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Intro image for article ALEXA Mini Brings Breakthrough Mobility to the ALEXA Family
Tech News
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.
Intro image for article At the Bench: Using the Sound Devices MixPre-D Field Mixer
Tutorials & Guides
If you've paid a visit to our NY or LA showrooms recently, you may have noticed the newly expanded audio sections. We created these displays so that our clients could go hands-on with a variety of microphones, mixers, and other audio equipment before deciding what fits their project best. Since we all know that getting audio right in the field can sometimes be a challenge, it's always important to make sure you're using the right tools for the job, like the Sound Devices MixPre-D field mixer.
Intro image for article Gates Underwater Announces New ALEXA Housing
Tech News
Recently, Gates Underwater made an exciting announcement and revealed their new ALEXA underwater housing. As with their other housings, this unit features simple fingertip controls, an adjustable trim weight system, Gates Precision Ports, and adjustable handle grips.
Intro image for article Arri ALEXA SUP 10.0 Brings Support for SxS Pro+ Cards
Tech News
Arri has recently started the second Open Beta phase for Software Update Packet 10.0, and they've announced some exciting features for this release.
Intro image for article DP Phil Lott Pairs ALEXA Plus 4:3 & Hawk Anamorphics for Kelly & Cal
Client Profiles
Phil Lott is quite the triple threat - as a cinematographer, director, and showrunner, he has been working in the industry for over two decades. Phil has extensive credits in television, and while he enjoys the medium, his most recent project is an indie feature called Kelly & Cal.
Intro image for article Arri Announces ALEXA XT Support for New ProRes 4444 XQ Codec
Tech News
Apple just released Final Cut Pro 10.1.2, which has a host of new features including improved media management tools, Rec709 LUT support for Log footage (Arri, Sony, Canon, and Blackmagic cameras), 3DLUT support for the Arri AMIRA, and support for their new ProRes 4444 XQ codec.
Intro image for article Arri ALEXA XT Frequently Asked Questions
Tools, Charts & Downloads
Arri's website has a great set of resources for anyone interested in working with the ALEXA / ALEXA XT, from a menu simulator to downloadable footage, to videos explaining how to work with ARRIRAW. One of the best of these resources is their comprehensive ALEXA XT FAQ.
Intro image for article Viewing ALEXA Log C Footage in Final Cut Pro X
Tutorials & Guides
We've discussed many of the advantages of shooting Log C on the ALEXA before, but often one of the biggest roadblocks is the preconceived notion of an overly complex workflow. While this can be true if you need to grade the majority of your footage, often times (especially if you nail your exposure), a simple translation is all that is necessary.
Intro image for article Indie Film Jackrabbit 29 Goes Anamorphic with ALEXA 4:3
Client Profiles
AbelCine client Nicholas Matthews is a cinematographer who has worked on varied projects such as award-winning commercials, music videos, and features like In Loving Memory (International Film Festival of LA Official Selection). Recently, he started work on a new project - an indie film called Jackrabbit 29 .