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Australian company Blackmagic Design launches world’s first 12K camera


Australian company Blackmagic Design has announced the world’s first 12K camera to provide the film industry with a stunning leap forward in quality and technology.

The Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12, produced by the Melbourne-based company, has a digital film resolution of 12,288 x 6480 through a 12K Super 35 Sensor that has 14 stops of dynamic range,

The camera combines 80 megapixels per frame with new colour science and the flexibility of Blackmagic RAW to make it easier to work with the 12K footage.

This presents filmmakers with an even bigger toolbox for high-end projects like effects heavy films and TV shows.

And with unparalleled definition around actors and objects, it will also making it even easier working with green screens and compositing live action.

“With Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K we have advanced imaging technology into a new generation where new styles of shooting will be possible,” said Blackmagic founder and CEO Grant Petty.

“It’s not just the 12K sensor, but there is so many other innovations in this camera.

“From the Generation 5 Color Science, the in sensor scaling, new symmetrical color pattern, full RGB quality and of course the 12K resolution, it’s going to be exciting to see what DOPs do creatively with this technology.”

The URSA Mini Pro 12K features:

– 12,288 x 6480 12K Super 35 sensor.

– Use for feature films, VFX and high end TVC’s.

– 14 stops of dynamic range and native 800 ISO.

– New Blackmagic RAW for real time 12K editing.

– Blackmagic RAW optimized for Metal, CUDA and OpenCL.

– Generation 5 Color Science with new film curve.

– Shoot up to 60 fps in 12K, 110 fps at 8K and 220 fps at 4K.

– Dual card CFast recording at up to 900MB/s.

– PL mount included, EF and F mounts available.

– SuperSpeed USB-C for recording to external disks.

– Includes DaVinci Resolve Studio for post production.

– Compatible with new Blackmagic URSA Mini Recorder.

The Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Pro 12 is priced at $19,745 and will go on sale later this year.