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Blackmagic 4K Ursa camera

Blackmagic Design URSA Camera

Blackmagic Design URSA Camera

{URSA camera}

URSA re-defines camera ergonomics with multiple touch screens giving the camera operator, assistant and sound engineer dedicated working areas. This level of innovation - from a modular 4K camera at an astonishingly low price - will be very welcome on film, drama and other high end sets.


♦    EF or PL lens mount
♦    4K Super 35 image sensor
♦    12G-SDI connection
♦    Internal dual RAW and ProRes recorders
♦    Built in 10" monitor
♦    Intuitive touch screen camera user interface
♦    4-pin 12V to 30V XLR power connector
♦    DaVinci Resolve Software Included


Introducing Blackmagic URSA, the world's first high end digital film camera designed to revolutionize workflow on set. Built to handle the ergonomics of large film crews as well as single person use, URSA has everything built in, including a massive 10 inch fold out on set monitor, large user upgradeable Super 35 global shutter 4K image sensor, 12G-SDI and internal dual RAW and ProRes recorders. Because the sensor and lens mount assembly can be changed, you can choose EF or PL lens mounts, or even a broadcast video sensor with B4 mount. This means you can upgrade to the latest sensor technology in the future and keep your investment in the camera body.

Professional Digital Film Camera

Designed for feature films, television commercials and more

Blackmagic URSA is designed to be used on high end feature films, commercials, episodic television production, documentaries, electronic news gathering, music videos and more. When used on jobs with a large crew you can easily dress the camera with high quality cinema lenses, rails, follow focus, matte boxes and more. With built in scopes for exposure, focus and audio levels, it's easy for DOP's to get perfect results every time. The dedicated screen for camera assistants lets them check and update camera parameters independently of the DOP. If you're shooting solo then the large fold out on set monitor, built in scopes and internal recorder means you don't need any extra on set equipment because it's all built into the camera. That's a whole film set of equipment built into the one extremely portable design.

Rethinking Camera Design

All your on set equipment built into one portable design

The Blackmagic URSA features a larger professional size that has the space for powerful cooling that allows higher frame rates while keeping the chassis cool and the fan super quiet. The machined aluminum design is incredibly strong and has been designed for large film crew use and to be field upgradable to new sensors by the user. Each area of the camera has been divided into separate DOP, camera assistant and audio engineer work stations. The DOP station features a large 10 inch fold out on set monitor and separate 5 inch screen for settings, camera status and scopes. The camera assist station features a separate screen for camera settings, status and scopes and an audio station features audio meters, controls and audio connections. The big screen means you don't need extra on set equipment so it's easy to move around quickly between shots. Simply fold in the monitor and go.

Shoot in incredible quality Ultra HD

Super 35 size sensor with feature film dynamic range

URSA is a true professional digital film camera with a 4K sensor, global shutter and an incredible 12 stops of dynamic range. The wide dynamic range blows away regular video cameras or even high end broadcast cameras, so you get dramatically better images that look like true digital film. The wide dynamic range preserves detail in dark shadows as well as bright highlights so you have a wider range of brightness levels to work with when colour grading in post production. The extra large Super 35 size allows for creative shallow depth of field shooting and the high resolution Ultra HD 12 bit lossless Cinema DNG RAW means you get incredible quality. You can also shoot Ultra HD or HD in Apple ProRes for easy post production workflow with minimum storage requirements.

Dual Recorders for Non Stop Recording

Keep recording forever so you never miss a critical event

Blackmagic URSA features dual recorders so you never need to stop recording to change media. That's critical if you are shooting an historical event, important interview or where you just cannot stop shooting. Simply load an empty CFast card into the second recorder and when the current card is full, the recording will continue onto the second card, allowing you to change out the full card and keep shooting. The built in recorders use new CFast card technology that allow recording up to 350 MB/s for incredible speeds, perfect for high frame rate RAW recording. Imagine shooting RAW and then playing back for the crew on the massive 10 inch screen.

Built in On Set Monitoring.

Massive Viewfinder as a fold out 10 inch screen

Say goodbye to bulky on set monitors because you get a massive fold out 10 inch screen built into Blackmagic URSA, making it the world's biggest viewfinder. The screen is super bright so it's easy to see when shooting outdoors, even in direct sunlight, plus it features an ultra wide viewing angle so you can pan and tilt to extremes and still see crystal clear images. When shooting in Ultra HD, focus becomes extremely difficult on small viewfinders, however with a massive 10 inch screen in full HD, you can see your images in amazing detail for perfect focus, framing and exposure. Because the screen tilts you can shoot down low, or high up over crowds and easily tilt the screen up or down to see your shot.

Two Extra 5" Touch Screens

Get full control on both sides of the camera

URSA features the world's most intuitive and advanced touch screen camera user interface. There are two 5" touch screens on both sides of the camera that put your settings, controls and monitoring tools at your fingertips.

The left side gives you quick access to all major settings via a touch screen and a row of control buttons. That means you don't have to hunt through complicated menus to make changes.

The right side displays settings like format, frame rate, shutter angle and more. There is a large prominent timecode display, an animated histogram for checking levels, a scrolling audio waveform monitor with clipping indicators and a spectrum scope for helping you check and adjust focus.

Broadcast Connections

Standard connections eliminates custom cables

The Blackmagic URSA features standard broadcast connections so you don't need to worry about buying expensive custom cables. You get 12G-SDI output that can be down converted to HD or used directly at amazing Ultra HD quality. There's also a 12G-SDI input that can display return video on the 10 inch monitor when working on live events or an external video source. A separate SDI output is available for attaching external viewfinders and eye pieces. For audio, there are 2 professional XLR connections with 48v phantom power so you can use the audio industry's best quality microphones. You also get timecode in/out and a LANC connector for controlling the camera, lenses, and accessories remotely.

Broadcast Standard Power

Compatible with industry standard power supplies

URSA uses a standard 4-pin 12V to 30V XLR broadcast power connector for plugging into external power supplies. There are also mounting points and a power transfer connector for mounting third party V-Mount and Anton/Bauer gold mount back plates and batteries onto the rear of the camera itself. This means you can integrate the battery as part of the camera itself. You also get a standard 4 pin XLR 12V output power connector so you can use a wide range of third party viewfinders without needing expensive custom cables. That means it's easy to integrate the camera with all of your existing gear and accessories.

Designed to be Rigged.

Customize your rig to suit your production

To make it super easy to bolt on your favorite accessories, Blackmagic URSA has multiple mount points all over the camera. You get standard tripod quick release attach points on the bottom of the camera, so you can use industry standard tripod mounts. The viewfinder connection uses standard power and BNC SDI connections for any type of viewfinder, plus there is standard 3/8 threaded points on the top and handle of the camera for mounting anything you like. Standard battery mounts can be bolted to the rear of the camera and you can use standard rails in the rail mounts built into the camera base. No camera is so easy to rig up for any type of production.

{Techincal specifications}

Technical Specifications

Get the URSA camera with the EF lens mount and amazing 4K Super 35 image sensor with global shutter installed. The EF lens mount includes active lens control for compatibility with both active and passive EF mount lenses. URSA EF makes it easy to use a wide range of high quality lenses such as low cost DSLR photo lenses from companies such as Canon, Zeiss and more!

Camera Features

♦    Effective Sensor Size: 21.12mm x 11.88mm (Super 35)
♦    Effective Resolution: 3840 x 2160
♦    Shooting Resolutions: 3840 x 2160, 1920 x 1080
♦    Frame Rates: 3840 x 2160p23.98, 3840 x 2160p24, 3840 x 2160p25, 3840 x 2160p29.97, 3840 x 2160p30, 3840 x 2160p50, 3840 x 2160p60, 1920 x 1080p23.98, 1920 x 1080p24, 1920 x 1080p25, 1920 x 1080p29.97, 1920 x 1080p30, 1920 x 1080p50, 1920 x 1080p59.94, 1920 x 1080p60, 1920 x 1080i50, 1920 x 1080i59.94 and 1920 x 1080i60
♦    Sensor frame rate support: Up to 60 fps
♦    Dynamic Range: 12 stops
♦    Focus : Focus button turns on peaking, focus bubbles, auto focus available on active lens mount.
♦    Iris Control: Iris button automatically adjusts the lens iris settings so no pixel is clipped in film mode. Scene average auto exposure in video mode.
♦    Lens Mount : EF Mount
♦    Screen Dimensions : 1 x 10.1 - 1920 x 1200, 2 x 5 - 800 x 480
♦    Screen Type : 10.1 - TFT-LCD, 5 - Integrated LCD capacitive touchscreen
♦    Metadata Support : Automatic camera data and user data such as shot number, filenames and keywords.
♦    Controls ; Touch screen menus on 5 screen. Push button controls for navigating menus.
♦    Microphone : Integrated mono microphone
♦    Speaker : Integrated mono speaker
♦    Mounting Options : Multiple 1/4-20 UNC thread mounting on top of camera and on handle bar. Rosette on bottom. Integrated rods mounts compatible with 15mm Light Weight Support standard.

Storage Features

♦    Storage Type: CFast 2.0
♦    Storage Rates : Approx 880 Mbps using Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) at 3840 x 2160. Approx 220 Mbps using Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) at 1920 x 1080.
♦    Compressed Recording Formats : Lossless compressed CinemaDNG RAW with film dynamic range at 3840 x 2160. Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) at 3840 x 2160 and 1920 x 1080 with either film or video dynamic range.
♦    Connections : SDI Video Output, 1 x 12G-SDI 10-bit 4:2:2. 1 x 3G-SDI down converted for external monitoring
♦    SDI Video Input :1 x 12G-SDI
♦    Ref Input : 1 x Reference Input
♦    Timecode Input : 1 x Timecode Input
♦    Timecode Output : 1 x Timecode Output
♦    Analog Audio Input : 2 x XLR analog switchable between mic and line levels. Phantom power support.
♦    Analog Audio Output : 1/4 jack output for headphone monitoring
♦    SDI Audio Output : 2 channel
♦    Remote Control : 1 x 2.5mm LANC for Rec Start/Stop, Iris Control and Focus.
♦    Computer Interface : USB 2.0 Mini-B port for software updates.


♦    SDI Compliance : SMPTE 292M
♦    SDI Audio Sampling : 48 kHz and 24-bit


♦    Software Included: DaVinci Resolve grading software including Resolve USB dongle for Mac OS X and Windows.
♦    Blackmagic Media Express software.
♦    DiskSpeed Test.

Operating Systems

♦    Mac Mavericks
♦    Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion or later.
♦    Windows 7 or later.

Power Requirements

♦    External Power Input : 1 x 4-pin XLR port for external power or battery use.
♦    External Power Ouput : 1 x 12V output using 4-pin XLR for powering external accessories such as EVF.
♦    Power : Rear camera mount compatible with industry standard V-mount or Gold Mount battery plates.


♦    Optional Accessories : Adapter plate with 15mm Light Weight Support and Rosettes.

Physical Specifications

♦    Environmental Specifications
♦    Operating Temperature : 0 to 40 C (32 to 104 F)
♦    Storage Temperature : -20 to 45 C (-4 to 113 F)
♦    Relative Humidity : 0% to 90% non-condensing

What's Included

♦    Blackmagic URSA : Active EF Mount turret
♦    Turret Dust Cap
♦    12V AC Adapter
♦    Tripod mounting plate adapter
♦    DaVinci Resolve


♦    Product Warranty : 12 Month Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.

Choose lens mount

EF Lens mount (3,999.00 + VAT)
PL Lens mount (4,399.00 + VAT)

Mount for battery (required)

BLACKMAGIC V-Mount Adaptor for URSA Camera (+75.00 + VAT)
None (I already own one of these) (+0.00 + VAT)

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