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Compact, lightweight and self-contained, the ARRI ALEXA Mini is a versatile additional tool in the ALEXA camera range. These include highly integrated and sealed electronics, a lightweight carbon housing and a solid titanium PL mount that connects directly with the new internal sensor mount.

  • Sensor: 35mm ARRI ALEV III CMOS
  • Resolución: Up to 4k UHD
  • Workflow: ProRes & ARRIRAW
  • Sensitivity: 800 base sensitivity
  • Recording Frame rates: Up to 200 fps
  • Mount: PL / EF
  • Weight: 2.3 kg with pl mount

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ARRI Alexa mini


Alexa Mini is a compact and lightweight camera, one of the lightest cinema cameras on the market (2.3 kg). Thanks to its cubic design, the Arri Alexa Mini offers easy handling and the possibility of multiple camera configurations.It has internal ND filters (0.6, 1.2 and 2.1) and has an interchangeable PL mount that connects directly with the new internal sensor mount – also made of titanium – to ensure a super-stable flange focal distance, even when using large lenses. You can also configure the camera to Canon EF or B4 mount.It records up to 200 frames per second with a large dynamic range (14 stops) and the characteristic look of the Alexas. It also allows ARRIRAW recording and placing the ratio in 4: 3 format.
Alexa Mini is a reliable solution for all types of productions being a perfect camera in different shooting situations like cranes, steadicam or movi, aerial planes, underwater or hand held.

Strength and agility through state-of-the-art materials

A lot of solutions have been incorporated to the designe of the camera for being able to keep the rugged build quality that characterized ARRI in a small and lightweight camera.Which includes a highly integrated and sealed electronics, a lightweight carbon housing and a solid titanium PL mount that connects directly with the new internal sensor mount (also made by titanium) to ensure a super-stable flange focal distance, even when using large lenses. Because of its size it is very easy to transport and can facilitate a lot in shooting with confined spaces. ARRI MINI camera rental in Camaleon Rental.


Versatile mounting and shooting options

The Alexa Mini offers a lot of ways  and possibilities for the operator. You could operate with an on-board monitor and controlled via the user button interface on the camera body or by wireless remote control, as a normal camera with the ARRI MVF-1 multi viewfinder attached. This camera is extremely quiet at the time of operating which makes it  ideal for tight shooting conditions. It is light and compact enough to be comfortably held at arm’s length in a hand rig.

It has a symmetrical design which permits filming in any orientation, including upside-down and in portrait mode, while multiple accessory points enable highly creative mounting solutions. In addition, the ALEXA Mini’s interchangeable lens mount can be replaced with any of those designed for the ARRI AMIRA, allowing the use of B4 video and EF mount stills lenses.

Uncompressed image quality for specialized shots

A great thing about the Alexa Mini is that it combines the characteristics of this unique model, its compactability, its lightness, the different camera configuration it offers ,etc, with the unparalleled image quality that has made the ARRI ALEXA system a standard for the industry. If you want to combine the Mini with any other ALEXA camera then you will have perfectly matched images, even on anamorphic productions – thanks to the 4:3 sensor and automatic de‑squeeze function.  You will also find the same workflows with options to record ProRes or uncompressed ARRIRAW either in-camera to CFast 2.0 cards or to a specially-designed external Codex recorder.

Saving time on set

Now by using a external Codex recorder which can record images streams from even four ALEXA Minis simultaneously you can make much easier specialized shots or multi-camera setups such as 360º plate shots, stop wasting extra time.
You can also avoid using a separate high-speed camera by using the ALEXA Mini which offers you the possibility of shooting with a maximum frame rate of 200 fps means it can also be used for stunning slow-motion cinematography. ARRI MINI camera rental in Camaleon Rental.

Save time in post
With the ALEXA Mini the difficulties we faced in the past are eliminated. You wont have to solve grading problems trying to match images from ALEXA´s cameras with small cameras from other manufacturers. With the ALEXA Mini all images come from the same sensor and share the same color space than the ALEXA classic family with their famously natural colorimetry and pleasing skin tones. The ability to use CDLs and 3D LUTs in-camera for on-set color management will also reduce time and money spent in post.

Workflows with Alexa Mini
QuickTime / ProRes
The well-known ALEXA or AMIRA workflow can be adapted 1: 1 to ALEXA Mini. When recording QuickTime ProRes files, the camera creates clips in the Log C wide-range color space or in broadcast clips in the Rec 709 color space that integrate perfectly into the industry's workflows.
The introduction of SUP 4.0 ALEXA Mini offers an ARRIRAW recording mode. This allows the ALEXA Mini camera to not only record standard resolutions such as HD, 2K or UHD, but also has an Open Gate recording mode that uses the entire sensor area. The recording of ARRIRAW cards to CFast 2.0 on the ALEXA Mini makes it necessary to include the files in an MXF container. The new format is called MXF / ARRIRAW; Internally it is the same ARRIRAW that you already know about ALEXA cameras.
More options
In addition, other recording modes have been enabled to support specific formats. For example, the new Anamorphic HD mode is a ProRes mode that internally decompresses squeezes images by a factor of 2x and scales them to HD 1920 x 1080 ProRes. As a counterpart to the ready-to-deliver HD Ana. There is a matching option on the MXF / ARRIRAW side: 16: 9 HD Ana. (OG 3.4K) is an uncompressed format with a 1920 x 2160 pixel count.

Integrated lens motor control and ND filters, perfect for gimbals and multicopters

The ergonomics of the ALEXA Mini has been created under the influence of a practical thought having in mind the new-generation  brushless gimbals, multicopters and other specialized rigs.It is compact enough in the lens direction to allow the use of standard PL mount lenses even on lightweight and space-constrained rigs, such as gyro-stabilized aerial systems.Its performance for an underwater work is perfect because of its capacity of handling low-lights spaces.

Greater efficiency through integrated functions

An integrated lens motor controller allows new active lens motors to be connected directly to the titanium PL mount, so focus, iris and zoom settings can be controlled from ARRI hand units without an additional external box. It incorporates a system of wireless remote control, as a normal camera with the ARRI MVF-1 multi viewfinder attached, or you could operate it with an on-board monitor and controlled via the user button interface on the camera body.  This system allows you to control the camera with accessories of Arri or with a computer, tablet or mobile phone of last generation. Within the compatible accessories of Arri with the Alexa Mini highlights the Arri WCU-4, which in combination with the new motors C-force Plus will allow you to control camera and lenses remotely, without the need for receptors. It can also be configured via the MVF-1 electronic viewfinder just like the Arri Amira. ARRI MINI camera rental in Camaleon Rental.

Optics with LDS mount such as Cooke S4 / i T2 or Zeiss Master Prime T1.3 offers metadata information which is transmitted to the camera and the WCU. This facilitates the work of the focus puller at the time of reporting the aperture, depth of field and focus ring position. The active PL mount from Arri also could feed the optical servo of lenses as the Fujinon Cabrio without power cables.


The motorized and remotely-controllable internal ND filters permit rapid responses to changing light conditions, and help keep clutter around the camera to a minimum.


Integrated ARRI Lens Data System (LDS)

ARRI's Lens Data System® (LDS) generates highly accurate lens metadata for use on set and in post. When using an LDS lens on AMIRA's LDS mount, information about iris, zoom position or focus is visible in the viewfinder and the files will have lens data included in the recorded footage. The data also allows lens mapping to pre‑marked focus rings and reduces the time and expense involved in achieving complex visual effects in post.


SUP 4.0 software update
SUP 4.0 will further expand the versatility and appeal of ALEXA Mini, with new features including internal ARRIRAW and Open Gate recording for image quality, as well as 4: 3 recording modes optimized for anamorphic lenses.
4: 3 ProRes recording modes
These recording modes are activated by purchasing an ALEXA Mini 4: 3 license key at the ARRI license store.
These three new ProRes recording modes access the entire 4: 3 sensor area and support the use of anamorphic lenses. The first mode records the highest possible 4: 3 resolution, while the others scale the images recorded on the camera for a more efficient workflow.
The monitoring ways for all 4: 3 modes offer SDI configurations with dual 1.5G or 3G outputs.
  • ProRes 4: 3 2.8K for full sensor use (2880 x 2160) with speeds up to 50fps and a 2x factor.
  • ProRes 2.39: 1 2K Anamorphic Allows speeds of up to 120fps.
  • ProRes HD 16: 9 Anamorphic Allows speeds of up to 120fps.
You can enable 3 recording modes in MXF ArriRaw Open Gate 3.4K with a resolution of 3424 x 2202 (with maximum speed of 30fps)
  • MXF ArriRaw 4: 3 2.8K (Open Gate 3.4K)
  • MXF ArriRaw 2.39: 1 2K Anamorphic (Open Gate 3.4K)
  • MXF ArriRaw 16: 9 HD Anamorphic (Open Gate 3.4K)
These modes can record 3.4K Open Gate at up to 30 fps, but the monitoring lines reflect the corresponding ProRes 4: 3 modes.
The active image area is observed in the metadata, so the postproduction tools will crop the images automatically.
ARRIRAW Converter and other tools that support the new ARRIRAW SDK, are able to override that information and return to the full Open Gate frame if necessary. ARRI MINI camera rental in Camaleon Rental.

ECS and Lens data file

The support of the Electronic Control System (ECS) in the ALEXA Mini has been extended to include the Lens Data Archive, allowing the creation and use of custom lens files.

Super 16 HD recording

By allowing the use of Super 16 lenses with the ALEXA Mini, the new ProRes S16 HD recording mode uses a 1600 x 900 sensor cutout and scales it to full HD 1920 x 1080.

Improvements in Transvideo Starlite HD5-ARRI

The touchscreen interface of the Transvideo Starlite HD5-ARRI monitor has neutral look and new features, including recording start / stop, access to the three user buttons and playback.


Compatibility with the CCP-1 camera control panel

It allows the use of the camera without the viewfinder and provides full access to the home screen of the user interface and menu, as well as a small monitor image. It can also be used with the MVF-1 by connecting the monitor from the second EVF connector of the CCP-1.


Additional features of ALEXA Mini SUP 4.0

Extended SDI metadata:

SDI outputs now incorporated with standard ARRI metadata. There is a Wi-Fi toggle through user button to quickly enable and disable the Wi-Fi interface.

Selectable viewfinder zoom position, using the buttons on the LCD panel

Longer exposure times - no restrictions on exposure times greater than 1 / 24s.

In February 2017, ARRI has released a new update, Alexa Mini SUP 4.2, maintenance version of SUP 4.0 including several workflow improvements.

SUP 5.0 software update


In addition to ARRI Look Library. One of the key advances of ALEXA Mini SUP 5.0 is an improved integration with the ARRI WCU-4, a comfortable and robust 3-axis wireless control unit already commonly used with ALEXA Mini. With these new improvements the WCU-4 unit will become an even more ideal companion. New camera control functions thanks to the new update.


Wireless transfer of lens files

Previously, lens files mapped for use with the ARRI Lens Data System had to be manually transferred to the ALEXA Mini through a USB memory.

Now, users can select a lens file stored on the SD card in their WCU-4 and using only the handheld unit. You can transmite the file to ALEXA Mini without cables.

Wireless lens file transfer is also useful in situations where the setup times are short and the camera becomes inaccessible directly after a lens change, for example when mounted on a crane or in a car mount. The Camera assistant can mount the lens and then do the rest of the configuration, from the calibration of the lens to the transfer of files from the lens, remotely. ARRI MINI camera rental in Camaleon Rental.

Wireless playback control

Full distance playback control is also now possible from the WCU-4. This allows users to wirelessly select, play and transfer through any clip of the CFast 2.0 card in the ALEXA Mini without the need for direct access to the camera. Both this feature and the wireless transfer of lens files will be available for other ARRI cameras with future software updates.

User settings (wireless)

SUP 5.0 extends the user configuration function of ALEXA Mini, which allows all user-defined settings to be stored in a single file.

Partial adjustments are now possible using five groups of parameters, allowing specific control. The camera can store several different settings with the new update. Most importantly, these user configurations can be accessed and activated wirelessly from the WCU-4, allowing drone operators to change camera settings quick and remotely, for example by switching from ProRes to ARRIRAW or activating various aspects of the ARRI Look library by Arri ALEXA Mini.


Another of the new features of ALEXA Mini SUP 5.0 is an EXT Sync function that allows synchronizing the sensors and operating parameters of up to 15 ALEXA Mini cameras to one of the ALEXA Mini as a master.

Slaves can assume parameters such as frame rate, shutter angle or ND configuration of the master camera, which also provides a status summary of all cameras. Thanks to the new cables and the EDB-2 distribution boxes, EXT Sync simplifies the configuration and control of the 3D, VR and VFX applications of several cameras so the complete configuration of several cameras can be operated as if it were just one. ARRI MINI camera rental in Camaleon Rental.


The latest ALEXA Mini software update introduces many other new features.

The support for EF lenses has generally increased with SUP 5.0. A much wider range of lenses is now supported, including focus and iris control, and the use of image stabilizers. This will be of particular interest to operators who often use EF lenses due to their low weight. Now they can work with WCU-4.


The support for ARRI Master Grips has also been extended, with 3-axis control of the ENG lenses and the option to configure the Master Grip user buttons. The ability to adjust the focus and diaphragm of EF mount lenses with Master Grips opens up a very interesting package solution for documentary operators, who prefer smaller EF lenses due to their weight and cost.

The additional features include 1.3x anamorphic lens support, easier and more stable timecode synchronization, a new concept to handle user settings, support for WiFi infrastructure mode, multiple monitoring and visualization improvements and better integration with the System ARRI Electronic Control.


The compact and lightweight ALEXA Mini is a very versatile tool set. Some productions use it as a second or third camera, while others use it as a main or single camera during a full shoot. As a result, the camera often moves from one configuration to another, and any time savings that can be made during these transitions will have a great impact on the daily shooting timing.

ARRI has developed a new study for the ALEXA Mini, consisting of four accessories. At the center of the new system is the ARRI CBP-1 compact bridge plate, a base plate with integrated sliding bridge plate and shoulder pad. This allows quick transitions without tools between configurations, for example from TRINITY, MAXIMA or Steadicam stabilizers to a tripod head or shoulder.


The RAB-1 rear accessory bracket offers flexible fastening options for the Power Splitting Box Mk II, a power distribution unit available in gold mount and V versions, while the SAB-1 accessory side bracket provides a simple interface to mount accessories to the back of the camera. Many of the ARRI camera accessories previously released for the ALEXA Mini are fully compatible with the new studio set. ARRI MINI camera rental in Camaleon Rental.


This license, enabled by the ALEXA Mini SUP 4.0 update, provides three new ProRes recording modes that access the entire 4: 3 sensor area and support the use of anamorphic lenses.The first mode records the highest possible 4: 3 resolution, while the other two squeeze and re-scale the images recorded on the camera for a more efficient workflow. The monitoring lines for all 4: 3 modes offer SDI configurations with dual 1.5G or 3G outputs.ProRes 4: 3 2.8K Registers the total area of ​​the 4: 3 sensor (2880 x 2160) and can be used with anamorphic or spherical lenses. It offers frame rates of up to 50 fps and an optional 2x anamorphic de-squeeze for the EVF and SDI monitoring routes.ProRes 2.39: 1 2K Ana. Standard 2K format 2.39: 1 (2048 x 858). It requires no clipping or scaling in the publication. Due to the scale inside the camera, the data rate is reduced, allowing recording speeds of up to 120 fps.ProRes 16: 9 HD Ana. It is for situations where the appearance of anamorphic lenses is desired, but the final product is HD 16: 9 without letter-boxing. This mode also supports recording speeds of up to 120 fps.

The ARRIRAW license key, also enabled by ALEXA Mini SUP 4.0, allows ARRIRAW to be saved on the CFast 2.0 cards of the ALEXA Mini camera by recording the files in an MXF container. Like ARRIRAW, the new MXF / ARRIRAW format is decompressed and unencrypted and contains audio with metadata. ARRIRAW third-party processing tools such as DaVinci Resolve and Baselight should be updated with a new ARRI ARRIRAW Converter SDK that is compatible with MXF / ARRIRAW version 3.4, available for free on the ARRI website.MXF / ARRIRAW clips do not require specially formatted CFast cards, so MXF / ARRIRAW and QuickTime / ProRes clips can be mixed on the same card.MXF / ARRIRAW 16: 9 2.8K registers an area of ​​2880 x 1620 and supports frame rates of up to 48 fps.Internal recording of MXF / ARRIRAWThe installation of the ALEXA Mini 4: 3 license key and the ALEXA Mini ARRIRAW license key in a camera, activates the MXF / ARRIRAW Open Gate 3.4K recording modes enabled by SUP 4.0.MXF / ARRIRAW Open Gate 3.4K has a resolution of 3424 x 2202 and a maximum recording speed of 30 fps. As with ProRes 4: 3 recording modes, an optional 2x anamorphic deletion is available for all monitoring routes and a dual 1.5G SDG or 3G configuration is supported. ARRI MINI camera rental in Camaleon Rental.In order to offer anamorphic ProRes productions, there is an easy way to capture some shots in MXF / ARRIRAW. Three additional Open Gate 3.4K recording modes are introduced:
  • MXF / ARRIRAW 4: 3 2.8K (OG 3.4K)
  • MXF / ARRIRAW 2.39: 1 2K Ana. (OG 3.4K)
  • MXF / ARRIRAW 16: 9 HD Ana. (OG 3.4K)
  • These modes can record 3.4K Open Gate up to 30 fps, but the monitoring routes reflect the corresponding 4: 3 ProRes modes.
  • The active image area is annotated in the metadata, so postproduction tools will crop images automatically. ARRIRAW Converter and other tools that support the new ARRIRAW SDK can override that information and return to the full Open Gate framework if necessary.
  • This license, enabled by ALEXA Mini SUP 5.0, provides an appearance management tool for all ALEXA Mini models purchased before May 1, 2017, and is available at the ARRI License Store. The following ALEXA Mini models will have an included version.
  • The ARRI Look Library offers 87 predefined creative color graduations for all types of productions. The looks are numbered within nine thematic groups: Black and White, Application, Film, Tinting, Environment, Season, Contrast, Period, Special. All color tones are available in Rec709 and other color spaces through ARRI Media. ARRI MINI camera rental in Camaleon Rental.


The camera includes:


  • Arri Alexa Mini camera body.
  • PL mount (LDS)
  • Viewfinder / LCD MVF-1 + Support.
  • 2 Viewfinder cables.
  • Arri Top Handle
  • 2 MSB 1
  • 2 Maps 2
  • 2 Maps 1
  • BPA4 + BP8
  • Vmount Splitting box Bebob
  • ARRI dovetail.
  • 4x C-Fast 256Gb Cards
  • CODEX 3.0 C-Fast reader.
  • EXT to RS Cable
  • Antenna
  • Pendrive
  • 15 and 19mm bars 

Rental of Available accessories:camera-arri-mini

  • Oconnor 2560 or 2575D rental
  • Arri matte box rental
  • Tiffen or Schneider filter rental
  • Tvlogic or Sony OLED monitors for director rental
  • Radio links. Video Teradek Bolt 1000 rental
  • Arri WCU4 wireless focus knob rental
  • Arri focus fluids rental
  • Director View Finder rental
  • Magliner camera carts rental
  • Dit station rental
  • Onboard Tvlogic and Transvideo monitor rental
  • Swit or BlueShape battery rental

Technical specs

General characteristics

  • Sensor: S35mm ARRI ALEV III CMOS

  • Resolution: Up to 4k UHD

  • Formats: ProRes / ARRIRAW

  • Sensitivity: 800 native

  • High Speed: Up to 200 fps

  • Frame: PL / EF

  • Weight: 2.3 kg with mount

  • Recording support:

  • Cfast 2.0 256Gb Cards

Formats / Resolution:


  • S16 HD (1920 x 1080)

  • HD (1920 x 1080)

  • 2K Cinema 16: 9 (2048 x 1152)

  • 3.2K (3200 x 1800)

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160)

  • 4: 3 2.8K: (2880 x 2160 expanded to 2944 x 2160)

  • Anamorphic HD (1920 x 1080)

  • 4: 3 2K Anamorphic (2048 x 858)


  • 16: 9 | 2.8K (2880 x 1620)

  • Open Gate | 3.4K (3424 x 2202)

  • Anamorphic HD (1920 x 1080)

  • 4: 3 | 2.8K (2880 x 1620) (Recording in Open Gate 3.4K)

  • 2.39: 1 (2560 x 2145) (Recording in Open Gate 3.4K)

  • 16: 9 HD anamorphic (1920 x 2160) (Recording in Open Gate 3.4K)

Frames per second / Resolution

16: 9 aspect ratio

  • ProRes HD 0.75 - 200 fps

  • ProRes S16 HD 0.75 - 200 fps

  • ProRes 2K 0.75 - 200 fps

  • ProRes 3.2K 0.75 - 60 fps

  • ProRes UHD 0.75 - 60 fps

  • MFX / ARRIRAW 16: 9 2.8K 0.75 - 48 fps

4: 3 aspect ratio

  • ProRes 4: 3 2.8K 0.75 - 50 fps

6: 5 aspect ratio

  • ProRes 2: 39: 1 2K Ana. 0.75 - 120 fps

8: 9 aspect ratio

  • ProRes HD Ana. 0.75 - 120 fps

Open gate

  • MFX / ARRIRAW 3.4K Open Gate 0.75 - 30 fps

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Recommended lenses for this cameraThe Arri Alexa Mini camera is available in B4, PL and EF mount. All are active frames, maintaining communication with digital cinema lenses. Both Cooke S4i and Cooke S5i lenses communicate with a camera offering the operator all the information about the lens adjustment, focus distance, aperture and depth of field, hyperfocal distance, serial number, data owner and type of lens. The new Zoom Fujinon Cine Cabrio also communicates through the mount and feeds the servo motors that the series includes.After its last update, like Amira Premium 4k, Arri Alexa Mini can record with S16mm lenses. Taking advantage of only the equivalent part of the sensor.
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