ARRI ALEXA Mini LF and Lens Mount Set (LPL)

ARRI ALEXA Mini LF and Lens Mount Set (LPL)

ARRI ALEXA Mini LF and Lens Mount Set (LPL)

B&H # ARALXMLFM MFR # K0.0024310
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Expected availability: Summer 2019

Product Highlights

  • Large-Format 4448 x 3096 Sensor
  • Native 4K Recording in ARRIRAW & ProRes
  • Large-Format Optimized LPL Lens Mount
  • Open Gate, 16:9 & 2.39:1 Anamorphic Mode
  • Native 800 ASA, 14+ Stops Dynamic Range
  • Array of ARRIRAW & ProRes Capture Modes
  • Same Wireless Features as ALEXA SXT W
  • Works with Existing ALEXA Components
  • Internal FSND 0.6, 1.2 & 1.8
  • PL-to-LPL Adapter Included
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ARRI ALEXA Mini LF Overview

  • 1Description

Built around a large-format 4K version of the original ALEXA sensor, the ARRI ALEXA Mini LF (LPL) camera in this Lens Mount Set offers native 4K recording in three sensor modes, with ARRIRAW or ProRes recording in LF Open Gate, LF 16:9, or LF 2.39:1 modes. The ALEXA LF combines large-format resolution with an optimal pixel size for excellent image quality producing vivid, nuanced images with natural skin tones and smooth bokeh. The ALEXA LF is designed with ARRI's LPL lens mount that has been optimized for large-format capture and is compatible with all PL-mount lenses with the use of a PL-to-LPL adapter. A wider diameter and shorter flange focal depth than the original ARRI PL mount enable LPL-mount lenses to be smaller and lighter than earlier large-format optics.

The ALEXA Mini LF is a hybrid of the ALEXA Mini and the ALEXA LF, as it retains the same LF sensor but the form factor of the Mini. The new exterior has a left-side media bay with two rows of connectors on the back and a slot to insert 1TB Codex media. It also features six user buttons, three more than the Mini, to configure to your preference. It also features extra 12 and 24V power outputs and a black burst/tri-level input. The audio connector is now 6-pin, so it doesn't conflict with the 5-pin timecode port.

The Mini LF offers an array of recording format choices in MXF ARRIRAW and MXF ProRes, recording to 1TB Codex capture drives. With a base sensitivity of EI 800, 16-bit processing, and a dynamic range of 14-plus stops, your footage is effectively future-proofed for compatibility with HDR displays. Frame rates up to 90 fps produce smooth slow motion and enable capture for higher-clarity HFR (High Frame Rate) projects.

The wireless connectivity of the ALEXA SXT W is built into the ALEXA Mini LF, providing Wi-Fi and compatibility with ARRI ECS lens/camera control systems. An internal Large-Format Full-Spectrum Neutral Density (LF FSND) filter system features 0.6, 1.2, and 1.8 filters. Additional ALEXA Mini LF features include compatibility with existing ARRI Look files and workflow, clip playback in both MXF ARRIRAW or MXF ProRes, and 2-channel, 6-pin XLR audio input.

This Lens Mount Set includes the ALEXA Mini LF, the PL-to-LPL adapter, and the ARRI LPL lens mount so you can shoot with a variety of lenses on the ALEXA Mini LF.

  • ALEXA Mini LF Camera (Body Only)

    Built around a large-format 4K version of the original ALEXA sensor, the ARRI ALEXA Mini LF camera offers native 4K recording in three sensor modes, with ARRIRAW or ProRes recording in LF Open Gate, LF 16:9, or LF 2.39:1 modes. The ALEXA Mini LF combines large-format resolution with an optimal pixel size for excellent image quality producing vivid, nuanced images with natural skin tones and smooth bokeh. The ALEXA Mini LF is designed for use with ARRI's LPL lens mount, available separately, which has been optimized for large-format capture and is compatible with all PL-mount lenses with the use of a separately available PL-to-LPL adapter. A wider diameter and shorter flange focal depth than the original ARRI PL mount enable LPL-mount lenses to be smaller and lighter than earlier large-format optics.

    The ALEXA Mini LF is a hybrid of the ALEXA Mini and the ALEXA LF, as it retains the same LF sensor but has the form factor of the Mini. The new exterior has a left-side media bay with two rows of connectors on the back and a slot to insert 1TB Codex media. It also features six user buttons, three more than the Mini, to configure to your preference. It also features extra 12 and 24V power outputs and a black burst/tri-level input. The audio input connector is now 6-pin, so it doesn't conflict with the 5-pin timecode port.

    The Mini LF offers an array of recording format choices in MXF ARRIRAW and MXF ProRes, recording to 1TB Codex capture drives. With a base sensitivity of EI 800, 16-bit processing, and a dynamic range of 14-plus stops, your footage is effectively future-proofed for compatibility with HDR displays. Frame rates up to 90 fps produce smooth slow motion and enable capture for higher-clarity HFR (High Frame Rate) projects.

    The wireless connectivity of the ALEXA SXT W is built into the ALEXA Mini LF, providing Wi-Fi and compatibility with ARRI ECS lens/camera control systems. An internal Large-Format Full-Spectrum Neutral Density (LF FSND) filter system features 0.6, 1.2, and 1.8 filters. Additional ALEXA Mini LF features include compatibility with existing ARRI Look files and workflow, clip playback in both MXF ARRIRAW or MXF ProRes, and 2-channel, 6-pin XLR audio input.

    Large Full-Frame Sensor with Three Operating Modes
    Like the entire ALEXA line, the ALEXA Mini LF combines high resolution with an optimal pixel size for excellent image quality. The ALEXA LF offers a choice of recording in 4448 x 3096 Open Gate, 3840 x 2160 16:9, and 4448 x 1856 2.39:1 anamorphic.
    Native 4K Recording with ALEXA Image Quality
    The ALEXA Mini LF records vivid, nuanced images with natural-looking skin tones in native 4K. Its colorimetry is compatible with HDR (High Dynamic Range) and WCG (Wide Color Gamut) workflows, providing a subtle, immersive look.
    Array of Recording Choices
    Recording rates (using Codex capture drives) range from 40 fps MXF ARRIRAW to 40 fps MXF ProRes 4444 XQ in LF Open Gate, 90 fps MXF ARRIRAW to 60 fps MXF ProRes 4444 XQ in LF 16:9, and 60 fps MXF ARRIRAW to 60 fps MXF ProRes 4444 XQ in LF 2.39:1 anamorphic. MXF ARRIRAW and MXF ProRes 444 XQ/4444/422 HQ/422 options are available in all three sensor modes.
    Wide Exposure Latitude
    A base sensitivity of ASA 800, reduced noise, and a dynamic range of 14+ dovetails with HDR workflows.
    New LPL Lens Mount
    The LPL lens mount, designed specifically for large-format sensors, is available separately. With its wider diameter and shorter flange focal depth than the original ARRI PL mount, LPL-mount lenses can be designed smaller and lighter than earlier large-format optics.
    ARRI Signature Primes
    ARRI now offers a range of 16 large-format, LPL-mount Signature Prime lenses, ranging from 12 to 280mm. These separately available lenses display natural skin tones, smooth bokeh, and an organically pleasing look. The Signature Primes feature ARRI's quick and comprehensive LDS-2 lens metadata system and are constructed with machined magnesium for durability and lighter weights.
    Compatible with PL Lenses, ALEXA Accessories, and Workflow Tools
    The ALEXA Mini LF camera works with existing ALEXA-compatible lenses, accessories, and workflows. Use your favorite existing ARRI Look files and software tools with the ALEXA Mini LF. A separately available PL-to-LPL mount adapter attaches to any PL-mount lens, both Super 35 or full-frame. The ALEXA Mini LF transmits data from LDS-2, LDS-1, or /i (Cooke) lens data systems.
    Same Wireless Connectivity as the ALEXA SXT W
    The ALEXA Mini LF features the same integrated Wi-Fi and wireless video transmitter as the ALEXA SXT W, providing quick compatibility with the included WVR-1 wireless video receiver, as well as ARRI's various ECS (electronic lens/camera control system) components. This built-in wireless system saves build time on set, reduces cable mess, and saves weight on your camera rig.
    Image Processing
    Internal: 16-bit linear processing in full ALEXA Wide Gamut/Log C color space
    Target Output: Log C, Rec 709, or Rec 2 color spaces
    Supports ARRI Look File (ALF-2) with CDL values and a 3D LUT
    3D LUTs available for SDR, HDR PQ, and HDR HLG
    Internal ND Filter
    Built-in Large-Format Full-Spectrum Neutral Density (LF FSND) filters can be changed between ND 0.6, 1.2, and 1.8.
    Playback
    Play back your MXF ARRIRAW or MXF ProRes clips from the ALEXA Mini LF.
  • LPL Lens Mount for ALEXA Mini / AMIRA

    The ARRI LPL Lens Mount enables you to attach an LPL-mount lens to an ARRI ALEXA Mini or AMIRA camera. Compatible with the ARRI large-format Signature Primes and future LPL-mount lenses, this mount transmits ARRI LDS-1, LDS-2, and Cooke /i Technology lens data from compatible lenses.

    The LPL lens mount features a wider diameter and requires a shorter flange focal depth than the original PL mount. Three blue levers on the LPL mount distinguish it visually from a standard PL mount.

    Note: The LBUS connector on this LPL mount will not work on an AMIRA camera.

    Compatible Cameras
    ALEXA Mini
    AMIRA
  • PL-to-LPL Lens Adapter

    The ARRI PL-to-LPL Lens Adapter enables you to attach a PL-mount lens to the ARRI ALEXA LF camera. Compatible with any PL-mount lens, Super 35 or full-frame, this adapter can be securely fastened to your lens without the use of tools.

    Provides backwards compatibility for any PL-mount lens and LPL-mount camera
In the Box
Bundle Items
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty

Also Includes

  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • ALEXA Mini LF Camera (Body Only)
    Image Sensor
    Image Sensor Size 36.7 x 25.54 mm (ARRI Large Format)
    Sensor Type CMOS
    Sensor Resolution 4448 x 3096
    Effective Sensor Resolution 4448 x 3096
    Pixel Pitch 8.25 µm
    Advertised Dynamic Range 14 Stops
    Camera
    Lens Mount None
    Lens Communication Yes, Cooke /i, ARRI LDS, ARRI LDS-2
    Internal Filter Holder No
    Shutter Speed 1/1 to 1/8000 sec
    Shutter Angle 5 to 356
    Built-In ND Filter Mechanical Filter Wheel with 2 Stop (1/4), 4 Stop (1/16), 6 Stop (1/64) ND Filters
    Built-In Microphone Type Stereo
    Recording Media 1 x SXR Card Slot

    ARRI Codex

    Internal Recording
    Raw Recording MXF/ARRIRAW:
    4448 x 3096 at 40 fps 
    4448 x 1856 at 60 fps 
    Recording Modes MXF/ProRes 4444XQ:
    4480 x 3096p up to 40 fps 
    4448 x 1856p up to 60 fps 
    3840 x 2160p up to 60 fps 
    2048 x 1152p up to 90 fps 
    1920 x 1080p up to 90 fps 
    MXF/ProRes 4444 4:4:4:
    4480 x 3096p up to 40 fps 
    4448 x 1856p up to 60 fps 
    3840 x 2160p up to 60 fps 
    2048 x 1152p up to 90 fps 
    1920 x 1080p up to 90 fps 
    MXF/ProRes 422HQ 4:2:2:
    4480 x 3096p up to 40 fps 
    4448 x 1856p up to 60 fps 
    3840 x 2160p up to 60 fps 
    2048 x 1152p up to 90 fps 
    1920 x 1080p up to 90 fps 

    MXF Prores Formats

    Gamma Curve Log C, Rec2020, Rec709

    Plus Custom Look (ARRI Look File ALF-2)

    Audio Recording MXF: 2-Channel 24-Bit 48 kHz LPCM Audio
    Interfaces
    Video Connectors 2 x BNC (6G-SDI) Output
    Audio Connectors 1 x 6-Pin LEMO Input
    Other I/O 1 x 5-Pin LEMO Timecode Data Input/Output
    1 x 10-Pin LEMO LAN Data, Control Input/Output
    1 x BNC Sync Control Input
    1 x 7-Pin LEMO Monitor, Video Input/Output
    1 x USB Type-A USB 2.0 Data 
    1 x Proprietary Viewfinder 
    Wireless Interfaces 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi Control
    Power
    Power Connectors 1 x 8-Pin LEMO (10.5 to 34 VDC) Input
    1 x 3-Pin RS (24 VDC) Output
    1 x 2-Pin LEMO (12 VDC) Output
    1 x Proprietary (24 VDC) Output
    Power Consumption ≥65 W
    Environmental
    Operating Temperature -4 to 113°F / -20 to 45°C
    Storage Temperature -22 to 158°F / -30 to 70°C
    General
    Dimensions 7.4 x 5.6 x 5.5" / 18.8 x 14.22 x 13.97 cm

    With LPL Lens Mount

    Weight 6 lb / 2.7 kg

    With LPL Lens Mount

  • LPL Lens Mount for ALEXA Mini / AMIRA
    Adapter
    Camera Mount PL Mount
    Lens Mount LPL Mount
    Physical
    Dimensions : 2.4 x " / : 62.0 x  mm
  • PL-to-LPL Lens Adapter
    Adapter
    Camera Mount LPL Mount
    Lens Mount PL Mount

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