With the Alexa Mini the star of last year’s NAB, the last year has seen a wave of support gear for the tiny powerhouse camera. Wooden Camera is no exception, with an awesome Alexa Mini Quick Cage that Wooden Camera’s Michael Millichamp showcased for us during our tour at the Wooden Camera store in Los Angeles.
Quick Cage (Alexa Mini + LW) is a form fitting cage plus 15mm lightweight baseplate for the ARRI Alexa Mini. It attaches by four M4 screws on top and four M4 screws on the bottom making it extremely secure. The same M4 hole pattern found on the camera body is present on the cage top plate. This allows for attachment of ARRI brand handles and accessories. Arrays of 1/4-20 holes in standard spacing and multiple 3/8-16 holes for large accessories. ARRI accessory mount also available in several places (3/8-16 screw hole with locating pins adjacent).
The cage side pieces feature NATO standard accessory rails with spring loaded safety pins on each end to prevent accidental removal. The NATO rails also feature 1/4-20 and 3/8-16 holes. Clamped to the side rails are two NATO Rosette (ARRI) which adapt an ARRI standard rosette to quick release NATO rail.
Quick Cage (Alexa Mini + LW) also includes a lightweight 15mm support baseplate that can attach to any tripod plate or ARRI standard bridgeplate such as Bridgeplate (19mm) orBridgeplate (15mm Studio). When studio rods are not needed, a Dovetail Clamp can be added instead to interface with 2060 Dovetails, Safety Dovetails, or Shoulder Rigs.
Additional Rod Clamp (15mm LW) can be attached to rear of Quick Dovetail for independent rear rod support.
There are two versions of the cage available now, the standard Alexa Mini Quick Cage ($799) and the Alexa Mini Quick Cage LW ($995). The Alexa Mini Quick Cage is also a part of their Alexa Mini Camera Accessory Kit, priced from $1,500 to $2,940 depending on what options you choose. In true Wooden Camera fashion, each piece is also available separately, leaving you open to customize your rig as you see fit.
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