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ARRI Alexa Mini 4:3 (with anamorphic licence)

ARRI Alexa Mini with anamorphic licence

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

ARRI Alexa Mini

Lightweight carbon-fibre camera body in small form factor housing with 35mm PL mount recording prores up to 200fps onto CFAST2 Cards.  

The versatile Alexa Mini camcorder can be used in a variety of configurations, so have spec'd this camcorder to also include the electronic viewfinder and 5" Starlight OLED monitor as part of the package without additional charge.

Consider the Integrated WLCS option

The standard camera package works extremely well with the 3-axis wireless lens control system available at additional charge with compact F-Force motors.

This permits full remote control of all of the camera's functions plus comprehensive 3-axis lens control of the lens in one convenient package.  We have chosen the CForce Mini package with smaller more compact motors for this system, as it will often be used in a portable environment or gimbal setup.

Codec and Frame Rates

  • Recording format: ProRes 4444XQ, 4444, 422 (HQ), 422, 422(LT), ARRIRAW
  • Maximum resolution: 4K UHD or ARRIRAW 2.8K
  • Supported frame rates: 0.75 - 200 fpsShoots Apple Prores 4:2:2 or 4:4:4
  • Records upto 30fps uncompressed ARRIRAW on board 

Anamorphic Capability

The Alexa Mini includes a 4:3 sensor for anamorphic capability, whilst retaining the capability for shooting 16:9 images too, in common with Alexa Plus 4:3/Alexa XT and this camera includes the anamorphic licence.

Lens mount interchangeability

The Alexa Mini permite PL, B4 and also EF mounts to be fitted by VMI. Please request these with your order.

Compatible Cards

VMI Alexa Mini Standard Kit

  • ARRI Alexa Mini camera body with anamorphic and high-speed licence
  • ARRI Electronic Viewfinder (EVF)
  • 2 x ARRI Alexa Mini EVF Cable Short K2.0008135
  • ARRI Alexa Mini Viewfinder Bracket MVB-1 K2.0006140
  • ARRI CCH-2 Centre Camera Handle  K2.73002.0
  • 2 x ARRI Alexa Mini Adapter Plate MAP-1  K2.0006334
  • 2 x ARRI Alexa Mini Base Plate MAP-2   K2.0006347
  • ARRI Alexa Mini Battery Plate BAP-1  K2.0006471 Gold Mount
  • Arri VAB-1 Viewfinder Attachment  K2.0001297
  • 2 x ARRI Alexa Mini Side Bracket MSB-1  K2.0006348
  • 2 x ARRI RMB-3 Rod Mounting Bracket   K2.0006186
  • 2 x ARRI Alexa Mini 15mm Reduction Ring  k2.66255.0
  • ARRI Alexa Mini Shoulder Pad CSP-1  k2.0006807 Incl 15mm Bracket
  • ARRI BPA-4 Bridge Plate Adapter  (ALEXA Mini) K2.0006352
  • Allen key 3,0x75
  • 2 x 15mm, Support Rod , 240mm
  • 2 x 15mm, Support Rod , 340mm
  • Aerial Alexa/ Bolt 2000/600  RX Articulated 4"Small
  • USB Memory Stick 8gb
  • Power Cable D-tap -  Alexa Mini/Amira 8 pin Lemo PC-16B - med 30cm
  • Power Cable XLR3M- 8pin Lemo Amira/Mini K2.75007.0
  • Audio Cable  Alexa Mini  XLR 5M to Dual XLR 3F Y-Shape
  • Audio Cable  Alexa Mini  Lemo 5M to XLR 5F 1M
  • ARRI Mini Audio A-Box (Wooden Camera) XLR Input-lemo adapter
  • ARRI Alexa Mini Starlight HD-5 OLED Monitor  k2.0006960
  • ARRI Alexa Mini Starlight Noga
  • ARRI Alexa Mini Starlight HD-5 Lemo Power Cable
  • ARRI Alexa Mini Starlight HD-5 HD BNC 1m
  • ARRI Alexa Mini  EXT-RS Adapter  K2.0006170 
  • Battery Adapter Converts Anton Bauer Gold Mount Batt to V-lok Body (V-lock Body)
  • ARRI Alexa Mini Battery Plate BAP-1  K2.0006471 V-lock Incl 15mm support
  • ARRI Alexa Mini EVF Cable Long
  • ARRI PL or EF mount
  • ARRI Mini Power Distribution D-Box: (Wooden Camera) 
  • Power Cable XLR4M - XLR4F R/Angle (Short Pigtail)
  • Power Cable XLR4M - XLR4F, 2m
  • 3x 120GB CFAST2 cards (1.17 Mins/GB at 4:2:2 @ 25p mode)
  • Reader: CFast 2.0 Card Reader
  • Choice of 5 x Hawkwoods 98WH batts and 2 x Hawkwoods 2-way chargers
    or 4 x Hawkwoods 150WH batts and 2 x Hawkwoods 2-way chargers
    or 5 x Anton Bauer Dionic HC batteries with Anton Bauer TM-4 charger
  • Optional BP-8 19mm ARRI Bridge Plate system


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.


Optional Accessories


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


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)
  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.)
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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