Alexa M
Daily $2500

The Arri Alexa XT M  (XT = Xtended Technology, M = Modular) is a flexible solution consisting of a separate camera head and body; it is designed for aerial photography, tight corner shots and 3D productions, and any application or environment that would challenge a full-sized ALEXA. The M model features the same sensor, image processing, build quality, efficient workflows and exceptional image quality that have made the Alexa family such a worldwide success. The head and body of the M are connected with a fiber optic cable, which in a hybrid form can also be used for powering the head. Weighing well under 6.6 lbs (3 kg), the compact front end offers multiple mounting points and versatile maneuverability. Meanwhile the body provides various options for recording images, sound and metadata, accommodating all workflows of the standard ALEXA XT. Like all ALEXA XT cameras it has internal ND filtration, a 4:3 Super 35 sensor, LDS PL mount, included anamorphic de-squeeze and high speed licenses as well as a new, super silent fan.

To be noted, the HD/SDI outputs as well as a 12v accessory port can be found solely on the body (not the head), which can make the use of an on-board monitor with the head in the hybrid configuration slightly cumbersome. As of the time of wrtiting,  DNxHD recording is not possible with the Alexa XT cameras and Alexa Classic cameras with the XR Module upgrade as of SUP 8.0 (ALEXA XT/XR); it is planned for SUP 9.0 (ALEXA XT/XR). DNxHD is possible with ALEXA Classic cameras with SUP 7.x and SUP 8.x (ALEXA Classic).

Check out our other package option with the XR module and Codex Drives which allows for internal ARRIRAW recording up to 120 FPS (16:9), which roughly translates to 45 minutes of ARRIRAW 16:9 at 24 FPS or 107 minutes of ProRes 444 at 24 FPS. And, also take a look at the Internal Filter Module (IFM-1).

Cameras always updated to most current SUP.

Technical Specs

Alexa XT  (with SxS module) Features:

  • 4:3 Super 35 sensor
    • ideal for anamorphic lenses
    • increased post flexibility for spherical lenses
  • Built-in ND filter option (2)
    • internal filter holder reduces weight, reflections and hassle
    • 8 full-spectrum neutral density (FSND) filters available from ND 0.3 to ND 2.4
    • neutral color balance at all densities
    • anti-reflective multi-coating maintains high contrast
    • precision polishing preserves image sharpness
  • Included anamorphic de-squeeze and high speed licenses
  • Built-in Lens Data System (LDS)
    • more efficient on-set and in post
    • Lens Data Archive (LDA) for use with non-LDS lenses
  • Integrated CDL capture
    • stores ASC Color Decision List in ARRIRAW metadata
  • Viewfinder Mounting Bracket VMB-3
    • improved operating comfort and flexibility
    • strong and rigid construction
    • special hard, low friction anodizing on all moving parts
    • 15 mm lightweight rods hold viewfinder mount
    • built-in bubble level
  • Super silent ALEXA fan
  • Quick switch BNC connectors
    • can be exchanged without camera disassembly

Alexa M Unique Features:

  • Separate camera body and light weight head
    • up to 50 m/160 ft operating range with hybrid SMPTE cable.
    • up to 1 km/0.6 mi operating range when head is powered separately.
    • controls and media can be kept in easy reach.
  • Highest flexibility on the set
  • Small form factor and low weight of head for lightweight and size-critical camera and 3D applications
  • Built-in ND filter option
    • internal filter holder reduces weight, reflections and hassle
    • 8 full-spectrum neutral density (FSND) filters available from ND 0.3 to ND 2.4
    • neutral color balance at all densities
    • anti-reflective multi-coating maintains high contrast
    • precision polishing preserves image sharpness

Our Kit

Our rental package includes:

  • Arri Alexa XT M 4:3 Sensor
  • Arri Electronic View Finder EVF-1
  • Arri Viewfinder Mounting Bracket VEB-3
  • Arri EVF Cable Short KC 150-S
  • Arri EVF Cable Medium KC 151-S
  • Arri Alexa XT M Cage AMC-1
  • Arri Alexa XT M Camera Handle AMH-1
  • Arri Alexa XT M 15mm Rod Adapter CPL
  • Arri Alexa XT M 4:3 Body
  • Arri Alexa XT M Center Camera Handle CCH-1
  • Arri SxS Adapter
  • Arri Shoulder Pad SP-4
  • Arri Leveling Block LB-1
  • Arri 19mm Bridge Plate BP-8
  • Camera 12" Dovetail Plate
  • Set of 19mm Rods
  • SD Card
  • Arri 12 Volt Accessory Cable KC 154-SP-S
  • Arri Ethernet Cable KC 153-S
  • 5 Pin XLR Male to Double 3 Pin Female XLR audio cable 24 Volt Power Cable for Arri Cameras (4x)
  • 3 Pin XLR Extension Power Cable (2x)
  • SMPTE Fiber Optic Cable (2x)
  • SMPTE Cleaning Pen for Fiber Optic Cables
  • Sony 64g PRO SxS-1 Card (4x)
  • Sony SxS Card Reader
  • Anton Bauer Ciner VCLX Charger 24/12V (2x)
  • Anton Bauer Cine VCLX Battery 24/12V (2x)
  • VCLX CS-GBC 18 Pin Lemo Cable (2x)

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