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SR3 HS Film Camera

Variable frame rate from 5-150 FPS. The ARRI SR3 High Speed film camera was created to meet the demand of any production. It's versatility between Super 16mm and regular 16mm film, as well as its variable shutter, external camera control unit, and lightweight body provide the cinematographer the necessary tools to create their vision.

We would challenge you find a cleaner more pristine Arri SR3 HS packed away in Arri Group's original equipment repository.  Call now to rent this Super 16mm camera.

Noise Level     HS version 27 dB(A) + 2 dB(A)  
Shutter     180°, 172.8°, 144°, 135°, 90° , 45°
Lens Mount     Ø 54 mm PL-mount, adjustable to super 16
Viewfinder Mag     10x (10/17-times with viewfinder extension)
Film Speed     5 to 75 fps (crystal accurate to 0.001 fps)
HS model 5 - 150 fps

24 V

Temperatures     -20°C / +50°C (- 4° F / + 122° F)
Dimensions     L 267mm (10.39") W 171 mm (6.77") H 236 mm (7.67") (viewfinder in horizontal position)
L 267 mm (10.39") W 107 mm (4.33") H 294 mm (11.73") (viewfinder in vertical position)
Weight     app. 7 kg ( 15.4 lbs), with loaded 400 ft. magazine and on-board battery 24V/0.7 Ah 
Exposure Meter     TTL-silicon, 13-31 DIN (16 to 1000 ASA) working range in viewfinder ± 2 f/stops
Video Assist     1/2" (inch) ccd video camera, b/w or colour, with AFP (anti flicker processor)



The ARRIFLEX 16 SR3 is designed to meet all modern production requirements. With its off-set pl-mount it is easy to change the format from normal 16 to super 16. Equipped with time code, the ARRIFLEX 16 SR3offers direct access to electronic post production. The bright, high quality video assist gives the possibility of rough OFF-line editing. A manually adjustable mirror shutter and the smooth operation level of 20 dB(A) (+2 dB(A)) expand the working possibilities of this universal production camera.

Format Normal 16 / Super 16
The format change from normal 16 to super 16 is fast and simple. With the off-set design of the pl-mount, the center of the image is precisely adapted to the format required. This guarantees optimum lens performance for super 16.

To convert the universal film gate only a small change is necessary. There is no need for a new film gate, which also leaves the original adjustments untouched.

Fiber optic screens with all common markings and format combinations can be interchanged quickly.


With the pl-mount (Ø 54 mm) and the unchanged rigid flange focal distance all ARRI lenses can be used. For the 16mm lens range with 41 mm diameter steel bayonet, an adapter is available which may remain permanently in the camera even when changing the lens.

Time Code
Time code is the key to all modern methods of electronic post production. As a linking element between film and video technology it is integrated in the ARRIFLEX 16 SR3. The recording module is located in the magazine, where also the time code sensitivity is adjusted. The 80-bit time code fully complies with the SMPTE RP 136 standard, Form C.

Video Assist
The two 1/2" (inch color and black/white CCD video cameras and the anti flicker module AFP-2 provide an especially bright and high quality video assist. The video-optic-transmission is adjustable from normal 16 to super 16, and reproduces the full image of either format on the monitor.

The standard handgrip is fast and easy to interchange with the video-set. Even with the attached video camera, the viewfinder can pivot by 120° across the camera for comfort. Changing the beam splitter for black/white or color ratio is simple and does not require adjustment.

Variable Mirror Shutter

To achieve a wide field of production possibilities, it is possible to mechanically ad just the opening sector of the mirror shutter when camera is switched off. The most important opening sectors of 90°,135°, 144°,172.8° and 180° are locked and also indicated on the camera's display. An automatic mirror shutter stop provides undisturbed viewing through the finder and a precise mirror position.

Viewing System with ARRIGLOW
New and especially convenient designed is the viewing system of the ARRIFLEX 16 SR3:

Equipped with ARRIGLOW, a steplessly adjustable illuminated frame in the viewfinder makes filming easier when format markings are difficult to see in low light situations.

Warning indications for asynchronous camera speed, film end and low battery are integrated in the finder. The finder center can be adjusted to the required format (normal 16 or super 16). A switchable magnification is available in the viewfinder extension .

Even with the video camera attached, the viewfinder can now pivot by 120° from the left to the right camera side. Without video assist, pivoting of 190° is possible. The finder is rotatable by 360° parallel to the body and can be swung away by 25°.

The viewfinder provides automatic upright images at all times. The image can also be manually orientated.
Control panel with LCD-display
A large LCD-display on the left camera side clearly shows information of all adjusted settings. Below the display, a control panel has been integrated offering simple and precise access to the most essential camera functions. Adjustable are:
  • frame rates from 5 to 75 fps (HS version 10 to 150 fps)
  • film counter (switchable from meter to feet)
  • display of: the opening sector of the mirror shutter
  • time code user bits, time code sensitivity readout
  • battery voltage, with warning indication of low battery (BAT)
  • film end (END) and asynchronous camera speed (ASY)
Optionally most functions can be controlled external via the CCU-l (Camera Control Unit).
Coaxial magazines are available with time code recording module. The magazines are mechanically linked to the camera.

Existing 16 SR II magazines without time code recording can also be used. On request SR3 magazines are available without time code recording module.
The ARRIFLEX 16 SR3's interface provides full system compatibility with a wide range of accessory. The ARRIFLEX 535's proven accessory range can be connected, i. e. ESU-1 (external synchronizing unit), MCL (master clock), RU-1 (remote unit), RS-3 (4) (remote switch), HE-3 (heatable eyecup), camera handgrip, CCU-1 (camera control unit), AFP-2 (anti-flicker processor).

ARRI 400' Time-Code HS Mags
ARRI IVS Video Tap
ARRI Batteries or Charger
ARRI FF4 Follow Focus
ARRI MB-14 6X6 Matte Box
ARRI BP-6 Sliding Camera Plate
Right Hand Grip
Shoulder Pad
Transvideo 6" LCD Monitor
O'Connor 2575C Fluid Head




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