Large-format sensor in an ALEXA Mini body

Combining the compact size and low weight of the popular ALEXA Mini with the large-format ALEXA LF sensor, ALEXA Mini LF brings exciting new creative possibilities to ARRI’s large-format camera system.


Best overall image quality in large format

Immersive large-format look
Lower noise with higher usable sensitivity
Highest dynamic range of any production camera
ARRI color science for natural skin tones, easy color correction and clean VFX
Perfect for High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Wide Color Gamut (WCG) displays

Best overall production value

Robust and reliable
Easy to operate and use on set
Fast and efficient workflows

Internal recording to new Codex Compact Drive

Uncompressed and unencrypted MXF/ARRIRAW
Fast and efficient MXF/Apple ProRes
New Codex Compact Drive 1TB is small, tough and cost-efficient
Affordable Compact Drive Reader works without license or extra software
Compact Drive Adapter is compatible with SXR Capture Drive Docks

New MVF-2 high-contrast HD viewfinder

HD OLED display, color science and ARRICAM eyepiece like ALEXA LF EVF-2
Optimal judgement of focus, dynamic range and color
Stable color balance through temperature- controlled display
Large 4” flip-out monitor shows image or camera menu
Three operation modes: single operator, crew or remote
New flexible and reliable CoaXPress VF cable, up to 10 m/33 ft

Additional new features

Three internal, motorized large-format FSND filters: ND 0.6, 1.2 and 1.8
New dedicated, regulated 12 V and 24 V accessory power outputs
New SYNC IN and improved AUDIO connectors
Two built-in microphones
Six user buttons on camera's left side
One LOCK button each for camera and viewfinder
Additional external WiFi antenna
Easier access to media, VF and TC connectors

Great system compatibility

Same sensor and recording formats as ALEXA LF
Compatible with LPL and PL mount lenses, Super 35 and full frame
Supports all anamorphic de-squeeze ratios
Compatible with almost all ALEXA Mini accessories
Compatible with ARRI and cmotion wireless remote systems
Works with 12 V and 24 V on-board batteries (~65 W power draw)

ARRI's large-format camera system

The LF camera system consists of the high- speed ALEXA LF and ALEXA Mini LF cameras, ARRI Signature Prime lenses, LPL lens mount, PL-to-LPL adapter, and Lens Data System LDS-2. The combined feature sets and form factors of ARRI’s two large-format cameras encompass all on-set requirements.


Lens options for ARRI large-format cameras

Optimized for large-format lenses, the LPL lens mount fitted to ALEXA LF and ALEXA Mini LF cameras accepts ARRI Signature Primes, ARRI Rental DNA LF and 65 format optics, and third-party LPL lenses. The PL-to-LPL adapter, which attaches securely to the LPL lens mount without tools, offers backwards compatibility with all PL mount lenses, be they Super 35 or full frame. LDS-2 or /i lens metadata is accessible via the LPL mount, and LDS-1 or /i via the PL-to-LPL adapter. ARRI’s Frame Line and Lens Illumination Tool, available in the Learn & Help/Tools section of the ARRI website, illustrates how much of the large-format sensor is covered by a given lens.

Other manufacturers, such as Panavision and Vantage, offer proprietary lens mounts for the ALEXA LF and ALEXA Mini LF cameras, to support their own lens ranges. Cinematographers therefore have an almost unlimited lens choice when shooting with ARRI large-format cameras.


40% savings of time and budget with High Density Encoding

Codex High Density Encoding (HDE) uses sophisticated, loss-less encoding to reduce ARRIRAW file sizes by around 40% during downloading or later in the workflow. While exhibiting a smaller footprint HDE is not compromising on quality: it is bit-identical to a full-blown ARRIRAW file! HDE lowers storage costs, shortens transfer times, and speeds up workflows, which translates to a direct 40% saving in time and money. HDE is free-of-charge for use with Codex Capture and Compact Drives, openly shared, and fast: ARRIRAW Open Gate 4.5K can be encoded comfortably at 24 fps on a modern MacBook Pro.





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