Blackmagic Design has announced the immediate availability of its latest URSA Mini 4.6K and Micro Cinema Cameras with revised specifications.


 Angled view of the Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K camera. (Source: Blackmagic Design.)
 Both cameras have been delayed because the development of the global shutter in these cameras has taken longer than expected, resulting in different issues to be resolved with each camera. Consequently, Blackmagic Design has decided to ship both of the cameras without the global shutter feature. Both cameras have been used by beta testers on national campaigns and feature films, and both have received favourable responses from testers.

The URSA Mini 4.6K is ideal for high end digital film work, with its extended latitude of 15 stops of dynamic range and film colour science built into the camera. It is available in four models with the choice of two sensors, 4.6K or 4K sensor in EF or PL mount. A gallery of work shot by beta testers can be viewed at Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K is now available from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide. Prices start at AU$4649.


 Angled view of the Blackmagic Micro Cinema camera. (Source: Blackmagic Design.)

The Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera claims to be the world’s smallest Super 16mm, professional digital film camera that can be operated via remote control and synchronised with other devices. Its design is highly customisable. The camera body is not much larger than the Micro Four Thirds lens mount and is made from  magnesium alloy. Its expansion port lets users create custom remote control, external power and monitoring solutions, which include LANC, power, video out, and genlock, along with four analog PWM radio remote control inputs so you can map camera functions to the dials, knobs, buttons and joysticks on model airplane remotes. The built in recorder captures true 12-bit log digital film quality images, which can be saved in either Cinema DNG RAW or ProRes formats. It sells for AU$1535. For more information visit