Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Pro 12K Price Reduction

Blackmagic Design’s 12K Cinema Camera Receives $4000 Price Drop

Shot with the Ursa Mini Pro 12K

On Thursday, August 19, Blackmagic Design announced their price reduction for their 12K Ursa Mini Pro cinema camera from US $9995 to $5,995 due to improvements in production and increased availability of 12K sensors.

Blackmagic Design’s CEO, Grant Petty, shared how they have been working hard to reduce costs of the 12K model and improving processing within DaVinci Resolve Studio on Apple M1 laptops.

“Since we released Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K last year, we have been working hard to increase the supply of sensors and make improvements in our manufacturing processes to help reduce costs. This new lower price, combined with the incredible 3x faster speed of DaVinci Resolve makes high resolution 4K and 8K workflows more accessible. It’s totally mind blowing that you can edit high resolution 8K in DaVinci Resolve, on an Apple M1 notebook!”

Grant Petty, CEO – Blackmagic Design

The URSA Mini Pro 12K is capable of recording 12,288px x 6480px (80MP) digital film images with its Super 35 sensor, using its wide dynamic range of 14 stops.

The 12K resolution is useful for recording VFX and an oversampled image for better skin tone renditions and color accuracy, “Oversampling from 12K gives customers the best 8K and 4K images with the subtle skin tones and extraordinary detail of high end still cameras” (Blackmagic Design).

Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Pro 12K (PL) Digital Film Camera

Along with its high resolution sensor, the Ursa Mini Pro 12K can record up to 12K60p Blackmagic RAW, along with other frame rates at lower resolutions in Pro-Res or RAW formats with varying levels of video compression and bit depths.

“For higher frame rates, customers can shoot 120 fps at 8192 x 4320, 160 fps at 8192 x 3408 and even window the sensor to Super 16 to capture 4K at an incredible 240 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.”

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The native PL mount on the Ursa Mini Pro 12K is interchangeable to Canon’s EF mount, making it more attractive for potential customers who own Canon lenses.

Included with each purchase of the Ursa Mini Pro 12K cinema camera is a full version of DaVinci Resolve Studio, which retails for US $295. Davinci Resolve Studio is ideal for processing the RAW video recorded with the Ursa Mini Pro 12K.

Blackmagic Ursa Mini Pro 12K Features

  • 12,288 x 6480 12K Super 35 sensor.
  • Use for feature films, VFX and high end TVCs.
  • 14 stops of dynamic range and native 800 ISO.
  • New Blackmagic RAW for real time 12K editing.
  • Blackmagic RAW optimized for Metal, CUDA and OpenCL.
  • Generation 5 Color Science with new film curve.
  • Shoot up to 60 fps in 12K, 120 fps at 8K and 240 fps at 4K.
  • Dual card CFast recording at up to 900MB/s.
  • PL mount included and optional EF and F lens mounts available.
  • SuperSpeed USB-C for recording to external disks.
  • Includes DaVinci Resolve Studio for post production.
  • Compatible with new Blackmagic URSA Mini Recorder.

Ursa Mini Pro 12K units are avaible for immediate shipping worldwide from Blackmagic Design resellers.

“Blackmagic Design Announces New Low Price for Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K.” Media, Blackmagic Design, 19 Aug. 2021,

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