Blackmagic Updates Approved Media List for URSA Mini Pro 12K

It’s been a busy week for Blackmagic in the software space. First, the video production electronics company announced an update to DaVinci Resolve which provides support for the soon-to-be-released Nikon RAW codec and expands the capability of Apple’s M1 processor within the NLE. 

Now, BMD has updated the list of supported SSD and SD cards for their URSA Mini Pro 12K video camera. The list outlines the best performing USB-C, SD, SSD, and CFast media options for capturing video using the 12K URSA line. 

Image Credit – Blackmagic Design

Coming in at just under $6,000, the URSA 12K cinema camera is one of the most affordable cinema and video production cameras in the industry.

With a Super35mm 12K image sensor capable of imaging 14 stops of dynamic range, the URSA 12K  records up to 80MP per frame in Blackmagic Raw and offers flexible recording options that include dual CFast 2.0 cards, SD media, and high-speed USB Type-C output.

Blackmagic has thoroughly tested the highest performing media for this category and has compiled a complete breakdown of which cards work best. They are as follows:

Recommended CFast 2.0 Cards

The following CFast 2.0 cards are recommended for recording 12K DCI Blackmagic RAW 18:1 at up to 60 fps and also 8K DCI Blackmagic RAW 8:1 up to 60fps.

Angelbird AV Pro CF 128GB
Angelbird AV Pro CF 256GB
Angelbird AV Pro CF 512GB
Angelbird AV Pro CF 1TB
CoreRise CFast F512 64GB
ExAscend Essential CFast 2.0 256GB
ExAscend Essential CFast 2.0 512GB
ExAscend Essential CFast 2.0 1TB
FreeTail Evoke Pro 3700x 128GB
FreeTail Evoke Pro 3700x 256GB
FreeTail Evoke Pro 3700x 512GB
FreeTail Evoke Pro 3700x 1TB
Lexar Professional 3500x CFast 2.0 128GB
Lexar Professional 3500x CFast 2.0 256GB
KomputerBay x3400 CFast 2.0 128GB
ProGrade Digital 550MB/s CFast 2.0 256GB
ProGrade Digital 550MB/s CFast 2.0 512GB
ProGrade Digital 550MB/s CFast 2.0 1TB
SanDisk Extreme Pro CFast 2.0 SDCFSP-128G-x46D 128GB
Wise CFast 2.0 3400x 256GB
Wise CFast 2.0 3500x 512GB
Wise CFast 2.0 3500x 1TB

Recommended SD Cards

The following SD cards are recommended for recording 12K DCI Blackmagic RAW 12:1 up to 24 fps:

ProGrade Digital V90 UHS-II 300MB/s SDXC 64GB
ProGrade Digital V90 UHS-II 300MB/s SDXC 128GB
ProGrade Digital V90 UHS-II 300MB/s SDXC 256GB
Sony Tough SF-G64 300MB/s UHS-II SDXC 64GB
Sony Tough SF-G128 300MB/s UHS-II SDXC 128GB

Meanwhile, the following SD cards are recommended for recording 8K DCI Blackmagic RAW 18:1 at up to 60 fps:

Angelbird AV Pro MK2 V90 SDXC 256GB
ProGrade Digital V90 UHS-II 300MB/s SDXC 64GB
ProGrade Digital V90 UHS-II 300MB/s SDXC 128GB
ProGrade Digital V90 UHS-II 300MB/s SDXC 256GB
Sony Tough SF-G64 300MB/s UHS-II SDXC 64GB
Sony Tough SF-G128 300MB/s UHS-II SDXC 128GB
Wise 285MB/s UHS-II SDXC 64GB
Wise 285MB/s UHS-II SDXC 128GB

Recommended USB-C Drives

The following USB‑C flash disks are recommended for recording 12K DCI Blackmagic RAW 8:1 at up to 50 fps.

Glyph Atom Raid SSD 2TB
Glyph Atom Raid SSD 4TB
SanDisk Extreme Pro Portable SSD V2 SDSSDE81-1T00-G25 1TB
SanDisk Extreme Pro Portable SSD V2 SDSSDE81-2T00-G25 2TB
SanDisk Extreme Pro Portable SSD V2 SDSSDE81-4T00-G25 4TB
SanDisk Extreme Pro Portable SSD SDSSDE80-2T00 2TB

Lastly, here are the USB-C flash disks are recommended for recording 12K DCI Blackmagic RAW 8:1 at up to 30 fps.

Angelbird SSD2GO PKT MK2 512GB
Angelbird SSD2GO PKT MK2 2TB
Delkin Devices Juggler 1TB
Delkin Devices Juggler 2TB
Glyph Atom Raid SSD 2TB
Glyph Atom Raid SSD 4TB
LaCie Rugged SSD Pro STHZ1000800 1TB
OWC Envoy Pro Elektron OWCENVPK02 2TB
OWC Envoy Pro Ex 500GB
OWC Envoy Pro Ex 2TB
Oyen Digital Helix 2TB
SanDisk Extreme Pro Portable SSD V2 SDSSDE81-1T00-G25 1TB
SanDisk Extreme Pro Portable SSD V2 SDSSDE81-2T00-G25 2TB
SanDisk Extreme Pro Portable SSD V2 SDSSDE81-4T00-G25 4TB
SanDisk Extreme Pro Portable SSD SDSSDE80-2T00 2TB
Sony Tough SL-CG5 500GB
Sony Tough SL-C1 1TB
Sony Tough SL-C2 2TB
Western Digital My Passport SSD WDBAGF5000AGY 500GB
Wise PTS-512 Portable SSD 512GB
Wise PTS-1024 Portable SSD 1TB
Wise PTS-2048 Portable SSD 2TB

A complete list, along with the camera manual and other documentation can be found in the support section at Blackmagic.com.

[source: Blackmagic Design]

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