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#41 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 16 September 2015 - 07:45 PM

I shot with one over the weekend, but didn't have the opportunity to test the evf independently. Thanks for the heads up.

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#42 Peter J DeCrescenzo

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Posted 23 September 2015 - 01:09 AM

Nice review in Red Shark, Phil!
http://www.redsharkn...a-of-the-decade

Based on info recently posted by BMD's CaptainHook, I've added the following note to my previous posts in this thread:

EDIT: The URSA Viewfinder's record tally light feature, and its Film to Video feature, are currently only supported by URSA & URSA Mini cameras. These features are toggled on/off via special control signals transmitted from an URSA camera to the VF via HD-SDI. In theory BMD might be able to add this functionality via a firmware update to cameras such as the BMCC & BMPC-4K, but unfortunately its unknown if this is either possible or likely.

See CaptainHook's post here:
http://bmcuser.com/s...ll=1#post179194

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#43 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 23 September 2015 - 06:22 AM

I would suspect that the push data to the EVF is probably just in the "ANC", that is, ancillary data in SDI frames, which could be straightforwardly sniffed by anything from an SDI protocol analyser to just reading it with test software on one of Blackmagic's own I/O cards. I would be astonished if any camera which wanted to couldn't implement it.

 

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Posted 29 October 2015 - 04:49 PM

since they pushed back the release date once again who knows of a better camera at this price?

 

with 4k 60fps or higher and global shutter up to 30fps


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#45 Tyler Purcell

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Posted 29 October 2015 - 05:50 PM

Really? I heard they were shipping next week.
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#46 Rakesh Malik

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Posted 29 October 2015 - 05:53 PM

The 4K models have started shipping, the 4.6K models are apparently not due to start shipping until later in November. Its closest competitors all cost more.


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Posted 29 October 2015 - 09:10 PM

since they pushed back the release date once again who knows of a better camera at this price?

 

Do what I did some months ago, get a really cheap camera that you know will keep you happy for a year or so. Then after that you can pick up the URSA Mini for cheap once all its new kinks have been ironed out. 

In my case, I picked up a Sony PMW-F3 for a crazy crazy low price of US$1.2K! (but you can easily find them secondhand for sub US$2k these days, with a bit of hunting). Rigged up with an external recorder it is a really really nice camera!

 

Even after I get an URSA Mini, my F3 will still have an advantage over BMD in that it has extremely good low light, internal ND's, and has an interchangeable mount (I can easily switch between Nikon F mount, and PL mount, or anything else that I wish).

 

I highly recommend checking out the F3, having one makes it very very easy to wait for the URSA Mini as you feel like you're in now rush at all now to get another camera :) :) The FS700 is also going very cheap second hand now as well, and you might even be tempted by getting the new Sony FS5 *instead* of the URSA Mini if your work is more in that direction.
 

 

 

with 4k 60fps or higher and global shutter up to 30fps

 

Yeah, nah. Not going to happen at BMD's price, at least not any time soon. Closest I'd consider is the KineFinity KineMax 6K, but that is much more expensive. Actually, getting the original URSA 4K would be the closest there is at an affordable price with those specs. 


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Posted 17 April 2016 - 05:12 AM

Two part review of the 4.6K Mini.

 

http://www.redsharkn...-ursa-mini-4-6k

 

http://www.redsharkn...w-final-verdict


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Posted 19 April 2016 - 06:43 AM

More on the 4.6k.

 

http://www.provideoc...K Camera Review


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#50 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 20 April 2016 - 07:39 AM

Info on a new user interface and OS.

 

http://www.provideoc...ce for URSAMini


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Posted 16 June 2016 - 03:55 AM

I gather there may be a fix for a magenta issue on the 4.6k.

 

http://www.redsharkn...k-magenta-issue


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#52 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 16 June 2016 - 04:13 AM

Was it ever really established that there's actually a magenta issue on the 4.6K, or is it just a lens shading thing that any camera could have?


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Posted 16 June 2016 - 05:34 AM

Was it ever really established that there's actually a magenta issue on the 4.6K, or is it just a lens shading thing that any camera could have?

 

The many samples posted on BMCuser would suggest to me that it very much is an issue.


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Posted 17 June 2016 - 11:39 AM

I gather there may be a fix for a magenta issue on the 4.6k.

 

http://www.redsharkn...k-magenta-issue

Awesome news! I myself haven't experience the issue a lot yet, I did do a shoot with exteriors and thought a couple shots had a very small magenta tint but it was subtle enough where one i thought i was seeing things or two it was an IR pollution situation as i was not using IRND. I also have Mini 4k not the 4.6K and from what I have read the magenta issue is happening more in the 4.6K version. 

 

 

Info on a new user interface and OS.

 

http://www.provideoc...ce for URSAMini

Im excited about this!! Anyone know if it is for both the Ursa mini 4k and 4.6k cameras. Are the 4.6K camera shipping with this new interface now? 


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