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Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Pro 12K (PL)

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Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Pro 12K (PL)
Key Features
  • 12K Super35 HDR CMOS Sensor
  • 12K 17:9 at 60 fps/12K 2.4:1 at 75 fps
  • DCI 8K at 120 fps/14 Stops Dynamic Range
  • User-Changeable PL Lens Mount
Step your cine-style video recording up to 12K with the URSA Mini Pro 12K Digital Cinema Camera from Blackmagic Design. This pro video camera uses a 12,288 x 6480 12K Super35 sensor, a new color science, and up to 14 stops of dynamic range to produce extraordinarily detailed images. The URSA Mini Pro 12K records up to 80MP per frame in Blackmagic Raw and offers flexible recording options that include dual CFast 2.0 card capture and high-speed USB Type-C output. Recording rates include up to 60 fps in 12K 17:9 full sensor, up to 75 fps in 12K 2.4:1, 120 fps in 8K, and up to 240 fps in 4K Super16
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Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Pro 12K Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2URSA Mini Pro 12K: Digital Film Revolution
  • 3Rich Film Look with Digital Definition
  • 4Super35 12K Sensor Delivers a Cinematic View
  • 5Interchangeable PL Lens Mount
  • 6Generation 5 Color Science
  • 7Efficient 12-Bit Raw Workflow in 12K with Blackmagic Raw
  • 8Lightweight, Ergonomic Form
  • 9Two Encoding Methods
  • 10Flexible, High-Bandwidth Recording Options
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URSA Mini Pro 12K: Digital Film Revolution
Step your cine-style video recording up to 12K with the URSA Mini Pro 12K Digital Cinema Camera from Blackmagic Design. This pro video camera uses a 12,288 x 6480 12K Super35 sensor, a new color science, and up to 14 stops of dynamic range to produce extraordinarily detailed images. The URSA Mini Pro 12K records up to 80MP per frame in Blackmagic Raw and offers flexible recording options that include dual CFast 2.0 card capture and high-speed USB Type-C output. Recording rates include up to 60 fps in 12K 17:9 full sensor, up to 75 fps in 12K 2.4:1, 120 fps in 8K, and up to 240 fps in 4K Super16
Rich Film Look with Digital Definition
The URSA Mini Pro 12K's massive resolution gives you the immersive detail, wide dynamic range, and deep color of film combined with an incredible definition around objects that is perfect for chromakeying, VFX, and IMAX imaging. Oversampling from 12K down to 8K or 4K both improves color and eliminates aliasing for an ultra-smooth look.
Super35 12K Sensor Delivers a Cinematic View
The URSA Mini Pro 12K's new sensor has a native resolution of 12,288 x 6480 that produces a whopping 80 MP per frame. This sensor is designed with equal representations of red, green, and blue pixels, an 800 native ISO, and 14 stops of dynamic range. In-sensor scaling provides 8K and 4K rates up to 110 fps without cropping or a change in the field of view. The 12K sensor also enables you to reframe shots in post to get an 8K or 4K multicamera look using a single camera.
Interchangeable PL Lens Mount
  • The front of the URSA Mini Pro 12K sports an interchangeable PL lens mount, enabling you to choose from an array of current and vintage pro cine lenses from multiple manufacturers.
  • Canon EF and Nikon F mounts are available separately for shooters who have their own glass.
Generation 5 Color Science
The Gen 5 Color science's new film curve takes advantage of the huge amounts of color data produces by the URSA Mini Pro 12K's sensor. The result is more attractive skin tones and improved color saturation for images like neon signs and car taillights.
Efficient 12-Bit Raw Workflow in 12K with Blackmagic Raw
A new codec enables you to use Blackmagic Raw to edit your URSA Mini Pro 12K footage on a laptop and to edit in any resolution without needing to render before your final version.
Lightweight, Ergonomic Form
  • An evenly weighted, lightweight yet robust magnesium alloy design makes the URSA Mini Pro 12K perfect for either handheld work or tripod-based shots.
  • Additional camera features include 12G-SDI input and output, a 4" fold-out display, built-in ND filters, ergonomic controls, timecode and reference input, and 48V phantom power XLR audio.
  • A digital slate function and lens metadata capture ease your URSA Mini Pro 12K workflow transition from capture to post.
  • Camera setup 7.0 includes Blackmagic Raw stills capture and broadcast lens support.
Two Encoding Methods
Choose between Constant Quality and Constant Bitrate encoding as best suits your need. Use constant quality Q0 or Q5 options or the new Q1 and Q3 choices to lock the quality level and enable compression levels to adapt, matching the detail levels of each scene. Turn to Constant Bit Rate 5:1, 8:1, and 12:1 options or the new 18:1 choice when you prefer optimal imaging with predictable and consistent file sizes.
Flexible, High-Bandwidth Recording Options
  • Dual built-in CFast 2.0 and UHS-II SD card slots and a SuperSpeed USB Type-C expansion port provide three methods for capturing 12K video.
  • A "Record Raw on 2 Cards" option enables you to record across two cards simultaneously at speeds up to an impressive 900 MB/s to two CFast 2.0 cards, or to 500 MB/s to two UHS-II SD cards.
  • The third option is capturing to NVMe SSD drives via a USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 2 port at rates up to 10 Gb/s.

Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Pro 12K Specs

Key Specs
Lens Mount
ARRI PL
Sensor Resolution
Effective: 79.6 Megapixel (12,288 x 6480)
Image Sensor
27.03 x 14.25 mm (Super35) CMOS
Image Stabilization
No
ISO Sensitivity Range
125 to 3200
Internal Recording Modes
Blackmagic RAW 12-Bit
12288 x 6480 up to 60.00 fps [72 to 578 Mb/s]
12288 x 5112 up to 75 fps
11520 x 6480 up to 60.00 fps
8192 x 4320 up to 120 fps [32 to 258 Mb/s]
8192 x 3408 up to 160 fps
7680 x 6408 up to 60.00 fps
7680 x 4320 up to 120 fps
6144 x 3240 up to 120 fps [18 to 145 Mb/s]
5120 x 4272 up to 120 fps
4096 x 2160 up to 240 fps [8 to 65 Mb/s]
4096 x 1704 up to 160 fps
3840 x 2160 up to 120 fps
2560 x 2136 up to 120 fps
External Recording Modes
Raw via USB
12288 x 6480
8192 x 4320
6144 x 3240
4096 x 2160
Media/Memory Card Slot
Dual Slot: CFast (CFast 2.0)
Dual Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)
Video I/O
1 x BNC (12G-SDI) Input
1 x BNC (12G-SDI) Output
1 x BNC (3G-SDI) Output
Mobile App Compatible
No
*As of January, 2023: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
Imaging
Lens Mount
ARRI PL
Lens Communication
Yes
Sensor Resolution
Effective: 79.6 Megapixel (12,288 x 6480)
Image Sensor
27.03 x 14.25 mm (Super35) CMOS
Image Stabilization
No
Built-In ND Filter
Mechanical Filter Wheel with Clear, 2-Stop (1/4), 4-Stop (1/16), 6-Stop (1/64) ND Filters
Internal Filter Holder
No
Capture Type
Stills & Video
Exposure Control
Shutter Type
Electronic Rolling Shutter
Shutter Type
Electronic Rolling Shutter 
ISO Sensitivity Range
125 to 3200
Advertised Dynamic Range
14 Stops
Video Capture
Internal Recording Modes
Blackmagic RAW 12-Bit
12288 x 6480 up to 60.00 fps [72 to 578 Mb/s]
12288 x 5112 up to 75 fps
11520 x 6480 up to 60.00 fps
8192 x 4320 up to 120 fps [32 to 258 Mb/s]
8192 x 3408 up to 160 fps
7680 x 6408 up to 60.00 fps
7680 x 4320 up to 120 fps
6144 x 3240 up to 120 fps [18 to 145 Mb/s]
5120 x 4272 up to 120 fps
4096 x 2160 up to 240 fps [8 to 65 Mb/s]
4096 x 1704 up to 160 fps
3840 x 2160 up to 120 fps
2560 x 2136 up to 120 fps
External Recording Modes
Raw via USB
12288 x 6480
8192 x 4320
6144 x 3240
4096 x 2160
Fast-/Slow-Motion Support
Yes
Broadcast Output
NTSC/PAL
Built-In Microphone Type
Stereo
Audio Recording
2-Channel 24-Bit 48 kHz
IP Streaming
No
Still Image Capture
Aspect Ratio
1:1, 2:1, 4:3, 4:5, 16:9
Image File Format
Raw
Interface
Media/Memory Card Slot
Dual Slot: CFast (CFast 2.0)
Dual Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)
Video I/O
1 x BNC (12G-SDI) Input
1 x BNC (12G-SDI) Output
1 x BNC (3G-SDI) Output
Audio I/O
2 x XLR 3-Pin Mic/Line (+48 V Phantom Power) Output
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRRS Headphone/Mic Input/Output
Power I/O
1 x XLR 4-Pin Input
1 x Molex 12-Pin Input/Output
1 x XLR 4-Pin (12VDC) Output
Other I/O
1 x USB-C (USB 3.2 / 3.1 Gen 2)
1 x USB-C Data Input
Wireless
No
Mobile App Compatible
No
*As of January, 2023: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)
No
Monitor
Display Type
Articulating Touchscreen LCD
Display Size
4.0"
Secondary Display
Side: Status Display
Viewfinder
Type
Optional, Not Included
Focus
Focus Type
Auto and Manual Focus
Focus Mode
Automatic, Manual Focus
Environmental
Operating Temperature
32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature
-4 to 113°F / -20 to 45°C
Operating Humidity
0 to 90%
General
Accessory Mounting Thread
4 x 1/4"-20
1 x ARRI/Hirth Rosette
Dimensions (W x H x D)
9.2 x 5.92 x 5.87" / 23.4 x 15.04 x 14.91 cm
Weight
5.62 lb / 2.55 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
8.25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
14.9 x 8.8 x 8"

Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Pro 12K Reviews

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is the 12K RAW recording 10 Bit or 12 Bit?

is the 12K RAW recording 10 Bit or 12 Bit?
Asked by: Randy
It is 12 Bit.
Answered by: BMD Product Specialist
Date published: 2020-07-22

Could full frame lens be used with Ursa mini 12k ...

Could full frame lens be used with Ursa mini 12k camera?
Asked by: mel
Yes, you can use full frame lenses with this camera.
Answered by: BMD Product Specialist
Date published: 2020-12-03

Will it shoot 1920 x 1080?

Will it shoot 1920 x 1080?
Asked by: jim
It only records 4K, 6K, 8K, and 12K, but it can output 1080p over the SDI output.
Answered by: BMD Product Specialist
Date published: 2021-11-04

When blackmagic will develop a tracking focus ?

When blackmagic will develop a tracking focus ?
Asked by: Carlos
We are not aware of any such plans with this camera.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2020-11-17

When outputting HD via SDI, what frame rates are ...

When outputting HD via SDI, what frame rates are available?
Asked by: Peter
If your monitor is capable, you can output up to 60p.
Answered by: Nicholas
Date published: 2021-07-28

Does this model record Pro Res?

Does this model record Pro Res?
Asked by: Greg
No it does not.
Answered by: BMD Product Specialist
Date published: 2020-07-22

Battery for URSA 12

Battery for URSA 12
Asked by: Markus
You can use any Gold/V-mount battery that supplies around 14 Volts. Just note that you will need a Gold/V-mount battery plate.
Answered by: Nicholas
Date published: 2022-10-19

Does BM offer an extended warranty?

Does BM offer an extended warranty?
Asked by: Peter
While Blackmagic Design does not offer an extended warranty, we offer Allstate Protection Plans that cover drops, spills, and other mechanical, electrical, and product failures! Please reach out via phone or live-chat and we can discuss your options! :)
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2021-07-29
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