About the Blackmagic Ursa Mini 4.6K PL
Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K PL Mount is a compact lightweight digital film camera with PL* cinema lens mount and 4.6K Super 35 sensor, 12G-SDI output a fold out monitor, dual CFast recorders and more.
*N.B. You can choose from four models of the URSA Mini with 4.6K or 4K image sensors and either EF or PL lens mounts.
A further model is the Ursa Mini Pro 4.6K EF which has enhanced features.
World’s Lightest Handheld Super 35 Digital Film Camera
The URSA Mini, a lightweight miniaturized URSA features 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 cameras.
URSA Mini shoots up to 60 fps, has a super bright 5-inch foldout viewfinder, dual RAW and ProRes recorders and more.
Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K PL Mount is designed to be used on television shows, feature films, documentaries, commercials, indies, music videos etc. 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 and smaller crews! You can easily customise URSA Mini with high quality cinema lenses, rails, matte boxes and more. The optional shoulder mount kit features a quick release mounting plate, so that you can go from handheld to shoulder or tripod in seconds, making it perfect for pickup and run shooting situations. It is the handheld Super 35mm digital film camera that you can use anywhere and, because it is an URSA, everything you need is built right in.
Large Camera Features in a Compact Magnesium Alloy Body
URSA Mini features a compact, perfectly balanced body made out of advanced technology magnesium alloys. So, it is 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 microphone 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 Rig Options
Blackmagic URSA Mini is completely customisable so you can create a rig that is 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 inch 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 are 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 4K Sensor with 15 Stops Dynamic Range (4.6K version), 12 Stops Dynamic Range (4K Version)
URSA Mini operates at a resolution and dynamic range that goes well beyond traditional motion picture film. The URSA Mini is equipped with 12 stops of dynamic range. and because URSA Mini features a 4.6K native resolution image sensor it can capture much higher resolution than Ultra HD. This means when you are working in Ultra HD you have a lot of extra resolution that can be used through the De-Bayering image processing, to recover full colour for incredible images. The wide dynamic range blows away high-end broadcast cameras to give you dramatically better images that can be coloured 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 colour correction.
Fast Frame Rate with Slow Motion Recording
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 fps and up to 160 fps 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!
The 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.
Optional High-Resolution Viewfinder
The optional Blackmagic URSA Viewfinder has been designed to be the perfect match for URSA and URSA Mini digital film cameras. The Blackmagic URSA Viewfinder has the specifications demanded by high end cinematographers. You get a high resolution 1920 x 1080 colour OLED display matched with precision glass optics, adjustable dioptre and built in digital focus chart so you get perfect focus every time. To preserve OLED screen life there is a built-in sensor so the OLED only turns on when you re looking through the viewfinder. The Blackmagic URSA Viewfinder is adjustable so it can be used on both the left or the right eye. There is even a built-in record light.
The high resolution 5-inch fold out monitor includes a touchscreen so you get easy access to the revolutionary URSA camera interface. All your settings, controls and monitoring tools are at your fingertips. That means you do not 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.
Multitude of Connections
Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K PL Mount 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 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 switches to 6G-SDI or HD-SDI depending on the shooting format.
12G SDI Connectivity
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 is 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, decks and more.
Production Quality Audio
URSA Mini has the highest quality built in microphones and professional audio recording built in so you do not 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.
Embedded Metadata for Location and Setup Details
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 do not 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.
Optional Shoulder Mount Kit
The URSA Mini includes multiple 1/4 inch mount points on the bottom so you can attach it directly to any tripod. When you need to rapidly move URSA Mini from tripod to handheld and back the best solution is to use the optional Blackmagic URSA Mini Shoulder Kit. This includes a shoulder pad with built in rosettes, rail mounts and integrated quick lock release attachment points so you can instantly latch it into the quick release plate without needing to remove the shoulder pad. The kit also includes a top handle for carrying the camera and attaching accessories.
URSA Mini includes a 4-pin XLR industry standard power connector that works with 12V to 30V external power supplies. The camera can be used with existing power supplies and batteries. URSA Mini uses the same battery power connector and mounting points as used on URSA. Therefore, you can use battery plates from a wide range of manufacturers such as IDX, Anton Bauer etc. You can also add the optional Blackmagic URSA V-Lock Battery Plate used with popular V-Mount batteries.
Includes DaVinci Resolve
URSA Mini includes the full version of DaVinci Resolve for Mac and Windows for editing, colour 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 Minis amazing image quality and wide dynamic range. DaVinci Resolve features advanced, multi-layer timeline editing with powerful trimming tools, along with the industry leading suite of creative grading tools! The combination of URSA Mini and DaVinci Resolve gives you a complete production and post-production solution.
Please Note: Lenses and other accessories not supplied.