In a groundbreaking announcement, Blackmagic Design has introduced the world’s first commercial camera system and editing software specifically designed for Apple Immersive Video on the Apple Vision Pro. This revolutionary new format promises to transform storytelling by leveraging 8K, 3D video with a 180-degree field of view and Spatial Audio, immersing viewers in an unparalleled experience.

Introducing the Blackmagic URSA Cine Immersive

The star of this announcement is the Blackmagic URSA Cine Immersive, a cutting-edge camera system built to capture Apple Immersive Video. Here are the key features:

  • Dual 8K Image Sensors: The camera captures 8160 x 7200 resolution per eye with pixel-level synchronization and an impressive 16 stops of dynamic range.
  • Custom Stereoscopic 3D Lens System: The fixed lens system is pre-installed and calibrated at the factory to ensure precise positional data, offering incredible fidelity in capturing immersive video content.
  • Robust and Lightweight Design: Constructed with a magnesium alloy chassis and carbon fiber composite skin, the camera body is evenly weighted for easy maneuverability on set.

Grant Petty, CEO of Blackmagic Design, expressed his excitement: “We are thrilled to announce the first-ever commercial camera system and post-production software that supports Apple Immersive Video, giving professional filmmakers the tools to create remarkable stories with this powerful new format pioneered by Apple.”

Advanced Editing with DaVinci Resolve

Alongside the new camera, Blackmagic Design is releasing an updated version of DaVinci Resolve, tailored to handle the immersive video format:

  • Immersive Video Viewer: This feature allows editors to pan, tilt, and roll clips on 2D monitors or view them directly on Apple Vision Pro for a more immersive editing experience.
  • Seamless Workflow: The software automatically recognizes Apple Immersive Video formats and offers export presets for quick output, ensuring compatibility with Apple Vision Pro.
  • Enhanced Editing Capabilities: The software supports transitions rendered by Apple Vision Pro, clean master files, and FCP XML metadata for precise editing.

Designed for High-End Productions

The Blackmagic URSA Cine Immersive is engineered to meet the rigorous demands of professional filmmaking with the following features:

  • Connectivity: It features 12G-SDI, 10G Ethernet, USB-C, and XLR audio connections, along with high-speed Wi-Fi for seamless data transfer.
  • Power Options: The camera supports 24V and 12V power supplies, and comes with a 250W power supply and B mount battery plate, compatible with a wide range of high voltage batteries.
  • High-Performance Storage: With 8TB of built-in network storage, the camera records directly to the Blackmagic Media Module, allowing for real-time syncing to Blackmagic Cloud and DaVinci Resolve media bins.

Enhancing Post-Production Workflow

The new Blackmagic RAW Immersive file format simplifies working with immersive video, supporting global media sync and storing comprehensive metadata. The Blackmagic URSA Cine Immersive camera, featuring built-in Cloud Store technology, allows for high-resolution recording with rapid file access via 10G Ethernet.

It also creates H.264 proxy files for quick uploads to Blackmagic Cloud. The Blackmagic Media Dock enhances post-production by allowing multiple Media Modules and high-speed connections for up to four edit workstations, ensuring efficient and fast workflow management.

General Overview of the Blackmagic URSA Cine Immersive Features

  • Dual custom lens system for shooting Apple Immersive Video for Apple Vision Pro.
  • 8K stereoscopic 3D immersive image capture.
  • 8160 x 7200 resolution per eye with pixel level synchronization.
  • Massive 16 stops of dynamic range.
  • Lightweight, robust camera body with industry standard connections.
  • Generation 5 Color Science with new film curve.
  • Dual 90 fps capture to a single Blackmagic RAW file.
  • Includes high performance Blackmagic Media Module 8TB for recording.
  • High speed Wi-Fi, 10G Ethernet or mobile data for network connections.
  • Optional Blackmagic URSA Cine EVF.
  • Includes DaVinci Resolve Studio for post production.

General Overview of DaVinci Resolve Immersive Features

  • Monitoring on Apple Vision Pro: Support for monitoring from the DaVinci Resolve timeline.
  • Editing Capabilities: Ability to edit Blackmagic RAW Immersive video shot on Blackmagic URSA Cine Immersive.
  • Immersive Video Viewer: Allows for pan, tilt, and roll.
  • Automatic Recognition: Identifies Apple Immersive Video (left and right eye) for dual file stereo content.
  • Bypass Transitions: Option to bypass transitions rendered by Apple Vision Pro.
  • Export and Delivery: Export and deliver native files for viewing on Apple Vision Pro.

Availability and Pricing

The Blackmagic URSA Cine Immersive camera system and the updated DaVinci Resolve will be available later this year through selected Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.

For more information and product images, check out Blackmagic Design’s Media Page.

About Blackmagic Design

Blackmagic Design is a leader in creating high-quality video editing products, digital film cameras, color correctors, and post-production tools.

Their innovations have revolutionized the film and television industries, consistently pushing the boundaries of technology to offer filmmakers the best tools available. For more details, visit Blackmagic Design’s Website.