I currently own a Blackmagic Cinema Camera and looking for a reasonably priced storage solution. I mainly shoot in the RAW format. Considering a RAID drive, looking for advice on enclosure and drives. I have the old school Mac Pro so thunderbolt connection is not an option at this time. Is it possible to go with Ethernet or would another connection be a better option? Any advice is greatly appreciated.
Blackmagic just announced a bunch of new products, including URSA Mini, which is half the weight of the original URSA, features a new 4.6K 15 stop dynamic range sensor designed by Blackmagic
Specs of URSA Mini:
- 4K RAW up to 120fps Rolling Shutter
- 4K RAW up to 60fps Global Shutter
- Can also take new OLED EVF
Blackmagic Design URSA Camera users have encountered some problems when they try to importing or editing with FCP X. The main reason is that the Blackmagic URSA recorded DNG RAW format and Apple ProRes not compatible with editing software like Premiere.
To make Blackmagic URSA Mini Apple ProRes editable in Adobe Premiere Pro CC or Premiere Elementss, a professional video tool is highly recommended here–Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac(read the review) This beneficial application allows you to output Adobe Premiere Pro optimized MPEG-2, WMV or MOV format. So that you can directly import and edit Blackmagic 4K Prores files in Premiere Pro CC and other NLE like Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, Sony Vegas without some addition profile settings.
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How to convert Blackmagic URSA Mini Apple ProRes to Premiere Pro CC for editing on Mac OS X?
Step 1: Load Blackmagic URSA Mini Apple ProRes files to the program.
Transfer the URSA Mini Apple ProResF files from your camera to the local hard drive, then click “File” drop-down menu to import the Sony XAVC MXF files to the application.
Step 2: Select output file format.
Click the “Format” bar and switch to “Adobe Premiere/Sony..” option and select “MPEG-2(*.mpg)” as the output format for non-linear post work-flows in Premiere Pro CC.
Step 3: Merge into one file.
Check “Merge into one file” on the main interface of the program to join or combine your separate URSA Mini Apple ProRes video footage together.
Step 4: Convert Blackmagic URSA Mini Apple ProRes to Premiere Pro CC.
Hit right-bottom “Convert” button to start Blackmagic URSA Mini Apple ProRes to Premiere Pro CC conversion process.
When the conversion is completed, you can do the post work-flows of your Blackmagic URSA Mini Apple ProRes video footage in Premiere Pro CC with no difficulty.