Blackmagic Design Announcements from the Livestream Event
Quick recap of the event: 2 New Control Panels, & 1 New Camera
BMD is designing smaller but professional control panels designed with dual purposes in mind to solve the difficulty of color grading using a keyboard and mouse. They considered the importance of spending time tweaking primaries and the panel itself needing to stand up to years of abuse.
First a smaller panel designed for editing & color : the DaVinci Resolve Micro Panel. Constructed of die-cast aluminum, it’s a Plug and Play unit that DaVinci 12.5.5 will recognize. It will be $995 and available immediately.
Next up is the DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel, a step up from the micro. Designed for a full featured control surface that is small enough to move between workstations, or for freelancers. The panel does need external power, and it is priced at $2995.
They have also announced a new camera, the URSA Mini Pro. Marketed as a cinema camera and a broadcast camera. Sports a Magnesium body, 4.6K (4608 x 2592 pixels) Super 35mm sensor, 60FPS at max resolution, CFast & SD Recording media, CinemaDNG 12 bit log, plus a ton of Pro-Res formats.
It has an interchangeable lens mount. Default EF mount with swappable PL/B4/Nikon mounts. Comes equipped with ND filters at 2,4 and 6 stops. Internal NDs are one of my favorite features.
A very nice addition is their SSD recorder that bolts to the back of the camera, between the camera and battery plate.
Priced in line with their other offerings at $5995. Current URSA owners can also get upgrade pricing of $3495 and end up with two camera bodies.