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Digital Cinema Society tests of Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K


James Mathers
 

The Digital Cinema Society has posted test material shot with the Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K camera.  Along with an essay from our monthly eNewsletter, it is designed to to look at the challenges and potential benefits of shooting 12K.  The tests were shot with a volunteer skeleton crew over two half days during the pandemic, (so be kind.)  Please note that the closeups in the interview setup and the bar scene are digital zooms from the 12K master shot, and that the Chinatown sidewalk and tunnel shots were highly stabilized, which would not have been possible without the extra resolution.

Here's a link to my DCS newsletter essay with background and analysis:  http://www.digitalcinemasociety.org/essay/where-the-12k-rubber-hits-road-james-mathers-tests-blackmagic-ursa-mini-pro-12k#read

And if you want to skip ahead to the finished video, here's a link to the HD SDR version on Vimeo:  https://vimeo.com/485764350
(Note that a 4K HDR version will also be posted shortly.)

James Mathers
Cinematographer and Founder of DCS
Studio City, CA


Geoff Boyle
 

Great article and video. Well worth looking at.

 

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The Digital Cinema Society has posted test material shot with the Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K camera.  Along with an essay from our monthly eNewsletter, it is designed to to look at the challenges and potential benefits of shooting 12K.  The tests were shot with a volunteer skeleton crew over two half days during the pandemic, (so be kind.)  Please note that the closeups in the interview setup and the bar scene are digital zooms from the 12K master shot, and that the Chinatown sidewalk and tunnel shots were highly stabilized, which would not have been possible without the extra resolution.

Here's a link to my DCS newsletter essay with background and analysis:  http://www.digitalcinemasociety.org/essay/where-the-12k-rubber-hits-road-james-mathers-tests-blackmagic-ursa-mini-pro-12k#read

And if you want to skip ahead to the finished video, here's a link to the HD SDR version on Vimeo:  https://vimeo.com/485764350
(Note that a 4K HDR version will also be posted shortly.)

James Mathers
Cinematographer and Founder of DCS
Studio City, CA


James Mathers
 

Geoff,
    Your kind words and encouragement mean a lot to me.  Thank You!

Your Pal,
Jim Mathers
Studio City, CA


Guy Mastrion
 

That’s a great write-up James. Clearly explains the system and your process. The images look great too. Thanks for your work on this and sharing the output. 
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