Blackmagic Brings ISO 3200 To URSA Mini Pro With Firmware Update

In Blackmagic’s Camera 6.0 firmware update, the company has brought ISO 3200 to the URSA Mini Pro, giving the 4.6K cinema camera better low light performance. But that isn’t the only addition, as the URSA Mini Pro gets some better monitoring, HDR metadata support and timecode locking.

Other new features of the Camera 6.0 update include:

  • Improved ISO range on URSA Mini Pro
  • Improved in-camera playback
  • Improved status display info for off-speed
  • Improved responsiveness of color corrector
  • Improved timecode support
  • Improved metadata support
  • Improved shutter metadata
  • Add HDR metadata support in SDI stream
  • Add 2:1 monitoring frame guides
  • Add ability to lock timecode from SDI Input
  • Add frame guide options in SDI Camera Control Protocol
  • Fixed LCD clean feed record indicator bug
  • Fixed stills bug
  • Updated URSA Mini and SDK manual

In addition, the URSA Viewfinder, and Studio Viewfinder also get some love, with the following improvements:

  • Add Generation 4 Color Science
  • Add 4.6K Film to Extended Video LUT
  • Add support for 2:1 frame guides
  • Improved anamorphic frame guides
  • Improved false color (URSA Viewfinder only)
  • Fixed Extended Video 6.0 Beta LUT bug  (URSA Viewfinder only)
  • General performance improvements

Davinci Resolve 15.2 Update

Meanwhile, Blackmagic has also put out another update to Davinci Resolve 15. Version 15.2 adds 30 new features including faster editing workflow, keyboard customization, audio mastering plugins, and new correction tools. Meanwhile, the Fusion and Fairlight tabs also gain new features including several effects plugins for vertical video projects and a Stereo Fix Plugin respectively. Lastly, there are improvements to collaboration and output of your projects.

The complete list of features in vs. 15.2 are as follows:

Edit:

  • High frame rate timeline refresh with animations.
  • Visual keyboard customization.
  • Support for custom shortcuts in different parts of the UI and contextual menus.
  • Highlight indicators showing active portion of interface.
  • Live save and backup support for new, unsaved projects.
  • Import and export dialog boxes now remember last used location.
  • Undo history available in edit menu.
  • Keyword dictionary management tool.
  • Duplicate frame detection with visual indicators on clips in the timeline.
  • Clean up timeline feature to remove and flatten unused clips.
  • Simplified timecode entry.
  • Clip usage and marked range indicators in media pool icon view.
  • Split dual pane media pool option on edit page.
  • Shortcut for editing compound or nested timeline source clips into current timeline.
  • Inspector, overlays and metadata view now update based on highest clip under playhead.
  • Dynamic zoom automatically turns on when on screen controls are moved.
  • Temporary snapping toggle while dragging.
  • Maximum number of characters per second setting for subtitles.
  • Subframe audio transition editing.
  • Blanking fill ResolveFX plug-in automatically fills frame for clips with different aspect ratio.
  • Match frame for the selected clip in the timeline (for a stack of two clips that intersect the playhead).
  • Create subclass from media pool markers.
  • Add flags to clips in media pool.
  • Show source timecode overlays for audio and video tracks in the timeline viewer.
  • Keyframing for OpenFX dropdown and checkbox based parameters.
  • Show clip marker annotations on the timeline viewer.
  • Create clip annotations for a selected clip on the timeline from the timeline viewer.
  • Display marker annotations and overlays for the selected clip marker under the playhead.
  • Delete transitions across clips when one of the clips is deleted.
  • Swap clips in the edit timeline using cmd/ctrl+shift and dragging.
  • Perform insert and swap edits by holding cmd/ctrl+shift while dragging clips from the media pool or source viewer.
  • Custom clip colors for subtitle elements.
  • Insert nested and compound clips in decomposed state during edit operations.
  • Keyword support added to clip and timeline markers.
  • Marker keywords column on the edit index.
  • Display multi-cam angle name in the timeline and source viewer.
  • Clip level panning in the edit and Fairlight inspectors.
  • Export subtitles from timeline track context menus.
  • Export the current subtitle track in the timeline from the file menu.
  • Constrain motion with shift key while modifying title, transform and dynamic zoom viewer overlays.

Fusion

  • Create new Fusion compositions independent of the edit timeline.
  • Saver nodes and loader nodes.
  • ResolveFX plugins on the Fusion page.
  • GPU accelerated OpenFX plugin support.
  • Temporal OpenFX plugins.
  • Frame range sliders automatically scale to render range.
  • Console dialog now accessible from all pages

Color

  • ResolveFX ACES transform plug-in.
  • ResolveFX gamut limiter plug-in.
  • ResolveFX beauty smoothing plug-in.
  • Bypass mixer node input by turning off connected nodes.
  • Support for exporting gallery stills with custom label names.
  • Tool usage badges.
  • LUTs can be applied on compound nodes.
  • Shared nodes can be converted to a corrector node.
  • Change clip color from the thumbnail context menu on the color page.
  • Display multi-cam angle name on color page clip information.
  • Support for ResolveFX and OpenFX static keyframes in the color page.
  • Hard clip option in the tone and gamut mapping sections of color space transform ResolveFX.
  • Access and select between multiple inputs for OpenFX nodes.

Fairlight Audio

  • FairlightFX multi-band compressor.
  • FairlightFX stereo fixer.
  • Support for modifying transitions created on edit page.
  • Navigate timeline by typing timecode.
  • Darker clip colors for modified clips.
  • Support for adding FairlightFX to multiple select clips at the same time.
  • VCA grouping for ganging channel faders together.
  • Audio ducking using side chain compression in track dynamics.
  • Search field in the Fairlight page track and marker index.
  • Default audio crossfades changed to 0dB.
  • Reset command for edited audio samples in a clip.
  • Round trip audio clips to third party audio processing applications.
  • Cache clips with FairlightFX and AudioFX.
  • Bounce clips with FairlightFX and AudioFX to a new layer.
  • Paste attributes for audio tracks.
  • Remove attributes for audio tracks.
  • Solo-safe for audio tracks and buses by cmd/ctrl-alt-clicking solo buttons in the mixer.
  • Fairlight FX soft clipper.
  • Sub-bus and aux-bus routing in nested timelines.
  • Automatically disable source audio clips after bouncing audio effects.
  • Show source timecode overlays for audio and video tracks in the timeline viewer.

Deliver

  • Added support for exporting alpha when rendering TIFF files.
  • Added support for encoding at maximum bit rate for Kakadu JPEG 2000 when rendering DCP and IMF in DaVinci Resolve Studio.
  • Added support for Kakadu based lossless JPEG 2000 encoding in DaVinci Resolve Studio.
  • Improved performance when rendering H.264 clips on Windows.
  • Added support for rendering with Dolby Vision/HDR10+ tone mapping applied.
  • Added support for modifying the filename field in the deliver page.
  • Added support for delivering supplemental IMF packages with versioning metadata for frame replacement and shot replacement workflows.
  • Added support for importing IMF packages and supplemental compositions as timelines.
  • Added support for encoding per frame timecode metadata in Grass Valley HQ and HQX clips.
  • Added support for Photon validation of IMF packages in the media pool and in the render settings in the deliver page.

Collaboration

  • Support for collaboration across different network subnets.
  • Support for Fusion in collaborative projects.
  • Adding or modify markers without locking a bin.
  • Indicator for clips with color grading and Fusion comp updates on edit page.
  • Command to refresh single clip or all clips on edit page.

General

  • Supports hardware accelerated decode of long GOPonic AVC clips on NVIDIA hardware.
  • Supports stereoscopic 3D multi-view EXR files.
  • Improved scripting with ability to add and query markers, flags and clip color metadata.
  • Support for storing alpha channel when caching to uncompressed 16-bit float – HDR.
  • Support for storing alpha channel when caching to uncompressed 10-bit float formats.
  • Support for caching compound clips, Fusion clips and nested timelines.
  • Support for tetrahedral 3D interpolation in DCTLs.
  • Support for ACES 1.1.
  • Processing Fusion compositions in linear gamma in color managed and ACES workflows.
  • Copy and paste actions for Dolby Vision trim data in the application menu.
  • Alt/option + middle click to copy Dolby Vision trim metadata for the current target display.
  • Alt/option + shift + middle click to copy Dolby Vision trim metadata for all target displays.
  • Clip thumbnail indicator can show clips analyzed for Dolby Vision and HDR10+.
  • Support for importing clip markers from a Final Cut Pro 7 XML file.
  • Support for preserving bin hierarchy when importing media and metadata from a Final Cut Pro 7 XML file.
  • Support for importing marker colors and duration markers on clips when importing media using FCP7 XML files.
  • Support for exporting subtitle files in project archives.
  • Support for automatic generation of MD5 media hash lists from clone tool operations.
  • Display audio channel names in clip attributes.
  • Show clip color indicator on media pool thumbnails.
  • Change clip color from the application menu on the media, edit and color pages.
  • See bin name in the title bar of a floating media pool bin.
  • Add information about synced audio name option, audio channel metadata.

Both the Blackmagic Camera 6.0 updated the DaVinci 15.2 update are available now as a free download at the Blackmagic Support Site here.

About James DeRuvo 599 Articles
Editor in Chief at doddleNEWS. James has been a writer and editor at doddleNEWS for nearly a decade. As a producer/director/writer James won a Telly Award in 2005 for his Short Film "Searching for Inspiration. James is a recovering talk show producer from KABC in Los Angeles, and a weekly guest on the Digital Production Buzz with Larry Jordan.

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