What Can We Learn From the ARRI Alexa 35 SUP 1.1 Update?

This post is by Yaroslav Altunin from No Film School

ARRI’s newest camera just got its first major firmware update based on community feedback.

The ARRI Alexa 35 came out to meet either rave reviews or massive disappointment. Either you couldn’t wait to get your hands on the new kit, or you saw the price tag and thought it wasn’t worth it.

Either way, the Alexa 35 did reset the standard for what a cinema camera should be. But was it perfect? According to the community, some additions needed to be made.

Let’s take a look and see what’s new with the Alexa 35 and what budget filmmakers can expect from this news.

Alexa 35 SUP 1.1

Software Update Package 1.1 (or SUP) comes with a bunch of new features and bug fixes. The latter is filled with small improvements, but from what we saw, the most important of them is a correction to timecode offset when using Jam Sync and Enhanced Sensitivity, more strict thresholds for warnings when a timecode source does not match project frame rate, a fix for adjusting the look intensity for the Default Look, and more accurate Roll & Tilt metadata.

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