Beautiful Mini Documentary Test Shot on the ARRI Alexa MINI

The Alexa Mini is shipping in limited quantities and we've delivered quite a few to some very happy DoP's and rental houses here in the UK. ARRI have really outdone themselves with the Alexa MINI - shrinking the hulking Alexa that we all love to a cube shaped powerhouse that fits in the palm of your hand.

The beauty of the Alexa MINI (other than its stunning looks of course) is that it and can be used just like a normal camera by a single operators - something most wouldn't dare do with the bigger Alexa XT's and Classics.

ARRI Alexa mini

These are cameras that require a crew to run, but not the Alexa MINI. All you need to make it run is an EVF or a monitor, a V-lock battery plate and a wi-fi capable device such as a tablet or smart phone to change the camera's basic parameters such as raster size, frame rate and sensitivity and you're good to go and shoot incredible images with life-like colour reproduction and high dynamic range akin to that of the good old days of celluloid film.

Here's a beautiful mini doc test shot recently on the Alexa MINI by Polish collective Film Cyfrowy:

ALEXA MINI - documentary test from Film Cyfrowy on Vimeo.

Camera: ALEXA MINI Settings: (Log C, sharpness -5, denoise STRONG) Lens: LOMO EKRAN zoom lens T3.4 KDX LUT Filmconvert

You can download the 3.2K version from the Vimeo link here.


ARRI Alexa MINI Features and Highlights

  • 35 mm format ARRI ALEV III CMOS sensor (same as Alexa XT/Classic)
  • 4:3 Anamorphic Mode
  • 14+ stops dynamic range
  • Records onto CFast 2.0 card
  • Records ProRes 422, 422 HQ, 4444, 4444 XQ, ARRIRAW
  • In camera ARRIRAW recording up to 30p
  • Slow-Motion in ProRes up to 200fps
  • Interchangeable PL, B4 and Canon EF Lens mounts
  • Integrated lens motor control and ND filters
  • Super strong titanium sensor mount
  • Solid titanium PL mount
  • Lightweight 2.3 kg/5 lbs camera body with titanium PL lens mount
  • Perfect for gimbal stabilisers and aerial work

Various Recording resolutions:

  • 16:9 ProRes HD 2880x1620
  • 16:9 ProRes 2K 2867x1613
  • 16:9 ProRes 3.2K 3200x1800
  • 16:9 ProRes 4K UHD 3200x1800
  • 4:3 ProRes 2.8K 2880x2160 *
  • 6:5 ProRes De-squeezed to 2K 2560x2145 *
  • 8:9 ProRes De-squeezed to HD 1920x2160 *
  • 16:9 ARRIRAW 2.8K 2880x2160 *
  • Open Gate ARRIRAW 3.4K 3414x2198 *

To get your Alexa MINI package quote you can ring our ARRI Specialists at 0208 977 1222. We have extensive experience in providing the UK broadcast and film industry with ARRI cameras, lenses and professional support gear and we'll make sure to find the right package for your needs.