Bluetooth for URSA Mini Pro
When we recently launched
Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro, we kept its Bluetooth feature secret
until now. We have developed a new iPad app that gives you full remote control of the camera settings as well as metadata entry. We are also going to open the
protocol to developers who want to use the API to customize their own control solutions.
With a fully open API and developer support for bluetooth on
URSA Mini Pro, customers can build applications to remotely adjust camera settings, control the built in DaVinci Resolve color corrector, add metadata, sync cameras and much more! The possibilities are endless and we’re excited to
see what you’re going to make with it!
The world’s first digital film camera with professional broadcast camera features and controls.
URSA Mini Pro is a professional digital film camera that combines
incredible 4.6K image quality with the features and controls of a traditional broadcast camera! You get a Super 35mm 4.6K sensor with 15 stops of dynamic range that’s perfect for feature films and can
also be instantly switched to traditional video mode for regular video work. Also included are built in ND filters, user changeable lens mount, plus RAW and ProRes format recording to dual media CFast or SD
URSA Mini Pro is a perfectly balanced, compact body that’s comfortable enough to be used all day!
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!
Pro is designed to include everything you need in a handheld camera so you can take it anywhere. It’s a true professional camera with full redundancy on every control, even the power switch! Plus, the
tactile 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!
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.
he 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!
URSA Mini Pro features powerful tactile control buttons, switches, knobs and dials, giving you direct access to the most important camera settings. The controls are laid out in a
logical order that makes them easy to remember, so you’ll be able to adjust settings, use ND filters, change frame rate and even snap a still photo without having to look at the buttons or take the camera
off of your shoulder. The external controls are so fast to use, you don’t even have to stop shooting! That’s what makes URSA Mini Pro both a powerful broadcast and studio
camera, as well as a digital film camera!
URSA Mini Pro accepts high quality EF 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 and B4 lens 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
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.
URSA Mini Pro designed with Cinematic 4.6K Sensor that 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.
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.
The built in 4” fold out touchscreen URSA Mini Pro and the 5” 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!
|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), 2048x1080 (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
|Total Video Input
||1 x SDI
|Total Video Output
||1 x SDI, 1 x SDI Monitoring.
||1.5G, 3G, 6G, 12G.
|Analog & AES Audio Input
||2 x XLR analog switchable between mic, line and AES audio. Phantom power support.
|Analog Audio Output
||1 x 3.5mm headphone jack, supports iPhone microphone for talkback.
||2 x 2.5mm LANC input for Rec Start/Stop, plus Iris and Focus control using compatible lenses.
||USB Type-C for software updates.
||Integrated stereo microphone.
||1 x mono speaker.
|SD Video Standards
|HD Video Standards
||1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60
|Ultra HD Video Standards
||2160p23.98, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p29.97, 2160p30, 2160p50, 2160p59.94, 2160p60
||SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 424 Level B, SMPTE 2081-1, SMPTE 2082-1
|SDI Audio Sampling
||48 kHz and 24 bit
||2 x CFast for 4.6K RAW and ProRes recording. 2 x SD UHS-II card slots for HD and Ultra HD recording.
Please click here for a summary of compatible media.
||Can format discs to ExFAT (Windows/Mac) or HFS+ (Mac) file systems.
||CinemaDNG RAW, CinemaDNG RAW 3:1, CinemaDNG RAW 4:1, Apple ProRes 4444 XQ QuickTime, ProRes 4444 QuickTime, ProRes 422 HQ QuickTime, ProRes
422 QuickTime, ProRes 422 LT QuickTime and ProRes 422 Proxy QuickTime.
||Via SDI Input from ATEM switcher or Blackmagic 3G‑Arduino Shield.
|Talkback and Tally
|Live Tally Indicator
||Tally on LCD, URSA Viewfinder and URSA Studio Viewfinder.
||SDI Channels 15 and 16.
||2 x CFast 2.0
2 x SD UHS-II cards
||4608 x 2592
CinemaDNG RAW - 513MB/s
CinemaDNG RAW 3:1 - 180 MB/s
CinemaDNG RAW 4:1 - 135 MB/s
3840 x 2160
Apple ProRes 444
XQ - 250 MB/s
Apple ProRes 444 - 165 MB/s
Apple ProRes 422 HQ - 110 MB/s
Apple ProRes 422 - 73.6 MB/s
Apple ProRes 422 LT - 51 MB/s
Apple ProRes Proxy - 22.4 MB/s
1920 x 1080
Apple ProRes 444 XQ - 62.5 MB/s
Apple ProRes 444 - 41.25 MB/s
Apple ProRes 422 HQ - 27.5 MB/s
Apple ProRes 422 - 18.4 MB/s
Apple ProRes 422 LT - 12.75 MB/s
ProRes Proxy - 5.6 MB/s
Storage rates based on 30 frames per second.
||Lossless CinemaDNG RAW, RAW 3:1 and RAW 4:1 with film dynamic range at 4608 x 2592, 4608 x 1920, 4096 x 2304, 4096 x 2160, 3072 x 2560, 2048 x 1152, 2048 x 1080
and 1920 x 1080. Apple ProRes 4608 x 2592, 4608 x 1920, 4096 x 2304, 4096 x 2160, 3072 x 2560, 2048 x 1152, 2048 x 1080 and 1920 x 1080 with either film or video dynamic range.
||URSA Mini Operating System.
DaVinci Resolve Studio grading software including Resolve USB dongle for Mac OS X and Windows.
Blackmagic Camera Setup.
Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan,
macOS 10.12 Sierra or later.
Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.
||1 x External 12V power supply. 12-pin Molex connector on rear battery plate.
|External Power 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.
||Rear camera mount compatible with industry standard V-mount or gold mount battery plates.
||0°to 40°C (32° to 104°F)
||-20°to 45°C (-4° to 113°F)
||0% to 90% non-condensing
||URSA Mini Pro body
Turret dust cap
EF lens mount
Side Handle with LANC Cable and strap
SD card with software and manual
DaVinci Resolve Studio USB dongle