A World of New Product Announcements from Blackmagic Design Including a new URSA Cine 12K Large Format Camera

by | Apr 12, 2024 | News | 0 comments

To be honest, we were afraid there would be a dearth of exciting new releases at this year’s NAB, but Blackmagic Design has already proved us wrong with a massive new product announcement delivered via a 2+ hour long webcast this morning by CEO Grant Petty.  He introduced lots of new hardware and software for both cinema and broadcast including the new URSA Cine 12K LF camera with a redesigned 12k sensor claiming 16 stops of dynamic range and a symmetrical RGBW sensor design for better scaling without aliasing.  It has built-in wireless abilities and an additional touch screen monitor on what was formerly called the “dumb side” with lots of control and focus assist features for the AC. It records onto a new 8TB SSD known as “Media Modules” and there is a new dock for ingest and back up, (with 16TB coming in the future), and will have interchangeable PL, LPL and EF lens mounts.  The camera will be available soon at an MSRP of $14,995. Grant also teases an upcoming 17K URSA and there is a new 6K Cinema box camera of interest along with much, much more.

He also delved into DaVinci Resolve 19 and the many new AI-focused features for tracking, audio editing, replays, and Fusion effects, alongside an updated Blackmagic Cloud ecosystem.  In addition, there are many new products built around the SMPTE 2110 standard for IP workflows in studio and field work. The new ATEM 1 and 2 M/E Constellation 4K simplifies 4K switching and launches alongside an affordable ATEM Micro Panel, while upgraded SFP Fiber connections have been added to a host of converters for higher end data demands. There are also improvements to their many Video Assist monitors while at the same time lower prices.  Really, too much to report in this brief.

You can view the whole 2+ hour webcast for yourself and see a breakdown with separate pages for details on each new product here: https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/

Or catch our DCS streaming interviews from NAB; (Blackmagic is first up on our schedule and the coverage should be online by midday Sunday,) here: https://dcsonline.org/dcs-coverage-of-nab-2024/

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