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ARRI Amira - now available with EF, B4 & PL mounts

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ARRI AMIRA Premium Camcorder

ARRI Amira now with 4K UHD option includes the same sensor as the Alexa offering PL, EF or B4 mounts, 200fps slow motion, ProRes and super-ergonomic pickup and shoot dynamics. 
Everything that you wanted to know about AMIRA.   
Alexa Mini or Amira? (or why I must have a Mini because it’s newer and better isn’t it?…no wait….) 

35mm/EF/B4 Digital Documentary Camera recording upto 200fps with Alexa image quality to 2K.  

  • More than 14 stops lattitude
  • Choice of PL/B4 or EOS lens mount
  • 4K UHD, 1920x1080 or 2K image formats
  • 3 x 128GB CFast 2.0 memory cards in standard kit - 6 hours of 2K 4:4:4
  • Ergonomic shoulder mount operation
  • Can adjust the centre of gravity to balance large film lenses comfortably on the shoulder without requirement of additional weights.
  • Pre-loaded LUTs for on set grading function
  • Rugged quality and low power consumption (85W)

Shoots Apple Prores 4:2:2 or 4:4:4 including 4K UHD

This is a stunning high-end camera shooting to CFast 2.0 cards in a reliable format using native Apple FCP Prores 4:2:2 or 4:4:4 format for easy ingest and editing.

Our opinion is with the ARRI Alexa's pro-focused build and simple post production workflow, that if the workflow is reliable enough to mean that you don't need to pay a DIT to be on location, then it shouldn't cost any more than using a RED and really go mainstream!

A Super 35 CMOS Bayer sensor can shoot uncompressed 2K resolutions output in native Prores 4:2:2 onto internal SxS card flash memory.

As of 2015, The Amira now offers the ability to record all ProRes codecs in Ultra High Definition 3840 x 2160 resolution directly onto the in-camera CFast 2.0 cards, at up to 60 fps. 

You can shoot high end 1080p video with the camera and have it encoded in Final Cut Pro native codecs (Apple's ProRes 4:2:2 and ProRes 4:4:4) to allow editing as you shoot without conversion - a rarity in the cinematic HD world.

Compatible Cards


  • ARRI AMIRA camera body with High Speed 200fps Option and 2K/HD
  • ARRI Amira Viewfinder MVF-1
  • ARRI Viewfinder Bracket Amira
  • ARRI K2.0007750 Viewfinder Cable 0.5m (Short) 
  • Amira Wedge Plate Adapter WPA-1
  • Arri Quick Release Base Plate QRP-1  K2.0000399
  • Amira UAP-2 Incl Bars W/ Tophandle
  • Arri VAB-1 Viewfinder Attachment  K2.0001297
  • Amira sliding Centre Camera Handle
  • Mic Holder Support  (WhiteNoise Type) Incl Canon Mic Holder
  • Amira Mic Holder Bracket MHB-2
  • ARRI BPA-3 Bridge Plate Adapter (AMIRA)
  • ARRI BP-8 Bridge Plate Top K2.0031436
  • ARRI Sliding Plate / Dovetail  K2.0000324
  • ARRI Sliding Plate / Dovetail  K2.0000324
  • Power Cable XLR3M- 8pin Lemo Amira/Mini K2.75007.0
  • USB Memory Stick 8gb
  • 19mm Support Rod  240mm
  • 19mm Support Rod  440mm
  • 15mm, Support Rod , 240mm
  • Choice of PL/B4 or EOS lens mount
  • ARRI Pro kit
  • Cable Hirose to Hirose for Cabrio 19-90 KC52-S (optional)
  • 3 x 128GB CFast 2.0 memory cards in standard kit - 6 hours of 2K 4:4:4
  • Reader: CFast 2.0 Card Reader
  • Choice of 5 x Hawkwoods 98WH batts and 2 x Hawkwoods 2-way chargers
    or 4 x Hawkwoods 150WH batts and 2 x Hawkwoods 2-way chargers
    or 5 x Anton Bauer Dionic HC batteries with Anton Bauer TM-4 charger
  • ARRI Bridge Plate with 15mm & 19mm bars system

ARRI AMIRA 35mm, EF or B4 Mounted Digital Documentary Camera recording upto 200fps with Alexa image quality now with 4K UHD option.

Read the VMI Guide: Everything that you wanted to know about AMIRA.

Please read VMI’s comparison article: Alexa Mini or Amira? (or why I must have a Mini because it’s newer and better isn’t it?…no wait….) 


Optional Accessories


Everything you wanted to know about 4K but were too afraid to ask...

Do we adopt 4K now or wait for 8K?

The Case for and against 4K

Shooting with HD Video lenses on large sensor cameras

ARRI AMIRA - all you need to know

ARRI Alexa Version 5 User Manual

ARRI AMIRA Simulator

Types of Apple Prores codecs and recording durations

ARRI Alexa, all you need to know about the Alexa range of cameras

Large Sensor Cameras - Everything that you need to know


Products AMIRA
Sensor Type 35mm format ARRI ALEV III CMOS (28.17x18.13)
Sensor Pixel Count 3414 x 2198: 3200x1800 (4K UHD) 2880 x 1620 (HD), 2868 x 1612 (2K), for monitoring with surround area: 3168 x 1772 (HD), 3154x1764 (2K)
Recording Pixel Count 1920x1080 ProRes HD and HD outputs, 2048 x 1152 ProRes 2K, 3840 x 2160 Pro Res 4K UHD and UHD outputs*
Lens Mounts PL mount w/ Hirose connector and LDS, B4 mount w/ Hirose connector, EF mount
Shutter Electronic shutter, 5.0° to 356.0°
Exposure Index EI 160 to EI 3200 (EI 800 base sensitivity)
Exposure Latitude 14+ stops over the entire sensitivity range from EI 160 to EI 3200 as measured with the ARRI Dynamic Range Test Chart (DRTC-1)
Audio Recording 4 channels, 24 bit PCM, 48 kHz
Integrated motorized ND Filters FSND 0.6, 1.2, 2.1
Sound Level < 20 dB(A)
Weight ~ 4.1 kg/9.2 lbs (camera body with PL Lens mount)
Dimensions Length: 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)
Viewfinder AMIRA Multi Viewfinder MVF-1 (OLED and LCD)
Outputs Video 2x HD-SDI out 1.5G, 3G and 6G: uncompressed HD/UHD video with embedded audio and metadata***
Outputs Audio 3,5mm 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, HD-SDI, Timecode (In and Output), all BNC
Other Interfaces USB 2.0: For importing and storing AMIRA Look Files, user set up files, frame line files and feature license keys. Stores captured still image formats in DPX (.dpx, 10 bit) or JPEG (.jpg, 8 bit) format. Stores log files. Also used for installing Software Update Packets (SUPs.; Ethernet LAN RJ-45 for camera remote control.
Recording Media CFast 2.0 memory cards
Recording Formats HD 1920x1080 (interlaced&progressive) 
4K UHD 3840x2160*
Recording Framerates 0,75 - 100 Fps (progressive); 
0,75 - 60 Fps with 4K UHD*
Recording Codecs (w/ embedded audio & metadata) ProRes
422 (LT)
Rec709/LogC Rec709
Looks 3 fix Looks (in camera adjustable)
Adjustable image parameters Knee, Gamma, Saturation, Black Gamma, Saturation by Hue
Import of custom 3D LUTs -
Focus and exposure control Peaking, Zebra, False color
Whitebalance Auto WB
Wifi** and Ethernet Camera Remote Control -
Audio monitoring Headphone output (mini jack)
Pre Record function -
  * Requires installed 4K UHD license
** Will be supported with later SUP
*** embedded audio only in 1,5G and 3G

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