December 15, 2016 at 6:23PM


Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K – The Great Filmmaking Equalizer

Ok so if you follow Indie Film Hustle at all you know that I love Blackmagic products. I shot my first feature (This is Meg) on the BMCC 2.5K and edited/color graded on Davinci Resolve.

Blackmagic is really the best bang for the filmmaker buck. When the Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6k came out I was blown away. I have spoken to many cinematographers that use this gem of a camera as a B or C Camera on an Arri ALEXA set. I’ve color graded both images and in MANY cases you can’t tell the difference. You can see for yourself below.

I’m not saying the Blackmagic Design URSA Mini 4.6k is a better camera than an Arri ALEXA. The Alexa is $45,000- $70,000 camera vs the $5000 Ursa. That being said you get a TON MORE bang for your buck with the URSA.

Check out the shootout with the ALEXA and some reviews:


I like when people are objective... Talk about test and tried and use of the equipment instead of bashing it because of the Name... Blackmagic is going to be a force to be reckoned with in short order.

December 16, 2016 at 8:23PM

Wentworth Kelly
DP/Colorist/Drone Op

Yes. Blackmagic fan here. Love the opportunity to shoot on things like alexas and dragons, but there's something about the feasibility of owning something that can hold it's weight against the 'big boy' rentals.

January 11, 2018 at 3:15PM

Colton Williams
DP / Editor

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