Tuesday, November 24, 2015

First ever URSA Mini 4.6K footage posted to Vimeo!

Finally - Blackmagic beta tester and cinematographer Tom Majerski posts two examples of footage from the URSA Mini 4.6K to Vimeo! Without further ado, here they are:

As Tom said in a tweet earlier day, "It's better than I expected...worth the wait."

I agree- the dynamic range and the richness and depth of the colors seem much more (dare I say it) "Alexa-like" than the 4K camera to my eye.

Now that we have started to see footage from both the 4K and 4.6K versions of this camera, I'm going to go out on a limb.  I think Blackmagic has a price/performance winner here - and we're about to see a wave of creative destruction in camera prices.

With a ready-to-shoot LCD-only URSA Mini 4K coming in at a little under $3500 (with media, battery plate, a battery solution and shoulder kit) the 8-bit JVC LS300 has a real problem at $3495.

In addition, I think Canon Cinema EOS and Sony FS prices are going to have to come down across their product lines.  I really cannot see buying a C300 Mark II for $15,999 rather than a $7,000 viewfinder-equipped Mini 4.6K.

As for me, my Panasonic GH cameras are for sale.

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1 comment:

  1. ...the 4K sensor seems to produce a much more cinematic picture. The 4.6K looks very video-like...