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The ALEXA XR Plus 4:3 is an ALEXA Plus 4:3 camera that has been upgraded with the ALEXA XR Module (Extended Recording).

Along with features such as an integrated wireless receiver for camera and lens remote control, built-in tilt and roll sensors, additional connectors for camera and lens control, signal output and accessory power supply, the ALEXA XR Plus 4:3 also offers in-camera ARRIRAW recording.

The XR Module is a side panel that was co-developed with Codex and has replaced the previous SxS Module. The XR Module allows in-camera ARRIRAW recording up to 120 fps onto exceptionally fast and rugged 512 GB XR Capture Drives. This not only makes for a smaller, lighter and more affordable camera package, it also simplifies setup and operation. The result is an even faster and more reliable way to record ARRIRAW, ALEXA's highest quality image output. Once removed from the camera, the XR Capture Drive offers a number of different paths into post, using the proven Codex workflow.

The camera also features a 4:3 Super 35 sensor and the ability to switch from 16:9 sensor mode to 4:3 sensor mode. With ALEXA 4:3 cameras, the full area of the sensor is used and a much higher image quality retained. The 4:3 sensor area also allows for more vertical repositioning in post, a feature that is appreciated by those shooting (and posting) commercials. In addition, the unique optical characteristics of anamorphic lenses – the magic at the heart of anamorphic cinematography – are rendered faithfully and fully in the digital image.

The ALEXA XR Plus 4:3 comes equipped with 120 fps high speed functionality as standard (120 fps achievable in 16:9, 90 fps in 4:3).

Items Included

No. Item
1 ARRI ALEXA XR Plus Camera Body
1 ARRI Electronic Viewfinder EVF-1
1 Viewfinder Mounting Bracket VMB-3
1 Viewfinder Extension Bracket VEB-3
1 2 GB SD Card
4 512 GB XR Capture Drives
1 Single Dock USB-3 (for safe copying of data)
1 SxS Adapter
3 64 GB SxS PRO Memory Cards
1 Bridge & Balance Plate
1 Pair 19 mm Long & Short Support Bars
1 Pair 15 mm Lightweight Short Support Bars
1 Shoulder Pad
1 Pistol Grip & Extension
6 Anton/Bauer On-Board Batteries
1 Anton/Bauer Quad Fast Charger
1 Dual Mount Battery Adapter
1 Tool Pouch

Technical details

Sensor 35 format ALEV III CMOS
Sensor pixel count 2880 x 2160
Base sensitivity EI 800
Exposure latitude 14 stops for all sensitivity settings
Aspect ratio of sensor area used 16:9 or 4:3
Frame rates 0.75 - 120 fps 16:9, 0.75 - 90 fps 4:3
Viewfinder ARRI Electronic Viewfinder EVF-1
Sound level < 20 dB(A)
Lens mount 54 mm PL
In-camera recording ARRIRAW, Apple QuickTime/ProRes or Avid MXF/DNxHD onto XR Capture Drives. ProRes or DNxHD onto SxS PRO cards with SxS Adapter
Recording outputs Uncompressed 1920 x 1080 4:4:4 or 4:2:2 HD video at 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94 or 60 fps. No ARRIRAW T-Link output
Lens Data System (LDS) Yes
Integrated radio modem for wireless remote control Yes
Weight 7.3 kg/16.1 lbs (body with XR module), 8.7 kg/19.2 lbs (body with XR module, EVF-1 and handle)
Dimensions L 332 mm W 183 mm H 158 mm (body only)