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 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 dual C-Fast 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’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.
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,
Cinema Camera 12K Features
- 12,288 x 6480 12K Super35 sensor
- 14 stops of dynamic range
- 80MP per frame; new color science
- 12K 2.4:1 imaging up to 75 fps, 8K and DCI 4K up to 120 fps
- 8K and 4K anamorphic: up to 160 fps, Super16 4K to 240 fps
- Flexible Blackmagic Raw recording options plus raw stills capture
- Broadcast lens connector support
- Dual C-Fast and UHS-II SD card recorders
- Raw compression levels up to 18:1
- SuperSpeed USB Type-C expansion port for external recording
- Metadata support and timecode clock
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 C-Fast 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 C-Fast 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.