As I delve into more and more with Alexa and the more the word gets out, I am being inundated with email.
Please, Please,Please ask your questions publicly either here on in the Arri Forum - I have had over 100 emails with questions directed at me since early this morning, I will not be able to answer everyone (for the record, I charge for access to my knowledge, it is my job).
I am going to answer some of the most common or the most unique here on the blog for now.
Yaron in Israel:
Yes - you do have the ability to add a conventional quick release plate like those used on Sony or Panasonic cameras. The cameras and support I use are geared around using dovetails or bridge plates, but there is provision to use an industry standard quick release, it even has an arri part number.
Kim in Montreal
If I was going to test the Alexa's Digital shutter against the mechanical shutter on a film camera, this is valid as Arri has announced that they will be making an Optical VF version of the camera. SO-Kim, I will be now, as I had not thought about that specific test- but I will add it to the mix, it is a really great idea for a large number of people this camera is being marketed too.
As for Handheld- ummmm - both RED and Alexa weigh in about the same amount when you get them fully rigged, so I am not sure, but know that I will be asking my steadicam buddies to see what they think.
Yes Steve, I was drooling so much I had to pull out the keyboard cover for my laptop.
Nick from Australia, Adrian from Austria, Jens from Belgium.
Testing of the recording capabilities has not started yet. I am waiting as long as I can so that we can show a true comparison between both flavors of ProRes in-camera , HDSR, DPX and ArriRaw of the same content, for now that is waiting for ArriRaw capture devices. You can see on the blog that I have been testing with Stwo's OB1 and of course my KiPros, I am waiting for a Cinedeck unit and something I cannot talk about until "later".