Blackmagic URSA Broadcast Camera
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Blackmagic URSA Broadcast Camera

$3,495.00Full-Featured Studio/ENG Camera Starting at $3,500!

Key Features

  • Fiber studio connection with Blackmagic Fiber Adapter
  • Standard B4 ENG lens mount (Adaptable to EF)
  • 2/3″ effective image sensor size
  • 12-pin lens control
  • 12 stops of dynamic range
  • Supported resolutions: UHD (3840×2160) and HD (1920×1080)
  • 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, and 60 fps support
  • Four-position ND Filter wheel (clear, 2-stop, 4-stop & 6-stop)
  • Focus button turns on peaking, auto focus available w/ compatible lens
  • Iris wheel/instant iris button
  • 4″ LCD touchpanel
  • Built-in metadata capabilities
  • Highly accurate timecode clock

Read Z Systems blog post about the Blackmagic URSA Broadcast Camera here.


HD and Ultra HD ENG and Studio Camera Platform

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 it works with both older HD lenses and inexpensive photo lenses.


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!


Blackmagic URSA Broadcast Features

  • 4K sensor, extended video dynamic range, traditional external controls and buttons, built in optical ND filters, dual CFast and dual SD card recorders,
  • Advanced HD and Ultra HD broadcast camera with ⅔” B4 mount.
  • New extended video mode with better dynamic range and color fidelity producing images with amazing texture and detail, accurate skin tones, vibrant color and high dynamic range.
  • Full electronic B4 lens control support for adjusting focus, iris and zoom using the camera’s controls, or remotely from an ATEM switcher or ATEM Camera Control Panel.
  • Built in dual SD/UHS-II and CFast card recorders allow unlimited duration recording in high quality.
  • Records 1080i or 2160p video into standard .mov files using DNx145, DNx220X or ProRes for compatibility with existing broadcast systems and workflows. Standard .mxf will be added in future updates.
  • Support for 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.
  • High quality clear, 1/4, 1/16th and 1/64th stop neutral density (ND) filters with IR compensation designed to specifically match the colorimetry and color science of URSA Broadcast.
  • Fully redundant controls including external broadcast controls which allow direct access to the most important camera settings such as external power switch, ND filter wheel, ISO, shutter, white balance, record button, audio gain controls, lens and transport control, high frame rate button and more.
  • Interchangeable lens mount with B4 mount included as standard. Optional EF, PL and F mount available separately.
  • Status display for quickly checking timecode, shutter and lens settings, battery, recording status, and audio levels.
  • Features all standard connections, including dual XLR mic/line audio inputs with phantom power, 12G‑SDI output for monitoring with camera status graphic overlay and separate XLR 4 pin power output for viewfinder power, headphone jack, LANC remote control and standard 4 pin 12V DC power connection.
  • Built in high quality stereo microphones for recording sound.
  • 4 inch foldout touchscreen for on-set monitoring and menu settings.
  • Blackmagic SDI Control Protocol for external control or iPad control via Bluetooth®, 2 x 2.5mm LANC for lens and record control.

Blackmagic URSA Broadcast Accessories

What's In The Box

  • URSA Broadcast body
  • Turret dust cap
  • B4 lens mount
  • Power supply
  • SD card with software and manual

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