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
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 CommonMedia 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 MediaSlots 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-Cfor 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.
Strong andLightweight Magnesium Design
URSA Broadcast G2 features a super strong, lightweight magnesium alloy body that’s perfectly balanced and designed to be comfortable to use all day! It features familiar externally mounted switches and controls that give you direct access to the most important camera settings. The controls are laid out logically, making them easy to locate by feel, so you can adjust settings without having to look at the buttons. You also get a foldout touchscreen for monitoring, viewing camera status and changing settings using on screen menus. URSA Broadcast G2 also includes standard 12G-SDI connections, XLR audio inputs, USB-C and an industry standard 4 pin XLR broadcast 12V DC connection!
Built in LCD with Touch Controls
With a built in LCD that folds out, you can both monitor and control the camera. While URSA Broadcast G2 features lots of physical buttons and knobs, using the LCD, you also get on screen status and touch screen controls. The built in touchscreen also includes a heads up display with the most important shooting information, as well as menus for all camera settings, LUTs and custom presets. Plus behind the LCD there are extra buttons, as well as knobs for audio levels. There’s even programmable function buttons that can have functions assigned to them, such as zebra, false color, focus peaking, LUTs and more! Plus you can change the function assigned to each button in the on screen menus.
The status display is a high visibility LCD screen that’s designed to be easily seen, even in bright light! The status display shows record timecode, locked timecode and reference timecode, along with the current shooting frame rate, shutter angle, aperture, white balance, gain and iris. It also features a battery indicator, card recording status and audio meters for monitoring levels. The screen’s backlight can be turned on when you are shooting in dimly lit locations, and off when you are shooting outdoors and in bright light to increase contrast, making it easy to read under any condition!