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  1. #1 ALEXA MINI VS RED WEAPON THE HOPE IS OVER 
    i was hoping that people at red were listening to their customer
    The mini alexa is a marvel of technology at a unbeatable price i was really hopping to see that red will incorporate a true ND glass and a wireless follow focus module in the weapon
    Those 2 futures became very important for drone and steadicam operator or gorilla style shooter
    Like many people in this forum i have been very disappointed and have no choice than buying a mini alexa
    Sometimes dreams never come true
    Last edited by Lorenzo Lalik; 09-26-2015 at 10:33 PM.
     

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    forget the mini and get the raven..
     

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    I can do without the integrated follow focus but I, like many others, hoped there would be built in NDs and a global shutter.
     

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    The Alexa Mini is not at an un-beatable price. It's super expensive.

    I love the image but after seeing the body at CineGear, the body is a pretty terrible design.

    1) No pre-amp or internal mic. To get sound, a 3rd party pre-amp has to be mounted somehow in addition to a microphone. At least the Weapon has an internal mic for scratch audio for things like gimbal use.

    2) The fan vent port is in the rear. You cannot mount a battery without it being several inches away from the rear of the camera. Terrible design. At least on the Weapon, the rear fan port is under the lip so you can mount a battery directly to the camera.

    3) No mounting points. To mount a simple tripod plate or top handle, you have attach several additional plates. This is lame to say the least.

    The Mini takes so much rigging to make it work. Like I said, great image, terrible body design but everyone overlooks that because it's Arri and they get a free pass.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lorenzo Lalik View Post
    i was hoping that people at red were listening to their customer
    The mini alexa is a marvel of technology at a unbeatable price
    i was really hopping to see that red will incorporate a true ND glass and a wireless follow focus module in the weapon
    Those 2 futures became very important for drone and steadicam operator or gorilla style shooter
    Like many people in this forum i have been very disappointed and have no choice than buying a mini alexa
    Sometimes dreams never come true
    hehe,
    Are you kidding or are you serious?
    Nd are also on Dragon, with Motion Mount !!
    Alexa mini, a disaster for the command are located on the opposite side as Amira, but if you do ENG, then that's fine.
    Heavier than a dragon.
    If you want to shoot for a few minutes you are forced to mount a Vmount, while Drago side handle with Redvolt.
    The REC is in a position of shit when you use the Gimbal.
    On DJi Ronin and almost impossible to mount, it becomes too big, with a side Vmount, balance is a disaster, or take up arms and stretch the ronin and put vmount behind ...
    For remote controls do not think is a problem so far with third elements.
    No Thanks prefer a weapon, for the same price.
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    The motion mount introduces more than a stop of light loss and a host of other problems, it's a good solution but not a true Variable ND. If the Weapon had a global shutter and built in NDs it would absolutely be the perfect camera for me. Still, I will take it over the mini any day.
     

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    What's the problem with filters?
     

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    Hey look at offhollywood's OMOD system for weapon, integrated FIZ, integrated WIRELESS TIMECODE, live wireless grading with live grade plus a lot more, check it out, gamechanging
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    Guys ,
    The mini alexa can be fully control from there wireless follow focus remote control PRICELESS
    And don't get me started on the motion mount it's a joke and everybody know it
     

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    You can control all Arri cameras via the wcu-4. You can also control some features of the Epic as well with the UMC-4. Looking forward to testing out the OMOD for epic dragon with it.
     

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