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 and you also get built-in ND filters. 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.
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, lifelike 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.
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. You get professional connections such as 12G SDI, XLR audio, a built in high quality microphone and more.
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 wavelengths and IR wavelengths evenly to eliminate IR contamination of the images that many 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 pre-set 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.
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.
Fold out touch screen for monitoring and camera control
The built in fold out touchscreen is a super bright, high resolution colour display 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.
Incredibly fast software with revolutionary new user interface
All URSA Mini cameras feature a new user interface that revolutionises 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.
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. 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.
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. 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 shotgun 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, Blueshape, Anton Bauer and more.
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|iM2750 Black Flight Case||1|
|Mains Lead (for Battery Charger)||2|
|Extreme Pro CFast 2.0 Reader/Writer & Cable||1|
|USB Drive (Containing Manual)||1|
|URSA Mini Side Grip||1|
|URSA Mini Hand Strap||1|
|EA11011D-120 AC Adapter||1|
|URSA VLock Battery Plate||1|
|128GB Extreme Pro 525mb/s CFast 2.0 Card (in camera)||1|
|95Wh V-Lok Battery Pack (with D-Tap out)||2|
15 March 2017
We now have the URSA Mini Pro available for hire. Find out how it moves things on from the URSA Mini.Read full article
NB: CFast memory cards are needed for higher frame rates. Please see accessories.
The Ursa Mini Pro does not have HDMI connections.
Please note CFast memory cards are needed for higher frame rates. Please see accessories.