NAB 2016: FREMONT, CA — Blackmagic Design’s (www.blackmagicdesign.com) Ursa Mini 4.6K and the Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera, both introduced at 2015's NAB show, are now shipping.
The company also is announcing that the specifications of the two cameras have been changed due to delays in the development of the global shutters in both cameras.
Engineers have worked to resolve the issues, but since the performance of the global shutter is not up to Blackmagic’s quality level, the company is shipping both cameras without the feature. Pro cinematographers and DPs who have been beta testing the cameras have reported positive results and that the main benefits of the cameras are the wide dynamic range, only available when running without global shutter.
The Ursa Mini 4K model is able to shoot global shutter high frame rate 4K footage at up to 60 frames per second. Ursa Mini 4.6K is the high dynamic range model for high-end digital film work with a wide latitude at 15 stops of dynamic range.
The Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera is a miniaturized Super 16mm, professional digital film camera that is designed to be operated remotely, with the ability to capture action anywhere. It features a built-in expansion port with PWM and S.Bus inputs so users (can pair with a drone). It offers the ability to wirelessly adjust focus, iris and zoom. The Micro Cinema Camera also features built-in raw and ProRes recording capabilities. The Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K lists at $4,995 (US) for the EF model; $5,495 (US) for the PL model; and the Micro Cinema Camera for $995 (US).