ARRI ALEXA CLASSIC Compatible Memory Cards, Data Rates, and Recording Times

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The following compatible memory cards, data rates, and recording time information has been extracted from the ARRI ALEXA Classic website and/or camera manual. All information is subject to change, and all data rates and recording times are approximate values. Bit rates and recording times will vary depending on the content being captured.

 

ARRI ALEXA Classic Compatible Memory Cards

The following table shows all compatible memory cards for the ARRI ALEXA CLASSIC camera.

ARRI ALEXA Classic Compatible Memory Cards

 

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ARRI ALEXA Data Rates and Approximate Recording Times

The following table shows the approximate recording times of the ARRI ALEXA CLASSIC camera using various recording formats, memory card types and memory card sizes.

ARRI ALEXA Classic Data Rates and Recording Times

Notes
*¹ 4:3 sensor mode is only available in the following ALEXA Classic cameras: ALEXA Plus 4:3, ALEXA M and ALEXA Studio.
*² ProRes is a variable bit rate codec. While it is usually close to the target data rate, the actual data rate can vary with image content.
*³ The ALEXA ProRes target data rate is the Apple target data rate plus metadata and other overhead.
*⁴ DNxHD requires the purchase of a DNxHD license for ALEXA, ALEXA Plus and ALEXA M; a DNxHD license is included in ALEXA Plus 4:3 and ALEXA Studio.
*⁵ The remaining time indicated by the camera is always calculated based on the theoretical maximum data rate, not the target data rate, to be on the safe side.

 

ARRI Formats and Data Rate Calculator

The following shows the approximate recording times of various ARRI cameras using various recording formats, memory card types and memory card sizes. This has been extracted from the ARRI Formats and Data Calculator site found here.