The Arri Amira now supports recording at up to 48fps in 2.8K Arriraw with the addition of a new paid Arriraw license, the company said.

The addition of Arriraw recording to the Amira feature set closes the biggest gap between the Amira and the Alexa camera family.

“It’s a response to an increasing demand,” said Amira Product Manager Markus Duerr in a prepared statement. “With the growing popularity of Arriraw, more Amira users have been asking us to make it available to them.”

Arri Amira

Arri Amira

The Arriraw capabilities are a key feature of the latest software update package (SUP) for the Amira camera. SUP 5.3 adds support for 16:9 2.8K (2880 x 1620) MXF Arriraw recording with the optional Amira Arriraw license key. Arri’s website lists a €3,180 fee for unlocking the Arriraw license, which converts to approximately $3,750 at this writing.

Also new in SUP 5.3 is expanded look functionality for multicam, including 3D LUT support, full in-camera grading, and Log C monitoring and recording; support for remote lens control via the Arri Cforce Mini RF motor and WCU-4; and the ability to override the EVF proximity sensor and keep the viewfinder constantly enabled.

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