Blackmagic Design Introduces URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 Digital Cinema Camera

by | Apr 2, 2019 | News | 0 comments

Ursa mini pro 4.6k g2X600Featuring upgraded electronics and recording capabilities, Blackmagic Design’s URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 Digital Cinema Camera brings expanded control and functionality. The G2 introduces an updated Super 35 4.6K sensor featuring 15 stops of dynamic range at 3200 ISO, high frame rate recording up to 300 fps, and additional recording functionality.  The addition of external camera controls allow menus to be accessed to change exposure settings, activate slow/fast motion, or engage focus assist or other functions. The exterior of the camera also gains a monochrome LCD panel which displays essential shooting data, and a four position built-in ND filter wheel with up to six stops of neutral density.

Behind the display are two SD card slots beside the CFast 2.0 slots to enable more affordable media to be used for less intensive recording formats. The G2 also has a USB-C expansion port to record directly to external drives. The default electronic EF lens mount is user-interchangeable and adjustable to ensure proper flange focal distance.  The G2 can now capture Blackmagic RAW footage in film and extended modes and also has the ability to capture 4.6K footage at 120 fps, 4K DCI at 150 fps, or even 1080p footage at 300 fps.

Like the URSA Mini, the URSA Mini Pro G2 can record high-resolution raw sensor data in CinemaDNG format onto CFast 2.0 or SD memory cards at up to 60 fps.  This preserves the full dynamic range and color tonality output from the sensor for greater control over the look in post-production. For less data intensive needs, compressed raw recording is also available with 3:1 and 4:1 compression ratios to save space while retaining post-production flexibility.  The URSA Mini Pro G2 also offers standard Apple ProRes files in many different quality levels within the 444 and 422 chroma subsampling variations. The 4.6K, 4K, 3K, 2K, and HD recording resolutions can be captured as ProRes files either using the “Film” dynamic range for a flatter image for grading in post-production, or “Video” dynamic range for a finished look right out of the camera. ProRes can be recorded to either CFast 2.0 or UHS-II SD cards.  The form factor of the original URSA Mini has been adhered to so accessories from Blackmagic and third parties are all still compatible.  Available for preorder at $5,995.00….Delivery Date: TBD.


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