Posted 31 March 2006 - 03:22 PM
No other hints or details?
Per Jon Fauer in Special NAB Supplement to American Cinematographer:
"None of this is official Arri information...I think that this camera, Arri's 4th generation coaxial magazine Super 16mm camera, is going to be huge...smaller and lighter than the 16SR3, according to sources...Not an upgrade of the 16SR3...seems to be a completely redesigned camera, incorporating some familiar features of Arri's 35mm format cameras like the 235, 435 and Arricam."
To read more, pick up the April issue of American Cinematographer and make sure it has the Film and Digital Times supplement.
Posted 31 March 2006 - 03:23 PM
Posted 31 March 2006 - 04:29 PM
Funny they gave the name of a famous microphone !
I'm thinking 216 (not 416) because the article made it sound more like a Super 16mm version of the 235.
Posted 31 March 2006 - 05:02 PM
Posted 31 March 2006 - 09:37 PM
Posted 21 April 2006 - 01:33 PM
Posted 21 April 2006 - 02:11 PM
Looking forward to seeing it in person at NAB.
Posted 21 April 2006 - 02:41 PM
That coax mag looks small to me - is that a 200-footer?
Edited by Ian Marks, 21 April 2006 - 02:44 PM.
Posted 21 April 2006 - 03:22 PM
Isn't film supposed to be in its death throes? I never thought I'd see an all-new design for a 16mm camera again in my life, but I'm glad to be wrong!
That coax mag looks small to me - is that a 200-footer?
The Fletcher specs say it is a 400 ft magazine, which leads me to believe it is probably a good step up in size from the A-Minima, as the Minima's mag is 200 ft. So just scale the picture up. Still not a big camera and they mention that it is good for shoulder shooting. Would love to have one. Wonder what it will sell for?
Posted 22 April 2006 - 05:55 PM
I read the description on the Fletcher site and can't seem to figure out what is going to set it apart from an SR3 Advanced. The description says that it includes more of the features that are found with Arri's new 35mm cameras, but I'm not quite sure what those might be. The SR3 Advanced already comes with a tap like that found on a 435. The viewing system is very bright on the SR3A and the tap seems to be getting all the light it needs. 416 only goes to 75 fps. And the SR3A does speed ramps and hooks up to an RCU, etc....Perhaps there will be a lens data system? Slate on film?
With the 416 you still have to change the shutter angle manually. Perhaps it is smaller and lighter than the SR3? It looks like it is more quiet. Any difference in the film gate or movement for a steadier image? I wonder if this is meant to be a replacement for the SR3? Is the SR3 still in production?
Posted 22 April 2006 - 07:26 PM
Posted 22 April 2006 - 09:59 PM
I'm wondering about the sound-dampening components and whether they are inside the camera or the mag. Hard to tell from the photos.
I work at CSC...I'll keep you guys posted. We might not see one here in NYC until late fall, but who knows.
Posted 23 April 2006 - 08:07 PM
Posted 24 April 2006 - 08:22 AM
Arri has said they'll have specs and info up on their site at the beginning of NAB, which is tommorrow.
The ARRIFLEX 416 is a lightweight modern Super 16 film camera with a 35-style viewfinder and an amazingly low sound level similar to that of the ARRICAM. Its speed is variable from 1 to 75 fps, and its mirror shutter can be manually adjusted from 45 to 180 degrees. A completely new lightweight ergonomic design, integrated electronic accessories and compatibility with the same lenses and accessories used by its 35 mm siblings make the 416 the most powerful, flexible and portable Super 16 camera ever built.
The Quietest 16 mm Camera
- sound less than 20 dbA
- 35-style Optical Viewfinder
- brighter, higher contrast, higher resolution
- bigger exit pupil allows more eye movement
- multi-color RGB ARRIGLOW
- accommodates even wide diameter PL mount lenses
- excellent optical quality with eyepiece extension
High Quality Video Assist
- improved image quality
- adjustable image enhancement
Compact & Lightweight
- small camera body
- low profile design
- 25% lighter than 16SR 3
- ergonomic shoulder cut out
- viewfinder removes quickly for Steadicam and remote applications
- optional integrated radio & lens motor drivers
- split bridgeplate for fast switch from tripod to shoulder
PRELIMINARY TECHNICAL DATA
FPS: 1 to 75 fps
Speed can be varied while camera runs
Ramps possible with Remote Control Unit RCU-1, Wireless Remote Control WRC-1 and Iris Control Unit ICU-1.
Shutter: Manually adjustable to: 45, 90, 135, 144, 150, 172.8, 180 degrees
Film format: Super 16 mm, conforming to DIN 15602 and ISO-5768-1998
Film gate: Super 16 only (12.35 x 7.5 mm, 0.486 x 0.295 inches)
Lens mount: 54 mm stainless steel PL mount
Sound: < 20 dbA @ 24 fps
Flange focal distance: 52.00 mm -0.01
Movement: Silent precision movement, single pull down claw, single registration pin. Pull down pitch adjustable
Viewfinder eyepiece: Same 8x eyepiece as Arri 235
Eyepiece extension: Same short and medium extensions as Arri 235
Ground glass: 16SR3 fiber optic screens
ARRIGLOW: RGB ARRIGLOW with custom combination of red, green and blue, separate brightness control on camera left side
Weight: Camera body, viewfinder, eyepiece, IVS, magazine and film: about 5.5 Kg/12.1 Lbs; that is 25% less than a 16SR3 in a similar configuration
Power input: 24 Vdc nominal, accepts 21 to 35 Vdc
Battery: Intelligent 29.6V Lithium-ion On Board
Battery OBB-2, lasts 5 magazines and about 2 hours in standby
80 Watt/hours at 950 g/2 Lbs with built-in power gauge (comparison: 16SR3 battery had 29 Watt/hours at 870 g/1.9 Lbs)
Certified for legal transport in airplanes
Accessory power outputs: 1x 24V RS connector on 416, or 2x 24V RS connector on 416 Plus
1x 24V REMOTE connector
1x 24V Heated Eyecup connector
2x 12V MINI MONITOR connectors on IVS
Temperature range: -20°C to +50°C (+4°F to +122°F)
Magazine: 416 Shoulder Magazine 120/400 (SHM-3), Timecode module optional
Timecode: Continuous barcode on film edge, 80 bit according to SMPTE RP 114 (same as on 16SR3). Timecode & Userbits window burn in and VITC on video assist possible.