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Blackmagic Design today announced a new lower price for the Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K of US$5,995. According to Blackmagic, this price reduction has been made possible by efficiencies in manufacturing combined with an improved supply of 12K sensors. Furthermore, this 40% price drop makes the URSA 12K at the same price as lower-end models like URSA 4.6K Pro. Would those models get a price drop as well?

Blackmagic Announced a 40% Price Drop on the URSA 12K
Blackmagic Announced a 40% Price Drop on the URSA 12K

This price reduction has been made possible by efficiencies in manufacturing combined with an improved supply of 12K sensors.

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URSA Mini Pro 12K: From $10,000 to $6,000 overnight

The Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K has introduced a year ago, titled “The world’s most affordable camera that can shoot for IMAX theater”. The price for the camera was $10,000. Here’re topdeblogs.comma Magazine articles so you can learn more about his fascinating camera:

  • Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K: The World’s Most Affordable “IMAX Camera”
  • Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K Test Footage of Mixed Resolutions
  • Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K Got Upgraded With More HFR and Stills Options
  • Watch: Emmy Commercial Shot on URSA Mini Pro 12K
  • Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K Update
  • RED Helium 8K VS Blackmagic URSA 12K: A Comparison of the Essentials
  • BMPCC 6K on FPV Drone, and URSA 12K With Venus Laowa Probe, to Shoot Kia Commercial
The Ursa 12 K Shooting in snow minus 12 degrees celsius
The Ursa 12 K Shooting in snow minus 12 degrees celsius

Now, Blackmagic has announced a new lower price on the camera, from $10,000 to $6,000, which is a 40% drop overnight. It’s not so common that a camera manufacturer drops its flagship’s price by 40%. That business move can shake up the entire lineup.

The URSA Mini Pro 12K
The URSA Mini Pro 12K

With this new low price for Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K, a much wider range of customers will have access to feature film production.

Blackmagic Design

Due to “Improved supply of 12K sensors”

According to Blackmagic, this price reduction has been made possible by efficiencies in manufacturing combined with an improved supply of 12K sensors. Furthermore, Blackmagic wants to make high resolution more accessible for the mass market. As stated by the company: “This is an exciting innovation because it transforms high-resolution workflows and makes them much lower cost. With this new low price for Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K, a much wider range of customers will have access to feature film production”. However, not all Blackmagic shooters are satisfied. For instance, check out the video below made by Frame Voyager who is a loyal user of Blackmagic products, which describes a huge frustration from this move.

Same price of lower models: Maybe because of Netflix?

That price reduction makes the flagship URSA 12K costs exactly the same as lower-end models like the URSA 4.6K. So why buying those if you can purchase the flagship at the same price? Well, Netflix might be the only reason. The older models (URSA Mini 4.6K, URSA Mini Pro 4.6K, and URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2) are approved by Netflix. The URSA Pro 12K isn’t. According to Netflix, they are working with Blackmagic Design to address the known issues affecting the URSA 12K status as a Netflix-approved camera. Could it be that the lower-end models are more advanced than the high-end model? What do you think about this price reduction? Feel free to throw your thoughts below.

Product List

Here’re the products mentioned in the article, and the links to purchase them from authorized dealers.

  • Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Pro 12K
    • BUY on B&H
  • Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2
    • BUY on B&H
    • BUY on ADORAMA

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