Arri just announced the latest addition to the ALEXA family, the all new ALEXA Mini. Coming in at a svelte 7.3″ x 4.9″ x 5.5″ (LxWxH) and weighing only 5 pounds, the Mini compliments the series with the same S35 ALEV III CMOS sensor found in the ALEXA and AMIRA. Utilizing a carbon body with titanium lens mount attached directly to the titanium sensor mount, the Mini shares the same PL, EF and B4 bayonet lens mounts, as well as the same MVF-1 viewfinder as the AMIRA.
The powerful record options include ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 4444XQ, and ARRIRAW (all in 16:9 or 4:3 modes), with the ProRes codecs supporting HD, 2K, 3.2K, and 4K UHD. Like the AMIRA, the Mini records to CFast 2.0 cards at a maximum frame rate of 200 fps at HD or 2K, but can also record ARRIRAW up to 30 fps. In addition to the internal ARRIRAW capabilities, the Mini can also output ARRIRAW via 6G-SDI to the new Codex Multi-Camera Recorder at 120 fps. The Multi-Camera recorder can simultaneously record ARRIRAW from up to four ALEXA Minis.
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