Ursa Mini Pro G2
A compact digital film camera with high performance 4.6K HDR sensor for shooting up to 300 fps.
The URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 is a professional digital film camera that combines incredible 4.6K image quality with the features and controls of a traditional broadcast camera. The second generation URSA Mini Pro features fully redesigned electronics and a new Super 35mm 4.6K HDR image sensor that combine to give you much higher frame rate shooting. You also get built in ND filters, an interchangeable lens mount, Blackmagic RAW support, and both dual CFast and SD UHS-II card recorders for capturing images at up to 300 frames per second. There’s even a USB-C expansion port that lets you record directly to flash drives or SSD disks for even longer recording times. URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 features a massive number of controls intuitively positioned on the side of the camera so you can adjust most settings by feel, without ever having to take your eyes off the action. URSA Mini Pro is lightweight and comfortable enough to use all day, has controls that are extremely fast to use, and image quality that’s far superior to broadcast cameras costing ten times more.
Digital Film Quality for Every Project
The Perfect Camera for Digital Film, Broadcast, Live Production and More!
URSA Mini Pro cameras are “three cameras in one” because they combine high end digital film quality with the features and controls broadcasters need. They’re ideal for any kind of work from high end feature films, television shows and commercials, to independent films, broadcast news, and even studio and live production. URSA Mini Pro cameras go beyond standard Ultra HD broadcast quality because they give you 4.6K resolution with 15 stops of dynamic range. Plus, the super wide colour gamut and Blackmagic Design Generation 4 colour science give you incredibly accurate skin tones and stunning, life-like colour so you always capture cinematic quality images. The super compact body features broadcast camera controls and advanced operating software that make it faster to set up and use than any other camera. Whether you’re on set, on location or shooting run and gun, URSA Mini Pro has the image quality and features you need to work on any type of project.
Three Incredible Models
Choose URSA MINI 4K, URSA MINI 4.6K or URSA MINI PRO 4.6K G2
The URSA Mini family are powerful and robust cameras that are available in three different models, so you can choose the camera that best suits your needs. The affordable URSA Mini 4K features a fixed EF mount along with dual CFast card recorders. URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 adds built in ND filters, an interchangeable lens mount, dual CFast and UHS-II SD card recorders, and a massive set of broadcast features and external controls. URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 is the ultimate high end digital film camera with second generation electronics, a high frame rate image sensor, and a USB-C for recording directly to external drives.
Revolutionary URSA Design
Big Camera Features that are Fast to Use in a Lightweight, Portable Design.
URSA Mini Pro is designed to include everything you need in a handheld camera so you can take it anywhere. Unlike cheap plastic cameras, the evenly weighted camera body is made out of a super tough magnesium alloy. It’s a true professional camera with full redundancy on every control, even the power switch. Plus, the familiar broadcast switches and controls allow full setting changes without having to take the camera off your shoulder. There’s an external high visibility backlit LCD status display so you can see critical shooting information, and a 4” foldout touch screen for reviewing shots. That means you don’t have to carry an extra on‑set monitor. You get professional connections such as 12G‑SDI, XLR audio, a built in high quality microphone and more. The optional electronic viewfinder and shoulder mount kit lets you go from tripod to handheld shooting in seconds, or you can turn URSA Mini Pro into the ultimate live production camera by adding an URSA Studio Viewfinder.
Built in ND Filters
High Quality Neutral Density Filters with IR Compensation!
URSA Mini Pro G2 features high quality neutral density (ND) filters that let you quickly reduce the amount of light entering the camera. The 2, 4 and 6 stop filters have been specifically designed to match the colourimetry and colour science of the camera, providing you with additional latitude, even under harsh lighting conditions. This lets you use different combinations of aperture and shutter angle to achieve shallower depth of field, or specific levels of motion blur, in a wider range of situations. The IR filters have been designed to filter both optical wave lengths and IR wave lengths evenly to eliminate IR contamination of the images that most ND filters can suffer from. The ND filters are true optical filters with a precision mechanism that quickly moves them into place when the ND filter dial is turned. The filter settings can even be displayed as either an ND number, stop reduction or fraction on the LCD.
Familiar Broadcast Control
Quickly Change Settings Without Taking the Camera Off Your Shoulder!
Like the world’s best broadcast cameras, URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 features independent controls for direct access to the most important camera settings. Buttons, switches and dials are laid out in a logical order that makes them easy to find by feel while using the viewfinder. This means you’ll be able to adjust settings, add an ND filter or even change frame rate without having to fold out the touchscreen or take the camera off your shoulder.
Interchangeable Lens Mounts
Compatible with EF, PL, B4 and F MOUNT Lenses!
Different projects require different lenses, which is why URSA Mini Pro models feature an interchangeable lens mount. Imagine shooting regular work using a photography lens but then being able to change to a PL mount cinema lens if you get a high end film job. URSA Mini Pro makes that easy because you can quickly switch between EF, PL, B4 and F mount lenses, making it compatible with the widest possible range of professional lenses. That means you can work with high quality EF or F mount photographic lenses, large PL cinema lenses, and even B4 broadcast lenses, all with the same camera. URSA Mini Pro comes standard with an EF mount. Additional optional PL, B4 and F lens mounts can be purchased separately. With URSA Mini Pro, you get a single camera that works with virtually all professional lenses so you can choose precisely the lens you need.
Backlit Status Display
See Critical Shooting Information in Bright Daylight!
The status display is a high visibility backlit LCD screen that’s designed to be easily seen, even in bright light. The status display shows record timecode, locked timecode and reference timecode, along with the current shooting frame rate, shutter angle, aperture, white balance, ISO and IRIS. It also features a battery indicator, card recording status and audio meters for monitoring levels. The screen’s backlight can be turned on when you’re shooting in dimly lit locations, and off when you’re shooting outdoors and in bright light to increase contrast, making it easy to read under any condition.
Cinematic 4.6K Sensor
Capture Incredible Digital Film Images with 15 Stops of Dynamic Range!
When it comes to image quality, URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 operates at a higher resolution and dynamic range that is well beyond traditional motion picture film. You get a 4.6K image sensor that captures up to 4608 x 2592 pixels, which is bigger than full size DCI 4K. The sensor features a massive 15 stops of dynamic range and support for up to 3200 ISO, making URSA Mini Pro models perfect for high dynamic range (HDR) projects. Built in active refrigeration ensures maximum dynamic range and low noise, so you get incredibly clean pictures with amazing detail in both the dark shadows and bright highlight areas. In addition, URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 supports high frame shooting at up to 300 frames per second and even better colour fidelity. You can also choose the lower cost URSA Mini 4K model with 12 stops of dynamic range when you don’t need the performance and are on a tighter budget.
Super Wide Colour Gamut and Precision Colour Science!
URSA Mini Pro models feature an incredibly wide colour gamut that captures more of the visible colour spectrum than Rec. 2020, which is vastly larger than the P3 digital cinema colour space. Blackmagic Design Generation 4 colour science is used to process the raw sensor data, enabling amazingly rich skin tones, natural colour response and enormous amounts of dynamic range. Whether you’re shooting a Hollywood blockbuster, an indie film, high end commercial, or a broadcast television show, URSA Mini Pro’s combination of resolution, dynamic range and colour gamut delivers amazingly rich and lifelike images.
High Frame Rate Recording
Capture the Action at up to 300 Frames Per Second!
URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 is a more powerful second generation camera with entirely new electronics and a new high performance image sensor that lets you shoot crystal clear slow motion footage. You can record full sensor 4.6K images up to 120 frames per second, windowed DCI 4K at up to 150 frames per second, and regular windowed 1080 HD at an amazing 300 frames per second. A dedicated off-speed button on the camera’s body lets you quickly switch between your preset high frame rate and regular frame rate shooting. When it comes to high frame rate shooting, URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 is ideal for fast action sports, high speed nature photography and more.
Non Stop Recording
Works with both CFast and SD Card Media!
URSA Mini Pro models feature both dual CFast 2.0 recorders and dual UHS‑II SD card recorders so you can choose the media that works best for you. CFast cards are ideal for full resolution Blackmagic RAW 12-bit recording, while SD UHS‑II cards are inexpensive and commonly available, making them perfect for recording Blackmagic RAW 5:1, 8:1 or 12:1 files. URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 also features a USB‑C connection so you can connect and record directly to portable SSD drives. Simply choose the media type, insert the cards and start shooting. With dual slots for each media type, you never have to stop recording because when the first card is full, it automatically continues onto the next card. You can even swap the full card for an empty one, all without having to stop recording.
Blackmagic URSA Mini SSD Recorder
Record onto 2.5 inch SSD Media!
The optional Blackmagic URSA Mini SSD Recorder lets you record 12-bit Blackmagic RAW files onto standard 2.5 inch SSD Media with your URSA Mini or URSA Mini Pro cameras. That means you can use commonly available and inexpensive high capacity solid state media. Unlike other types of cards, SSD media is super fast so you can record full resolution 4K and 4.6K 12-bit Blackmagic RAW files. Plus, SSD media comes in much larger sizes so you can record longer without having to change cards. The unique design of the Blackmagic URSA Mini SSD Recorder allows it to attach directly to the back of your URSA Mini or URSA Mini Pro between the camera and the battery. It uses 6G-SDI as a data link to the camera so you don’t have to worry about starting or stopping the SSD recorder. Everything is setup and controlled directly from the camera.
High Speed USB-C Connection for Direct External Recording!
URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 features an innovative high speed USB‑C Expansion Port. USB‑C is quickly becoming standard on all modern computers and devices. The massive bandwidth of USB‑C makes it possible to connect external accessories such as flash drives and SSDs for significantly longer recording times. This can be important when shooting high quality lossless 12‑bit Blackmagic RAW or high frame rate 300 fps images. Best of all, when you’re done shooting you can use the same drive for editing and post production.
Built in Monitoring
Fold Out Touch Screen for Monitoring and Camera Control!
The built in 4 inch fold out touchscreen on URSA Mini Pro models and the 5 inch fold out touchscreen on URSA Mini 4K and 4.6K are super bright, high resolution colour displays with a wide viewing angle that makes them 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, timecode, ISO and more. You even get a histogram, card recording status indicators and audiometers. The fold out touchscreen lets you use the incredible new URSA Mini operating software so you get super fast access to every camera function, ATEM broadcast switcher integration features for live broadcast, digital slate for metadata management and more.
Advanced URSA Mini Software
Incredibly Fast Software with Revolutionary New User Interface!
All URSA Mini cameras feature a new user interface that revolutionizes the way you work. The advanced camera operating software lets you use simple tap and swipe gestures to control all features, setup, the digital slate and more. You get powerful and super fast software with a unique heads up display that puts commonly used functions at your fingertips. Simply touch an on screen icon to make changes for things such as audio levels, white balance, shutter angle and more. You’ll instantly see sliders and controls for making adjustments without ever having to navigate through any menus. The new digital slate makes entering metadata faster than ever before with a built in dictionary, predictive entry and on screen keyboard. Using a professional digital film camera has never been faster.
Bluetooth® Camera Control
New API lets you Create Remote Camera Control Apps!
All URSA Mini Pro cameras feature built in Bluetooth that allows you to send and receive commands from up to 30 feet away. Blackmagic Design has also published a new, open protocol and developer API, along with sample code for an iPad app that can control URSA Mini Pro. Now you can create your own remote camera control solutions, digital slate applications, remote colour correction software and more. The possibilities are endless and this technology will enable entirely new workflows that were never before possible. Imagine building an app that can jam sync timecode and trigger all cameras to record to their internal media with matching metadata, all at the same time.
Flexible Enough to be Rigged for Any Production!
Blackmagic URSA Mini cameras are completely customizable so you can create a rig that’s built specifically for your production. You can add accessories like the Blackmagic URSA Viewfinder, URSA Studio Viewfinder, URSA Mini Shoulder Kit and URSA Mini Mic Mount, or choose from hundreds of third party accessories. URSA Mini and URSA Mini Pro have 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, matteboxes, 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 Resolution Viewfinder
Full HD Display and Glass Optics makes Precise Focus Easy
The optional Blackmagic URSA Viewfinder is designed to be the perfect match for URSA Mini Pro and URSA Mini cameras. 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.
Blackmagic URSA Studio Viewfinder
Turn URSA MINI Into a True Professional Studio Camera!
The URSA Studio Viewfinder is a true professional viewfinder for URSA Mini Pro and URSA Mini. You get a bright 7” screen with large handles and variable tension pivot points that let you smoothly adjust the viewfinder’s position and angle, even while you’re live on air. The control knobs and buttons give you direct control of settings so you can keep your eye on the action. Combined with the software for URSA Mini, the URSA Studio Viewfinder turns your URSA Mini into the ultimate live production camera. You get support for talkback, tally, and program return, along with remote control of focus, iris, colour balance and more, all from your ATEM Switcher.
Full Size, Durable Connections that work with Standard Cables
Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro models feature 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 cameras is a 12 pin Hirose control connector for broadcast lenses. There’s also a 4 pin XLR DC output and an HD-SDI monitoring output that are located in the perfect position for connecting an optional viewfinder or on set monitor. The12G‑SDI output handles all formats up to 2160p60 using a single BNC cable, and also switches to 6G‑SDI or HD‑SDI depending on the shooting format.
Work with All Formats up to 2160p60 over a Single Cable!
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 Pro and URSA Mini cameras are 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.
Built in Production Quality Sound Recording
URSA Mini Pro models have a high quality microphone and professional audio recorder built right 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 external 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 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.
Compatible with Industry Standard Batteries and Power
URSA Mini Pro and URSA Mini cameras include a 4-pin XLR industry standard power connector that works with 12V to 20V external power supplies. That means it’s easy to use the camera with all of your existing power supplies and batteries. All URSA 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, Blue shape, 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.
Includes DaVinci Resolve Studio
Professional Editing, Visual Effects, Colour Correction and Audio Post!
All URSA cameras include a full version of DaVinci Resolve Studio, which is a complete post production solution. You get the world’s most advanced solution that combines professional editing, colour 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 productions, music videos, commercials or even the latest YouTube shoot, DaVinci Resolve Studio gives you a completely lossless workflow for native editing, colour correction, effects, audio and delivery, so your video always looks as good as possible.
Optional Shoulder Mount Kit
From Tripod to Shoulder and Back in Seconds
URSA Mini cameras include multiple ¼ inch mount points on the bottom so you can attach it directly to any tripod. When you need to quickly move from tripod to handheld and back, 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 for instantly latching onto the quick release plate without removing the shoulder pad. The kit also includes a top handle for carrying the camera and attaching accessories.
Get Three Cameras in One
Digital Film Quality with Broadcast Camera Features makes URSA MINI PRO Perfect for Film, Broadcast and Studio Camera Work!
URSA Mini Pro features an advanced sensor that gives you high resolution image quality with extremely wide dynamic range and a massive colour gamut. That makes it perfect for use on high end feature films, television shows, music videos and commercials. It’s 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 has traditional broadcast ergonomics and the features you need for broadcast news, studio talk shows and sitcoms, and even live multi camera production! URSA Mini Pro is the world’s first camera that gives you true digital film quality on any production!
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 captures high resolution images with 15 stops of latitude and a super wide colour gamut that’s vastly larger than both Rec. 2020 and the P3 digital cinema colour 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!
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, colour 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 colourists collaborate on the same project at the same time! That means you can spend more time being creative with your edit and your colour correction because they don’t have to happen separately!
Higher Quality Images Sell More Products!
Whether you are 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 colour 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 cameras and DaVinci Resolve colour correction will provide.
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 lightweight 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.
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 is 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 will have more money to put back into the story on the screen!
The Ultimate Camera for Studio Production!
Whether you are a broadcaster working on news or magazine style talk shoes, you need a future proof camera that can capture the incredible colour and detail of Ultra HD. URSA Mini Pro 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 into the ultimate studio camera, complete with remote camera and lens control, talkback and more! URSA Mini Pro features a built in CCU as well as an incredible DaVinci primary colour 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!
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 presentation 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, alone with richer colour so you'll be able to make more creative choices than ever when you're editing and colour correcting in post using the included DaVinci Resolve Studio software!
Transform the Quality of News Coverage with Digital Film
URSA Mini Pro gives you HD or Ultra HD recording in a compact, well balanced shoulder mount camera that is comfortable enough to be used all day! You get a 4 inch fold out monitor, optional EVF, complete technical scopes, professional audio recording, and dual ProRes SD card and CFast card recorders built right in. The interchangeable lens mount can be used with the B4 adapter so you can use your existing HD B4 lenses! Plus, because it shoots 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!
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 a 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 will be able to shoot from multiple angles and in locations that would be impossible with a larger camera!
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 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 switched to get remote camera control, colour correction, program return, talkback, tally and more, all using the SDI cables you already have so there is nothing extra to buy!
Super Tough Redundant Design
URSA Mini Pro has been designed to be the toughest and most fully featured camera available. Everything you need is built right in, so you don't have to carry around a lot of extra production equipment. Plus, every single control on the camera is redundant, including the power, so if anything should go wrong in the field, you will still have backups to get the shot! You get dual card recorders, battery and power, multiple screens, fully redundant controls and you can even swap lens mounts, all built into a lightweight and super strong magnesium alloy body. URSA Mini Pro is the only camera in the world that combines digital film image quality with a durable compact high end broadcast style design that is built for reliability, mobility and speed of use, so you can focus on being more creative!
Strong and Lightweight Design
A Handheld Camera that’s Tough Enough for Anything!
URSA Mini Pro features super strong magnesium alloy body that makes it durable enough to use in the most extreme environments! The magnesium alloy also makes it lightweight and helps to keep the camera cool by piping heat into an exchanger that allows convection cooling and heat dissipation from the camera's body. You get professional connections, an external display, foldout touchscreen and 9 mounting points for adding accessories and building custom rigs!
Traditional Broadcast Ergonomics
Familiar Controls that put Everything at your Fingertips!
Traditional broadcast cameras have the most important controls on the outside of the camera body so you can quickly change settings without having to take your eyes off of the action! URSA Mini Pro features control buttons, switches and dials that are grouped logically, making them easy to remember. That means you will be able to use muscle memory to operate the camera without having to look at the buttons or hunt through menus! URSA Mini Pro combines the ergonomics of a broadcast camera with the quality of digital film so you get the best of both worlds!
View Critical Shooting Information, Even in Broad Daylight!
When you’re in the middle of a shoot, you need to be able to quickly check important shooting and status information. The status screen on URSA Mini Pro features a bright, status display that’s designed to be easily seen, with or without the backlight on. You can see timecode, shutter and lens settings, battery, record status and audio levels at a glance. When shooting in a dimly lit environment, simply turn the backlight on to see the screen. When you’re outside, the backlight can be turned off for even more contrast, making it highly visible and crystal clear in broad daylight.
Interchangeable Lens Mount
Compatible with Virtually All Professional Lenses!
URSA Mini Pro features a revolutionary, new interchangeable lens mount that lets you quickly switch between EF, PL, B4 and F mount lenses, making it compatible with the widest possible range of professional lenses. It comes standard with an EF lens mount and you can purchase optional PL, B4 and F mounts separately. That means you can work with everything from high quality photographic EF and F mount lenses to the largest cinematic PL lenses, and even B4 broadcast HD lenses, all with the same camera!
Built in ND Filters
Filters Designed Specifically for URSA Mini Pro
High quality built in neutral density (ND) filters reduce the amount of specific types of light entering the camera’s sensor. Designed to improve latitude and provide true colours, even in far-red and infra red wavelengths, ND filters let you quickly adjust to changes in lighting conditions. This makes it possible to select different combinations of aperture and shutter angle to achieve a shallower depth of field or specific levels of motion blur. The built in ND filters give you more creative options than ever and, because they’re built in, you don’t have to carry extra filters with you!
Ergonomically Designed for Handheld or Shoulder Use
URSA Mini Pro has been designed from the ground up to be comfortable enough to use all day and small enough to be taken anywhere! The weight is evenly distributed so the camera is balanced, making it comfortable to use for both handheld and over the shoulder shooting. The optional shoulder mount kit is designed to help support the camera, making it a natural extension of your body. There is even a quick release mount that lets you go from handheld to shoulder to tripod in seconds!
Fold Out Monitor
Fold Out LCD Screen for On Set Monitoring
The bright high resolution fold out screen gives you a built in on set monitor so you don’t have to carry around extra equipment! The monitor simply folds out and pivots up and down, making it super easy to shoot either down low or up high above the crowd. The screen features a wide viewing angle and displays crystal clear images so that you can accurately check exposure, focus and framing. Instantly play back clips, even high frame rate slow motion shots, to make sure you get the perfect take then, when you’re ready to move to a new location, fold it up and go!
Advanced Touchscreen Interface
The World's most Intuitive and Fastest to Use Digital Film Camera!
URSA Mini Pro features advanced operating software designed to make using your camera faster and more intuitive than ever! All important camera functions can be accessed with a single tap on the heads up display, there is an elegant digital slate that makes metadata entry a breeze, and a dashboard that uses simple tap and swipe gestures for record settings, monitoring, audio, camera setup, presets and LUTs. Everything is logically laid out so you will never waste time going through confusing menus and settings again!
CFast and SD Card Recorders
Non-Stop Recording Using the Media of Your Choice!
When it comes to recording, URSA Mini Pro G2 has dual CFast 2.0 recorders and dual UHS-II SD card recorders, so you can choose the type of media that works best for your project! CFast cards are ideal for recording full resolution, 12-bit RAW files. SD cards, which are inexpensive and commonly available, are perfect for recording 4K ProRes files or Blackmagic RAW files. When either a CFast or SD card is full, recording automatically continues onto the next one so you never have to stop shooting!
All the Connections You Need for even the Largest Rig
Unlike other compact cameras that require custom cables, URSA Mini Pro features industry standard broadcast quality connections so you can use cables you already have! You get the latest 12G-SDI and separate HD-SDI video outputs along with 12V power for connecting electronic viewfinders. For audio, there are 2 XLR balanced analog inputs with 48V of switchable phantom power for external microphones. URSA Mini Pro also includes a Hirose 12-pin lens control connector, LANC, a standard 4 pin XLR power connector and URSA battery plate internal power connector that lets you mount battery plates on the rear of the camera.
Optional Accessories for Customizing Your Camera
You can customize your URSA Mini Pro with genuine Blackmagic accessories that are designed to match and work perfectly with your camera. There’s a top mount handle that lets you carry the camera from the top so you can get shots low near the ground easier. You can also add a microphone mount and a shoulder mount with integrated quick release plate for tripods that lets you instantly switch from shoulder mount to tripod. The optional Blackmagic URSA Viewfinder features an incredibly high resolution display and precision optics that lets you find perfect focus in all kinds of lighting conditions. For broadcast work, you can even add the Blackmagic URSA Studio Viewfinder to turn URSA Mini Pro into the ultimate live production camera!
External Mounting Points
Use the Widest Range of Accessories
When you’re doing professional work you want to make sure you can securely connect the things you need, like external microphones, large lenses, and more. URSA Mini Pro can be customized with standard 3rd party camera accessories including rails and matte boxes so you can build a custom rig that fits your production! There are standard ¼ inch threaded points positioned over the top and bottom of the camera to make it easy to add the things you need. The optional shoulder mount kit also includes a quick lock tripod mount so you can take your fully rigged URSA Mini Pro from the tripod to your shoulder in seconds!
The World’s Fastest RAW Format with Better Quality and Better Features
Blackmagic RAW is a revolutionary new and very modern codec that’s easier to use and much better quality than popular video formats, but with all the benefits of RAW recording. Featuring multiple new technologies, such as a new advanced de-mosaic algorithm, Blackmagic RAW gives you visually lossless images that are ideal for high resolution, high frame rate and high dynamic range workflows. Incredible image quality, extensive metadata support and highly optimized GPU and CPU accelerated processing make Blackmagic RAW the world’s first codec that can be used for acquisition, post production and finishing. Blackmagic RAW is a totally new design, plus it’s cross platform, freely available and includes a developer SDK so anyone can add support for Blackmagic RAW to their own software.
Next Generation RAW Codec
The Quality of RAW at the Speed of Video
Working with traditional RAW formats is difficult because the files are huge, they’re proprietary and extremely processor intensive, which makes them slow and inefficient. While working with traditional video codecs is faster, quality is damaged because of the limitation to 10 bit and the 4:2:2 video filter that’s used which dramatically reduces colour detail. Blackmagic Design engineers have spent years solving these problems and have created a new RAW codec that moves part of the de-mosaic processing from the computer’s CPU into the camera itself, resulting in incredibly efficient encoding for an entirely new high performance RAW experience. With Blackmagic RAW, you get the same quality, bit depth, dynamic range and controls as RAW, with better performance and even smaller file sizes than traditional video codecs.
Perfect For High End Feature Films And Television
Cinematic Quality Images that you can Use for All Your Work
The incredible quality and speed of Blackmagic RAW makes it ideal for virtually any type of production. The pristine camera native quality of Blackmagic RAW Q0 or 3:1 is perfect for effects heavy feature film and commercial work, where you need the highest possible quality. Blackmagic RAW Q5 and 5:1 are extremely high quality making them great for episodic television and independent films. Blackmagic RAW quality is so high, you can even use 8:1 and 12:1 settings for incredibly small files that are suitable for all kinds of uses such as broadcast news, live sport events, digital signage, A/V, corporate video, weddings and more.
New Advanced De-Mosaic
Partial De-Mosaic in the Camera Hardware allows Maximum Speed Playback
The new advanced de-mosaic algorithm is a central component of Blackmagic RAW. Part of the RAW processing is moved out of software and into the camera, where it can be accelerated. Noise management, sensor profiling and new edge reconstruction algorithms are used to produce high quality cinematic images with incredible depth, crisp details and beautiful image separation. The partially de-mosaiced images, along with the unique characteristics of the image sensor, are encoded and saved into the Blackmagic RAW file so you get total control over features such as ISO, white balance, exposure, contrast, saturation and more. The partial in camera accelerated de-mosaic allows for extremely efficient compression. This results in significantly reduced processing on your computer, making it faster to decode and use the files while retaining the sensor data needed for full RAW control.
Generation 4 Colour Science
Accurate Skin Tones and Faithful Colour Reproduction
Blackmagic RAW uses Blackmagic Design Generation 4 Colour Science for reproducing extremely accurate skin tones and gorgeous, lifelike colours that rival those of cameras costing tens of thousands of dollars more! Images are encoded using a custom non-linear 12?bit space designed to provide the maximum amount of colour data and dynamic range. Unlike traditional RAW workflows that rely on LUTs which alter the pixel data in a harsh way, Blackmagic RAW is non destructive. It harnesses the power of metadata to ensure that the creative vision of the cinematographer is carried through to post production. Most importantly, the free SDK lets third party software applications use the embedded sensor profile metadata if required, as well as Blackmagic Design colour science for predictable and accurate image rendering that yields consistent colour throughout the entire pipeline.
2 Separate Encoding Methods
Constant Bitrate or Constant Quality Encoding gives you Total Control
Blackmagic RAW features both constant quality and constant bitrate encoding options, giving you the flexibility to prioritize image quality or file size so you can better tailor your production costs.
High Quality Images and Predictable File Sizes
The constant bitrate encoding option is very similar to most codecs that are set to never exceed a specific data rate. The four constant bitrate variations are Blackmagic RAW 3:1, 5:1, 8:1 and 12:1. These ratios are based on the unprocessed file size of a single frame from the camera’s sensor, making it easy to understand the relative amount of compression being used. The constant bitrate variations are designed to give you the best possible images with predictable and consistent file sizes.
Variable Bitrate Encoding for Guaranteed Quality
The new constant quality options preserve image quality by completely removing the upper data limit. That means complex frames will be encoded at higher data rates to preserve detail and maintain quality. Only constant quality ensures quality levels never suffer. Blackmagic RAW Q0 has minimum quantization and yields the highest possible quality, while Blackmagic RAW Q5 uses moderate quantization for more efficient encoding and a smaller file size.
Extremely Fast RAW Performance
The World’s Fastest RAW Codec for Better Render Speed on Complex Projects
Unlike traditional RAW formats, which are slow and processor intensive, Blackmagic RAW is designed to accelerate your post production workflow. It’s highly optimized for AVX, AVX2 and SSE4.1 enabled processors, it’s multi-threaded and it works across multiple CPU cores. In addition, Blackmagic RAW is also GPU accelerated and works with Apple Metal, CUDA and OpenCL. Frame decoding and image processing is extremely fast, making Blackmagic RAW super smooth for editing, colour correction and visual effects in DaVinci Resolve. Best of all, clips are stored as single files, not image sequences. That makes media management easier and file transfers faster than other RAW formats. Blackmagic RAW performance scales as processors and GPUs get faster, making it the only codec that’s ready for tomorrow’s higher resolution and higher frame rate formats.
Next Generation Metadata
Supports Embedded Metadata or User Customizable Sidecar Metadata Files
Blackmagic RAW and the .braw SDK feature highly descriptive and flexible metadata options that are designed to support today’s modern workflows. The SDK takes care of all the work for developers, so supporting Blackmagic RAW is easy and fast. Using the Blackmagic RAW SDK means you get flawless handling of all camera metadata such as lens information, iris, ISO, colour space, slate information and much, much more. Metadata is embedded directly into the .braw file. In addition, .sidecar files that contain fully editable and human readable JSON formatted metadata can also be used. The metadata in .sidecar files is ancillary, which means that it can override the file’s embedded metadata without overwriting it. Blackmagic RAW also supports frame based metadata so you can access values, such as focus distance, that often change on a frame by frame basis.
Blackmagic RAW Player
Review Blackmagic RAW Clips with Consistent Colour Between Software
Traditional RAW formats often display content inconsistently when viewed through different media players. Because the SDK manages all colour, colour transformations and also contains information about the characteristics of the camera’s sensor, the Blackmagic RAW Player can reliably display all of the dynamic range and deep colour of .braw clips. In fact, any software that utilizes the Blackmagic RAW SDK can ensure accurate and reliable interpretation of colour and tonal values rendered to the viewer. Most importantly, playback will be silky smooth, even on slower systems that typically struggle with other high bitrate RAW formats.
Available Now in DaVinci Resolve
DaVinci Resolve 15.1 includes support for Blackmagic RAW, so you can start shooting and finishing your work immediately! DaVinci Resolve is used on more feature films and television commercials than any other solution and is the standard in high end post production. This means you can work with the world’s largest facilities to finish your work, or simply download DaVinci Resolve 15.1 now and edit, colour correct, perform visual effects and audio post production yourself! DaVinci Resolve 15.1 includes full support for Blackmagic RAW, giving you a non-destructive workflow. Picture adjustments and settings that you make in the camera will come into DaVinci Resolve via metadata and are completely editable. You can even make changes to the RAW settings in DaVinci Resolve, open the files in other applications that support Blackmagic RAW and automatically see the settings, so you have a consistent look and controls between software apps and different platforms.
Open Standard and Free to Download
Cross Platform and License Free
Blackmagic RAW is the world’s only truly modern, high performance, professional RAW codec that is open, cross platform and free. The codec is supported via the free SDK on Mac OS, Windows and Linux systems. Best of all, there are no hidden licenses or ongoing fees. Blackmagic RAW has been designed to provide the industry with an open, elegant and standardized high quality image format that can be used across products and in customer workflows absolutely free.
Free Software Development Kit
Fully Documented SDK is Publicly Available
The .braw SDK is fully documented and publicly available for all developers on Mac OS, Windows and Linux. Using the SDK gives you access to GPU accelerated and CPU optimized algorithms for decoding Blackmagic RAW files. In addition to the encoded image data, the SDK also provides access to unique information about the camera’s imaging sensor so you know how to accurately decode and present the image based on the characteristics of the sensor. The SDK supports 32?bit float, 16?bit integer and 8?bit integer pixel formats, manages the decoding of colour science, allows for user customizable colour space transformation, and provides access to all embedded and sidecar metadata. You even get advanced features such as I/O clip trimming, preview scaling for fast playback and much more. Best of all, Blackmagic RAW and the .braw SDK are available free and even included on Blackmagic Design’s camera software installers.
- Compact digital film camera with high performance 4.6K HDR sensor for shooting up to 300 fps
- Features broadcast controls, ND filters, interchangeable lens mount, dual CFast and UHS-II SD card recorders, USB-C expansion port and more
- 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
- An innovative USB-C expansion port for recording directly to external disks
- Features a massive set of external broadcast style controls, backlit status display, foldout touchscreen monitor and more