Blackmagic Design URSA

Blackmagic reveal the URSA 4K camera system

Info - Blackmagic reveal the URSA 4K camera system

This one cought us out of the blue. Yet another camera from Blackmagic Design - the Blackmagic URSA - a upgradable 4K film camera. And I must say - it at least looks gorgeous! Here are the specs: 

  • Large high resolution 4K Super 35 mm sized sensor with superior handing of image detail
  • Professional global shutter for smooth pans and image motion
  • Wide 12 stops of dynamic range allows capture of increased details for feature film look
  • Compatible with extremely high quality PL or EF mount lenses
  • User upgradable design allows customers to upgrade and change the sensor and lens mount
  • Built in dual CFast 2.0 card recorders allow unlimited duration recording in high quality
  • Open file formats compatible with popular NLE software, such as Apple ProRes and compressed CinemaDNG 12 bit RAW. No custom file formats
  • Support for ProRes HQ, ProRes 422, ProRes LT, ProRes Proxy recording at resolutions up to Ultra HD
  • Features all standard connections, including dual XLR mic/line audio inputs with phantom power, 6G-SDI output for monitoring with camera status graphic overlay and separate XLR 4 pin power output for viewfinder power, 6G-SDI monitoring input, headphone jack, LANC remote control and standard 4 pin 12V DC power connection
  • Built in stereo microphones for recording sound
  • 3 separate built in LCD monitors for camera settings and metadata entry. Large 10 inch screen folds out for full resolution HD monitoring with wide viewing angle and high brightness
  • Supports Ultra HD and 1080 HD resolution capture in 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30 up to 60 fps
  • Features liquid cooling system allowing higher frame rates when future sensors support this feature
  • Supports quick release tripod mounts and adding V-Mount and Anton/Bauer mount battery plates
  • Includes full copy of DaVinci Resolve software color grading and editing software

There's also a special HDMI-version of the URSA without the sensor and lens mount, but with a HDMI-in port. So you can utilize all functionalities of the recording deck with practically any camera on the market.

The EF model will retail for $5,995.-

But wouldn't it be nice if all their current offerings -as far as camera's go- will get a nice software update as well? ;-)


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