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Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Pro

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Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Pro
  
Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Pro

The world’s first digital film camera with professional broadcast camera features and controls!

Introducing URSA Mini Pro, a professional digital film camera that combines the incredible image quality of URSA Mini 4.6K with the features and controls of a traditional broadcast camera! You get a massive number of ergonomically designed controls on the side of the camera so you can adjust most settings by feel, and without ever having to take your eyes off the action. URSA Mini Pro also features built in ND filters, a status display and a revolutionary new interchangeable lens mount that lets you change between EF photographic lenses or PL and B4 lenses. URSA Mini Pro records up to 60fps and features dual C-Fast 2.0 recorders as well as dual UHS-II SD Card recorders. URSA Mini Pro is lightweight and comfortable enough to use all day, has controls that are extremely fast to use, and image quality that’s far superior to broadcast cameras costing ten times more!


Highlights

Digital Film Quality for Every Project

The perfect camera for digital film, broadcast, live production and more!

URSA Mini Pro cameras are “three cameras in one” because they combine high end digital film quality with the features and controls broadcasters need. They’re ideal for any kind of work from high end feature films, television shows and commercials, toindependent films, broadcast news, and even studio and live production! URSA Mini Pro cameras go beyond standard Ultra HD broadcast quality because they give you 4.6K resolution with 15 stops of dynamic range. Plus, the super wide color gamut and Blackmagic Design Generation 4 color science give you incredibly accurate skin tones andstunning, lifelike color so you always capture cinematic quality images. The super compact body features broadcast camera controls and advanced operating software that make it faster to set up and use than any other camera! Whether you’re on set, onlocation or shooting run and gun, URSA Mini Pro has theimage quality and features you need to work on any typeof project!

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Three Incredible Models

Choose URSA Mini 4K, URSA Mini 4.6K or URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2

The URSA Mini family are powerful and robust cameras that are available in three different models, so you can choose the camera that best suits your needs. The affordable URSA Mini 4K features a fixed EF mount along with dual CFast card recorders. URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 adds built in ND filters, an interchangeable lens mount, dual CFast and UHS-II SD card recorders, and a massive set of broadcast features and external controls. URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 is the ultimate high end digital film camera with second generation electronics, a high frame rate image sensor, and a USB-C for recording directly to external drives.

Revolutionary URSA Design

Big camera features that are fast to use in a lightweight, portable design!

URSA Mini Pro is designed to include everything you need in a handheld camera so you can take it anywhere! Unlike cheap plastic cameras, the evenly weighted camera body is made out of a super tough magnesium alloy. It’s a true professional camera with full redundancy on every control, eventhe power switch! Plus, the familiar broadcast switches and controls allow full setting changes without having to take the camera off your shoulder! There’s an external high visibility backlit LCD status display so you can see critical shooting information, and a 4” foldout touch screen for reviewing shots. That means you don’t have tocarry an extra on‑set monitor! You get professional connections such as 12G‑SDI, XLR audio, a built in high quality microphone and more. The optional electronic viewfinder and shoulder mount kit lets you go from tripod to handheld shooting in seconds, or you can turn URSA Mini Pro into the ultimate live production camera by adding an URSA Studio Viewfinder!

Built in ND Filters

High quality neutral density filters with IR compensation!

URSA Mini Pro G2 features high quality neutral density (ND) filters that let you quickly reduce the amount of light entering the camera. The 2, 4 and 6 stop filters have been specifically designed to match the colorimetry and color science of the camera, providing you with additional latitude, even under harsh lighting conditions. This lets you use different combinations of aperture and shutter angle to achieve shallower depth of field, or specific levels of motion blur, in a wider range of situations. The IR filters have been designed to filter both optical wave lengths and IR wave lengths evenly to eliminate IR contamination of the images that most ND filters can suffer from. The ND filters are true optical filters with a precision mechanism that quickly moves them into place when the ND filter dial is turned. The filter settings can even be displayed as either an ND number, stop reduction or fraction on the LCD!

Familiar Broadcast Control

Quickly change settings without taking the camera off your shoulder!

Like the world’s best broadcast cameras, URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 features independent controls for direct access to the most important camera settings. Buttons, switches and dials are laid out in a logical order that makes them easy to find by feel while using the viewfinder. This means you’ll be able to adjust settings, add an ND filter or even change frame rate without having to fold out the touchscreen or take the camera off your shoulder.

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Interchangeable Lens Mounts

Compatible with EF, PL, B4 and F mount lenses!

Different projects require different lenses, whichiswhy URSA Mini Pro models feature an interchangeable lensmount. Imagine shooting regular work using a photography lens but then being able to change to aPLmount cinema lens ifyou get a high end film job. URSA Mini Pro makesthat easy because you can quickly switch betweenEF, PL, B4 and F mount lenses, making it compatible with the widest possible range of professional lenses. That means you can work with high quality EF or F mount photographic lenses, large PL cinema lenses, and even B4 broadcast lenses, all with the same camera! URSA Mini Pro comes standard with an EF mount. Additional optional PL, B4 and F lens mounts can be purchased separately. With URSA Mini Pro, yougeta single camera that works with virtually all professional lenses so you can choose precisely the lens you need!

Backlit Status Display

See critical shooting information in bright daylight!The status display is a high visibility backlit LCD screen that’s designed to be easily seen, even in bright light! The status display shows record timecode, locked timecode and reference timecode, along with the current shooting frame rate, shutter angle, aperture, white balance, ISO and IRIS. Italso features a battery indicator, card recording status and audio meters for monitoring levels. The screen’s backlight can be turned on when you’re shooting in dimly lit locations, and off when you’re shooting outdoors and in bright light to increase contrast, making it easy to read under any condition!

Cinematic 4.6K Sensor

Capture incredible digital film images with 15 stops of dynamic range!

When it comes to image quality, URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 operates at a higher resolution and dynamic range that is well beyond traditional motion picture film! You get a 4.6K image sensor that captures up to 4608 x 2592 pixels, which is bigger than full size DCI 4K! The sensor features a massive 15 stops of dynamic range and support for up to 3200 ISO, making URSA Mini Pro models perfect for high dynamic range (HDR) projects. Built in active refrigeration ensures maximum dynamic range and low noise, so you get incredibly clean pictures with amazing detail in both the dark shadows and bright highlight areas. In addition, URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 supports high frame shooting at up to 300 frames per second and even better color fidelity! You can also choose the lower cost URSA Mini 4K model with 12 stops of dynamic range when you don’t need the performance and are on a tighter budget.

Advanced Colorimetry

Super wide color gamut and precision color science!

URSA Mini Pro models feature an incredibly wide color gamut that captures more of the visible color spectrum than Rec. 2020, which is vastly larger than the P3 digital cinema color space! Blackmagic Design Generation 4 color science is used to process the raw sensor data, enabling amazingly rich skin tones, natural color response and enormous amounts of dynamic range. Whether you’re shooting a Hollywood blockbuster, an indie film, high end commercial, or a broadcast television show, URSA Mini Pro’s combination of resolution, dynamic range and color gamut delivers amazingly rich and lifelike images!

High Frame Rate Recording

Capture the action at up to 300 frames per second!

URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 is a more powerful second generation camera with entirely new electronics and a new high performance image sensor that lets you shoot crystal clear slow motion footage. You can record full sensor 4.6K images up to 120 frames per second, windowed DCI 4K at up to 150 frames per second, and regular windowed 1080 HD at an amazing 300 frames per second. A dedicated off-speed button on the camera’s body lets you quickly switch between your preset high frame rate and regular frame rate shooting! When it comes to high frame rate shooting, URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 is ideal for fast action sports, high speed nature photography and more!

Non Stop Recording

Works with both CFast and SD card media!

URSA Mini Pro models feature both dual CFast 2.0 recorders and dual UHS‑II SD card recorders so you can choose the media that works best for you. CFast cards are ideal for full resolution Blackmagic RAW 12-bit recording, while SD UHS‑II cards are inexpensive and commonly available, making them perfect for recording Blackmagic RAW 5:1, 8:1 or 12:1 files. URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 also features a USB‑C connection so you can connect and record directly to portable SSD drives. Simply choose the media type, insert the cards and start shooting! With dual slots for each media type, you never haveto stop recording because when the first card is full, itautomatically continues onto the next card. You can even swap the full card for an empty one, all without having to stop recording!

Expansion Port

High speed USB-C connection for direct external recording!

URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 features an innovative high speed USB‑C Expansion Port. USB‑C is quickly becoming standard on all modern computers and devices. The massive bandwidth of USB‑C makes it possible to connect external accessories such as flash drives and SSDs for significantly longer recording times. This can be important when shooting high quality lossless 12‑bit Blackmagic RAW or high frame rate 300 fps images. Best of all, when you’re done shooting you can use the same drive for editing and post production!

Blackmagic URSA Mini SSD Recorder

Record onto 2.5 inch SSD media!

The optional Blackmagic URSA Mini SSD Recorder lets you record 12-bit Blackmagic RAW files onto standard 2.5 inch SSD Media with your URSA Mini orURSA Mini Pro cameras! That means you can use commonly available and inexpensive high capacity solid state media! Unlike other types of cards, SSD media is super fast so you can record fullresolution 4K and 4.6K 12-bit Blackmagic RAW files. Plus,SSD media comes in much larger sizes so you can record longer without having to change cards! The unique design of the Blackmagic URSA Mini SSD Recorder allows itto attach directly to the back of your URSA Mini or URSA Mini Pro between the camera and the battery. It uses 6G-SDI as a data link to the camera so you don’t have to worry about starting or stopping the SSD recorder. Everything is setup and controlled directly from the camera!

Built in Monitoring

Fold out touch screen for monitoring and camera control!

The built in 4 inch fold out touchscreen on URSA Mini Pro models and the 5 inch fold out touchscreen on URSA Mini 4K and 4.6K are super bright, high resolution color displays with a wide viewing angle that makes them perfect for monitoring and reviewing shots on set! The screen can also show you a “heads up display” overlay with critical information such as format, frame rate, timecode, ISO and more. You even get a histogram, card recording status indicators and audiometers! The fold out touchscreen lets you use the incredible new URSA Mini operating software so you get super fast access to every camera function, ATEM broadcast switcher integration features for live broadcast, digital slate for metadata management and more!

Advanced URSA Mini Software

Incredibly fast software with revolutionary new user interface!

All URSA Mini cameras feature a new user interfacethat revolutionizes the way you work! The advanced camera operating software lets you use simple tap and swipe gestures to control all features, setup, the digital slate and more. You get powerful and super fast software with aunique heads up display that puts commonly used functions at your fingertips. Simply touch an on screen iconto make changes for things such as audio levels, whitebalance, shutter angle and more! You’ll instantly see sliders and controls formaking adjustments without ever having to navigate through any menus! The new digital slate makes entering metadata faster than ever before witha built in dictionary, predictive entry and on screen keyboard. Using a professional digital film camera has never been faster!

Bluetooth® Camera Control

New API lets you create remote camera control apps!

All URSA Mini Pro cameras feature built in Bluetooth that allows you to send and receive commands from up to 30 feet away. Blackmagic Design has also published a new, open protocol and developer API, along with sample code for an iPad app that can control URSA Mini Pro. Now you can create your own remote camera control solutions, digitalslate applications, remote color correction software and more! The possibilities are endless and this technology will enable entirely new workflows that were never before possible. Imagine building an app that can jam sync timecode and trigger all cameras to record to their internal media with matching metadata, all at the same time!

Highly Customizable

Flexible enough to be rigged for any production

Blackmagic URSA Mini cameras are completely customizable so you can create a rig that’s built specifically for your production! You can add accessories like the Blackmagic URSA Viewfinder, URSA Studio Viewfinder, URSA Mini Shoulder Kit and URSA Mini Mic Mount, or choose from hundreds of third party accessories. URSA Mini and URSA Mini Pro have 9 standard ¼” threaded mounting points on the top and bottom of the camera so you can mount it directly to a tripod aswell as add accessories such as rails, sliders, matteboxes, microphones, ring lights, batteries and more. Whether you’re building a feature film rig or outfitting the camera for an ENG style shoot, URSA Mini has all of the mount points and connections you need!

High Resolution Viewfinder

Full HD display and glass optics makes precise focus easy

The optional Blackmagic URSA Viewfinder is designed to be the perfect match for URSA Mini Pro and URSA Mini cameras. You get a high resolution 1920 x 1080 color OLED display matched with precision glass optics, adjustable diopter and built in digital focus chart so you get perfect focus every time. To preserve OLED screen life, there’s a built in sensor so the OLED only turns on when you’re looking through the viewfinder. TheBlackmagic URSA Viewfinder is adjustable so it can be used on both the left or the right eye. There’s even a built in record light!

Blackmagic URSA Studio Viewfinder

Turn URSA Mini into a true professional studio camera!

The URSA Studio Viewfinder is a true professional viewfinder for URSA Mini Pro and URSA Mini. You get a bright 7” screen with large handles and variable tension pivot points that let you smoothly adjust the viewfinder’s position and angle, even while you’re live on air. The control knobs and buttons give you direct control of settings so you can keep your eye on the action! Combined with the software for URSA Mini, the URSA Studio Viewfinder turns your URSA Mini into the ultimate live production camera! You get support for talkback, tally, and program return, along with remote control of focus, iris,color balance and more, all from your ATEM Switcher!

Professional Connections

Full size, durable connections that work with standard cables

Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro models feature multiple connections such as 12G‑SDI out, HD-SDI monitoring out, 2 LANC inputs, balanced XLR audio with phantom power, timecode in and reference input. On the front right side of the cameras is a 12 pin Hirose control connector for broadcast lenses. There’s also a 4 pin XLR DC output and an HD-SDI monitoring output that are located in the perfect position for connecting an optional viewfinder or on set monitor. The12G‑SDI output handles all formats up to 2160p60 using a single BNC cable, and also switches to 6G‑SDI or HD‑SDI depending on the shooting format.

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Advanced 12G-SDI

Work with all formats up to 2160p60 over a single cable!

12G‑SDI is an incredible 8 times faster than regular HD-SDI which makes it fast enough for Ultra HD video at up to 60 frames per second, all over a single regular SDI cable! The high quality BNC connections are multi rate so it can automatically switch and work with 6G‑SDI, 3G‑SDI, and regular HD‑SDI equipment. That means URSA Mini Pro and URSA Mini cameras are compatible with all of your existing HD and Ultra HD equipment so you can plug it into things like ATEM live production switchers, on set monitors, decksand more!

Professional Audio

Built in production quality sound recording

URSA Mini Pro models have a high quality microphone and professional audio recorder built right in so you don’t have to carry around extra sound equipment! Use the built in stereo microphone to record natural location sound or connect professional microphones using the two XLR wide dynamic range mic inputs. The XLR connections have 48V of switchable phantom power so you can plug in everything from shot gun to wireless clip on mics for capturing every detail of the performance. You can quickly adjust levels using the external knobs and monitor audio using the onscreen audio meters.

Digital Slate

Embedded metadata, store location, camera orientation, scene details and more!

The built in touchscreen makes it astonishingly simple to set up and enter metadata for tagging clips. Metadata is saved directly in the video files so you don’t have to worry about managing extra sidecar files. You can import the files directly into software like DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro and Avid Media Composer then use the metadata to sort, search and find the clips you need so you can spend more time on creative editing and less time managing mountains of media!

Flexible Power

Compatible with industry standard batteries and power

URSA Mini Pro and URSA Mini cameras include a 4-pin XLR industry standard power connector that works with 12V to 20V external power supplies. That means it’s easy to use thecamera with all of your existing power supplies and batteries! All URSA cameras use the same battery power connector and mounting points on the rear of the camera soyou can use a wide range of battery plates from manufacturers such as IDX, Blueshape, Anton Bauer and more. You can also add the optional Blackmagic URSA VLock Battery Plate or Blackmagic URSA Gold Battery Plate for using popular V‑Mount and Gold Mount batteries.

Includes DaVinci Resolve Studio

Professional editing and advanced color grading included!

All URSA cameras include a full version of DaVinci Resolve Studio, which is a complete post production solution. You get the world’s most advanced solution that combines professional editing, color correction, audio post and visual effects all in one software tool! DaVinci Resolve is used to finish more Hollywood feature films than any other solution, so you'll get the best possible post production tools to edit native video from your camera and retain every bit of quality. Whether you’re working on major Hollywood feature films, episodic television productions, musicvideos, commercials or even the latest YouTube shoot,DaVinci Resolve Studio gives you a completelylossless workflow for native editing, colorcorrection, effects, audio and delivery, so your video always looks as good as possible!

Optional Shoulder Mount Kit

From tripod to shoulder and back in seconds

URSA Mini cameras include multiple ¼ inch mount points on the bottom so you can attach it directly to any tripod. When you need to quickly move from tripod to handheld and back, the best solution is to use the optional Blackmagic URSA Mini Shoulder Kit. Thiskit includes the shoulder pad with built in rosettes, rail mounts and integrated quick lock release attachment points for instantly latching onto the quick release plate without removing the shoulder pad. The kit also includes a top handle for carrying the camera and attaching accessories.

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Blackmagic URSA Mini 4K EF

Compact and lightweight digital film camera
with EF lens mount and 4K Super 35 sensor,
12G-SDI output, 5” fold out monitor, dual
CFast recorders and more!

$2,995

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Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K EF

Compact and lightweight digital film camera
with high performance 4.6K Super 35 sensor
with up to 15 stops of dynamic range, EF lens
mount, 12G-SDI, 5” fold out monitor, dual CFast
recorders and more!

$4,995

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Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2

CCompact digital film camera with high performance 4.6K HDR sensor for shooting up to 300 fps. Features broadcast controls, ND filters, interchangeable lens mount, dual CFast and UHS-II SD card recorders, USB-C expansion port and more.

$5,995

 

Get Three Cameras in One

Digital film quality with broadcast camera features makes URSA Mini Pro perfect for film, broadcast and studio camera work!

URSA Mini Pro features an advanced sensor that gives you high resolution image quality with extremely wide dynamic range and a massive color gamut. That makes it perfect for use on high end feature films, television shows, music videos and commercials. It’s incredible image quality makes it the perfect “A” camera for the biggest Hollywood blockbusters, yet it’s still affordable enough for indie and documentary filmmakers. Plus, URSA Mini Pro has traditional broadcast ergonomics and the features you need for broadcast news, studio talk shows and sitcoms, and even live multi camera production! URSA Mini Pro is the world’s first camera that gives you true digital film quality on any production!

Feature Films

Blockbuster feature films from a lightweight handheld camera!

URSA Mini Pro gives you uncompromising digital film quality that rivals cameras costing thousands more, along with a fully lossless post production workflow with the included DaVinci Resolve Studio software. URSA Mini Pro captures high resolution images with 15 stops of latitude and a super wide color gamut that’s vastly larger than both Rec. 2020 and the P3 digital cinema color space. Because URSA Mini Pro includes DaVinci Resolve Studio software,you get a huge workflow advantage when shooting feature films with URSA Mini Pro because you can go straight from the camera into DaVinci Resolve Studio for a fully native, lossless workflow that’s faster and higher quality than any other camera and post production system!

Episodic Television

Today’s dramatic television series are shot like feature films!

Episodic television production has moved to digital film! That’s because the only way to win viewers is to tell compelling stories with feature film quality imagery. Producing episodic television is like shooting, editing, color correcting and distributing a 1 hour film every single week. When time is short and budgets are tight, URSA Mini Pro is the only camera that can deliver the quality you need! Plus, the included DaVinci Resolve Studio software speeds up the workflow even more because it lets editors and colorists collaborate on the same project at the same time! That means you can spend more time being creative with your edit and your color correction because they don’t have to happen separately!

Television Commercials

Higher quality images sell more products!

Whether you’re managing a global brand or part of a creative agency shooting ads, you need to make your product look amazing. That's why it's vital that television commercials are shot using digital film. With URSA Mini Pro, it’s now affordable enough for any brand to shoot on digital film, even smaller local “main street” brands. Plus, with the included DaVinci Resolve Studio software, you can use the same high end post production and color correction software used in Hollywood to create a cinematic look that makes customers aware of the quality of your brand. Any product can benefit from the luxurious visual treatment that using URSA Mini cameras and DaVinci Resolve color correction will provide.

Documentaries

Capture revealing interviews with raw emotion

For cutting edge documentaries, you need to create a level of trust and intimacy between the director and subject that simply isn’t possible with a large crew and intimidating camera rig. The light weight and small size of URSA Mini Pro makes it unobtrusive and perfect for capturing amazing nature shots and emotional interviews. You can go from tripod to handheld in seconds to instantly follow the story. With dual CFast or SD card recorders you can keep recording because you can hot swap full cards without stopping.

Independent Film

Get blockbuster film quality with an indie crew size

As an independent filmmaker you have to balance creative vision with tight budgets, small crews and incredibly tight shooting schedules. Now, with URSA Mini Pro, you can get the quality, resolution and dynamic range of Super 35mm film in a compact design that’s perfect for single camera operators and small crews! Choose either EF, F or PL lens mounts so you can work with readily available photo lenses or professional cinematic lenses. You also get built in monitoring, histograms, focus peaking, audio recording and more so you don’t have to rent additional, expensive equipment. That means you can operate as a single person crew so you'll have more money to put back into the story on the screen!

Studio Camera

The ultimate camera for studio production!

Whether you’re a broadcaster working on news or magazine style talk shows, you need a future proof camera that can capture the incredible color and detail of Ultra HD. URSA Mini Pro is unique because it gives you the best of both worlds! You get incredible digital film quality built into a professional studio camera with live studio camera features such as camera control. You can even add the 7 inch URSA Studio Viewfinder to turn URSA Mini Pro into the ultimate studio camera, complete with remote camera and lens control, talkback, tally and more! URSA Mini Pro features a built in CCU as well as an incredible DaVinci primary color corrector that lets you go beyond the basics and gives you full creative control with YRGB lift, gamma and gain adjustments! Now you get the same imaging and processing that feature films get, all in a professional broadcast studio camera!

Premium Corporate Video

Improve any company’s image with cinematic production values

URSA Mini Pro lets you add cinematic production values to any corporate video at a fraction of the cost of any other camera! The combination of high end digital film quality and traditional broadcast camera features lets you capture product launch videos, marketing videos and even multi camera keynote presentations with ease. Even if you’re delivering HD, the over sampled 4K images from the camera eliminates aliasing artifacts to give you more clarity and detail, along with richer color so you’ll be able to make more creative choices than ever when you’re editing and color correcting in post using the included DaVinci Resolve Studio software!

Broadcast News

Transform the quality of news coverage with digital film

URSA Mini Pro gives you HD or Ultra HD recording in a compact, well balanced shoulder mount camera that’s comfortable enough to be used all day! You get a 4 inch fold out monitor, optional EVF, complete technical scopes, professional audio recording, and dual ProRes SD card and CFast card recorders built right in. The interchangeable lens mount can be used with the B4 adapter so you can use your existing HD B4 lenses! Plus, because it shoots ProRes on standard CFast or SD cards, you can simply mount the card on your computer and begin editing immediately without having to convert files. With URSA Mini cameras you’ll be able to get your story on air faster than ever!

Music Video Production

Boost your band’s image with incredible production values

In today’s music industry, a high quality music video can get posted online, go viral and turn an unknown, unsigned band into superstars overnight! That means the production value of a band’s very first music video is critical to the perception and style of the band. URSA Mini cameras are perfect because they are true digital film cameras, affordable, and include everything you need to finish a great music video. You can even plug in more than one URSA Mini Pro into an ATEM live production switcher so you can shoot and stream your music video live. You’ll be able to capture the energy and excitement of the performance in front of a crowd, plus you’ll be able to shoot from multiple angles and in locations that would be impossible with a larger camera!

Live Production

High frame rate live multi camera production camera!

Imagine shooting live sport with the incredible clarity and amazing sharpness of high frame rate Ultra HD! URSA Mini Pro features 12G-SDI and can shoot all HD and Ultra HD formats up to 2160p60. That means every single frame of your fast action sporting event will look like a crystal clear still image! The optional URSA Studio Viewfinder adds a 7 inch external display with grab handles and variable tension articulated mounting points that let you move the camera independently of the viewfinder! It also features a detachable sunshade so you can use it day or night, and tactile controls so you can make adjustments on the fly without having to look away! In addition, you can connect it to an ATEM switcher to get remote camera control, color correction, program return, talkback, tally and more, all using the SDI cables you already have so there’s nothing extra to buy!

URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 Camera Features

Effective Sensor Size

  • 25.34mm x 14.25mm (Super35)

Lens Mount

  • EF mount included. Interchangeable with optional PL, B4 and F lens mounts.

Lens Control

  • Electronic control via EF mount pins or 12-pin broadcast connector for compatible lenses

Dynamic Range

  • 15 Stops.

Shooting Resolutions

  • 4608 x 2592, 4608 x 1920 (4.6K 2.40:1), 4096 x 2304 (4K 16:9), 4096 x 2160 (4K DCI), 3840 x 2160 (Ultra HD), 3072 x 2560 (3K Anamorphic), 2048 x 1152 (2K 16:9), 2048x1080 (2K DCI), 1920 x 1080

Frame Rates

  • Maximum sensor frame rate dependent on resolution and codec selected. Project frame rates of 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94 and 60 fps supported.

High Speed Frame Rates

  • Blackmagic RAW 8:1
  • 4.6K Full - Up to 120 fps
  • UHD Windowed - Up to 150 fps
  • HD Windowed - Up to 300 fps
  • ProRes 422 HQ
  • 4.6K Full - Up to 80 fps
  • UHD Windowed - Up to 120 fps
  • HD Windowed - Up to 240 fps

Built in ND Filters

  • Four position ND filter wheel with clear, 2-stop, 4-stop and 6-stop ND filters.

Focus

  • Focus button turns on peaking, auto focus available using compatible lenses.

Iris Control

  • Iris wheel and touchscreen slider for manual iris adjustment on electronically controllable lenses, iris button for instant auto iris settings on compatible lenses so no pixel is clipped in film mode. Scene average auto exposure in video mode.

Screen Dimensions

  • 4"

Screen Type

  • LCD capacitive touchscreen.

Metadata Support

  • Automatically populated lens data from electronic EF, B4 and i/Technology compatible PL lenses. Automatic recording of camera settings and slate data such as project, scene number, take and special notes.

Controls

  • Touchscreen menus on 4” screen. Push buttons for other controls. 2 assignable shortcut keys.

Timecode Clock

  • Highly accurate timecode clock. Less than 1 frame drift every 19 hours.

Connections

Total Video Input

  • 1 x SDI

Total Video Output

  • 1 x SDI, 1 x SDI Monitoring.

SDI Rates

  • 1.5G, 3G, 6G, 12G.

Analog & AES Audio Input

  • 2 x XLR analog switchable between mic, line and AES audio. Phantom power support.

Analog Audio Output

  • 1 x 3.5mm headphone jack, supports iPhone microphone for talkback.

Reference Input

  • Tri-Sync/Black Burst/Timecode.

Remote Control

  • 2 x 2.5mm LANC input for Rec Start/Stop, plus Iris and Focus control using compatible lenses.

Computer Interface

  • USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 1 for external drive recording and software updates.

Audio

Microphone

  • Integrated stereo microphone.

Built-in Speaker

  • 1 x mono speaker.

Standards

SD Video Standards

  • None.

HD Video Standards

  • 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60

Ultra HD Video Standards

  • 2160p23.98, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p29.97, 2160p30, 2160p50, 2160p59.94, 2160p60

SDI Compliance

  • SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 424 Level B, SMPTE 2081-1, SMPTE 2082-1

SDI Audio Sampling

  • 48 kHz and 24 bit

Media

Media

  • 2 x CFast for 4.6K RAW and ProRes recording. 2 x SD UHS-II card slots for HD and Ultra HD recording.
  • Please click here for a summary of compatible media.

Media Format

  • Can format discs to ExFAT (Windows/Mac) or HFS+ (Mac) file systems.

Supported Codecs

Codecs

  • CinemaDNG RAW, CinemaDNG RAW 3:1, CinemaDNG RAW 4:1, Apple ProRes 4444 XQ QuickTime, ProRes 4444 QuickTime, ProRes 422 HQ QuickTime, ProRes 422 QuickTime, ProRes 422 LT QuickTime and ProRes 422 Proxy QuickTime.

Control

External Control

  • Via SDI Input from ATEM switcher or Blackmagic 3G‑Arduino Shield.

Color Corrector

Color Corrector

  • DaVinci YRGB.

Talkback and Tally

Live Tally Indicator

  • Tally on LCD, URSA Viewfinder and URSA Studio Viewfinder.

Talkback

  • SDI Channels 15 and 16.

Storage Features

Storage Type

  • 2 x CFast 2.0
  • 2 x SD UHS-II cards
  • 1 x high speed USB-C expansion port for external media.

Storage Rates
Storage rates based on 30 frames per second.

  • 4608 x 2592
    • Blackmagic RAW 5:1 - 110 MB/s
    • Blackmagic RAW 8:1 - 68 MB/s
    • Blackmagic RAW 12:1 - 46 MB/s
    • Blackmagic RAW Q0 - 110 to 274 MB/s *
    • Blackmagic RAW Q5 - 27 to 78 MB/s **
    • Apple ProRes XQ - 360 MB/s
    • Apple ProRes 444 - 238 MB/s
    • Apple ProRes HQ - 158 MB/s
    • Apple ProRes 422 - 106 MB/s
    • Apple ProRes LT - 73.5 MB/s
    • Apple ProRes Proxy - 32.3 MB/s
  • 3840 x 2160
    • Blackmagic RAW 3:1 - 127 MB/s
    • Blackmagic RAW 5:1 - 76 MB/s
    • Blackmagic RAW 8:1 - 48 MB/s
    • Blackmagic RAW 12:1 - 32 MB/s
    • Blackmagic RAW Q0 - 76 to 191 MB/s *
    • Blackmagic RAW Q5 - 19 to 55 MB/s **
    • Apple ProRes 444 XQ - 250 MB/s
    • Apple ProRes 444 - 165 MB/s
    • Apple ProRes HQ - 110 MB/s
    • Apple ProRes 422 - 73.6 MB/s
    • Apple ProRes LT - 51 MB/s
    • Apple ProRes Proxy - 22.4 MB/s
  • 1920 x 1080
    • Blackmagic RAW 3:1 - 33 MB/s
    • Blackmagic RAW 5:1 - 20 MB/s
    • Blackmagic RAW 8:1 - 12 MB/s
    • Blackmagic RAW 12:1 - 8 MB/s
    • Blackmagic RAW Q0 - 20 to 49 MB/s *
    • Blackmagic RAW Q5 - 5 to 14 MB/s **
    • Apple ProRes XQ - 62.5 MB/s
    • Apple ProRes 444 - 41.25 MB/s
    • Apple ProRes HQ - 27.5 MB/s
    • Apple ProRes 422 - 18.4 MB/s
    • Apple ProRes LT - 12.75 MB/s
    • Apple ProRes Proxy - 5.6 MB/s

* Constant Quality setting Q0 storage rates quoted are indicative only, based on a 2:1 - 5:1 compression range.
** Constant Quality setting Q5 storage rates quoted are indicative only, based on a 7:1 - 20:1 compression range.
Actual storage rates are entirely dependent on image subject matter.

Recording Formats

  • Blackmagic RAW Q0, Q5, 3:1, 5:1, 8:1 and 12:1 at 4608 x 2592, 4608 x 1920, 4096 x 2304, 4096 x 2160, 3840 x 2160, 3072 x 2560, 2048 x 1152, 2048 x 1080 and 1920 x 1080 with film, extended video or video dynamic range.

  • ProRes at 4608 x 2592, 4608 x 1920, 4096 x 2304, 4096 x 2160, 3840 x 2160, 3072 x 2560, 2048 x 1152, 2048 x 1080 and 1920 x 1080 with film, extended video or video dynamic range.

Software

Software Included

  • URSA Mini Operating System.
  • DaVinci Resolve Studio for Mac and Windows including activation key
  • Blackmagic Camera Setup.
  • Blackmagic RAW Player
  • Blackmagic RAW QuickLook Plugin
  • Blackmagic RAW SDK

Operating Systems

MAC

  • Mac 10.13 High Sierra
  • Mac 10.14 Mojave or later..

Windows

  • Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.

Power Requirements

Power Supply

  • 1 x External 12V power supply. 12 pin Molex connector on rear battery plate.

External Power Input

  • 1 x 4 pin XLR port for external power or battery use.
  • 1 x 12 pin molex connector on rear battery plate.
  • Custom V-mount battery plate with D-tap +12V regulated output from camera.

Power

  • Rear camera mount compatible with industry standard V-mount or gold mount battery plates.

Ursa Mini 4.6K EF Camera Features

Effective Sensor Size

  • 25.34mm x 14.25mm (Super35)

Lens Mount

  • EF Mount

Lens Control

  • EF via mount pins.

Dynamic Range

  • 15 Stops.

Shooting Resolutions

  • 4608 x 2592, 4096 x 2304 (4K 16:9), 4608 x 1920 (4K 2.4:1), 4096 x 2160 (4K DCI), 3840 x 2160 (Ultra HD), 3072 x 2560 (3K Anamorphic), 2048 x 1152 (2K 16:9), 2048x1080 (2K DCI), 1920 x 1080

Frame Rates

  • Maximum sensor frame rate dependent on resolution and codec selected. Project frame rates of 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94 and 60 fps supported. Off-speed frame rates up to 60p in 4.6K, 120p in 2K windowed.

Focus

  • Focus button turns on peaking, auto focus available using compatible lenses.

Iris Control

  • Iris button automatically adjusts the lens iris settings on compatible lenses so no pixel is clipped in film mode. Scene average auto exposure in video mode.

Screen Dimensions

  • 5” 1920 x 1080

Screen Type

  • LCD capacitive touchscreen.

Metadata Support

  • Automatic camera data and user data such as shot number, filenames and keywords.

Controls

  • Touchscreen menus on 5” screen. Push buttons for other controls. 2 assignable shortcut keys.

Connections

Total Video Input

  • 1 x SDI

Total Video Output

  • 1 x SDI, 1 x SDI Monitoring.

SDI Rates

  • 1.5G, 3G, 6G, 12G.

Optical SDI

  • None.

Analog  Audio Inputs

  • 2 x XLR analog switchable between mic and line levels. Phantom power support.

Analog Audio Output

  • 1 x 3.5mm headphone jack, supports iPhone microphone for talkback.

Built in Speaker

  • Mono.

Reference Input

  • Tri-Sync/Black Burst/Timecode.

Remote Control

  • 2 x 2.5mm LANC input for Rec Start/Stop, plus Iris and Focus control using compatible lenses.

Computer Interface

  • USB 2.0 Mini-B port for software updates.

Audio

Microphone

  • 2 x built in cardioid microphones for stereo recording with -15dB pad and low cut filter.

Built-in Speaker

  • Mono

Standards

SD Video Standards

  • None.

HD Video Standards

  • 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60

Ultra HD Video Standards

  • 2160p23.98, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p29.97, 2160p30, 2160p50, 2160p59.94, 2160p60

SDI Compliance

  • SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 424 Level B, Draft SMPTE 2081-1, Draft SMPTE 2082-1

SDI Audio Sampling

  • 48 kHz and 24 bit

Media

Media

  • 2 x CFast for HD and Ultra HD recording.

Media Format

  • Can format discs to ExFAT (Windows/Mac) or HFS+ (Mac) file systems.

Supported Codecs

Codecs

  • CinemaDNG RAW, CinemaDNG RAW 3:1, CinemaDNG RAW 4:1, Apple ProRes 4444 XQ QuickTime, ProRes 4444 QuickTime, ProRes 422 HQ QuickTime, ProRes 422 QuickTime, ProRes 422 LT QuickTime and ProRes 422 Proxy QuickTime.

Control

External Control

  • Blackmagic SDI Control Protocol. 2 x 2.5mm LANC for lens and record control.

Color Corrector

Color Corrector

  • DaVinci YRGB.

Talkback and Tally

Live Tally Indicator

  • Tally on LCD, Viewfinder and studio viewfinder.

Talkback

  • SDI Channels 15 and 16.

Storage Features

Storage Type

  • 2 x CFast 2.0

Storage Rates

  • 3840 x 2160
    • Apple ProRes 444 XQ - 250 MB/s
    • Apple ProRes 444 - 165 MB/s
    • Apple ProRes 422 HQ - 110 MB/s
    • Apple ProRes 422 - 73.6 MB/s
    • Apple ProRes 422 LT - 51 MB/s
    • Apple ProRes Proxy - 22.4 MB/s
  • 1920 x 1080
    • Apple ProRes 444 XQ - 62.5 MB/s
    • Apple ProRes 444 - 41.25 MB/s
    • Apple ProRes 422 HQ - 27.5 MB/s
    • Apple ProRes 422 - 18.4 MB/s
    • Apple ProRes 422 LT - 12.75 MB/s
    • Apple ProRes Proxy - 5.6 MB/s

Storage rates based on 30 frames per second.

Recording Formats

  • Apple ProRes 4608 x 2592, 4608 x 1920, 4096 x 2304, 4096 x 2160, 3072 x 2560, 2048 x 1152, 2048 x 1080 and 1920 x 1080 with either film or video dynamic range.

Software

Software Included

  • URSA Mini Operating System.
  • DaVinci Resolve Studio for Mac and Windows including activation key.
  • Blackmagic Camera Setup.

Operating Systems

MAC

  • Mac 10.13 High Sierra,
  • Mac 10.14 Mojave or later.

Windows

  • Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.

Power Requirements

Power Supply

  • 1 x External 12V power supply.
  • 12 pin Molex connector on rear battery plate.

External Power Input

  • 1 x 4 pin XLR port for external power or battery use.
  • 1 x 12 pin molex connector on rear battery plate.
  • Custom V-mount battery plate with D-tap +12V regulated output from camera.

Power

  • Rear camera mount compatible with industry standard V-mount or gold mount battery plates.

URSA Mini 4K EF Camera Features

Effective Sensor Size

  • 22mm x 11.88mm (Super35).

Lens Mount

  • EF Mount

Lens Control

  • EF via mount pins.

Dynamic Range

  • 12 Stops.

Shooting Resolutions

  • 3840 x 2160
  • 1920 x 1080

Frame Rates

  • Maximum sensor frame rate dependent on resolution and codec selected.
  • Project frame rates of 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94 and 60 fps supported

Focus

  • Focus button turns on peaking, auto focus available using compatible lenses.

Iris Control

  • Iris button automatically adjusts the lens iris settings on compatible lenses so no pixel is clipped in film mode. Scene average auto exposure in video mode.

Screen Dimensions

  • 5” 1920 x 1080

Screen Type

  • LCD capacitive touchscreen.

Metadata Support

  • Automatic camera data and user data such as shot number, filenames and keywords.

Controls

  • Touchscreen menus on 5” screen. Push buttons for other controls. 2 assignable shortcut keys.

Speaker

  • 1 x mono speaker, enabled in playback mode when headphones are not used.

Connections

Total Video Input

  • 1 x SDI

Total Video Output

  • 1 x SDI, 1 x SDI Monitoring.

SDI Rates

  • 1.5G, 3G, 6G, 12G.

Optical SDI

  • None.

Analog Audio Inputs

  • 2 x XLR analog switchable between mic and line levels. Phantom power support.

Analog Audio Output

  • 1 x 3.5mm headphone jack, supports iPhone microphone for talkback.

Reference Input

  • Tri-Sync/Black Burst/Timecode.

Remote Control

  • 2 x 2.5mm LANC input for Rec Start/Stop, plus Iris and Focus control using compatible lenses.

Computer Interface

  • USB 2.0 Mini-B port for software updates.

Audio

Microphone

  • 2 x built in cardioid microphones for stereo recording with -15dB pad and low cut filter.

Built-in Speaker

  • Mono

Standards

SD Video Standards

  • None.

HD Video Standards

  • 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60

Ultra HD Video Standards

  • 2160p23.98, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p29.97, 2160p30, 2160p50, 2160p59.94, 2160p60

SDI Compliance

  • SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 424 Level B, Draft SMPTE 2081-1, Draft SMPTE 2082-1

SDI Audio Sampling

  • 48 kHz and 24 bit

Media

Media

  • 2 x CFast for HD and Ultra HD recording.

Media Format

  • Can format discs to ExFAT (Windows/Mac) or HFS+ (Mac) file systems.

Supported Codecs

Codecs

  • Apple ProRes XQ QuickTime
  • ProRes 444 QuickTime
  • ProRes 422 HQ QuickTime
  • ProRes 422 QuickTime
  • ProRes 422 LT QuickTime
  • ProRes 422 Proxy QuickTime.

Control

External Control

  • Blackmagic SDI Control Protocol. 2 x 2.5mm LANC for lens and record control.

Color Corrector

Color Corrector

  • DaVinci YRGB.

Talkback and Tally

Live Tally Indicator

  • Tally on LCD, Viewfinder and studio viewfinder.

Talkback

  • SDI Channels 15 and 16.

Storage Features

Storage Type

  • 2 x CFast 2.0

Storage Rates

  • 3840 x 2160
    • Apple ProRes 444 XQ - 250 MB/s
    • Apple ProRes 444 - 165 MB/s
    • Apple ProRes 422 HQ - 110 MB/s
    • Apple ProRes 422 - 73.6 MB/s
    • Apple ProRes 422 LT - 51 MB/s
    • Apple ProRes Proxy - 22.4 MB/s
  • 1920 x 1080
    • Apple ProRes 444 XQ - 62.5 MB/s
    • Apple ProRes 444 - 41.25 MB/s
    • Apple ProRes 422 HQ - 27.5 MB/s
    • Apple ProRes 422 - 18.4 MB/s
    • Apple ProRes 422 LT - 12.75 MB/s
    • Apple ProRes Proxy - 5.6 MB/s

Storage rates based on 30 frames per second.

Recording Formats

  • Apple ProRes XQ, 444, 422 HQ, 422 LT and 422 Proxy at 3840 x 2160 and 1920 x 1080 with either film or video dynamic range.

Software

Software Included

  • URSA Mini Operating System.
  • DaVinci Resolve Studio for Mac and Windows including activation key.
  • Blackmagic Camera Setup.

Operating Systems

MAC

  • Mac 10.13 High Sierra
  • Mac 10.14 Mojave or later.

Windows

  • Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.

Power Requirements

Power Supply

  • 1 x External 12V power supply.
  • 12 pin Molex connector on rear battery plate.

External Power Input

  • 1 x 4 pin XLR port for external power or battery use.
  • 1 x 12 pin molex connector on rear battery plate.
  • Custom V-mount battery plate with D-tap +12V regulated output from camera.

Power

  • Rear camera mount compatible with industry standard V-mount or gold mount battery plates.