ARRI ALEXA Classic

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.

Make Type Size GB Notes
Sony SxS Pro 64 SBP-64A – Discontinued
Pro+ 64 SBP-64B – Discontinued
SBP-64C – Discontinued
SBP-64D – Discontinued
128 SBP-128B – Discontinued
SBP-128C – Discontinued
SBP-128D – Discontinued

No Longer Supported

Make Type Size GB Notes
Sony SxS PRO 8 SBP-8A – Discontinnued
16 SBP-16A – Discontinnued
32 SBP-32A – Discontinnued

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.

Codec Resolution Output
Resolution
Bit
Depth
Frame Rates
fps
Recording Time at 24fps [hh:mm:ss]
CFast 128GB CFast 64GB
ProRes 422 16:9 HD 1920 x 1080 10 0.75 – 120 02:02:07 01:04:32
422 HQ 01:21:35 00:43:06
4444 12 0.75 – 60 00:54:27 00:28:45
422 2K 2048 x 1152 10 0.75 – 60 01:46:56 00:56:30
422 HQ 01:11:25 00:37:43
4444 12 00:47:39 00:25:09
422 4:3 2K 2048 x 1536 10 0.75 – 48 01:20:19 00:42:25
422 HQ 00:53:36 00:28:18
4444 12 00:35:44 00:18:51

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 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.

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