The Modular Camera System
Developed using the latest, state-of-the-art technology, the ARRIFLEX 435 modular camera system has an impressive array of features and options. The 435 has become the MOS workhorse of the industry, largely because it is compact, lightweight and easy to use.
The viewfinder can be pivoted in two axes for comfortable viewing in any situation. A dual-pin registration and multi pull-down claw movement guarantees precise image steadiness from 1 – 150 fps, both forward and reverse. Equipped with additional modules, the camera is capable of time code recording.
“ES” Electronic Shutter
With an electronic mirror shutter that can be continuously adjusted from 11.2 degrees to 180 degrees while the camera is running, the ARRIFLEX 435ES offers complete control of exposure compensation via easily accessible programs. The integrated functional expansion module is equipped with interfaces that enable full remote control of the camera thus enabling applications in advanced production methods such as motion control. In addition, the module enables time code recording.
The Finder System
The standard finder, which covers the full Super 35 format, pivots in two axes enabling use on either side of the camera, giving an upright image in all positions. The incorporated telescopic extender allows easy adjustment for both left and right eye viewing. The bright viewfinder image can thus be viewed comfortably from almost any conceivable operating position.
In addition, the entire viewfinder module can be removed and replaced with a lightweight 100% video-top. In this configuration, the camera body weighs only 5.9 kg – ideal for motion control, Steadicam, helicopter mounts and all other applications where compact dimensions and low weight are essential.
Due to its comprehensive system compatibility with the 535 range, the ARRIFLEX 435 can not only utilize the 535 range of extension viewfinders, but also ground glasses, field lenses and gate masks as well as all eyepieces of the ARRIFLEX 535 system. Both the telescopic viewfinder-extender of the 535 and the 300 mm extender with integrated magnifier of the 535B can be used on the ARRIFLEX 435. An optional anamorphic viewfinder is also available for de-squeezing anamorphic lenses.
The Drive Train
The ARRIFLEX 435 employs separately controlled DC-motors for film transport and mirror shutter. The complex mechanics of a high-speed camera, which typically require multiple transmission stages, were reduced to simple, dedicated drives in this design.
The separately controlled drive systems feature superior dynamics over conventional systems and are less susceptible to accidental damage in the event of a film jam.
The main feature of the ARRIFLEX 435 is the virtually maintenance-free 5-link movement with dual registration pins which operate in the standard position of optical printers. Extremely precise image steadiness is given throughout the entire frame rate from 1 to 150 fps both forward and reverse. The gate aperture is changed by means of gate masks, so that only one aperture plate is needed.
A new generation of ergonomically improved magazines was developed for the ARRIFLEX 435. A robust, lightweight design was achieved through the use of modern carbon-fibre technology. The range of magazines includes the standard mechanical 400 ft magazine and a motorized 1000 ft magazine, both of which are capable of being used over the entire speed range of 1 to 150 fps both forward or reverse. A lightweight 400 ft shoulder magazine, suitable for Steadicam use, is also
LCD Control Panel
A large LCD on the left side of the camera clearly shows all chosen settings. The control panel next to the display offers easy and precise access to all camera functions. The display can be locked mechanically to protect chosen settings.
The following can be read and/or set:
- frame rate
- camera forward or reverse run
- film counter (switchable from m to ft)
- shutter angle
- time code, user bits, time code sensitivity
- battery voltage, with warning for low battery voltage
- film end and async camera running
Despite the comprehensive range of functions that are already available in the standard configuration, the ARRIFLEX 435 body weighs in at only 6.5 kg. The lightweight and ergonomic design represents a new standard in operating comfort. The camera can easily be hand-held with the standard 400 ft magazine. A special shoulder magazine is also in preparation.
The ARRIGLOW module is also available. With ARRIGLOW, The framing format is superimposed over the ground glass, the brightness of which is continuously adjustable. Furthermore, warnings for asynchronous running, low battery and film end are displayed in the viewfinder.