ARRI ALEV III CMOS (28.17x18.13)
Sensor Pixel Count 3414 x 2198 total pixel: 2880 x 1620 (HD 16:9), 2868 x 1612 (2K 16x9), for monitoring with surround area: 3168 x 1772 (HD), 3154x1764 (2K)
Recording Pixel Count1920x1080 ProRes HD and HD-SDI ouputs, 2048 x 1152 ProRes 2K
Lens MountsPL mount w/ Hirose connector and LDS, B4 mount w/ Hirose connector, EF mount
ShutterElectronic shutter, 5.0° to 356.0°, 1/8000s to 1.3s
Exposure IndexEI 800 base sensitivity
Exposure Latitude14+ stops over the entire sensitivity range from EI 160 to EI 3200 as measured with the ARRI Dynamic Range Test Chart (DRTC-1)
Integrated motorized ND FiltersFSND 0.6, 1.2, 2.1
Sound Level < 20 dB(A)
Weight~ 4.1 kg/9.2 lbs (camera body with PL Lens mount)
DimensionsLength: 309mm/12.1", width: 139 mm/5.4" , height: 149mm/5.8" (camera body with PL lens mount)
Environmental-20° C to +50° C (-4° F to +122° F)
ViewfinderAMIRA Multi Viewfinder MVF-1 (OLED and LCD)
Outputs Video2x HD-SDI out 1.5G and 3G: uncompressed HD video with embedded audio and metadata
Outputs Audio3,5mm headphone jack, Bluetooth audio
Outputs Power Hirose 12pin (for ENG type zoom lenses); 12V: D-tab, Hirose 4pin, Lemo 2pin; 24V: RS 3pin
Inputs Genlock (Blackburst, Trilevel, HD-SDI), Timecode (In and Output), all BNC
Other InterfacesUSB 2.0 (for user setups, Look files, frame grabs etc.), Ethernet
Recording MediaCFast 2.0 memory cards
USB stickFor importing and storing AMIRA Look Files, user set up files, frame line files and feature license keys. Stores captured stills from the live image in DPX (.dpx, 10 bit) or JPEG (.jpg, 8 bit) format. Stores log files. Also used for installing Software Update Packets (SUPs).
ProductAMIRAAMIRA AdvancedAMIRA Premium
Recording FormatsHD 1920 x 1080 (interlaced & progressive)HD 1920 x 1080 (interlaced & progressive)2K 2048 x 1152, HD 1920 x 1080 (interlaced & progressive)
Recording Framerates0.75 - 100 Fps (progressive)0.75 - 200 Fps (progressive)0.75 - 200 Fps (progressive)
Recording Codecs (w/ embedded audio & metadata)ProRes 422 422 (LT)ProRes 422 (HQ) 422 422 (LT)ProRes 4444 422 (HQ) 422 422 (LT)
Rec 709 / Log CRec709Rec709 & Log CRec709 & Log C
Looks3 fix Looks (in camera adjustable)Complete Look functions; import LooksComplete Look functions; import Looks
Adjustable image parametersKnee, Gamma, Saturation, Black Gamma, Saturation by HueKnee, Gamma, Saturation, Black Gamma, Saturation by Hue ASC CDL parameter (Slope, Offset, Power, Saturation)Knee, Gamma, Saturation, Black Gamma, Saturation by Hue ASC CDL parameter (Slope, Offset, Power, Saturation)
Import of custom 3D LUTsnonoyes
Focus and exposure controlPeaking, Zebra, False color, WaveformPeaking, Zebra, False color, WaveformPeaking, Zebra, False color, Waveform
WhitebalanceAuto WBAuto WB, Dynamic auto tracking WBAuto WB, Dynamic auto tracking WB
Camera remote control*noEthernetEthernet
Audio monitoringHeadphone output (mini jack)Headphone output (mini jack), Bluetooth audio monitoringHeadphone output (mini jack), Bluetooth audio monitoring
Pre Record functionnoyesyes
* Ethernet remote control is supported with SUP 1.1, WiFi remote control will be supported with later SUP