Blackmagic Is About to Announce a 4.6K URSA Mini with 15 Stops of Dynamic Range
It wouldn't be the Sunday night before NAB if there weren't leaked pictures of insane new Blackmagic cinema cameras floating about.
In a few tweets from Matthew Allard, we get a sneak peak of what's going to be officially announced by Blackmagic tomorrow. And as seems to be a recurring trend, it looks like they're going to steal the show again.
New light weight URSA pic.twitter.com/k1diZ2z4IA— Matthew Allard ACS (@mattallardACS) April 12, 2015
New Blackmagic camera is obviously on it's way. pic.twitter.com/0Xw0bDM077— Matthew Allard ACS (@mattallardACS) April 12, 2015
While the first picture definitely alludes to an URSA Mini with higher than 4K resolution and 15 stops of dynamic range, which is absolutely awesome, the second is a bit more cryptic. It could very well be a completely re-designed Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, or a brand new addition to their lineup entirely. If I had to guess, I'd say that it looks like it's designed to be mounted to a drone or UAV. There was also chat on Twitter that it could be a replacement sensor module for the original URSA, but the HDMI outputs on the side of it make me think that it's definitely a self-contained camera or a camera head of some sort.
Either way, we're going to find out more tomorrow as NAB officially opens for another exciting year.