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  1. #1 Current BM cameras in production that have global shutter? 
    Thinking about maybe replacing my aging BMPC with a newer camera that also has a global shutter.
    Advantages of the newer camera?
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    There really aren't any other BM cameras with global shutter unless you count the Ursa Mini 4K, which has the same sensor as the BMPC and is more or less the same camera in a different body. The difference between the BMPC and UM 4K mostly just comes down to form factor and ergonomics (and CFAST vs. SSD). The image would be nearly identical from each (maybe there's a bit of better image processing in the UM 4K, but I'm not sure about that).
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    You're pretty limited in terms of global shutter camera choices for cinema. The other options are the Sony F55 and the Aja Cion.
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    … or find a good deal on an URSA 4K in eBay. The big URSA's have global shutter in all of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rygenova View Post
    There really aren't any other BM cameras with global shutter unless you count the Ursa Mini 4K, which has the same sensor as the BMPC and is more or less the same camera in a different body. The difference between the BMPC and UM 4K mostly just comes down to form factor and ergonomics (and CFAST vs. SSD). The image would be nearly identical from each (maybe there's a bit of better image processing in the UM 4K, but I'm not sure about that).
    The Ursa Mini 4K has a different sensor, it’s the V2 sensor that was in the Ursa 4K. It also has the benefit of newer color science, better ergonomics, SDI outs, the 4.0 OS and although not confirmed yet, might get BRAW in the future.
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    You also get 60fps which is a pretty important upgrade.

    Personally I would buy something different to own and rent an F55/Ursa 4K if I absolutely needed a global shutter shot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Asyndeton View Post
    The Ursa Mini 4K has a different sensor, it’s the V2 sensor that was in the Ursa 4K.
    As far as I can tell, the "V2" sensor is still the same sensor but with a bug fix that I believe was fixed in firmware in the BMPC anyway.
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    I miss the global shutter on our Big Ursa. Though I don't miss the weight. That global shutter was essential in many shooting situations like shooting BG plates for a subway scene, and lots of footage with photo flashes in it.
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    To answer the original question, GS Cameras are the original BM Production Camera 4K, Ursa, and the Ursa Mini 4K.
    That said the Ursa Mini 4.6/Pro and Ursa Broadcast Cameras have a very fast sensor readout which comes close to GS with minimal RS issues.
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