Introducing URSA Mini Pro, a professional digital film camera that combines the incredible image quality of URSA Mini 4.6K with the features and controls of a traditional broadcast camera! You get a massive number of ergonomically designed controls on the side of the camera so you can adjust most settings by feel, and without ever having to take your eyes off the action. URSA Mini Pro also features built in ND filters, a status display and a revolutionary new interchangeable lens mount that lets you change between EF photographic lenses or PL, B4 and F mount lenses. URSA Mini Pro records up to 60fps and features dual CFast 2.0 recorders as well as dual SD/UHS-II Card recorders. 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!
Digital Film Quality for Every Project
URSA Mini Pro is “three cameras in one” because it combines high end digital film quality with the ergonomics and features broadcasters need. It’s 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 features beyond Ultra HD 4.6K resolution plus 15 stops of dynamic range, all with a super wide color gamut and DaVinci color science so you always capture cinematic quality images. The super compact body features broadcast camera ergonomics 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!
Two Incredible Models
Choose URSA Mini or URSA Mini Pro models. The URSA Mini family are powerful and robust cameras that are available in five different versions, so you can choose the camera that best suits your needs. Choose the affordable URSA Mini 4K and URSA Mini 4.6K models with cinema quality, fixed EF or PL lens mounts, and dual CFast card recorders. Or choose the all new, advanced URSA Mini Pro 4.6K that adds built in ND filters, an interchangeable lens mount, dual CFast UHS-II SD card recorders and powerful broadcast features and controls!
Revolutionary URSA Design
URSA Mini Pro is designed to include everything you need in a handheld camera so you can take 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 LCD status display so you can see critical shooting information, and a 4” foldout touch screen for reviewing shots so you don’t have to carry an extra on-set monitor! You get professional connections such as 12G-SDI, XLR audio, a built in high quality microphone and more. The optional electronic viewfinder and shoulder mount kit lets you go from tripod to handheld shooting in seconds, or you can turn URSA Mini Pro into the ultimate live production camera by adding an URSA Studio Viewfinder!
Built in ND Filters
URSA Mini Pro 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 colorimetry and color science of URSA Mini Pro, 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 wave lengths and IR wave lengths evenly to eliminate IR contamination of the images that most 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!
Familiar Broadcast Control
Like the world’s best broadcast cameras, URSA Mini Pro 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.
Compatible with EF, PL, B4 and F mount lenses!
Different projects require different lenses, which is why URSA Mini Pro features a new interchangeable lens mount! Imagine shooting regular work using a photography lens but then being able to change to a PL mount cinema lens if you get a high end film job. URSA Mini Pro makes that easy because you can quickly switch between EF, PL, B4 and F mount lenses, making it compatible with the widest possible range of professional lenses. That means you can work with high quality EF or F mount photographic lenses, large PL cinema lenses, and even B4 broadcast lenses, all with the same camera! URSA Mini Pro comes with an EF mount and you can purchase optional PL, B4 and F mounts separately. With URSA Mini Pro, you get a single camera that works with virtually all professional lenses so you can choose precisely the lens you need!
The status display is a high visibility 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!
Cinematic 4.6K Sensor
When it comes to image quality, URSA Mini Pro operates at a higher resolution and dynamic range that goes 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 DCI 4K! The sensor features a massive 15 stops of dynamic range, making it perfect for high dynamic range (HDR) projects. The 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. You can also choose the lower cost URSA Mini 4K model with 12 stops of dynamic range when you don’t need the performance and are on a tighter budget.
High Frame Rate Recording
URSA Mini Pro can shoot at high frame rates and then play it back at the edit frame rate so you get smooth slow motion video that’s crystal clear. You can set the camera’s default shooting frame rate and also specify an “off speed” frame rate. Switching between them is simply done with the touch of a button on the outside of the camera, making it incredibly fast to switch between standard and high frame rate shooting! URSA Mini Pro can capture full resolution 4.6K recordings at up to 60 frames per second!
Non Stop Recording
URSA Mini Pro features 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 RAW recording, while SD and UHS-II cards are inexpensive and commonly available, making them perfect for recording ProRes Ultra HD files or RAW HD files. 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! URSA Mini Pro can record lossless 12-bit CinemaDNG RAW files for the highest possible quality, or 10-bit ProRes files for easy post production workflows with minimum storage requirements!
Blackmagic URSA Mini SSD Recorder
The optional Blackmagic URSA Mini SSD Recorder lets you record Cinema DNG or ProRes files onto standard 2.5 inch SSD Media with your URSA Mini or URSA Mini Pro camera! That means you can use commonly available and inexpensive high capacity solid state media! Unlike other types of cards, SSD media is super fast so you can record full resolution 4K and 4.6K 12-bit RAW files. Plus, SSD media comes in much larger sizes so you can record longer without having to change cards! The unique design of the Blackmagic URSA Mini SSD Recorder attaches directly to the back of your URSA Mini or URSA Mini Pro between the camera and the battery. It uses 6G-SDI as a data link to the camera so you don’t have to worry about starting or stopping the SSD recorder. Everything is setup and controlled directly from the camera!
Built in Monitoring
The built in 4 inch fold out touchscreen URSA Mini Pro and the 5 inch fold out touchscreen on URSA Mini are super bright, high resolution color displays 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 audio meters! 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!
Bluetooth® Camera Control
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 color 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!
High Resolution Viewfinder
The optional Blackmagic URSA Viewfinder is designed to be the perfect match for URSA Mini Pro and URSA Mini cameras. You get a high resolution 1920 x 1080 color OLED display matched with precision glass optics, adjustable diopter and built in digital focus chart so you get perfect focus every time. To preserve OLED screen life, there’s a built in sensor so the OLED only turns on when you’re looking through the viewfinder. The Blackmagic URSA Viewfinder is adjustable so it can be used on both the left or the right eye. There’s even a built in record light!
Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro features 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 camera is a 12 pin Hirose control connector for broadcast lenses. There’s also a 4 pin XLR DC and an HD-SDI monitoring output that are located in the perfect position for connecting an optional viewfinder or on set monitor. The 12G-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.
URSA Mini Pro has a high quality microphone and professional audio recorder built right in so you don’t have to carry around extra sound equipment! 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 shot gun 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.