Oh NAB, how we love thee, and all of the great releases and gear that you bestow upon us year after year. Enter our friends at Blackmagic! Announced several weeks ago, we were able to officially get our hands on the Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro and take it for a spin at their slick demo station. But the most exciting Blackmagic release this week? DaVinci Resolve 14 has gone through a major overhaul (as well as a nice price reduction) and is even close to an all-in-one, collaborative solution for NLE, color, and post-production audio.

We chatted up Dan May, President of Blackmagic Design USA, to get the deets on these — dare we say it — magical updates.

Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 4.6K
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Price point: $6,000
What we’re excited about:

  • An easy-view outside monitor and ability to operate the shutter and white balance via tactile controls (yay, buttons!)
  • It’s extremely versatile: now capable of recording to CFast 2.0, SD UHS and SSD
  • Built-in ND filters (2/4/6 stops)
  • 15 stops dynamic range


DaVinci Resolve 14
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Price point: Reduced the previous price of $999 to $299 for a one-user license
What we’re excited about:

  • Processing is 10x faster thanks to CPU and GPU optimizations (so it can run reliably on most computers and laptops)
  • A robust toolset, with the ability to edit, color grade, and do audio editing all in one
  • Collaborative workflow capabilities allow for multiple people to work on the same timeline, simultaneously
  • With the introduction of Fairlight (an audio technology), post-production audio is now better than ever

Follow our NAB 2017 coverage to keep up with all the gear we’re gushing over.