BlackMagic Ursa Mini 4.6 camera and rig

BlackMagic URSA Mini 4.6K Camera, Lenses, Rig and Accessories

As you might have heard me say, I am working on a comprehensive review of the Ursa Mini 4.6K. I used the camera on a challenging feature film shoot and so I will be able to share with you a lot of interesting stuff (in fact, I’ve shot with this camera for two months now, on two film productions).

To keep the review videos shorter, I’ve decided to do another video – i.e. today’s video – where I show how I built up the rig for this camera. You will see the lenses and all the accessories I use – and there are a lot them. In fact, although the camera is called Mini, the whole camera rig is far from small. But when you are working on a long shoot, accessories can make a world of difference in what you get out of a camera.

Today’s video also includes my first tests of the camera’s image capabilities.

Here are the links for the camera and all the accessories. By the way, I have the EF version of this camera, i.e. with the EF (Canon) lens mount.

BlackMagic URSA Mini 4.6K at BH Photo Video, Amazon, Amazon UK, Amazon Germany, Adorama, eBay

The Viewfinder at BH Photo Video, Amazon, Amazon UK, Amazon Germany, Adorama and eBay

Xeen Lenses at BH Photo Video, Adorama and eBay

Of course, you can use this camera with Canon lenses and any other brand with the EF-mount.

The Shoulder Rig at BH Photo Video, Adorama and eBay

The Tripod Quick-Release Plate at BH Photo Video

The Follow Focus at BH Photo Video, Adorama

CFast to SSD Adapter at BH Photo Video, Amazon (sold by Adorama), Adorama and eBay

The Mattebox at Amazon, Amazon UK, Amazon Germany and eBay

The Battery at Amazon

Here is the recording media I recommend so that it’s fast enough and won’t drop frames or corrupt your files: Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD on Amazon, Amazon UK, eBay

If you want to view the video tests in 4K to see all the details then view this video.

Here are some stills from my initial tests. Click on the image to see the full 4.6K resolution.









7 thoughts on “BlackMagic URSA Mini 4.6K Camera, Lenses, Rig and Accessories”

    1. its the iFootage slider. Works great but the tripod couldnt take the weight of the slider and camera so the tripod was a big shaky. I have since used the slider with a better and bigger tripod and it’s very smooth. Gonna do a review of it soon.

  1. Hi, i make some test with ursa mini 4.6k and in exterior all it’s ok, but when i close the iris i see some lines…noise … pattern….maybe when sensor become hot i don’t know.

    Can you gine me some footage (prores and raw)?

    Thank you.

  2. Dear Tom. A huge Thank Y O U !! I was surfing the web for accurate info about the URSA mini and i literally got lost in the numbers… until i finally i found your real world test and opinion about this little wonder cam.
    I am learning so much and I have to say you really made up my mind and now the decission of what camera should i buy is narrowed to 2: URSA mini 4k or 4.6 versions. I am on a tight budget that implies not only a camera but also investing in my editing platform (I am switching from HD to 4k here…). Key question is: do you think there is such a huge quality difference btween both sensors to justify the extra 2 grand?

    Thanks in advance!!

  3. Hi Tom, thanks for a really great review, demonstration and technical how to. Your video was really practical. I was wondering if you have done anything more recent or is this still your rig of choice for moving shoots with the ursa mini?

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