Owners of pre-production cameras can download the updated software and install it on their cameras.
Stephan Schenk, managing director of ARRI Cine Technik and responsible for ARRI’s business unit camera systems said: “In 2018, when we introduced the ARRI large-format camera system with the Alexa LF camera, ARRI Signature Prime lenses, and LPL lens mount, the production community was excited to try something new. By now, many have worked with the Alexa LF and are appreciative of the unique large-format look of our LF sensor. Now that the Alexa Mini LF is officially shipping, we can offer the perfect team of tools. Together, the fully-featured, high-speed Alexa LF and the small and lightweight Alexa Mini LF can tackle any job.”
Both cameras share the same large-format sensor based on technology used in all ARRI digital cameras.
However, the LF sensor has twice the area of Super 35 sensors providing a large-format look, increased sharpness, higher contrast, and smoother images combined with a lower noise floor for higher usable sensitivity.