URSA Broadcast is designed to take advantage of all the standard accessories you are comfortable using. Choose from an incredible range of Blackmagic Design or 3rd party accessories to build exactly the perfect rig! You get a completely customizable camera that lets you choose the lens mount, viewfinder, fiber converters, external microphone, 3rd party batteries and more!Find Reseller
URSA Broadcast is a full featured broadcast camera that can be customized with genuine Blackmagic Design and third party accessories based on the type of work you need to do. There are specific accessories designed for live broadcast and ENG style shooting that will help you configure the camera exactly the way you need it. You can add shoulder mounts, viewfinders, microphones, rails, cages, batteries and more!
Blackmagic URSA Broadcast is a full featured broadcast camera that can be customized with genuine Blackmagic Design accessories that feature a matching industrial design so your URSA Broadcast will look great and work seamlessly. URSA Broadcast by itself has professional features that make it a great entry level live studio camera, or you can add accessories such as studio viewfinders and fiber connections that transform it into one of the highest end studio cameras available!
URSA Broadcast is a full featured broadcast camera that can be customized with genuine Blackmagic Design and third party accessories based on the type of work you need to do. There are specific accessories designed for live broadcast and ENG style shooting that will help you configure the camera exactly the way you need it. You can add shoulder mounts, viewfinders, microphones, rails, cages batteries and more!
Blackmagic URSA Broadcast is a full featured broadcast camera that can be customized with genuine Blackmagic Design accessories that feature a matching industrial design so your URSA Broadcast will look great and work seamlessly. URSA Broadcast by itself has professional features that make it a great entry level live studio camera, or you can add accessories such as studio viewfinders and fiber connections that transform it into one of the highest end studio camera available!
If your project calls for a lot of over the shoulder or handheld shooting, you’ll want to add the Blackmagic URSA Viewfinder. You get a full resolution 1920 x 1080 color display that lets you get incredibly accurate focus and the screen is so sharp that it’s impossible to see any individual pixels so it’s just like using an optical viewfinder on a traditional film camera. The viewfinder can be adjusted for either left or right eye use. Simply plug it into the power and SDI viewfinder output, then start shooting. The viewfinder features a sensor that turns off the screen when you’re not using it to save power and extend the life of the OLED screen.
The Blackmagic URSA Studio Viewfinder attaches to the top of all URSA Broadcast models and gives you a large studio quality viewfinder that’s perfect when you’re covering live events and need to stand behind the camera for hours. You get a bright 7” display with easy grip handles and detachable sun shade so you can comfortably shoot long events day or night. The controls let you change brightness, contrast, peaking and more. The large tally light lets both the talent and operator know which camera is on the air, and it even includes customizable perspex numbers that you can insert for easy camera identification.
The Blackmagic URSA Mini Shoulder Mount Kit adds a quick release tripod mount, shoulder pad, two front rosettes and rail mounts so you can quickly latch the camera into a tripod or instantly unlatch and move it onto your shoulder for handheld shooting. Designed to be comfortable and well balanced while sitting on your shoulder, the shoulder mount makes the URSA Broadcast perfect for roaming, ENG style shoots.
The Blackmagic Camera Fiber Converter attaches to the back of your URSA Broadcast camera so you can use and power it remotely from a Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter up to 2 km away! You get an Ultra HD camera with 3 return feeds, multiple channels of talkback, tally, control, PTZ, tracker and much more, all down a single SMPTE standard optical fiber cable. You also get a backup talkback link so you can still support and diagnose problems if the fiber link is offline.
The studio and fiber converters constantly monitor power for any kind of damage to the power wires in the cable. If damage or a power leak is detected, the power is instantly shut down to eliminate any danger. The link between the camera and the studio end is standard 10G Ethernet so your video and return feeds are all IP video based. The converter can be quickly swapped for a battery plate at any time if you want to reconfigure the camera for regular production work.
Blackmagic Camera Fiber Converter
Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter
The Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter converts SDI, talkback, tally and more into bi-directional optical fiber so you can use URSA Broadcast on live switched programs where the cameras need to be placed up to 2 km away from the switcher. You get enough power for your camera plus all accessories, tally, two dual channel intercoms for talkback with a redundant engineering channel in case the fiber goes down, an Ultra HD camera feed, 3 independent HD return feeds, full remote camera control, PTZ, tracker talkback and ethernet. The Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter has real time constant safety monitoring that continually checks the power and SMPTE fiber cable. It will instantly cut the power if potentially dangerous cable damage is detected or earth leakage is detected.
Although broadcasters use professional B4 par-focal lenses, not all applications need these lenses. If you’re just starting out, or remotely using cameras in rigging or onset, then you can save money by using photo lenses. URSA Broadcast lets you quickly change the lens mount so you can select between EF, PL, B4 and F lenses. You get a B4 mount with the camera and can purchase PL, EF and F lens mounts separately. The interchangeable lens mount lets you use high quality photo, cinema and broadcast lenses from manufacturers such as Canon, Zeiss, Ari, Cook, Schneider and more. With URSA Broadcast, you’ll always be able to use the right glass for the right job, and you can quickly configure cameras for all the different kinds of work you do.
Like all URSA Broadcast accessories, the Blackmagic URSA Mini Mic Mount is the same microphone mount used on the URSA Mini digital film cameras and it also works on URSA Broadcast! You get both a flat mount and an angled mount, along with two screws for securing the mounts to the camera. The microphone holder features rubber shock absorbers to isolate the microphone from vibration and shock so noise from bumps are eliminated from coupling into the microphone. The shock absorbers are also flexible enough to allow a wide range of third party shotgun microphones to be used with URSA Broadcast.
Blackmagic Video Assist is a miniaturized broadcast recorder and monitor that records and plays back broadcast quality 10-bit video. Files can be saved as DNx or ProRes on to commonly available SD/UHS-II cards. Blackmagic Video Assist is small enough to add to your URSA Broadcast as a back up recorder or ISO recorder and it’s perfect when you want to record one format in the camera, but a second format for offline or streaming use.
Blackmagic Web Presenter converts any SDI or HDMI source into a standard USB webcam, so you can stream with any consumer or professional software. This means you could just stream live from each camera on a location and get the stream out instantly. That's a low cost link that lets you get a live camera feed out of the most difficult locations. Web Presenter works with any software that works with a webcam so you can even use Skype! Just plug it in and it works! Imagine arriving on location and finding the internet speeds are not able to handle a live camera feed from a high end broadcast link! With Blackmagic Web Presenter, you can use the same consumer software that people use for video calls and use it for live links from cameras placed anywhere in the world. URSA Broadcast is so affordable, you can position multiple cameras in various locations for guest interviews resulting in much better quality productions.
URSA Broadcast uses a standard 4 pin broadcast power connector that is compatible with most 12V to 20V broadcast DC power supplies. For shooting in a regular production configuration you can add a battery plate to the rear of the camera for any third party battery solution from companies such as IDX, Anton Bauer and more. That means you can use your existing battery solutions with URSA Broadcast and you’re not forced to spend thousands of dollars on a custom battery system.
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Advanced HD and Ultra HD broadcast camera with B4 mount, broadcast controls, built in ND filters, extended video dynamic range, and ProRes or DNx recording onto SD, UHS-II or CFast cards.
High resolution viewfinder for URSA range of cameras includes full HD OLED display and true glass optics for perfect focus.
Turn URSA Broadcast into the ultimate live camera with a professional 7 inch studio viewfinder!
The Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro EF Mount kit is available if you ever need a spare EF lens mount in addition to the original EF that comes with your URSA Mini Pro.
Optional PL lens mount which features contact pins for compatibility with Cooke’s i/Technology protocol allowing lens information to be saved as metadata and used in software like DaVinci Resolve.
The URSA Mini Pro F Mount lets you use your favorite Nikon stills lenses with smooth high precision mechanical iris control. Now you can pair digital film quality with classic Nikon AF‑S G and AF‑D series lenses.
Be ready to shoot anywhere! Kit includes shoulder pad with built in rosettes, rail mounts, integrated tripod quick lock release and top handle.
Add a shock and vibration isolated professional microphone mount to your URSA Mini or URSA Mini Pro camera!
VLock compatible battery plate for attaching third party batteries to URSA cameras.
Gold mount compatible battery plate with Molex connector for attaching third party batteries to URSA cameras.
Set of 9 shims and baffle tool for making precise changes to the flange focal distance for URSA Mini Pro's EF, PL or B4 mount.
Now you can control Blackmagic Design cameras by inserting control commands into the SDI feed from an Arduino!
Connect cameras to live switchers up to 2 km away with video, talkback, control and power, all over a single cable!
Connect to remote cameras up to 2 km away with multiple channels of video, talkback, control and power all over a single cable!
Rack mount up to 2 Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converters side by side with this lightweight kit that’s perfect for road cases or equipment racks.
Control up to 4 cameras at one time including iris, shutter speed, white balance, master gain, pedestal, RGB and more!
The world’s first all in one live production switcher for broadcast and AV professionals with integrated hardware control panel, 4 SDI and 4 HDMI inputs, DVE, keyers, talkback, multi view and more!