ALEXA SXT

ALEXA SXT

A new feature set for the latest generation ALEXA cameras

SXT, or Super Xtended Technology, is the new high-performance platform for the ALEXA family of cameras. While keeping the sensor and user interface of the original ALEXA design, the capabilities of ALEXA SXT cameras have been greatly extended. Equipped with the powerful electronics and sophisticated image processing of the ALEXA 65, SXT cameras can manage more recording formats and handle more processor-intensive tasks such as calculating looks with 3D LUTs or color space conversions to Rec 2020, all in real time.

The new ARRI look management offers a wide range of unique looks while making it easy to maintain and share the cinematographer's intended look on set, in dailies and in editing. An optional mild noise reduction helps when shooting in low light.

ALEXA SXT has the most powerful and flexible monitoring features for perfect quality control on set. While all images recorded with ALEXA have been High Dynamic Range since the camera's introduction in 2010, it is now possible to also monitor in HDR. Four independent monitoring outputs (viewfinder and 3x MON OUTs) provide the right image for each crew member, and each of the MON OUTs can output to either a Rec 709 or Rec 2020 monitor.

The new media bay can accept a wide range of media, including SxS PRO cards, SxS PRO+ cards, CFast 2.0 cards, XR Capture Drives and the new, high-performance SXR Capture Drives. All that horsepower allows frame rate increases for various recording formats, and ProRes will be recorded super-safely via a RAID function.

Main features

New Recording Formats
• 14 carefully fine-tuned recording options
• All sensor modes in ARRIRAW and ProRes
• 7 new recording formats:

· 16:9 ProRes 4K UHD
· Open Gate ProRes 4K Cine
· 6:5 ProRes 2K Anamorphic
· 6:5 ProRes 4K Cine Anamorphic
· 4:3 ProRes 2.8K
· Open Gate ProRes 3.4K
· 16:9 ARRIRAW 3.2K

New ARRI Look Management
• Look management - preproduction to post
· maintain and share DP's look on set, in dailies and in editing
· wide range of unique looks possible
· new ARRI Look File contains CDL and 3D LUT
• Look file always stored in metadata for
· live grading on set
· automated dailies creation
· editing with looks

Super Flexible On-Set Monitoring
• High Dynamic Range (HDR) monitoring
· for on-set HDR quality control
• 4 independent monitoring outputs
· 1x viewfinder and 3x MON OUT
• Rec 709 or Rec 2020 outputs
· for future-proof monitoring

Improved Image Quality
• Optional mild ARRI Noise Reduction (ANR)
• Advanced defect pixel correction
• More range for baked-in looks with 3D LUTs

New Media Bay
• Supports wide range of media
· XR and SXR Capture Drives
· SxS PRO and SxS PRO+ cards
· CFast 2.0 cards
• ProRes RAID
· Redundant recording to XR and SXR Capture Drives
· Increased frame rates for many recording formats