In a move that will increase efficiency on set, ARRI has integrated a high-quality and low-latency HD video transmitter and WiFi into the new ALEXA SXT W model ("W" for Wireless). Based on the popular ALEXA SXT Plus, the SXT W will replace the SXT Plus and Studio models. As always, there are attractive upgrade options for existing owners of ALEXA SXT EV and ALEXA SXT Plus cameras.
The new hardware will be accompanied by software upgrade SXT SUP 2.0, which adds improved HDR monitoring, support for current SxS PRO+ and CFast 2.0 cards, quicker frame grabs, various WCU-4 and lens motor features, and other refinements.
Having a video transmitter built into the ALEXA SXT W makes the camera smaller and lighter than it would be with an external transmitter. It also means fewer cables around the camera and fewer associated problems, since cable failure is by far the most common technical hitch on set. Camera setup and power-up will be quicker, and productions will be able to move faster. Interference between different radio frequencies can be a time-consuming issue for camera crews. The ARRI Wireless Video System eliminates this issue because it works harmoniously with ALEXA SXT W’s other radio-based offerings: the WiFi and the ECS, ARRI’s proprietary camera and lens control system.
In addition, the integrated WiFi radio opens up a whole range of options, starting with wireless look control on set and continuing with wireless camera remote control using the ALEXA Web Remote. Other exciting WiFi options are currently under development. The introduction of a built-in wireless video transmitter is a significant upgrade for the ALEXA SXT and reflects ARRI’s commitment to continually improve the SXT platform with additional functionality.
A fully wireless camera
Integrated wireless video
Integrated ARRI ECS wireless camera/lens control
Interference-free operation between video, WiFi and ECS radios
Replaces SXT Plus and SXT Studio
SXT W is based on popular ALEXA SXT Plus
"W" stands for Wireless
Integrated wireless video
Smaller & lighter than with external transmitter
No cable problems
Wireless look control
Wireless camera control
More features in development
ARRI is committed to the SXT platform
Attractive upgrades available
A 35 format film-style digital camera with an electronic viewfinder and four sensor modes: Open Gate, 4:3, 6:5 and 16:9. Also includes built-in FSND filter holder and Lens Data System. Records ARRIRAW onto in-camera SXR Capture Drives or XR Capture Drives. Records QuickTime ProRes (4444 XQ, 4444, 422 HQ or 422) files in recording resolutions of HD, 2K, 4K UHD or 4K Cine onto in-camera SXR Capture Drives, XR Capture Drives, SxS PRO cards (SxS Adapter 2 required), SxS PRO+ cards (SxS Adapter 2 required) or CFast 2.0 cards (CFast 2.0 Adapter 2 required). Can process ASC CDL values and 3D LUTs. Four independent monitoring outputs: EVF-1 and MON OUT 1, 2, 3 and a clone of MON 1. The built in wireless radios allow interference-free transmission of HD video, WiFi and Electronic Control System (ECS). Exposure through electronic rolling shutter: 5.0° - 358.0°.
K1.0014744 1x ALEXA SXT W camera body
K2.0008429 1x SXR Adapter
K2.0008430 1x XR Adapter
K2.72018.0 1x SD Card
K2.72008.0 1x ALEXA Electronic Viewfinder EVF-1
K2.74001.0 1x Viewfinder Mounting Bracket VMB-3
K2.72012.0 1x Viewfinder Cable Short (0.35m/1.2ft) KC 150-S
K2.72007.0 1x Center Camera Handle (CCH-1)
K2.72002.0 1x Wedge Adapter (WA-1)
Note: SXR Capture Drives, XR Capture Drives, SxS Adapter 2, CFast 2.0 Adapter 2, docks, SxS PRO cards, SxS PRO+ cards, CFast 2.0 cards, FSND filters and on-board battery adapters are not included and can be ordered separately.