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Old April 12th, 2015, 05:44 PM   #1
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Blackmagic URSA Mini Is Coming! 15 Stops of Dynamic Range, 4.6K Sensor & Much More! | Noam Kroll

Only site on this camera that I found so far. I'll see if theirs others.

Official info will be coming in tomorrow morning anyway.
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Old April 12th, 2015, 05:56 PM   #2
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If it's the same price of the URSA - maybe even cheaper? - it sounds like it could be a heck of a deal.
A shoulder mount camera, still the best camera design.
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Old April 12th, 2015, 06:04 PM   #3
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It gets SMALLER.

https://twitter.com/mattallardACS/st...92276361383937

New BMPCC?

Edit: More of the poster is coming up! Drone mountable? https://twitter.com/editblog/status/587393778886914048
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Old April 12th, 2015, 07:09 PM   #4
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1) I can't believe it wasn't called the "Ursa Minor"

2) It will be 2016 before someone who purchases this unit from a re-seller actually holds it in their hands.
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Old April 12th, 2015, 08:00 PM   #5
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+1 Ursa Minor
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Old April 12th, 2015, 09:22 PM   #6
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Orders placed... I'll let you guys know what I think of it in 2016. :)
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Old April 12th, 2015, 10:51 PM   #7
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Reports are the Ursa Mini is going to be $2995.

The smaller thing is the Micro Cinema.
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Old April 12th, 2015, 11:18 PM   #8
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Reports are the Ursa Mini is going to be $2995.
Excellent price! I was thinking it was going to be more like $4,000.
Looks like it could be a nice ENG camera, I wonder what ENG lens will work well with it.
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Old April 13th, 2015, 11:42 AM   #9
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Officiel page : https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/pro...kmagicursamini
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Old April 13th, 2015, 11:51 AM   #10
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Excellent price! I was thinking it was going to be more like $4,000.
Beware, there are 4 versions, depending of the resolution and the mount:

- 4K: $ 2995 (EF mount) or $ 3495 (PL mount)

- 4,6K: $ 4995 (EF mount) or $ 5495 (PL mount)

So, there is an extra + $2000 for 0,6k more resolution, and + 3 stops of dynamic range.
It's nice to have the choice.
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Old April 13th, 2015, 12:16 PM   #11
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Something to consider is that the viewfinder is optional so that will add onto the price as well.
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Old April 13th, 2015, 12:18 PM   #12
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30p in a Global Shutter configuration? Falls slightly short of the bigger URSA which can do 60p and has a global shutter.

And no 4096x2160 ACTUAL DCI mode... We're expected to crop it to DCI ourselves?!?
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Old April 13th, 2015, 01:27 PM   #13
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I suspect heat will be a from the computer processioning limitation in such a small camera, plus it has a larger camera in the range. This camera has the same sensor as the Usra and assuming it records RAW, it should fit into a very low budget scenario. You want a larger pixel sensor for downscaling for resolution reasons.

EDIT A few more details: http://www.provideocoalition.com/bla...nces-ursa-mini
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Old April 13th, 2015, 01:59 PM   #14
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Interesting cam...but with no inbuilt ND filters I don't see the point of the extra accessories to make it run-n-gun friendly.

Pity, as ND filters are absolutely necessary as far as I am concerned - for the type of fast paced work I would use it for.
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Old April 13th, 2015, 02:14 PM   #15
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I totally agree with Andy on the lack of ND filters. After being a little let down that Panasonic's new release (DVX200) is a fixed-lens camera (when I was hoping for more of an AF100 successor), I got a little excited about the URSA mini, but lack of built-in ND filters is probably a non-starter for me.
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