ARRI has unveiled a new version of its AMIRA camera designed specifically for multi-camera live broadcasts.
AMIRA Live eliminates external cabling between the camera body and the fibre adapter, which is said to result in a cleaner and more reliable configuration for live productions. Along with a new, feature-rich software update and the Viewfinder Multicam Monitor VMM-1, AMIRA Live offers a combination of system camera efficiencies and cinematic images, according to ARRI.
This cable-less design makes AMIRA Live more like the traditional system cameras used for multi-camera broadcasts, but the addition of ARRI’s ALEV III Super 35 sensor ¬delivers a cinematic quality. Removing the need for external cables also leads to faster system setup, reduced risk of accidental cable disconnection or damage and a cleaner configuration for the camera operator to work with.
Other features include the highest dynamic range of over 14 stops and the ability to record in-camera for post, finishing or slow-motion effects, while simultaneously transmitting live or UHD signals.
In addition, new SUP 6.1 software adds enhanced multi camera functionality, improved noise reduction, increased sharpness and better defect pixel correction. Intercom talkback is possible via the VTR or user button for easier communications when operating the camera from the shoulder.
The VMM-1 monitor, meanwhile, is described as a versatile 10in onboard monitor that connects directly to the camera viewfinder interface or can be daisy-chained with the Camera Control Panel CCP-1. It includes controls for contrast, colour, backlight and peaking (including peaking on/off switch), a physical on/off switch for the frontside tally, and two camera user buttons. Accompanying the monitor is ARRI’s adjustable, quick-release Monitor Yoke Support MYS-1 bracket, designed specifically for the VMM-1 and for multi-camera setups.