Whether you’re working in the field at an energetic live sporting event, covering breaking news around the world, or simply shooting in the studio, URSA Broadcast has been designed to be durable, full featured, and highly reliable so you can trust it for mission critical events. Everything you need is built in, so you don’t have to carry around extra equipment. Plus, all controls are fully redundant, including the power, so if anything should go wrong in the field, you’ll still have backups to help keep you working and to get an important shot. You get incredible 10-bit HD and Ultra HD image quality, full external controls, dual recorders, built in ND filters and much more. URSA Broadcast has been specifically designed to meet the demanding needs of professional broadcasters.Find Reseller
URSA Broadcast features a super strong magnesium alloy body that makes it durable enough to use in the most extreme environments. The magnesium alloy also makes it lightweight and helps to keep the camera cool by piping heat into an exchanger that allows convection cooling and heat dissipation from the camera’s body. You get professional connections, an external display, foldout touch screen and 9 mounting points for adding accessories and building custom rigs.
URSA Broadcast has been designed from the ground up to be comfortable enough to use all day and small enough to be taken anywhere. The weight is evenly distributed so the camera is balanced, making it comfortable to use for both handheld and over the shoulder shooting. The optional shoulder mount kit is designed to help support the camera, making it a natural extension of your body. There’s even a quick release mount that lets you go from handheld to shoulder to tripod in seconds.
Like most traditional broadcast cameras, URSA Broadcast puts the most important controls on the outside of the camera body so you can quickly change settings without having to take your eyes off the action. All of the control buttons, switches and dials are grouped logically, making them easy to remember. That means you’ll be able to operate controls on the camera by feel and without having to look at the buttons or hunt through menus. URSA Broadcast combines the familiar ergonomics of a broadcast camera with incredible image quality in an extremely tough, durable design.
When you’re in the middle of a shoot, you need to be able to quickly check important shooting and status information. The status screen on URSA Broadcast features a bright, status display that’s designed to be easily seen, with or without the backlight on. You can see timecode, shutter and lens settings, battery, record status and audio levels at a glance. When shooting in a dimly lit environment, simply turn the backlight on to see the screen. When you’re outside, the backlight can be turned off for even more contrast, making it highly visible and crystal clear in broad daylight!
URSA Broadcast features a revolutionary interchangeable lens mount that lets you quickly switch between B4, EF, PL and F mount lenses, making it compatible with the widest possible range of lenses. It comes standard with a B4 lens mount and you can purchase optional EF, PL and F mounts separately. That means you can work with everything from HD or Ultra HD B4 lenses, high quality photographic EF and F mount lenses, and even cinematic PL lenses, all with the same camera!
High quality built in neutral density (ND) filters reduce the amount of specific types of light entering the camera’s sensor. Designed to improve latitude and provide true colors, even in far-red and infra red wavelengths, ND filters let you quickly stop down the camera without using any other adjustments so you can handle differences in lighting conditions such as when going between indoors and outdoors. ND filters can also be used creatively and URSA Broadcast makes it possible to select different combinations of aperture and shutter speed to achieve a different depth of field or specific levels of motion blur. With URSA Broadcast, you get a set of professional ND filters built in so you don’t have to carry extra filters with you.
When it comes to recording, URSA Broadcast has dual CFast 2.0 recorders and dual SD/UHS-II card recorders, so you can choose the type of media that works best for you. CFast and SD/UHS-II cards are ideal for recording full resolution Ultra HD in DNx and ProRes formats, or even as lossless 12-bit RAW files. Regular SD cards, which are inexpensive and commonly available, are perfect for recording high definition video. When a card is full, recording automatically continues onto the next one so you never have to stop shooting.
The bright high resolution fold out screen gives you a built in on set monitor so you don’t have to carry around extra equipment. The monitor simply folds out and pivots up and down, making it super easy to shoot down low or high above crowds. The screen features a wide viewing angle and displays crystal clear images so that you can accurately check exposure, focus and framing. Instantly play back clips, even high frame rate slo-mo shots, to make sure you get the perfect take. When you’re ready to move to a new location, just fold it up and go.
URSA Broadcast features Blackmagic OS software designed to make using your camera faster and more intuitive than ever. All important camera functions can be accessed with a single tap on the heads up display, there’s an elegant digital “slate” that makes direct entry of metadata fast and simple. The heads up display uses simple tap and swipe gestures for recording options, monitoring, audio, camera setup, presets and more. The layout is logical and intuitive, and there are no confusing menus. That makes URSA Broadcast fast to use, so you’ll never waste time or miss a shot while changing settings again!
While URSA Broadcast is designed to include everything you need to start shooting, you can also customize it with genuine Blackmagic accessories that let you build the perfect camera for your production. The optional shoulder mount kit with integrated tripod quick release plate and electronic viewfinder are perfect for ENG style shooting. Plus, there’s a top mount handle that lets you carry the camera from the top, which is great when you need to get shots down low near the ground. You can turn URSA Broadcast into a full blown studio camera with the URSA Studio Viewfinder and URSA Fiber Converter. There’s an entire family of accessories available, such as interchangeable lens mounts, a mic mount, battery plates, SSD recorder and more, so you’ll be prepared for any type of shoot! However more importantly all accessory connections are standard, so you can also choose from a wide range of third party accessories as well!
Unlike other professional cameras that require custom cables, URSA Broadcast features industry standard broadcast quality connections so you can use cables you already have! You get the latest 12G-SDI and separate HD-SDI video outputs along with 12V power for connecting electronic viewfinders. For audio, there are 2 XLR inputs for balanced or digital audio with 48V of switchable phantom power for external microphones. URSA Broadcast also includes a Hirose 12-pin lens control connector, LANC, a standard 4 pin XLR power connector and URSA battery plate internal power connector that lets you use V-Mount and Gold mount battery plates.
When you’re doing professional work you want to make sure you can securely connect the things you need, like external microphones, large lenses, and more. URSA Broadcast can be customized with standard 3rd party camera accessories including rails and matte boxes so you can build a custom rig that fits your production! There are standard ¼” threaded points positioned over the top and bottom of the camera to make it easy to add the things you need. The optional shoulder mount kit also includes a quick lock tripod mount so you can take your fully rigged URSA Broadcast from the tripod to your shoulder in seconds! Plus, the wide range of mounting points let you mount cameras in locations on set so you can set up for extra sources when live shooting!
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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.
Now you can record Cinema DNG or ProRes files onto standard 2.5 inch SSD Media with your URSA Mini or URSA Mini Pro camera!
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!
Add professional monitoring and broadcast quality recording for any camera or DSLR Includes 5” full HD touchscreen monitor with built in ProRes and DNxHD recorder.