Built in 1914, Arnold August and Robert Richter cinema projector with a manual to an electric motor attached to a brighter light source and a homemade arc lamp added. In addition, the two 60-m-drums replaced by a self-built 300-m-drum. Both studied at the Technical University of Munich and finished her studies as a graduate of Mechanical Engineers.
Together they learned Martin Kopp , film pioneer and reporters from Munich to know. This turned teacher, developed and copied in his own workshop. This allowed Arnold and judges work as a copier and even rotate. Both met on Easter 1915 Peter Mayer. This operation at the Karlsplatz in Munich a glass studio for film shooting. Here, Arnold and Richter learned the technique of film making.
Robert Richter went before the outbreak of the First World War in the USA and worked as an assistant waiter , as well as automobile mechanic in New York and at Ford in Detroit as a mechanic . When at that time under the Famous Players-Lasky operating under the name Paramount Pictures , he helped to construct the first fully automatic film processor. He last worked in Hollywood as an assistant cameraman in the studio of William Fox . He returned to Germany.
On 12 September 1917 the two founded the firm Arnold & Richter . First, business objects 'filming' and 'the operation of a photo-and film-chemical laboratory' were. Money was earned through camera work, film screenings and mechanical works. The first own copy machine was built to last copy themselves. However, ARRI has been known by that of Erich Kaestner led development of the mirror shutter in film cameras. By 1937, the Arriflex presented mirror shutter , it was possible, through the optical viewfinder with no parallax error to see the exact image detail and sharpness of the distribution.
ARRI presents including headlights, movie projector ago, laser devices for medical and Datenausbelichtung on film cameras. The company has been sixteen times the Oscar get to technical innovations in the film industry. The sixteenth Oscar went to the company on 20 February, 2010.
Since 2009, ARRI is oriented to the digital domain. These include digital intermediate and digital cinema cameras, ARRI D-20/D-21, ARRILASER and ARRISCAN. The digital cameras are D-20/D-21 - in addition to the rent - even sold. This should be seen against the background that RED , a manufacturer of 2006 incurred digital cinema cameras , the previously undisputed market leader in the ARRI sales of 35-mm film cameras exceeded considerably.
For copies of movies sold since 2005 ARRI digital cinema mastering, including Digital Cinema Packages (DCPs). At the International Broadcast Conference in September 2008, the ARRI ARRIQCP (ARRI Quality Control Player) before. Besides playback functionality of the DCPs for DCPs can SMPTE - and DCI are verified compatibility. The device was developed in collaboration with Cinecert LLC.
ARRI 2010 received an honorary award at the German Camera Award for its technical innovations and its merits in the international film.