February 15, 2019 at 1:19PM


Sony FS5 or Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro

Trying to decide between the Sony FS5, possibly the URSA Mini Pro, or others for a dedicated video camera. I'm a producer and owner of a production company interested in adding a video camera to my personal set of gear. I currently use a sony A7rii. I'm more of a storyteller than a trained cinematographer. I do a lot of interviews, nonfiction profile pieces, some narrative and commercial work, and I also like to use vintage lenses. Would love to hear your thoughts. Thank you.

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If you plan on keeping your Sony A7RII then I'd say go for the BM Ursa Min Pro 4.6K. You'll get the best of both worlds. You can use the Sony A7RII for low-light and misc b-roll shots and the BM-UMP4.6K when you need better codecs (BRAW, Cinema DNG, Prores 444).

March 3, 2019 at 12:43AM


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