At the start of NAB 2024 this year, Blackmagic Design pretty much stole the show from the jump as they announced a whole host of new cameras and technologies on the day before the conference was scheduled to begin.

And while, of course, there was plenty of other exciting news and cool film and video tech innovations to be found on the conference floors in Las Vegas, it was certainly hard for any other brands to catch up to Blackmagic Design’s front-loaded media blitz, most notably led by their announcement of the new Blackmagic URSA Cine 12K.

Still, with Blackmagic’s newest top-of-the-line cinema camera option just recently announced, we were happy to get an in-person demo of the new camera, which we’ll undoubtedly explore much more as makes its way to more reviewers, shooters, and many interested filmmakers.

The Blackmagic URSA Cine 12K at NAB

Described by Blackmagic CEO Grant Petty as his “dream high-end cinema camera,” the Blackmagic URSA Cine 12K is a huge step forward for the Blackmagic brand, and might very well end up being one of the most popular cameras of the year.

With a 12K full-frame 36 x 24mm sensor capable of 16 stops of dynamic range, as well as the ability to capture Blackmagic raw at up to 12K 3:2 open gate, the URSA Cine 12K is a sight to behold, and an awesome camera worth exploring as more info and reviews are set to come out.

Here’s our chat with the Blackmagic team showing off the URSA Cine 12K at NAB:

The Blackmagic URSA Cine 12K

  • Large Format Full-Frame 12K Sensor
  • 16 Stops of Dynamic Range
  • Blackmagic Raw up to 12K 3:2 Open Gate
  • Includes EVF Top Handle Kit
  • Stream via RTMP/SRT via Wi-Fi/RJ45/USB-C
  • Built-In Clear, 2/4/6-Stop IRND Filters
  • Built-In Folding 5" 1500 cd/m² Monitor
  • 12G-SDI Output, USB-C Expansion Ports
  • Timecode/REF, LEMO/Fischer Control Ports
  • 2 x Balanced 3-Pin XLR Audio Inputs

Blackmagic Design URSA Cine 12K Camera (PL Mount)

Capture the heart of your story with a true cinematic look and feel using the redesigned URSA Cine 12K Camera from Blackmagic Design. The new URSA Cine 12K sports a gorgeous new cinematic 12K full-frame 36 x 24mm sensor with an advertised 12 stops of dynamic range and Blackmagic raw capture up to 12K 3:2 open gate.


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