Blackmagic Design has released a new software update for the original Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 4.6K camera that adds localisation for 11 languages, the ability to embed custom 3D LUTs in Blackmagic RAW clips, new customisable frame guides as well as improved behaviour for function buttons.

The update (available free from today) also adds improved compatibility for embedded audio on SDI outputs and better jam sync timecode functionality.

The 6.9.3 Update 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.

Users can also now embed custom 3D LUTs in Blackmagic RAW clips. 3D LUTs can be directly embedded as metadata within the .BRAW file.

The update also adds new features that customers have requested such as being able 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. Users can now also 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 have also been included with users now able 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.

Blackmagic OS has been updated and now adds ⅓ stop ISO increments to the ISO slider, as well as the ability to quickly switch media from the heads up display. In addition, new 2:1, 1:1 and 5:4 frame guides have been added, along with the option for custom frame guides. The media formatting interface has been improved, making it more intuitive so users are less likely to accidentally format a card.

“This update adds a lot of new features to the original URSA Mini Pro 4.6K model, bringing it up to the latest software as the URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 and URSA Broadcast,” said Grant Petty, Blackmagic Design CEO. “It’s very exciting because now all URSA Mini Pro customers can upgrade to the latest software at no charge, giving them access to a range of powerful new capabilities to shoot with.”

Here’s Blackmagic list of features for the 6.9.3 update

* Support for 11 popular languages.
* Adds common off speed frame rate options above slider.
* Ability to embed custom LUTs in Blackmagic RAW clips.
* Ability to disable or remap function and HFR buttons.
* Remapping of VTR and Ret buttons on B4 lenses.
* Improved compatibility for embedded audio on SDI outputs.
* Sidetone level adjustment.
* Improved ballistics and scaling of audio meters.
* Choice of -18 or -20dB reference levels for audio meters.
* Quick media switching from the heads up display.
* Support for HDR metadata in SDI output.
* ‘LUT’ icon to status text overlays.
* ‘PRE’ icon to status text overlays for preset timecode.
* 2:1, 1:1 and 4:5 monitoring frame guides.
* Customizable frame guides.
* Ability to lock timecode to SDI Input.
* Better jam sync timecode functionality.
* Improved stability when using external or program reference.
* Improved accuracy of status text on SDI outputs.
* Improved ND filter status text.
* Improved auto exposure speed and performance.
* Improved media formatting user interface.

Jon Creamer

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