ARRI ALEXA 35 baseplates are now compatible with the ALEXA Mini LF and ALEXA Mini by using the new Balance Utility Dovetail BUD-3.
In the latest Tech Talk, Sean Dooley explains the differences, how to mount the new parts, and how to upgrade your existing camera packages to take advantage of the new components.
- Balance Utility Dovetail BUD-3: K2.0048463
- Rear Accessory Bracket RAB-3: K2.0049215
- Mini Adapter Plate MAP-4: K2.0047697
Balance Utility Dovetail BUD-3
The BUD-3 allows the ALEXA Mini LF to utilize the modern and sturdy accessory setups that were developed for ALEXA 35. The BUD-3 accepts ALEXA Mini side brackets as well as the Rear Accessory Brackets RAB-1 and RAB-3.
Rear Accessory Bracket RAB-3
The RAB-3 is a rear accessory bracket for ALEXA Mini LF optimized for the new utility base BUD-3. Note a classic RAB-1 for ALEXA Mini LF can be turned into an RAB-3 by removing the lower end of the RAB-1 in order to connect directly to the RAB-1.
Mini Adapter Plate MAP-4
Weighting in at less than half traditional top plates. The MAP-4 for ALEXA Mini LF is a minimal adapter to the range of lightweight accessories for ALEXA 35, such as the Lightweight Camera Handle LCH-1.