Well, it’s a big day for Blackmagic Design fans. Not only do we get the news that the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K is finally getting Blackmagic RAW, but we also - you know - get an entirely new camera to faun over several weeks before the big headlines of NAB.
Blackmagic has officially unveiled its new URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2, the second-generation for its popular URSA Mini Pro featuring fully redesigned electronics, a new Super 35mm 4.6k image sensor (with 15 stops of dynamic range), and support to shoot up to 300fps. Wow.
Let’s take a look at this new URSA Mini Pro G2 and all its bells and whistles below.
The Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2When the original Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro was released, we were fans. It was a solid update from the URSA as well as a great A-cam, B-cam partner with the highly affordable BMPCC 4K as well. Yet, it looks like BMD has outdone itself with this new G2 which includes better electronics, a better sensor, higher frame rates and support for Blackmagic RAW.
“The original URSA Mini Pro has been an extremely successful and very popular camera. Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 is exciting because it gives customers second generation electronics and an even higher performance image sensor so they can shoot at extremely high frame rates for crystal clear slow motion images. URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 is powerful enough to be used on high end feature films and television shows, versatile enough to be used for broadcast news and live multi camera event production, and affordable enough for indie filmmakers and even students! It’s like getting 3 cameras in one!” - Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design
The new Super 35mm 4.6K image sensor captures up to 4608 x 2592 pixels with 15 stops of latitude at up to 3200 ISO and can record 4.6K images at up to 120fps (windowed 4K DCI at up to 150fps and windowed 1080HD at up to 300fps).
The G2 also sees the addition of a new USB-C expansion port for recording directly to external disks as well as next-gen BMD Generation 4 Color Science.
Full details and pricing included below.
Digital film camera with 15 stops of dynamic range.
Super 35mm 4.6K sensor with Blackmagic Design Generation 4 Color Science.
Supports project frame rates up to 60 fps and off-speed slow motion recording up to 120 fps in 4.6K, 150 fps in 4K DCI and 300 fps in HD Blackmagic RAW.
Interchangeable lens mount with EF mount included as standard. Optional PL, B4 and F lens mounts available separately.
High quality 2, 4 and 6 stop neutral density (ND) filters with IR compensation designed to specifically match the colorimetry and color science of Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2.
Fully redundant controls including external controls which allow direct access to the most important camera settings such as external power switch, ND filter wheel, ISO, shutter, white balance, record button, audio gain controls, lens and transport control, high frame rate button and more.
Built in dual C-Fast 2.0 recorders and dual SD/UHS-II card recorders allow unlimited duration recording in high quality.
High speed USB-C expansion port for recording directly to an external SSD or flash disk.
Lightweight and durable magnesium alloy body.
LCD status display for quickly checking timecode, shutter and lens settings, battery, recording status, and audio levels.
Support for Blackmagic RAW files in Constant Bitrate 3:1, 5:1, 8:1 and 12:1 or Constant Quality Q0 and Q5 as well as ProRes 4444 XQ, ProRes 4444, ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 422, ProRes 422 LT, ProRes 422 Proxy recording at 4.6K, 4K, Ultra HD and HD resolutions.
Supports recording of up to 300 frames per second in HD, 150 frames per second in 4K DCI, and 120 frames per second at full frame 4.6K.
Features all standard connections, including dual XLR mic/line audio inputs with phantom power, 12G-SDI output for monitoring with camera status graphic overlay and separate XLR 4 pin power output for viewfinder power, headphone jack, LANC remote control and standard 4 pin 12V DC power connection.
Built in high quality stereo microphones for recording sound.
4 inch foldout touchscreen for on-set monitoring and menu settings.
Includes full copy of DaVinci Resolve software color grading and editing software.