Discussing URSA Mini Pro 12K with Blackmagic and John Brawley


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Not too long ago, you like me, wondered what kind of camera Blackmagic Design was about to release. Minutes into the Livestreamed product announcement Blackmagic Design CEO, Grant Petty, surprised many by showing an image in HD and then widening the view to show 4K, then 6K, then 8K, and finally landing on 12K. Hence, they doubled the then highest current camera offering from Blackmagic Design, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K. 6K never felt so inadequate.URSA Mini Pro 12K

12K – Why 12K

Speculation ensued. Comments fell onto the internet like rain pouring down during a hurricane. “Why 12K?” and

URSA Mini Pro 12K
URSA Mini Pro 12K
URSA Mini Pro 12K
URSA Mini Pro 12K

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New 12K Blackmagic Footage Shown By John Brawley


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Now that a little bit of time has passed following the Blackmagic Design 12K camera’s announcement, a few examples from the new 12K sensor has made its way onto the internet. Cinematographer John Brawley shares with anyone who wants to see the 12K sensor in action. I know I do.

You can see in this is a simple cut from Brawley shooting the weather for a show he is on in Canada. The footage is not an edit per se, but a collection of shots he captured as the sunset behind the rain clouds.

Brawley shot over 2 hours with

URSA Mini Pro 12K
URSA Mini Pro 12K

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How fast can you shoot 12K?


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It’s been a few weeks since Blackmagic Design announced their radical new sensor design packaged in the form of the Ursa Mini Pro 12K camera. I’m in pre-production on a film shooting on northern Ontario Canada.  In the story weather … Continue reading

John Brawley and The Great New 12K Camera


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Grant Petty introduced the Blackmagic Design URSA Mini  Pro 12K on July 16, 2020. It has a 12,288 x 6,480 12K Super35 image sensor, 14 stops of dynamic range,  and shoots up to 60 fps in 12K at 80 megapixels per frame as well as  8K up to 110 fps, and 4K DCI full sensor up to 110 fps. One of the first cinematographers to try it was “The Great” John Brawley (who shot “The Great.”) His demo footage showed silky smooth skin tones, gorgeous color and low to no noise. read more…

12K and the rest…8K and 4K and..


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One of the amazing developments with this new sensor is the ability to shoot the same full sensor raster or size at different resolutions without having to crop. Typically when shooting st different resolutions we’d expect that the sensor would … Continue reading

It goes to 12K


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You probably know the sketch from Spinal Tap ? Where Nigel Tufnal, lead guitarist of Spinal Tap shows off his specially made Marshall guitar amp where all the dials go to 11 ? You may then have had a similar reaction to … Continue reading

Podcast


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Here’s a little podcast chat I had with my long time colleague and friend Illya Friedman. It’s less tech geek and more philosophy slanted which I love.

DXL2 – VENICE – Alexa 65 Files


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Here’s the camera original files from my very good friends at Digital Pigeon. DOWNLOAD CAMERA ORIGINAL FILES Please practice responsible downloading.  If you download all of these then it’s 80GB of camera files. Here’s my compilation in the blind test … Continue reading

Dealers choice – Venice – DXL2 – Alexa 65


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I always love a blind test. It takes away the prejudice one might bring when you’re trying to scrutinise images.  I always like to test like this at the beginning of each project.  I usually end up with a short … Continue reading

Olympus E-M1 II


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Here’s a short I did a little while using the Olympus E-M1 II. It was shot using the internal 4K codec, and using the Olympus Pro lenses.  I used a mix of the primes, the 17, 25 and 45mm mostly … Continue reading

SLR Magic quick test


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  How well do you know your lenses ?  If you want to test yourself, Watch this short video and see which lens family you like most. You can choose between A, B or C, but which is the Panavision … Continue reading

SLR Magic quick test


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  How well do you know your lenses ?  If you want to test yourself, Watch this short video and see which lens family you like most. You can choose between A, B or C, but which is the Panavision … Continue reading

SLR Magic quick test


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  How well do you know your lenses ?  If you want to test yourself, Watch this short video and see which lens family you like most. You can choose between A, B or C, but which is the Panavision … Continue reading

Olympus Does 4K


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These are two pieces I shot earlier in the year while working in Dallas shooting a USA series Queen of the South. I wanted to try out the new Olympus EM1 Mark II video capabilities and by coincidence, I’d also … Continue reading

Olympus Does 4K


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These are two pieces I shot earlier in the year while working in Dallas shooting a USA series Queen of the South. I wanted to try out the new Olympus EM1 Mark II video capabilities and by coincidence, I’d also … Continue reading

Blad to the bone


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*This is a kind of spontaneous look at a camera I tried out a few weeks ago. **Here’s a big 5GB collection of camera originals and processed stills from this article. There are JPEGS, Camera original X1D RAW files and DNG’s … Continue reading

Blad to the bone

*This is a kind of spontaneous look at a camera I tried out a while ago. All these photos are from a 6 hour walk on Venice beach with my first time shooting the X1D. **Here’s a big 5GB collection … Continue reading

Split! – Does it take a village to make a movie ?


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  While in the middle of production on a remake of Beaches for Lifetime with director Allison Anders, we started talking about the use of video split and she reminded me that the DGA have rules about the use of the … Continue reading

Queen Of The South Season 2 – camera tests


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I thought it might be interesting to share these tests with you. I was invited to join the second season of Queen of the South, a successful FOX21/ USA network series which had already had a great first season.  It’s based … Continue reading

Queen Of The South Season 2 – camera tests


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I thought it might be interesting to share these tests with you. I was invited to join the second season of Queen of the South, a successful FOX21/ USA network series which had already had a great first season.  It’s based … Continue reading