Blackmagic Design URSA Broadcast

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The world’s most affordable and flexible professional broadcast camera for HD and Ultra HD!

URSA Broadcast is an advanced Ultra HD broadcast camera that works with your existing HD or Ultra HD B4 lenses so you can shoot HD today and switch to Ultra HD when you’re ready! You get professional broadcast controls, built in ND filters, non stop 12-bit recording of ProRes and DNx files to dual SD UHS-IIor CFast cards, and new extended video range for stunning broadcast ready shots that can go straight to air. URSA Broadcast is two cameras in one. Use it for production work or add a Blackmagic URSA Studio Viewfinder to turn it into a live studio camera with remote control and built in color corrector!

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 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 supported. 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, auto focus 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 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

Connections
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.

Audio
Microphone: Integrated stereo microphone.
Built in Speaker: 1 x mono speaker.

Standards
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
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.

Control
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, URSA Viewfinder and URSA Studio Viewfinder.

Storage Features
Storage Type 2 x CFast 2.0
2 x SD UHS-II cards
2.5 inch SSD via optional 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.

Software
Software Included URSA Mini Operating System.
Blackmagic Camera Setup.

Operating Systems
Mac: Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan,
macOS 10.12 Sierra,
macOS 10.13 High Sierra or later.
Windows: Windows 8.1 or Windows 10..

Power Requirements
Power Supply 1 x External 12V power supply.
External Power Input: 1 x 4-pin XLR port for external power or battery use.
1 x 12-pin Molex connector on rear battery plate
Power: Rear camera mount compatible with industry standard V-mount or gold mount battery plates.



Price: AED 13,708*

* Prices are excluding VAT

Product Highlights
  • For URSA Broadcast
  • Full Studio Connectivity
  • SMPTE Fiber Interface
  • 12G-SDI Output
  • 3 x 3G-SDI Return Feeds
  • 5-Pin XLR Talkback Headset Connections
  • Camera Controls Moved to Camera Rear