With version 5.3 of its software update package, ARRI provides exciting new functions for AMIRA. The most spectacular innovation is probably the AMIRA ARRIRAW License Key available with the 5.3 SUP, with which internal 16:9 2.8K MXF/ARRIRAW recording (2880x1620 pixels, max. 48fps) can be optionally enabled. The cost for the AMIRA ARRIRAW License Key is 3,180 €.
Unlike other RAW formats, ARRIRAW is an uncompressed 12bit logarithmic RAW signal. Accordingly one should also calculate with the resulting data rates. 2K ARRIRAW in 24p enable 25 min 16 sec. recording time on a 256GB CFast 2.0 card - at max. 48p it is half 12 min 39 sec.
Unlike ARRIRAW with the Alexa Mini in connection with the 4:3 license, no Open Gate ARRIRAW recording (3424 x 2202) is available with the ARRI AMIRA.
In addition, the SUP 5.3 offers many other new functions. Here is the list with the most important new functions in the overview:
16:9 2.8K (2880x1620) MXF/ARRIRAW recording with AMIRA ARRIRAW license key.
Complete Look Functionality for Cinematic Multicam with AMIRA Eco and AMIRA Advanced
Import and export of look files, 3D LUT support, full in-camera grading, support of the ARRI Look Library (requires separate license), Log C monitoring and recording.
Support of cforce mini RF motor
Direct remote lens control with cforce mini RF and WCU-4, no additional motor controller needed. Includes Start/Stop recording command with WCU-4.
EVF Power Option “ON”
Option to override the proximity sensor of the MVF-1 and constantly enable the viewfinder display.
Camera Access Protocol (CAP) Enhancements
CAP support for full control of in-camera playback and access to clip metadata.
WCU-4 User Buttons 5 and 6
Camera menu offers assignment of WCU-4 user buttons 5 and 6.