Blackmagic URSA 1080p Viewfinder Starts Shipping, DaVinci Resolve 12 Beta 3 is Out
While it may not be getting out in huge numbers, the 1920 x 1080 OLED Blackmagic URSA viewfinder has apparently started shipping.
The $1,500 viewfinder (which also works on the URSA Mini), is a first of its kind from Blackmagic, and it's likely going to be one of the more essential add-ons for the Mini. That camera has not started shipping in any significant numbers yet -- though when we talked with CEO Grant Petty this year at NAB it was clear that this roll-out was going to be very similar to their other cameras, where a handful are released at first and then a few months later you start to see them in greater numbers. I would expect there to be many more shipping by this fall.
The newest firmware from Blackmagic adds support for this viewfinder. In addition, there are a few other URSA updates in the 2.6 camera firmware:
Blackmagic URSA Viewfinder
- Support for the new URSA Viewfinder
- Adds support for the URSA Viewfinder
- Add option to display timecode input by tapping on the timecode display
- Performance enhancements and improvements
And here is some of what's new in DaVinci Resolve 12 Beta 3 (for both Studio and regular versions):
- Empty track deletion
- Timeline proxy mode
- Improved H.264 performance
- General performance enhancements
You can find links to both of these updates on their Support page.