Well, it wouldn’t really be a real NAB Show without a new camera from Blackmagic Design. The latest camera from the Australian manufacturer is called the URSA Mini and sports a Super 35 sensor with 4.6K resolution and 15 stops dynamic range and a smaller more nimble form factor than the “grizzly” URSA version 1. Noam Kroll broke the news as he snapped a photo of a banner at the BMD booth showing the new Blackmagic URSA Mini with the new specs. The camera is likely to be unveiled tomorrow – Monday 13th April at 9:30 am PST when Blackmagic Design will have its official press conference.
Photo credit: Noam Kroll
Blackmagic Design just announced the latest Camera 2.3 firmware update for the URSA, which mentioned support for Version 2 4K sensor as well as increased frame rates of up to 120fps in 4K and 150fps in windowed mode in 1080p. Based on that firmware update, I think it’s safe to assume what specs the new MINI will have, however that will be known for sure tomorrow.
The Blackmagic URSA Mini was speculated in various rumours circulating forums and various blogs on the Web, and tomorrow it looks like it will become a reality. Not much else is currently known appart from what’s on the banner.
[via Noam Kroll]