well, it is time of the year again where broadcast and film equipment makers are eagerly dishing out new gadgets and gizmos for the industry, and not surprisingly, Blackmagic also have some interesting products to share and among them, is the Blackmagic URSA 4K Digital Film Camera, which is one rig that stands out in the show not because of its relatively affordable price tag of $5,995 or its 4K capability (we have seen enough of them, don’t we?), but it is due to the fact that it has an attractive aluminum construction, coupled with a massive 10-inch Full HD flip-out monitor.
apart from that, it is packed to the brim with features you expect from a professional digital film camera including large user-upgradeable Super 35 global shutter image sensor, internal dual RAW and Apple ProRes recorders, wide 12 stops of dynamic, compatibility with PL or EF mount lenses, built-in stereo microphones, UHD and 1080p recordings of up to 60 fps, supports quick release tripod mounts and a suite of connection options comprising of dual XLR mic/line audio inputs with phantom power, 6G-SDI output for monitoring with camera status graphic overlay and separate XLR 4 pin power output for viewfinder power, headphone jack and more.
but that’s not all; this pro-grade imaging device is also future-proofed with user-upgradeable sensor and lens mount, plus there is also a liquid cooling system is in place to allow for higher frame rates when future sensors supporting this feature becomes available. the Blackmagic URSA 4K Digital Film Camera is expected to be available in June/July through Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.