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URSA Mini 4.6K EF
Digital Film Camera
Introducing URSA Mini, a lightweight miniaturized URSA featuring an incredible 4.6K Super 35 image sensor with global shutter and a massive 15 stops of dynamic range. The super compact and lightweight design is perfectly balanced for handheld use and comfortable enough for all day shooting. That means you get a handheld camera with higher resolution and better dynamic range than most Super 35mm film. URSA Mini shoots up to 60 frames per second, has a super bright 5 inch foldout viewfinder, dual RAW and ProRes recorders and more. You can select from four models of URSA Mini with 4.6K or 4K image sensors and either EF or PL lens mounts.
- Handheld Digital Film Camera
- Cinematic 4.6K Sensor
- High Frame Rate Recording
- Stunning Ultra HD
- Touchscreen Control
- Professional Connections & Audio
- Embedded Metadata
- Highly Customizable
- Includes DaVinci Resolve
Handheld Digital Film Camera
Perfect for feature film, television production and more
Blackmagic URSA Mini is designed to be used on feature films, television shows, commercials, indies, documentaries, music videos and more. The stunning quality of its 4.6K sensor with 15 stops of dynamic range lets you capture epic cinematic shots, while its compact size is perfect for solo shoots or smaller crews. You can easily customize URSA Mini with high quality cinema lenses, rails, matte boxes and more. The optional shoulder mount kit features a quick release mounting plate so you can go from handheld to shoulder or tripod in seconds, making it perfect for pickup and run shooting situations. It’s the handheld Super 35mm digital film camera that you can use anywhere and, because it’s an URSA, everything you need is built right in.
Revolutionary URSA Design
All the big camera features you need built into a lightweight, portable design
URSA Mini features a compact, perfectly balanced body made out of advanced technology magnesium alloys so it’s rugged, lightweight and comfortable enough to be used all day. Like all URSA cameras, it includes everything you need built right in. You get a super bright 5 inch fold out 1080 HD touch screen for on-set monitoring and to change camera settings, professional connectors such as 12G-SDI, a high quality stereo microphones and a side grip with control buttons mounted on a standard rosette. The optional Blackmagic viewfinder and shoulder mount kit allow you to go from tripod to over the shoulder shooting in seconds, so you can keep up with the action.
Flexible enough to be rigged for any production
Blackmagic URSA Mini is completely customizable so you can create a rig that’s built specifically for your production. You can add accessories like the Blackmagic URSA Viewfinder and Blackmagic URSA Mini Shoulder Kit, or choose from hundreds of third party accessories. URSA Mini has 9 standard ¼” threaded mounting points on the top and bottom of the camera so you can mount it directly to a tripod as well as add accessories such as rails, sliders, matte boxes, 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.
Cinematic 4.6K Sensor
Capture incredible digital film images with 15 stops of dynamic range
URSA Mini operates at a resolution and dynamic range that goes well beyond traditional motion picture film. You get a 4.6K image sensor that captures up to 4608 x 2592 pixels, that’s bigger than full DCI 4K. The sensor features global shutter up to 30 frames per second and rolling shutter up to 60 frames per second with 15 stops of dynamic range. Built in refrigeration cooling ensures maximum dynamic range so you get incredibly clean pictures with amazing detail in both the dark shadows and bright highlight areas of the image. You can also choose a lower cost 4K model of URSA Mini with 12 stops of dynamic range when you don’t need the performance and are on a tighter budget.
High Frame Rate Recording
Capture the action with crystal clear slow motion
URSA Mini can shoot at high frame rates and then play it back at the edit frame rate so you get smooth slow motion video. Simply set the sensor frame rate to get different types of slow motion effects. URSA Mini can capture full resolution 4.6K recordings at up to 60 frames per second and up to 160 frames per second in regular 1080 HD. When you need even more dramatic, higher frame rate slow motion shooting, you can use the regular URSA which can record high resolution 4.6K images at an amazing 120 frames per second.
Stunning Ultra HD
Higher resolution creates smooth vivid Ultra HD images
Because URSA Mini features a 4.6K native resolution image sensor it can capture much higher resolution than Ultra HD. This means when you’re working in Ultra HD you have a lot of extra resolution that can be used through the de-bayering image processing so you can recover full color for incredible images. The wide dynamic range blows away high end broadcast cameras to give you dramatically better images that can be colored corrected for a truly cinematic look. For faster post production, quickly switch settings to use regular video dynamic range, so you can shoot great looking video without the need for color correction.
Non Stop Recording
Change memory cards even while recording
Blackmagic URSA Mini features dual CFast 2.0 recorders so you never have to stop recording when you need to change the media. When the current card is full, recording continues onto the second card so you can swap out the full card and just keep shooting. URSA Mini uses the latest, incredibly fast CFast 2.0 technology for recording speeds up to 350 MB/s. You get perfect high frame rate RAW recording and instant play back on the built in 5 inch screen. Files can be saved as lossless 12-bit CinemaDNG RAW for the highest possible quality, or as ProRes for easy post production workflows with minimum storage requirements.
Change settings and monitoring with the touch of your finger
The high resolution 5 inch fold out monitor includes a touchscreen so you get easy access to the revolutionary URSA camera interface. All of your settings, controls and monitoring tools are at your fingertips. That means you don’t have to hunt through confusing menus to make changes. You can see and change all camera settings, view timecode, histograms for checking levels, audio levels and a focus peaking indicator for checking focus.
All the connections you need for virtually any use
Blackmagic URSA Mini features 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 camera the 4 pin XLR DC and HD-SDI monitoring output are located in the perfect position for connecting to an optional viewfinder or on set monitor. The 12G-SDI output handles up to 2160p60 using a single BNC cable and also switches to 6G-SDI or HD-SDI depending on the shooting format.
Built in production quality sound recording
URSA Mini has the highest quality built in microphones and professional audio recording built 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 physical knobs and monitor audio using the onscreen audio meters.
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. Some models of URSA Mini also include GPS and gyroscopic sensors so that information can be stored as metadata in the video files. That means 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.
Compatible with industry standard batteries and power
URSA Mini includes a 4-pin XLR industry standard power connector that works with 12V to 30V external power supplies. That means it’s easy to use the camera with all of your existing power supplies and batteries. URSA Mini uses the same battery power connector and mounting points on the rear of the camera as used on URSA so you can use the same range of battery plates from a wide range of manufacturers such as IDX, Frezzi, Anton Bauer and more. You can also add the optional Blackmagic URSA VLock Battery Plate for using popular V-Mount batteries.
Includes DaVinci Resolve
Professional editing and color grading included free
URSA Mini includes the full version of DaVinci Resolve for Mac and Windows for editing, color grading, media management, mastering and delivery. DaVinci Resolve can easily handle the 12-bit log RAW images from URSA Mini so you can take advantage of URSA Mini’s amazing image quality and wide dynamic range. DaVinci Resolve features advanced, multi layer timeline editing with powerful trimming tools, along with the industry’s leading suite of creative grading tools. The combination of URSA Mini and DaVinci Resolve gives you a complete production and post-production solution.
Optional URSA Handgrip (available here)
The optional side hand controller for URSA Mini Pro with record start/stop, iris and focus buttons built in. Standard rosette and LANC for attaching to the side of the camera or relocating it to the front of the camera with the URSA Mini Shoulder Kit.
- Blackmagic Design URSA Mini 4.6K Digital Cinema Camera (EF-Mount)
- EF-Mount Port Cap
- Side Handle
- LANC Cable
- Power Supply
- DaVinci Resolve Full-Version License Dongle
|Size||25.34 x 14.25 mm (Super-35)|
|Lens Mount||Active Canon EF|
|Effective Resolution||4608 x 2592|
|Dynamic Range||15 stops|
|Shooting Resolutions||4608 x 2592
4096 x 2304 (4K 16:9)
4608 x 1920 (4K 2.4:1)
3840 x 2160 (Ultra HD)
3072 x 2560 (3K Anamorphic)
2048 x 1152 (2K 16:9)
1920 x 1080
|Frame Rates||23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60 fps|
|Screen Type||LCD capacitive touchscreen|
|Resolution||1920 x 1080|
|Media Card Slots||2 x CFast 2.0|
|Recording Formats||CinemaDNG Raw (Lossless or 3:1/4:1 Compressed) @ 4608 x 2592, 4096 x 2304, 4608 x 1920, 3072 x 2560, and 2048 x 1152 (film dynamic range)
Apple ProRes @ 3840 x 2160, 1920 x 1080 (film or video dynamic range)
|Data Rates||4608 x 2592:
CinemaDNG Raw 3:1 - 180 MB/s
CinemaDNG Raw 4:1 - 135 MB/s
3840 x 2160:
Apple ProRes 444 XQ - 312.5 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
Rates based on 30 frames per second.
|Metadata Support||Automatic camera data and user entered data such as shot number, filenames, and keywords|
|Output||1 x 12G-SDI -- 10-bit 4:2:2|
|Reference||1 x Reference input|
|Timecode||1 x Timecode input|
|Analog Audio Inputs||2 x XLR -- selected mic/line level and +48 V phantom power|
|SDI Audio Output||2-channel|
|Remote Control||2 x LANC on 2.5 mm sub-mini -- controls record START/STOP, iris, and focus|
|USB||1 x USB 2.0 mini type B for software updates|
|Supported Standards||SDI Compliance: SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 424 Level B, Draft SMPTE 2081-1, Draft SMPTE 2082-1
SDI Audio Sampling: 48 kHz and 24-bit
|Microphone||2 x Built-in cardioid microphones for stereo recording with -10dB pad and low-cut filter|
|Speaker||Integrated mono (enabled in playback when headphones are not used)|
|Controls||Touch screen menus on 5" screen, push button controls for navigating menus|
|Mounting Options||Integrated rod mounts compatible with 15mm Light Weight Support (LWS) standard|
|System Requirements||Mac OS X 10.9 or newer, Windows 7 (64-bit) or 8 (64-bit)
Note: See Blackmagic website for detailed system requirements and configuration guides.
1 x 4-pin XLR input for external power supply or battery
1 x 12-pin molex connector on rear battery plate
1 x 12V output using 4-pin XLR for powering external accessories such as EVF
1 x 12V regulated output from rear molex 12-way connector
|Battery Plate Support||Mounting holes for V-mount and Gold Mount battery plates|
|Operating Temperature||32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C|
|Storage Temperature||-4 to 113°F / -20 to 45°C|
|Humidity||0 to 90% RH, non-condensing|
|Dimensions||8.2 x 7.6 x 5.8" / 21 x 19.3 x 14.7 cm|
|Weight||5 lb / 2.3 kg|
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