Blackmagic Design Updates URSA Mini Pro Camera

Blackmagic Design’s software update for its original Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 4.6K camera brings on par with the URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 and URSA Broadcast.

Blackmagic Camera 6.9.3 Update is available now as a free download from the Blackmagic Design website.

The software adds support for 11 languages so it can be used internationally including Portuguese, Italian, Russian, Chinese or Korean. When customers switch languages, all on screen overlays, setup menus and monitoring information will be displayed in the selected language instantly.

Users also now have the ability to embed custom 3D LUTs in Blackmagic RAW clips, which helps to streamline production workflow. 3D LUTs can be directly embedded as metadata within the .BRAW file, making it easy to display the images with the "look" you want, maintaining creative consistency through post production.

When working with software such as Davinci Resolve, it’s easy to access the 3D LUTs for editing and color correction as they always travel with the .BRAW file, explains the vendor.

This new update also adds new features that URSA Mini Pro customers have requested such as being able to disable the HFR button to prevent accidentally changing the frame rate between shots. The HFR button can now also be remapped, as can the VTR and return buttons on Cine‑servo PL and B4 lenses. In addition, users can now lock timecode to the SDI input, jam sync timecode is maintained between power cycles, and the ND filter icon is always visible on status text when in use.

Audio improvements have also been included with customers now able to choose between -18 or -20dB audio alignment levels. The Blackmagic OS now adds ⅓ stop ISO increments to the ISO slider, as well as the ability to quickly switch media from the heads up display. In addition, new 2:1, 1:1 and 5:4 frame guides have been added, along with the option for custom frame guides. The media formatting interface has been improved, making it more intuitive so users are less likely to accidentally format a card.

“This update adds a lot of new features to the original URSA Mini Pro 4.6K model, bringing it up to the latest software as the URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 and URSA Broadcast,” said Grant Petty, Blackmagic Design CEO. “It’s very exciting because now all URSA Mini Pro customers can upgrade to the latest software at no charge, giving them access to a range of powerful new capabilities to shoot with.”

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