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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 to 60 fps/12K 2.4:1 to 75 fps
  • DCI 8K to 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 PL-Mount Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Rich Film Look with Digital Definition
  • 3Super35 12K Sensor Delivers a Cinematic View
  • 4Interchangeable PL Lens Mount
  • 5Efficient 12-Bit Raw Workflow in 12K with Blackmagic Raw
  • 6Two Encoding Methods
  • 7Generation 5 Color Science
  • 8Flexible, High-Bandwidth Recording Options
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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.

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.

The new Super35 sensor at the heart of the URSA Mini Pro 12K has been optimized for capturing multiple resolutions and features equal amounts of red, green, and blue pixels. Shoot at 12K for smooth oversampling or use the URSA Mini Pro 4K's in-sensor scaling to capture 8K or 4K Raw at rates up to 120 fps without cropping or a change in your field of view. The massive 12K sensor can also be used to select shots in 8K or 4K, essentially providing a multicamera look by reframing from a single camera output.

The dual CFast 2.0 or UHS-II SD card option splits the recording between two cards, enabling you to capture up to 12K or 8K raw even at higher frame rates. With Blackmagic Raw, the URSA Mini Pro 12K offers constant-quality compression rates, several constant bit-rate options for predictable file sizes. Blackmagic Raw provides outstanding resolution for compositing, keying, tracking, and more. Blackmagic Raw is also optimized to work with the URSA Mini Pro 12K's raw files, saving the need to also create proxies.

Blackmagic's new Generation 5 Color Science offers a new film curve, enabling the URSA Mini Pro 12K to capture more natural skin tones and a better rendering of richly saturated colors in high-contrast scenes.

Even with 12K providing almost 10 times the resolution of UHD 4K, this versatile pro cine camera offers a trio of recording options. Record to the integrated dual CFast 2.0 or UHS-II SD card recorders or use the SuperSpeed USB Type-C expansion port for recording to fast SATA and NVMe drives.

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.

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

Delivered with a PL mount, the URSA Mini Pro 12K's interchangeable lens mount enables you to quickly switch to a Canon-EF or Nikon-F mount, providing compatibility with a wide array of professional cinema and still lenses.

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.

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.

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.

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 3.1 Gen 2 port at rates up to 10 Gb/s.

Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Pro 12K PL-Mount Specs

Imaging
Lens MountARRI PL
Lens CommunicationYes
Sensor ResolutionEffective: 79.6 Megapixel (12,288 x 6480)
Sensor Type27.03 x 14.25 mm (Super35) CMOS
Image StabilizationNone
Built-In ND FilterMechanical Filter Wheel with Clear, 2 Stop (1/4), 4 Stop (1/16), 6 Stop (1/64) ND Filters
Capture TypeStills & Video
Exposure Control
Shutter TypeElectronic Rolling Shutter
ISO Sensitivity125 to 3200
Advertised Dynamic Range14 Stops
Internal Video Capture
Raw RecordingRaw 12-Bit
12288 x 6480 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94/60 fps [72 to 578 MB/s]
11520 x 648 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94/60 fps
12288 x 5112 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94/60 fps
7680 x 6408 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94/60 fps
8192 x 4320 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94/60 fps [32 to 258 MB/s]
7680 x 4320 up to 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94/60/119.88 fps
8192 x 3408 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94/60/119.88 fps
5120 x 4272 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94/60/119.88 fps
6144 x 3240 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94/60/119.88 fps [18 to 145 MB/s]
4096 x 2160 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94/60 fps [8 to 65 MB/s]
4096 x 2160 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94/60 fps
3840 x 2160 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94/60 fps
4096 x 1704 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/59.94/60 fps
2560 x 2136 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94/60 fps
Recording Modes3840 x 2160 at 23.98p/24.00p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p
1920 x 1080 at 23.98p/24.00p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p
1920 x 1080 at 50i/59.94i
Sensor Crop ModesSuper35 / APS-C
Variable Frame Rates12K: Up to 60 fps
12K Anamorphic: Up to 75 fps
8K: Up to 119.88 fps
DCI 4K: Up to 119.88 fps
8K Anamorphic: Up to 160 fps
4K Anamorphic: Up to 160 fps
6K (Windowed): Up to 119.88 fps
DCI 4K (Windowed): Up to 240 fps
Recording LimitUp to 403 Minutes
Broadcast OutputNTSC/PAL
Built-In Microphone TypeStereo
Audio Recording2-Channel 24-Bit 48 kHz
External Video Capture
Raw OutputUSB:
12 x 6480 
8192 x 4320 
6144 x 3240 
4096 x 2160 
IP StreamingNone
Still Image Capture
Aspect Ratio2:1, 16:9, 4:3, 1:1, 4:5
Image File FormatRaw
Interface
Media/Memory Card SlotDual Slot: CFast (CFast 2.0)
Dual Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)
Video I/O1 x BNC (12G-SDI) Input
1 x BNC (12G-SDI) Output
1 x BNC (3G-SDI) Monitor Output
Audio I/O2 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/O1 x XLR 4-Pin Input
1 x Molex 12-Pin Input/Output
1 x XLR 4-Pin (12 VDC) Output
Other I/O1 x USB Type-C (USB 3.2 / 3.1 Gen 2)
1 x USB Type-C Data Input
WirelessNone
Monitor
Size4.0"
Display TypeArticulating Touchscreen LCD
Secondary DisplaySide: Status Display
Viewfinder
TypeOptional, Not Included
Focus
Focus TypeAuto and Manual Focus
Focus ModeAutomatic, Manual Focus
Environmental
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature-4 to 113°F / -20 to 45°C
Operating Humidity0 to 90%
General
Accessory Mount4 x 1/4"-20 Female
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
Weight5.62 lb / 2.55 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight8.25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)14.9 x 8.8 x 8"

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