FREMONT, CA — Blackmagic Design (www.blackmagicdesign.com) has released a new software update for its Ursa Mini Pro 4.6K camera. The update adds localization for 11 languages, the ability to embed custom 3D LUTs in Blackmagic RAW clips, and new customizable frame guides, as well as improved behavior for function buttons. The V.6.9.3 update also adds improved compatibility for embedded audio on SDI outputs and better jam sync timecode functionality.
The free download adds support for 11 different languages so it can be used internationally. The camera can be set to English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Russian, Turkish, Chinese, Japanese or Korean. It’s easy to switch to another language, so customers can share their camera with other crew when traveling to locations worldwide. When customers switch languages, all on-screen overlays, setup menus and monitoring information will be displayed in the selected language.
Customers also now have the ability to embed custom 3D LUTs in Blackmagic RAW clips, which helps to streamline production workflow. 3D LUTs can be directly embedded as metadata within the .BRAW file, making it easy to display the images with the look they want. When working with software such as DaVinci Resolve, it’s easy to access the 3D LUTs for editing and color correction as they travel with the .BRAW file.
The update also adds features that Ursa Mini Pro customers have requested, including the ability to disable the HFR button to prevent accidentally changing the frame rate between shots. The HFR button can now also be remapped, as can the VTR and return buttons on Cine‑servo PL and B4 lenses. In addition, customers can now lock timecode to the SDI input, jam sync timecode is maintained between power cycles, and the ND filter icon is always visible on status text when in use.
Audio improvements include the ability to choose between -18 or -20dB audio alignment levels. Sidetone adjustment for talkback has been added so camera operators can speak loudly in noisy environments while keeping their voice mixed down in their earpiece. Line level XLR input signals can now also be adjusted and audio meters have improved ballistics.