Arri AMIRA Hire with Operator
If you are looking for the perfect Pick Up > Shoot tool, the Arri AMIRA is the camera for the job. At Manned Camera our Arri AMIRA Hire London camera comes with the premium licence set (see “Licence” above), and is available with your choice of lens mounts:
- EF lens mount
- PL-LDS lens mount
- PL to B4 lens mount adaptor (requires PL-LDS mount)
ARRI proudly introduces 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.
Manned Camera are proud to be one of the first to offer Arri AMIRA Hire
We can offer the camera with or without an operator. If you are looking for Arri AMIRA Hire with an operator, get in touch to discuss your project as we may be able to offer significant discounts on the daily rate.
We are always interested in collaborating on interesting projects to increase our experience and improve our showreel, so call Kieron to discuss preferential rental rates if you need a camera operator, DOP or editor (or assistant to yours)!
Arri Imaging Technology
AMIRA produces exceptional images that have the organic look and feel of film, delivering incredible production value at an affordable cost.
The cameras custom developed CMOS Bayer sensor is the same size as a 35mm film frame. This allows cinematographers to manipulate the formats inherent shallow depth of field and to use the same unparalleled range of PL mount lenses available for 35 mm film cameras. ARRI Imaging Technology (AIT) ensures the most film-like, organic image quality of any digital camera with natural color rendition and pleasing skin tones, while the sensors 3.5K pixel count delivers an optimum in image sharpness, sensitivity and latitude for HD and 2K DI workflows.
AMIRAs imaging system has been carefully designed to exhibit unrivalled sensitivity, latitude, sharpness and colorimetry so filmmakers can create the kind of rich and spellbinding pictures that audiences asso-ciate with cinematic storytelling. The cameras sensitivity can be adjusted from 160 to 3200 EI. Its unequalled base sensitivity of 800 EI and unparalleled exposure latitude of over 14 stops means greater flexibility and efficiency for the cinematographer on the set. Overly bright windows will not need to be covered with gels, and shooting at night is possible – even with only a few lights. Working with lower light levels opens up new visual possibilities for fresh and unusual images. The sensors unique design en-sures AMIRAs wide exposure latitude and low noise at all sensitivity settings from 200 to 800 EI without any compromises in image quality.
These advantages also extend to post-production, where it is easier and faster to get the most out of the captured images. AMIRAs artifact-free images show an enormous amount of information in highlight and shadow areas, while at the same time exhibiting a very low noise level. This translates into more creative choice during post-production, as well as the ability to fix images faster and to a greater extent than previously possible. AMIRAs super clean color separation is particularly important for green screen and other VFX work.
The low pass filter pack is situated in front of the sensor and contains an optical low pass filter, an infrared (IR) cut-off filter and an ultraviolet (UV) cut-off filter. The low pass filter blocks high image frequencies that would lead to artifacts when captured by the sensor. It is made from a modern, high performance crystal with optical properties that have been fine-tuned for a perfect match between the transmitted image content, the sensors pixel structure and the down-sampling algorithm in the camera. The result is the creation of super sharp yet natural HD and 2K DI images. The IR and UV cut-off filters let only those light frequencies reach the sensor which can be converted into a meaningful image. As with the D-21, the IR filter is specifically designed for the spectral response of the cameras sensor, so no additional IR filter
in front of the lens is required.
Although the science behind the breakthrough performance of AMIRAs custom designed CMOS sensor is complex, the use of large pixels and a Dual Gain Architecture (DGA) are its two main principles.
By employing unusually large pixels (in todays world of tiny cell phone sensors), AMIRAs sensor exhibits high sensitivity,
wide exposure latitude and low crosstalk. The larger a pixel is, the more light it can capture and the lower the noise.
DGA simultaneously provides two separate read-out paths from each pixel with different amplification. The first path contains the regular, highly amplified signal. The second path contains a signal with lower amplification, to capture the information that is clipped in the first path. Both paths feed into the cameras A/D converters, delivering a 14 bit image for each path. These ima-ges are then combined into a single 16 bit high dynamic range image. This method enhances low light performance and pre-vents the highlights from being clipped, thereby significantly extending the dynamic range of the image.
AMIRAs sensor design provides 32 pairs of outputs. Each channel is divided into a high amplification (gain) path (H) and a low gain path (L), resulting in 64 channels arriving at the 14 bit A/D converters.
In the final images, the shadow areas are re-constructed from the high gain path and the highlights are reconstructed from the low gain path for an image containing meaningful luminance information in all 16 bits.
AMIRA is equipped with a revolutionary multi-viewfinder that makes life incredibly easy for single-operator users, combining a high resolution OLED eyepiece with a fold-away LCD monitor. Together, these two viewing options allow precision operating and instant access to important camera controls through optimized ergonomics, minimizing delays on set. New peaking functions, with zebra and false color tools, facilitate accurate focusing via easy-access buttons.
OLED Eyepiece Viewfinder
The bright, high resolution eyepiece offers the best possible color rendition and optical performance, making for a comfortable operating experience. Mounted to a strong, lightweight sliding bar, its position can be altered to suit any shooter in any situation, moving forward and back, as well as side to side. Vital camera information can be displayed in the viewfinder, according to the needs of the individual.
Fold-Away LCD Display Monitor
The unique, fold-away 3.2″ monitor serves a number of purposes, displaying a live image for the camera operator when this is more convenient than using the eyepiece, or acting as a monitor for the director or other crew members while shooting. It also allows playback of recorded images and serves as the main camera interface, providing full access to camera functions and menus. Its ergonomic design means that the display information and configurable user buttons can be used without AMIRA having to be removed from the operator’s shoulder. With superb daylight visibility and an up-and-down tilt function, the monitor is useable under any shooting conditions.
Almost a century of experience, an obsessive attention to detail and an intimate familiarity with the conditions on set have led to generations of ARRI cameras that are robust, reliable and simple tooperate – all features that ALEXA has inherited.