Production is ramping up globally and demand for the ALEXA Mini LF continues to increase. The release of the ALEXA Mini LF Software Update Package SUP 6.0.22 increases general system stability and fixes a number of bugs.
New features and changes in ALEXA Mini LF SUP 6.0.22
Recording MediaCompact Drive LED
After a recording has been stopped, the Compact Drive status indicator LED will remain solid red until the Compact Drive is ready to be removed. At that point the LED will turn solid green, indicating that the Compact Drive can be safely removed. With SUPs before SUP 6.0.22, some instances have been reported where the Compact Drive status indicator LED has shownthat it is safe to remove the drive before this was actually the case, causing a number of error conditions once the drive was re-inserted into a camera, including error messages #97, #100, #175 or #200. Please note that none of these errors lead to data loss; even if the recording stopped unexpectedly, the take recorded up to this point is safely stored on the drive.
Please also note that from Mini LF SUP 6.0.22 on, the "10 Second Rule" (ARRI Technical Information "ALEXA Mini LF -The 10 Second Rule for Removing Drives") can be ignored, as the Compact Drive status indicator LED now accurately showswhen it is safe to remove the drive.
System Stability Improvements
A number of changes have been made to the internal communications that greatly improve system stability and should significantly reduce the occurrence of error messages #4, #5, #14, #93, #138 or #200. If you still encounter anyof these errors with a camera running Mini LF SUP 6.0.22, you most likely have a hardware issue. In that case, please contact ARRI Service, as we have seen some limited cases where these errors were based on hardware. ARRI Service will be able to diagnose and repair these.
Please read the release notes and updating procedure before installing a new SUP.
Click here for more information and SUP 6.0 related downloads
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