URSA Mini features advanced new software that is designed to make using your camera super fast and more intuitive than ever! All important camera functions can be accessed with a single tap on the new heads up display, there’s an elegant new digital slate that makes metadata entry a breeze, and a dashboard that uses simple tap and swipe gestures for record settings, monitoring, audio, camera setup, presets and LUTs. It’s an entirely new operating system for your camera in which each camera feature runs as a separate high performance app. That means you get greater stability than other simple camera software! Best of all, we’ll be able to add even more great new features in the future!Find Reseller
The new heads up display, or HUD, contains critical information such as the frame rate, iris, timecode, shutter angle, white balance, ISO, audio levels and more. You can show or hide the heads up display by simply swiping up or down. For example, you can adjust settings such as white balance simply touching the WB indicator, or change the audio levels by touching the audio meters. Everything is interactive, so if you tap any item you can instantaneously change it’s settings without having to search through confusing menus!
URSA Mini lets you turn different monitoring tools on and off with a few simple taps! Tapping the monitor icon brings up an overlay for toggling between and adjusting settings. You can adjust zebra settings for checking exposure, focus assist tools, frame guides, grids and more!
You can capture dynamic high speed and slow motion effects by independently adjusting project and sensor frame rates! Simply tap the “FPS” indicator to change the project frame rate, which is the play back speed, then enable the “off speed” or sensor recording frame rate for high speed or slow motion capture!
URSA Mini features the most intuitive shutter angle controls of any camera! You can use them to affect the amount of motion blur or to compensate for varying light conditions. Select from common shutter angles, enter manual angles or let URSA Mini automatically suggest flicker free shutter angles for you!
Adjusting the iris, which controls the amount of light that passes through the lens is simple! If you have an automatic lens, just tap on the indicator and it will display options for your compatible lenses and let you configure different iris based exposure modes!
The timecode display at the top center has a variety of options that tell you everything you need to know with just a quick glance. You can see the duration of your clips, it turns red when recording, lets you monitor timecode and also features status indicators for windowed sensor mode, time of day timecode, external timecode and more!
URSA Mini has incredible light sensitivity and is designed to give you the best possible image based on the available light! Tapping on ISO lets you quickly change the setting while still viewing the image. That means you can see how different settings affect the image instantaneously because you don't have to switch back and forth between a separate settings screen and the image!
URSA Mini makes it super fast to change the white balance! Tapping the WB indicator brings up a list of common color temperature presets such as bright sunlight, incandescent, fluorescent and more. You can enter values manually and compare custom white balance setting to the last preset by simply tapping it on and off! You can even auto white balance using a white card so you can compensate perfectly for any lighting condition.
With URSA Mini, you can choose exactly how you want to view your battery status! The battery indicator at the top right of the HUD will show battery life remaining in either percentage, battery bars or voltage. When plugged into mains power, the battery indicator will say “AC”.
URSA Mini features a new digital “slate” and incredible metadata features that make it extremely fast to add metadata to any shot! Simply swipe left or right to bring up the digital slate. You get intelligent predictive entry suggestions that can be added as metadata tags with a simple tap! Plus, if you start and stop recording, URSA Mini automatically increments take number so you don’t have to enter them manually for each shot. It will also increment your reel numbers each time you format a card. In addition, lens metadata is automatically detected from electronic lenses or it can be entered manually, along with production specific information, technical information and much more! All of this metadata is saved with the files and available in post production when editing and color correcting with software such as DaVinci Resolve!
The new URSA Mini dashboard has six tabs with elegant, simple to understand interfaces that give you quick access and complete control over every setting and feature on the camera! Simply tap on the record, monitor, audio, setup, presets, or LUTs tab to access everything with just a few taps. The unique design of the interface offers visual consistency that puts items in the same logical order every time so you can quickly learn where settings are and remember how to change them!
The record tab gives you a revolutionary, fast to use interface for selecting the recording format, resolution, frame rate and more! Simply tap on RAW or ProRes and the appropriate variations such as compression ratios will light up underneath them so you can make your selection and then choose the resolution. The record tab also lets you adjust the dynamic range for film or video, set the window sensor mode, frame rate, preferred card recording options, time lapse, sharpening level and more!
The monitor tab gives you total control over what is displayed on the built in LCD touchscreen, the front SDI for the viewfinder and the main SDI output. Each output can have independent overlays and you can select to send a clean feed, zebra, focus assist, frame guides and more to any or all outputs. You can even set the resolution and choose LUTs for each output! In addition, you can also set to scale down the image display so that the interactive HUD is outside of the image area and is not covered by it. URSA Mini can even perform an anamorphic de-squeeze when shooting with anamorphic lenses! Best of all, you can define different display status text for the cinematographer and the director, and then send that information out to different SDI outputs, so the right people see the right information!
You can quickly adjust audio levels using the interactive HUD, but for complete control over audio settings, you can also use the audio tab on the dashboard. You can change inputs from camera mic to XLR, adjust headphone and speaker levels, mic levels, low cut filter and more. When adjusting XLR settings, you can choose whether you want to use mic or line levels independently for channel 1 and 2, turn on 48v of phantom power so you can use microphones that are not self powered, and adjust the gain for each input!
URSA Mini makes it super fast to get your camera out of the box, set up and ready to go! The setup tab on the dashboard lets your enter the date and time, select the language, shutter measurement, electrical system, battery display, timecode and more. If you’re using URSA Mini on a multi camera shoot with a live production switcher such as ATEM, you can set the camera ID so it can receive tally and control signals from the switcher. You can also default to sending color bars rather than a preview image, adjust camera to talkback sound levels, reference timing and more. You can even completely customize the behavior of the camera’s external F1 and F2 buttons to trigger presets, adjust values up and down, or to toggle certain features on and off!
Different operators like to set up their cameras in different ways. Plus, different shows also can require different setups too! With URSA Mini, you can create and save 12 custom presets by using the presets tab in the dashboard. Presets can even be saved to CF cards and loaded on different cameras, making it fast to set up multiple cameras so they all have the same settings! If you often switch cameras, you can save your own presets to a CF card and load them on any URSA Mini on any shoot!
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Compact and lightweight digital film camera with EF lens mount and 4K Super 35 sensor, 12G-SDI output, 5” fold out monitor, dual CFast recorders and more!
Compact digital film camera with high performance 4.6K HDR sensor for shooting up to 300 fps. Features broadcast controls, ND filters, interchangeable lens mount, dual CFast and UHS-II SD card recorders, USB-C expansion port and more.
The Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro EF Mount kit is available if you ever need a spare EF lens mount in addition to the original EF that comes with your URSA Mini Pro.
Optional PL lens mount which features contact pins for compatibility with Cooke’s i/Technology protocol allowing lens information to be saved as metadata and used in software like DaVinci Resolve.
The URSA Mini Pro F Mount lets you use your favorite Nikon stills lenses with smooth high precision mechanical iris control. Now you can pair digital film quality with classic Nikon AF‑S G and AF‑D series lenses.
Optional B4 lens mount with precision optics and spherical aberration correction specifically designed to match the camera’s sensor so you can use your existing B4 HD broadcast lenses.
High resolution viewfinder for URSA range of cameras includes full HD OLED display and true glass optics for perfect focus.
Turn URSA Mini into the ultimate live camera with a professional 7 inch studio viewfinder!
Set of 9 shims and baffle tool for making precise changes to the flange focal distance for URSA Mini Pro's EF, PL or B4 mount.
VLock compatible battery plate for attaching third party batteries to URSA cameras.
Gold mount compatible battery plate with Molex connector for attaching third party batteries to URSA cameras.
Add a shock and vibration isolated professional microphone mount to your URSA Mini or URSA Mini Pro camera!
Now you can control Blackmagic Design cameras by inserting control commands into the SDI feed from an Arduino!
Now you can record Blackmagic Raw or ProRes files onto standard 2.5 inch SSD Media with your URSA Mini or URSA Mini Pro camera!
Optional side hand controller for URSA Mini Pro with record start/stop, iris and focus buttons built in. Standard rosette and LANC for attaching to the side of the camera or relocating it to the front of the camera with the URSA Mini Shoulder Kit.
Be ready to shoot anywhere! Kit includes shoulder pad with built in rosettes, rail mounts, integrated tripod quick lock release and top handle.
The 58mm lens cap easily snaps on to protect your camera’s lens from scratches, dust, moisture, and fingerprints when the camera is not in use.
The 77mm lens cap easily snaps on to protect your camera’s lens from scratches, dust, moisture, and fingerprints when the camera is not in use.
The 82mm lens cap easily snaps on to protect your camera’s lens from scratches, dust, moisture, and fingerprints when the camera is not in use.