I was very fortunate to be the first person in the world to fly ARRI's prototype Alexa Mini camera back in November of 2014. At that time it was the only one in existence and still in alpha testing but we knew the moment we saw the output that it would be a big deal. Back then the holy grail for drone work was to match Alexa footage from the ground and now we could do so with this beautiful little camera.
After that first flight we continued beta testing additional cameras through the first half of 2015. We have more experience flying this system than anyone.
A huge thanks to Michael Jonas, all the guys at ARRI, Brad, Hugh, Tabb at Freefly and Casey and Danielle at Mindcastle for the opportunity!