Blackmagic Camera Setup 7.0 Released – Higher Framerates for the URSA Mini Pro 12K

September 22nd, 2020
Blackmagic Camera Setup 7.0 Released - Higher Framerates for the URSA Mini Pro 12K

Blackmagic released an update for the URSA Mini Pro 12K and URSA viewfinder that further expands the camera’s capabilities: Blackmagic Camera Setup 7.0. The camera is just starting to ship and it’ll be capable of recording in 12K 2.4:1 at up to 75 frames per second. Let’s take a closer look.

Blackmagic Camera Setup 7.0

The Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K was announced in July, and it has just started to ship in small numbers. At CineD, we received an URSA Mini Pro 12K test loaner a couple of days ago and will soon publish our findings about this resolution beast.

Image credit: Blackmagic Design

As a quick reminder, the camera features an impressive Super35 sensor with a massive 12,288 x 6,480 resolution and DCI 17:9 ratio. When announced, it was capable of recording in BRAW in 12K at up to 60fps.

Blackmagic just released Blackmagic Camera Setup 7.0 for the URSA Mini Pro 12K, but unfortunately, there are no new features in 7.0 for other camera models.

Here is a complete list of all the new features for the Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K:

  • Increase 12K 2.4:1 maximum frame rate to 75 fps.
  • Increase 8K DCI, 16:9, and 6:5 Anamorphic to 120 fps.
  • Increase 4K DCI, 16:9, and 6:5 Anamorphic to 120 fps.
  • Increase 8K 2.4:1 and 4K 2.4:1 to 160 fps.
  • Increase 4K Super 16 to 240 fps.
  • Adds Blackmagic RAW stills capture support.
  • Adds broadcast lens connector support.

I have to admit that all these numbers are something we couldn’t even imagine a few years ago, and that’s impressive. You better invest in a powerful computer and a lot of memory cards if you plan on purchasing the URSA Mini Pro 12K.

Image credit: Blackmagic Design

URSA Viewfinder and Blackmagic RAW 2.0 Beta 2

Blackmagic Camera Setup 7.0 also includes updates for the URSA Viewfinder that now supports 12K LUT’s and 12K exposure metering.

Finally, Camera Setup 7.0 includes Blackmagic RAW 2.0 Beta 2. This update adds support for Blackmagic RAW 2.0 on Windows and some performance/stability improvements.

Price and Availability

The Blackmagic Camera Setup 7.0 is available to download now directly from Blackmagic Design’s website. The Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Pro 12K should start shipping soon for $9995.00.

Did you pre-order the URSA Mini Pro 12K? What do you think about all these extra framerates? Do you think they will be useful for you? Don’t hesitate to let us know in the comments below!

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Mark Pommett
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September 26th, 2020

What is the A/D converter for this camera? 12-bit or 14-bit?

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September 23rd, 2020

12K BRAW files play back smoothly on my 2017 iMac in a 4K timeline in Resolve. BRAW is an incredibly efficient codec.

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