ARRI showed their M8 which is the latest and smallest lighting fixture in ARRI’s highly successful M-series of HMI lampheads. The M8 is equipped with MAX Technology, a unique, patented and award winning reflector design that unifies the advantages of a Fresnels and a PAR fixture. The M-series is a comprehensive daylight tool set comprising of five lampheads that between them offer a range of nine wattage options from 800w up to 18,000w. This fixture will be ready for ship first of the year and outputs as much light as the 1200w classic unit did.
ARRI also launched a new IPhone app. ALEXA Data app is a data calculator that enables users to determine storage requirements when planning a shoot with any camera from the ALEXA family. By inputting the relevant format (which might be ARRIRAW, uncompressed HD, ProRes or DNxHD), as well as the frame rate, users can immediately see how much time, or data capacity, is required. Simple controls and a single-screen interface allow a quick decision to be made about how many SxS cards, data packs and/or external hard drives a production will need. Download it today for free.
ARRI also let us know that the L7-D daylight colored LED Fresnel model is now in stock and ready to ship!