Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Pro 12K (PL)
The Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Pro 12K (PL) is a new digital film camera with an advanced 12,288 x 6,480 12K Super 35 image sensor, 14 stops of dynamic range and high frame rate shooting at up to 60 frames per second in 12K at 80 megapixels per frame. The Blackmagic Ursa Mini Pro 12K supports the new Blackmagic Generation 5 Colour Science and higher Blackmagic RAW performance. The 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 customers the best 8K and 4K images with the subtle skin tones and extraordinary detail of high end still cameras. Customers can shoot at 60 fps in 12K, 110 fps in 8K and up to 220 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.
The Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K’s extreme resolution goes well beyond traditional motion picture film. Customers 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 customers not only get better color and resolution at 8K, but also a smoothness that comes from making aliasing invisible.
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. Customers can shoot 12K at 60 fps or use in-sensor scaling to allow 8K or 4K RAW at up to 110 fps without cropping or changing their field of view. URSA Mini Pro’s interchangeable lens mount lets customers choose from the widest range of vintage and modern cinema lenses, so customers can capture every ounce of character and detail from their favorite optics.
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 customers 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 customers can work in any resolution in post production instantly, without rendering, while retaining the full sensor’s color accuracy.
Only Blackmagic RAW makes cinema quality 12-bit, 80 megapixel images at up to 60 frames a reality. Constant quality Q0 and Q5 options and new Q1 and Q3 lock the quality level, allowing compression to adapt, matching the detail of the scene. Constant bitrate encoding options 5:1, 8:1, 12:1 and the new 18:1 are designed to give customers the best possible images with predictable and consistent file size. Customers can record RAW to two cards simultaneously so customers can shoot 12K or 8K to either CFast or UHS-II cards, even at high frame rates. Blackmagic RAW stores camera metadata, lens data, white balance, digital slate information and custom LUTs to ensure consistency of image on set and through post production.
Shooting RAW in 12K preserves the deepest control of detail, exposure and color during post. Oversampling means customers get extremely sharp 8K without harsh edges. Best of all, Blackmagic RAW is designed to accelerate 12K for post production, making it as easy to work with as standard HD or Ultra HD files. It is highly optimized, multi√¢‚Ç¨‚Äòthreaded, works across multiple CPU cores and is also GPU accelerated to work with Apple Metal, CUDA and OpenCL. So customers can always work with their camera RAW files without having to make proxies. Blackmagic RAW 12K images provide unprecedented resolution and quality for color, keying, compositing, reframing, stabilization and tracking in 4K or 8K.
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 customers take advantage of the new film curve even with their existing work.
URSA Mini Pro 12K is multiple cameras in one, shooting standard resolutions and frame rates in 4K, 8K and even insanely detailed 12K. With a massive 80 megapixels per frame at 60 fps in RAW customers can capture perfect stills and motion shots in a single camera at the same time. Customers can shoot up to 60 fps in 12K 12,288 x 6480 17:9. For higher frame rates, customers can shoot 110 fps at 8192 x 4320, 140 fps at 8192 x 3408 and even window the sensor to Super 16 to capture 4K at an incredible 220 fps at 4096 x 2160 DCI. URSA Mini Pro 12K has flexible frame rate and resolution options, and captures with improved motion rendering which means that customers get smoother edges in 8K and 4K even at lower frame rates.
URSA Mini Pro 12K is the ultimate high bandwidth recorder with 3 options for recording 12K, which contains almost 10 times the resolution of Ultra HD. Customers 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 customers won’t be short of choices for capturing stunning 12K up to 60p or 8K up to 110p.
Different projects require different lenses which is why URSA Mini Pro features an interchangeable lens mount. Customers 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 customers 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.
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. Customers can connect and power external flash disks and SSDs or on URSA Mini Pro 12K customers 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√¢‚Ç¨‚Äòbit Blackmagic RAW in the Q0 setting or for high frame rates. When shooting is complete customers can simply move the external disk to their computer and start editing from the same disk, eliminating file copying.
URSA Mini Pro includes a full version of DaVinci Resolve Studio. Customers get the world’s most advanced solution that combines professional editing, color correction, audio post and visual effects all in one software tool. DaVinci Resolve is used to finish more Hollywood feature films than any other solution, so users will get the best possible post production tools to edit native video from their camera and retain every bit of quality. Whether users are working on major Hollywood feature films, episodic television, music videos, commercials or even the latest YouTube shoot, DaVinci Resolve Studio gives customers a completely lossless workflow for native editing, color correction, effects, audio and delivery.
The new Blackmagic URSA Mini Recorder lets customers 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 customers 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 their URSA Mini Pro between the camera and the battery. It’s controlled via the USB-C so customers don’t have to worry about manually starting or stopping the SSD recorder.
"With Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K we have advanced imaging technology into a new generation where new styles of shooting will be possible", said Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design. "Its not just the 12K sensor, but there is so many other innovations in this camera. From the Generation 5 Color Science, the in sensor scaling, new symmetrical color pattern, full RGB quality and of course the 12K resolution, it's going to be exciting to see what DOPs do creatively with this technology!
Effective Sensor Size
27.03mm x 14.25mm (Super35)
PL mount included. Interchangeable with optional EF and F lens mounts.
12pin broadcast connector for compatible lenses and electronic control via EF mount pins on optional EF lens mount.
12,288 x 6480 (12K DCI)
11,520 x 6480 (12K 16:9)
12,288 x 5112 (12K 2.4:1)
7680 x 6408 (12K Anamorphic)
8192 x 4320 (8K DCI)
7680 x 4320 (8K 16:9)
8192 x 3408 (8K 2.4:1)
5120 x 4272 (8K Anamorphic)
6144 x 3240 (6K Super16)
4096 x 2160 (4K Super16)
4096 x 2160 (4K DCI)
3840 x 2160 (4K 16:9)
4096 x 1704 (4K 2.4:1)
2560 x 2136 (4K Anamorphic)
Maximum sensor frame rate dependent on resolution selected. Project frame rates of 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94 and 60 fps supported.
High Speed Frame Rates
12K 17:9 full sensor up to 60 fps
8K DCI full sensor up to 110 fps
4K DCI full sensor up to 110 fps
8K 2.4:1 and 4K 2.4:1 up to 140 fps
6K Super 16 up to 120 fps
4K Super 16 up to 220 fps
Built in ND Filters
Four position ND filter wheel with clear, 2-stop, 4-stop and 6-stop IR ND filters.
Focus button turns on peaking, auto focus available using compatible lenses.
Iris wheel and touchscreen slider for manual iris adjustment on electronically controllable lenses, iris button for instant auto iris settings on compatible lenses so no pixel is clipped in film mode. Scene average auto exposure in video mode.
LCD capacitive touchscreen.
Automatically populated lens data from i/Technology with compatible PL lenses and electronic EF lenses when using optional EF lens mount. Automatic recording of camera settings and slate data such as project, scene number, take and special notes.
Touchscreen menus on 4 inch screen. Push buttons for other controls. 3 assignable shortcut keys.
Highly accurate timecode clock. Less than 1 frame drift every 8 hours.
Total Video Inputs
1 x 12G-SDI
Total Video Outputs
1 x 12G-SDI, 1 x 3G-SDI Monitoring.
1.5G, 3G, 6G, 12G.
Analog Audio Inputs
2 x XLR analog switchable between mic, line and AES audio. Phantom power support.
Analog Audio Outputs
1 x 3.5mm headphone jack, supports iPhone microphone for talkback.
1 x 2.5mm LANC input for Rec Start/Stop, plus Iris and Focus control using compatible lenses.
1 x USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 2 with power delivery for external drive recording.
1 x USB Type-C for software updates.
Integrated stereo microphone.
Built in Speaker
1 x mono speaker.
SD Video Standards
HD Video Standards
1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60
Ultra HD Video Standards
2160p23.98, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p29.97, 2160p30, 2160p50, 2160p59.94, 2160p60
SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 424 Level B, SMPTE 2081-1, SMPTE 2082-1
SDI Audio Sampling
48 kHz and 24 bit
2 x CFast 2.0 card slots, 2 x SD UHS-II card slots, 1 x USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 expansion port with power delivery for recording to external media.
Can format media to ExFAT (Windows/Mac) or HFS+ (Mac) file systems.
Blackmagic RAW Constant Bitrate 5:1,
Blackmagic RAW Constant Bitrate 8:1,
Blackmagic RAW Constant Bitrate 12:1,
Blackmagic RAW Constant Bitrate 18:1,
Blackmagic RAW Constant Quality Q0,
Blackmagic RAW Constant Quality Q1,
Blackmagic RAW Constant Quality Q3,
Blackmagic RAW Constant Quality Q5.
Blackmagic SDI Camera Control Protocol, iPad control, Bluetooth control, 1 x 2.5mm LANC for lens and record control.
Talkback and Tally
SDI Channels 15/16 and iPhone headset.
Live Tally Indicator
Tally on LCD, URSA Viewfinder and URSA Studio Viewfinder.
2 x CFast 2.0
2 x SD UHS-II cards
1 x high speed USB-C expansion port for external media.
Storage rates based on 24 frames per second.
12K - 12,288 x 6480
Blackmagic RAW 5:1 - 578 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 8:1 - 361 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 12:1 - 241 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 18:1 - 160 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW Q0 - 241 to 578 MB/s 1
Blackmagic RAW Q1 - 144 to 361 MB/s 2
Blackmagic RAW Q3 - 96 to 241 MB/s 3
Blackmagic RAW Q5 - 72 to 180 MB/s 4
8K - 8192 x 4320
Blackmagic RAW 5:1 - 258 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 8:1 - 161 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 12:1 - 107 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 18:1 - 72 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW Q0 - 107 to 258 MB/s 1
Blackmagic RAW Q1 - 64 to 161 MB/s 2
Blackmagic RAW Q3 - 43 to 107 MB/s 3
Blackmagic RAW Q5 - 32 to 81 MB/s 4
6K - 6144 x 3240
Blackmagic RAW 5:1 - 145 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 8:1 - 91 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 12:1 - 61 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 18:1 - 40 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW Q0 - 61 to 145 MB/s 1
Blackmagic RAW Q1 - 36 to 91 MB/s 2
Blackmagic RAW Q3 - 24 to 61 MB/s 3
Blackmagic RAW Q5 - 18 to 45 MB/s 4
4K - 4096 x 2160
Blackmagic RAW 5:1 - 65 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 8:1 - 41 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 12:1 - 27 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 18:1 - 18 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW Q0 - 27 to 65 MB/s 1
Blackmagic RAW Q1 - 16 to 41 MB/s 2
Blackmagic RAW Q3 - 11 to 27 MB/s 3
Blackmagic RAW Q5 - 8 to 20 MB/s 4
Blackmagic RAW Q0, Q1, Q3, Q5, 5:1, 8:1, 12:1 and 18:1 at 12,288 x 6480, 11,520 x 6480, 12,288 x 5112, 7680 x 6408, 8192 x 4320, 7680 x 4320, 8192 x 3408, 5120 x 4272, 6144 x 3240, 4096 x 2160, 3840 x 2160, 4096 x 1704 and 2560 x 2136 stored as 12 bit non-linear with film, extended video, video or custom 3D LUT embedded in metadata.
1 Constant Quality setting Q0 storage rates quoted are indicative only, based on a 5:1 - 12:1 compression range.
2 Constant Quality setting Q1 storage rates quoted are indicative only, based on a 8:1 - 20:1 compression range.
3 Constant Quality setting Q3 storage rates quoted are indicative only, based on a 12:1 - 30:1 compression range.
4 Constant Quality setting Q5 storage rates quoted are indicative only, based on a 16:1 - 40:1 compression range.
Actual storage rates are entirely dependent on image subject matter.
URSA Mini Operating System
DaVinci Resolve Studio for Mac and Windows including activation key
Blackmagic Camera Setup
Blackmagic RAW Player
Blackmagic RAW QuickLook Plugin
Blackmagic RAW SDK
Blackmagic RAW Speed Test
Mac 10.15 Catalina or later.
1 x External 12V power supply. 12 pin Molex connector for rear battery plate.
External Power Input
1 x 4 pin XLR port for external power or battery use.
1 x 12 pin Molex connector on rear battery plate.
Custom V-mount battery plate with D-tap +12V regulated output from camera.
Rear camera mount compatible with industry standard V-mount or gold mount battery plates.
URSA Mini Pro PL, EF and F Mounts
URSA Mini Pro Shim Kit
URSA Mini Shoulder Kit including top handle and extender arm
URSA Studio Viewfinder
URSA Mini Recorder
URSA VLock Battery Plate
URSA Gold Battery Plate
URSA Mini Mic Mount
URSA Mini Top Handle
Blackmagic Camera Fiber Converter
0° to 40°C (32° to 104°F)
-20° to 45°C (-4° to 113°F)
0% to 90% non-condensing
What's In The Box
- Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K Body
- Turret dust cap
- PL lens mount
- Power supply
- DaVinci Resolve Studio activation key
- 12 Month Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.