Arnold & Richter Cine Technik GmbH (ARRI)

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 90-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 Direct-to-Edit 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 ARRI Relativity™ software.

In recognition of its groundbreaking products, ARRI has over the years been presented with 16 awards by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Most recently, the developers of the ARRISCAN were honored by the Academy with a 2010 Scientific and Engineering Award.

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Key People

Dr. Johannes Steurer is Principal Engineer in the R&D department of Arnold & Richter Cine Technik. Currently his main task is to evaluate existing technologies for 3D acquisition in the field of motion picture applications and to lead the research on new 3D technologies at Arri, comprising stereo-3D, 3D laser scanning, and other new technologies for depth sensing.

Johannes Steurer received his Dr.-Ing. degree in electrical engineering from the Technical University Munich in 1992. He joined Arri in 1994. During the first years he was technical manager of the newly founded digital film postproduction group. Later he moved to R&D as project manager for the Arrilaser film recorder. Among others he was responsible for the development of an archive scanner prototype under the EU project RACINE-S (IST-2001-37117).

He is recipient of several awards including two Cinec Awards and one Scientific and Engineering Award of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2002.

Dieter Schrottmayer is responsible for financial controlling and project controlling at ARRI Austria. After his PhD in 1997 he became project leader and project coordinator for several European Research projects within Framework 4 and 5. His technical backgrounds are application of lasers, laser material processing, laser soldering, infrared measurement techniques, and technologies for mine detection.

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