The world's smallest, most affordable HD camera has arrived - the Aaton A-Minima. A-Minima is a richly featured, high tech motion picture camera that produces quality HD-ready Super 16mm film images. The camera is lightweight with an elegant, camcorder-like design for ultimate portability and flexibility.
A-Minima features a quick change magazine which accepts 200' (61m) film loads in a new daylight friendly format on a core with flexible flanges. With a base market price of roughly $15,000 (USD), A-Minima makes high quality filmmaking very affordable.
The following Kodak film stocks are presently manufactured for A-Minima.
In Aaton's words:
"A-Minima is designed to encourage Super 16mm film origination. It is the economic way to record high definition material and to conserve it for the unforeseeable future in a world dominated by video and its mediocre dynamic range, so-called high definition and questionable shelf life, not to mention the maze of DTV and HDTV standards.
It is meant to be the second camera on well endowed productions, but also the one and only camera in the hands of young filmmakers, those who want to have access to their complete works throughout their careers."
For more information on the A-Minima camera and Super 16mm filmmaking visit the following web sites: