ARRI (SUP) 5.0 for ARRI ALEXA Mini Cameras

ARRI announce the release ALEXA Mini Software Update Package (SUP) 5.0 for ARRI ALEXA Mini Cameras.

The update for all ALEXA camera models includes features such as multicam improvements, ARRI Look Library as well as known issue fixes from previous SUP versions.

(SUP) 5.0 for ARRI ALEXA Mini Cameras

New features & overview of changes introduced with SUP 5.0

ARRI Look Library:
An extensive collection of 87 high quality looks

Look files for HDR workflows
2 pre-installed look files for PQ and HLG monitoring

EXT Sync
Sensor and settings synchronization of up to 16 ALEXA Mini cameras for VFX plates, VR rigs and other multicamera applications

ARRI Master Grips support
3-axis control of ENG lenses (with AMIRA PL mount), focus and iris control of EF mount lenses, Master Grips specific user buttons

1.3x anamorphic desqueeze in preview
Support for 1.3x anamorphic lenses

Multicam features
Various improvements based on user feedback

Camera Access Protocol (CAP)
Control of look parameters through an IP based API

WCU-4 enhancements
Wireless transfer of lens files to camera, playback control and loading of in-camera user setups

ECS improvements
LBUS device update via camera, auto detection of motor gear teeth count, option to deactivate the lens mount

Improved timecode handling
Addition of jam sync mode and free run timecode recovery after shooting off-speed

Extended support for EF lenses
Support for a wider set of EF lenses, focus and iris control, support of built-in image stabilizers

Advanced user setup handling
Store multiple user setups in camera with parameter blocks

WiFi infrastructure mode
Connect the camera to a production network

Monitoring and display improvements
ARRI Look Files V2 to support Rec 2020 color space, Dual 422 3G UHD, Dual 422 6G UHD, Level A/B support for 3G, Playback and user setup control for Starlite HD5-ARRI, Playback shuttle speed up to 512x

Miscellaneous improvements
Simplified Chinese UI, electronic horizon overlay for EVF and SDI, UDM-1 overlay for EVF and SDI, frame grabs while recording or playback, option to switch off OLED of MVF-1, user buttons for list based settings

(SUP) 5.0 for ARRI ALEXA Mini Cameras

Known issues fixed in SUP 5.0

These known issues from previous SUP versions have been fixed with SUP 5.0:
• No SDI embedded timecode with 3G HD-SDI output on some devices
• In 4K UHD, 3.2K and S16 mode, no NTSC frame rates are supported on SDI 1 output
• 6G UHD-SDI output does not include embedded audio
• No Color Bars output with 6G SDI
• With ARRIRAW recording, no embedded audio in SDI
• In ARRIRAW 16:9 HD Ana. mode, 422 3G SDI signals are not fully functional and may be distorted
• Anamorphic desqueeze is enabled by default in Open Gate
• Viewfinder may show scaling artifacts in 3.2K recording mode
• Compatibility issues with some Sigma lenses
• Built-in EF lens image stabilizers are not supported
• Sync may get lost when switching frame rates with activated HD-SDI genlock
• Genlock sync accuracy may jitter
• Using Zebra and Aperture Peaking in combination may result in false exposure indication
• Zebra/False Color is disabled during clip playback
• Potential timecode shift after playback
• Playing back interlaced clips with project rate 59.94 or 60 may show a signal loss when pausing/playing the clip on SDI outputs
• Browsing fast through the clip list in playback may result in the wrong clip displayed in the viewfinder and SDI outputs
• Frame grab is only available in standby mode

Changes to previous SUP versions

• In the look configuration LOOK > CONFIG, the setting “Gamma” has been renamed to “Processing”. • The iris control for EF lenses has been changed from 1/8 to 1/4 steps.

For more information regarding the SUP 5.0 for ARRI ALEXA Mini Cameras, visit