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Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K Manual

With the URSA Mini Pro 12K Digital Cinema Camera from Blackmagic Design, you can capture video in a cinematic way at a resolution of up to 12K. This professional video camera captures images that are exceptionally detailed because of the utilization of a 12,288 x 6480 12K Super35 sensor, a newly developed color science, and up to 14 stops of dynamic range.

The URSA Mini Pro 12K is equipped with a number of versatile recording choices, including twin CFast 2.0 card capture and high-speed USB Type-C output. Additionally, it is capable of recording up to 80MP per frame in Blackmagic Raw. Recording speeds include up to 240 frames per second in 4K Super16, up to 60 frames per second in 12K 17:9 full sensor, up to 75 frames per second in 12K 2.4:1, and up to 120 frames per second in 8K.

An interchangeable PL lens attachment can be found on the front of the URSA Mini Pro 12K, giving you the ability to pick from a wide variety of contemporary and vintage pro cine lenses produced by a number of different companies. In the event that a photographer already possesses their own glass, Canon EF and Nikon F mounts can be purchased separately.

The new Super35 sensor that sits at the core of the URSA Mini Pro 12K has been designed to be capable of taking images in numerous resolutions, and it contains an equal number of red, green, and blue pixels.

Shoot at 12 megapixels for seamless oversampling, or utilize the in-sensor scaling feature of the URSA Mini Pro 4K to record 8 megapixels or 4 megapixels Raw at frame rates of up to 120 frames per second without having to clip the image or alter the field of vision.

The huge 12K sensor may also be utilized to choose images in 8K or 4K, thereby creating the appearance of having several cameras by framing from the output of a single camera.

With the twin CFast 2.0 or UHS-II SD card option, the recording is divided between two cards, giving you the ability to record up to 12K or 8K raw at greater frame rates. Utilizing Blackmagic Raw, the URSA Mini Pro 12K provides users with the ability to achieve constant-quality compression rates, in addition to multiple constant bit-rate choices that result in files of consistently accurate sizes.

Compositing, keying, tracking, and other processes benefit tremendously from the high resolution offered by Blackmagic Raw. As a result of Blackmagic Raw’s compatibility with the raw files produced by the URSA Mini Pro 12K, it is not necessary to additionally generate proxies.

The newly released Generation 5 Color Science from Blackmagic includes a new film curve. This enables the URSA Mini Pro 12K to record more natural-looking skin tones and to provide a more accurate rendering of colors that are highly saturated in high-contrast scenes.

This adaptable pro cine camera offers three different ways to shoot video, despite the fact that its quality of 12K is almost ten times higher than that of UHD 4K. Record to the built-in dual CFast 2.0 or UHS-II SD card recorders, or use the SuperSpeed USB Type-C expansion port to record to fast SATA or NVMe drives. Both of these options are available.

The URSA Mini Pro 12K is ideally suited for handheld shooting as well as shots taken with a tripod thanks to its balanced weight distribution, low weight, and magnesium alloy construction.

A 4″ fold-out display, built-in ND filters, ergonomic controls, timecode and reference input, and 48V phantom power XLR audio are some of the additional camera features. The camera also has input and output support for 12G-SDI.

Your URSA Mini Pro 12K workflow will transition more smoothly from capture to post-production thanks to a digital slate function and lens metadata capture. Camera setup 7.0 adds support for Blackmagic Raw stills capture in addition to broadcast lens compatibility.

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