RedShark News – Jaws drop, Earth stops spinning. Blackmagic’s astonishing new 4K modular camera
The good news doesn’t stop there. The URSA is capable of recording 4k at up to 60 frames per second. This with a global shutter sensor. While this doesn’t reach the heady heights of the high framerate recording of the Sony F5, it will be good enough for many people. Yet there is one more surprise in store, and it is quite a big one given recent articles on RedShark. The sensor on the URSA is integrated into the lens mount, and this is user removable. In other words the sensor on the URSA is user upgradeable as new technology comes along.This also means that Blackmagic can offer a number of different models, including a B4 lens mount option with an integrated ND wheel.Now, the previous BM cameras have had the odd glitch on release, and the slowness of firmware updates for usable features have been a point of issue for many users. If they can sort out these issues for the URSA then I can see this camera selling like hotcakes. It ticks a lot of boxes.Oh yes, the price. Sitting in your chairs? $5,995 for the EF mount version. See you in the queue!