Ursa Broadcast Camera + Fujinon A22x7.8 Lens + Ursa Viewfinder
280.00€ + IVA /day
The Blackmagic Design URSA Broadcast Camera is a field and studio production powerhouse. Featuring a native B4 mount for standard 2/3″ broadcast lenses means that the URSA Broadcast will be at home on a studio sled behind a box lens just as much as it will be on the shoulder of a news coverage camera operator. The sensor itself features UHD 4K resolution which can facilitate native UHD recording, or downscaled HD recording for productions that don’t require the extra resolution. Video can be recorded to UHS-II SD cards or CFast 2.0 cards, with the latter capable of recording raw Cinema DNG files for further flexibility in post-production.
- 4K CMOS Sensor
- Compatible with 2/3″ B4 Lenses
- UHD 4K and 1080p up to 60 fps
- Records to Apple ProRes and Avid DNx
- Cinema DNG Raw Recording
- 2 x UHS-II SD, 2 x CFast 2.0 Slots
- 3G-SDI and 12G-SDI Outputs
- Genlock and Timecode
- XLR Inputs and Built-In Microphone
With this rental you get the Ursa Broadcast camera with the lens Fujinon HA22x7.8ERD, with 22x optical zoom. This lens comes with a 2x extender for instant telephoto. Known for their high build quality and precision optics, Fujinon lenses have become the industry standard for professional video applications all over the world.
The URSA Studio Viewfinder from Blackmagic Design is specifically built to provide studio viewfinder functionality to your URSA camera. With a 7″ screen, manual control knobs, camera ID/tally light, and a tension adjustable articulating mount, the Studio Viewfinder seamlessly integrates into a studio style workflow for relaxed camera operation at sporting events, concerts, or in the studio. Three manual knobs next to the view screen provide control over brightness, contrast, and peaking without having to dive into the menu system.
A menu button on the left of the LCD screen allows you to quickly navigate the menu system and make adjustments, while three customizable buttons allow you to display a variety of exposure, focus, and framing guides including zoom, zebra, false color, histogram, edge focus detection, custom LUT support, three adjustable frame line overlays, and audio meter display.
- For URSA Cameras
- 7″ Screen with Removable Hood
- Tension Adjustable Articulating Mount
- Brightness, Contrast, Peaking Control
- Zoom, Zebra, False Color, Histogram
- Edge Focus Detection, Custom LUTs
- Adjustable Frame Line Overlay
- Audio Meters, Tally
Items included in this rental:
- Ursa Broadcast Camera
- Fujinon Broadcast ENG A22 x 7.8 ERM/ERD lens
- Ursa Viewfinder
- 2 SD Card – 64Gb
- 1 Camera charger
- 2 Batteries
- 1 Tripod – optional (50% off the current price) – please check our list of tripods
The body of the Blackmagic URSA Broadcast camera itself is designed to be intuitive, with buttons and switches intelligently placed for muscle memory and on-the-fly adjustments. ISO/gain, shutter speed, and white balance are all available on classic toggle switches, while a traditional ND filter wheel lets you reduce the light hitting the sensor for full control over your image. Connections for audio in, video out, plus timecode/genlock input are available on industry-standard connectors, enabling them to interface with professional gear right out of the box.
When you’re not in the thick of a shooting day, open the LCD display to access the deeper camera menus and adjust global settings. While standard REC. 709 color is available for broadcast compatibility, extended video mode offers an optional look that has high contrast, yet takes advantage of the 12-stop dynamic range present in the sensor for smoother highlights without the washed-out look common in picture profiles with high dynamic ranges.
If you’re setting up the URSA Broadcast for live studio production, separately available fiber converters and studio viewfinders are available. The fiber converter provides all the studio connectivity over a single fiber optic cable, with further adjustments and connections available on the converter itself. Even if your studio produces HD content, the URSA Broadcast only needs to be the first step towards a UHD workflow. When the rest of your studio is UHD-compatible, the URSA Broadcast will be ready for your next UHD production.
- Two Cameras in One
- The URSA Broadcast was designed to function equally well as a studio camera, or as an ENG/EFP camcorder for both HD and UHD 4K productions. With the separately available shoulder-mount kit, the URSA Broadcast can slot into a studio sled or be used atop an operator’s shoulder, ENG-style.
- Standard Media and Formats
- Media recorded by the URSA Broadcast should need no transcoding. Apple ProRes and Avid DNx can be recorded straight to UHS-II SD cards or CFast 2.0 cards. Just offload the media from the cards, and you can go straight to editing. You can even record lossless or compressed 12-bit CinemaDNG raw files for high-quality programming and post-production workflows. With dual slots for each media type, URSA Broadcast gives you the option for redundant or relay recording. When the first card is full, recording automatically continues onto the next card, so you can swap one card while continuing recording on the other.
- B4 Lens Compatibility
- While the 4K sensor used in the URSA Broadcast is larger than the familiar 2/3″-type used with traditional B4 glass, a high-quality optical expander built into the mount enlarges the image circle for full sensor coverage. Many high-quality HD lenses can be used at resolutions well beyond HD, all the way up to 2.5K or 3K. Because B4 lenses are par-focal and have a very wide depth of field, the image stays in focus as you zoom in and out, so you don’t need to chase focus as you shoot. That lets you work much faster because you don’t need to change lenses or refocus between close-up, medium, and wide shots, which is perfect when you’re following the action in fast-paced scenarios.
- HD Downscaling
- For productions only requiring HD resolutions, the 4K image coming off the sensor can be downscaled prior to recording for smooth 1080p or 1080i image rendering. Since the entire sensor is scanned, the full dynamic range of the sensor remains intact and no aliasing artifacts will be introduced.
- Optical ND Filters
- Spin the ND filter wheel to access 1/4, 1/6, and 1/64 ND filters. These filters are designed in accordance with the URSA Broadcast’s sensor, ensuring minimal difference in colorimetry. The filters also block IR wavelengths to prevent IR pollution when reducing visible light with NDs. ND filter values can be displayed as either a fraction, ND value, or stop reduction on the LCD or in the separately available EVF.
- Body Design
- Like traditional broadcast cameras, the URSA Broadcast features familiar external mechanical switches and controls that give you direct access to the most important camera settings. The controls are laid out logically, making them easy to remember and locate by feel, so you can adjust settings without having to look at the buttons or take the camera off your shoulder. You also get a 4″ foldout touchscreen for either monitoring or controlling the camera via software interface that provides full redundancy for all the external controls and camera functions. On the operator’s side of the camera, a dedicated backlit LCD shows essential information, such as current shooting frame rate, shutter angle, aperture, white balance, gain, iris, battery level, and audio meters, at a glance. Additionally, full-sized standard connections for audio via XLR connectors, SDI via BNC connectors, and broadcast power input via a standard 4-pin XLR 12V DC connector are available.
- Slow Motion Recording
- Whether you’re shooting a sporting event or breaking news story, the URSA Broadcast has you covered for slow motion. To shoot slow motion video, the camera records at higher frame rates and plays back at standard video frame rates. You can set up your preferred high-speed frame rate using the camera’s on-screen menus, and then switch between standard sync speed and off-speed frame rates with the touch of a button on the side of the camera. URSA Broadcast can capture full-resolution Ultra HD at up to 60 frames per second.
- Built-In Audio Recording
- URSA Broadcast has a high-quality microphone and professional audio recorder built-in so you don’t have to bring a separate recorder. The built-in stereo microphone can be used for recording scratch audio, or you can connect professional microphones using the two XLR mic inputs. The XLR connections have 48V of switchable phantom power so you can plug in everything from shotguns to wireless clip-on mics. With two microphone inputs, you can record a reporter in the field wearing a lapel or handheld mic, while also capturing ambient sounds from the second input. You can also record the same microphone to both channels using different levels to avoid clipping from unexpected loud noises in the field. URSA Broadcast also features external knobs for adjusting levels and onscreen meters so you can trim audio levels even when shoulder-mounted.
- Adaptable for Different Lenses
- URSA Broadcast features an interchangeable lens mount so you can easily swap the included B4 lens mount for an EF, PL, or even F mount. That means if you’re just starting out you can use low-cost, high-quality EF photographic lenses and then change to more expensive lenses when you’re ready. Using an EF, PL, or F mount lens is a fantastic option when permanently rigging and mounting cameras in locked-off positions on set, so you don’t tie up broadcast lenses for camera positions without operators. Because the lens mounts are easy to change, you can also quickly reconfigure cameras from job to job. URSA Broadcast comes with a B4 mount already installed, and you can also purchase optional PL, EF, and F mounts separately as needed.
- Blackmagic OS
- URSA Broadcast features the advanced Blackmagic OS with an intuitive user interface that lets you use simple tap and swipe gestures. Plus, you get many features from the URSA Mini digital film camera if you need to do more advanced programming work. You can set up the camera, enter metadata, and more. Plus, the software duplicates all the physical buttons and switches on the camera so you get full redundancy. The unique heads-up display puts commonly used functions at your fingertips so you can tap on a control and quickly adjust without having to navigate through complex menus. The digital slate makes entering metadata fast with its built-in dictionary, predictive text entry, and on-screen keyboard.
- Flexible Power Options
- Right off the bat, the URSA Broadcast features a 4-pin XLR industry-standard power connector that works from 12 to 20V for external power supplies and battery packs. The standard power connector also means it’s easy to use the camera with existing power supplies and batteries. V-mount and Gold mount battery plates are available separately for compatibility with a wide array of batteries from different manufacturers.
|Lens Mount||B4 Mount|
|Built-In Microphone Type||Stereo|
|Recording Media||2 x CFast 2.0 Card Slots
2 x SDXC UHS-II Card Slots
|Broadcast System Compatibility||NTSC|
|Recording Modes||ProRes 4444XQ:
3840 x 2160 (312.5 Mb/s)
1920 x 1080 (62.5 Mb/s)
3840 x 2160 (73.6 Mb/s)
1920 x 1080 (18.4 Mb/s)
|Power Connectors||1 x 4-Pin XLR Input
1 x 12-Pin Molex Input
1 x 4-Pin XLR (12 VDC) Output
|Operating Temperature||32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C|
|Storage Temperature||-4 to 113°F / -20 to 45°C|
|Operating Humidity||0 to 90%|
|Accessory Mount||1 x Battery Plate Mount|
|Dimensions||10.07 x 5.9 x 5.8″ / 25.58 x 14.9 x 14.7 cm|
|Weight||5.7 lb / 2.6 kg|
- High Definition Ready
- Many high-definition cameras are hamstrung by insufficient optics. Electronic News Gathering (ENG) lenses traditionally have been built to accommodate standard-definition. This lens is designed specifically with high-definition in mind. The optics increase fidelity, making sure HD footage is crystal clear.
- Integral 2x Extender
- For instant close-up shots, the lens has a switch that inserts an element that doubles the focal length at any point in the zoom range. Instead of using the zoom function, the extender gives immediate close-up images.
- QuickZoom Technology
- The lens has an added zoom capability when using the QuickZoom switch. At the touch of a button, the lens can move to full telephoto in less than a second. This provides a no-hassle way of verifying focus.
- Internal Focus
- The lens element design fitted for the internal focus mechanism greatly reduces aberrations and image distortions. These advances contribute to more balanced imaging from center to edge throughout the aperture range.
|Focal Length||7.8-172mm (22x Zoom)
15.6-344mm (2x Extender)
|Aperture||f/1.8 at 7.8-122mm
f/2.5 at 172mm
|Horizontal View Angle||Without Extender
63° at 7.8mm
3° at 172mmWith Extender
34° at 15.6mm
1° at 344mm
|Minimum Object Distance (M.O.D.)||2.8′ (0.8 m)|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||3.9 x 3.9 x 8.6″ (10 x 10 x 21.9 cm)|
|Weight||4.1 lb (1.85 kg)|
- The URSA Studio Viewfinder is designed to mount on top of your URSA Mini camera. The articulating mount is tension adjustable so you can easily adjust it to the tension that suits you best.
- 7″ LCD Viewfinder
- Featuring a 1920 x 1080 IPS display, the viewfinder provides sharp, clear images with good off-axis viewing for when sudden camera moves don’t allow for screen angle adjustment. It features a detachable sun hood and grab handles on either side for left or right-handed height adjustment.
- Along the top of the screen is displayed your camera number (for multi-camera shoots), the screen resolution, fps, shutter speed, lens iris, camera gain, white balance, and battery power.
- Manual Knobs
- Three manual control knobs to the right of the LCD view screen allow you to adjust the brightness, contrast, and peaking sensitivity without the need to enter the menu system or take your eyes from the viewfinder.
- Peaking is a real-time focus assist tool that superimposes pulsing red lines over the area of your image with the most contrast, and therefore the most focus. This makes it easier to confirm that subjects are in focus.
- Menu and Function Buttons
- To the left of the view screen is a manual menu knob, plus three assignable buttons. The menu knob allows you to navigate the menu, and you can assign functions to the buttons.
- Zoom allows you to magnify any portion of the image, useful for checking focus while using the menu knob to select which part of the image is magnified.
- Zebra is a real-time digital exposure tool that indicates when subjects or parts of the frame are outside of the exposure threshold. The zebra pattern will appear on the parts of the image that have reached 100% brightness to warn that the area is overexposed and in danger of clipping.
- The False Color feature provides under/over luminance warning by presenting the image as a series of color values representing exposure.
- Red, Blue, or Green Only mode shows the image as monochrome utilizing only the red, blue, or green color components of the image.
- The Histogram overlay provides a graphic depiction of how many pixels in your image are at each level between black and white. This provides exposure information so you can objectively judge how much of your image is clipping, falling into the shadows, or being captured faithfully.
- The Luminance Waveform provides an objective evaluation of your video signal. It displays the brightness of your image on an IRE scale, allowing you to see if your image will clip and where your black levels are.
- Frame Guides
- Three customizable frame guide overlays allow you to either create a custom aspect ratio, or use to define areas where graphics will be inserted downstream. Using the guides to approximate downstream graphics allows you to adjust your framing while taking these graphics into account.
- the talent side of the viewfinder is a tally light with replaceable acetate numbers to identify your camera to the talent or technical director. On the operator side of the viewfinder is a tally light that can light up indicating that the camera is providing the program picture. Please note that tally functionality requires a compatible tally over SDI connection.
Resolution: 1920 x 1200
Type: IPS LCDFormat Support1920 x 1080p: 60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25/24/23.98
1920 x 1080i: 60/59.94/50
1280 x 720p: 60/59.94/50Color SpaceREC 601
REC 2020Color SamplingYUV: 4:2:2
RGB: 4:4:4Color Precision10-BitConnectors1 x 3G/HD-SDI (BNC), input
1 x 4-Pin XLR, power
1 x USB type C (for initial setup and updates)SMPTE ComplianceSMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M, and SMPTE 425M 2084EnvironmentalOperating: 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage: -4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
Relative Humidity: 0 to 90% Non-condensingDimensions11.9 x 13.0″ / 30.4 x 33.1 cmWeight5.9 lb / 2.7 kg