Blackmagic URSA Mini SSD Recorder & Camera Update Now Available

Blackmagic Design has released their URSA Mini SSD Recorder, along with the Camera 4.5 Update which adds support for the new recorder that attaches to the back of URSA Mini Pro digital film cameras for recording RAW or ProRes files to SSDs.

Blackmagic URSA Mini SSD Recorder – $395

Add a high capacity SSD recorder to your camera for longer shoot times!
Blackmagic URSA Mini SSD Recorder lets you record Cinema DNG or ProRes files directly to standard inexpensive 2.5 inch SSD media! The recorder uses a 6G-SDI data link and connects to the camera’s back plate between the camera and battery. Everything is controlled directly from the camera, so you don’t have to operate the recorder separately. The SSDs can even be mounted on your computer using a Blackmagic MultiDock so you can edit and color correct right from the cards!

Camera 4.5 Update

  • New support for Blackmagic URSA Mini SSD Recorder.

New features for URSA Mini SSD Recorder

  • Added RAW & ProRes record capability to SSD Recorder.
  • Added playback capability from SSD Recorder.
  • Added SDI and SSD status LED indicators.
  • Added ability to use 1TB, 2TB and 4TB SSD’s.

New features for Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 4.6K

  • Added support for URSA Mini SSD Recorder.
  • Added user interface information for SSD Recorder in media status page.
  • Lowers SDI output latency to less than 1 frame for live production.
  • Lowers LCD monitoring latency.
  • Added Program Audio option for prioritising return audio in headset.
  • Improved support for B4 lenses.
  • Fixed focus control on Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 STM and USM lenses.
  • Fixed iris control on Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM zoom lens.
  • Fixed bug where audio levels reset after power cycling.
  • Fixed bug where lens change was not recognised in metadata if powered off.
  • Updated URSA Mini Manual to include SSD Recorder and F Mount instructions.


For more information on the Blackmagic URSA Mini SSD Recorder, visit
For more on the Camera Update 4.5 and to download, visit

Written by Jake Fruia

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