This week I had the pleasure of interviewing Dan May, President of Blackmagic Design at BMD Day here in Los Angeles. Throughout the course of the interview we touched on the new 4.6K URSA sensor, the future of the Pocket Camera, some company philosophy and much more. Check it out below!
As some of you know, I’ll be shooting my feature film (Ivy) later this year on the Blackmagic URSA, so naturally after talking with Dan I was even more excited to upgrade to the new sensor. The current 4K sensor produces some absolutely stunning images, but the added DR of the 4.6K version and the ability to switch between global and rolling shutter will certainly benefit our run and gun style of production.
The URSA has quickly become my go-to cinema camera for obvious reasons. The image quality rivals even the most costly digital cinema cameras out there, the feature set (including it’s over cranking ability) is extensive to say the least, and the camera has been a dream to use across the board. Over the coming weeks you can expect to see a full URSA video review up on the site, as well as some completed projects shot on the camera once they are publicly released.
For now though, here are a couple of frame grabs from a recent music video shoot I directed with the URSA:
All of the frames above were graded with DaVinci Resolve & Film Convert.
For those of you looking to purchase Film Convert, you can now use my discount code (Kroll) to receive 10% off at checkout.
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Noam Kroll is an award-winning Los Angeles based filmmaker, and the founder of the boutique production house, Creative Rebellion. His work can be seen at international film festivals, on network television, and in various publications across the globe. Follow Noam on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for more content like this!