Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Pro 4.6K Camera
- 450 / Day
- Multi-day Discount Available
Included in rental:
- Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Pro 4.6K Camera
- Canon EF 16-35mm f2.8 package lens included (24-52mm equivalent)
- Lanc control handle and rosette arm
- Three V-Mount Batteries
- Dual simultaneous battery charger + AC
- Two 1 Terabyte solid state hard drives
- USB drive caddy/reader
Blackmagic has been iterating their cameras with improvements every year, and the URSA Mini Pro with the recent addition of the Blackmagic RAW codec makes an impressive combination. The camera starts with a Super 35mm sized sensor, and it has built-in neutral density filters to instantly adapt to changing light levels. It has a high resolution OLED viewfinder with an adjustable diopter, and a fold out 5″ LCD touchscreen for viewing your footage and navigating the easy to understand menu system. We’ve equipped it with their custom shoulder mount that clips into quick-release plates and holds 15mm rods, as well as their ARRI rosette hand grip that controls some camera functions. It comes with a Canon EF lens mount, but that can be swapped out for either a PL mount, or a B4 mount for using ENG lenses. It has good ergonomics and professional IO, including AES audio over its XLR inputs, and it’s one of the few cameras on the market that has a 12G SDI output for 4K.
Blackmagic’s forté has always been in Post Production, and their experience in that field really translates over to the capabilities of this camera. You can natively shoot in the various flavours of Apple’s ProRes or AVID’s DNx codecs, but the real innovation for a camera in this price class is the inclusion of their RAW codec. RAW records the 14 stops of data from the chip, and leaves decisions such as white balance, saturation and to a certain extent even exposure, until the editing process. The camera has onboard SD & CFast card slots, and in general they are OK for the HD video codecs, but since the camera can record the whole 4.6K resolution of the sensor in RAW, we figured we would equip it out of the box with Blackmagic’s solid state drive module and just avoid cards all together. This allows the use of high capacity SSD’s as a recording medium, so worries over compression and record times are largely alleviated. We are including a whack of storage: two 1TB solid state hard drives.