Now in a smaller, more handheld friendly form factor, The us Mini 4K Digital Cinema Camera from Blackmagic Design can record cinematic images with its Super-35mm 4K, global-shutter sensor with 12 stops of dynamic range. The ergonomic body design is balanced and can be used for many different styles of filmmaking. The PL-mount is compatible with a plethora of popular lenses, opening up different aesthetic options. A rosette on the side of the camera accepts the included side handle which can keep watch over start/stop via a LANC connection.
To produce cinematic images, The us Mini can record raw sensor data in the CinemaDNG format onto CFast 2.0 memory cards at up to 60 fps. The raw files preserve the full dynamic range and color tonality output from the sensor so you’ll be able to have greater keep watch over over the look in post-production. Alternatively, data-heavy uncompressed raw files don’t seem to be at all times easy to deal with on-set, so along with uncompressed raw recording, the 4K URSA Mini provides compressed raw recording at a 3:1 compression ratio to save space even as retaining post-production flexibility.
The us Mini also records UHD (3840 x 2160) and 1080p video the use of ready-to-edit ProRes files in many different flavors within the 444 and 422 chroma subsampling variations depending on your workflow. Starting at the high end, UHD footage can be recorded in ProRes 444 XQ at a rate of 312.5 MB/s all the way down to 1080p in a ProRes 422 Proxy file coming in at a moderately paltry 5.6 MB/s data rate. Since the camera accepts dual CFast cards, you’ll be able to record for long periods of time by having the camera switch cards when one is full.
Power for The us Mini can be supplied via a 4-pin XLR jack at the rear of the camera. With an optional plate, The us will accept professional V-Mount or Gold-Mount batteries on the back. Once connected to power, The us can even distribute power through a second 4-pin XLR jack.
Super-35mm CMOS Sensor
4000 x 2160 Video up to 60p
Compressed & Uncompressed Raw Recording
Ready-to-Edit ProRes 444 + 422 Recording
Dual CFast 2.0 Memory Card Slots