Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro12K is available immediately from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide for US$5,995.
Blackmagic Design has announced a lower price for the Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K of US$5,995.
According to Blackmagic, this price reduction has been made possible by efficiencies in manufacturing combined with an improved supply of 12K sensors. Furthermore, this 40% price drop makes the URSA 12K at the same price as lower-end models like URSA 4.6K Pro. However with the new rendering engine in DaVinci Resolve 17.3, showing speed improvements up to 3x when working in 4K and 8K resolutions, the new lower price will make high-resolution workflows more accessible.
Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K is available immediately from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide for US$5,995.
The URSA Mini Pro 12K has a 12,288 x 6480 12K Super 35 image sensor with 14 stops of dynamic range with a native ISO of 800. The 80MP image sensor works with new colour science and records Blackmagic RAW files. Customers can shoot at 60 fps in 12K, 120 fps in 8K and up to 240 fps in 4K Super 16. URSA Mini Pro 12K features an interchangeable PL mount, as well as built-in ND filters, dual CFast and UHS-II SD card recorders, a SuperSpeed USB-C expansion port and more.
URSA Mini Pro 12K’s resolution goes well beyond traditional motion picture film. Customers get the benefits of shooting with film including detail, wide dynamic range and rich, deep colour. It is suitable for feature films, episodic television and immersive, large-format IMAX.
The Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K features a new sensor with a native resolution of 12,288 x 6480, which is 80 megapixels per frame. The Super 35 sensor has 14 stops of dynamic range and a native ISO of 800. The new 12K sensor has equal amounts of red, green and blue pixels and is optimised for images at multiple resolutions. Customers can shoot 12K at 60 fps or use in-sensor scaling to allow 8K or 4K RAW at up to 120 fps without cropping or changing their field of view.
The URSA Mini Pro 12K sensor and Blackmagic RAW were designed together to make 12-bit RAW workflows in 12K effortless. As an efficient next-generation codec Blackmagic RAW lets you shoot 12K and edit on a laptop, a capability that simply isn’t possible with other codecs. The massive resolution of the sensor means you can reframe shots in post for delivery in 8K and 4K. The advanced design of the sensor and Blackmagic RAW means that customers can work in any resolution in post-production instantly, without rendering, while retaining the full sensor’s colour accuracy.
Customers can record RAW to two cards simultaneously so they can shoot 12K or 8K to either CFast or UHS-II cards, even at high frame rates. Blackmagic RAW stores camera metadata, lens data, white balance, digital slate information and custom LUTs to ensure consistency of image on set and through post-production.
Blackmagic RAW is designed to accelerate 12K for post-production, making it as easy to work with as standard HD or Ultra HD files. It is highly optimised, multi‑threaded, works across multiple CPU cores and is also GPU accelerated to work with Apple Metal, CUDA and OpenCL.
Blackmagic Generation 5 Color Science features a new film curve designed to make full use of the massive amount of colour data from the new URSA Mini Pro 12K sensor. Generation 5 Color Science informs complex Blackmagic RAW image processing, with colour and dynamic range data from the sensor preserved via metadata for use in post-production.
URSA Mini Pro 12K is multiple cameras in one, shooting standard resolutions and frame rates in 4K, 8K and even insanely detailed 12K. With a massive 80 megapixels per frame at 60 fps in RAW customers can capture perfect stills and motion shots in a single camera at the same time. Customers can shoot up to 60 fps in 12K 12,288 x 6480 17:9. For higher frame rates, customers can shoot 120 fps at 8192 x 4320, 160 fps at 8192 x 3408 and even window the sensor to Super 16 to capture 4K at an incredible 240 fps at 4096 x 2160 DCI. URSA Mini Pro 12K has flexible frame rate and resolution options, and captures with improved motion rendering which means that customers get smoother edges in 8K and 4K even at lower frame rates.
URSA Mini Pro includes a full version of DaVinci Resolve Studio. DaVinci Resolve is used to finish more Hollywood feature films than any other solution, so users will get the best possible post-production tools to edit native video from their camera and retain every bit of quality. Whether users are working on major Hollywood feature films, episodic television, music videos, commercials or even the latest YouTube shoot, DaVinci Resolve Studio claims to give a completely lossless workflow for native editing, colour correction, effects, audio and delivery.
Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design, said: “Since we released Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K last year, we have been working hard to increase the supply of sensors and make improvements in our manufacturing processes to help reduce costs. This new lower price, combined with the incredible 3x faster speed of DaVinci Resolve makes high resolution 4K and 8K workflows more accessible. It’s totally mind-blowing that you can edit high resolution 8K in DaVinci Resolve, on an Apple M1 notebook!”