Blackmagic Design URSA Mini 4.6K PL

Compact and lightweight digital film camera with high performance 4.6K Super 35 sensor with up to 15 stops of dynamic range - PL cinema lens mount

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Product Code: BMD-CINECAMURSAM46K/PL

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Blackmagic Design URSA Mini 4K PL

Compact and lightweight digital film camera with 4K Super 35 sensor -PL cinema lens mount

Product Code: BMD-CINECAMURSAM40K/PL

Suggested List price: £2,755+VAT

Blackmagic Design 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

Product Code: BMD-CINECAMURSAM46K/EF

Suggested List price: £3,955+VAT

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256GB - CFast2.0 Memory Card

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Product Code: BMD-CINECAMURSASHMKM

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URSA Mini PL lens mount to the broadcast industry’s B4 lens mount

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Product Code: BMD-CINEURSASHSMC

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  • Compact and lightweight digital film camera
  • High performance 4.6K Super 35 sensor with up to 15 stops of dynamic range
  • PL cinema lens mount
  • 12G-SDI
  • 5” fold out monitor
  • Dual CFast recorders
  • Use your existing high definition B4 lenses with URSA Mini PL by using the optional B4 lens mount

Connections

  • SDI Video Input / Output: 1 x 12G-SDI BNC 10-bit 4:2:2
  • Ref / Timecode Input: 1 x BNC reference or timecode input with automatic detection
  • Analog Audio Input: 2 x XLR analog switchable between mic and line levels. Phantom power support.
  • SDI Audio Output: 2 channel
  • Headphones: 3.5mm stereo headphone jack
  • 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.
  • Lens Connector: Hirose 12 Pin

Technology Guides

The compact URSA Mini camera with PL lens mount, 4.6K Super 35 sensor and an incredible 15 stops of dynamic range, is lightweight and perfectly balanced for handheld use and comfortable enough for all day shooting. Compatible with the most cinematic PL lenses, features include 12G-SDI connections, 5” fold out touchscreen monitor and side grip with camera control functions as well as dual CFast card recorders, built in stereo microphones and more.

Blackmagic URSA Mini B4 Mount

Use your existing high definition B4 lenses with URSA Mini PL

If you already have an investment in incredible high definition B4 lenses, now you can use them with URSA Mini PL by adding the optional B4 lens mount. Unlike lens adapters, you can actually replace the lens mount itself to get a B4 mount with precision optics and spherical aberration correction specifically designed to match URSA Mini’s sensor! The B4 mount turns your URSA Mini into an incredibly compact HD camera with better dynamic range and support for more modern file formats than any other broadcast camera! The built in lens control connection provides power, start/stop recording and lens control for the lens. With the Blackmagic URSA Mini B4 Mount you can easily move between B4 and PL lenses any time you need.

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.

Highly Customizable

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 120 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 100 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 colour for incredible images. The wide dynamic range blows away high end broadcast cameras to give you dramatically better images that can be colour 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.

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.

Four Incredible Models

Choose the sensor resolution and lens mount that’s right for you

URSA Mini comes in four models so you can choose from two different sensors and two different lens mounts. You can choose the 4.6K sensor with 15 stops of dynamic range in EF or PL lens mount models. If you’re on a tight budget, you can choose the more affordable 4K sensor with 12 stops of dynamic range with either EF or PL lens mount models. The PL mount works with professional cinema lenses and the EF models let you choose from an incredible selection of high quality photographic lenses from manufacturers like Zeiss, Canon, Sigma and more. Because EF lenses are used on high resolution DSLR cameras they have incredibly precise optics that can handle the high resolution of the URSA Mini 4.6K sensor.

High Resolution Viewfinder

Full HD display and glass optics makes precise focus easy

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 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. The Blackmagic 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.

Touchscreen Control

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.

Professional Connections

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.

Advanced 12G-SDI

Get the latest in SDI video technology

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.

Professional Audio

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.

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.

Optional Shoulder Mount Kit

From tripod to shoulder and back in seconds

URSA Mini includes multiple ¼” 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 multiple times on a shoot the best solution is to 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 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.

Flexible Power

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 colour grading included free!

URSA Mini includes the full version of DaVinci Resolve Studio 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 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.

What's new in Blackmagic Camera Setup 4.5

  • New support for Blackmagic URSA Mini SSD Recorder.

New features for URSA Mini SSD Recorder

  • Added RAW & ProRes record capability to SSD Recorder.
  • Added playback capability from SSD Recorder.
  • Added SDI and SSD status LED indicators.
  • Added ability to use 1TB, 2TB and 4TB SSD’s.

New features for Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 4.6K

  • Added support for URSA Mini SSD Recorder.
  • Added user interface information for SSD Recorder in media status page.
  • Lowers SDI output latency to less than 1 frame for live production.
  • Lowers LCD monitoring latency.
  • Added Program Audio option for prioritising return audio in headset.
  • Improved support for B4 lenses.
  • Fixed focus control on Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 STM and USM lenses.
  • Fixed iris control on Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM zoom lens.
  • Fixed bug where audio levels reset after power cycling.
  • Fixed bug where lens change was not recognised in metadata if powered off.
  • Updated URSA Mini Manual to include SSD Recorder and F Mount instructions.

What's new in Blackmagic Camera Setup 4.4

New features for Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 4.6K

  • Enabled Bluetooth LE module in URSA Mini Pro.
  • Added pairing security passcode in URSA Mini Pro.
  • Added ability to control camera settings via Bluetooth.
  • Added ability to update metadata features via Bluetooth.
  • Added ability to control URSA Mini Pro’s DaVinci color corrector via Bluetooth.
  • Added ability to control camera’s lens via Bluetooth.
  • Added Bluetooth page in camera setup menu.
  • Added Preset record run timecode functionality.
  • Added automatic f-stop and T-stop detection for PL and B4 lenses.
  • Added iris, focus and zoom control for Canon 18-80mm T4.4 lens via EF mount.
  • Added record start/stop for Canon 18-80mm T4.4 with ZSG-C10 hand grip.
  • Added support for Canon 18-80mm T4.4 lens image stabilizer.
  • Improved lens functionality for EF, PL and B4 lenses.
  • Improved status LED functionality.
  • Improved slate functionality.
  • Fixed bug where focus peaking button did not function in playback.
  • Fixed bug where ProRes 422 color was misinterpreted in some applications.
  • Fixed bug where taking ‘Stills’ did not update used space in media status page.
  • Fixed bug where heads up display disappeared after turning off Color Bars.
  • Fixed bug where scaling on 4” display caused monitoring image artifacts.
  • Fixed user interface bug in media status page.
  • Fixed bug where XLR Phantom Power pad was displayed incorrectly.
  • Fixed bug where UI reported wrong power source when powering up unit.
  • Fixed bug where SD card icon did not appear on external status display.
  • Updated screen grabs and servo zoom lens information in URSA Mini Manual.

New features for URSA Mini 4.6K and 4K

  • Added safe area guides and false color options to heads up monitoring options.
  • Added automatic f-stop and T-stop detection for PL and B4 lenses.
  • Added iris control for Canon 18-80mm T4.4 lens via EF mount.
  • Added record start/stop for Canon 18-80mm T4.4 with ZSG-C10 hand grip.
  • Added support for Canon 18-80mm T4.4 lens image stabilizer.
  • Improved Zebras for URSA Mini 4K in low ISO’s when using Video dyanmic range.
  • Improved lens support for EF, PL and B4 lenses.
  • Improved slate functionality.
  • Improved Door LED functionality.
  • Fixed bug where ProRes 422 color was misinterpreted in some applications.
  • Updated screen grabs and servo zoom lens information in URSA Mini Manual.

New features for URSA Studio Viewfinder

  • Fixed bug in where URSA Studio Viewfinder attempted update to invalid software version in Blackmagic Camera Setup utility. Current software for URSA Studio Viewfinder is Camera 4.1.

What's new in Blackmagic Camera Setup 4.3.1

Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 4.6K

  • Added support for Cinema DNG stills capture.
  • Fixed bug where grids appeared when enabling frame guides.
  • Fixed bug where headphones were detected when not plugged in.
  • Fixed bug where dropping into record after dropped frames did not work on first attempt.

Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K

  • Improved low battery detection.

Blackmagic URSA Mini 4K

  • Improved low battery detection.

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What CFast cards should I use with the Blackmagic URSA Mini and URSA Mini Pro cameras?

The following CFast 2.0 cards are recommended for 2160p RAW up to 30 fps.

  • Angelbird AVpro CF XT 256GB
  • Angelbird AVpro CF XT 512GB
  • KomputerBay 3400x CFast 2.0 Card 64GB
  • KomputerBay 3400x CFast 2.0 Card 128GB
  • KomputerBay 3600x CFast 2.0 Card 64GB
  • Lexar Professional 3500x 128GB
  • Lexar Professional 3500x 256GB
  • Lexar Professional 3600x 128GB
  • Lexar Professional 3600x 256GB
  • SanDisk Extreme Pro. SDCFSP-128G-x46D 128GB
  • SanDisk Extreme Pro. SDCFSP-256G-x46D 256GB
  • Transcend CFX650. TS128GCFX650 128GB
  • Transcend CFX650. TS256GCFX650 256GB
  • Transcend CFX650. TS128GCFX650BM 128GB
  • Transcend CFX650. TS256GCFX650BM 256GB
  • Wise CFast 2.0 3400x 128GB
  • Wise CFast 2.0 3400x 256GB
  • Wise CFast 3500x 512GB

The following CFast 2.0 cards are recommended for 2160 RAW up to 30 fps but have been discontinued by the manufacturers.

  • Angelbird AVpro CF 160GB
  • Angelbird AVpro CF 240GB
  • Lexar Professional 3400x 128GB
  • Lexar Professional 3400x 256GB

The following CFast 2.0 cards are recommended for 2160p ProRes 422 HQ up to 60 fps.

  • Angelbird AVpro CF XT 256GB
  • Angelbird AVpro CF XT 512GB
  • KomputerBay 3400x CFast 2.0 Card 64GB
  • KomputerBay 3400x CFast 2.0 Card 128GB
  • KomputerBay 3600x CFast 2.0 Card 64GB
  • Lexar Professional 3500x 64GB
  • Lexar Professional 3500x 128GB
  • Lexar Professional 3500x 256GB
  • Lexar Professional 3600x 128GB
  • Lexar Professional 3600x 256GB
  • SanDisk Extreme Pro. SDCFSP-128G-x46D 128GB
  • SanDisk Extreme Pro. SDCFSP-256G-x46D 256GB
  • Transcend CFX650. TS128GCFX650 128GB
  • Transcend CFX650. TS256GCFX650 256GB
  • Transcend CFX650. TS128GCFX650BM 128GB
  • Transcend CFX650. TS256GCFX650BM 256GB
  • Wise CFast 2.0 3400x 128GB
  • Wise CFast 2.0 3400x 256GB
  • Wise CFast 2.0 3500x 512GB

The following CFast 2.0 cards are recommended for 2160 ProRes 422 HQ up to 60 fps but have been discontinued by the manufacturers.

  • Angelbird AVpro CF 160GB
  • Angelbird AVpro CF 240GB
  • Lexar Professional 3400x 32GB
  • Lexar Professional 3400x 64GB
  • Lexar Professional 3400x 128GB
  • Lexar Professional 3400x 256GB
  • Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K PL
  • Turret Dust Cap
  • Side Hand Grip
  • LANC Cable
  • Power supply

Blackmagic Design IBC 2015 Roundup

Blackmagic Design IBC 2015 Roundup

Blackmagic launches its latest range of products at NAB

Blackmagic Design have once again surprised everyone with the launch of 3 incredible new cameras, updated an already outstanding colour correction system AND launched a range of 12G-SDI mini converters among other things.