Blackmagic Unveils Powerhouse Cine Cameras at NAB 2024: PYXIS 6K and URSA Cine 12K

Blackmagic PYXIS 6K box camera URSA Cine 12K
Blackmagic’s New Cine Cameras: A Gamechanger for Filmmakers

A Surprise Reveal at NAB

Blackmagic Design made a splash at NAB 2024 with the announcement of two powerful new full-frame cine cameras: the PYXIS 6K and the URSA Cine 12K. These cameras cater to different production needs, but both promise exceptional image quality and professional features.


PYXIS 6K: A Boxed-in Powerhouse

The PYXIS 6K is a compact, box-style camera designed for versatility. It features a full-frame 35mm sensor capable of capturing 6K resolution with wide dynamic range.

The camera boasts a modular design with three lens mount options (EF, PL, and L-Mount) allowing users to leverage their existing glass. Videomakers praised the PYXIS‘s affordability, with a price tag significantly lower than other high-end Blackmagic cameras.

Additionally, the built-in CFexpress card slots and Ethernet connectivity make it ideal for streamlined workflows.

Blackmagic URSA Cine 12K screen
URSA Cine 12K: A Supercharged Cinema Workhorse

The URSA Cine 12K takes things to a whole new level. This camera boasts a revolutionary new sensor capable of capturing a staggering 12K resolution.

The large format RGBW sensor design prioritizes color accuracy and offers a massive 16 stops of dynamic range, ensuring stunning visuals in any lighting condition.

Industry professionals were particularly impressed by the URSA Cine‘s interchangeable lens mounts (PL, LPL, EF, and Hasselblad) and electronic neutral density filters, providing unmatched flexibility on set.


Early Reactions: A Positive Buzz

Overall, Blackmagic’s new cameras offer exciting options for cinematographers at various levels.

The PYXIS 6K provides a compelling entry point for budget-conscious filmmakers, while the URSA Cine 12K pushes the boundaries of what’s possible in high-resolution cinematography.

With these announcements, Blackmagic continues to solidify its position as a leader in cutting-edge digital cinema technology.

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