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Carbon fiber captures all with Arri’s new compact moviemaker

News International-French

26 Mar 2015

Compact, lightweight and self-contained, the Arri AlexaMini is a versatile additional tool in the Alexa camera range.

Strength and agility through state-of-the-art materials
To maintain Arri’s famously rugged build quality in a small and lightweight camera, a number of unique design solutions have been incorporated. These include highly integrated and sealed electronics, a lightweight carbon housing and a solid titanium PL mount that connects directly with the new internal sensor mount – also made of titanium – to ensure a super-stable flange focal distance, even when using large lenses. Nimble in use and hardy on set, the Alexa Mini is a go-anywhere tool, easy to transport in backpacks or as carry-on luggage.

Versatile mounting and shooting options
The Alexa Mini can be operated in a number of ways: by wireless remote control, as a normal camera with the Arri MVF-1 multi viewfinder attached, or with an on-board monitor and controlled via the user button interface on the camera body. Light enough to be comfortably held at arm’s length in a hand rig, its compact size and extremely quiet operation also make it ideal for tight shooting conditions.

The symmetrical design permits filming in any orientation, including upside-down and in portrait mode, while multiple accessory points enable highly creative mounting solutions. In addition, the camera interchangeable lens mount can be replaced with any of those designed for the Arri Amira, allowing the use of B4 video and EF mount stills lenses.

Uncompromised image quality for specialized shots
The overwhelming advantage of the Alexa Mini is that it marries such a compact and lightweight form factor with the same unparalleled image quality that has made the Arri Alexa system a gold standard for the industry.

Combine the Mini with any other Alexa camera and you will have perfectly matched images, even on anamorphic productions – thanks to the 4:3 sensor and automatic de‑squeeze function.