ARRI ALEXA Mini 35mm Digital Camera User Manual

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This PDF user manual is for the ARRI ALEXA Mini Compact 35mm Digital Camera.

ARRI ALEXA Mini Compact, lightweight, and self-contained 35mm Digital Camera

The ALEXA Mini is a 35mm digital camera solely and exclusively for recording images at various resolutions suitable for a variety of distribution formats:
– ProRes 422 LT, ProRes 422, ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 4444, ProRes 4444 XQ, and ARRIRAW* codec
– Rec 709 and Rec 2020 encoding (through use of look files), Log C or ARRIRAW* encoding
– CFast 2.0 card recording
– Up to 200 fps with full image quality
– 35 mm CMOS sensor in 16:9 or 4:3* modes
– EVF with OLED eyepiece
– Fold-away monitor for both live view and user interface access
– Small and lightweight built for high mobility and special applications

Before use, please ensure that all users read, understand and follow the instructions in this document fully.

(PDF) USER MANUAL in English (EN) language.


1 For Your Safety
1.1 Risk Levels and Alert Symbols
1.2 Vital Precautions
1.3 General Precautions
2 Sensor Related Information
3 Audience and Intended Use
4 Scope of Delivery and Warranty
5 Camera Layout
5.1 Front Connectors
5.2 I/O Panel
5.3 Connectors
5.4 Media Panel
5.5 Product Identification
6 Getting Started
6.1 Camera Preparation: Mounting the Camera to a Bridge Plate, Mounting the Camera Center Handle CCH-2, Mounting and Unmounting the White Radio Antenna
6.2 Power Supply. Switching On and Off
6.3 Multi Viewfinder MVF-1: User Monitor, Connecting the MVF-1, Adjusting the MVF-1, Adjusting the Monitor
6.4 Camera Control Panel CCP-1
6.5 Media Usage: Inserting and Removing a CFast 2.0 Card, Inserting and Removing USB Medium
6.6 Lens Mounts and Internal FSND Filters: Changing a Lens, Maximum Lens Mounting Depth, Changing the Lens Mount, Lens Iris Control, EF Lens Support
6.7 Starting Recording via REC button
6.8 Function Button FN and Camera Buttons 1-3
7 Home Screen and Camera Menu
7.1 Home Screen: Status Section, Info Screens, ALERT Messages
7.2 Camera Menu: Working with Lists, Import of User Files, Using the On-screen Keyboard
7.3 Camera’s Main Settings: Selecting the Recording Codec, Setting the Recording Resolution, Project Settings, Sensor Frame Rate, Shutter Settings, Exposure Index, White Balance, Timecode, Look Settings
7.4 Recording: ARRIRAW, 4:3 Recording, Record Mode, Prerecording, 7.4.5 Setting Audio Recording, Activating Rec Beeper and Tally
7.5 Media: Erasing a CFast 2.0 Card, Deleting the Last Clip, Preparing USB Medium
7.6 Monitoring: Status Info and Overlays, Overlay Menu, Setting EVF/Monitor/SDI Surround View, Frame Lines, Anamorphic Desqueeze, Peaking, Exposure Tools, EVF Zoom, SDI Configuration, EVF/Monitor Settings, Activating Color Bars
7.7 Playback: Starting Playback via the PLAY Button, Playback Controls
7.8 System: Sensor, Setting the Fan Mode, Power Warnings for Batteries, Lens Mount Settings, Adjusting System Time and Date, Buttons and Display, Multicam, Camera Access Protocol (CAP), Network / WiFi, Licensing, Updating the Camera, Resetting the Electronic Horizon, Setting the System Language
7.9 Setup: Saving User Setup, Loading Setups, User Setup Parameter Blocks, Resetting to Factory Defaults
7.10 User Buttons: Camera User Buttons, MVF-1 User Buttons VF1 & VF2, WCU User Buttons, LBUS Device User Buttons, GPIO User Buttons, Lens RET User Button
7.11 Entering Metadata
7.12 Electronic Control System (ECS): Radio Functions Configuration and Display, Lens Data, Adding Lens Tables from the Lens Data Archive (LDA), Choosing a Lens from the Favorites List, Calibration of Lens Motors, Setting the LBUS Lens Motor Configuration
8 Web Remote
9 Transvideo Starlite HD5-ARRI Monitor
10 Appendix: Technical Data, Supported CFast 2.0 Cards, Pin-outs, Declarations of Conformity, Dimensional Drawings

ALEXA Mini Software Update Package 5.4.13 Release Notes (10 pages, August 17th, 2018)

ALEXA Mini Quick Guide (42 pages, 16 August 2018)

ALEXA Mini Camera Dimensions (2 pages, Version 2015-08)

Technical Information: Camera Access Protocol (CAP) Version 1.3 for ALEXA SXT/LF/65, AMIRA, ALEXA Mini & Mini LF (10 pages, Dec 16, 2020)

ALEXA Mini Menu Settings Chart SUP 5.3 (2 pages)

ALEXA Mini Recording Areas, Surround Views and Electronic Framelines, Software Update Packet 4.0 (2 pages)

White Paper: Recording Formats for Cinematic Release from Shoot to Delivery ALEXA SXT and ALEXA Mini {12 pages, 21 February 2017)

Supported Recording Media Chart

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