Blackmagic Design Slashes 12K Camera Price

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Blackmagic Design has slashed the price of its URSA Mini Pro 12K camera from US $9 995 (excluding sales tax) to US $5 995.

That’s a whopping $4 000 off in the US.

In Australia we’ll pay $9 435 GST inclusive.

A short time ago I checked around and places like VIDEOGUYS AUSTRALIA have the camera listed for $8 699.

Another $736 off.

So how did Grant Petty’s (Blackmagic Design CEO) team do it?

The price reduction is due to manufacturing efficiencies plus improved supply of 12K sensors.

Blackmagic Design makes high quality digital film cameras affordable.

“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”, said Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design.

“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!”

So this is one of those occasions where it literally pays to wait.

The new rendering engine in DaVinci Resolve 17.3 makes all that high resolution relatively easy to work with on a computer, even if it’s a laptop.

Blackmagic Design tells us that it’s showing speed improvements up to 3x when working in 4K and 8K resolutions.

The URSA Mini Pro includes a full version of DaVinci Resolve Studio.

Check out our Sky News story on Blackmagic Design

Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K – Insane 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 optimised for Metal, CUDA and OpenCL.

• Generation 5 Colour 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.

Availability and Price

Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K is available immediately for US $5 995 excluding duties (A$9 435 GST INC) , from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.

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