Blackmagic Design URSA Broadcast G2
Broadcast camera designed for both traditional and online broadcasters with 6K CMOS Sensor, Dual Native ISO, 6K Blackmagic RAW Recording, and 2/3" B4 Lens Mount & Active EF Mount
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!
Three Cameras In One
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
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.
Strong and Lightweight 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!
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!
6K CMOS SensorDual Native ISO6K Blackmagic RAW Recording2/3" B4 Lens Mount & Active EF MountElectronic lense control via 12-pin broadcast connectorIn-camera correction of color fringing when using compatible broadcast lensesFour position ND filter wheel with clear, 2 stop, 4 stop and 6 stop ND filtersFocus button triggers auto focus when using compatible lenses with focus servo4 inch LCD capacitive touchscreenHighly accurate timecode clock. Less than 1 frame drift every 8 hours
Effective Sensor Size
2/3 inch sensor size when using 4K B4 mount (Actual sensor size 23.10mm x 12.99mm)
B4 2/3 inch installedActive EF mount also included
Electronic control via 12-pin broadcast connector. Control via EF mount pins when using URSA Mini Pro EF Mount with compatible EF lenses.
In-camera correction of color fringing when using compatible broadcast lenses.
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 2160pUltra 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 button triggers auto focus when using compatible lenses with focus servo. Touch and hold on LCD determines focus region and triggers auto focus.
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.
LCD capacitive touchscreen.
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 sensor3840 x 2160 (Ultra HD) up to 50 fps scaled from full sensor1920 x 1080 (HD) up to 120 fps scaled from 2.7K windowed sensor1920 x 1080 (HD) up to 60 fps scaled from Ultra HD or 5.3K windowed sensor1920 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 sensor3840 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 sensor1920 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 fps6144 x 2560 (6K 2.4:1) up to 60 fps5376 x 3024 (5.3K 16:9) up to 60 fps3728 x 3104 (3.7K 6:5 anamorphic) up to 60 fps3840 x 2160 (Ultra HD) up to 60 fps1920 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.
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.
Highly accurate timecode clock. Less than 1 frame drift every 8 hours.
Blackmagic URSA Broadcast G24K B4 lens mount installedB4 turret dust capEF Mount with dust capVLock Battery Plate installedURSA 12V 100W power supplyURSA Mini Shoulder PadURSA Mini top handle & rubber stopperViewfinder mounting plate2 x 1/4 inch baseplate screws2 x long 1/4 inch top handle screws2 x short 1/4 inch top handle screws8 x EF Mount screws4 x VLock plate spare screwsWelcome wallet with QR code for camera software downloadDaVinci Resolve Studio walletDaVinci Resolve Studio activation key
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