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Alexa SUP 7.0.2 Firmware Upgrade

This morning, ARRI released the latest firmware update package for their full line of ALEXA cameras, 7.0.2. This is a critical update which fixes the bugs that were present in 7.0.0, which was a major update with significant new features including 2K ProRes recording, improved in-camera de-bayering, and a redesigned status display. Here’s what you’ll […]

January 31st, 2013 • by Hand Held Films • in Blog, Camera, Events

New Camera Alexa Plus 4:3 at Hand Held Films!

We’re starting off the new year with a bang: the Alexa Plus 4:3 is in house and ready to shoot! This camera truly has it all. Everything you love about the Alexa Plus is still here, such as integrated wireless remote control system functionality (WRS), a built-in lens data system (LDS), two 1.5G HD-SDI monitor […]

January 4th, 2013 • by Hand Held Films • in Blog, Camera, New Equipment

New Lens: Hawk V-Plus 45-90mm Anamorphic Zoom

Christmas came early for our camera department. Vantage’s new Hawk V-Plus Anamorphic Zoom lens, the 45-90mm, has just arrived. This gorgeous lens fills in the focal gaps between the 55mm, 65mm, and 80mm Hawk V-Lite primes and offers stunning 2x squeezed anamorphic images. Stop: T2.8 – T16 Close Focus: .75m / 2ft 6in Weight: 5.3kg […]

November 20th, 2012 • by Hand Held Films • in Blog, Camera, New Equipment

New Camera: Alexa Studio at Hand Held Films

Here she is! We are now the proud owners of 2 ARRI Alexa Studios. Unlike the Alexa or Alexa Plus, this camera has an adjustable mirrored shutter, which eliminates pesky rolling-shutter artifacts, as well as an optical viewfinder that provides a crystal clear, high contrast image with true colors. The Studio is a direct response to cinematographers’ requests […]

August 6th, 2012 • by Hand Held Films • in Blog, Camera, New Equipment

New Upgrade: Alexa SUP 6.0

We are happy to announce that we have updated all of our Alexas to the newly release Software Update Package 6.0. This update introduces: • Enables DNxHD license (paid option) • SMTPE color bars in REC OUT and MON OUT, 1Khz audio tone on HD-SDI outputs and headphones • New User Button option: Display of […]

March 28th, 2012 • by Hand Held Films • in Blog, Camera, New Equipment

New Alexa Licenses Option

ARRI recently released a High Speed and Anamorphic De-Squeeze licenses for the ALEXA camera family. With the High Speed license installed, you are able to shoot up to 120 FPS in the 422 HQ codec and up to 60 FPS in 444. To use this feature, you need to use the Sony 64GB Pro SxS […]

December 9th, 2011 • by Hand Held Films • in Blog, Camera, New Equipment

New Codex OnBoard Recorder for ARRI Alexa is here!

Today we are very excited to announce the arrival of four brand new Codex OnBoard Recorders for the ARRI ALEXA camera family here at Hand Held!  The Codex is an external recorder that captures in the uncompressed ARRIRAW format onto 256 GB solid state data packs, giving you a wonderful image at 2880 x 1620 […]

November 30th, 2011 • by Hand Held Films • in Blog, Camera, New Equipment

New Camera: RED Epic M & X

This month, our family of RED Epics has grown from two to five. We now carry two Epic-Ms and three Epic-Xs outfitted with the brand new ViewFactor Full-Metal Jacket! This “cage” provides multiple mounting points which makes the use of various accessories, such as the EVF and LCD, much easier. Each of our EPICs come […]

November 30th, 2011 • by Hand Held Films • in Blog, Camera, New Equipment

New Lenses: Hawk Anamorphic V-Lite Series 2x Squeeze

We are very proud to introduce the new Hawk V-Lite Anamorphic 2x lens set into the Hand Held Films inventory. Manufactured in Germany by Vantage Film these new lenses are guaranteed to redefine what it means to “shoot anamorphic” as they provide superior optics combined with an incredible lightweight feel. Every lens in the set […]

November 30th, 2011 • by Hand Held Films • in Blog, Camera, New Equipment

New Production Vehicles at HHF

Hand Held Films is proudly introducing the first of three brand new production vehicles we recently acquired! Check out our 2010 Mitsubishi Fuso with 22’L x 7 1/2′ H box. This truck comes fully equipped with jockey boxes, 72″x94″ hydraulic controlled leveling lift gate, and custom-built steel shelving to accommodate all of your production needs. Ask […]

June 15th, 2011 • by Hand Held Films • in Blog, Camera, G&E, New Equipment