History of Arriflex Movie Cameras   September 30th, 2020

In the history of motion picture production, the Arriflex movie cameras have significantly influenced the evolution of cinematography around the world. The manufacturer of these cameras, Arri Group, has been a front runner of the motion picture equipment industry since 1917. The company is also considered the largest manufacturer and supplier of top-quality motion picture film equipment. They introduced the first-ever reflex mirror shutter to the world in the year 1937, with their Arriflex 35 camera. The camera's breakthrough technology uses a rotating mirror that allows the user to focus the image directly through the viewfinder the way an SLR camera does for still photography. The technology is still in use in almost all motion picture cameras today.

Arri also ventured into manufacturing portable cameras for use in news and war photography, as well as the production of feature films. This resulted in a significant increase in location shooting, as opposed to shooting in the studio. The company won another breakthrough with the introduction of its Arriflex-16ST camera. It gained popularity as a less expensive TV news medium and was quickly followed by the Arriflex-35BL, which was seen as a welcome alternative to the cumbersome cameras that were being used at that time.

The breakthroughs made by the Arri Group significantly made life easier for film students and independent filmmakers who want to take advantage of quality film technology on a minimal budget. Their less bulky cameras allowed shooting on location, which means saving a considerable amount that would have been spent on props that are needed in studio shooting. The Arri motion picture cameras are still popular today with both film students and professional cinematographers. These movie cameras are still available in 16mm and Super 16mm in addition to the 35mm formats. The digital revolution in film making has also impacted and created new innovations in camera technology.

Arri 16BL cameraThe 16mm Arriflex movie cameras are commonly employed by film students and independent filmmakers for its reflex arrangements that allow the user to see beyond the frame lines of the camera's aperture. This technology makes it easier for amateur filmmakers to keep boom microphones and miscellaneous objects out of the frame. The equipment is also considered as one of the least expensive silent cameras available in the market, which makes it more attractive to film enthusiasts who want to keep their budget at a minimum.

In order to keep up with the fast pace of technological advancement, the Arriflex D-21 HD camera has recently been developed. It uses a 35 mm CMOS sensor that allows cinematographers to use a standard 35mm lens. Another recent development in their technology is the Arriflex 416, which is a highly improvised super 16mm camera meant for use in high-end production.

The Arriflex super 16 cameras are about as close to a do-it-all camera as you can get and are the most widely-used super 16mm cameras worldwide. Ditching the traditional ground glass viewfinder, these cameras come with a fiber-optic screen and state-of-the-art light meter that provides precise exposure control. In a very short period of time, the Arriflex super 16mm film cameras have established a reputation for reliability and durability as it has proven to withstand operator error and a considerable amount of abuse.

The latest model comes with a more round and shoulder-friendly profile for easy handling. It is also the very first camera that does not share magazine compatibility with any other existing camera. It has an entirely new 400ft. coaxial magazine that feeds from the right side -- all previous cameras have magazines that feed from the left. A further advantage of using this camera is that it is very quiet, with sound level set at below 20dBA.

These Arriflex 16mm and super 16mm cameras are mostly recommended if you want to start a career in filmmaking since it does not require a huge budget and enables you to shoot quality commercials or even a low-budget feature film. Many film schools use these cameras to help train their students into becoming talented cinematographers. Its durability also assures you of long-term use and that you will definitely get value for your money.

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