Blackmagic URSA Broadcast G2
The world’s most flexible broadcast camera!
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! It's a perfect solution for broadcasters because it uses the lenses and batteries you already own! 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. This means it's compatible with all video software and broadcast media management systems. You can even change the lens mount! No other broadcast camera is so flexible!
Broadcast Production Camera
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.
Live Studio Camera
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.
Digital Cinema Camera
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.
Get Digital Film Quality for Broadcast
The large 6K sensor combined with Blackmagic generation 5 color science gives you the same imaging technology used in digital film cameras. This means broadcasters can now use digital cinema quality in broadcast! 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. Using digital film in broadcast is a revolution in image quality!
Exceptional Low Light Performance
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.
Compatible with B4 Broadcast Lenses (Standard)
The URSA Broadcast G2 features a B4 broadcast lens mount that includes optics specifically designed to match the camera’s sensor. The B4 lens mount lets you use modern Ultra HD lenses or lower cost HD lenses. Older HD lenses often feature resolutions well beyond HD, so you get great quality at low cost! B4 lenses are fantastic because they are par-focal, so the image stays in focus as you zoom in and out, so you don't need to constantly chase focus as you shoot. That lets you work much faster! You also get full electronic lens control to adjust focus, iris and zoom using the camera’s controls, or remotely! Plus if you want to use alternative lenses, you can change the mount to PL, EF and more!
Built In Optical ND Filters
URSA Broadcast G2 features high quality neutral density (ND) filters that let you quickly reduce the amount of light entering the camera. The ¼, 1/16th and 1/64th stop filters have been specifically designed to match the image sensor and color science of URSA Broadcast G2, providing you with additional latitude and better colorimetry. This lets you use different combinations of aperture and shutter angle, in a wider range of situations. The IR filters have been designed to evenly filter both optical and IR wavelengths, eliminating IR contamination. Plus the filter status on the LCD can be displayed as a fraction, number, or stop reduction!
Use Common Media and File Formats!
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.
Dual Media Slots for Non‑Stop Recording
With dual CFast 2.0 recorders and dual SD/UHS-II card recorders, you can choose the media that's best for you! Both types of media are standard, inexpensive and readily available at computer and camera stores. Plus with dual media slots, URSA Broadcast gives you non stop recording! When a card is full, recording automatically continues onto the next card so you can swap a full card while recording continues. You get enough speed to record high quality ProRes and H.265 video file formats, even when working in Ultra HD at high frame rates. That means URSA Broadcast G2 is easy to integrate into your existing broadcast systems. You can even record 12-bit Blackmagic RAW cinema files!
USB-C for Recording Direct to External Media Disks
The Blackmagic URSA Broadcast G2 features a high speed USB-C expansion port on the rear of the camera that allows you to record to external disks or connect to a wide range of accessories. If you plug in a large and low cost external USB flash disk, you can record ProRes, H.265 or even high quality 12-bit Blackmagic RAW files for later editing and color correction. That means you can just move the disk to a computer to work, and you don't need to waste time with file copying. Plus the USB port will power the disk that’s plugged in! You can even plug in optional focus and zoom demands to allow full lens control.
Program Video Monitoring
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.
Standard Television Industry Connections
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!
Professional Audio Connections and Built In Microphones
URSA Broadcast G2 has a high quality microphone and professional audio recorder built in so you don’t have to carry any extra sound equipment! That means you can use the built in stereo microphone or you can connect external microphones. The XLR connections have 48V phantom power so you can plug in everything from shotgun to wireless clip on mics. You can also select to link audio inputs on the camera so you can plug in lapel microphones that often only have a single mono connection, if you want to record the mic onto both channels of the recorded file. URSA Broadcast G2 also features knobs for adjusting levels and onscreen meters so you can trim audio levels even when shoulder mounted.
Get Studio Camera Control via SDI
All Blackmagic Design ATEM switchers can control cameras via a protocol embedded into the URSA Broadcast G2's SDI video connections. Setup is easy because all ATEM switchers broadcast control commands from the switcher’s SDI program output to the camera via the SDI program input. The switcher can perform color correction, tally and lens control and these are sent to all cameras. All you need to do is select the correct camera number and it all works. This means someone can manage the image color and gain so the camera operator is not distracted trying to adjust their camera, and they are then free to focus on framing the shots.
Change to PL, EF and F Lens Mounts (optional)!
URSA Broadcast G2 features an interchangeable lens mount so you can easily swap the included B4 lens mount for an EF, PL or even F mount. URSA Broadcast G2 comes with a B4 mount already installed, plus a spare EF mount is included. That means if you’re starting out you can change the mount and use low cost photographic lenses. Photographic lenses are incredible quality because they're designed for high resolution photography. You can also purchase optional PL and F mounts separately. If you're shooting for digital film, the PL mount is best as it's the most common lens mount for cinema lenses. With URSA Broadcast G2, you get a single camera that works with virtually all modern lenses!
Built in Timecode Generator
All models of Blackmagic URSA Broadcast G2 have a built in time of day timecode generator, so you can sync all the cameras and then do multi-cam editing later because all the recordings will have the same timecode. Simply plug in an external timecode generator to the BNC timecode input and the camera will automatically detect timecode and lock the internal generator. Now each camera can start and stop recording and the shots from all cameras will have matched timecode. Imagine shooting a music festival with multiple cameras! Then the DaVinci Resolve sync bin can be used to automatically sync the recordings and display them in a multiview for easy editing.
Focus and Zoom Demands (Optional)
The optional zoom and focus demands allow you to use photography lenses for live production! The focus and zoom demands have USB-C connections so they control the lens via the camera’s electronic lens control. Each zoom and focus demand has 2 USB-C ports, so you can daisy chain them then connect to the camera with a single USB connection. The design has an incredibly precise feel so you get very fine lens control, and you can frame and adjust the lens without taking your hands off the tripod handles. The buttons can be customized so you can assign different camera functions to them! Plus, hardware is included for mounting the focus and zoom demands onto tripod handles.
Add Viewfinders, SMPTE Fiber and Lens Mounts
There's a wide range of accessories that are specifically designed to work perfectly with URSA Broadcast G2. However, a shoulder mount kit, V-Lock battery plate and top handle are included so you don't need to purchase anything extra! Plus you get a spare EF lens mount if you don't own a B4 lens and would like to start out using a photography lens. You can add the optional Blackmagic URSA Viewfinder, or for live production you can add a Blackmagic URSA Studio Viewfinder! There's also an optional fiber converter that can power the camera from 2 km away via the single SMPTE fiber! For long duration recording, URSA Mini Recorder gives you the option to record to external SSDs!
- Blackmagic URSA Viewfinde
High resolution viewfinder for URSA range of cameras includes full HD OLED display and true glass optics for perfect focus.
- Blackmagic URSA Mini Mic Mount
Add a shock and vibration isolated professional microphone mount to your URSA Broadcast G2 camera!
- Blackmagic URSA V-Lock Battery Plate
Although a V-Lock compatible battery plate is included, you can also buy other types of battery plates.
- Blackmagic Camera Fiber Converter
Connect cameras to live switchers up to 2 km away with video, talkback, control and power, all over a single cable!
- Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter
Connect to remote cameras up to 2 km away with multiple channels of video, talkback, control and power all over a single cable!
- Blackmagic URSA Studio Viewfinder
Turn URSA Broadcast G2 into the ultimate live camera with a professional 7 inch studio viewfinder!
Record to SSDs and U.2 Media
The optional Blackmagic URSA Mini Recorder lets you record files onto large 2.5 inch SSDs, as well as the latest U.2 NVMe Enterprise SSDs! SSDs such as the latest 7mm U.2 NVMe disks are super fast, delivering data transfer speeds of up to 900 MB/s! This blazing fast performance allows you longer recording times for full resolution 4K and 6K 12-bit Blackmagic RAW files in the highest quality Q0 encoding. The unique design of the Blackmagic URSA Mini Recorder means it attaches directly to the back of your URSA Broadcast G2 between the camera and the battery. It’s controlled via the USB-C so you don’t have to worry about manually starting or stopping the SSD recorder.
Wireless Bluetooth Camera Remote Control
If you're positioning the camera on the end of a boom, or in another hard to reach location, you can get full control via Bluetooth from up to 30 feet away. You can download the Blackmagic Camera Control app for your iPad or use third party apps such as Bluetooth+ or tRigger on your iOS and Android devices. There’s even a free developer SDK with sample code available from the Blackmagic Design developer website, so you can create your own remote camera control and digital slate solutions! Imagine building an app that can jam sync timecode and trigger all cameras to record at the same time. The possibilities are endless!
Compatible with Industry Standard Batteries
All URSA cameras support a wide range of battery plates from manufacturers such as IDX, Blueshape, Anton Bauer and more. A V-Lock battery plate is installed on the camera, or you can change to an optional Blackmagic URSA Gold Battery Plate. All Blackmagic battery plates are designed to mount directly onto the camera. URSA Broadcast G2 includes a 4-pin XLR power connector that supports 12V to 18V for connecting external power supplies and battery packs. The standard power connector also means you can use the camera with your existing power supplies and batteries. For live production, the optional fiber converter can power the camera from up to 2 km away via a single SMPTE fiber cable!
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- Blackmagic URSA Broadcast G2
- 4K B4 lens mount installed
- B4 turret dust cap
- EF Mount with dust cap
- VLock Battery Plate installed
- URSA 12V 100W power supply
- URSA Mini Shoulder Pad
- URSA Mini top handle & rubber stopper
- Viewfinder mounting plate
- 2 x 1/4 inch baseplate screws
- 2 x long 1/4 inch top handle screws
- 2 x short 1/4 inch top handle screws
- 8 x EF Mount screws
- 4 x VLock plate spare screws
- Welcome wallet with QR code for camera software download
- DaVinci Resolve Studio wallet
- DaVinci Resolve Studio activation key
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