About ARRI

Shaping the future of filmmaking

Located in Munich, Germany, Arnold and Richter Cine Technik (A&R) was founded in 1917 and is the largest manufacturer of professional motion picture equipment in the world.

Throughout its 95-year history, ARRI has been associated with constant innovation and revolutionary technologies in all of its core businesses. The company is involved in all aspects of the film industry: engineering, design, manufacture, production, visual effects, postproduction, equipment rental, laboratory services and studio lighting solutions. Manufactured products include cameras, lighting fixtures and digital postproduction tools. In addition to camera systems for 16 mm, 35 mm and 65 mm film, ARRI leads the field in digital acquisition with its ALEXA digital camera system, which delivers the highest quality images with minimal noise, wide dynamic range and workflows. Lighting products encompass traditional technologies as well as the latest advances in LED illumination, while the ARRISCAN film scanner and ARRILASER film recorder have become ubiquitous, indispensable tools in postproduction facilities all over the world. Film and digital image manipulation, restoration, archiving and preservation are addressed with products such as the ARRISCAN Wetgate and various archive tools.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has recognized ARRI technologies and continual innovation with 18 Scientific and Engineering Awards. Most recently, the developers of the ARRILASER were honored by the Academy with the Academy Award of Merit® (Oscar Statuette®).

Company Information

The ARRI Group has over 1,200 highly trained employees worldwide. Half of them are based in Germany, where the company has its headquarters in Munich and where the largest part of its business is concentrated. ARRI's award-winning product range is distributed to film industry centres from Hollywood to Bollywood and everywhere inbetween.

ARRI's rental division, with its worldwide network of subsidiaries, can provide you with an unrivalled range of cutting-edge products wherever you might be shooting. Facilities in America, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia, as well as over 40 global partners, mean that you are never too far from world-class ARRI service and support.

On the postproduction side, ARRI Film & TV have a number of facilities in Germany and Switzerland that provide state-of-the-art film lab and digital intermediate services. From the uniquely well equipped one-stop-shop in Munich to Europe's biggest DI grading suite in Berlin, ARRI's post houses carry the vision of filmmakers through the final steps of the creative journey.

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