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Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Super 35 4K Camcorder with 12 Stops Dynamic Range - EF Mount (p/n BMD-CINECAMURSAM40K/EF)

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Overview
Blackmagic Camera 4.4 Update
This software update is for all URSA Mini and URSA Mini Pro customers and enables Bluetooth functionality for remote control of URSA Mini Pro using the Blackmagic Camera Control app for iPad, which is available from the iOS App Store. 
Camera 4.4 Update also adds new preset timecode options on URSA Mini Pro cameras as well as compatibility with Canon 18-80mm T4.4 for iris, focus and record trigger, along with improved EF, PL and B4 support, improved digital slate functionality and improved zebra stripe overlays on URSA Mini 4K cameras. 
 
Introducing URSA Mini, a lightweight miniaturized URSA featuring an incredible 4.6K Super 35 image sensor with a massive 15 stops of dynamic range! The super compact and lightweight design is perfectly balanced for handheld use and comfortable enough for all day shooting. That means you get a handheld camera with...
Summary
Camera Type: Large Sensor
CODEC: Apple ProRes 422 / 444, CinemaDNG RAW
Form Factor: Handheld, Shoulder Mount
HDMI Output: No
Lens/Mount: Canon EF
Maximum Video Resolution (recorded): 4000x2160
Recording Media: CFast 2.0
SDI Output: Yes
Sensor Size: S 35mm
Video Resolution: 4K
Weight: 2-5kg
XLR Audio Input: Yes
Included in box
  • 1x Blackmagic URSA Mini 4K EF
  • 1x Turret Dust Cap
  • 1x Side Handle with LANC Cable and strap
  • 1x Power supply
  • 1x SD card with software and manual
  • 1x DaVinci Resolve Studio USB dongle

About the Blackmagic URSA Mini 4K EF

Blackmagic Camera 4.4 Update

This software update is for all URSA Mini and URSA Mini Pro customers and enables Bluetooth functionality for remote control of URSA Mini Pro using the Blackmagic Camera Control app for iPad, which is available from the iOS App Store. 
Camera 4.4 Update also adds new preset timecode options on URSA Mini Pro cameras as well as compatibility with Canon 18-80mm T4.4 for iris, focus and record trigger, along with improved EF, PL and B4 support, improved digital slate functionality and improved zebra stripe overlays on URSA Mini 4K cameras. 

 

Introducing URSA Mini, a lightweight miniaturized URSA featuring an incredible 4.6K Super 35 image sensor with a massive 15 stops of dynamic range! The super compact and lightweight design is perfectly balanced for handheld use and comfortable enough for all day shooting. That means you get a handheld camera with higher resolution and better dynamic range than most Super 35mm film! URSA Mini shoots up to 60 frames per second, has a super bright 5 inch foldout viewfinder, dual RAW and ProRes recorders and more. You can select from four models of URSA Mini with 4.6K or 4K image sensors and either EF or PL lens mounts.

Handheld Digital Film Camera
Blackmagic URSA Mini is designed to be used on feature films, television shows, commercials, indies, documentaries, music videos and more. The stunning quality of its 4.6K sensor with 15 stops of dynamic range lets you capture epic cinematic shots, while its compact size is perfect for solo shoots or smaller crews! You can easily customize URSA Mini with high quality cinema lenses, rails, matte boxes and more. The optional shoulder mount kit features a quick release mounting plate so you can go from handheld to shoulder or tripod in seconds, making it perfect for pickup and run shooting situations. It’s the handheld Super 35mm digital film camera that you can use anywhere and, because it’s an URSA, everything you need is built right in!

Revolutionary URSA Design
URSA Mini features a compact, perfectly balanced body made out of advanced technology magnesium alloys so it’s rugged, lightweight and comfortable enough to be used all day. Like all URSA cameras, it includes everything you need built right in! You get a super bright 5 inch fold out 1080 HD touch screen for on-set monitoring and to change camera settings, professional connectors such as 12G-SDI, a high quality stereo microphones and a side grip with control buttons mounted on a standard rosette. The optional Blackmagic viewfinder and shoulder mount kit allow you to go from tripod to over the shoulder shooting in seconds, so you can keep up with the action!

Advanced URSA Mini Software
URSA Mini features a new user interface that revolutionizes the way you work! You get powerful and super fast software with a unique heads up display that puts commonly used functions at your fingertips. Simply touch an on screen icon to make changes for things such as audio levels, white balance, shutter angle and more! You’ll instantly see sliders and controls for making adjustments without ever having to navigate through any menus! The new digital “slate” makes entering metadata faster than ever before with a built in dictionary, predictive entry and on screen keyboard. Using a professional digital film camera has never been faster!

Highly Customizable
Blackmagic URSA Mini is completely customizable so you can create a rig that’s built specifically for your production! You can add accessories like the Blackmagic URSA Viewfinder and Blackmagic URSA Mini Shoulder Kit, or choose from hundreds of third party accessories. URSA Mini has 9 standard ¼” threaded mounting points on the top and bottom of the camera so you can mount it directly to a tripod as well as add accessories such as rails, sliders, matte boxes, microphones, ring lights, batteries and more. Whether you’re building a feature film rig or outfitting the camera for an ENG style shoot, URSA Mini has all of the mount points and connections you need!

Cinematic 4.6K Sensor
URSA Mini operates at a resolution and dynamic range that goes well beyond traditional motion picture film. You get a 4.6K image sensor that captures up to 4608 x 2592 pixels, that’s bigger than full DCI 4K! The sensor features a rolling shutter up to 60 frames per second with 15 stops of dynamic range. Built in refrigeration cooling ensures maximum dynamic range so you get incredibly clean pictures with amazing detail in both the dark shadows and bright highlight areas of the image. You can also choose a lower cost 4K model of URSA Mini with 12 stops of dynamic range when you don’t need the performance and are on a tighter budget.

High Frame Rate Recording
URSA Mini can shoot at high frame rates and then play it back at the edit frame rate so you get smooth slow motion video. Simply set the sensor frame rate to get different types of slow motion effects. URSA Mini can capture full resolution 4.6K recordings at up to 60 frames per second and up to 120 frames per second in regular 1080 HD! When you need even more dramatic, higher frame rate slow motion shooting, you can use the regular URSA which can record high resolution 4.6K images at an amazing 100 frames per second!

Stunning Ultra HD
Because URSA Mini features a 4.6K native resolution image sensor it can capture much higher resolution than Ultra HD. This means when you’re working in Ultra HD you have a lot of extra resolution that can be used through the de-bayering image processing so you can recover full color for incredible images. The wide dynamic range blows away high end broadcast cameras to give you dramatically better images that can be color corrected for a truly cinematic look. For faster post production, quickly switch settings to use regular video dynamic range, so you can shoot great looking video without the need for color correction.

Non Stop Recording
Blackmagic URSA Mini features dual CFast 2.0 recorders so you never have to stop recording when you need to change the media! When the current card is full, recording continues onto the second card so you can swap out the full card and just keep shooting. URSA Mini uses the latest, incredibly fast CFast 2.0 technology for recording speeds up to 350 MB/s. You get perfect high frame rate RAW recording and instant play back on the built in 5 inch screen. Files can be saved as lossless 12-bit CinemaDNG RAW for the highest possible quality, or as ProRes for easy post production workflows with minimum storage requirements!

High Resolution Viewfinder
The optional Blackmagic URSA Viewfinder has been designed to be the perfect match for URSA and URSA Mini digital film cameras. The Blackmagic URSA Viewfinder has the specifications demanded by high end cinematographers. You get a high resolution 1920 x 1080 color OLED display matched with precision glass optics, adjustable diopter and built in digital focus chart so you get perfect focus every time. To preserve OLED screen life there’s a built in sensor so the OLED only turns on when you’re looking through the viewfinder. The Blackmagic URSA Viewfinder is adjustable so it can be used on both the left or the right eye. There’s even a built in record light!

Blackmagic URSA Mini B4 Mount
If you already have an investment in incredible high definition B4 lenses, now you can use them with URSA Mini PL by adding the optional B4 lens mount. Unlike lens adapters, you can actually replace the lens mount itself to get a B4 mount with precision optics and spherical aberration correction specifically designed to match URSA Mini’s sensor! The B4 mount turns your URSA Mini into an incredibly compact HD camera with better dynamic range and support for more modern file formats than any other broadcast camera! The built in lens control connection provides power, start/stop recording and lens control for the lens. With the Blackmagic URSA Mini B4 Mount you can easily move between B4 and PL lenses any time you need.

Touchscreen Control
The high resolution 5 inch fold out monitor includes a touchscreen so you get easy access to the revolutionary URSA camera interface. All of your settings, controls and monitoring tools are at your fingertips. That means you don’t have to hunt through confusing menus to make changes. You can see and change all camera settings, view timecode, histograms for checking levels, audio levels and a focus peaking indicator for checking focus!

Professional Connections
Blackmagic URSA Mini features multiple connections such as 12G-SDI out, HD-SDI monitoring out, 2 LANC inputs, balanced XLR audio with phantom power, timecode in and reference input. On the front right side of the camera the 4 pin XLR DC and HD-SDI monitoring output are located in the perfect position for connecting to an optional viewfinder or on set monitor. The 12G-SDI output handles up to 2160p60 using a single BNC cable and also switches to 6G-SDI or HD-SDI depending on the shooting format.

Advanced 12G-SDI
12G-SDI is an incredible 8 times faster than regular HD-SDI which makes it fast enough for Ultra HD video at up to 60 frames per second, all over a single regular SDI cable! The high quality BNC connections are multi rate so it can automatically switch and work with 6G-SDI, 3G-SDI, and regular HD-SDI equipment. That means URSA Mini is compatible with all of your existing HD and Ultra HD equipment so you can plug it into things like ATEM live production switchers, on-set monitors, decks and more!

Professional Audio
URSA Mini has the highest quality built in microphones and professional audio recording built in so you don’t have to carry around extra sound equipment. Use the built in stereo microphone to record natural location sound or connect professional microphones using the two XLR wide dynamic range mic inputs. The XLR connections have 48V of switchable phantom power so you can plug in everything from shot gun to wireless clip on mics for capturing every detail of the performance. You can quickly adjust levels using the physical knobs and monitor audio using the onscreen audio meters.

Embedded Metadata
The built in touchscreen makes it astonishingly simple to set up and enter metadata for tagging clips. Metadata is saved directly in the video files so you don’t have to worry about managing extra sidecar files. You can import the files directly into software like DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro and Avid Media Composer then use the metadata to sort, search and find the clips you need so you can spend more time on creative editing and less time managing mountains of media!

Flexible Power
URSA Mini includes a 4-pin XLR industry standard power connector that works with 12V to 30V external power supplies. That means it’s easy to use the camera with all of your existing power supplies and batteries! URSA Mini uses the same battery power connector and mounting points on the rear of the camera as used on URSA so you can use the same range of battery plates from a wide range of manufacturers such as IDX, Frezzi, Anton Bauer and more. You can also add the optional Blackmagic URSA VLock Battery Plate for using popular V-Mount batteries.

Includes DaVinci Resolve
URSA Mini includes the full version of DaVinci Resolve Studio for Mac and Windows for editing, color grading, media management, mastering and delivery. DaVinci Resolve can easily handle the 12‑bit log RAW images from URSA Mini so you can take advantage of URSA Mini’s amazing image quality and wide dynamic range. DaVinci Resolve features advanced, multi layer timeline editing with powerful trimming tools, along with the industry’s leading suite of creative grading tools! The combination of URSA Mini and DaVinci Resolve gives you a complete production and post-production solution!

CAMERA FEATURES
Sensor Size 21.12mm x 11.88mm (Super35)
Shooting Resolutions 4000 x 2160
3840 x 2160
1920 x 1080
Frame Rates Maximum sensor frame rate dependent on resolution and codec selected.Project frame rates of 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94 and 60 fps
Dynamic Range 12 stops
Focus Focus button turns on peaking, auto focus available using compatible lenses
Iris Control Iris button automatically adjusts the lens iris settings on compatible lenses so no pixel is clipped in film mode. Scene average auto exposure in video mode.
Lens Mount EF
Screen Dimensions 1 x 5” - 1920 x 1080
Screen Type LCD capacitive touchscreen
Metadata Support Automatic camera data and user data such as shot number, filenames and keywords.
Controls Touchscreen menus on 5” screen. Push buttons for other controls. 2 assignable shortcut keys.
Microphone 2 x built in cardioid microphones for stereo recording with -10dB pad and low cut filter.
Speaker 1 x mono speaker, enabled in playback mode when headphones are not used.
Mounting Options Integrated rod mounts compatible with 15mm Light Weight Support standard
STORAGE FEATURES
Storage Rates 4000 x 2160
CinemaDNG RAW - 265 MB/s
CinemaDNG RAW 3:1 - 125 MB/s
3840 x 2160
Apple ProRes 444 XQ - 312.5 MB/s
Apple ProRes 444 - 165 MB/s
Apple ProRes 422 HQ - 110 MB/s
Apple ProRes 422 - 73.6 MB/s
Apple ProRes 422 LT - 51 MB/s
Apple ProRes Proxy - 22.4 MB/s
1920 x 1080
Apple ProRes 444 XQ - 62.5 MB/s
Apple ProRes 444 - 41.25 MB/s
Apple ProRes 422 HQ - 27.5 MB/s
Apple ProRes 422 - 18.4 MB/s
Apple ProRes 422 LT - 12.75 MB/s
Apple ProRes Proxy - 5.6 MB/s
Storage rates based on 30 frames per second.
Storage Type 2 x CFast 2.0
Recording Formats Lossless CinemaDNG RAW and RAW 3:1 with film dynamic range at 4000 x 2160. Apple ProRes XQ, 444, 422 HQ, 422 LT and 422 Proxy at 3840 x 2160 and 1920 x 1080 with either film or video dynamic range.
CONNECTIONS
SDI Video Output 1 x 12G-SDI 10-bit 4:2:2
SDI Audio Output 2 channel
Computer Interface USB 2.0 Mini-B port for software updates.
Ref Input 1 x BNC Reference Input
Headphones 3.5mm stereo headphone jack
Timecode Input 1 x BNC Timecode Input
Remote Control 2 x 2.5mm LANC input for Rec Start/Stop, plus Iris and Focus control using compatible lenses.
Analog Audio Input 2 x XLR analog switchable between mic and line levels. Phantom power support.
STANDARDS
SDI Compliance SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 424 Level B, Draft SMPTE 2081-1, Draft SMPTE 2082-1
SDI Audio Sampling 48 kHz and 24 bit
SOFTWARE
Software Included DaVinci Resolve grading software including Resolve USB dongle for Mac OS X and Windows.
Blackmagic Media Express software.
Blackmagic Disk Speed Test.
Blackmagic Camera Setup.
OPERATING SYSTEMS
Mac Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks,
Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite or later
Windows Windows 7 64-bit or Windows 8 64-bit
POWER REQUIREMENTS
External Power Input 1 x 4-pin XLR port for external power or battery use.
1 x 4-pin XLR port for external power or battery use. 1 x 12-pin molex connector on rear battery plate.
Custom V-mount battery plate with D-tap +12V regulated output from camera.
External Power Output 1 x 12V output using 4-pin XLR for powering external accessories such as EVF.
1 x 12V regulated output from rear molex 12-way connector.
Power Rear camera mount compatible with industry standard V-mount or Gold Mount battery plates.
ACCESSORIES
Optional URSA Mini Shoulder Kit including top handle and extender arm
VLock Battery Plate
PHYSICAL
WxDxH 193.4 x 209.0 x 146.8mm
Weight 2.27kg
ENVIRONMENTAL
Operating Temperature 0° to 40° C (32° to 104° F)
Storage Temperature -20° to 45° C (-4° to 113° F)
Relative Humidity 0% to 90% non-condensing

Revolutionary Design
URSA Mini’s body is built out of a super strong magnesium alloy, making it durable enough to use in the most extreme environments! The magnesium alloy also makes it lightweight and helps to keep the camera cool by piping heat into an exchanger that allows convection cooling and heat dissipation from the camera’s body. URSA Mini features two high speed CFast slots for storing images, a brilliant 5” fold out touchscreen, professional connections and 9 mounting points for adding accessories and building custom rigs.

Perfectly Balanced
URSA Mini has been designed from the ground up to be comfortable enough to use all day and small enough to be taken anywhere! The body is lightweight and perfectly balanced making it easy to use for handheld shots. The optional shoulder mount kit is ergonomically designed to help support the camera, making it a natural extension of your body. There’s even a quick release mount that lets you go from handheld to shoulder to tripod in seconds!

5“ Foldout Monitor
The super bright full HD resolution 5 inch fold out screen gives you a built in on set monitor so you don’t have to carry around extra equipment! The monitor simply folds out and pivots up and down, making it super easy to shoot down low or high above crowds. The screen has an extra wide viewing angle and displays crystal clear images so that you can accurately check exposure, focus and framing. Instantly play back clips, even high frame rate slo-mo shots, to make sure you get the perfect take then, when you’re ready to move to a new location, fold it up and go!

Advanced Touchscreen Interface
Blackmagic URSA Mini features the same advanced camera interface found on the full size URSA. The 5” fold out touchscreen can be used to monitor video and to change camera settings. Setting up and using URSA Mini is easier because all settings are laid out logically and organized so everything you need is exactly where you’d expect it! You get timecode overlays, audio meters, status indicators, histogram scopes and more!

Side Hand Grip
URSA Mini includes a side hand grip with record start/stop, iris and focus buttons built in. The handle is mounted to the body of the camera using a standard rosette and also has a LANC connection. That means you can remove the handle and mount a custom rig directly to the rosette or you can relocate the handle to the rosette at the front of the camera on the optional shoulder mount kit. If you prefer, you can replace the hand grip with custom third party handles.

Professional Connections
Unlike other compact cameras that require custom cables, URSA Mini features industry standard broadcast quality connections so you can use cables you already have! You get the latest 12G-SDI and separate HD-SDI video outputs along with 12V power for connecting electronic viewfinders. For audio, there are 2 XLR balanced analog inputs with 48V of switchable phantom power for external microphones. URSA Mini also includes LANC for remote camera and lens control, a standard 4 pin XLR power connector and URSA battery plate internal power connector that lets you mount battery plates on the rear of the camera.

Will this battery plate fit the ursa mini4KCat no:blackmagic_ursa_vlock_battery_plate / BMD-CINECAMURSABATTAD
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Yes, this plate is for use with Ursa / Ursa mini cameras.
Answered on 2017-07-03 12:09:55 CVP Staff
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Will this battery plate fit the ursa mini4KCat no:blackmagic_ursa_vlock_battery_plate / BMD-CINECAMURSABATTAD

Daniel Acquah 03-07-2017

Yes, this plate is for use with Ursa / Ursa mini cameras.

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