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Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K Vision

John Brawley has posted up some more test footage taken with the Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K. John’s footage includes shots taken at various resolutions, including 12K, 8K, and 4K.

The footage should provide you with a reasonable expectation about what you can expect the images from this camera to look like. at various frame rates and resolutions.

It is important to note that John is a very experienced cinematographer and he was also using the very expensive Zeiss Supreme Prime lenses. Like any camera, a lot of what you see comes down to the skill of the cinematographer, however, these tests still show what the camera is capable of in the right hands.

Here is what he said about the test footage:

“One of the amazing developments with this new sensor is the ability to shoot the same full sensor raster or size at different resolutions without having to crop.

Typically when shooting at different resolutions we’d expect that the sensor would have to window or crop.

These examples were shot using the in-camera scaling, shooting at 8K, 4K with some frame rate variations as well. I also included a 4K Super 16 crop shot that was shot at 220 FPS.

Apologies for my grading skills, there’s a little bit of a difference from shot to shot, but that’s down to my lack of skill in these things more than anything.

I also tried a couple of different looks with the last few sequences. I personally think the 8K 60 FPS material was especially lovely.”

John Brawley

What do you think of the footage? Are you thinking about buying a Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K? Let us know in the comments section below.

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