21. July 2020
Blackmagic Design's portfolio - represented in the Czech and Slovak market by Syntex - includes the new Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12Kprofessional digital cinema camera with a brand new Super 35 sensor size 12K (12,288 x 6,480 pixels) with 14 aperture numbers of dynamic range and frame rate up to 60 fps in 12K resolution with 80 MP per frame! The third generation of the Blackmagic URSA Mini body supports the new Blackmagic Generation 5 Color Science image processing algorithms and increased performance when processing Blackmagic RAW material.
The Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K is the initial shot of a new digital film revolution with an all-new 12K Super 35 sensor with a dynamic range of 14 apertures integrated into the popular URSA Mini series body! By combining an 80MP image sensor, new image processing algorithms and the flexible Blackmagic RAW format, recording 12K footage becomes a reality. When resampled to 8K and 4K resolutions, users can get fantastic footage with uncompromising levels of detail and true-to-life skin tones, comparable to the output of professional cameras. The camera allows shooting at up to 60 fps in 12K, 110 fps in 8K and up to 220 fps in 4K (Super 16 size cutout). The URSA Mini Pro 12K features a PL mount, integrated ND filters, CFast and SD/UHS-II media recording slots, and a powerful USB-C interface.
The resolution of the URSA Mini Pro 12K far exceeds the capabilities of conventional film. It offers users a comparable level of detail, wide dynamic range and rich colors. It is ideal for feature films, TV series or large-format (IMAX) productions. Its uncompromising resolution also makes it more than suitable for shooting effects shots against keyed backgrounds. Resampling to 8K or 4K resolution ensures great texture and colour, as well as very smooth transitions thanks to the absence of aliasing artefacts.
The Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K features a revolutionary new image sensor with a native resolution of 12,288 x 6,480, an incredible 80 megapixels per frame. The sensor has a Super 35 size, 14 aperture dynamic range numbers and a native ISO of 800. It captures equal amounts of red, green and blue pixels simultaneously and is optimized to work in multiple resolutions: you can shoot at 12K resolution at 60 fps or record to 8K or 4K RAW material at up to 110 fps without cropping or changing the angle of view. And thanks to the interchangeable bayonet, you can use the full range of modern film and vintage lenses to take full advantage of their optics!
Along with the camera, the development of the Blackmagic RAW format for working seamlessly with 12K resolution was also done simultaneously. Thanks to significant optimizations, the Blackmagic RAW codec allows editing footage even on laptops, which other formats do not allow. And thanks to the huge resolution of 12K material, users can easily change the composition of footage after cropping to 4K or 8K resolution. The Blackmagic RAW format can be worked with at any resolution, without rendering, while maintaining the colour accuracy of the image sensor.
Only the Blackmagic RAW format allows you to record 80MP, 12-bit images at up to 60 fps! Constant Quality Q0 and Q5 settings, along with the new Q1 and Q3 modes, guarantee constant quality with adaptive compression levels. Constant Bitrate mode (5:1, 8:1, 12:1 and now also 18:1) has been designed for maximum image quality at a predictable, constant file size. RAW data can be recorded simultaneously to two cards at the same time, allowing you to shoot 12K or 8K high frame rate material on both CFast and UHS-II media types. Blackmagic RAW format preserves camera metadata including information about the lens used, white balance, LUT corrections, etc. for the most consistent output from shooting to final post-production.
12K material ensures the highest level of detail and color for post-production. Subsequent resampling can produce a highly detailed 8K image, without aliasing. In addition, the Blackmagic RAW format supports working directly in 12K resolution, thanks to highly efficient optimizations, support for multiple CPU cores and GPU acceleration (Apple Metal, CUDA and OpenCL)! This allows users to work directly with the footage without generating proxy files.
Blackmagic Design's fifth generation of image processing algorithms includes a new film transfer curve that better utilizes color data from the new sensor. The result is even higher quality color rendition, skin tones or highly saturated colors (neon signs, car brake lights, etc.) not excluded! Blackmagic RAW preserves the wide dynamic range and colour response of the sensor thanks to metadata that can be used for further processing of the footage.
The range of recording formats and frame rates is equally rich, from 60 fps at 12K resolution (12,288 x 6,480, 17:9) to 110 fps at 8,192 x 4,320, 140 fps at 8,192 x 3,408 or in Super 16 cutout mode to 220 fps at 4,096 x 2,160! Although the 12K recording mode stores almost 10 times more information than Ultra HD, the camera offers three options for recording it: to a pair of CFast and UHS-II SD cards or to an external drive connected to the integrated SuperSpeed USB-C bus allowing the use of fast SATA and NVMe drives. In "Record RAW on 2 Cards" mode, the camera records simultaneously on two media to achieve transfer speeds of up to 900 MB/s for 2 CFast cards or 500 MB/s for 2 UHS-II SD media. The USB-C expansion port, as a third recording option, supports transfer speeds up to 900 MB/s.
Most projects require the use of a wide variety of lenses, so the URSA Mini Pro offers interchangeable bayonet mounts for different standards. The supplied PL can be quickly and easily swapped for a Canon EF or Nikon F mount, and a B4 mount is also available for the URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2.
Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro cameras are equipped with a modern USB-C interface; for the 4.6K G2 model it is the USB-C 3.1 Gen 1 variant with transfer speeds up to 5 Gbps, and for the 12K variant it is USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 supporting transfer speeds up to 10 Gbps! The bus can be used to connect external drives - such as the new version of the optional Blackmagic URSA Mini Recorder accessory - for recording to fast, high-capacity SSD media. The NVMe SSDs allow the camera to take full advantage of the camera's capabilities and record Blackmagic RAW files at 12K resolution with Q0 settings, or record videos at very high frame rates. When you're done shooting, just unplug the drive, transfer it to the editing room and start editing immediately, without copying.
The new model of the optional Blackmagic URSA Mini Recorder external recorder enables recording of 12-bit 12K Blackmagic RAW files to powerful 2.5" SSD drives, including the latest generation of U.2 NVMe media. These drives are extremely fast and easily achieve transfer speeds of up to 900 MB/s for recording 4K, 8K and 12K Blackmagic RAW material at the highest Q0 quality. The recorder mounts to the rear panel, between the Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K camera and the battery, and connects via a fast USB-C interface.
Features of the Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K
- 12K Super 35 sensor with 12,288 x 6,480 resolution
- Designed for shooting feature films, trick shots or commercials
- 14 dynamic range aperture numbers, native ISO 800
- Blackmagic RAW format allowing direct editing of 12K material
- Blackmagic RAW optimization for Metal, CUDA and OpenCL technologies
- Generation 5 Color Science with new film transfer curve
- Record up to 60 fps in 12K, 110 fps in 8K and 220 fps in 4K
- Record to two CFast cards, up to 900 MB/s
- Includes PL bayonet, EF and F bayonets as optional accessories
- SuperSpeed USB-C interface for connecting external drives
- Full version of DaVinci Resolve Studio professional post-production application included
- Compatible with the new optional Blackmagic URSA Mini Recorder.
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About Blackmagic Design
Blackmagic Design products are the industry leaders in video editing, digital cinema cameras, color correctors, video monitoring, signal switchers, disc recorders, waveform monitors and film restoration software, in film, post-production and television. Blackmagic Design's DeckLink series of video recording cards have started a revolution in quality and accessibility. DaVinci's line of color video editing products have dominated the film and television market since 1984 and have been awarded Emmy™ awards, the television equivalent of the Academy Awards. Blackmagic Design continues to create innovative products in the field of stereoscopic production and 4K video processing. Blackmagic Design was founded by specialists in post-production and video editing and has offices in the U.S.A., the United Kingdom, Japan, Singapore and Australia. Formore information, visit www.blackmagicdesign.com.
Syntex, a Prague-based company, was founded in 1994 to distribute products and solutions for computer-to-video animation transcription, computer graphics, professional editing and video processing. It is one of the pioneers in the Czech Republic and has established itself as a reliable and strong partner in the field of digital image and sound processing. Syntex is dedicated to product distribution, technical support and consulting in many sectors of video and audio production and post-production. Since 1999, a subsidiary company, based in Bratislava, Slovakia, has been available to customers in Slovakia. Syntex is a distributor of Blackmagic Design products for the Czech and Slovak markets. See www.syntex.cz for more information.