Blackmagic URSA Broadcast Camera

Blackmagic Design

£2,755.00 ex.Vat £3,306.00 inc.Vat

Blackmagic URSA Broadcast 4k Camera

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Product Description

Blackmagic URSA Broadcast

Introducing the Blackmagic URSA Broadcast, the world’s most affordable and most flexible professional broadcast camera. The Blackmagic URSA Broadcast is two cameras in one, an incredible field camera for ENG and programming work, as well as a professional studio camera! Blackmagic 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 Blackmagic URSA Broadcast is perfect for web broadcasters because it works with both older aftermarket HD lenses and inexpensive photo lenses.No other broadcast camera is more flexible and more affordable!

About the Blackmagic URSA Broadcast

The Blackmagic URSA Broadcast is designed to be equally at home as a production or studio camera. As the world’s most affordable and flexible professional broadcast camera for HD and Ultra HD. The Blackmagic URSA Broadcast has been designed to accept B4 Mount lenses and has a 4K sensor of a smaller size, allowing for greater depth of field. However, it can also use optional lens adapters to allow use with EF, PL or F mount lenses.

The Blackmagic URSA Broadcast also shares accessories with the Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro for existing users and will record using readily available SD or CFast cards. With CFast cards you can record in RAW.

  • Less than 1 frame latency
  • Also records in HD - 1080i or 1080p
  • HDR - 12 stops dynamic range from the sensor. Has new Extended Video range making the most of both video convenience and more film-type looks using a higher dynamic range
  • Includes 3D LUTs
  • Interchangeable lens mount - can be swapped from B4 to Canon EF mount, PL Mount or Nikon F Mount
  • Integrated 1/4, 1/16, 1/64 ND filters that handle IR
  • Instant changing to HFR
  • 2x SD and 2x CFast card slots allowing for continuous recording
  • USB-C Connection for firmware updates
  • Compatible with many accessories such as Blackmagic URSA Mini SSD Recorder, V-Mount or Gold Mount batteries, Blackmagic URSA Mini Shoulder KitBlackmagic URSA Mini Mic Mount
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 a 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 support. 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, autofocus 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 the 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.
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.
Microphone Integrated stereo microphone.
Built in Speaker 1 x mono speaker.
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 2 x CFast for 4K RAW and ProRes recording. 2 x SD UHS-II card slots for HD and Ultra HD recording.
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.
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, Blackmagic URSA Viewfinder & Blackmagic URSA Studio Viewfinder.
Storage Features
Storage Type 2 x CFast 2.0
2 x SD UHS-II cards
2.5 inch SSD via optional Blackmagic 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.
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
Width 149.85mm
Height 146.89mm
Length 255.90mm
Weight 2.6kg

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