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Intro image for article ARRI ALEXA Mini LF SUP 7.0 Recording Formats Reel
Tutorials & Guides
In this video, we share some footage captured in the new recording formats found in ARRI's latest ALEXA Mini LF Software Update Package 7.0.1. This SUP includes four new Super35 recording formats and two new Large Format recording formats, plus feature enhancements to the overall user experience.
Intro image for article AbelCine x RDM Interview: Virtual Production
Client Profiles
In this in-depth interview, AbelCine Director of Education Jeff Lee sits down – virtually – with director Greg Robbins and DP Chris Fanning of RDM to talk about their work in the world of virtual production.
Intro image for article ARRI ALEXA MINI LF SUP 7.0 Now Available
Tech News
ARRI has released SUP 7.0 for their popular ALEXA Mini LF camera system. The update includes some long-awaited features, with new dedicated Super35 recording modes that match those found on the original ALEXA Mini. In most cases, these new modes can achieve higher maximum frame rates than the original ALEXA Mini. There are new LF (Large Format) recording modes, an expanded list of framelines and anamorphic squeeze factors, and a number of other enhancements as well.
Intro image for article ARRI Applications: Mixed Reality Workflow with RDM
Tutorials & Guides
AbelCine's ARRI Applications series continues with a look at the mixed reality workflow of RDM. Discover how this studio utilizes the ARRI ALEXA Mini LF, Signature Primes, and SRH-360 stabilized remote head, all riding atop the Motion Impossible AGITO robotic dolly, on a cutting-edge virtual production stage.
Intro image for article ARRI Applications: ALEXA Mini LF & Signature Primes with Lucas Cohen
Tutorials & Guides
AbelCine's new ARRI Applications series begins with insight from Director of Photography Lucas Cohen, exploring why he chose the ARRI ALEXA Mini LF and Signature Primes for this specific project: six shoots in three weeks, covering Major League Soccer.
Intro image for article Mini LF Series: Shooting for HDR
Tutorials & Guides
One of the major technology trends in 2020 continues to be HDR. As you may also know, Netflix has instituted a requirement that all original programming be finished in HDR (the Dolby Vision flavor, to be exact) — not unlike their 2015 edict that all original programming be shot with cameras from a growing list of bodies that capture at least UHD 3840x2160 natively. While a full primer on ‘What to Expect When You’re Expecting HDR’ is beyond the scope of this article, I wanted to highlight one camera particularly well-suited to HDR capture (as well as satisfying the Netflix resolution requirements): ARRI’s ALEXA Mini LF.
Intro image for article ALEXA Mini LF: Wireless Camera Control
Tutorials & Guides
The ALEXA Mini LF builds on ARRI's wireless control technology, which was introduced to the ALEXA line with the ALEXA SXT W. Each new ALEXA camera has advanced this capability, and the Mini LF is no exception. In this blog, I take a look at the various options available for wireless camera control and discuss the benefits of each.
Intro image for article ALEXA Mini LF: The Power of ARRI's LPL Mount
Tutorials & Guides
When ARRI debuted their “large format” camera series with the full-size ALEXA LF in 2018, it came with a new, and somewhat radical, lens mount dubbed LPL, for ‘Large Positive Lock’. LPL is similar to the classic PL-mount (itself also an ARRI invention) used on cinema cameras since the early 80s but with a couple of noteworthy differences.
Intro image for article ARRI ALEXA Mini LF FAQ
Tech News
ARRI's surprise announcement last week of their new ALEXA Mini LF camera system has created a lot of buzz. We've had a lot of interest in the new camera, and we are currently taking preorders with a $5,000 deposit. To help folks get the information they need, we've gathered the most popular questions we've received and answered them here. Be sure to check back often, as we will update this list with new information and additional questions.