10 Reasons Why the URSA Mini 4.6k is better than the Red Raven is the title of a thread posted to the bmcuser forum. Of course there is a bias towards Blackmagic at this forum but that does not necessarily make them wrong. This thread is worth a read for those debating between the URSA Mini 4.6K and the RED Raven.
We like both cameras but we wish a fully kitted-out RED cost less.
And in regards to the Ursa Mini 4K see this new article from Red Shark: The beauty of blur: Ursa Mini 4K & Canon 60mm 2.8 Macro
You do have to stop down for best performance, and 6K is a lot more demanding than 4K in terms of lens performance. Yet these lenses hold up stopped down showing once again they are a great value.
An interesting comparison of 3 professional video cameras. Only the RED was shot at an ultra-high resolution in this test.
Marco Solorio of OneRiver Media, one of our favourite blogs about video production, has written a concise comparison of the RED Raven and the URSA Mini 4.6K video cameras.
These comparisons includes specifications and total system costs and discusses relevant differences. It’s worth a read by anyone considering either camera.
Because of the huge interest between these two cameras (and people asking my opinion between the two), I’ve decided to take the time to put the data side-by-side to really see how much these cameras match up and compare. At least on paper that is.
With 5K at 60P and 2K at 300FPS, this is an interesting camera. The “BRAIN” module is almost $10,000 though. It will be interesting to see this compared against the cheaper RED RAVEN.
You can read more about the Scarlet-W on RED’s website.
Well, just when we are about to go all in on our recommendation for the Blackmagic Ursa Mini 4.6K camera RED had to go and produce this exceptional footage. We are not sure how much production went into this footage but if this is an achievable look from this camera it’ll quickly become our favourite.
RED has announced the RAVEN model with a fixed EF mount and an almost ASP-C sized sensor. Price is for the “brain” only and additional accessories are required. The Ursa Mini is still cheaper after being kitted, but the two cameras are more or less in the same ball-bark when looking at total cost of ownership. A complete shooting package for the RAVEN is expected to sell for under $10K. This camera offers 4K at 120 FPS. There is also the new Sony FS5 to consider as well. It’s good to have options.
Visit RED’s website page on the RAVEN for more information.