ALEXA SXT Plus Technical Data

Camera Type35 format film-style digital camera with an electronic viewfinder, a 16:9, 6:5, 4:3 or Open Gate switchable active sensor area, built-in support for the ARRI Wireless Remote System and the cmotion cvolution lens control system, built-in filter holder, Lens Data System, integrated shoulder arch and receptacles for 15 mm lightweight rods

Sensor35 format ALEV III CMOS sensor with Bayer pattern color filter array.

Photo SitesSensor Mode 16:9
2880 x 1620 used for ARRIRAW 16:9
2880 x 1620 down sampled to 1920 x 1080 for HD-SDI, ProRes HD 16:9 and DNxHD HD 16:9
2868 x 1612 down sampled to 2048 x 1152 for ProRes 2K 16:9
3168 x 1778 used for ProRes 3.2K 16:9
Sensor Mode 6:5
2880 x 2160 used for ARRIRAW 4:3 Full
2868 x 2150 down sampled to 2048 x 1536 for ProRes 2K 4:3
Sensor Mode 4:3
2578 x 2160 used for ARRIRAW 4:3 Cropped
Sensor Mode Open Gate
3414 x 2198 used for ARRIRAW Open Gate

Operating Modes16:9, 4:3, 6:5 or Open Gate sensor modes. Switching takes approx. 60 seconds. All sensor modes available in ARRIRAW and ProRes.

Frame Rates16:9 0.75 - 120 fps
6:5 0.75 - 96 fps
4:3 0.75 - 96 fps
Open Gate 0.75 - 90 fps
All speeds adjustable with 1/1000 fps precision. Some limitations based on recording media or recording format apply. For a detailed table of frame rates click here

Recording MediaSxS PRO or SxS PRO+ cards (requires SxS Adapter 2)
CFast 2.0 cards (requires CFast 2.0 Adapter 2)
XR Capture Drives (requires XR Adapter)
SXR Capture Drives (requires SXR Adapter)

Note: XR Capture Drive Docks require Codex Production Suite to read XR Capture Drives recorded with ALEXA SXT. 

Supported MediaSxS PRO 64 GB (SBP-64A)
SxS PRO+ 64 GB (SBP-64B & SBP-64C)
SxS PRO+ 128 GB (SBP-128B & SBP-128C)
LEXAR 3600x CFast 2.0 cards 256 GB
XR Capture Drives 512 GB
SXR Capture Drives 1 TB
SXR Capture Drives 2 TB 

Monitor Outputs4x MON OUT BNC connector for uncompressed 1.5 G HD-SDI video: 1920 x 1080 (16:9), 4:2:2 YCbCr; legal range HD video at 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, or 30 fps. MON OUT 1b is a clone of MON OUT 1a. Embedded audio, time code, metadata and recording flag.

Image Processing16 bit linear internal image processing in full ALEXA Wide Gamut/Log C color space. Target output color spaces: Log C, Rec 709 or Rec 2020. An ARRI Look File (ALF-2) containing the name of the target color space, CDL values and a 3D LUT can be applied to ProRes or MON OUT images and will be saved in metadata. Optional horizontal image mirroring.

SynchronizationMaster/Slave mode for precision sync of settings, sensor, processing, HD-SDI outputs and ARRIRAW or ProRes recording for 3D applications. PHASE user button for shifting camera phase to move phase artifacts out of frame, i.e. when shooting a CRT monitor or rear screen projector (works in Rec Run TC mode).

PlaybackPlayback of ARRIRAW or ProRes recorded material visible on EVF-1 and MON OUT. Playback audio available over headphone jack and embedded in the MON OUT signal.

Audio1x XLR 5 pin AUDIO IN for 2 channel, line level, balanced audio. 24 bit/48 kHz A/D conversion. Uncompressed PCM audio recording to ARRIRAW, ProRes and embedded in all HD-SDI outputs. Only available with same project/sensor speed at 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97 and 30 fps. Max of 2.5 dBm output from AUDIO OUT headphones connector.

Connectors1x media slot
4x BNC monitoring out HD-SDI, 1.5G MON OUT
1x XLR 5-pin analog audio in AUDIO IN
1x BNC return video in HD-SDI, 1.5G RET/SYNC IN
1x LEMO 16-pin external accessory interface EXT
1x Fischer 2-pin 24 V power in BAT
3x Fischer 3-pin 24 V remote start and accessory power out RS
1x LEMO 2-pin 12 V accessory power out 12 V
1x LEMO 5-pin timecode in/out TC
1x TRS 3.5 mm headphone mini stereo jack AUDIO OUT
1x custom LEMO 16-pin electronic viewfinder EVF
1x custom LEMO 10-pin Ethernet with 24 V power ETHERNET
1x Fischer 5-pin Lens Data Display LDD
2x Fischer 5-pin Lens Control System LCS
1x Fischer 12-pin for CLM-2, CLM-3, CLM-4 or later IRIS
1x Fischer 12-pin for CLM-2, CLM-3, CLM-4 or later FOCUS
1x Fischer 12-pin for CLM-2, CLM-3, CLM-4 or later ZOOM
BNC connectors are designed for fast exchange without camera disassembly. These connectors require a special tool (ALEXA Plus BNC Removal Tool, K5.72915.0).

SD CardFor importing and storing of ARRI Look Files, camera set up files, frame line files and user pixel masks and custom lens tables for the Lens Data Archive (LDA). Stores frame grabs in ARRIRAW (.ari, 12 bit), TIFF (.tif, 16 bit), DPX (.dpx, 10 bit) or JPEG (.jpg, 8 bit) format. Stores log files. Also used for installing Software Update Packets (SUPs).

UpgradesThe Storage Interface Module can be exchanged for future storage modules. The Electronics Interface Module (available as either regular ALEXA or ALEXA Plus versions) can be exchanged for future control electronics. An easily exchangeable lens mount allows other lenses beyond LDS PL mount lenses to be used. Simple camera software updates via free of charge Software Update Packets (SUPs).

Software Tools (apps)ARRIRAW Converter (ARC)
ARRI Color Tool
ARRI Meta Extract

Software Tools (online)ALEXA Camera Simulator
Lens Illumination Guide
ALEXA Frame Line Composer (AFLC) 
LUT Generator

 Note: Technical data based on SXT Software Update Packet SUP 1.0. All data subject to change without notice.