Thread: Big URSA is dead.....has to be when they are giving them away free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zak Forsman View Post
    "in reality" I don't think people that work at BMD are going out of their way to lie to us. i take them at their word. the rep was Tony Rivera who we all know. he said he spoke to "Tim" on the engineering team to get this answer. I believe them when they say they are still pursuing it at this time.
    It's not lying; it's following protocol.

    Nevertheless, it's always good to have hope.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RyLo View Post
    Rick, Grant cited having issues creating a 4.6K turret as the reason for the upgrade offer. You're clearly an optimist to read that as 4.6K turret is still coming but delayed. Perhaps I'm wrong, but I think it's dead. I don't see BMD pursuing any more turrets for the URSA.

    But who knows...
    I don't believe Grant's reason that they are having issues creating a 4.6K turret. The technology is not the issue. The business case is and he's playing everyone. Put on your CEO cap and think of it this way for a moment. Give away all those URSA 4K V1 and clear the inventory. If they are successful, that means a golden opportunity to come out with an announcement at NAB like "we figured out a fixed for the 4.6K turret and here it is for $1995. Wow, everyone with a freebie URSA 4K will likely go out and buy that new turret tomorrow. Geez, what a brilliant man. That's how you become a CEO. I am with Rick on this. I still have hope for the turret. The URSA is big and beastie, but it is a tank of a production camera and I like it more than any of the minis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EYu View Post
    I don't believe Grant's reason that they are having issues creating a 4.6K turret. The technology is not the issue. The business case is and he's playing everyone. Put on your CEO cap and think of it this way for a moment. Give away all those URSA 4K V1 and clear the inventory. If they are successful, that means a golden opportunity to come out with an announcement at NAB like "we figured out a fixed for the 4.6K turret and here it is for $1995. Wow, everyone with a freebie URSA 4K will likely go out and buy that new turret tomorrow. Geez, what a brilliant man. That's how you become a CEO. I am with Rick on this. I still have hope for the turret. The URSA is big and beastie, but it is a tank of a production camera and I like it more than any of the minis.
    Considering how brilliant he has been in his business decisions it wouldn't surprise me if this was the case.
    He might just have created the market for a 4.6k turret to be commercially successful when it previously wasn't.
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    Wait, they're going to sell a $6000 dollar cameras for $500 dollars so that they can sell a turret upgrade to the people who just paid to upgrade to a new camera? The objective of this promotion is plain and simple, make a few bucks off of dead inventory. If they had any plans whatsoever to release a turret the whole $500 Ursa promotion would be ridiculous. In fact it is only the hope of the turret that gives the big Ursa any value at all to new consumers, seriously who has bought a new Ursa since the mini was released? It's been two years, please move on with your lives, you're grinding metal Ripley.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howie Roll View Post
    please move on with your lives, you're grinding metal Ripley.
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    Hey if nobody wants that big ursa, but is willing to shell out full price for the pro, I'll kick in the $500, for the resolve dongle with the giant paper weight. No seriously I could figure out a way to ulilize the beast into my no budget productions, just can't stretch for the 4.6 right now, wish I could.
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    What they should have done is create an interchangeable turret/sensor for the UMP...then this would be laid to rest once and for all.

    EVERYONE would benefit from it...old and new customers.

    (But I guess if you just bought a 4.6K, you probably wouldn't be happy, ha.)
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    If I remember correctly Grant said that not many people seemed to be interested in the upgrade...which I'd imagine is likely means little man power will go toward fixing the sensor upgrade.

    But if it does get done, clearing out the old stock likely gets them some sensor upgrades they would not have sold otherwise.
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    What I've always learned about URSA owners who I've met (not many, but a few) is that the weight eventually gets to everyone.

    I defended it for a long time and it eventually got to me too, ha.

    It's not that it's physically tiring to use; it's just so limiting. I personally became very lazy with the camera.

    With smaller cameras, I felt more inspired to shoot, run around, fly them, get crazy angles...and I know you can have a second camera for that, but just saying.
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    Just picked up an Ursa Mini Pro + URSA combo from Adorama. I'm an Ursa Mini 4.6k owner and was firmly in the 'not going to upgrade' camp because I was very content with my 4.6k non-pro. But this was too good of a deal to pass up. Not sure if I'll end up selling or keeping the Ursa 4k PL, but I figure I can get at least $500 for it
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