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Blackmagic launches new URSA Mini 12K model

The company has released the URSA Mini Pro 12K with an optical low pass filter, with the 12K now on Netflix’s list of approved cameras

At NAB 2023 in Las Vegas, Blackmagic Design has announced the launch of its URSA Mini Pro 12K OLPF, a new model of its digital film camera which adds a high performance optical low pass filter to the 12K Super 35 image sensor. The company said that the OLPF reduces artefacts such as moire and aliasing, while preserving the colour and critical image detail.

The new model has a 12,288 x 6,480 12K Super 35 sensor and 14 stops of dynamic range, built into the URSA Mini body. The company said that the “combination of 80 megapixels per frame, new colour science and the flexibility of Blackmagic RAW makes working with 12K a reality”. Oversampling from 12K gives users high quality 8K and 4K images and the ability to shoot at 60 fps in 12K, 120 fps in 8K and up to 240 fps in 4K Super 16. It also features an interchangeable PL mount, as well as built in ND filters, dual CFast and UHS-II SD card recorders, and a SuperSpeed USB-C expansion port.

“Since we released the Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K, we’ve been hard at work to make the camera even better for new production methods such as virtual production with LED video walls,” said Grant Petty, Blackmagic Design CEO. “That’s why we have have taken considerable time and effort to develop an optical low pass filter that is perfectly matched to the sensor and not only reduces artifacts such as moire, but preserves and enhances the details and color the URSA Mini Pro 12K is renowned for. I can’t wait to see what DOPs can do with this high resolution camera in virtual productions!”

The URSA Mini Pro 12K OLPF is now available from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide for US$6,385.