MUNICH — Arri (www.arri.com) has refreshed its Alexa line with the new Alexa XT (Xtended Technology) cameras. The Alexa XT, XT M, XT Plus and XT Studio cameras will replace all previous models except for the original Alexa. Owners of existing Alexa cameras will be able to purchase individual upgrades that deliver most of the features of the XT configuration.
All XT models come with the new XR Module, a side panel that was co-developed with Codex to replace the previous SxS Module. The result is a smaller, lighter, more affordable and cable-free camera package that records the ArriRaw image output inside the camera. Alexas can now capture ArriRaw at up to 120fps onto the fast and rugged 512GB XR Capture Drives. In addition, ProRes or DNxHD can also be captured to the XR Capture Drive for significantly longer recording times, as well as ProRes 4444 recording at 120 fps. With an SxS Adapter it is possible to record ProRes or DNxHD to a single SxS Pro card, thus protecting the inventory of existing cards.