Blackmagic URSA Mini 4K EF Ultra HD Camcorder


The compact URSA Mini camera with EF lens mount, 4K Super 35 image sensor and global shutter is lightweight and perfectly balanced for handheld use and comfortable enough for all day shooting. URSA Mini 4K EF features professional 12G-SDI connections, 5” fold out touchscreen monitor and side grip with camera control functions as well as dual CFast card recorders, built in stereo microphones and more.

  • Effective Sensor Size: 22mm x 11.88mm (Super35).
  • Lens Mount: EF Mount.
  • Lens Control: EF via mount pins.
  • Dynamic Range: 12 Stops.
  • Shooting Resolutions:
    • 4000 x 2160
    • 3840 x 2160
    • 1920 x 1080
  • Frame Rates:
    • Maximum sensor frame rate dependent on resolution and codec selected.
    • Project frame rates of 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94 and 60 fps supported
  • Focus: Focus button turns on peaking, auto focus available using compatible lenses.
  • Iris Control: Iris button automatically adjusts the lens iris settings on compatible lenses so no pixel is clipped in film mode. Scene average auto exposure in video mode.
  • Screen Dimensions: 1 x 5” 1920 x 1080
  • Screen Type: LCD capacitive touchscreen
  • Metadata Support: Automatic camera data and user data such as shot number, filenames and keywords.
  • Controls: Touchscreen menus on 5” screen. Push buttons for other controls. 2 assignable shortcut keys.
  • Speaker: 1 x mono speaker, enabled in playback mode when headphones are not used.


  • Total Video Input: 1 x SDI
  • Total Video Output: 1 x SDI, 1 x SDI Monitoring.
  • SDI Rates: 1.5G, 3G, 6G, 12G.
  • Optical SDI: None.
  • Analog Audio Input: 2 x XLR analog switchable between mic and line levels. Phantom power support.
  • Analog Audio Output: 1 x 3.5mm headphone jack, supports iPhone microphone for talkback.
  • Built-in Speaker: Mono.
  • Reference Input: Tri-Sync/Black Burst/Timecode.
  • Remote Control: 2 x 2.5mm LANC input for Rec Start/Stop, plus Iris and Focus control using compatible lenses.
  • Computer Interface: USB 2.0 Mini-B port for software updates.


  • Microphone: Integrated stereo microphone.
  • Built-in Speaker: Mono.


  • SD Video Standards: None.
  • HD Video Standards: 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60
  • Ultra HD Video Standards: 2160p23.98, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p29.97, 2160p30, 2160p50, 2160p59.94, 2160p60
  • SDI Compliance: SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 424 Level B, Draft SMPTE 2081-1, Draft SMPTE 2082-1
  • SDI Audio Sampling: 48 kHz and 24 bit


  • Media: 2 x CFast for HD and Ultra HD recording.
  • Media Format: Can format discs to ExFAT (Windows/Mac) or HFS+ (Mac) file systems.

Supported Codecs

  • Codecs: CinemaDNG RAW, CinemaDNG RAW 3:1, Apple ProRes 4444 XQ QuickTime, ProRes 4444 QuickTime, ProRes 422 HQ QuickTime, ProRes 422 QuickTime, ProRes 422 LT QuickTime and ProRes 422 Proxy QuickTime.


  • External Control: Blackmagic SDI Control Protocol. 2 x 2.5mm LANC for lens and record control.

Color Corrector

  • Color Corrector: DaVinci YRGB.

Talkback and Tally

  • Live Tally Indicator: Tally on LCD, viewfinder and studio viewfinder.
  • Talkback: SDI Channels 15 and 16.


  • Software Included:
    • URSA Mini Operating System
    • DaVinci Resolve Studio grading software including Resolve USB dongle for Mac OS X and Windows.
    • Blackmagic Media Express software.
    • Blackmagic Disk Speed Test.
    • Blackmagic Camera Setup.

Operating Systems

  • Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan,
  • macOS 10.12 Sierra or later.
  • Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.

Power Requirements

  • Power Supply: 1 x External 12V power supply. 12-pin molex connector on rear battery plate.
  • External Power Input:
    • 1 x 4-pin XLR port for external power or battery use.
    • 1 x 12-pin molex connector on rear battery plate.
    • Custom V-mount battery plate with D-tap +12V regulated output from camera.
  • Power: Rear camera mount compatible with industry standard V-mount or gold mount battery plates.

Environmental Specifications

  • Operating Temperature: 0°to 40°C (32° to 104°F)
  • Storage Temperature: -20°to 45°C (-4° to 113°F)
  • Relative Humidity: 0% to 90% non-condensing
  • Blackmagic URSA Mini 4K EF
  • Turret dust cap
  • Side Handle with LANC Cable and strap
  • Power supply
  • SD card with software and manual
  • DaVinci Resolve Studio USB dongle