This is the "problem" with shooting RAW - in this example REDCODE (but also with BMD CinemaDNG and so on) is that the information is not processed in-camera. So if you want to shoot at a lower resolution then the max, and still use the full sensor, you either need to capture full resolution of the sensor in RAW or have it process to a compressed format (like ProRes). But internal processing will require a lot of power compared to RAW. So the processing of compressed formats (like ProRes) will always be in smaller resolutions and/or frame rates, than the RAW capabilites:-)
The Ursa Mini is suppose to be for the single shooter. And for this to be realistic, we need a better layout on the camera. Better ergonomics (not just the placement of the camera, but in general the operation of the camera).
There indeed is some problems with the BMCC and what appeares to be a Fixed Pattern Noise. But it is only in extreme conditions. I have experience this my self.
But I have only seen it when i shot ISO 1600 (Always shoot iso 800!) and pushed it 2 stops or more in post because lack of light. This is to be expected when there isn't enough light.
The BMPC4K had a much worse problem from the sensor design. This was not helped by the fact that it only had ISO 400 and needed super much light.
It's a built-in feature in the viewfinder. It will show a static image so that you can adjust the diopter to the setting where it is sharpest to your eye. That way you know if the diopter isn't in focus and that it's not the camera+lens that is not in focus.
Hope you understand :-)
The pattern is also present on the BMCC 2.5K version. But it's not the same pattern as the BMPC4K had. But there is a pattern. But this problem is expected to happen when you lift information there isn't there.
I still don't think Blackmagic Design has tought the ergonomics totally through.
Why is the Lanc handle not better design as to the buttons. We want a faster way of controlling the settings.
They have annonced the B4 version, but if we should use this camera as an ENG, we need better controls over the audio and powerbutton.
I have been in love with this "concept" of a camera since the announcement of the Ursa Mini. But I am more and more beginning to feel like it's another BMCC. And by that i mean, a great image.. but the ergonomics are not tought through.