Blackmagic Design announces new 12K Ursa Mini Pro Camera

Today Blackmagic Design announced a new Ursa Mini Pro Camera capable of shooting up to 12K at 60fps resolution. The 12K Super35 sensor was developed directly by Blackmagic Design. So while many productions may not 'always' require such high resolutions, the new Ursa Mini Pro 12K can switch to lower resolutions using in-sensor scaling due to a symmetrical sensor design. The camera body itself has not changed (much) and all previous accessories designed for Ursa Mini Pro cameras should work such as any rigs, Ursa EVF, etc.

But one accessory i'm really glad to see them figure out is the new SSD Adapter. I admit there was some controversy around the one they made for the 4.6K camera, when I returned mine and went with an aftermarket solution. The problem was that their SSD recorder for the 4.6K used the SDI outputs to record. But because I use the SDI outputs on my ATEM switcher, this option didn't work for me. Instead I used an SSD adapter that connected to the CFAST ports, and left my SDI outputs free for me to use.

Blackmagicdesign's new SSD Adapter fixes this problem now by connecting to the (newly relocated) Type-C USB port. The adapter is powered through the camera, and the data is recorded through the Type-C leaving your SDI ports free to use. Finally!

Product Description:
Featuring a revolutionary 12K Super 35mm 80 megapixel sensor with Generation 5 Color Science and 14 stops of dynamic range, URSA Mini Pro 12K is designed for high end feature film production.

Storage Features
Storage Type
2 x CFast 2.0
2 x SD UHS-II cards
1 x high speed USB-C expansion port for external media.

Storage Rates
Storage rates based on 24 frames per second.

12K - 12,288 x 6480
Blackmagic RAW 5:1 - 578 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 8:1 - 361 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 12:1 - 241 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 18:1 - 160 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW Q0 - 241 to 578 MB/s 1
Blackmagic RAW Q1 - 144 to 361 MB/s 2
Blackmagic RAW Q3 - 96 to 241 MB/s 3
Blackmagic RAW Q5 - 72 to 180 MB/s 4

8K - 8192 x 4320
Blackmagic RAW 5:1 - 258 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 8:1 - 161 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 12:1 - 107 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 18:1 - 72 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW Q0 - 107 to 258 MB/s 1
Blackmagic RAW Q1 - 64 to 161 MB/s 2
Blackmagic RAW Q3 - 43 to 107 MB/s 3
Blackmagic RAW Q5 - 32 to 81 MB/s 4

6K - 6144 x 3240
Blackmagic RAW 5:1 - 145 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 8:1 - 91 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 12:1 - 61 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 18:1 - 40 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW Q0 - 61 to 145 MB/s 1
Blackmagic RAW Q1 - 36 to 91 MB/s 2
Blackmagic RAW Q3 - 24 to 61 MB/s 3
Blackmagic RAW Q5 - 18 to 45 MB/s 4

4K - 4096 x 2160
Blackmagic RAW 5:1 - 65 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 8:1 - 41 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 12:1 - 27 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 18:1 - 18 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW Q0 - 27 to 65 MB/s 1
Blackmagic RAW Q1 - 16 to 41 MB/s 2
Blackmagic RAW Q3 - 11 to 27 MB/s 3
Blackmagic RAW Q5 - 8 to 20 MB/s 4

Recording Formats
Blackmagic RAW Q0, Q1, Q3, Q5, 5:1, 8:1, 12:1 and 18:1 at 12,288 x 6480, 11,520 x 6480, 12,288 x 5112, 7680 x 6408, 8192 x 4320, 7680 x 4320, 8192 x 3408, 5120 x 4272, 6144 x 3240, 4096 x 2160, 3840 x 2160, 4096 x 1704 and 2560 x 2136 stored as 12 bit non-linear with film, extended video, video or custom 3D LUT embedded in metadata.

Ursa Mini Pro 12K will be Available for Pre-Order via B&H (here)

Learn More BlackMagicdesign Ursa Mini Pro 12K Camera

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