Jason dives into the new Blackmagic Design Camera Software on the Ursa Mini 4.6K!
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What's new in Blackmagic Camera Setup 4.0 Beta
Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K and 4K
New URSA Mini OS.
New heads up display.
New menu system to allow faster operation.
New monitoring options separately configurable for different SDI outputs.
Added ability to load 3D LUTs (Look Up Table) for monitoring.
Added ability to save and load camera settings presets.
New Heads Up Display Features
Swipe up or down to show and hide the heads up display.
Added pan-able focus zoom.
Added ability to change frame rate directly from heads up display.
Added ability to change iris from heads up display on electronic lenses.
Added ability to toggle timecode or duration from heads up display.
Added ability to toggle favorite off-speed frame rate quickly.
Added ability to change shutter angle from heads up display.
Added flicker free shutter angle suggestions.
Added manual shutter angle option for up to 2 decimal places.
Added indicators for genlock, timecode status, and sensor window in heads up display.
Added ability to change ISO from heads up display.
Added ability to change white balance from heads up display.
Added white balance presets including daylight, tungsten, fluorescent, mixed lighting, and overcast.
Added tint control.
Added auto white balance feature.
Added audio input and headphone level control from the heads up display.
Added media status page for formatting cards and media information.
Added ability to toggle battery indicator from heads up display.
Added monitoring option controls from heads up display including zebra, focus assist, frame guide and grids.
New Metadata Features
Improved slate and metadata functionality.
Added lens data information to slate metadata.
Added auto-fill lens metadata from electronically controllable lenses.
Changed slate shortcut from a single tap to a sideways swipe on the LCD.
New Record Features
Added additional ProRes resolutions for URSA Mini 4.6K including 4.6K 16x9, 4.6K 2.4:1, 4K DCI, 3K Anamorphic, 2K 16x9 and 2K DCI.
Added additional RAW resolutions for URSA Mini 4.6K including 4.6K 2.4:1, 4K 16x9, 3K Anamorphic, 2K 16x9 and HD.
Added option to select the preferred card for recording.
New Monitor Features
Improved screen colorimetry for the built in LCD.
Added ability to switch 3D LUT on and off for each output individually.
Added ability to switch false color, zebras, focus assist, frame guides, grids and safe area guide on or off for each output individually.
Added clean feed toggle for each output.
Added program tally indicator for the built in LCD and Front SDI when using ATEM.
Added monitoring option for tally, crosshairs and centre dot as part of grids.
Added 14:9 frame guides.
Added configurable safe area guides.
Expanded options for focus assist to include red, green, blue, black and white as well as peaking.
Added option for viewing codec and resolution setting instead of meters on the built in LCD.
New Settings Features
Added ability to program function buttons as a preset for frame rate, iris, white balance, ISO or shutter angle.
Added ability to program function buttons for Up or Down frame rate, iris, white balance, ISO or shutter angle.
Added ability to program function buttons as a toggle for clean feed, display LUT, frame guides, focus assist, false color, zebra, grids, safe area guides, off-speed and color bars.
Added flicker free shutter frequency selection for 50Hz or 60Hz.
Added support for drop frame timecode.
Added ability to trigger color bars from camera.
Added factory reset function.
Added hardware ID display.
Added software version display.
New Presets Features
Added ability to create up to 12 global camera settings presets.
Added ability import and export camera presets to CFast media.
New 3D LUT Features
Added ability to monitor with 3D LUTs.
Added ability to import 3D LUT from CFast media.
Added ability to store up to 6 custom 17 point or 33 point LUTs into the camera's internal flash memory.
Added the ability to export one of the camera's 3D LUTs to CFast media so you can pass the 3D LUT to a colorist or editor.
Added ability to delete 3D LUT from camera's internal memory.
New General Features
Improved timecode functionality for external timecode and jam timecode.
Improved white balance performance.
Added option for single clip or all clip playback.
Added loop playback feature.
Download the Blackmagic Camera 4.0 Update Public Beta firmware / software https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/support/family/professional-cameras
I don't suppose there is any way to have focus assist on, but have playback not have peaking lines on during playback, is there? Do you know? The last software allowed for this. One option for this version is to use the Clean Feed, but then you miss out on having the touchscreen playback buttons. So, just wanted to know if you knew a way to do this.
You have to change to window sensor. Will not record 120fps on full sensor mode. Only up to 60fps. So window the sensor and THEN play with the fps and off speed recording, if you want playback in slow motion.
Thanks for the walk-through. Is there a way to set the Monitor (LCD) Dynamic Range to "Video" mode while keeping Dynamic Range for Record to "Film"? You could do this with the older software, but I can't find this option now. It allowed you to see a less flat image for easier viewing while recording in Film mode.
The Offspeed Frame Rate setting is how you shoot in slow or fast motion. For instance, if you are shooting in 23.98 and you set the offspeed frame rate to 18. Your footage will still play back at 23.98, but the action will happen 25% faster.
Great video thanks! Would love to see what the firmware looks like in playback. If it shows recorded clips as a list? Thumbnails? If I can playback any clip Ive recorded or just the ones that match my record mode etc? If in camera mode, is there a quick way to review the last clip?
I've been testing out the playback. Unfortunately, none of the functions on your list are there. Once switched into playback mode, the latest clip recorded in your current record mode will show up, full screen. You won't see any clips recorded in a different record mode. You can arrow-button between clips, but there is no list mode or thumbnail mode. And I don't see any way to quickly review the last clip. It seems to take 3-5 seconds to switch back and forth between play and record modes.
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