Blackmagic Design’s CEO Grant Petty introduced the very ENG / Broadcast like URSA MINI Pro camera. Of course it can be configured to suit other shooting needs with PL, Nikon and EF interchangeable mounts, but as soon as the camera was on the desk stripped back, as a former ENG shooter it was obvious to me the camera had borrowed from the news environment cameras.
It takes a B4 mount, so a perfect set up for shooting ENG style, or observational documentaries.
Here are some grabs from the webcast introducing the URSA MINI Pro camera.
Grab the full spec details of the Blackmagic URSA MINI pro camera HERE.
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 and B4 lenses. URSA Mini Pro records up to 60fps and features dual C-Fast 2.0 recorders as well as dual UHS-II SD 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!
Effective Sensor Size
25.34mm x 14.25mm (Super35)
EF Mount (Interchangable with PL and B4 mount)
Electronic control via EF mount pins or 12-pin broadcast connector for compatible lenses
4608 x 2592, 4608 x 1920 (4.6K 2.40:1), 4096 x 2304 (4K 16:9), 4096 x 2160 (4K DCI), 3840 x 2160 (Ultra HD), 3072 x 2560 (3K Anamorphic), 2048 x 1152 (2K 16:9), 2048×1080 (2K DCI), 1920 x 1080
Maximum sensor frame rate dependent on resolution and codec selected. Project frame rates of 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94 and 60 fps supported. Off-speed frame rates up to 60p in 4.6K, 120p in 2K windowed.
Built in ND Filters
Four position ND filter wheel with clear, 2-stop, 4-stop and 6-stop ND filters.
Focus button turns on peaking, auto focus available using compatible lenses.
Iris wheel and touchscreen slider for manual iris adjustment on electronically controllable lenses, iris button for instant auto iris settings on compatible lenses so no pixel is clipped in film mode. Scene average auto exposure in video mode.
LCD capacitive touchscreen.
Automatically populated lens data from electronic EF, B4 and i/Technology compatible PL lenses. Automatic recording of camera settings and slate data such as project, scene number, take and special notes.
Touchscreen menus on 4” screen. Push buttons for other controls. 2 assignable shortcut keys.
Highly accurate timecode clock. Less than 1 frame drift every 19 hours.