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Arri Releases CCM-1

The 7" onboard monitor provides full camera control and menu access for the Alexa 35 and Alexa Mini LF.

ASC Staff

Arri has released the CCM-1, a 7" onboard monitor that provides full camera control and menu access for the Alexa 35 and Alexa Mini LF.

Developed by Arri and SmallHD, the CCM-1 provides an alternative control, menu and image interface to the MVF-2 viewfinder, which it can either replace entirely or work alongside.

The CCM-1 displays a bright, high-contrast HD image on its 7" IPS LCD screen that is easily viewable in daylight from a range of angles. Like the MVF-2, it connects via the camera’s VF connector and provides an image that faithfully conveys Arri color management. Sensor-level monitoring functions make use of the sensor’s full resolution — for example, zooming into the image for more accurate focus checking. The false-color tool on the CCM-1 affects only the image from the camera and not the status overlays.

By using the camera’s VF connector, the CCM-1 leaves both SDI outputs free for other uses. VF cables up to 33' long are supported, providing flexibility of operation for tight spaces, cranes, dollies and car rigs. Alternatively, the CCM-1 can be connected via SDI like a typical onboard monitor, allowing application of ALF-2 and ALF-4 look files, full access to the SmallHD toolset and use with third-party cameras. Multiple other connection options facilitate different camera configurations and use cases.

The solution offers a flexible user interface; all functions are adjustable via the touchscreen or via buttons and a joystick that are positioned on one side of the monitor and can be operated with one hand. The power and back buttons have tactile indicators that make them easy to find without looking or with gloves on, while the dedicated menu button provides fast access to the familiar menu of the MVF-2. Four user buttons allow personalized settings, and a lock slider disables the touchscreen and all buttons, preventing accidental triggering of functions.

Interactive status overlays permit rapid adjustment of settings without interrupting the live view, and a new playback screen can be accessed through the menu or assigned to a user button. The large clip list on the playback screen includes metadata display and remains visible during playback, improving the user experience for smaller crews relying on the CCM-1 for reviewing takes. The home screen will be familiar to Arri users, and the SmallHD PageOS user interface allows full customization of live-view pages.

The CCM-1 comes with a sun hood that snaps onto the monitor like a protective case on a smartphone, eliminating the need for Velcro or straps. Featuring a scratch-resistant finish, the sun hood’s side and top flaps are held in place with magnets and can be folded flat for storage and transportation. Also included is the two-axis MAC-1 monitor arm for rapid positioning of the CCM-1 without affecting the horizon relative to the camera. The MAC-1 features an adjustable friction system for one-handed repositioning and inserts for different mounting standards.

Constructed from aluminum, the CCM-1 is weather-sealed and temperature-resistant. Various mechanical interfaces using the new Arri Pin-Lock standard allow flexible mounting options.

The CCM-1 is available now and will be supported in the Alexa 35 SUP 1.2 and Alexa Mini LF SUP 7.3 software-update packages.

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