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Blackmagic Design URSA Broadcast Camera

Blackmagic Design URSA Broadcast Camera


The robust Blackmagic Design URSA Broadcast Camera is professional field broadcast camera thats flexible in every possible way. Offering two cameras in one powerhouse, to provide great advanced features when doing ENG and programming work. The URSA broadcast is the most affordable and flexible broadcast camera around as it uses the lenses and batteries you already own. The URSA Broadcast camera from Blackmagic Design is perfectly engineered for broadcasters as well as it utilises both older aftermarket HD lenses and inexpensive photo lenses.

Key features to this powerful and affordable Blackmagic Design URSA Broadcast Camera is that it features a B4 Lens Mount; offers standard media and file formats for a faster working momentum; an incredible 4K image sensor for wide dynamic range and wide depth of field; built-in optical ND Filters; operates on both CFast & SD Memory Cards enabling you to record nonstop; records UHD 4K and 1080p up to 60 fps; independent controls that allows you to swiftly change settings without having to take the camera of your shoulder; and it features a status display that gives you access to critical shooting information.

With the Blackmagic Design URSA Broadcast Camera, so many powerful and advanced features have been incorporated to make this professional broadcast camera to operate exceptionally well.

Please Note that Recording Media, Batteries & Power are not included.
  • 4K CMOS Sensor
  • Compatible with 2/3" B4 Lenses
  • UHD 4K and 1080p up to 60 fps
  • Records to Apple ProRes and Avid DNx
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Two Cameras in One

The Blackmagic Design URSA Broadcast Camera has two cameras in one meaning that you can swiftly switch between live work or field shooting. The construction offers a compact, and lightweight design that features advanced technology; also making it vital for working quickly when you trying to capture breaking news; provides incredible image quality, with accurate skin tones and vibrant colours. Built in to the Blackmagic Design URSA Broadcast Camera is the new extended video mode that produces footage that youll never have to colour grade. This of cause means that youll be able to shoot, edit and get stories on air much faster than before.

Standard Media and File Formats

Working with the Blackmagic Design URSA Broadcast Camera has never been such a pleasure, as its the first professional broadcast camera to eliminate expensive media and transcodes. Of cause this means that you can work with standard media cards and file formats that are compatible with virtually all broadcast systems and editing software. Inexpensive cards such as SD cards, UHS-II cards and CFast cards can be utilised, and it records 1080i or 2160 video video into standard .mov files, with .mxf to be added in future updates.

Broadcast B4 Lens Mount

The Broadcast B4 Lens Mount is the reason as to why the Blackmagic Design URSA Broadcast Camera is the most affordable professional camera. The lens mount allows you to use your existing high-quality HD lenses or even new Ultra HD lenses. The B4 Lens mount sports high performance cinema quality optics with spherical aberration correction which has carefully been engineered to match the cameras sensor.

High-Quality 4K Image Sensor

The Blackmagic Design URSA Broadcast Camera is designed to deliver high-quality image quality, as it sports a 4K image sensor and a new extended video mode with better dynamic range and colour fidelity. The image sensor is perfectly engineered for both HD and Ultra HD so that cinematographers can achieve amazing texture and detail, vibrant colour, accurate skin tones, and high dynamic range video, without the need of post-production.

Built-in Optical ND Filters

High-Quality Neutral Density Filters with IR compensation has been built-in where you can quickly reduce the amount of light from entering the camera. The 1/4, 1/16th and 1/64th stop filters are perfectly designed to match the image sensor and colour science of the Blackmagic Design URSA Broadcast Camera. The IR filters is specifically designed to evenly filter both optical and IR wavelengths. Additionally, the filter settings can be displayed on the LCD either as a fraction, number, or stop reduction.

Compatible with CFast and SD Memory Cards

The Blackmagic Design URSA Broadcast Camera allows you to utilise both dual CFast 2.0 recorders and dual SD/UHS-II card recorders. Meaning that you can choose which media you prefer to record to. Both media types are standard, non-proprietary, inexpensive, and can be found at most camera and computer stores. Either card also allows you to record 10-bit broadcast quality DNxHD 145, DNxHD 220X or ProRes files with metadata making the professional URSA broadcast compatible with practically all editing software.

Super Tough and Redundant Design

The Blackmagic Design URSA Broadcast Camera features a super tough and redundant design; yet a compact and lightweight design. The lightweight URSA Broadcast camera can comfortably be carried for an entire day without causing strain on your shoulders. The design allows provides mechanical switches and controls that give you direct access to most crucial camera settings; a 4 fold out 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.

Easy Access to Controls

Easy access your camera settings on the Blackmagic Design URSA Broadcast Camera, as it features independent controls for direct access. All dials, switches, and buttons are nicely structured in a logical order that makes them easy to find while using the viewfinder.

Status Display

The Status Display on the Blackmagic Design URSA Broadcast Camera lets you see all critical information, even in bright daylight. The display screen clearly shows record timecode, shutter angle, aperture, locked timecode and reference timecode, along with the current shooting frame rate, gain iris, and white balance. Additionally, the battery status is also visible, audio meters for monitoring levels and the card recording status.

Dramatic Slow Motion

The advanced Blackmagic Design URSA Broadcast Camera is great when capturing sports events as it enables you to capture really fast action with smooth flowing slow motion. To do so on the Blackmagic Design URSA Broadcast Camera, the camera will record at higher speed frame rates and plays back at standard video frame rates. Additionally, you can capture full resolution Ultra HD at up to 60 fps (frames per second).

Professional Broadcast Quality Sound

Incorporated into the Blackmagic Design URSA Broadcast Camera is a high-quality microphone and a professional audio recorder making travelling and setting up so much a pleasure as it doesnt require extra sound equipment to get professional audio recorded in. Youll also be able to connect professional microphones up which will use of the XLR mic inputs, providing a 48V of switchable phantom power so you can plug in everything from a shotgun to wireless clip on mics.

In the box
  • Blackmagic Design URSA Broadcast Camera
  • Turret Dust Cap
  • Power Supply (Requires IEC Power Cable)
Lens Mount B4 Mount
Built-In Microphone Type Stereo
Recording Media 2 x CFast 2.0 Card Slots
2 x SDXC UHS-II Card Slots
Broadcast System Compatibility NTSC
Recording Modes ProRes 4444XQ: 
3840 x 2160 (312.5 Mb/s) 
1920 x 1080 (62.5 Mb/s) 
ProRes 422: 
3840 x 2160 (73.6 Mb/s) 
1920 x 1080 (18.4 Mb/s) 
Video Connectors 1 x BNC (12G-SDI) Output
1 x BNC (12G-SDI) Input
Audio Connectors 1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) TRRS Headphone/Microphone Input/Output
2 x 3-Pin XLR Mic/Line Level (+48 V Phantom Power) Input
Other I/O 1 x USB Type-C 
1 x 2.5 mm LANC Control 
Display Type LCD
Screen Size 4"
Touchscreen Yes
Power Connectors 1 x 4-Pin XLR Input
1 x 12-Pin Molex Input
1 x 4-Pin XLR (12 VDC) Output
Operating Temperature 0 to 40°C / 32 to 104°F 
Storage Temperature   -20 to 45°C / -4 to 113°F
Operating Humidity 0 to 90%
Accessory Mount 1 x Battery Plate Mount
Dimensions  25.58 x 14.9 x 14.7 cm / 10.07 x 5.9 x 5.8"
Weight 2.6 kg / 5.7 lb

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