Blackmagic Design has announced lots of new products at the recent NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) show in Las Vegas, most of them scheduled to ship in July.


The new Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera. (Source: Blackmagic Design.)

The new Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera is a miniaturised Super 16mm professional digital film camera that can be used like an Action Camera but records Full HD video at up to 60 frames/second. Designed for use on drones or for mounting in places where normal cameras can’t be set up, it has no built-in monitor screen but comes with a new expansion port that lets customers use PWM and S.Bus model airplane remote controls to operate the camera wirelessly for capturing action anywhere. It is priced at US$995.


A typical application for the Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K. (Source: Blackmagic Design.)
Similar capabilities are provided in the Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K, a tiny Ultra HD and HD studio camera for live production that fits into the palm of a hand. Its  broadcast grade Ultra HD sensor can record Digital Cinema 4K movies at up to 2160p with a frame rate of up to 30 fps. Full HD recordings at 1080p can be captured at up to 60 fps. It will ship July for US$1,295. Both Micro cameras have magnesium bodies and can support M4/3 lenses.


The compact and lightweight Blackmagic URSA Mini Super 35 camera. (Source: Blackmagic Design.)
Blackmagic’s URSA Mini is a compact and lightweight Super 35 digital film camera with a 4.6K image sensor. It features a switchable global or rolling shutter, up to 15 stops of dynamic range, a large 5 inch fold out viewfinder and dual RAW and ProRes recorders. Shipping in July, it will be priced from US$2,995. Blackmagic Design has also announced the URSA Viewfinder, a high resolution electronic viewfinder specifically designed for the Blackmagic URSA and Blackmagic URSA Mini digital film cameras. (Shipping in July for US$1,495.)

The new URSA 4.6 Super 35 sensor, also announced at the show and due for release in June, is a high performance 4.6K sensor for URSA high-end digital film cameras. Offering a resolution of 4608 x 2592 at 120 frames per second and an extremely wide 15 stops of dynamic range, it can record images that rival those shot on traditional 35mm film. Blackmagic’s  new Video Assist is a portable, all-in-one professional monitor and video recorder that can be used with any SDI or HDMI camera. It can record 4:2:2 10-bit movie clips on fast SHXC cards using ProRes or DNxHD formats and will ship in July for US$495.

Full details of these and other Blackmagic Design products can be found at