Arri Company History Timeline

1919
And then remember, this was 1919 The fact is that the average good cameraman is an artist but instead of pigments and brushes he relies on various mechanical contraptions designed and constructed during odd moments.
1920
Next, Mitchell Camera Corporation patented their variable shutter, rackover Mitchell Standard in 1920.
1932
Back in Hollywood, Mitchell built their first BNC Blimped Newsreel Camera in 1932.
1950
The ARRIFLEX 16ST was introduced in 1950, based on the same spinning mirror shutter concept as the 35 II. It took 100' spools that could be loaded in daylight, much like the Bell Howell Filmo, and also accepted 400' magazines.
1952
The Arriflex 16St 16S was introduced in 1952, based on the same spinning mirror shutter concept as the 35II. It took 100 spools that could be loaded in daylight, much like the Bell Howell Filmo, and also accepted 400 magazines.
1962
In 1962, Volker arrived at Kling Photo as a camera service technician.
1965
The 16ST was followed by the 16M magazine only, no daylight spools then the 16BL arrived in 1965 for 16 mm sync sound documentary and industrial film production.
1968
In 1968, William A. Fraker ASC shot Bullitt, directed by Peter Yates and starring Steve McQueen.
1972
Unveiled at the 1972 Munich Summer Olympic Games, it appeared to be intended as a 35 mm silent newsreel and sports camera with the ability to toggle between sync sound and a top speed of 100 fps for slow motion.
In the US, Jack Priestley ASC was one of the first to use a 35BL, on Across 110th Street 1972 . Priestley described the camera It was as quiet as a church mouse and had great flexibility.
Another camera arrived in 1972.
1979
More than 17,000 ARRIFLEX 35 cameras including its variants IIA, IIB, IIC were sold through 1979, when it was replaced by the ARRIFLEX 35 III.
1983
In 1983, Otto and Monica married.
1986
The company was then purchased by Harry Saltzman, producer of James Bond films, and clair staggered along with simultaneous manufacturing facilities in England and France until its demise in 1986.
1989
The ARRIFLEX 765 arrived 90 years later in 1989.
1991
The digital age of consumer photography arrived in 1991 with a 1.3-megapixel Kodak camera using a CCD and a color-filter array invented by Bryce Bayer as in Bayer pattern and debayer housed in a Nikon F3 body whose film chamber had been gutted to make room for the sensor and electronics.
1998
The product was launched in 1998.
2001
He became chairman in 2001.
2004
Panavision s next digital camera, developed in 2004 with Sony, was named Genesis.
2008
By 2008, there were 56 D-21 cameras at 13 rental houses worldwide.
2010
The first working Alexa prototypes were hand-carried to the AFC Paris Micro Salon in February 2010.
The SkyPanel was introduced at IBC 2010.
2012
In October 2012, August Arnold s son, Robert Arnold, sold his 50 percent stake in the company.
The James Bond film Skyfall 2012 , shot with two prototype ALEXA Studio cameras by Roger Deakins, grossed 1.1 billion worldwide.
2013
The first Master Anamorphic 35, 50 and 75 mm lenses arrived in April 2013.
2015
On 24 February 2015 Arri announced the ALEXA MINI. It has the same sensor as the other Alexa cameras but was a shrunken down version of the larger ALEXAs that was meant to be for drones, gimbals and crane use.
The first production shot entirely with ALEXA 65 was The Great Wall in Spring 2015.
2016
Third generation ALEXAs, released in 2016, are called ALEXA SXT cameras Super Xtended Technology . While keeping the sensor and user interface of the original ALEXA design, the capabilities of ALEXA SXT cameras have been greatly extended.
In 2016 he won the Award for Best Cinematography at the 21st Asian Television Awards.
2017
That humble camera for a few features went on to become one of the most successful digital cine cameras of all time, capturing 80 percent of major motion picture productions by 2017.
Now, entire features could be affordably scanned as Digital Intermediates, with highly talented, rock-star colorists working with cinematographers on grading, power windows, secondary color correction, filter effects, smoothing selected areas, and so on. It s interesting that sales of Master Primes were always strong, but 2017 has been the best year ever.
2020
Equipped with the powerful electronics and sophisticated image processing from the ALEXA 65, SXT cameras can manage more recording formats and handle more processor-intensive tasks such as calculating looks with 3D LUTs or color space conversions to Rec 2020, all in real time.
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1917
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