This update adds the most requested new recording format for Super 35. The Mini LF can be used for both large format and Super 35 productions, making it compatible with a wider range of productions than ever before. Also, three of the four Super 35 recording formats offer higher frame rates than the ALEXA Mini.
At the same time, we have added two new recording formats (HD or UHD recording) that provide a large format look with significantly reduced data rates. In addition, in response to user requests, we have added a number of functions that improve the usage of the entire camera.
● New Super 35 format (02)-MXF / Apple ProRes 3.2K S35 16: 9-3.2K
The best format for drama series and commercials. It is said that 16: 9 content is suitable for shooting with an S35 lens. The Mini LF's maximum frame rate recording format (75fps) is higher than the ALEXA Mini's same recording format (60fps).
The newly added Super 35 and large formats are as follows.
● New Super 35 Format (01)-MXF / ARRIRAW 3.4K S35 3: 2-3.4K
Suitable format for Super 35 feature films, drama series and commercials. It is compatible with most S35 lenses and features sufficient resolution for many post-production workflows. The maximum frame rate (60fps) of the Mini LF recording format is twice that of the same recording format of ALEXA Mini (30fps).
● New Super 35 Format (03)-MXF / Apple ProRes 2.8K S35 4: 3-2.8K
It is intended for shooting with an anamorphic S35 lens with 2.39: 1 content, or with a 1.85: 1 spherical S35 lens with extra space above and below the image. The Mini LF's maximum frame rate recording format (75fps) is higher than the ALEXA Mini's same recording format (50fps).
● New Super 35 Format (04)-MXF / Apple ProRes 2.8K S35 16: 9-HD
With low data rate, the sensor area covers the S35 lens. A still popular mode supported by ALEXA CLASSIC EV in 2010. The maximum frame rate (100fps) of the Mini LF recording format is lower than that of the same recording format (200fps) of ALEXA Mini.
● New Large Format (01)-MXF / Apple ProRes 4.3K LF 16: 9-UHD
A mode that uses almost the entire width of the LF sensor. The camera downsamples to 16: 9 UHD, saving you time in post-production trimming and resizing. It's also officially approved by Netflix.