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BlackMagic URSA Mini, 4.6K sensor, 15 stops DR, 2160p60
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    Specs

    • Four models with the choice of two sensors, 4.6K or 4K sensor in EF or PL mount.
    • Built in dual CFast 2.0 card recorders allow unlimited duration recording in high quality.
    • Open file formats compatible with popular software, such as CinemaDNG 12 bit RAW. No custom file formats.
    • Support for CinemaDNG 4.6K RAW files and ProRes 4444 XQ, ProRes 4444, ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 422, ProRes 422 LT, ProRes 422 Proxy recording at Ultra HD and HD resolutions.
    • Features all standard connections, including dual XLR mic/line audio inputs with phantom power, 12G-SDI output for monitoring with camera status graphic overlay and separate XLR 4 pin power output for viewfinder power, headphone jack, LANC remote control and standard 4 pin 12V DC power connection.
    • Built in high quality stereo microphones for recording sound.
    • 5" foldout 1080 HD touchscreen for on-set monitoring and menu settings.
    • Optional URSA Mini Shoulder Kit, allowing both tripod and shoulder use interchangeably.
    • Built in gyroscope allowing recording of camera pitch, roll and yaw movements when working in RAW.
    • Includes full copy of DaVinci Resolve software color grading and editing software

    • Blackmagic URSA Mini 4K - $2995

    • Blackmagic URSA Mini 4K PL - $3495
    • Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K EF - $4995
    • Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K PL - $5495

    https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/blackmagicursamini

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  • We have had it for 6 moths now ,over all image has improved with firmware updates .. at the price range it's hard to beat the image ..and codecs it offers .. is it a low light camera ,no.. is it useable in low light ,yes .. dr is a step below alexa (if alexa is 14.5 stops ,the 4.6k would be about 12.8 stops for me) .. the main thing is shadows I don't like on it ,and colors come out bad when in low light .. over all I find the new color science to be ok ,im not big fan of it ,I find it to be very vibrant and not filmic .. motion I don't like too much ,it does not have the cinema motion that reds or alexa has ..no nd filter ,which is bad in pro camera in my opinion .. over all it's not the perfect camera ,but for 5-6 thousand it's one of the best image you can have .. now a dream for next generation of blackmagic cameras would be ,an extra stop of dynamic range with the motion and color of the original cinema camera with build in nd .. oh yea 120fps mode is very noisy .. other than that mode if you have ok light noise is not too much of an issue with this camera it's rather the lack of color detail

  • Finally, is this camera recommendable? I asked to a cinematographer and two camera assistants and they have spoken very bad of it: poor ISO, noisy, magenta tendency, bad ergonomic and more problems, but I dont know if BM have improved something via upgrade or firmware.

  • URSA Mini 4.6K vs. 4K

  • Here are some real world shooting experiences wrapped up in a mini-review.

    These were done with the 4.0 firmware, which really transforms the camera in terms of the usability and RAW files generated.

    I've included the work flow used and an example using Fusion:

  • I would buy this camera, IF I could mount sony glass into it. After small research, that doesn´t seem to be possible. Or is it?

  • Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K PL with Kowa Anamorphic

  • In case it helps anyone, if your USRA Mini shipped with 3.3 Firmware, it would appear that you cannot upgrade to 4.0 (the released version).

    In my case the procedure was to downgrade to 3.0 and then make the jump to 4.0.

    I completed the 4.0 upgrade today and have run a card through the camera. From what I've seen 4.0 really is a jump forward on this camera.

  • Importance of IR cut in ND filters

  • Guys anyone know if this adapter should work for Minolta md lenses on 4.6k ? I have a couple md lenses I like to use on it https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00AT96CZE/ref=mp_s_a_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1474764982&sr=8-6&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=minolta+md+to+canon+ef&dpPl=1&dpID=41Gt8ZN3roL&ref=plSrch

    Also anyone know the widest possible lens to use on the anmorphic 4:3 mode with out seeing much vignetting on 2x anmorphic ,I'm thinking 40-45mm is max ?

  • Blackmagic Ursa mini 4.6K PL version mouth with 2 anamorphic lens; Master and Cooke 2x Anamorphic. Shot in 4.6K RAW and graded in DaVinci Resolve 12.5

  • v4.0 new features

    • New heads up display with frame rate, iris, timecode, off-speed, shutter angle, ISO, white balance info and input
    • New menu system to allow faster operation
    • New monitoring options separately configurable for different SDI outputs 3D LUT monitoring, configurable per-output, can be married to shot for post
    • Added ability to save and load camera settings presets
    • Added flicker free shutter angle suggestions.
    • Improve slate metadata, lens data incorporation including auto-fill for electronic lenses.
    • Additional ProRes and Raw relations
    • Preferred slot recording
    • Improve color accuracy for the on-board LCD
    • False Color, Zebras, Focus Assist, Frame Guides selectable per output
    • Clean feed toggle for each output
    • Can view codec and format instead of audio meters in HUD
    • Additional programs for function buttons, including frame rate, iris, white balance, ISO, shutter angle, clean * feed, display LUT, frame guides
    • Drop frame timecode support
    • Import and export camera presets through CFast
  • FYI Camera 4.0 Update is in public beta now

  • I've been waiting 16 weeks for a 4.6K EF Mini, it's a complete tease seeing all this footage without being able to test for myself.

    Have been googling around to find any more information - anyone have any tips on where to find out about deliveries to the UK?

  • This is quick test of the URSA Mini 4.6K shot in Kingston. Used Canon EF-S 17-55mm f2.8 zoom lens. Edited and graded in DaVinci Resolve 12.5; 3D LUT: Kodak 2383 (built into Resolve), some contrast and exposure adjustments, no other post work.

  • BlackMagic Design Ursa Mini 4.6K IR Pollution Test

    • Test #1: Diffusion filters
    • Test #2: Focal length tests
    • Test #3: Sensor tests