Here at Sachtler we eat, drink and sleep camera supports and accessories – we are total gear heads!
When we are not designing and making the world’s best tripods and fluid heads we are checking out our favourite cameras and production gear. In this series we’ll share our dream cameras and rigs with you.
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A wide range of the projects we support around the world choose to shoot with the Alexa Mini, so we have lots of experience in selecting the accessories needed to deliver perfect results with this camera - whatever the environment.
ARRI ALEXA Mini - Overview and Tech Spec
Compact, lightweight and self-contained - the ARRI ALEXA Mini is the small and versatile all-rounder in the ARRI camera family.
The symmetrical design permits filming in any orientation, including upside-down and in portrait mode, while multiple accessory points enable highly creative mounting solutions.
In addition, the ALEXA Mini comes with a series of interchangeable lens mounts, allowing the use of B4 video, EF mount stills lenses, or even the ARRI Signature Primes with the LPL mount for ALEXA Mini.
Recommended Camera Kit
The ways to rig your camera are limitless, it all depends on your shoot and budgets. Here is one of our favourite rigs, ideally suited for a cinematic application where weight matters.
The Cine 7+7 HD combines the established cine-features of the big Sachtler heads with the advantages of a more compact 100 mm fluid head - the perfect solution for all those who work with lighter film set-ups. Drag properties, a side load function, very wide load range, Speedbalance technology and optimum front swivel arm are what makes up the compact Cine 7+7.
The award winning flowtech® tripod technology offers unique quick release brakes to deploy and adjust your tripod in an instant. The ergonomic carbon fibre leg design offers exceptional torsional stiffness and makes it easy to transport. The integrated versatile hinge lock mechanism allows you to capture extremely low and high shots with superior performance and reliability thanks to extensive endurance and environmental testing. flowtech®100 is designed for precision shooting and heavier camera payloads up to 30 kg / 66 lb.
The XT series of batteries from Anton/Bauer are designed and engineered to give the longest lasting and most reliable Li-ion batteries in their class. With a 12A constant current capability (20A for 2s to deal with inrush on challenging loads) the XT series will power the most demanding 14.4v cameras and LED fixtures.
The revolutionary 'green' LP charger series supports the Dionic XT battery series and features an efficient charging algorithm for multi-chemistry, simultaneous charging. The algorithm ensures rapid charging of up to four batteries at a time, all while conserving energy, eliminating waste, and reducing total cost of ownership. The Performance Charger series is nearly 40% more efficient than traditional chargers, rendering large power supplies virtually obsolete.
Litepanels Gemini 2x1 LED soft panel provides a beautiful and wide source of soft, colour accurate, full spectrum Daylight and Tungsten lighting. Gemini allows users quick and easy precision adjustment of light with three fully featured lighting modes; CCT Mode for true daylight and tungsten with +/- green fine tuning, HSI Mode for total control over hue, saturation and intensity to create any colour in the 360 colour wheel at any intensity from 0-100% and Gel Mode to easily replicate the industry’s most popular gel sets with a daylight or tungsten source.
This Litepanels Gemini Dual Frame/Yoke allows you to assemble two Gemini’s creating a larger light source, quickly and easily. The same great light quality covering a much larger area.
Monitor and Wireless Transmission
The SmallHD 502 is the lightest 5-inch, 1080p Full HD field monitor with colour capabilities that rival OLED technology. It's a mere 7.4 oz light and is able to reproduce 100% Rec 709 colour.
Teradek Bolt 500 LT:
The Bolt LT takes Teradek’s industry-leading wireless performance and packages it into an affordable, streamlined series of zero-delay wireless video systems. The LT line is available in 500ft. or 1000ft. max-range models, with the LT 500 offering external antennas on the transmitter for enhanced wireless performance.