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Blackmagic Design URSA Broadcast G2 Camera
Blackmagic Design URSA Broadcast G2 Camera
$4,195.00

Blackmagic Design URSA Broadcast G2 Camera

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The new Blackmagic URSA Broadcast G2 is an incredibly powerful camera designed for both traditional and online broadcasters. The 3 cameras in 1 design allows it to work as a 4K production camera, a 4K studio camera or a 6K digital film camera! You can record to common SD cards, UHS-II cards, CFast 2.0 cards or external USB disks, using common file formats such as H.265, ProRes and Blackmagic RAW. You can even change the lens mount! No other broadcast camera is so flexible!

The perfect solution for broadcasters, URSA Broadcast G2 includes ENG camera controls positioned around the camera so you can locate them by feel. It also features a low light sensor so you get amazing images using natural light. That's the perfect combination for broadcast news and programming. URSA Broadcast includes an advanced YRGB color corrector built in and full remote camera control. You can use B4 ENG lenses, large studio box lenses, or even change the lens mount and use any lens! Plus the optional Blackmagic focus and zoom demands let you control the lens from the tripod handles. URSA Broadcast G2 includes an advanced 6K digital film sensor, and you can change the lens mount! Use a PL mount for digital film lenses or EF for photo lenses. Plus the high dynamic range, great low light performance and Blackmagic RAW means you get a true "Hollywood" quality digital film camera.

The large 6K sensor combined with Blackmagic generation 5 color science gives you the same imaging technology used in digital film cameras. The 6K sensor features a resolution of 6144 x 3456 so it's flexible enough for broadcast and digital film work. When using B4 lenses, you get a 4K window of the sensor for Ultra HD broadcast use. Then if you change to a PL or EF lens mount, you can use the full 6K resolution of the sensor for digital film! With 13 stops of dynamic range, you get darker blacks and brighter whites, so it's perfect for color correction.

The new URSA Broadcast features incredible low light performance so you can shoot using ambient light or even under moonlight! In advanced cameras, ISO is a measurement of the image sensor’s sensitivity to light. The Blackmagic URSA Broadcast G2 features gain from -12dB (100 ISO) up to +36dB (25,600 ISO) so it's optimized to reduce grain and noise in images, while maintaining the full dynamic range of the sensor. The primary native ISO is 400, which is ideal for use under studio lighting. Then the secondary high base ISO of 3200 is perfect when shooting in dimly lit environments. The gain can be set via a camera switch, the LCD menu or remotely using the SDI remote camera control protocol.

URSA Broadcast is designed to work with standard file formats that are used by all broadcast systems and editing software. You can record in ProRes 422 HQ and ProRes 422 into QuickTime files. The new Blackmagic URSA Broadcast G2 model can even record into H.265 for incredibly small files at 60:1 to 285:1 compression ratios, in 10-bit broadcast quality. Plus you can record to Blackmagic RAW files, a revolutionary new format designed to capture and preserve the quality of the sensor data from the camera. That means you get the perfect range of file formats designed for all types of workflows.

If you're doing live production, sometimes you need to monitor program video back from the switcher. Simply press the camera’s PGM button and the viewfinder will switch from the camera display to the program return feed from the switcher. A built in speaker also lets you monitor the switcher audio as well. Program return is a fantastic feature as sometimes on large live shows, camera operators can be left waiting a long time for their camera to be used, so program return lets them watch the show while they wait. This means that even if the camera operator is a large distance away from the switcher, they can still keep up with what is happening and remain alert.

Blackmagic URSA Broadcast G2 features the latest technology and connections such as 12G-SDI. This includes 12G-SDI connections for both video output and return program feed input. The 12G-SDI connections are multi rate and switch between all HD and Ultra HD formats up to 2160p60. Other connections include a headphone connection, USB-C, balanced XLR audio with phantom power, and timecode/reference input. There's also a front mounted 12 pin Hirose connector for broadcast lens control which can also power the lens. Plus for connecting a viewfinder or on set monitor there's even an HD-SDI monitoring output and a broadcast style 4 pin XLR 12V DC power output.

Blackmagic Design URSA Broadcast G2 Features

  • Three cameras in one: broadcast production, live studio, digital cinema
  • Enjoy digital film quality for broadcast
  • Exceptional low light performance
  • Compatible with B4 broadcast lenses
  • Built in optical ND filters
  • Designed to work with standard file formats used by all broadcast systems and editing software
  • Dual media slots for non-stop recording
  • USB-C for recording direct to external media disks
  • Strong and lightweight magnesium design
  • Built in LCD with touch controls
  • External status display
  • Program Video Monitoring
  • Load custom 3D LUTs to recreate film looks
  • Standard television industry connections
  • Supports all broadcast frame rates
  • Professional audio connections and built-in microphones
  • Get studio camera control via SDI
  • Work in HD or Ultra HD
  • Change to PL, EF, and F lens mounts
  • Latest Generation 5 color science
  • Incredible Blackmagic RAW quality
  • Powered by Blackmagic OS
  • Built in timecode generator
  • Focus and zoom demands
  • Add viewfinders, SMPTE fiber and lens mounts
  • Record to SSDs and U.2 media
  • Localized in 13 popular languages
  • Wireless Bluetooth camera remote control
  • Compatible with industry standard batteries
  • Includes DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • URSA Broadcast G2 camera1
  • 4K B4 lens mount (installed)1
  • B4 turret dust cap1
  • EF mount with dust cap1
  • VLock battery plate (installed)1
  • Power supply1
  • URSA Mini shoulder pad1
  • URSA Mini top handle & rubber stopper1
  • Viewfinder mounting plate1
  • 1/4" baseplate screw2
  • Long 1/4" top handle screw2
  • Short 1/4" top handle screw2
  • EF mount screw8
  • VLock plate spare screw4
  • Camera software download1
  • DaVinci Resolve Studio wallet1
  • DaVinci Resolve Studio activation key1
  • Camera Features
    • Effective Sensor Size: 2/3 inch sensor size when using 4K B4 mount (Actual sensor size 23.10mm x 12.99mm)
    • Lens Mount: B4 2/3 inch installed (Active EF mount also included)
    • Lens Control: Electronic control via 12-pin broadcast connector. Control via EF mount pins when using URSA Mini Pro EF Mount with compatible EF lenses.
    • Lens Correction: In-camera correction of color fringing when using compatible broadcast lenses.
    • Dynamic Range: 13 stops
    • Dual Native ISO: 0dB and 18dB gain
    • Sensitivity at 0dB Gain
      • f11 with 2160p59.94
      • f12 with 2160p50
      • at 2,000 lux with 89.9% reflectance
      • additional 1.1 stop light loss using 4K B4 mount
    • Signal to Noise Ratio
      • 64.62dB for 2160p
      • Ultra HD scaled from 5.3K
    • Built in ND Filters: Four position ND filter wheel with clear, 2 stop, 4 stop and 6 stop ND filters
    • Focus: Focus button triggers auto focus when using compatible lenses with focus servo. Touch and hold on LCD determines focus region and triggers auto focus
    • 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"
    • Screen Type: LCD capacitive touchscreen
    • Controls: Touchscreen menus on 4 inch screen. Push buttons for other controls. 3 assignable shortcut keys and 2 assignable shortcut keys (VTR and RET) on compatible broadcast lenses.
    • ProRes Shooting Resolutions and Frame Rates
      • 3840 x 2160 (Ultra HD) up to 60 fps from Ultra HD window or scaled from 5.3K windowed sensor
      • 3840 x 2160 (Ultra HD) up to 50 fps scaled from full sensor
      • 1920 x 1080 (HD) up to 120 fps scaled from 2.7K windowed sensor
      • 1920 x 1080 (HD) up to 60 fps scaled from Ultra HD or 5.3K windowed sensor
      • 1920 x 1080 (HD) up to 50 fps scaled from full sensor
    • H.265 Shooting Resolutions and Frame Rates
      • 3840 x 2160 (Ultra HD) up to 60 fps from Ultra HD window or scaled from 5.3K windowed sensor
      • 3840 x 2160 (Ultra HD) up to 50 fps scaled from full sensor
    • H.264 Shooting Resolutions and Frame Rates
      • 1920 x 1080 (HD) up to 60 fps scaled from Ultra HD or 5.3K windowed sensor
      • 1920 x 1080 (HD) up to 50 fps scaled from full sensor
    • Blackmagic RAW Shooting Resolutions and Frame Rates
      • 6144 x 3456 (6K) up to 50 fps
      • 6144 x 2560 (6K 2.4:1) up to 60 fps
      • 5376 x 3024 (5.3K 16:9) up to 60 fp
      • 3728 x 3104 (3.7K 6:5 anamorphic) up to 60 fps
      • 3840 x 2160 (Ultra HD) up to 60 fps
      • 1920 x 1080 (HD) up to 150 fps
    • Project Frame Rates
      • 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94 and 60 fps.
      • Off-speed frame rates up to 60p in Ultra HD and up to 150p in HD.
    • 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.
    • Timecode Clock: Highly accurate timecode clock. Less than 1 frame drift every 8 hours.
  • Connections
    • SDI Video Inputs: 1
    • SDI Video Outputs: 1
    • SDI Monitor Outputs: 1
    • 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 style headset for talkback.
    • Reference Inputs: Tri-Sync/Black Burst/Timecode
    • Lens Control: 1 x 12-pin Hirose Broadcast Lens Connector
    • Remote Control: 1 x 2.5mm LANC input for Rec Start/Stop, plus Iris and Focus control using compatible lenses
    • Computer Interface: 1 x USB Type‑C 3.1 Gen 2 with power delivery for external drive recording and connecting Blackmagic Focus and Zoom Demand. 1 x USB Type‑C for software updates
  • Audio
    • Microphone: integrated stereo microphone
    • Built-in Speaker: 1x mono speaker
  • Standards
    • SD Video Standards: none
    • HD Video Standards
      • 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97,
      • 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60 1080i50,
      • 1080i59.94, 1080i60
    • Ultra HD Video Standards
      • 2160p23.98, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p29.97,
      • 2160p30, 2160p50, 2160p59.94, 2160p60
    • SDI Compliance
      • SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 424M, SMPTE 425M level A
      • and B, SMPTE 2081‑1, SMPTE 2081‑10, SMPTE 2082‑1 and SMPTE 2082‑10
    • SDI Audio Sampling: 48kHz and 24 bit
  • Media
    • Media: 2 x CFast 2.0 card slots, 2 x SD UHS‑II card slots, 1 x USB‑C 3.1 Gen 2 expansion port with power delivery for recording to external media.
    • Media Format: Can format media to ExFAT for Windows and Mac or HFS+ for Mac (file systems).
  • Supported Codecs
    • Apple ProRes 422 HQ
    • Apple ProRes 422
    • H.265 SDI (10-bit 4:2:2)
    • H.265 High (10-bit 4:2:0)
    • H.265 Medium (10-bit 4:2:0)
    • H.265 Low (10-bit 4:2:0)
    • H.264 SDI (10-bit 4:2:2)
    • H.264 High (8-bit 4:2:0)
    • H.264 Medium (8-bit 4:2:0)
    • H.264 Low (8-bit 4:2:0)
    • Blackmagic RAW Constant Bitrate 3:1
    • Blackmagic RAW Constant Bitrate 5:1
    • Blackmagic RAW Constant Bitrate 8:1
    • Blackmagic RAW Constant Bitrate 12:1
    • Blackmagic RAW Constant Quality Q0
    • Blackmagic RAW Constant Quality Q1
    • Blackmagic RAW Constant Quality Q3
    • Blackmagic RAW Constant Quality Q5
  • External ControlLens control of compatible lenses using Blackmagic Zoom Demand and Blackmagic Focus Demand, Blackmagic SDI Control Protocol, iPad control via Bluetooth, 1 x 2.5mm LANC for lens and record control.
  • Color CorrectorDaVinci 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 Type
    • 2 x CFast 2.0
    • 2 x SD UHS‑II cards
    • 1 x high speed USB‑C expansion port for external media
    • 2.5 inch SSD using optional URSA Mini Recorder
  • Storage Rates (based on 30 frames per second)
    • 6144 x 3456 (6K)
      • Blackmagic RAW 3:1 - 323 MB/s
      • Blackmagic RAW 5:1 - 194 MB/s
      • Blackmagic RAW 8:1 - 121 MB/s
      • Blackmagic RAW 12:1 - 81 MB/s
      • Blackmagic RAW Q0 - 242 to 483 MB/s
      • Blackmagic RAW Q1 - 162 to 387 MB/s
      • Blackmagic RAW Q3 - 108 to 277 MB/s
      • Blackmagic RAW Q5 - 65 to 162 MB/s
    • 6144 x 2560 (6K 2.4:1)
      • Blackmagic RAW 3:1 - 240 MB/s
      • Blackmagic RAW 5:1 - 144 MB/s
      • Blackmagic RAW 8:1 - 90 MB/s
      • Blackmagic RAW 12:1 - 60 MB/s
      • Blackmagic RAW Q0 - 180 to 359 MB/s
      • Blackmagic RAW Q1 - 120 to 287 MB/s
      • Blackmagic RAW Q3 - 80 to 205 MB/s
      • Blackmagic RAW Q5 - 49 to 120 MB/s
    • 5376 x 3024 (5.3K 16:9)
      • Blackmagic RAW 3:1 - 248 MB/s
      • Blackmagic RAW 5:1 - 149 MB/s
      • Blackmagic RAW 8:1 - 94 MB/s
      • Blackmagic RAW 12:1 - 63 MB/s
      • Blackmagic RAW Q0 - 186 to 371 MB/s
      • Blackmagic RAW Q1 - 125 to 297 MB/s
      • Blackmagic RAW Q3 - 84 to 213 MB/s
      • Blackmagic RAW Q5 - 51 to 125 MB/s
    • 3728 x 3104 (3.7K 6:5 anamorphic)
      • Blackmagic RAW 3:1 - 177 MB/s
      • Blackmagic RAW 5:1 - 106 MB/s
      • Blackmagic RAW 8:1 - 67 MB/s
      • Blackmagic RAW 12:1 - 45 MB/s
      • Blackmagic RAW Q0 - 133 to 265 MB/s
      • Blackmagic RAW Q1 - 89 to 212 MB/s
      • Blackmagic RAW Q3 - 60 to 152 MB/s
      • Blackmagic RAW Q5 - 36 to 89 MB/s
    • 3840 x 2160 (Ultra HD)
      • Apple ProRes 422 HQ - 110 MB/s
      • Apple ProRes 422 - 73.6 MB/s
      • H.265 SDI - 12.3 MB/s
      • H.265 High - 10.8 MB/s
      • H.265 Medium - 7.8 MB/s
      • H.265 Low - 3.2 MB/s
      • Blackmagic RAW 3:1 - 127 MB/s
      • Blackmagic RAW 5:1 - 77 MB/s
      • Blackmagic RAW 8:1 - 48 MB/s
      • Blackmagic RAW 12:1 - 32 MB/s
      • Blackmagic RAW Q0 - 96 to 190 MB/s
      • Blackmagic RAW Q1 - 64 to 153 MB/s
      • Blackmagic RAW Q3 - 43 to 109 MB/s
      • Blackmagic RAW Q5 - 26 to 64 MB/s
    • 1920 x 1080
      • Apple ProRes 422 HQ - 27.5 MB/s
      • Apple ProRes 422 - 18.4 MB/s
      • H.264 SDI - 7.0 MB/s
      • H.264 High - 5.6 MB/s
      • H.264 Medium - 3.2 MB/s
      • H.264 Low - 1.8 MB/s
      • Blackmagic RAW 3:1 - 19 MB/s
      • Blackmagic RAW 5:1 - 12 MB/s
      • Blackmagic RAW 8:1 - 7.8 MB/s
      • Blackmagic RAW 12:1 - 5.2 MB/s
      • Blackmagic RAW Q0 - 23 to 47 MB/s
      • Blackmagic RAW Q1 - 16 to 37 MB/s
      • Blackmagic RAW Q3 - 10 to 27 MB/s
      • Blackmagic RAW Q5 - 6 to 16 MB/s
  • Recording Formats
    • Apple ProRes 3840 x 2160 and 1920 x 1080 with film, video or extended video dynamic range or custom 3D LUT.
    • H.265 3840 x 2160 with film, video or extended video dynamic range or custom 3D LUT. H.264 1920 x 1080 with film, video or extended video dynamic range or custom 3D LUT.
    • Blackmagic RAW Q0, Q1, Q3, Q5, 3:1, 5:1, 8:1 and 12:1 at 6144 x 3456, 6144 x 2560, 5376 x 3024, 3728 x 3104, 3840 x 2160, 1920 x 1080 recorded in non-linear 12 bit with film dynamic range and extended video, video or custom 3D LUT embedded in metadata.
  • Software Included
    • Blackmagic OS
    • DaVinci Resolve Studio for Mac and Windows including activation key
    • Blackmagic Camera Setup
    • Blackmagic RAW Player
    • Blackmagic RAW QuickLook Plugin
  • Operating Systems
    • Mac 10.15 Catalina
    • Mac 11.1 Big Sur or later
    • Windows 10, 64-bit
  • Power Requirements
    • Power Supply: 1 x External 12V DC 100W power supply with 100 - 240V AC 50/60Hz IEC C14 input
    • External Power Input
      • 1 x 4-pin XLR port for external mains power supply or battery use
      • 1 x 12-pin Molex connector under rear battery plate
    • Power Output
      • +12V 4-pin XLR regulated output on side of camera
      • +12V D-Tap regulated output on VLock battery plate
    • Power: Rear camera mount compatible with industry standard V-mount or gold mount battery plates
  • Operating Temperature32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C)
  • Storage Temperature-4°F to 113°F (-20°C to 45°C)
  • Relative Humidity0% to 90% non-condensing
  • Dimensions10.95" x 9.93" x 5.9"
  • Weight7.83 pounds

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