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ARRI Introduces High Speed 16mm Camera

(click thumbnail)ARRIFLEX 416 Plus High SpeedOn the heels of the very successful launch of the ARRIFLEX 416 Plus in 2006, ARRI is introducing the ARRIFLEX 416 Plus High Speed at IBC 2008, offering higher frame rates for slow-motion shots.

Significant improvements to Super 16 image quality through advances in lenses, film stock and postproduction technology have led to a remarkable renaissance of the Super 16 format and in 2006, ARRI debuted the ARRIFLEX 416 and 416 Plus cameras. Since then the interest in and use of Super 16 has grown with more technological advances pushing Super 16 even further. Innovative film stocks expand the exposure latitude of film and new Ultra 16 lenses make shooting with high quality primes at T1.3 possible even at longer focal lengths. In postproduction, the ARRISCAN will scan an oversampled 3K image for a pristine 2K output, optionally with a wet gate and/or DICE. New de-graining options make the images more palatable for encoders.

The ARRIFLEX 416 Plus HS shares many of the amazing features found in the 416 and 416 Plus. It sports the same 35-style viewfinder, high quality video assist, compact and lightweight build and the same ergonomic design. Available only in a “Plus” version, the 416 Plus HS has integrated accessory electronics that eliminate extra boxes and cables needed for connecting lens motors and remotely controlling camera and lens through the ARRI Wireless Remote System.

The 416 Plus HS also uses the very same magazines as the 416 Plus, simplifying equipment management in the rental house and on the set. Higher frame rates were made possible through a completely redesigned motor, mirror shutter and internal suspension.

Super 16 is now routinely used for standard and high definition television productions, feature films, commercials and documentaries with stunning results. By shooting Super 16, productions gain many of the advantages of shooting film - the film look, its unsurpassed exposure latitude, natural color reproduction, variable camera speeds, ramps, proven archivability and film being the only worldwide accepted standard format—at affordable production costs. The small size and light weight of Super 16 equipment has the extra benefit of easy portability for fast-paced production environments.

ARRI will be at Stand 11.F21.