This Blackmagic Design announced that the URSA Mini 4.6K is FINALLY shipping but with one very noticeable omission…
NO GLOBAL SHUTTER
We caught up with Blackmagic’s Tim Siddons to ask what went wrong, and do people really care about Global Shutter over a higher Dynamic Range?
In their press release, BMD said this; “Since being announced, Blackmagic Design have been working hard to get the new URSA Mini 4.6K and Micro Cinema Cameras into production and to fill backorders. The good news for our customers is that both these cameras are now shipping.
However the development of the global shutter in these cameras has taken longer than expected, and has been the reason the cameras have been delayed in shipping as problems in implementing the global shutter feature has been holding up their release. Both cameras have problems with their global shutter but the problems are different between the URSA Mini 4.6K and the Micro Cinema Camera.
For the past 6 months, Blackmagic Design engineers have been working extremely hard to resolve the issues. As the performance of the global shutter is not up to the high quality level that Blackmagic Design strives to give it’s customers, Blackmagic Design have decided to ship both of the cameras without the global shutter feature.”
What do you think, is this a deal breaker or are you happy without Global Shutter? Let me know in the comments.