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Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K Digital Cinema Camera (PL-Mount)

code: BMD-CINECAMURSAM46K/PL
  • £3,895.10
  • RRP: £4,329.00
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Features

  • Compact and lightweight digital film camera
  • High performance 4.6K Super 35 sensor with up to 15 stops of dynamic range
  • PL cinema lens mount
  • 12G-SDI
  • 5” fold out monitor
  • Dual CFast recorders
  • Use your existing high definition B4 lenses with URSA Mini PL by using the optional B4 lens mount

Blackmagic BMD-CINECAMURSAM46K/PL ( BMDCINECAMURSAM46KPL, BMD CINECAMURSAM46K PL, BMD/CINECAMURSAM46K/PL, bmd-cinecamursam46k/pl ) URSA Mini 4.6K Digital Cinema Camera (PL-Mount) 

Now in a smaller, more handheld-friendly form factor, the URSA Mini 4.6K Digital Cinema Camera from Blackmagic Design can record cinematic images with its Super-35mm 4.6K, sensor with 15 stops of dynamic range. The ergonomic body design is balanced and can be used for many different styles of filmmaking. The PL-Mount is compatible with a plethora of popular lenses, opening different aesthetic options. A rosette on the side of the camera accepts the included side handle, which can control Start/Stop via a LANC connection.

To produce cinematic images, the URSA Mini can record raw sensor data in the CinemaDNG format onto CFast 2.0 memory cards at up to 60 fps. The raw files preserve the full dynamic range and color tonality output from the sensor, so you can have greater control over the look in post-production. However, data-heavy uncompressed raw files aren't always easy to deal with on set, so in addition to uncompressed raw recording, the 4.6K URSA Mini provides compressed raw recording at 3:1 and 4:1 compression ratios to save space while retaining post-production flexibility.

The URSA Mini also records UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) and 1080p video using ready-to-edit ProRes files in many different flavors within the 444 and 422 chroma subsampling variations, depending on your workflow. Starting at the high end, UHD footage can be recorded in ProRes 444 XQ at a rate of 312.5 MB/s all the way down to 1080p in a ProRes 422 Proxy file coming in at a relatively paltry 5.6 MB/s data rate. Since the camera accepts dual CFast cards, you can record for long periods of time by having the camera switch cards when one is full.

Power for the URSA Mini can be supplied via a 4-pin XLR jack at the rear of the camera. With an optional plate, the URSA will accept professional V-Mount or Gold Mount batteries on the back. Once connected to power, the URSA can even distribute power through a second 4-pin XLR jack.

Compact Handheld Design

Sizing down the familiar URSA shape enables the URSA Mini to fit into feature and indie film, broadcast TV, commercial, documentary, and music video workflows with crews of any size. Using the optional shoulder mount with a built-in quick release plate, the URSA Mini can go from handheld to shoulder to tripod in a matter of seconds. Despite its size, the URSA Mini still fits essential I/O for professional workflows.

The body is made from magnesium alloys to keep the URSA Mini lightweight at 5 lb. To make the camera more acceptable for handheld usage, a side handle is included. With the optional shoulder mount, the handle can be extended off the side of the camera to be used in a doc-style configuration.

4.6K Super-35mm Sensor

With an effective resolution of 4608 x 2592, the sensor housed inside the URSA Mini can capture motion pictures that have greater-than 4k resolution with a film-like 15 stops of dynamic range. A wide exposure latitude allows for greater control in post, enabling highlight recovery while keeping the shadows clean from artifacting.

The URSA Mini can record the entire sensor at up to 60 fps to fit television or other workflows which require higher frame rates. Using a smaller portion of the sensor, the URSA Mini can also record slow-motion footage at up to 120 fps in 1080p resolution. When recording high frame rates, the URSA Mini will conform captured footage to the set standard frame rate, resulting in smooth footage that doesn't require post-processing before editing.

Touchscreen Control

In addition to more traditional button-driven menus, the URSA Mini features a foldout 5-inch, 1920 x 1080 resolution capacitive touchscreen LCD monitor. Using the easily navigable touchscreen menu, you can see and change all camera settings, view timecode, histograms, audio levels, and focus peaking, as well as add shot metadata with an on-screen keyboard.

Professional Connections

The URSA Mini features multiple connections such as 12G-SDI out, HD-SDI monitoring out, two LANC inputs, balanced XLR audio with phantom power, timecode-in, and reference input. On the front right side of the camera, the 4-pin XLR DC and HD-SDI monitoring output are located in the perfect position for connecting to an optional viewfinder or on set monitor. The 12G-SDI output handles up to 2160p60 using a single BNC cable, and switches to 6G-SDI or HD-SDI depending on the shooting format.

Quality Sound Recording

With high-quality built-in microphones and professional audio recording features, you don't have to carry around extra sound equipment. You can use the built-in stereo microphone to record natural location sound or connect professional microphones using the two XLR mic inputs. The XLR connections have 48V of switchable phantom power, so you can plug shotgun or wireless lavalier mics for capturing more detail. You can quickly adjust levels using the physical knobs, while monitoring the audio using the onscreen audio meters and headphones.

Multiple Power Options

On its own, the URSA Mini includes a 4-pin XLR industry standard power connector that works with 12 to 30V external power supplies. That means it's easy to use the camera with existing professional power supplies and batteries. The camera uses the same battery power connector and mounting points on the rear of the camera as used on the original URSA, so you can use the same range of battery plates from a wide range of manufacturers such as IDX, Frezzi, Anton Bauer, and more. You can also add the optional Blackmagic URSA V-Lock Battery Plate for using popular V-Mount batteries.

DaVinci Resolve Software Included

 

Included with the camera is a DaVinci Resolve USB dongle, which contains a license to unlock the full feature-set within the software. The full version of DaVinci Resolve is compatible with Mac and Windows, and can be used for editing, color grading, media management, mastering, and delivery. DaVinci Resolve can easily handle the 12-bit log RAW images from URSA Mini so you can take advantage of the URSA Mini's amazing image quality and wide dynamic range. DaVinci Resolve features advanced, multi-layer timeline editing with powerful trimming tools, along with the industry's leading suite of creative grading tools

  • Sensor Size: 25.34mm x 14.25mm (Super35)
  • Shooting Resolutions: 4608 x 2592, 4096 x 2304 (4K 16:9), 4608 x 1920 (4K 2.4:1), 3840 x 2160 (Ultra HD), 3072 x 2560 (3K Anamorphic), 2048 x 1152 (2K 16:9), 1920 x 1080
  • Frame Rates: 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.
  • Dynamic Range: 15 stops
  • Focus: Manual
  • Iris Control: Manual
  • Lens Mount: PL
  • Screen Dimensions: 1 x 5” - 1920 x 1080
  • Screen Type: LCD capacitive touchscreen
  • Metadata Support: Automatic camera data and user data such as shot number, filenames, keywords.
  • Controls: Touchscreen menus on 5” screen. Push buttons for other controls. 2 assignable shortcut keys.
  • Microphone: 2 x built in cardioid microphones for stereo recording with -10dB pad and low cut filter.
  • Speaker: 1 x mono speaker, enabled in playback mode when headphones are not used.
  • Mounting Options: Integrated rod mounts compatible with 15mm Light Weight Support standard

 

Standards

  • SDI Compliance: SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 424 Level B, Draft SMPTE 2081-1, Draft SMPTE 2082-1
  • SDI Audio Sampling: 48 kHz and 24 bit

Software

  • Included: DaVinci Resolve grading software including Resolve USB dongle for Mac OS X and Windows. Blackmagic Media Express software. Blackmagic Disk Speed Test. Blackmagic Camera Setup.
  • Operating system : Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite or later
  • Windows 7 64-bit or Windows 8 64-bit

Power Requirements

  • External Input: 1 x 4-pin XLR port for external power or battery use.1 x 12-pin molex connector on rear battery plate. Custom V-mount battery plate with D-tap +12V regulated output from camera.
  • External Output: 1 x 12V output using 4-pin XLR for powering external accessories such as EVF. 1 x 12V regulated output from rear molex 12-way connector.
  • Power: Rear camera mount compatible with industry standard V-mount or Gold Mount battery plates.

Accessories

  • Optional: URSA Mini Shoulder Kit including top handles and extender arm for hand grip, VLock Battery Plate

Dimensions

  • WxDxH: 193.4 x 222.1 x 146.8mm
  • Weight: 2.51kg

Enviromental

  • Operating Temperature: 0° to 40° C (32° to 104° F)
  • Storage Temperature: -20° to 45° C (-4° to 113° F)
  • Relative Humidity: 0% to 90% non-condensing

 Connections

  • SDI Video Input / Output: 1 x 12G-SDI BNC 10-bit 4:2:2
  • Ref / Timecode Input: 1 x BNC reference or timecode input with automatic detection
  • Analog Audio Input: 2 x XLR analog switchable between mic and line levels. Phantom power support.
  • SDI Audio Output: 2 channel
  • Headphones: 3.5mm stereo headphone jack
  • Remote Control: 2 x 2.5mm LANC input for Rec Start/Stop, plus Iris and Focus control using compatible lenses.
  • Computer Interface: USB 2.0 Mini-B port for software updates.
  • Lens Connector: Hirose 12 Pin

Technology Guides

  • Blackmagic Design Camera Comparison

 

In The Box

  • Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K PL
  • Turret Dust Cap
  • Side Hand Grip
  • LANC Cable
  • Power supply
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