By site editor Dan Chung:
The highly anticipated ARRI ALEXA Mini should be available to lucky pre-order customers in the next few weeks. As the time approaches Abel Cine have published a video with ARRI’s Snehal Patel where he walks us through the different available configurations. Especially interesting are the handheld and gimbal setups which allow the camera to be kept nice and small.
The lightweight side battery plate which we first saw at NAB makes an appearance in the video. I think this will be an essential accessory for many gimbal operators. Also shown is Transvideo’s Starlight monitor which can now control the camera menus over SDI – a major plus if you are running on a gimbal.