A practical (and comprehensive) review of the Blackmagic URSA Mini 4K with sample footage and tips. You may notice this video’s long as hell. I’ve included chapters and timecodes throughout the video if you want to skip around. Topics include: Image Quality (Global Shutter, Moire, Skin Tones, IR Pollution), Form Factor, Functionality (Frame Rates, ND, Menus, Glitches), Light Sensitivity (ISO400 vs ISO800), Power, EVFs, Workflow, and Audio. I discuss my experience in real world situations, outline differences from the 4.6K camera, and compare it to competitors like Canon’s C100 and 5Dmkiii, Sony’s FS5 and a7sII, and my last camera, Blackmagic’s Production Camera 4K.
Also, I’m not a DP by trade, so my testing and analysis may be flawed - feel free to drop knowledge in the comments. Hopefully this is helpful if you’re considering buying the URSA Mini, or if you’ve already bought it and just want some advice. There are lots of other reviews and footage online, so I encourage you to do more research.
Btw, I have no relationships with any companies mentioned in this review, I’m not getting paid for it, and I haven’t received any gear. I bought this camera for freelance work and this review is purely for fun and the learning experience. | Subscribe for more reviews and short films: http://bit.ly/sub2framefury
Here are some products and resources I mention in my review:
URSA Mini 4K Camera (EF): http://amzn.to/1qoschR
URSA Mini Shoulder Kit: http://amzn.to/1Waa7QB
URSA Viewfinder: http://amzn.to/1ozkMGR
Captain Hook’s LUTs: http://captainhook.co.nz/bl...
Article about IR Pollution: http://bit.ly/hurlbutvisual...
Variable ND Filters: http://bhpho.to/25rJMBp
UV/IR-Cut Filters: http://bhpho.to/1RJaDVu
Sony VCT-14 Quick Release Baseplate: http://amzn.to/1qospl8
Leitax R to EF Lens Adapters: http://leitax.com/Leica-len...
Anton Bauer Gold Mount Battery Kit: http://amzn.to/1PS60B8
Missing Power Cable: http://amzn.to/1MburPk
Lexar 3400x 256GB CFast 2.0 Card: http://amzn.to/1SNJXA2
Sennheiser MKE600 Shotgun Mic: http://amzn.to/1ozl00w
Sennheiser G3 Lav Mic: http://amzn.to/1SNJM7W
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