The Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro is a professional broadcast camera with a 4.6K sensor. With a number of new controls and a built-in ND filter, the URSA Mini Pro builds on the successes of the URSA Mini and adds sought-after functionality such as: interchangeable mounts, 3 more stops of dynamic range, and high frame rate recording.
4.6K Sensor. The camera’s 4.6K image sensor captures up to 4608x2592 pixels with 15 stops of dynamic range. That’s three more stops than the URSA Mini 4K. Like the URSA Mini before it, the Pro 4.6K’s color gamut is super wide and uses DaVinci color science (third generation).
Built-in ND Filter. The neutral density (ND) filters of the URSA Mini Pro are true optical filters with a precision mechanism that quickly moves into place when the ND filter dial is turned — the 2, 4, and 6 stop filters can be displayed as either an ND number, stop reduction or fraction on the LCD.
Interchangeable Lens Mount. The URSA Mini Pro comes standard with a Canon EF lens mount, but has optional mounts for PL and B4 lenses for a moderate price.
Professional Recording. URSA Mini Pro records up to 60fps and features dual C-Fast 2.0 recorders as well as dual UHS-II SD Card recorders.
LCD Monitor. Microphone. The LCD capacitive touchscreen monitor on the URSA Mini Pro 4.6K is 4″ and folds out. Its backlighting can be turned on or off and 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. There are 12G-SDI and XLR audio connections on the camera, but it has a built-in microphone as well.
External Controls. External, tactile controls mean that essential functionality isn’t hidden in menus that have to be navigated to on the LCD. Video capture isn’t impeded and controls can be reached easily even when shooting with a shoulder-mount.
Built Tough. Built Light. The camera’s body is made from a stalwart magnesium alloy, making it tough. However, this lightweight camera is only 5.10lbs!
Non Stop Recording. URSA Mini Pro features both dual C-Fast 2.0 recorders and dual UHS-II SD card recorders so you can choose the media that works best for you. C-Fast 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!
Advanced URSA Mini Software. All URSA Mini cameras feature a new user interface that revolutionizes the way you work! The advanced camera operating software lets you use simple tap and swipe gestures to control all features, setup, the digital slate and more. You get powerful and super fast software with a unique heads up display that puts commonly used functions at your fingertips. Simply touch an on screen icon to make changes for things such as audio levels, white balance, shutter angle and more! You’ll instantly see sliders and controls for making adjustments without ever having to navigate through any menus! The new digital “slate” makes entering metadata faster than ever before with a built in dictionary, predictive entry and on screen keyboard. Using a professional digital film camera has never been faster!
Highly Customizable. Blackmagic URSA Mini cameras are completely customizable so you can create a rig that’s built specifically for your production! You can add accessories like the Blackmagic URSA Viewfinder, URSA Studio Viewfinder and Blackmagic URSA Mini Shoulder Kit, or choose from hundreds of third party accessories. URSA Mini and URSA Mini Pro have 9 standard ¼” threaded mounting points on the top and bottom of the camera so you can mount it directly to a tripod as well as add accessories such as rails, sliders, matte boxes, microphones, ring lights, batteries and more. Whether you’re building a feature film rig or outfitting the camera for an ENG style shoot, URSA Mini has all of the mount points and connections you need!
Professional Connections. 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.
Advanced 12G-SDI. 12G-SDI is an incredible 8 times faster than regular HD-SDI which makes it fast enough for Ultra HD video at up to 60 frames per second, all over a single regular SDI cable! The high quality BNC connections are multi rate so it can automatically switch and work with 6G-SDI, 3G-SDI, and regular HD-SDI equipment. That means URSA Mini Pro and URSA Mini are compatible with all of your existing HD and Ultra HD equipment so you can plug it into things like ATEM live production switchers, on-set monitors, decks and more!
Professional Audio. 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.
Digital Slate. The built in touchscreen makes it astonishingly simple to set up and enter metadata for tagging clips. Metadata is saved directly in the video files so you don’t have to worry about managing extra sidecar files. You can import the files directly into software like DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro and Avid Media Composer then use the metadata to sort, search and find the clips you need so you can spend more time on creative editing and less time managing mountains of media!
Flexible Power. URSA Mini Pro and URSA Mini cameras include a 4-pin XLR industry standard power connector that works with 12V to 30V external power supplies. That means it’s easy to use the camera with all of your existing power supplies and batteries! All URSA cameras use the same battery power connector and mounting points on the rear of the camera so you can use a wide range of battery plates from manufacturers such as IDX, Frezzi, Anton Bauer and more. You can also add the optional Blackmagic URSA VLock Battery Plate for using popular V-Mount batteries.
Includes DaVinci Resolve. All URSA cameras include a full version of DaVinci Resolve Studio. DaVinci Resolve Studio is editing and color correction software that features an advanced, multi layer timeline with powerful editing and trimming tools, along with Hollywood’s most advanced creative color correction and creative grading tools! With URSA Mini Pro and DaVinci Resolve, you get a complete post production solution so you’ll be able to shoot amazing images with incredible fidelity, color and dynamic range while retaining every bit of quality. Whether you’re working on a major feature film or a YouTube video, DaVinci Resolve Studio gives you a completely lossless workflow for native editing, color correction and delivery, so your video always looks as good as possible!