ARRI’s Vertical Format Adapter and Smart APU

ARRI is introducing new accessories into the market. They include new vertical format brackets to help camera operators keep up with the latest filming trend and an advanced power unit that maintains electricity during battery changes.

Vertical Format Adapter set for ALEXA Mini

ARRI’s new Vertical Format Adapter set enables ALEXA Mini operators capture “portrait” footage for mobile phone and tablet content with the camera sensor orientated vertically. The adapter has been developed to meet the needs of fashion shoots, social media and other mobile platforms, and bespoke displays for shopping malls and airport terminal retail spaces.

The set of four lightweight brackets allows the ALEXA Mini and its viewfinder to be rotated 90° on its lens axis, effectively providing stability for filming on its side.  Most of the current camera support accessories for ALEXA Mini can be used in vertical content capture. Accessories such as the Compact Bridge Plate CBP-1 (19mm studio) and CBP-2 (15mm studio), the Broadcast Plate for ALEXA Mini or the Mini Adapter Plates MAP-1 and MAP-2 will mount with the same functionality as when used for regular footage.

The ALEXA Mini rigged with the Vertical Format Adapters can also be used with ARRI Stabilizer systems, such as the TRINITY and Remote Head SRH-3. In line with ARRI’s usual attention to detail, the set comes with foam packaging which can be transferred directly to a travel case (peli case #1050).

Smart APU Advanced Power Unit
The Smart APU Advanced Power Unit facilitates fast-paced filming by keeping camera and accessories powered during battery changes. The advanced hot swap camera power supply is a compact unit available as V-mount and Gold-mount. It features an on-board battery buffer as well as six independent outputs.

The battery technology is lithium-free and has no travel restrictions.