Blackmagic Design URSA Mini 4K EF

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

Suggested List Price: £2,369+VAT


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Stock status: Stock due on 22/08/2017



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


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"As it stands the 4K URSA Mini is a very complete shooting package that will work well for those on a budget who have control over their lighting. The images in good light are very nice and the design, weight and handling are improved over the original URSA."
News Shooter review

"The Ursa Mini is capable of both big and small chip operation with a superb viewfinder and near-ideal ergonomics, and you're out of the door, with power and storage and maybe even some basic glass, for considerably under £10,000. Yes. Yes please."
RedShark News review



  • Compact and lightweight digital film camera
  • EF lens mount and 4K Super 35 sensor
  • 12G-SDI output
  • 5” fold out monitor
  • Dual CFast recorders


  • 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.

Technology Guides

The compact URSA Mini camera with EF lens mount, 4K Super 35 image sensor and global shutter is lightweight and perfectly balanced for handheld use and comfortable enough for all day shooting. URSA Mini 4K EF features professional 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.

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 4K sensor 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.

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 4K 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 4K images at an amazing 100 frames per second.

Stunning Ultra HD

Higher resolution creates smooth vivid Ultra HD images

Because URSA Mini features a 4K 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

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 4K 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 4.4

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.

What's new in Blackmagic Camera Setup 4.3

  • New support for Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 4.6K.
  • New support for Blackmagic Studio Camera 2.
  • New support for Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K 2.

New features for Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 4.6K

  • Added support for Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 4.6K in Camera Utility.
  • Added support for SDXC UHS-I and UHS-II card media.
  • Added support for ND filter wheel.
  • Added menu option for ND filter wheel display preference.
  • Added support for interchangeable mount.
  • Added support for Cooke i/Technology via Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro PL mount.
  • Added support for external external ISO, shutter, white balance toggle switches.
  • Added support for multi function dial for iris, headphone or audio monitoring.
  • Added support for clicking menu dial to access heads up display via Front SDI.
  • Added support for external auto white balance button.
  • Added support for dedicated HFR button.
  • Added support for external power switch.
  • Added support for front and rear panel lock switches.
  • Added support for high visibility status display.
  • Added support for external audio gain controls.
  • Added ’Push to talk’ to assignable function button toggle options.
  • Added support for new timecode clock.
  • Added support for high quality, low noise XLR microphone pre-amps.
  • Added support for XLR audio assign switches.
  • Added support for phantom power switches.
  • Added support for XLR Mic back-up channel.
  • Added support for AES digital audio support.
  • Added support for fully assignable audio record channels.
  • Improved support for Zeiss, Sigma, Tamron, Tokina and Canon EF lenses.
  • Improved support for B4 lenses via Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro B4 mount.

Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K

  • No changes.

Blackmagic URSA Mini 4K

  • No changes.

What's new in Blackmagic Camera Setup 4.2

Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K:

  • Adds black shading calibration for URSA Mini 4.6K in Setup menu.

Blackmagic URSA Mini 4K:

  • No changes.

Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K:

  • Improves audio performance when using 6G-SDI output.

Blackmagic Studio Camera:

  • Improves 3G-SDI compatibility

What's new in Blackmagic Camera Setup 4.1

  • New support for URSA Studio Viewfinder

Blackmagic URSA Studio Viewfinder

  • Adds support for URSA Studio Viewfinder.
  • Adds support for 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60.
  • Adds support URSA Mini OS frame guides, safe area guides and grids in URSA Studio Viewfinder.
  • Adds support for pan-able zoom.
  • Adds support for Green preview tally and Orange ISO record tally in URSA Studio Viewfinder.

Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K and 4K

  • No changes.

Blackmagic URSA Viewfinder

  • No changes.

Download the latest Firmware and Software

  • Blackmagic URSA Mini 4K EF
  • Turret Dust Cap
  • Side Handle with LANC Cable
  • Power supply

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