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Blackmagic Day L.A. 2015: Marco Solorio Talks About The Newly Released Blackmagic URSA Mini

We made a point to speak with Marco Solorio of OneRiver Media at Blackmagic Day LA 2015, as Marco is one of the premier experts on Blackmagic cameras. Having actually shot with an early version of the URSA Mini, Marco was able to relate his experience with Blackmagic’s newest mini cam.

Solorio and OneRiver Media have a long and varied history, utilizing Blackmagic Cameras since the release of the original Blackmagic Cinema Camera. In breif, Solorio simply says “The Mini? It’s awesome!”. Citing the flexibility of the URSA Mini as its biggest benefit, he notes the size, weight, optional viewfinder and more combined with its powerful sensor make it a highly attractive camera. While the original URSA possesses more robust and greater overall features, its the URSA Mini’s wide versatility that still makes it a powerful camera that holds its own among the other in the Blackmagic camera family.

Solorio also brings up the evolution of DaVinci Resolve into a full NLE, stating that “With Resolve 12 we’re seeing more and more of our work basically staying in Resolve, from media management, to editorial, to grading to output”. Solorio and OneRiver Media actually still use Adobe Premiere Pro as well, however he quells any fears of switching from Adobe to Blackmagic: “Resolve does allow you to re-map any key combonations you want, or to use pre-selected [configurations]. So whether you’re from Premiere, Final Cut or whatever, you can quickly re-map those.”

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From OneRiver Media:

“OneRiver Media produces high quality cinematic stories, so your message can emotionally connect to your audience. We combine all aspects of technical and creative services in one facility, conducted by one of the most respected thought leaders in the filmmaking industry, Marco Solorio, owner of OneRiver Media. With over 24 years working professionally in the industry, a clientele base over 170 strong, and a multitude of impressive awards, OneRiver Media has the creative and technical expertise to ensure your vision is produced into the masterpiece it deserves.”

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DaVinci Resolve 12 is available now as a free download at, where you can also purchase the full DaVinci Resolve Studio for $995.

Finally, the Blackmagic URSA Mini is now recently available in four models:

  • Blackmagic URSA Mini 4K EF – $2,995
  • Blackmagic URSA Mini 4K PL – $3,495
  • Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K EF – $4,995
  • Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K PL – $5,495


For more information and to buy your very own URSA Mini visit

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