Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Pro 12K PL-Mount Overview
Step your cine-style video recording up to 12K with the URSA Mini Pro 12K Digital Cinema Camera from Blackmagic Design. This pro video camera uses a 12,288 x 6480 12K Super35 sensor, a new color science, and up to 14 stops of dynamic range to produce extraordinarily detailed images. The URSA Mini Pro 12K records up to 80MP per frame in Blackmagic Raw and offers flexible recording options that include dual CFAST card capture and high-speed USB Type-C output. Recording rates include up to 12K60, 110 fps in 8K, and up to 220 fps in 4K Super16.
The front of the URSA Mini Pro 12K sports an interchangeable PL lens mount, enabling you to choose from an array of current and vintage pro cine lenses from multiple manufacturers. Canon EF and Nikon F mounts are available separately for shooters who have their own glass.
The new Super35 sensor at the heart of the URSA Mini Pro 12K has been optimized for capturing multiple resolutions and features equal amounts of red, green, and blue pixels. Shoot at 12K for smooth oversampling or use the URSA Mini Pro 4K's in-sensor scaling to capture 8K or 4K Raw at rates up to 110 fps without cropping or a change in your field of view. The massive 12K sensor can also be used to select shots in 8K or 4K, essentially providing a multicamera look by reframing from a single camera output.
The dual CFast or UHS-II SD card option splits the recording between two cards, enabling you to capture up to 12K or 8K raw even at higher frame rates. With Blackmagic Raw, the URSA Mini Pro 12K offers constant-quality compression rates, several constant bit-rate options for predictable file sizes. Blackmagic Raw provides outstanding resolution for compositing, keying, tracking, and more. Blackmagic Raw is also optimized to work with the URSA Mini Pro 12K's raw files, saving the need to also create proxies.
Blackmagic's new Generation 5 Color Science offers a new film curve, enabling the URSA Mini Pro 12K to capture more natural skin tones and a better rendering of richly saturated colors in high-contrast scenes.
Even with 12K providing almost 10 times the resolution of UHD 4K, this versatile pro cine camera offers a trio of recording options. Record to the integrated dual CFast or UHS-II SD card recorders, or use the SuperSpeed USB Type-C expansion port for recording to fast SATA and NVMe drives.
An evenly weighted, lightweight yet robust magnesium alloy design makes the URSA Mini Pro 12K perfect for either handheld work or tripod-based shots. Additional camera features include 12G-SDI input and output, a 4" fold-out display, built-in ND filters, ergonomic controls, timecode and reference input, and 48V phantom power XLR audio. A digital slate function and lens metadata capture ease your URSA Mini Pro 12K workflow transition from capture to post.
12,288 x 6480 12K Super35 sensor
14 stops of dynamic range
80MP per frame; new color science
12K images at up to 60 fps, 8K and DCI 4K up to 110 fps
8K and 4K anamorphic: up to 140 fps, Super16 4K to 220 fps
Flexible Blackmagic Raw recording options
Dual CFast and UHS-II SD card recorders
Raw compression levels up to 18:1
SuperSpeed USB Type-C expansion port for external recording
Metadata support and timecode clock
Rich Film Look with Digital Definition
The URSA Mini Pro 12K's massive resolution gives you the immersive detail, wide dynamic range, and deep color of film combined with an incredible definition around objects that is perfect for chromakeying, VFX, and IMAX imaging. Oversampling from 12K down to 8K or 4K both improves color and eliminates aliasing for an ultra-smooth look.
Super35 12K Sensor Delivers a Cinematic View
The URSA Mini Pro 12K's new sensor has a native resolution of 12,288 x 6480 that produces a whopping 80 MP per frame. This sensor is designed with equal representations of red, green, and blue pixels, an 800 native ISO, and 14 stops of dynamic range. In-sensor scaling provides 8K and 4K rates up to 110 fps without cropping or a change in the field of view. The 12K sensor also enables you to reframe shots in post to get an 8K or 4K multicamera look using a single camera.
Interchangeable PL Lens Mount
Delivered with a PL mount, the URSA Mini Pro 12K's interchangeable lens mount enables you to quickly switch to a Canon-EF or Nikon-F mount, providing compatibility with a wide array of professional cinema and still lenses.
Efficient 12-Bit Raw Workflow in 12K with Blackmagic Raw
A new codec enables you to use Blackmagic Raw to edit your URSA Mini Pro 12K footage on a laptop and to edit in any resolution without needing to render before your final version.
Two Encoding Methods
Choose between Constant Quality and Constant Bitrate encoding as best suits your need. Use constant quality Q0 or Q5 options or the new Q1 and Q3 choices to lock the quality level and enable compression levels to adapt, matching the detail levels of each scene. Turn to Constant Bit Rate 5:1, 8:1, and 12:1 options or the new 18:1 choice when you prefer optimal imaging with predictable and consistent file sizes.
Generation 5 Color Science
The Gen 5 Color science's new film curve takes advantage of the huge amounts of color data produces by the URSA Mini Pro 12K's sensor. The result is more attractive skin tones and improved color saturation for images like neon signs and car taillights.
Flexible, High-Bandwidth Recording Options
Dual built-in CFast and UHS-II SD card slots and a SuperSpeed USB Type-C expansion port provide three methods for capturing 12K video. A "Record Raw on 2 Cards" option enables you to record across two cards simultaneously at speeds up to an impressive 900 MB/s to two CFast cards, or to 500 MB/s to two UHS-II SD cards. The third option is capturing to NVMe SSD drives via a USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 2 port at rates up to 10 Gb/s.