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ARRI Alexa Mini 4:3 (with anamorphic licence) / MiniS4i UNCOATED T2.8 (18-75mm)

Shoot Kit 6- MB19/FF4/Video 20

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ARRI Alexa Mini 4K 4:3 35mm Digital Film Camera with 1:2.35 anamorphic licence

Consider also Alexa Mini 4:3 anamorphic camera with RAW licence

Please read VMI’s comparison article: Alexa Mini or Amira? (or why I must have a Mini because it’s newer and better isn’t it?…no wait….) 

Read VMI's article: WLCS Systems, All you need to know to explore the question of how to choose between the various systems and to introduce the range of WLCS systems which VMI arguably considers the best in their field and explain why we think that they work very well in given scenarios.

Lenses

Cooke uncoated Mini S4i PL Prime Set of 5x T2.8 lens are smaller, lighter than the S4i but offers the same resolution, optical quality and reliability.  Previously known as Cooke Panchro but not to be confused with old generation Cooke Panchros. 

This is an identical set of Cooke S4i PL Prime lenses but we have supplied these with uncoated front elements in order to generate lots of flare, when this is desired.

Cooke Mini S4i PL Prime Set of 5x T2.8 lens are smaller, lighter than the S4i but offers the same resolution, optical quality and reliability. Cooke decided that the lenses should be equally suitable for shooting film and digital images up to and beyond a 4K resolution pipeline.

Read the new article UNCOATED lenses - what you need to know!

Read the article from Duncan Telford DoP on shooting on Uncoated lenses

In addition the lenses include /i Technology, providing lens data per frame for downstream post production.

Like the S4i lenses, the Cooke Mini S4is are designed for motion photography and they don't breathe.

The lenses are one stop slower than the S4i, as a result they can be smaller and lighter.

All Cooke lenses are colour matched. This means Cooke Mini S4i and S4i lenses can be mixed on a shoot with full confidence that the images will match.

Cooke Mini S4i PL Prime Lens Set

  • Cooke Mini S4i PL Prime 18mm T2.8
  • Cooke Mini S4i PL Prime 25mm T2.8
  • Cooke Mini S4i PL Prime 32mm T2.8
  • Cooke Mini S4i PL Prime 50mm T2.8
  • Cooke Mini S4i PL Prime 75mm T2.8

 

ARRI Alexa Mini 4K 4:3 35mm Digital Film Camera with 1:2.35 anamorphic licence

Consider also Alexa Mini 4:3 anamorphic camera with RAW licence

Please read VMI’s comparison article: Alexa Mini or Amira? (or why I must have a Mini because it’s newer and better isn’t it?…no wait….) 

Read VMI's article: WLCS Systems, All you need to know to explore the question of how to choose between the various systems and to introduce the range of WLCS systems which VMI arguably considers the best in their field and explain why we think that they work very well in given scenarios.

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Package Price
£938/day, £2814/week
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Optional Accessories

Guides

Everything you wanted to know about 4K but were too afraid to ask...

Do we adopt 4K now or wait for 8K?

The Case for and against 4K

Shooting with HD Video lenses on large sensor cameras

ARRI Alexa Version 5 User Manual

Types of Apple Prores codecs and recording durations

Everything you wanted to know about 4K but were too afraid to ask...

Large Sensor Cameras - Everything that you need to know

Specifications

Sensor 35 mm format ARRI ALEV III CMOS with Bayer pattern color filter array
Photo sites 16:09
(with surround view) HD: 2880x1620 (3168x1772)
  2K: 2868x1612 (3154x1764)
  3.2K: 3200x1800 (3424x1926)
  4K UHD: 3200x1800 (3424x1926)
   
  04:03
  2K: 2867x2150 (3168x2160) *
Shutter Electronic shutter, 5.0° to 356.0°
Exposure latitude 14+ stops over the entire sensitivity range from EI 160 to EI 3200 
as measured with the ARRI Dynamic Range Test Chart (DRTC-1)
Exposure index EI 800 base sensitivity
Filters Built-in motorized ND filters 0.6, 1.2, 2.1
Lens mounts Titanium PL mount with L-Bus connector and LDS
EF mount
PL mount with Hirose connector and LDS
B4 mount with Hirose connector
Recording media CFast 2.0 memory cards
Recording formats HD 1920x1080
2K Cine 16:9 2048x1152
2K Cine 4:3 2048x1536 *
3.2K 3200x1800
4K UHD 3840x2160
ARRIRAW 2.8K 16:9 2880x1620 *
ARRIRAW 2.8K 4:3 2880x2160 *
Recording codec ProRes 4444XQ, 4444, 422 (HQ), 422, 422(LT), ARRIRAW *
Color output Rec 709, custom look or Log C
Look control Import of custom 3D LUT, ASC CDL parameter (slope, offset, power, saturation)
Adjustable image parameters Knee, gamma, saturation, black gamma, saturation by hue
Focus and exposure control Peaking, zebra, false color
White balance Manual and auto white balance
Sound level < 20 dB(A) at standard frame rates
Environmental -20° C to +50° C (-4° F to +122° F) @ 95% humidity max, non-condensing
Splash and dust-proof through sealed electronics
Viewfinder Multi Viewfinder MVF-1 (OLED and LCD ) with flip-out LCD screen 
and military-grade connector to camera
Control interface Soft buttons and OSD on SDI output, 
integration of Transvideo StarliteHD touch interface *
ARRI lens motor control Built-in radio interface for ARRI lens control
L-Bus motor output for daisy-chainable cforce lens control motors
Wi-Fi remote control Built-in Wi-Fi interface and web-based remote control from phones,
tablets and laptops
Custom control Optional GPIO interface for integration with custom control interfaces
Power input Lemo 8-pin, 10.5-34 V DC
Video outputs 2x HD-SDI out 1.5G and 3G: uncompressed HD video with embedded audio
and metadata, SDI-6G interface to external CODEX recorder *
Inputs SDI-Genlock (optional activation through ARRI Service),
timecode (in and output)
Other interfaces USB 2.0 (for usersets, looks etc.)
Ethernet
EXT accessory interface w. RS pin
* Standard Option on VMI cameras.  

Recording and Frame Rates

Mode Recording Resolution (2) Recording File Setting Internal      Recording  
  CFast 2.0 128 GB
16:09 ProRes HD 422 200
422 HQ 200
4444 200
4444 XQ 120
2K Cine 422 200
422 HQ 200
4444 200
4444 XQ 120
3.2K 422 60
422 HQ 60
4444 60
4444 XQ 30
4K UHD 422 60
422 HQ 60
4444 60
4444 XQ 30
ARRIRAW** 2.8K   30
4:3** ProRes 2K Cine 422 150
422 HQ 150
4444 120
4444 XQ 60
ARRIRAW 2.8K Full 30
2.6K Cropped 30

** available ARRIRAW option requested
(1) Minimum frame rate is always 0.75 fps
(2) The "recording resolution" determines the number of horizontal pixels that will be recorded (the number of vertical pixels is dependent on the recording file type and sensor mode)

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