Da Vinci Resolve Lite 12 (free) is the best choice not only for starters (available in July). Blackmagic free software solutions (Da Vinci Lite 12 and Fusion Lite 8) are the best choices at 2015. Of course other softwares are more powerful (like Media Composer or Nuke) but if you are not shoting over UHD, nothing is more interesting than those two. In fact im leaving my monthly rent of Adobe Creative Cloud for them. I'm only going to miss After Effects for simple and fast motion graphics.
This is a bet, nothing for sure.
Mini 4K version is the same sensor of URSA 4K (v1). 4.6k (v2) is the same on Mini as the URSA. That sensor can grab 120 fps (rolling shutter) and 60 fps (global shutter), the half on the Mini model (so I guess sooner or later the Mini will be able to that frame rate too, but only if the URSA can upgrade to a better one, like the v1 upgraded to 80fps). Full HD 160 fps seems the same on the Mini version than the URSA, but with full sensor maybe 120 (rolling shutter) 60 (global shutter). Anyway, BMD doesn't usually release a "full" software on their cameras at the beggining, for example, RAW recording wasn't available when the 2.5K, pocket or 4K were released and they implemented by an update months later.
About the other modes on the 4.6k version. I guess up to 60p global shutter. With rolling shutter I guess between 60-120 fps (less would be no sense I think).
I love anamorphic. I know I can shoot in anamorphic mode with MINI but is not the same. Do I have a chance to shoot with Canon's Cinema Lenses with 1.33x? Depends on your answer if I click the pre-order button or not XD
-No interchangeable mount. What a pity. We all cannot afford PL lenses. We can rent them in high-end projects, but in low projects (news, interviews...), it would be nice to have the EF option. Don't care about upgrading sensor like URSA, just switching the mount. I won't buy it cos of this. Seems meaningless but for me is not.
-Will Blackmagic upgrade to 120fps in one or two years while the URSA will get more? I mean, if mini has the same sensor than URSA, it must be able to record at 120 fps, right? I understand that BMD won't let mini record at the same fps than URSA cos it would be bad to their business, but maybe, just maybe, in one or two years from now, URSA 200 fps and mini 120? Would be awesome.
In the other hand, 15DR, 4,6K, the ergonomics, that beautiful grip, two shutters mode, full hd slowmo,... AMAZING!
About URSA, what a killer upgrade. But I won't buy it cos the same reason of last year: weight. We have equipment to 5kg (camera+accesories). URSA is so damn fat.
Give me a URSA mini 6k raw 120fps global shutter, s35, EF&PL switchable mount, 14