Fireworks with the Blackmagic Ursa Mini 4.6K and the DJI Inspire X5R

Written by Patrick Jong Taylor

Gary YostStill from 'Fun on the Midway @ Marin County Fair'

Here's a short, energetic video shot on the Blackmagic Ursa Mini 4.6K and the DJI Inspire X5R that delivers fireworks and "fun on the midway."

While the Blackmagic Ursa Mini 4.6K has been out in the wild for a few months now, we're still getting new videos crossing our desks that shine a light on some aspect of the camera. The following video was submitted by Gary Yost, a photographer, cinematographer and filmmaker, on his excursion to the Marin County Fair on July 4th, 2016 (Independence Day, to you Brits). Of note: the video was shot in available light at night in 4.6K raw, with additional footage captured on the DJI Inspire X5R (also in raw) for aerial and hyperlapse, which consisted of the X5R mounted on a DJI Osmo). Roundtripping from FCPX (edit) and Resolve (colour) was done via Primaries Exporter to ensure accuracy trip-to-trip.

The video is an interesting showcase for the Ursa Mini 4.6K and the X5R and their ability to render pleasing images in such a difficult shooting environment. Let us know in the comments what you think of the performance of these cameras, as exhibited in Fun on the Midway @ Marin County Fair.

[A word of warning: Much of the imagery in Fun on the Midway @ Marin County Fair is fairly fast-moving and frenetic. If you are sensitive to such material, please exercise caution in viewing.]

Tags: Production


Related Articles

2 August, 2020

This is how the first DV cameras changed video production forever

The 1980s were the decade when video began to encroach on film – certainly for TV, if not for cinema. The 1990s was the decade when digital cameras...

Read Story

1 August, 2020

This is one of the biggest influencers on modern video you might not have heard of

If you’ve started using cameras in the last few years you might not be aware of just how far cameras have come. For some time one of the go-to...

Read Story

31 July, 2020

Why do we keep thinking in 35mm for focal lengths?

Replay: Do we really need to keep using 35mm as our baseline for focal lengths, or is there a much better way?

Read Story