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Blackmagic’s New URSA Mini Pro Camera and DaVinci Resolve Panels

Michael Maher

Switch between EF, PL, and B4 mounts with the new URSA Mini Pro video camera, and grade footage on the go with the two new DaVinci Resolve color grading panels.

All images via Blackmagic Design.

In today’s Blackmagic Design press conference, the company announced a brand new URSA Mini Pro camera and two new portable control panels for DaVinci Resolve. Let’s dive into the announcements.

URSA Mini Pro ($5,995)

Blackmagic's New URSA Mini Pro Camera and DaVinci Resolve Panels - URSA Mini Pro

The URSA Mini Pro combines the image quality of the URSA Mini 4.6K with the features and controls of a traditional broadcast camera. The result is a beast of a machine.

Perhaps the biggest thing to note is the ability to change lens mounts. With only a screwdriver, you can remove the URSA Mini Pro’s EF-mount and replace it with a PL or B4 mount for cinema or broadcast shooting. The URSA Mini Pro records up to 60 fps, and it even has a dedicated button that allows you to quickly change from a lower frame rate to 60 fps during fast-paced shoots.

Blackmagic's New URSA Mini Pro Camera and DaVinci Resolve Panels - URSA Mini Pro Mounts

It’s a really impressive addition to the URSA Mini lineup, and with a starting price of $5,995, it is a viable option for any size production studio, from solo shooters to large studios. The camera is available for pre-order and ships March 9th.

URSA Mini Pro Specs

Blackmagic's New URSA Mini Pro Camera and DaVinci Resolve Panels - URSA Mini Pro Size

  • Super35 Sensor
  • Interchangeable Lens Mounts
    • EF Mount ($175)
    • PL Mount ($245)
    • B4 Mount ($385)
  • 15 Stops Dynamic Range
  • Recording
    • 2 CFast card slots
    • 2 SD UHS-II card slots
  • Resolution (up to 60 fps)
    • 4.6K
    • 4K
    • UHD
    • 3K Anamorphic
    • 2K
    • 1080p
  • Built-in ND Filters
    • Clear, 2-stop, 4-stop, 6-stop
  • 4″ LCD Touchscreen
  • SDI Input, Output, and Monitoring
  • 2 XLR Inputs
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • 5.10 lbs
  • Codecs
    • CinemaDNG RAW
    • Apple ProRes

DaVinci Resolve Micro Panel ($995)

Blackmagic's New URSA Mini Pro Camera and DaVinci Resolve Panels - Resolve Micro Panel

After bringing video editing capabilities into DaVinci Resolve in past updates, the company has announced two new control panels designed for video editing and color grading workflows.

Designed for on-set work, the Micro Panel is a very powerful color grading surface in a very small package. It’s a die-cast aluminum body designed for plug-and-play work. With a USB-C connection, you can immediately get to work in DaVinci Resolve with this highly portable panel. The Micro Panel uses the same high-end trackballs and knobs seen in the Advanced Panel. As this is a panel that works plug-and-play with DaVinci Resolve, it does not require updates to the panel itself  — the Resolve software handles all updates.

The Micro Panel is available for pre-order and ships March 9th.


DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel ($2,995)

Blackmagic's New URSA Mini Pro Camera and DaVinci Resolve Panels - Resolve Mini Panel

The more advanced portable panel is the new Mini Panel — also designed for on-set work or for small workspaces.  While in beta, many professional colorists told Blackmagic that this would be the panel they would use on freelance projects or on location.

The Mini Panel requires A/C power, but it has the ability to power your computer from the panel, which is great for working on location. The built-in menus require an Ethernet connection.

The Mini Panel is available for pre-order and ships March 9th.


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