The mighty ARRI ALEXA Mini LF just became a more versatile tool than ever with the latest Software Update Package 7.0. The camera can now shoot in a wide variety of Super 35 recording modes along with a few additional large format modes as well. Other than that, three of the four Super 35 recording formats offer higher frame rates than the ALEXA Mini, while the new large-format recording formats deliver the large format look with a significantly reduced data rate (HD or UHD recording).
This makes the ALEXA Mini LF not only an enticing option for large format productions, but also for those content creators who prefer to shoot in arguably the most popular format for feature films, drama series, and commercials without the need to trade off the pristine image quality and compact form factor that the camera is so well known for.
Software Update Package 7.0 Highlights
New Super 35 modes (MFX/Apple ProRes):
- 3.4K S35 3:2 – 3.4K up to 60fps (3424 x 2022 recorded pixels)
- 3.2K S35 16:9 – 3.2K up to 75fps (3200 x 1800 recorded pixels
- 2.8K S35 4:3 – 2.8K up to 75fps (2280 x 2160 recorded pixels)
- 2.8K S35 16:9 – HD up to 100fps (1920 x 1080 recorded pixels)
New large-format recording modes (MFX/Apple ProRes):
- 4.3K LF 16:9 – UHD up to 48fps (3840 x 2160 recorded pixels)
- 4.3K LF 16:9 – HD up to 75fps (1920 x 1080 recorded pixels)
Other noteworthy enhancements that Software Update Package 7.0 brings to the ALEXA Mini LF include an improved magnification tool and more framelines, Camera Access Protocol (CAP) enhancements, improved logfile exporting, system stability improvements, and more.
Beyond any doubt, those additional features improve the overall usability of the camera even further while addressing a wide range of customer demands all at the same time. You can find a more detailed description of the newly added features of the ALEXA Mini LF and updating instructions here.
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