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Blackmagic Design URSA Broadcast 4K UHD Studio & OB ENG Camera - BMD-CINEURSAMC4K

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URSA Broadcast is an advanced Ultra HD broadcast camera that works with your existing HD or Ultra HD B4 lenses so you can shoot HD today and switch to Ultra HD when you’re ready! You get professional broadcast controls, built in ND filters, non stop 12-bit recording of ProRes and DNx files to dual SD UHS-IIor CFast cards, and new extended video range for stunning broadcast ready shots that can go straight to air. URSA Broadcast is two cameras in one. Use it for production work or add a Blackmagic URSA Studio Viewfinder to turn it into a live studio camera with remote control and built in color corrector!

 

FEATURES

  • Effective Sensor Size
    2/3 inch sensor size when using 4K B4 mount (Actual sensor size 13.056mm x 7.344mm)
  • Lens Mount
    B4 2/3 inch
  • Lens Control
    Electronic control via 12-pin broadcast connector. Control also possible via EF mount pins when using optional URSA Mini Pro EF Mount.
  • Dynamic Range
    12 Stops+
  • Shooting Resolutions
    3840x2160, 1920x1080
  • Frame Rates
    Project frame rates of 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94 and 60 fps supported. Off-speed frame rates up to 60p.
  • Built in ND Filters
    Four position ND filter wheel with clear, 2-stop, 4-stop and 6-stop ND filters.
  • Focus
    Focus button turns on peaking, auto focus available using compatible lenses with focus servo.
  • Iris Control
    Iris wheel and touchscreen slider for manual iris adjustment on electronically controllable lenses, iris button for instant auto iris settings on compatible lenses so no pixel is clipped in film mode. Scene average auto exposure in video and extended video mode.
  • Screen Dimensions
    4 inch.
  • Screen Type
    LCD capacitive touchscreen.
  • Metadata Support
    Automatically populated lens data from electronic B4 lenses. Automatic recording of camera settings and slate data such as project, scene number, take and special notes.
  • Controls
    Touchscreen menus on 4 inch screen. Push buttons for other controls. 2 assignable shortcut keys.
  • Timecode Clock
    Highly accurate timecode clock. Less than 1 frame drift every 8 hours.

 

WHAT'S IN THE BOX

URSA Broadcast body

Turret dust cap

B4 lens mount

Power supply

SD card with software and manual

BVE 2018 Blackmagic Design URSA Broadcast Camera shot by Newsshooter.com

Key Features

The world’s most affordable and flexible professional broadcast camera for HD and Ultra HD! 

Introducing URSA Broadcast, the world’s most affordable and most flexible professional broadcast camera. URSA Broadcast is two cameras in one, an incredible field camera for ENG and programming work, as well as a professional studio camera! URSA Broadcast is perfect for traditional broadcasters because it uses the lenses and batteries you already own, and it also eliminates weird media cards and file formats found on traditional cameras. It records onto regular SD cards and uses the same common file formats found on broadcast media management systems and most NLE software.

 

Plus URSA Broadcast is perfect for web broadcasters because it works with both older after market HD lenses and inexpensive photo lenses. No other broadcast camera is more flexible and more affordable!

 

Two Cameras in One

Switch instantly between live work or field shooting!

URSA Broadcast is two cameras in one! The compact design, familiar controls and broadcast camera features are ideal for ENG style shooting and vital for working quickly when you’re trying to capture breaking news. Whether you’re in the studio or out in the field, URSA Broadcast will give you incredible image quality, accurate skin tones and vibrant colors that are far superior to cameras costing ten times more. The key is URSA Broadcast's new extended video mode that produces pictures you don’t need to color grade so you can shoot, edit and get stories on air faster than ever before. URSA Broadcast is also the first camera that finally lets AV and web broadcasters afford a true professional broadcast solution that’s dramatically better than DSLRs!

Standard Media and File Formats

Work faster by eliminating expensive media and video transcodes!

URSA Broadcast is the first professional broadcast camera designed to work with standard media cards and file formats that are compatible with virtually all broadcast systems and editing software. URSA Broadcast records onto inexpensive standard SD cards, UHS-II cards and CFast cards, and records 1080i or 2160p video into standard .mov files, with .mxf to be added in future updates. URSA Broadcast records using DNx145, DNx220X or ProRes so the files will work with your existing broadcast systems and workflows. You also get a B4 lens mount that works with your existing lenses, or you can swap it for optional EF, F and PL lens mounts so you can use standard photographic lenses. If you’re building a complete broadcast camera chain, the optional URSA Viewfinder, URSA Studio Viewfinder and SMPTE fiber converters feature familiar controls and design, so they operate exactly as experienced camera operators expect. URSA Broadcast helps you get the most value out of your investment in cameras, lenses and accessories, which means you’ll save time and money, so the camera virtually pays for itself!

Broadcast B4 Lens Mount

Use your existing high quality HD lenses or new Ultra HD lenses

The broadcast B4 lens mount on URSA Broadcast features high performance cinema quality optics with spherical aberration correction specifically designed to match the camera’s sensor. The ⅔” mount lets you use existing HD lenses or Ultra HD lenses. Many high quality HD lenses can be used at resolutions well beyond HD, all the way up to 2.5K or 3K. Because B4 lenses are par-focal and have a very wide depth of field, the image stays in focus as you zoom in and out, so you don't need to chase focus as you shoot. That lets you work much faster because you don’t need to change lenses or refocus between close up, medium and wide shots, which is perfect when you’re following the action in fast paced sport! You also get full electronic B4 lens control so you can adjust the focus, iris and zoom using the camera’s controls, or remotely from an ATEM switcher using the SDI camera control protocol.

Work in HD or Ultra HD

Incredible 4K image sensor for wide dynamic range and wide depth of field

URSA Broadcast features an incredible 4K image sensor and a new extended video mode with better dynamic range and color fidelity. The image sensor is designed for both HD and Ultra HD so you get amazing texture and detail, accurate skin tones, vibrant color and high dynamic range video, all without the need for post production.
That means you can shoot, edit and get stories on air fast! The high resolution sensor is a huge advantage, even when working in HD, because you get sub pixel image processing and superior anti-aliasing for super sharp images. URSA Broadcast is a future proof camera that’s versatile enough to use on any HD or Ultra HD production.

Built in Optical ND Filters

High quality neutral density filters with IR compensation

URSA Broadcast features high quality neutral density (ND) filters that let you quickly reduce the amount of light entering the camera. The ¼, 1/16th and 1/64th stop filters have been specifically designed to match the image sensor and color science of URSA Broadcast, providing you with additional latitude and better colorimetry, even under harsh lighting conditions. This lets you use different combinations of aperture and shutter angle, in a wider range of situations. The IR filters have been designed to evenly filter both optical and IR wavelengths. This eliminates the IR contamination usually associated with most ND filters. The ND filters are true optical filters with a precision mechanism that quickly moves them into place when the ND filter dial is turned. The filter settings can be displayed as either a fraction, number, or stop reduction on the LCD.

Non Stop Recording

Works with both standard CFast and SD card media!

URSA Broadcast features both dual CFast 2.0 recorders and dual SD/UHS-II card recorders so you can choose the media that works best for you. Both types of media are standard, non-proprietary, inexpensive and readily available at most computer and camera stores. You can record 10-bit broadcast quality DNxHD 145, DNxHD 220X or ProRes files with metadata, making URSA Broadcast compatible with virtually all editing software. That means URSA Broadcast is easy to integrate and fit in to your existing broadcast systems. You can even record lossless 12-bit CinemaDNG RAW files for high quality programming and post production workflows. With dual slots for each media type, URSA Broadcast gives you redundant recorders and non stop recording.
When the first card is full, recording automatically continues onto the next card so you can swap one card while recording continues on the other.

Super Tough and Redundant Design

Extremely tough and lightweight magnesium metal design

URSA Broadcast features a super strong, lightweight magnesium alloy body that’s perfectly balanced and designed to be comfortable enough for all day use. Like traditional broadcast cameras, it features familiar externally mounted mechanical switches and controls that give you direct access to the most important camera settings. The controls are laid out logically, making them easy to remember and locate by feel, so you can adjust settings without having to look at the buttons or take the camera off your shoulder. You also get a 4” foldout touchscreen for monitoring, or controlling the camera via a revolutionary software interface that provides full redundancy for all of the external controls and camera functions. There are even redundant controls for the power switch! URSA Broadcast also includes full size standard connections for audio via XLR connectors, SDI via BNC connectors and broadcast power input via a standard 4 pin XLR 12V DC connector.

Familiar Broadcast Control

Quickly change settings without taking the camera off your shoulder

URSA Broadcast features independent controls for direct access to the most important camera settings. Buttons, switches and dials are laid out in a logical order that makes them easy to find by feel while using the viewfinder. This means you’ll be able to adjust settings, add an ND filter or even change frame rate without having to fold out the touchscreen or take the camera off your shoulder.

Status Display

See critical shooting information in bright daylight.

The status display is a high visibility LCD screen that’s designed to be easily seen, even in bright light! The status display shows record timecode, locked timecode and reference timecode, along with the current shooting frame rate, shutter angle, aperture, white balance, gain and iris.
It also features a battery indicator, card recording status and audio meters for monitoring levels. The screen’s backlight can be turned on when you’re shooting in dimly lit locations, and off when you’re shooting outdoors and in bright light to increase contrast, making it easy to read under any condition.

Dramatic Slow Motion

Capture fast action with smooth flowing slow motion.

Whether you’re shooting a sporting event or breaking news story, URSA Broadcast can shoot super smooth, crystal clear slow motion video. To shoot slow motion video, URSA Broadcast records at higher frame rates and plays back at standard video frame rates. You can set up your preferred high speed frame rate using the camera’s on screen menus and then switch between standard sync speed and off speed frame rates with the touch of a button on the side of the camera. URSA Broadcast can capture full resolution Ultra HD at up to 60 frames per second.

Broadcast Quality Audio

Built in broadcast quality sound recording

URSA Broadcast has a high quality microphone and professional audio recorder built in so you don’t have to carry any extra sound equipment! The built in stereo microphone can be used for recording or you can connect professional microphones using the two XLR mic inputs. The XLR connections have 48V of switchable phantom power so you can plug in everything from shotgun to wireless clip on mics. With two microphone inputs, you can record a reporter in the field wearing a lapel or handheld mic, while also capturing ambient sounds from the second input. You can also record the same microphone to both channels using different levels to avoid clipping from unexpected loud noises in the field. URSA Broadcast also features external knobs for adjusting levels and onscreen meters so you can trim audio levels even when shoulder mounted.

Professional Studio Camera

Transform URSA Broadcast into the ultimate studio camera.

URSA Broadcast has built in remote control, color correction, talkback, tally and other features designed to make it the ultimate studio camera for live switched production. It can be remote controlled via SDI using the Blackmagic SDI Camera Control protocol. You can add the optional URSA Studio Viewfinder, Blackmagic Camera Fiber Converter and Studio Fiber Converter to get the exact same workflow and features of studio cameras costing hundreds of thousands of dollars. But best of all, when the live production is complete, you can quickly transform URSA Broadcast back into a normal shooting camera! URSA Broadcast lets you get the most out of your investment in cameras and lenses because you can use it every day out in the field or in the studio! That’s the ultimate in flexibility because every URSA Broadcast camera you own can be used on live programs, allowing you to easily handle very large live jobs with lots of cameras, all without any extra equipment rental costs.

Professional Connections

Eliminate custom cables with standard television industry connections that work with regular cables

Blackmagic URSA Broadcast features the latest technology and connections such as 12G-SDI. All connections use standard broadcast connectors so you don't need expensive, proprietary cables that are hard to find.
This means you can get cables from your favorite supplier or even make your own! You get multi rate12G-SDI connections for video output and return program feed input. Both connections automatically switch speed so they work with all HD and Ultra HD formats up to 2160p60 over a single cable! You also get HD-SDI monitoring out, 2 LANC inputs, balanced XLR audio with phantom power, and timecode/reference input. On the front right side of the camera is a 12 pin Hirose connector for broadcast lens control which can both power and control SD, HD and Ultra HD lenses with both analog and digital control. There’s also a 4 pin XLR 12V DC power output and HD-SDI monitor output that can be used with an URSA Viewfinder, URSA Studio Viewfinder, any viewfinder or external monitor you’d like.

Works with Low Cost Lenses

Compatible with B4, PL, EF and F mount lenses.

URSA Broadcast features an interchangeable lens mount so you can easily swap the included B4 lens mount for an EF, PL or even F mount. That means if you’re just starting out you can use low cost, high quality EF photographic lenses and then change to more expensive lenses when you’re ready. Using an EF, PL or F mount lens is a fantastic option when permanently rigging and mounting cameras in locked off positions on set, so you don't tie up broadcast lenses for camera positions without operators. Because the lens mounts are easy to change, you can also quickly reconfigure cameras from job to job. URSA Broadcast comes with a B4 mount already installed, and you can also purchase optional PL, EF and F mounts separately as needed. With URSA Broadcast, you get a single camera that works with virtually all professional lenses so you can choose precisely the lens you need.

Advanced Blackmagic OS

Advanced operating system and user interface allows access to all camera settings fast.

URSA Broadcast features the advanced Blackmagic OS with an intuitive user interface that lets you use simple tap and swipe gestures. Plus, you get many features from the URSA Mini digital film camera if you need to do more advanced programming work! You can set up the camera, enter metadata and more. Plus, the software duplicates all of the physical buttons and switches on the camera so you get full redundancy! The unique heads up display puts commonly used functions at your fingertips so you can tap on a control and quickly make adjustments without having to navigate through complex menus. The digital slate makes entering metadata fast with its built in dictionary, predictive text entry and on screen keyboard.

Flexible Power

Compatible with industry standard batteries and power

URSA Broadcast includes a 4-pin XLR industry standard power connector that works from 12V to 20V for external power supplies and battery packs. The standard power connector also means it’s easy to use the camera with all of your existing power supplies and batteries. All URSA cameras use the same battery power connector and mounting points on the rear of the camera so you can use a wide range of battery plates from manufacturers such as IDX, Blueshape, Anton Bauer and more. For ease of installation, you can also add the optional Blackmagic URSA VLock Battery Plate or Blackmagic URSA Gold Battery Plate for using popular V‑Mount and Gold Mount batteries, because they include a power plug that's designed to plug directly into URSA Broadcast.

 

Intro

Blackmagic URSA Broadcast

The world’s most versatileprofessional broadcast camera

URSA Broadcast is the perfect camera for everything from studio talk and game shows to electronic news gatheringin the field, massive multi camera sporting events and more. You get a super tough, reliable broadcast camera with incredible HD and Ultra HD image quality, along with the features and controls you need. Best of all, URSABroadcast is affordable and costs far less than a traditional broadcast camera. It even costs less than a DSLR!That means professional broadcasters can use more cameras to get better coverage, and newer web broadcasters can afford a true broadcast camerawith broadcast image quality and features. Plus, there’sa complete line of accessories that let you customize URSA Broadcast for ENG and programming work,or to create a complete camera chain for live studio production!

Live Broadcast

Live Sport, Concerts and Events

Cover massive big league games,superstar concert performances and more

URSA Broadcast is perfect for covering large events such as concertsand sports. You can have handheld cameras shooting from the sidelines,or set up tripods all around the stadium. Simply add a Blackmagic Shoulder Mount Kit, URSA Viewfinder, battery plate and mic mount, and you’ll beable to follow the action as it happens. Use existing HD lenses and recordto SD cards, or use Ultra HD lenses and record to SD/UHS-II cards. If you’re working with a switcher, add the optional fiber converter to get full talkback, tally, remote camera control and more, all over a regular SMPTE fiber connection that uses standard IP for low latency transmission of broadcast quality video and data up to 2 km away. Or if you are starting out, simplyplug the SDI camera output direct into your switcher! Thanks to its extended video dynamic range and high frame rate shooting, you get crystal clear HDor Ultra HD images with incredible color, texture and detail at any frame rate.

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Live Broadcast

Electronic News Gathering

The perfect ENG camera for covering stories in the field

URSA Broadcast gives you HD or Ultra HD recordingin a compact, well balanced shoulder mount camerathat’s comfortable enough to be used all day. You getfull external controls for fast operation, a 4 inch foldout monitor, optional EVF, complete technical scopes, professional audio recording, microphone inputs and more, all built in so you don’t have to carry extra equipment. Plus, the new extended video modeprovides great looking images that also incorporatewide dynamic range so you get incredible color,accurate skin tones and professional looking imagesthat can go straight to air. URSA Broadcast records standard DNx and ProRes files onto common SD/UHS-II and CFast cards so you can shoot a story, drop the shots into any professional editing system, and get it onair faster than ever without any transcoding.

Live Web Broadcast

Produce Your Own Web Programming

Turn local events and school productions into professional web broadcasts

Imagine bringing professional broadcast production quality to your local events! Blackmagic Design makesa complete line of affordable professional cameras, switchers, software and streaming products that make it possible. Start with URSA Broadcast cameras connected to a switcher such as the ATEM Television Studio HD all via simple BNC cables and using the fold out LCD on the camera. As you advance, you can then add shoulder mount kits or even viewfinders and SMPTE fiber extensions connected to more powerful Ultra HD switchers such as the new ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio! 

All ATEM switchers include free ATEM Software Control so you can connect a BNC cable back to the camera for return program feed and all control, tally and talkback from the switcher is also sent down the BNC SDI program return connection. That means you get control, talkback and tally from the switcher, even on the basic camera itself without purchasing anything extra and without any added accessories. With live production, everything is cut live so you get a high end broadcast look without having to spend time editing in post production later! Because URSA Broadcast has a built in primary color corrector, you can even add a DaVinci Resolve Mini panel to balance camera color. Add a HyperDeck Studio Mini to record the program and, if you have an internet connection, stream it live to services such as YouTube and Facebook Live using Blackmagic Web Presenter.

Unscripted Studio Production

The affordable solution forcreating dramatic studio shows live

Studio Show

Blackmagic URSA Broadcast makes it possible to produce unscripted studio shows, such as live cooking competitions or a bake off, at full broadcast quality. You can mix handheld URSA Broadcast cameras with shoulder kits and viewfinders, alongside tripod based cameras with URSA Studio Viewfinders.All of the cameras can be connected to an ATEM Television Studio HD Pro with integrated hardware control panel so you can cut the show live. Another operator can use the ATEM Software Control on a laptop with a DaVinci Resolve Micro Panel to balance color,all at the same time. Everything can be monitored on a SmartView 4K, and the program output can be recorded to a HyperDeck Studio Mini or broadcast live.

Studio Show Sub

Live Production, High End

Magazine Style Talk Shows

Perfect for live hosted talk shows, debates and news

When you’re working on high end hosted talk shows,the evening news or magazine style shows, you needthe highest quality video, reliable equipment you cantrust and professional features. URSA Broadcast workswith professional pedestals and gas tripods for glassy smooth motion, broadcast box lenses, high end talkback headsets, optical fiber and more. The URSA Studio Viewfinder and Blackmagic Camera Fiber Converterturns your URSA Broadcast into a true studio cameraso you can comfortably operate the camera and moveit around the set with ease. The cameras can be connected to a high end Ultra HD switcher, such as the ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K, with a hardware control panel,and broadcast with full graphics and effects right fromthe switcher, while being simultaneously recorded to a HyperDeck.

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Game and Recorded Studio Shows

Record shows in front of astudio audience and finish in post

Multi Camera Broadcast

Shows that are recorded in front of a live studio audience, such as game shows and sitcoms, are often finished inpost instead of being switched and broadcast live. URSA Broadcast is perfect for these types of shows because you get incredible looking broadcast video in standard files that are ready for post production. Imagine having multiple URSA Broadcast cameras on set with URSA Studio Viewfinders, all synced together via the reference input so they are completely locked. You can make ISO recordings from each camera to the internal SD or CFast card slots, or you can add a Blackmagic URSA Mini SSD recorder to each camera. The SSD recorder attaches to the back of the camera and provides higher capacity storage. Plus, when you’re ready to edit the show, the mediacan be mounted directly on your computer for immediate editing. You don’t even have to copy the video off the drives! You get perfectly synchronized files for multicam editing and color correction with DaVinci Resolve.

 

SPECIFICATIONS

Camera Features

Effective Sensor Size

2/3 inch sensor size when using 4K B4 mount (Actual sensor size 13.056mm x 7.344mm)

Lens Mount

B4 2/3 inch

Lens Control

Electronic control via 12-pin broadcast connector. Control also possible via EF mount pins when using optional URSA Mini Pro EF Mount.

Dynamic Range

12 Stops+

Shooting Resolutions

3840x2160, 1920x1080

Frame Rates

Project frame rates of 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94 and 60 fps supported. Off-speed frame rates up to 60p.

Built in ND Filters

Four position ND filter wheel with clear, 2-stop, 4-stop and 6-stop ND filters.

Focus

Focus button turns on peaking, auto focus available using compatible lenses with focus servo.

Iris Control

Iris wheel and touchscreen slider for manual iris adjustment on electronically controllable lenses, iris button for instant auto iris settings on compatible lenses so no pixel is clipped in film mode. Scene average auto exposure in video and extended video mode.

Screen Dimensions

4 inch.

Screen Type

LCD capacitive touchscreen.

Metadata Support

Automatically populated lens data from electronic B4 lenses. Automatic recording of camera settings and slate data such as project, scene number, take and special notes.

Controls

Touchscreen menus on 4 inch screen. Push buttons for other controls. 2 assignable shortcut keys.

Timecode Clock

Highly accurate timecode clock. Less than 1 frame drift every 8 hours.

Connections

Total Video Inputs

1 x SDI

Total Video Outputs

1 x SDI, 1 x SDI Monitoring.

SDI Rates

1.5G, 3G, 6G, 12G.

Analog Audio Inputs

2 x XLR switchable between mic, line and AES digital audio. Phantom power support.

Analog Audio Outputs

1 x 3.5mm headphone jack, supports iPhone microphone for talkback.

Reference Inputs

Tri-Sync/Black Burst/Timecode.

Remote Control

2 x 2.5mm LANC input for Rec Start/Stop, plus Iris and Focus control using compatible lenses.

Computer Interface

USB Type-C for software updates.

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Audio

Microphone

Integrated stereo microphone.

Built in Speaker

1 x mono speaker.

Standards

SD Video Standards

None

HD Video Standards

1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60
Interlaced output via SDI 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60

Ultra HD Video Standards

2160p23.98, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p29.97, 2160p30, 2160p50, 2160p59.94, 2160p60

SDI Compliance

SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 424 Level B, SMPTE 2081-1, SMPTE 2082-1

SDI Audio Sampling

48 kHz and 24 bit

Media

Media

2 x CFast for 4K RAW and ProRes recording. 2 x SD UHS-II card slots for HD and Ultra HD recording.

Please click here for a summary of compatible media.

Media Format

Can format cards to ExFAT for Windows and Mac or HFS+ for Mac (file systems).

Supported Codecs

Codecs

DNxHD 220X, DNxHD 145, Apple ProRes 4444 XQ QuickTime, ProRes 4444 QuickTime, ProRes 422 HQ QuickTime, ProRes 422 QuickTime, ProRes 422 LT QuickTime and ProRes 422 Proxy QuickTime, CinemaDNG RAW, CinemaDNG RAW 3:1, CinemaDNG RAW 4:1.

Control

External Control

Blackmagic SDI Control Protocol, iPad control via Bluetooth, 2 x 2.5mm LANC for lens and record control.

Color Corrector

Color Corrector

DaVinci YRGB.

Talkback and Tally

Talkback

SDI Channels 15/16 and iPhone headset.

Live Tally Indicator

Tally on LCD, URSA Viewfinder and URSA Studio Viewfinder.

Storage Features

Storage Type

2 x CFast 2.0

2 x SD UHS-II cards

2.5 inch SSD via optional URSA Mini SSD Recorder

Storage Rates

3840 x 2160
Apple ProRes 444 XQ - 250 MB/s
Apple ProRes 444 - 165 MB/s
Apple ProRes 422 HQ - 110 MB/s
Apple ProRes 422 - 73.6 MB/s
Apple ProRes 422 LT - 51 MB/s
Apple ProRes Proxy - 22.4 MB/s
1920 x 1080
Apple ProRes 444 XQ - 62.5 MB/s
Apple ProRes 444 - 41.25 MB/s
Apple ProRes 422 HQ - 27.5 MB/s
Apple ProRes 422 - 18.4 MB/s
Apple ProRes 422 LT - 12.75 MB/s
Apple ProRes Proxy - 5.6 MB/s
DNxHD 220X - 27.5 MB/s
DNxHD 145 -18.2 MB/s
Storage rates based on 30 frames per second.

Recording Formats

DNxHD 1920x1080 and 1920x1080i with either film, video or extended video dynamic range. Apple ProRes 3840x2160 and 1920x1080 with either film, video or extended video dynamic range. Lossless CinemaDNG RAW, RAW 3:1 and RAW 4:1 with film dynamic range at 3840x2160.

Software

Software Included

URSA Mini Operating System.

Blackmagic Camera Setup.

Operating Systems

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Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, 
macOS 10.12 Sierra, 
macOS 10.13 High Sierra or later.

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Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.
 

Power Requirements

Power Supply

1 x External 12V power supply.

External Power Input

1 x 4-pin XLR port for external power or battery use.

1 x 12-pin Molex connector on rear battery plate.

Power

Rear camera mount compatible with industry standard V-mount or gold mount battery plates.

Acessories

Optional Accessories

Blackmagic URSA Viewfinder

Blackmagic URSA Studio Viewfinder

Blackmagic Shoulder Mount Kit

Blackmagic Camera Fiber Converter

Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter

Interchangeable Lens Mount for EF, PL or F mount lenses

Blackmagic URSA Mini Mic Mount

Blackmagic URSA Mini SSD Recorder

Blackmagic URSA VLock Battery Plate

Blackmagic URSA Gold Battery Plate

Physical Specifications

Blackmagic URSA Broadcast

Environmental Specifications

Operating Temperature

0°to 40°C (32° to 104°F)

Storage Temperature

-20°to 45°C (-4° to 113°F)

Relative Humidity

0% to 90% non-condensing

 

SOFTWEAR UPDATES

 

WHAT'S NEW IN BLACKMAGIC CAMERA SETUP 5.0.1

This software update adds Level A 3G-SDI support to URSA Broadcast along with improved interlaced recording when using DNxHD 145 and 220X. 

What's new in Blackmagic Camera 5.0.1

New Features for URSA Broadcast

• Added Level A support for 3G SDI from Front and Main SDI.
• Improved interlaced recording for DNxHD 220X and 145.  
• Fixed bug where only 3 custom LUT's could be loaded. 
• Fixed issue preventing driver from loading on Windows 10.  

No new features in 5.0.1 for other Blackmagic cameras or Blackmagic Camera & Studio Fiber converters.

WHAT'S NEW IN BLACKMAGIC CAMERA SETUP 5.0

  • New support for Blackmagic Camera Fiber Converter
  • New support for Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter

NEW FEATURES FOR URSA BROADCAST

  • Added support for DNxHD 220X and 145 codecs.
  • Added support for 1080i recording in DNxHD.
  • Added Rec 2020 Hybrid Log Gamma ouput via SDI.
  • Added Rec 2020 PQ Gamma output via SDI.
  • Added support for URSA Mini SSD Recorder.
  • Added support for SDI tally over-ride.
  • Added support for Canon EF-S IS USM lenses.
  • Added metadata support for Extended Video in URSA Viewfinder.
  • Extended B4 lens support with “Box” lenses.
  • Fixed bug where Gain level is offset by -6dB with ATEM.
  • Added SDI Camera Control v1.2 to URSA Broadcast manual.
  • Added Fiber Converters to URSA Broadcast manual.

WHAT'S NEW IN BLACKMAGIC CAMERA SETUP 4.9

NEW FEATURES FOR URSA MINI 4K

  • Added support for URSA Mini SSD Recorder on URSA Mini 4K.
  • Lowers SDI output latency to less than 1 frame for live production.
  • Lowers LCD monitoring latency.
  • Added ability to switch between shutter speed and angle.
  • Added scrubbing support for playback in camera.
  • Added autofill option for lens manufacturers in metadata slate.
  • Improved keyboard for metadata slate.
  • Improved support for B4 lenses.
  • Fixed zoom control bug on Canon 18-80mm T4.4
  • Fixed focus control on Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 STM and USM lenses.
  • Fixed iris control on Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM zoom lens.
  • Fixed bug where lens change was not recognised in metadata if powered off.
  • Added new SDI Camera Control v1.2 documentation to URSA Mini Manual.

NEW FEATURES FOR URSA MINI PRO

  • Fixed a bug where pressing the ‘still’ button causes a crash.

WHAT'S NEW IN BLACKMAGIC CAMERA SETUP 4.8

NEW FEATURES FOR URSA MINI 4.6K

  • Added support for URSA Mini SSD Recorder on URSA Mini 4.6K.
  • Lowers SDI output latency to less than 1 frame for live production.
  • Lowers LCD monitoring latency.
  • Added ability to switch between shutter speed and angle.
  • Added scrubbing support for playback in camera.
  • Added autofill option for lens manufacturers in metadata slate.
  • Improved keyboard for metadata slate.
  • Improved support for B4 lenses.
  • Fixed zoom control bug on Canon 18-80mm T4.4
  • Fixed focus control on Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 STM and USM lenses.
  • Fixed iris control on Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM zoom lens.
  • Fixed bug where lens change was not recognised in metadata if powered off.

NEW FEATURES FOR URSA MINI PRO 4.6K

  • Added ability to switch between shutter speed and angle.
  • Added scrubbing support for playback in camera.
  • Added autofill option for lens manufacturers in metadata slate.
  • Improved keyboard for metadata slate.
  • Fixed zoom control bug on Canon 18-80mm T4.4.

NEW FEATURES FOR URSA VIEWFINDER

  • Added overlays support for URSA Mini SSD Recorder.
  • Improved overlays functionality.
  • Improved film to video functionality.

NEW FEATURES FOR URSA STUDIO VIEWFINDER

  • Fixed bug where f-stop would show incorrectly when manual lens is mounted.
  • Improved overlays functionality.
  • Improved film to video functionality.

WHAT'S NEW IN BLACKMAGIC CAMERA SETUP 4.7.1

MICRO CINEMA CAMERA

  • Fixed a bug where there could be display errors in the data from the sensor in rare situations.

URSA MINI 4K AND URSA MINI 4.6K

  • Fixed an issue where URSA Mini is updated incorrectly.

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