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Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Pro

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Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Pro
  
Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Pro

Introducing the World’s Most Advanced Digital Film Camera!

Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K is a revolution in digital film with a 12,288 x 6480 12K Super 35 sensor and 14 stops of dynamic range, built into the award winning URSA Mini body. The combination of 80 megapixels per frame, new color science and the flexibility of Blackmagic RAW makes working with 12K a reality. Oversampling from 12K gives you the best 8K and 4K images with the subtle skin tones and extraordinary detail of high end still cameras. You can shoot at 60 fps in 12K, 120 fps in 8K and up to 240 fps in 4K Super 16. URSA Mini Pro 12K features an interchangeable PL mount, as well as built in ND filters, dual CFast and UHS-II SD card recorders, a SuperSpeed USB-C expansion port and more. DaVinci Resolve Studio is included for creative control through post from editing to color, VFX and more!

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Digital Film, Extreme Resolution

URSA Mini Pro 12K’s extreme resolution goes well beyond traditional motion picture film! You get the benefits of shooting with film including incredible detail, wide dynamic range and rich, deep color. Perfect for feature films, episodic television and immersive, large format IMAX. The incredible definition around objects makes it ideal for working with green screen and VFX including compositing live action and CGI. Super sampling at 12K means you not only get better color and resolution at 8K, but also a smoothness that comes from making aliasing invisible. This new generation of digital film technology ushers in an analog style purity and subtlety to deliver a better than film experience.

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Cinematic Super 35 12K Sensor

The Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K features a revolutionary new sensor with a native resolution of 12,288 x 6480, which is an incredible 80 megapixels per frame! The Super 35 sensor has a superb 14 stops of dynamic range and a native ISO of 800. The new 12K sensor has equal amounts of red, green and blue pixels and is optimized for images at multiple resolutions. You can shoot 12K at 60 fps or use in-sensor scaling to allow 8K or 4K RAW at up to 120 fps without cropping or changing your field of view. URSA Mini Pro’s interchangeable lens mount lets you choose from the widest range of vintage and modern cinema lenses, so you can capture every ounce of character and detail from your favorite optics.

Shoot in 12K, Edit on a Laptop

The URSA Mini Pro 12K sensor and Blackmagic RAW were designed together to make 12 bit RAW workflows in 12K effortless. As an incredibly efficient next generation codec Blackmagic RAW lets you shoot 12K and edit on a laptop, a capability that simply isn’t possible with other codecs. The massive resolution of the sensor means you can reframe shots in post for delivery in 8K and 4K. It’s like a multi camera shoot with only one camera. And it’s perfect for great looking vertical and square video, too. The advanced design of the sensor and Blackmagic RAW means that you can work in any resolution in post production instantly, without rendering, while retaining the full sensor’s color accuracy.

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fueledBlackmagic RAW Fueled Image Capture

Only Blackmagic RAW makes cinema quality 12‑bit, 80 megapixel images at up to 60 frames a reality! Constant quality Q0 and Q5 options and new Q1 and Q3 lock the quality level, allowing compression to adapt, matching the detail of the scene. Constant bitrate encoding options 5:1, 8:1, 12:1 and the new 18:1 are designed to give you the best possible images with predictable and consistent file size. You can record RAW to two cards simultaneously so you can shoot 12K or 8K to either CFast or UHS‑II cards, even at high frame rates! Blackmagic RAW stores camera metadata, lens data, white balance, digital slate information and custom LUTs to ensure consistency of image on set and through post production.

Optimized for Fast Flexible Post Production

Shooting RAW in 12K preserves the deepest control of detail, exposure and color during post. Oversampling means you get extremely sharp 8K without harsh edges. Best of all, Blackmagic RAW is designed to accelerate 12K for post production, making it as easy to work with as standard HD or Ultra HD files. It is highly optimized, multi‑threaded, works across multiple CPU cores and is also GPU accelerated to work with Apple Metal, CUDA and OpenCL. So you can always work with your camera RAW files without having to make proxies. Blackmagic RAW 12K images provide unprecedented resolution and quality for color, keying, compositing, reframing, stabilization and tracking in 4K or 8K.

Generation Color Science

Blackmagic Generation 5 Color Science features a new film curve designed to make full use of the massive amount of color data from the new URSA Mini Pro 12K sensor. This delivers even better color response for more pleasing skin tones, and better rendering of highly saturated colors such as neon signs and car tail lights in high contrast scenes. Generation 5 Color Science informs complex Blackmagic RAW image processing, with color and dynamic range data from the sensor preserved via metadata for use in post production. Compatible with all previously shot Blackmagic RAW files, Generation 5 Color Science lets you take advantage of the new film curve even with your existing work!

Full Resolution at Higher Frame Rates

URSA Mini Pro 12K is multiple cameras in one, shooting standard resolutions and frame rates in 4K, 8K and even insanely detailed 12K! With a massive 80 megapixels per frame at 60 fps in RAW you can capture perfect stills and motion shots in a single camera at the same time! You can shoot up to 60 fps in 12K 12,288 x 6480 17:9! For higher frame rates, you can shoot 120 fps at 8192 x 4320, 160 fps at 8192 x 3408 and even window the sensor to Super 16 to capture 4K at an incredible 240 fps at 4096 x 2160 DCI! URSA Mini Pro 12K has flexible frame rate and resolution options, and captures with improved motion rendering which means that you get smoother edges in 8K and 4K even at lower frame rates.

High Band Width Recording

URSA Mini Pro is the ultimate high bandwidth recorder with 3 options for recording 12K, which contains almost 10 times the resolution of Ultra HD. You get dual built in CFast and UHS‑II SD card recorders, and a SuperSpeed USB‑C expansion port for recording to fast SATA and NVMe drives. With “Record RAW on 2 Cards” turned on, URSA Mini Pro 12K can record simultaneously across two cards up to an incredible 900MB/s to 2 CFast cards, or an impressive 500MB/s to 2 UHS‑II SD cards. The SuperSpeed USB‑C expansion port on the rear can record to USB‑C flash storage up to 900MB/s as a third recording option so you won’t be short of choices for capturing stunning 12K up to 60 fps or 8K up to 120 fps!

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Choose from 2 Great Models!

2 versions

URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2

URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 has a Super 35mm 4.6K sensor with 15 stops of dynamic range at up to 120 fps or 2K at up to 300 fps! The interchangeable lens mount comes with EF as standard, optional PL, F and B4 mounts available. You get built in ND filters, Blackmagic RAW or ProRes recording to dual CFast or SD cards, HD‑SDI monitoring, XLR audio, timecode or reference in and a USB‑C expansion port.

URSA Mini Pro 12K

Featuring a revolutionary 12,288 x 6,480 Super 35mm sensor with PL mount as standard, the URSA Mini Pro 12K has extra resolution for high end production. With a massive 80 megapixels per frame at 60fps in RAW, you can capture perfect stills and motion shots in a single camera! URSA Mini Pro 12K also includes a SuperSpeed USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 expansion port for recording to incredibly fast NVMe SSDs.


Easy to Use Blackmagic OS

With advanced Blackmagic OS, you get an intuitive and user friendly camera operating system based on the latest technology. Blackmagic OS is a true modern operating system where all camera features run independently for smoother control, plus the camera powers on virtually instantly. URSA Mini Pro features the same controls and menus as other Blackmagic Design cameras so you can move between cameras on set easily. The interface uses simple tap and swipe gestures to adjust settings, add metadata and view recording status. You also get full control over advanced camera features such as on screen focus and exposure tools, 3D LUTs, HDR, metadata entry, timecode, Blackmagic RAW settings and more!

Revolutionary Lightweight, Portable Design

URSA Mini Pro is designed to include everything you need in a portable camera so you can take it anywhere! The evenly weighted camera body is made from lightweight, robust magnesium alloy. Buttons, switches and dials are laid out in a logical order that makes them easy to find by feel while using the viewfinder. An external backlit LCD status display lets you view critical information. Plus there’s a 4″ fold out touchscreen for reviewing shots and accessing the menu settings. You get connections such as 12G‑SDI in and out, USB‑C, 48 volt phantom power XLR audio, timecode and reference in. The optional Blackmagic Shoulder Mount Kit lets you go from tripod to handheld in seconds!

Interchangeable Lens Mounts

Different projects require different lenses which is why URSA Mini Pro features an interchangeable lens mount. You can quickly switch between PL, EF and F mount lenses on the URSA Mini Pro 12K, as well as B4 lenses on the URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2. That means you can work with high quality large PL cinema lenses, EF or F mount photographic lenses, and even B4 broadcast lenses, making URSA Mini Pro compatible with the widest possible range of professional lenses. Additional PL, EF, F and B4 lens mounts can be purchased separately. With URSA Mini Pro, you get a single camera that works with virtually all professional lenses so you have the freedom to choose the lens you need for any kind of work!

Built in Precision ND Filters

URSA Mini Pro features high quality ND filters that let you quickly reduce the amount of light entering the camera. Designed to match the colorimetry and color science of the camera, the 2, 4 and 6 stop filters provide you with additional latitude even under harsh lighting. The IR filters have been designed to filter both optical wavelengths and IR wavelengths evenly to eliminate IR contamination of the images from which many ND filters can suffer. URSA Mini Pro ND filters are true optical filters with a precision mechanism that quickly moves them into place when the ND filter dial is turned. Filter settings can even be displayed as either an ND number, stop reduction or fraction on the LCD!

USB-C for Direct Recording to External Disks

Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro features an innovative high speed USB-C Expansion Port. The 4.6K G2 model features USB‑C 3.1 Gen 1 which operates at up to 5 Gb/s, while the new 12K model has a USB‑C 3.1 Gen 2 for a blistering 10 Gb/s. You can connect and power external flash disks and SSDs or on URSA Mini Pro 12K you can connect the new URSA Mini Recorder for recording to fast NVMe SSD drives for longer recording times. NVMe SSD drives are ideal for shooting 12K in the highest constant quality 12‑bit Blackmagic RAW in the Q0 setting or for high frame rates. When shooting is complete you can simply move the external disk to your computer and start editing from the same disk, eliminating file copying!

High Resolution Monitoring and Camera Control

The built in 4 inch fold out touchscreen on URSA Mini Pro is a bright, high resolution color display with a wide viewing angle that makes it 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, iris, timecode, shutter angle, white balance, ISO and more. Plus you get a histogram, card recording status indicators and audio meters! You can show or hide the heads up display by simply swiping up or down. The fold out touchscreen also lets you use the incredible Blackmagic operating software so you get super fast access to every camera function, digital slate for metadata management and more!

Digital Slate for Fast Metadata Entry

URSA Mini Pro features a digital slate so you can quickly add metadata to any shot! Simply swipe left or right on the built in touchscreen to bring up the digital slate. If you start and stop recording the slate can automatically increment the take numbers so you don’t have to enter them manually for each shot! You can also set your reel numbers to increment automatically each time you format a card. Lens metadata is automatically populated or it can be entered manually, along with production specific information, technical information and more! All of the metadata is saved with the files for use in post production when editing and color correcting with software such as DaVinci Resolve!

Full Size, Durable Connections that Work with Standard Cables

URSA Mini Pro features multiple connections such as 12G‑SDI out, LANC, balanced XLR audio with 48 volt phantom power, timecode in, reference input and a headphone connection. There’s also a 4 pin XLR DC output for powering accessories such as a viewfinder, and an HD‑SDI output for monitoring. That means you can connect an SDI display for on set monitoring of images, with or without overlays that show critical information and camera status. There is also a 12 pin Hi‑rose connector for controlling servo zoom lenses. URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 and URSA Mini Pro 12K both include a USB‑C expansion port for recording to external disks, which on the 12K model is conveniently located on the rear of the camera.

Wireless Bluetooth Camera Control

If you’re positioning the camera on the end of a jib or gimbal, you can get full control via Bluetooth from up to 30 feet away. You can download the Blackmagic Camera Control app for your iPad or use third party apps such as Bluetooth+ or trigger on your iOS and Android devices. There’s even a free developer SDK with sample code available from the Blackmagic Design developer website, so you can create your own remote camera control and digital slate solutions! Imagine building an app that can jam sync timecode and trigger all cameras to record at the same time. The possibilities are endless!

Includes DaVinci Resolve Studio

URSA Mini Pro includes a full version of DaVinci Resolve Studio. 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, music videos, commercials or even the latest YouTube shoot, DaVinci Resolve Studio gives you a completely lossless workflow for native editing, color correction, effects, audio and delivery. Learn more about DaVinci Resolve Studio

Optional Shoulder Mount Kit

URSA Mini Pro cameras include multiple ¼ inch mount points on the bottom so you can attach them directly to any tripod. When you need to quickly move from tripod to handheld and back, you can use the optional Blackmagic URSA Mini Shoulder Kit. This kit 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. You also get a top handle for carrying the camera and attaching accessories such as the Blackmagic URSA Viewfinder, a support arm for Blackmagic Video Assist and more!

High Resolution Viewfinder for Accurate Focus

The optional Blackmagic URSA Viewfinder is designed to be the perfect match for URSA Mini Pro. You get a high resolution 1920 x 1080 color OLED display with precision glass optics, adjustable diopter and built in digital focus chart so you get perfect focus every time. As well as a clean feed of the image you can also view critical status information such as frame guides and more. You can easily access the fully assignable function buttons on top of the viewfinder for zooming, turning on overlays, focus peaking control and more. To preserve OLED screen life, there’s a built in sensor so the OLED only turns on when you’re looking through the viewfinder. There’s even a built in tally light!

Compatible with Industry Standard Batteries and Power

URSA Mini Pro includes a 4‑pin XLR industry standard power connector that works with 12V to 18V external power supplies. That means it’s easy to use the camera with all of your existing power supplies and batteries! URSA Mini Pro cameras use the same battery power connector and mounting points on the rear of the camera so you 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.

 

 

bnd ursa mini 4.6KBlackmagic URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2

URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 is a next generation digital film camera with updated electronics and a high performance 4.6K HDR image sensor for shooting at up to 300 frames per second. You get a Super 35mm 4.6K sensor with 15 stops of dynamic range, built in optical ND filters, interchangeable EF lens mount that can be swapped for optional PL, B4 or F mounts, Blackmagic RAW and ProRes recording to dual CFast or dual SD cards, and an innovative USB-C expansion port for recording directly to external disks. In addition, URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 features a massive set of external broadcast style controls, backlit status display, foldout touchscreen monitor and more!

$5,995

bmd ursa mini 12kBlackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K

URSA Mini Pro 12K is a revolution in digital film with a 12,288 x 6480 12K Super 35 sensor and 14 stops of dynamic range. The third generation URSA Mini Pro features new color science and shoots 80 megapixels per frame in Blackmagic RAW. You also get built in ND filters, user changeable lens mount and recording to dual CFast or SD cards. URSA Mini Pro 12K even supports recording direct to a flash disk or SSD using its built in SuperSpeed USB‑C connection!

$9,995

The World’s Most Versatile Camera!

Incredible film quality features makes URSA Mini Pro perfect for film, episodic television, commercials and even IMAX!

URSA Mini Pro 12K features a revolutionary new sensor that gives you the highest resolution image quality possible 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, commercials and even large format IMAX productions. Its 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 models have traditional external controls and the features you need for amazingly detailed natural history, high end promotional content and even multi camera live 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 models capture up to 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 Pro 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!

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!

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!

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 4.6K G2 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 4.6K G2 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!

Broadcast News

Transform the quality of news coverage with digital film

URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 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, dual ProRes SD card and CFast card recorders and a SuperSpeed USB-C expansion port for recording to fast SATA and NVMe drives. The interchangeable lens mount on URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 can be used with the B4 adapter so you can use your existing HD B4 lenses! Plus, because it shoots Blackmagic RAW or 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!

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 4.6K G2 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” external display with large 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 external 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 12K  Camera Features

Effective Sensor Size

27.03mm x 14.25mm (Super35)

Lens Mount

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

Lens Control

12pin broadcast connector for compatible lenses and electronic control via EF mount pins on optional EF lens mount.

Dynamic Range

14 Stops

Shooting Resolutions

12,288 x 6480 (12K DCI)
11,520 x 6480 (12K 16:9)
12,288 x 5112 (12K 2.4:1)
7680 x 6408 (12K Anamorphic)

8192 x 4320 (8K DCI)
7680 x 4320 (8K 16:9)
8192 x 3408 (8K 2.4:1)
5120 x 4272 (8K Anamorphic)

6144 x 3240 (6K Super16)
4096 x 2160 (4K Super16)

4096 x 2160 (4K DCI)
3840 x 2160 (4K 16:9)
4096 x 1704 (4K 2.4:1)
2560 x 2136 (4K Anamorphic)

Frame Rates

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

High Speed Frame Rates

12K 17:9 full sensor up to 60 fps
12K 2.4:1 up to 75 fps
8K DCI full sensor up to 120 fps
4K DCI full sensor up to 120 fps
8K 2.4:1 and 4K 2.4:1 up to 160 fps

6K Super 16 up to 120 fps
4K Super 16 up to 240 fps

Built in ND Filters

Four position ND filter wheel with clear, 2-stop, 4-stop and 6-stop IR 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 inch

Screen Type

LCD capacitive touchscreen.

Metadata Support

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

Controls

Touchscreen menus on 4 inch screen. Push buttons for other controls. 3 assignable shortcut keys.

Timecode Clock

Highly accurate timecode clock. Less than 1 frame drift every 8 hours.

Connections

Total Video Inputs

1 x 12G-SDI

Total Video Outputs

1 x 12G-SDI, 1 x 3G-SDI Monitoring.

SDI Rates

1.5G, 3G, 6G, 12G.

Analog Audio Inputs

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

Analog Audio Outputs

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

Reference Inputs

Tri-Sync/Black Burst/Timecode.

Remote Control

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

Computer Interface

1 x USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 2 with power delivery for external drive recording.

1 x USB Type-C for 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

2 x CFast 2.0 card slots, 2 x SD UHS-II card slots, 1 x USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 expansion port with power delivery for recording to external media.

Media Format

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

Supported Codecs

Blackmagic RAW Constant Bitrate 5:1,
Blackmagic RAW Constant Bitrate 8:1,
Blackmagic RAW Constant Bitrate 12:1,
Blackmagic RAW Constant Bitrate 18:1,
Blackmagic RAW Constant Quality Q0,
Blackmagic RAW Constant Quality Q1,
Blackmagic RAW Constant Quality Q3,
Blackmagic RAW Constant Quality Q5.

Control

External Control

Blackmagic SDI Camera Control Protocol, iPad control, Bluetooth control, 1 x 2.5mm LANC for lens and record control.

Talkback

SDI Channels 15/16 and iPhone headset.

Live Tally Indicator

Tally on LCD, URSA Viewfinder and URSA Studio Viewfinder.

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 24 frames per second.

12K – 12,288 x 6480
Blackmagic RAW 5:1 – 578 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 8:1 – 361 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 12:1 – 241 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 18:1 – 160 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW Q0 – 241 to 578 MB/s 1
Blackmagic RAW Q1 – 144 to 361 MB/s 2
Blackmagic RAW Q3 – 96 to 241 MB/s 3
Blackmagic RAW Q5 – 72 to 180 MB/s 4

8K – 8192 x 4320
Blackmagic RAW 5:1 – 258 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 8:1 – 161 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 12:1 – 107 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 18:1 – 72 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW Q0 – 107 to 258 MB/s 1
Blackmagic RAW Q1 – 64 to 161 MB/s 2
Blackmagic RAW Q3 – 43 to 107 MB/s 3
Blackmagic RAW Q5 – 32 to 81 MB/s 4

6K – 6144 x 3240
Blackmagic RAW 5:1 – 145 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 8:1 – 91 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 12:1 – 61 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 18:1 – 40 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW Q0 – 61 to 145 MB/s 1
Blackmagic RAW Q1 – 36 to 91 MB/s 2
Blackmagic RAW Q3 – 24 to 61 MB/s 3
Blackmagic RAW Q5 – 18 to 45 MB/s 4

4K – 4096 x 2160
Blackmagic RAW 5:1 – 65 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 8:1 – 41 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 12:1 – 27 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 18:1 – 18 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW Q0 – 27 to 65 MB/s 1
Blackmagic RAW Q1 – 16 to 41 MB/s 2
Blackmagic RAW Q3 – 11 to 27 MB/s 3
Blackmagic RAW Q5 – 8 to 20 MB/s 4

Recording Formats

Blackmagic RAW Q0, Q1, Q3, Q5, 5:1, 8:1, 12:1 and 18:1 at 12,288 x 6480, 11,520 x 6480, 12,288 x 5112, 7680 x 6408, 8192 x 4320, 7680 x 4320, 8192 x 3408, 5120 x 4272, 6144 x 3240, 4096 x 2160, 3840 x 2160, 4096 x 1704 and 2560 x 2136 stored as 12 bit non-linear with film, extended video, video or custom 3D LUT embedded in metadata.

1 Constant Quality setting Q0 storage rates quoted are indicative only, based on a 5:1 – 12:1 compression range.

2 Constant Quality setting Q1 storage rates quoted are indicative only, based on a 8:1 – 20:1 compression range.

3 Constant Quality setting Q3 storage rates quoted are indicative only, based on a 12:1 – 30:1 compression range.

4 Constant Quality setting Q5 storage rates quoted are indicative only, based on a 16:1 – 40:1 compression range.

Actual storage rates are entirely dependent on image subject matter.

Software Included

Blackmagic OS

DaVinci Resolve Studio for Mac and Windows including activation key

Blackmagic Camera Setup

Blackmagic RAW Player

Blackmagic RAW QuickLook Plugin

Blackmagic RAW SDK

Blackmagic RAW Speed Test

Operating Systems

  • Mac 10.14 Mojave,
    Mac 10.15 Catalina or later.
  • Windows 10.

Power Requirements

Power Supply

1 x External 12V power supply. 12 pin Molex connector for 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.

Optional Accessories

URSA Mini Pro PL, EF and F Mounts

URSA Mini Pro Shim Kit

URSA Mini Shoulder Kit including top handle and extender arm

URSA Viewfinder

URSA Studio Viewfinder

URSA Mini Recorder

URSA VLock Battery Plate

URSA Gold Battery Plate

URSA Mini Mic Mount

URSA Mini Top Handle

URSA Handgrip

Blackmagic Camera Fiber Converter


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), 2048×1080 (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.