ARRI ALEXA XT Camera Body, PL Mount
Manufacturer: ARRI
Website (Commercial/Pro): ARRI Commercial Website
Product ID: MP12791
R2 Description: Camera,Arri ALEXA XT Open Gate
Alternative Product Name: Camera, Arri ALEXA XT Open Gate
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MPR Says: “New and Improved Alexa”

“Upgraded version of the original Alexa with direct RAW recording, internal ND filter unit and much more. There’s not much out there that’s better than the kind of quality and sharpness that this camera produces.”

Product Overview:

The new ALEXA XT replaces all other previous ALEXA models, with the exception of the original ALEXA. The new ALEXA XT, ALEXA XT M, ALEXA XT Plus, and ALEXA XT Studio cameras now come standard with the new XR Module, a side panel that was co-developed with Codex and that replaces the previous SxS Module, allowing in-camera ARRIRAW recording up to 120 fps onto exceptionally fast and rugged 512 GB XR Capture Drives. It makes the ALEXA XT smaller, lighter and more affordable, while simplifying setup and operation while avoiding unnecessary cabling,  resulting in an even faster and more reliable workflow on set. 

In addition to ARRIRAW, ProRes or DNxHD can also be captured to the XR Capture Drive for significantly longer recording times as well as ProRes 4444 recording at 120 fps. With an SxS Adapter it is possible to record ProRes or DNxHD to a single SxS PRO card.

Once removed from the camera, the XR Capture Drive offers a number of different paths into post, using the proven Codex workflow. One option is using a small and affordable USB3 Single Dock to allow quick and safe copying of data onto a laptop. Or, a second option is using the Dual Dock to make clones of XR Capture Drives, then connect to a Mac Pro via a high speed SAS interface for speedy copying, archiving or dailies creation. And lastly, the Codex Vault is a modular and rugged all-in-one solution for fast and easy copying, archiving, reporting or dailies creation on or near-set. 

Each of the ALEXA XT models is equipped with a 4:3 image sensor, the same size and shape as a 35mm film frame, which is crucial for the effective use of anamorphic lenses, delivering a unique and cinematic widescreen look that can trace its origins back to the CinemaScope films of the 1950s. It is a look that has long been appreciated by cinematographers, directors and the viewing public alike. An anamorphic de-squeeze license is included with all XT cameras, as is a high speed license for filming at up to 120 fps. The 4:3 sensor will also be useful on non-anamorphic productions as it permits significant reframing of the image in post, similar to shooting 4-perforation 35mm. 

Lens metadata is invaluable for a speedy VFX post workflow, which is why all ALEXA XT models are equipped with an LDS lens mount. The Arri Lens Data System (LDS) reads the position of all lens rings and writes them into metadata in every format ALEXA can record. Over 41 lens models have LDS built-in, including the Arri/Zeiss Master Anamorphics, Arri/Zeiss Master Primes, Arri/Zeiss Master Macro 100, Arri/Zeiss LDS Ultra Primes, Arri/Zeiss Master Zoom 16.5-110, Arri/Fujinon Alura Lightweight Zoom 15.5-45 and Arri/Fujinon Alura Lightweight Zoom 30-80. For all other lenses it is possible to store the lens table inside the ALEXA by using the Lens Data Archive feature.


  • XR Module for faster, more affordable ARRIRAW
    • In-camera ARRIRAW up to 120 fps
    • In-camera ProRes or DNxHD up to 120 fps
    • Fast 512 GB XR Capture Drives
    • Proven, efficient Codex on-set or near-set workflows
  • Less weight and easier working with internal NDs
    • In-camera Filter Module IFM-1
    • Internal filtration reduces reflections, weight and hassle
    • New high-tech filters based on white-water optical glass
    • Neutral color balance at all densities through absorptive IRND coating
    • Accurate infrared cut off
    • High image sharpness through precision polishing
    • High contrast through anti-reflective multi-coating
    • Available in 8 densities from ND 0.3 to ND 2.4
  • True anamorphic with a 4:3 sensor
    • 4:3 sensor on all XT models
    • Anamorphic de-squeeze license included
  • High speed license included
  • Lens metadata for efficient VFX
    • LDS PL Mount on all XT models
  • Comfortable, flexible new viewfinder mounting
    • Viewfinder Mounting Bracket VMB-3
    • Strong and rigid construction
    • 15 mm lightweight rods hold viewfinder mount
    • Rods can take lens motors, matte boxes, follow focus etc.
    • Special hard, low friction anodizing on all moving parts
    • Built-in bubble level
    • New Viewfinder Extension Bracket VEB-3 (separate accessory)
    • New, sturdy VEB-3 design
    • Viewfinder rests on camera through VEB-3 fold out arm
  • Super silent XT Fan
  • XT-spec upgrades for existing ALEXAs
    • Separately available upgrades include: the XR Module, In-camera Filter Module IFM-1, Viewfinder Mounting Bracket VMB-3, Viewfinder Extension Bracket VEB-3, XT Fan and the anamorphic de-squeeze and high speed licenses.

NOTE: External ARRIRAW recorders such as a Codex Onboard or a Gemini 4:4:4 will no longer function with the new ALEXA XT cameras or ALEXA XR upgrades of current cameras as the T-Link function has been removed.

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