DCS Road Test – James Mathers Reports on His Use of the Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K

by | May 24, 2021 | News | 0 comments

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In this video, James Mathers explores the benefits and challenges of acquiring in 12K by sharing his experience testing the URSA Mini Pro 12K during November of 2020. Other production tools utilized in the process include a Fujinon Cabrio 20-120mm zoom and a set of Sigma FF Highspeed Cine Prime lenses. Accessories were provided by Bright Tangerine, camera power by Anton/Bauer, and camera support included OConnor tripods and an EigRig SLIDE-R1 kit for camera moves.  OWC provided key workflow tools including their extremely fast ThunderBlade 8TB SSD and Thunderbolt 3 Pro Dock.

Special thanks to on-camera talent Shellye Broughton and daughter Luna Von Dahlern.  The crew included Cinematographer Cameron Cannon, DIT Christopher Scott Knell, Chief Lighting Technician Ron Sill, and Editor Nelson Torres.  DCS Chief Technology Officer and Cinematographer Conrad Hunziker provided tech support to get the new camera package set up and design the workflow.  The DI on the original test footage was done at Roush Media by Owner and Chief Colorist Keith Roush.

A short interview with Sam Nicholson, ASC about the value of 12K acquisition for virtual production background plates was provided by Jody Eldred.  This 17 minute program was shot entirely on the URSA Mini Pro 12K and was mastered in 4K:

https://vimeo.com/554390273

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