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ARRI cameras

ARRIFLEX 16 BL, picture: ARRI
The ARRIFLEX 16 BL (1965) was the company’s first self-blimped camera. It allowed sync sound 16mm filming and was adopted by television industries worldwide, eventually becoming one of the most successful ARRI cameras ever. Picture: ARRI.

In the middle of the 1930’s, the Munich-based company ARRI innovates and astonishes: it markets a camera equipped with a reflex technology. This enables directors to gain a better view of an object, avoiding the usual parallax errors. ARRI had adapted to motion pictures a technology until then exclusively used by photographers, and since then, has remained a leader in its market.

Founded in 1917, ARRI stands for the initials of both its founders, August Arnold and Robert Richter. Over the years, its cameras were equipped with the most sophisticated technologies and modern softwares, but they still work based on the very same reflex principle that had been developed by chief engineer Erich Kästner in the 30s.

The technical innovations ARRI brought to the audiovisual industry earned the company no less than 12 scientific and technical Oscars. Every year, films shot with ARRI cameras dominate the Oscar nominations. In its very own way, ARRI wrote a page of cinema history all by itself – without its specialists, it would probably have taken a completely different path.

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