Premium Member Tyler Purcell Posted October 23, 2019 Premium Member Share Posted October 23, 2019 15 hours ago, Robin R Probyn said: and 4K is requested alot..the Amira will simply be turned down.. I don't think any would-be producers know the Amira isn't 4k. When they hear "Alexa" their ears pop up. Also, I wouldn't recommend an Amira anymore anyway. 15 hours ago, Dom Jaeger said: We have 8 year old Alexa’s that are still working fine, and 4 year old Minis that go out all the time without a hitch, so it’s nothing to do with things starting to fail. You need to come stateside to work. Bad video I/O boards, imagers with dead pixels that won't remap, power board issues, the list goes on and on. Red's have it worse due to their software being super flakey and the imagers getting super hot. I will admit, I've actually seen a few F5/55's with some oddball power issues as well. Remember, I rent from different houses all the time, so I always talk to the rental house managers to catalog information AND of course the AC's who tell me about the issues they've encountered. Most of the time they ditch perfectly good cameras because they reach a certain hour count and they don't want to deal with them anymore. They buy NEW cameras of exactly the same spec in most cases. Yes, Arri did release the LF series cameras to semi-replace the S35mm imager ones, but most of the rental houses aren't investing in them to the level they are the Mini. Right now, state side, Arri owns the US theatrical market nearly entirely. You'll get a few shows in shot on Red or Film, but combined those shoots are only around 20 - 30%. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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