“When you want to shoot a film, simply do it. Don’t wait for sponsor money, don’t wait for the perfect conditions, just do it,” said Quentin Tarantino, describing his approach to filmmaking. The Blackmagic URSA Mini was designed specifically for solo camera operators and small film crews. It is suitable for shooting cinema films as well as electronic news-gathering and documentaries. Weighing only 2.5 kg, this Super 35 digital film camera is very light and features a robust body honed for optimum size and weight distribution. It offers high user convenience even during sustained shooting sessions, while the adjustable side handle with integrated camera control allows operators to convert quickly between hand-held set-ups and perfectly balanced, shoulder-mounted configurations. This digital camera offers cinematic video quality. In order to ensure the necessary heat dissipation, the camera features sophisticated air intakes and an active cooling system. Thanks to this thermal stability of the sensitive image sensor, the camera achieves frame rates of up to 120 fps for highly dramatic slow-motion footage and a resolution above Ultra HD quality. The richness in detail and wide dynamic range satisfy the highest demands concerning contrast and colour as needed for cinema screening. The Blackmagic URSA Mini thus boasts a range of innovative properties that open up new angles – it embodies lightness and spontaneity.
Statement by the Jury
The minimalist and compact design lends the Blackmagic URSA Mini digital film camera an almost iconic appearance. Weighing only 2.5 kg, it is very light and offers a myriad of innovative features for the professional shooting of film in cinematic quality. The camera is extraordinarily convenient in its handling. Last but not least, it is the adjustable side handle with integrated camera control that opens up versatile possibilities.