ARRI’s new AMIRA Live camera is purpose-designed for multi-camera applications
The final component of the new AMIRA Live package is ARRI’s VMM-1 monitor. This versatile 10” onboard monitor connects directly to the camera viewfinder interface or can be daisy-chained with the Camera Control Panel CCP-1. It includes controls for contrast, color, 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.
The AMIRA Live is available to order from today. Prototypes have already been used on professional broadcasts with the arena-filling German magicians the Ehrlich Brothers, a television talkshow, as well as David Guetta Productions.
The ARRI Multicam System
ARRI Multicam includes a simple-to-integrate SMPTE 311M fiber transmission system developed in partnership with specialist firm DTS. The combination of ARRI cameras and the fiber system delivers a cinematic look with the efficiency of a live transmission system. Customers can record in-camera for postproduction, finishing, or slow-motion effects, while simultaneously transmitting live HD or UHD signals to a broadcast facility, stage display, or social media channel using standard production environments like OB vans or studios.
ARRI Multicam cameras are controllable with industry-standard Sony RCPs (Remote Control Panels), allowing technicians to continue using the tools they are comfortable with. The system permits Sony RCP image parameter and iris control for ENG-style PL and B4 lenses incl. box lenses, EF lenses, and also cine-style lenses typically used on high-end cinema and TV productions. An even more flexible and advanced RCP operation is offered with the fully configurable Skaarhoj RCP V2, which supports access to all relevant camera parameters, including LUTs and setup files, through the ARRI Camera Protocol CAP. This represents state-of-the-art RCP operation, far beyond standard RCPs, but maintaining a traditional RCP workflow.
To learn more about AMIRA Live and the ARRI Multicam System, please visit: https://www.arri.com/amiralive
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