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 2.0 card capture and high-speed USB Type-C output. Recording rates include up to 60 fps in 12K 17:9 full sensor, up to 75 fps in 12K 2.4:1, 120 fps in 8K, and up to 240 fps in 4K Super16
URSA Mini Pro 12K
Introducing the World’s Most Advanced Digital Film Camera!
Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K is a revolution in digital film with a 12,288 x 6480 12K Super 35 sensor and 14 stops of dynamic range, built into the award winning URSA Mini body. The combination of 80 megapixels per frame, new color science and the flexibility of Blackmagic RAW makes working with 12K a reality. Oversampling from 12K gives you the best 8K and 4K images with the subtle skin tones and extraordinary detail of high end still cameras. You can shoot at 60 fps in 12K, 120 fps in 8K and up to 240 fps in 4K Super 16. URSA Mini Pro 12K features an interchangeable PL mount, as well as built in ND filters, dual CFast and UHS-II SD card recorders, a SuperSpeed USB-C expansion port and more. DaVinci Resolve Studio is included for creative control through post from editing to color, VFX and more!
Digital Film, Extreme Resolution
URSA Mini Pro 12K’s extreme resolution goes well beyond traditional motion picture film! You get the benefits of shooting with film including incredible detail, wide dynamic range and rich, deep color. Perfect for feature films, episodic television and immersive, large format IMAX. The incredible definition around objects makes it ideal for working with green screen and VFX including compositing live action and CGI. Super sampling at 12K means you not only get better color and resolution at 8K, but also a smoothness that comes from making aliasing invisible. This new generation of digital film technology ushers in an analog style purity and subtlety to deliver a better than film experience.
Cinematic Super 35 12K Sensor
The Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K features a revolutionary new sensor with a native resolution of 12,288 x 6480, which is an incredible 80 megapixels per frame! The Super 35 sensor has a superb 14 stops of dynamic range and a native ISO of 800. The new 12K sensor has equal amounts of red, green and blue pixels and is optimized for images at multiple resolutions. You can shoot 12K at 60 fps or use in-sensor scaling to allow 8K or 4K RAW at up to 120 fps without cropping or changing your field of view. URSA Mini Pro’s interchangeable lens mount lets you choose from the widest range of vintage and modern cinema lenses, so you can capture every ounce of character and detail from your favorite optics.
Shoot in 12K, Edit on a Laptop
The URSA Mini Pro 12K sensor and Blackmagic RAW were designed together to make 12 bit RAW workflows in 12K effortless. As an incredibly efficient next generation codec Blackmagic RAW lets you shoot 12K and edit on a laptop, a capability that simply isn’t possible with other codecs. The massive resolution of the sensor means you can reframe shots in post for delivery in 8K and 4K. It’s like a multi camera shoot with only one camera. And it’s perfect for great looking vertical and square video, too. The advanced design of the sensor and Blackmagic RAW means that you can work in any resolution in post production instantly, without rendering, while retaining the full sensor’s color accuracy.
Blackmagic Generation 5 Color Science features a new film curve designed to make full use of the massive amount of color data from the new URSA Mini Pro 12K sensor. This delivers even better color response for more pleasing skin tones, and better rendering of highly saturated colors such as neon signs and car tail lights in high contrast scenes. Generation 5 Color Science informs complex Blackmagic RAW image processing, with color and dynamic range data from the sensor preserved via metadata for use in post production. Compatible with all previously shot Blackmagic RAW files, Generation 5 Color Science lets you take advantage of the new film curve even with your existing work!
High Band Width Recording
URSA Mini Pro is the ultimate high bandwidth recorder with 3 options for recording 12K, which contains almost 10 times the resolution of Ultra HD. You get dual built in CFast and UHS‑II SD card recorders, and a SuperSpeed USB‑C expansion port for recording to fast SATA and NVMe drives. With “Record RAW on 2 Cards” turned on, URSA Mini Pro 12K can record simultaneously across two cards up to an incredible 900MB/s to 2 CFast cards, or an impressive 500MB/s to 2 UHS‑II SD cards. The SuperSpeed USB‑C expansion port on the rear can record to USB‑C flash storage up to 900MB/s as a third recording option so you won’t be short of choices for capturing stunning 12K up to 60 fps or 8K up to 120 fps!
URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2
URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 has a Super 35mm 4.6K sensor with 15 stops of dynamic range at up to 120 fps or 2K at up to 300 fps! The interchangeable lens mount comes with EF as standard, optional PL, F and B4 mounts available. You get built in ND filters, Blackmagic RAW or ProRes recording to dual CFast or SD cards, HD‑SDI monitoring, XLR audio, timecode or reference in and a USB‑C expansion port.
URSA Mini Pro 12K
Featuring a revolutionary 12,288 x 6,480 Super 35mm sensor with PL mount as standard, the URSA Mini Pro 12K has extra resolution for high end production. With a massive 80 megapixels per frame at 60fps in RAW, you can capture perfect stills and motion shots in a single camera! URSA Mini Pro 12K also includes a SuperSpeed USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 expansion port for recording to incredibly fast NVMe SSDs.
Easy to Use Blackmagic OS
With advanced Blackmagic OS, you get an intuitive and user friendly camera operating system based on the latest technology. Blackmagic OS is a true modern operating system where all camera features run independently for smoother control, plus the camera powers on virtually instantly. URSA Mini Pro features the same controls and menus as other Blackmagic Design cameras so you can move between cameras on set easily. The interface uses simple tap and swipe gestures to adjust settings, add metadata and view recording status. You also get full control over advanced camera features such as on screen focus and exposure tools, 3D LUTs, HDR, metadata entry, timecode, Blackmagic RAW settings and more!
Interchangeable Lens Mounts
Different projects require different lenses which is why URSA Mini Pro features an interchangeable lens mount. You can quickly switch between PL, EF and F mount lenses on the URSA Mini Pro 12K, as well as B4 lenses on the URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2. That means you can work with high quality large PL cinema lenses, EF or F mount photographic lenses, and even B4 broadcast lenses, making URSA Mini Pro compatible with the widest possible range of professional lenses. Additional PL, EF, F and B4 lens mounts can be purchased separately. With URSA Mini Pro, you get a single camera that works with virtually all professional lenses so you have the freedom to choose the lens you need for any kind of work!
Optional Shoulder Mount Kit
URSA Mini Pro cameras include multiple ¼ inch mount points on the bottom so you can attach them directly to any tripod. When you need to quickly move from tripod to handheld and back, you can use the optional Blackmagic URSA Mini Shoulder Kit. This kit includes the shoulder pad with built in rosettes, rail mounts and integrated quick lock release attachment points for instantly latching onto the quick release plate without removing the shoulder pad. You also get a top handle for carrying the camera and attaching accessories such as the Blackmagic URSA Viewfinder, a support arm for Blackmagic Video Assist and more!
High Resolution Viewfinder for Accurate Focus
The optional Blackmagic URSA Viewfinder is designed to be the perfect match for URSA Mini Pro. You get a high resolution 1920 x 1080 color OLED display with precision glass optics, adjustable diopter and built in digital focus chart so you get perfect focus every time. As well as a clean feed of the image you can also view critical status information such as frame guides and more. You can easily access the fully assignable function buttons on top of the viewfinder for zooming, turning on overlays, focus peaking control and more. To preserve OLED screen life, there’s a built in sensor so the OLED only turns on when you’re looking through the viewfinder. There’s even a built in tally light!
RevolutionaryLightweight, Portable Design
URSA Mini Pro is designed to include everything you need in a portable camera so you can take it anywhere! The evenly weighted camera body is made from lightweight, robust magnesium alloy. Buttons, switches and dials are laid out in a logical order that makes them easy to find by feel while using the viewfinder. An external backlit LCD status display lets you view critical information. Plus there’s a 4″ fold out touchscreen for reviewing shots and accessing the menu settings. You get connections such as 12G‑SDI in and out, USB‑C, 48 volt phantom power XLR audio, timecode and reference in. The optional Blackmagic Shoulder Mount Kit lets you go from tripod to handheld in seconds!
USB-C forDirect Recordingto External Disks
Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro features an innovative high speed USB-C Expansion Port. The 4.6K G2 model features USB‑C 3.1 Gen 1 which operates at up to 5 Gb/s, while the new 12K model has a USB‑C 3.1 Gen 2 for a blistering 10 Gb/s. You can connect and power external flash disks and SSDs or on URSA Mini Pro 12K you can connect the new URSA Mini Recorder for recording to fast NVMe SSD drives for longer recording times. NVMe SSD drives are ideal for shooting 12K in the highest constant quality 12‑bit Blackmagic RAW in the Q0 setting or for high frame rates. When shooting is complete you can simply move the external disk to your computer and start editing from the same disk, eliminating file copying!
High ResolutionMonitoring andCamera Control
The built in 4 inch fold out touchscreen on URSA Mini Pro is a bright, high resolution color display with a wide viewing angle that makes it perfect for monitoring and reviewing shots on set! The screen can also show you a “heads up display” overlay with critical information such as format, frame rate, iris, timecode, shutter angle, white balance, ISO and more. Plus you get a histogram, card recording status indicators and audio meters! You can show or hide the heads up display by simply swiping up or down. The fold out touchscreen also lets you use the incredible Blackmagic operating software so you get super fast access to every camera function, digital slate for metadata management and more!
Blackmagic URSA Mini Recorder
The new Blackmagic URSA Mini Recorder lets you record 12‑bit Blackmagic RAW files onto fast 2.5 inch SSDs, including the latest U.2 NVMe Enterprise SSDs. SSDs such as the latest 7mm U.2 NVMe disks are super fast, delivering data transfer speeds of up to 900 MB/s! This blazing fast performance allows you longer recording times for full resolution 4K, 8K and 12K 12‑bit Blackmagic RAW files in the highest quality Q0 encoding. The unique design of the Blackmagic URSA Mini Recorder means it attaches directly to the back of your URSA Mini Pro 12K between the camera and the battery. It’s controlled via the USB‑C so you don’t have to worry about manually starting or stopping the SSD recorder.
Compatible with Industry Standard Batteries and Power
URSA Mini Pro includes a 4‑pin XLR industry standard power connector that works with 12V to 18V external power supplies. That means it’s easy to use the camera with all of your existing power supplies and batteries! URSA Mini Pro cameras use the same battery power connector and mounting points on the rear of the camera so you can use a wide range of battery plates from manufacturers such as IDX, Blueshape, Anton Bauer and more. You can also add the optional Blackmagic URSA VLock Battery Plate or Blackmagic URSA Gold Battery Plate for using popular V‑Mount and Gold Mount batteries.
|Lens Mount||ARRI PL|
|Sensor Resolution||Effective: 79.6 Megapixel (12,288 x 6480)|
|Sensor Type||27.03 x 14.25 mm (Super35) CMOS|
|Built-In ND Filter||Mechanical Filter Wheel with Clear, 2-Stop (1/4), 4-Stop (1/16), 6-Stop (1/64) ND Filters|
|Capture Type||Stills & Video|
|Shutter Type||Electronic Rolling Shutter|
|ISO Sensitivity||125 to 3200|
|Advertised Dynamic Range||14 Stops|
|Internal Recording Modes||Blackmagic RAW 12-Bit
12288 x 6480 up to 60.00 fps
11520 x 6480 up to 60.00 fps
12288 x 5112 up to 75 fps
7680 x 6408
8192 x 4320
7680 x 4320
8192 x 3408 up to 160 fps
5120 x 4272 up to 160 fps
6144 x 3240
4096 x 2160 up to 240 fps
3840 x 2160
4096 x 1704 up to 160 fps
2560 x 2136 up to 160 fps
|External Recording Modes||Raw via USB
12288 x 6480
8192 x 4320
6144 x 3240
4096 x 2160
|Sensor Crop Modes||Super35 / APS-C|
|Built-In Microphone Type||Stereo|
|Audio Recording||2-Channel 24-Bit 48 kHz|
|Aspect Ratio||1:1, 2:1, 4:3, 4:5, 16:9|
|Image File Format||Raw|
|Media/Memory Card Slot||Dual Slot: CFast (CFast 2.0)
Dual Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)
|Video I/O||1 x BNC (12G-SDI) Input
1 x BNC (12G-SDI) Output
1 x BNC (3G-SDI) Output
|Audio I/O||2 x XLR 3-Pin Mic/Line (+48 V Phantom Power) Output
1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm TRRS Headphone/Mic Input/Output
|Power I/O||1 x XLR 4-Pin Input
1 x Molex 12-Pin Input/Output
1 x XLR 4-Pin (12VDC) Output
|Other I/O||1 x USB-C (USB 3.2 / 3.1 Gen 2)
1 x USB-C Data Input
|Mobile App Compatible||Yes
*As of January, 2023: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
|Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)||None|
|Display Type||Articulating Touchscreen LCD|
|Secondary Display||Side: Status Display|
|Type||Optional, Not Included|
|Focus Type||Auto and Manual Focus|
|Focus Mode||Automatic, Manual Focus|
|Operating Temperature||32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C|
|Storage Temperature||-4 to 113°F / -20 to 45°C|
|Operating Humidity||0 to 90%|
|Accessory Mount||4 x 1/4″-20 Female
1 x ARRI/Hirth Rosette
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||9.2 x 5.92 x 5.87″ / 23.4 x 15.04 x 14.91 cm|
|Weight||5.62 lb / 2.55 kg|
|Package Weight||8.25 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||14.9 x 8.8 x 8″|