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Blackmagic introduces Micro Cinema Camera with Micro Four Thirds mount

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Blackmagic has announced the Micro Cinema Camera, a Super 16 action camera with a Micro Four Thirds mount aimed at professional and amateur filmmakers.

Blackmagic Design has also introduced the URSA Mini which is the World’s lightest handheld Super 35 digital film camera with a 4K or 4.6K sensor.

On the other hand the company also announced a high-resolution electronic viewfinder specifically designed for the Blackmagic URSA and Blackmagic URSA Mini digital video cameras.

The Blackmagic URSA Viewfinder will be available in July for $1,495 and Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera will be available in July for US$995. See all NAB 2015 news.

Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera


Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera Key Features

  • High resolution 1080 HD, 13 stops of dynamic range.
  • Switchable 60 fps rolling shutter or 30 fps global shutter.
  • Features built in 12-bit RAW and ProRes recording and captures true digital film quality images.
  • Features an active Micro Four Thirds lens mount. Easily adaptable to other lens mounts.
  • Includes built in buttons along the front to quickly and easily change settings.
  • Includes an expansion port with a DB-HD15 connector and breakout cable.
  • Includes remote camera management, using the expansion port remotely start and stop recording, adjust focus, change the iris and also connect to video transmitters to monitor recording status, battery life and audio levels.
  • Includes a HDMI connector for monitoring video output on any monitor or TV.
  • Includes SD card slot for recording to high speed and low cost SD card media.
  • Includes 3.5mm stereo input for connecting external microphones or to other line level devices.

Availability and Price

Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera will be available in July for US$995 from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.

Blackmagic URSA Mini Key Features

  • Four models with the choice of two sensors, 4.6K or 4K sensor in EF or PL mount.
  • Built in dual CFast 2.0 card recorders allow unlimited duration recording in high quality.
  • Open file formats compatible with popular software, such as CinemaDNG 12 bit RAW. No custom file formats.
  • Support for CinemaDNG 4.6K RAW files and ProRes 4444 XQ, ProRes 4444, ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 422, ProRes 422 LT, ProRes 422 Proxy recording at Ultra HD and HD resolutions.
  • Features all standard connections, including dual XLR mic/line audio inputs with phantom power, 12G-SDI output for monitoring with camera status graphic overlay and separate XLR 4 pin power output for viewfinder power, headphone jack, LANC remote control and standard 4 pin 12V DC power connection.
  • Built in high quality stereo microphones for recording sound.
  • 5 inch foldout 1080 HD touchscreen for on-set monitoring and menu settings.
  • Optional URSA Mini Shoulder Kit, allowing both tripod and shoulder use interchangeably.
  • Built in gyroscope allowing recording of camera pitch, roll and yaw movements when working in RAW.
  • Includes full copy of DaVinci Resolve software color grading and editing software.


Additional Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K Model Features

  • Selectable global and rolling shutter sensor.
  • Wide 15 stops of dynamic range allows capture of increased details for feature film look.
  • Supports up to 60 fps 4.6K resolution capture in RAW.
  • Built in GPS for location tagging of recorded files for easy media management when editing.

Availability and Price

Blackmagic URSA Mini will be available in July starting from US$2,995 for the URSA Mini 4K EF, US$3,495 for the URSA Mini 4K PL, US$4,995 for the URSA Mini 4.6K EF and US$5,495 for the URSA Mini 4.6K PL models.

Blackmagic URSA Viewfinder Features

  • High resolution 1920 x 1080 color OLED display with precision glass optics.
  • Adjustable diopter and built in digital focus chart for perfect focus setup for the users eye.
  • Built in sensor to preserve OLED screen life, activates display when the viewfinder is being used.
  • Adjustable for left or right eye and for above or below camera shooting positions.
  • Built in record “tally” indicator for allowing talent to know when recording has started.

Availability and Price

Blackmagic URSA Viewfinder will be available in July for US$1,495, from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.